Is APS due for an update?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by lew, May 15, 2017.

  1. lew

    lew TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jul 7, 2014
    What are your thoughts about whether or not new models of the APS cameras will be forthcoming with the new sensors?
     
  2. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    It is a different sensor size, so you'd be looking at the creation of a new sensor incorporating the newer technology. Considering the A6500 is what - six months old? Even with Sony's history, I should think it will be at least a while off. The 6500 is pretty respectable as it is right now, in my opinion.
     
  3. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    The A6500 is still pretty close to state of the art for APS-C. I think at least another year before a refresh. Actually, I'd be kind of interested in an "a5500" - a really compact interchangeable lens cam with the improvements made in the a6500.
     
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  4. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    yea the a6500 is worthy upgrade from my very first (real) camera the NEX-5R.

    Am I blown away with the advancements? Mostly.

    Am I ready for a body redesign? hell yes. and a better flip out screen FFS. and touch (that matters). and card slots / battery / ports etc. etc.


    will I be able to afford it when it shows up next summer? HELL NO!
     
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  5. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Hawon
    Sensor on a6500 is great. I think Sony needs to work on other areas before attempt to upgrade the sensor
     
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  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    Ya, we had the A6300 and A6500, both fairly close to each other.

    I would be surprised to see anything new for a awhile