From one of the flickr Sony groups I belong to.
Not to excited about the APS-C... really hoping for a FF
but the Exmor R Sensor sounds cool...
Developed exclusively by Sony, this radically new design adopts a unique ‘back illuminated’ cell structure. The sensor has been re-engineered so photo-sensitive areas receive maximum illumination, unobscured by a grid of fine metal wires that partially blocks the pathway of incoming light in conventional designs.
Exmor R CMOS Sensor approximately 2x increase in sensitivity compared with conventional models. This ensures brilliant, low noise-images, even in low light. Now we must wait to see whether Sony can translate this back-illuminated design to DSLR CMOS sizes.
Rumor quashing ...
Look, someone knows what's not a rumor. Let's go find them ... :eek::rolleyes:
Originally Posted by dr4gon
Also posted on another flickr group was a post that it will be out in the summer with a price tag of $1599.99 with the 'new CZ lens" package. wishfull thinking I think, No support or source of info. linked or mentioned in that one. Anyway way to late for me, off to bed, I have real investigating to do in the morning .
Question is, is 9 months from prototype to production feasible?
1599 with CZ? no way.... a camera like this I'm guessing with kit lens would be ~$1500. Isn't that where the A700 started? And the A100 was about in that range.
No way .... the A100 w/ kit was $999 ... and $899, with the 10% discount coupon I had with me. Enough to cover the taxes. :rolleyes:
You are correct about the A700, though, with kit ... it started at $1499. W/o ... $1399.
Anyway, if this backlit sensor does as they predict ... it's academic ... because no one will be buying them anymore. That is a paradigm shift in sensor technology ... which usually ends up making everything else ... obsolete.
Hooray! Just what I need. Two months into ownership and it's already NBG.
Peek ... wait until it comes out BEFORE you lament. There are plenty of photographs to be taken. This represents a low light wonder ... which can really heal the gulf currently NOT BEING ENJOYED by the f/4 crowd. Everyone's need for f/2.8 lenses will decrease ... and that has been a "killer" for a long time. Those f/3.5-6.3 lenses will suddenly have the relative lighting performance of more like f/2.5-f/5s. That's kind of cool.
Although, if you have an f/2.8 lens ... your light performance, of course, gets even better, too. It's definitely a win-win. Learn what you can from your current tool of choice. No one has one of these ... YET! :D
I don't want anti shake... I sware the thing moves when you don't want it to...one of these days im snippin the wire and siliconing it steady
I feel like I'm really behind with my 100. :(