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DonSchap
01-28-2008, 11:43 AM
Enquiring minds want to know? Is this thing real?


α300 w/ LiveView ???
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Panda Bear
01-28-2008, 12:36 PM
Without necessarily being a working model, never mind firmware, production tooling, financing, etc.?

Or a good photoshop hack?

I'm thinking real concept.

Does look like where they need to go.

Rooz
01-28-2008, 02:28 PM
well, you better hope that its NOT real cos that style of flip screen sucks. it needs to be on a swivel, not just flip out like that. the E3 has the screen downpat.

VTEC_EATER
01-28-2008, 05:03 PM
Photoshop.

Look at the multi-selector button/wheel in the 3/4 view. It doesn't look to be in proper perspective. Just a small distortion in the X-axis. Also, does it really make sense to produce the A700, the A200, and put the A-300 out there all within 4 months of each other? What exactly would the A300 have to offer that the A200 doesn't have, and what exactly would you remove from the A700 to make it stand out from the A300?

Something seems too fishy to me.

DonSchap
01-28-2008, 08:20 PM
PMA 08 (http://www.pmai.org/index.cfm/ci_id/1198/la_id/1.htm) is going to clear the air on a lot of items, I suspect. It starts on Thursday. How close is that? :eek:

I do believe there is another mid-range in the works ... priced at about $1000 ... with "Live View." But, then again, we shall see ... everybody loves surprises, I guess. :cool:

Rooz
01-28-2008, 08:26 PM
weren't you commenting not too long ago that C&N had too many body options and sony had it right by only offering 2 bodies ? well, now there's 3 and possibly 4.

DonSchap
01-29-2008, 08:18 AM
α300 - 10.2MP sensor
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α350 - 14.2MP Sensor
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And here is your "Live View" or (now get this) "DVF" (Digital View Finder?) Control. That's a switch worth noting. :cool:
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SONY stomps! This is cool stuff! :D

VTEC_EATER
01-29-2008, 08:57 AM
So, this is not a SLR then. If it is has a digital viewfinder, then there is no penta-prism, and no mirror, so... no SLR.

Interesting. Kind of like a big point and shoot with optional lenses and a big sensor.

DonSchap
01-29-2008, 10:18 AM
Yeah ... we're living in "interesting times" ... the ancient Chinese curse.

Oh well, I'm lovin' my α700 ... but the rest of the world may enjoy these new toys. Give the P&S bunch a reason to shoot better shots. No excuse, now! LOL :eek:

VTEC_EATER
01-29-2008, 10:40 AM
Yeah ... we're living in "interesting times" ... the ancient Chinese curse.

Oh well, I'm lovin' my α700 ... but the rest of the world may enjoy these new toys. Give the P&S bunch a reason to shoot better shots. No excuse, now! LOL :eek:

I would imaging pricing to be a trough one to figure out. If you think about it, its about the size of the big super-zooms, offers all the same features, a larger sensor, but... you need to buy additional lenses to have the same focal range of the super zoom. Not to mention the speed of the lenses on the super-zooms is incredible due to their small sensors. The equivalence would be the F/2.8 telephoto zooms out there, which are not so cheap.

Do you price it like a regular DSLR body, or do you have to price it better than the super-zooms in order to compete with their focal range?

Strange bird, this one.

AdamW
01-29-2008, 11:25 AM
And here is your "Live View" or (now get this) "DVF" (Digital View Finder?) Control. That's a switch worth noting. :cool:

Don--I think that says "OVF" as in "Optical View Finder".

DonSchap
01-29-2008, 01:21 PM
Don--I think that says "OVF" as in "Optical View Finder".


We're playing tag with this information ... and it originated in Spain with ...

ClubAlphaSpain (http://minoltaspain.com/foros/)

If you can read Spanish ... this is the place for you. It's pretty amazing what those Europeans get their hands on, before us.

OK ... if it is "OVF" or Optical View Finder ... then it probably directly controls the mirror flip and would be in an excellent location to do that. I as much in the dark as anyone on this. Worst part ... I could care less ... I want the α900 and the full-size lens releases.