Cnet Australia says sony phasing out Nex

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount News and Rumors' started by Deadbear77, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    http://m.cnet.com.au/sony-a7-339345644.htm?redir=1

    "Sony will slowly be phasing out the NEX range and consolidating it all under the Alpha banner covering all ILCs (including SLRs). The A7 and A7R will be available from mid-November."

    Here is the article, it is at the bottom.


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  2. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Brian Smith also confirmed in dpreview post:

     
  3. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 4, 2013
    Its a shame, i do prefer Nex! Alpha doesnt have the same ring to it
     
  4. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yep, Sony itself said it at the latest SGNL-show. I think it's a bad decision too, and I'm no longer sure if I chose the right system with Sony NEX ... Oh man, everything looked so promising back when the NEX-7 was released ...
     
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  5. Bugleone

    Bugleone TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 21, 2011
    So what does this boil down to?......are they simply going to call the NEX models something different?.....Or are they doing away with small mirrorless APS-C entirely?....are they going back to DSLR lookalikes such as A7 & A3000?..??

    ....Sony always has been a rotten consumer company which is why my NEX is the only Sony product in my house....Perhaps I may be using Fuji quicker than I thought.....
     
  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    IMHO that just means they want only one camera brand for all their interchangeable lens cameras, split into AX, AXX, AXXX (which may or may not be the place for the APS-C NEXes) and AXXXX series of cameras just like Nikon does it. And all non-interchangeable lens cameras run under the CyberShot brand.
     
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I don't think that Sony is going to pull the pin on their volume selling APS-C range, unless they're going to surprise us all with the subsequent release of a FF A5 for $1000 and A3 for $500. I suspect this is simply a change in nomenclature.
     
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I hope that is all that it means.
     
  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    I'm pretty sure this is just a label change. Definitely not pulling the plug on APS-C!
     
  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Don't believe anything an Australian tells you.
     
  11. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    :rofl:
     
  12. Tabibito

    Tabibito TalkEmount Regular

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    Apr 1, 2013
    If anything, they keep the e-mount system,which is a good sign. I think they're just consolidating their cameras under one branding.
     
  13. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    I really don't care what it's called but I'm worried about the form factor. Is Tri-Nav a one shot deal?
     
  14. Digital Bill

    Digital Bill New to TalkEmount

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    Oct 1, 2013
    The name may change, but I guarantee the system will remain. They just announced three new NEX lenses in August. No way they're walking away from the e-mount. That CNET Australia article was totally misleading.
     
  15. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    No. They are doing away with Nex name but not with e-mount. All Sony system cameras will be called alphas.
     
  16. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    Which is kind of strange since Alpha mount is different than E Mount.
     
  17. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Not at all. Cameras have A-mount or E-mount but are called Alpha cameras.
     
  18. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    That's exactly what Canon does. There's their EOS SLRs and the EOS M, all sold under the same branding.
     
  19. Digital Bill

    Digital Bill New to TalkEmount

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    Oct 1, 2013
    No ? What No? You restated exactly what I said. The name may change, but the system remains the same.
     
  20. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    That's exactly what he said.