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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:06 AM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Default Sony Full Frame For August 2008

We have the great news that the awaited Sony (not Sinar yet, that's not 'till September, LOL). Full Frame will appear August 2008. The story has been picked up today and has spread fast and wide. What's amazing is that suddenly Canon's 1DsIII will be second place in the marketing department's megapixels race. The issue really is whether either of these deliver better pictures than the Nikon see in the dark D3 wonder.

"A sneak peek at what is believed to be Sonyís top-end digital SLR was offered at Japanís Photo Imaging Expo on Friday. The camera, dubbed A900 until an official name is released, is likely to use Sonyís first full-size 24.8 megapixel sensor which would also be the biggest in the DSLR game. The new pro camera offers almost twice the image resolution of Sonyís current best-resolution Alpha, the 14.2MP A350, and slightly outperforms Canonís 21.1MP EOS-1Ds Mark III.
According to a Sony representative at PIE, the new flagship will make its official debut either at the Photokina trade show in September or IFA in August. A prototype version of the A900 was shown at PMA last year, but this version appears to be one step closer to production. What Sony promised back then was a new image sensor, its Bionz image processing chip as well as Super SteadyShot image stabilization. The actual camera will record at a slightly reduced 24.6MP due to its sensors' limits.

From the photos, we can see a mini-HDMI connection is hidden under a flap to the side, which means images can be displayed on todayís HDTVs. This feature is shared with Sonyís lesser Alphas, as well as some of Nikonís offerings. The A900 also sports two scroll wheels, dedicated ISO and White Balance buttons. A new flash and grip for the high-end SLR were also on display at the show."

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:04 PM
Peter Stacey Peter Stacey is offline
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A while back when Sony announced that they were going to seriously push to be #2 in the SLR market within a few years, I couldn't believe it.

But they are really adding to their line now and this camera looks like they'll beat Nikon into the next pixel range (though perhaps not by much).

I've been fairly loyal to Nikon, but that's just because I used them at work so use them privately as well. I'm not against changing brands and I'll be looking at Sony closer during future purchases.

I won't say and alpha is in my future, but I won't discount the possibility either.


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Old March 23rd, 2008, 06:18 AM
Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia is offline
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Talking Wild, Wild, West

I am fully committed to seriously expensive white glass, so I canīt foresee a change in brand. I am sure Canon will fight back all guns blazing, they need to bring law and order back to what is fast becoming a DSLR wild west . Unless of course they donīt want to be the DSLR Marshall anymore. In which case, those unruly Nikons and Sonys will be free to rampage our peaceful little Canon village, invading all corners with high ISO noiseless images, and Large pixel count cameras.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 06:55 AM
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Unless the person holding the camera has small hands, in the last picture the camera looks seriusly thick.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 01:16 PM
Georg R. Baumann Georg R. Baumann is offline
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Originally Posted by Asher Kelman View Post
We have the great news that the awaited Sinar Full Frame will appear August 2008.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 02:38 AM
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Default Sony Full frame...

I wonder what happened to this one ??
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