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- Feb 17, 2015
I'd probably end up accidentally pushing those buttons that are next to the lens mount on the Nikon.
They're customizable function buttons. They're pretty hard to accidentally press. Olympus and other brands utilize similar buttons in the same position. They're quite handy to have, especially if you're shooting with your eye against the EVF.I'd probably end up accidentally pushing those buttons that are next to the lens mount on the Nikon.
I was hoping that the A9 Mark II would have a 36 MP sensor with a better dynamic range and the A7Rm4's EVF. Neither is the case, so for now I'm not tempted to upgrade, neither to this A9m2 or any other Sony FF camera.Released:
It looks impressive. And expensive.
Much to the surprise of a Sony rep at their booth in a fair, I borrowed an A9 for a few hours to try out how it would do street photography. Even an A7m3 needs a noticeable delay to acquire focus when you point the camera at a subject, the A9's AF felt like it's instantaneous. When I'd want to do that kind of photography, I'd really favour an A9, so the A9 is not only for sports and wildlife; capturing toddlers would be a relevant use case too IMHO.The A9 is definitely a one-trick pony for sports and PJ. The rest of us mortals should be happy with the A7 series. I think the A7R3 represents the best bang for the buck at the moment. Would love to have the weather sealing of the A9 though....
I think the A9 ii stayed at 24 MP for the same reason it has enhanced connectivity. It really is designed for pros who need to move many images very quickly over the net. 36 MP would be more of a hindrance than a help. OTOH, the A9 will hopefully drop in price for us regular Joes and Janes. I wonder if a used one in five years will still be faster than a new A7 vi?I was hoping that the A9 Mark II would have a 36 MP sensor with a better dynamic range and the A7Rm4's EVF. Neither is the case, so for now I'm not tempted to upgrade, neither to this A9m2 or any other Sony FF camera.
Cropping may not be as important either since the users of this body will have the big gun lenses. It makes me feel good to speculate on the features of a camera I couldn't even think of buying.And more MP would also likely have performance impacts - fps, time to empty buffers, etc. Maybe it could all be addressed with with higher-performance electronics, but that has a price, and could cause its own set of issues with unacceptable things like heat dissipation problems. They probably did the most feasible (to them anyway) thing by keeping it at 24MP. And I don't think you want to take a lot of risks with your flagship sports camera with the Olympics looming in the near future.