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Sub-$1000 Full Frame A5 to Be Announced?

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I just see no reason to waste time on this issue. IMO, Sony will never produce a good camera body, chancing general acceptance.

But, we have seen dumber marketing...aside from politics!!!
 

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I think that must be a different camera. >$2000 is definitely not sub $1000. IBIS & popup EVF also mean it should be quite usable & not an ultra cut down model. It could be the answer for those who want a pocketable body :)
Yes. There is apparently no strip-down camera coming, at least for now. Sony obviously believes in the high end compact, i.e., the RX1 series, but this one will be an ILC with IBIS.
 

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From what I'm reading, it seems to be an A7iii missing one card slot, with a flippy screen.
Not that appealing.
 

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Oh I get it. They're planning on making the money they lost by underpricing the A7iii back by overpricing this one. :rofl:
 

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I have reconciled meself to my 6300.
Screw the not real and expensive.
I am not prey to business or politicians!!!! FWIW.
 

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I'm over new cameras! Buy a generation behind and save money!
There is something to be said for not flooding the market. In film camera days, you might get a new model every five years.
 

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I'm over new cameras! Buy a generation behind and save money!
Only one generation behind? I think there's only been one occasion I got that close. If I'd waited another 6 months the price would have halved. Most of my bodies have been at least 5 years old when purchased - The Sigma I got was over 10 years old - but that was for a rather specific reason, it sees IR very differently from Bayer cameras & conversion is just removal of a clip in filter.
 

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Only one generation behind? I think there's only been one occasion I got that close. If I'd waited another 6 months the price would have halved. Most of my bodies have been at least 5 years old when purchased - The Sigma I got was over 10 years old - but that was for a rather specific reason, it sees IR very differently from Bayer cameras & conversion is just removal of a clip in filter.
I certainly do this with Sony FF. Used, if available. I have been really happy with the A7Riii.
 

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+1.
Cheap duck that I am...
Have been doing long time...patience is a wondros virtue.

Love my older digitals (Lumix P&S, GX1, 6300) and those still-viable, ancient manual Nikkors.
Would still be doing film were not for chemicals...
 
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I wonder what the smaller sized full-frame camera would be lacking in comparison to say the A7iii... I presently have an A7iii plus an A6400 and an A6600. I use the pair of APSC bodies for a two camera setup when light weight is important.

If the new compact camera will equal or even come very close to equalling the A7iii for still photography, I might very well dispose of both the A6400 and the A7iii and use the new camera + my A6600 as a two camera setup...
 

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I wonder what the smaller sized full-frame camera would be lacking in comparison to say the A7iii... I presently have an A7iii plus an A6400 and an A6600. I use the pair of APSC bodies for a two camera setup when light weight is important.

If the new compact camera will equal or even come very close to equalling the A7iii for still photography, I might very well dispose of both the A6400 and the A7iii and use the new camera + my A6600 as a two camera setup...
Sony was eyeing your money when they designed it. 😊
 
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