I "MAKE.BELIEVE" they are making a monster mistake
Based on the recent SONY CES presentation, I "MAKE.BELIEVE" that they see their future in the 3D Realm ... and not in the conventional 2D market. They want to force Canon and Nikon into a chase, which, if they are smart ... they will refrain from.
I am not sure who thinks having all kinds of stuff constantly pitched into your face is a fun time, but what the heck ... that's the play!
People get contacts to AVOID wearing glasses!
Trying to make sense of it all ...
I have to admit ... the waiting is growing rather annoying for the α7xx announcement. It honestly could be a dramatic shift in still photography, by providing a better high-ISO image and perhaps a revolutionary mirror-solution for rapid-fire sports capability.
Admittedly, when they announced the α200 at the 2008 CES show, it was a bit unusual, and then the α300/350 twins at 2008 PMA show, later that month.
Then, the totally unexpected pass at PMA 2009, resulting in the mid-April announcement of the +30 retrograde releases. It left us all suitably unimpressed.
But, the shocking α850 (a retrograde α900) was the real mind-blower and confusing addition. Oh sure, the price was more in line with what people WANT to pay for a Full Frame, but as a replacement for the α700, it is not. Only the α900 could do that, mainly because of it equally faster fps.
So ... we wait. Left wondering, which way did they go? In-camera-video lust is playing havoc with the DSLR camera world, but the massive memory requirement and poor focusing solutions for such a feature still prohibit its serious use.
And worst of all, this upcoming 3D venture leaves the entire world wondering ...
"Who asked for this 'in your face' technology?" or, better yet, "OMG! Do I really have to buy another 60-inch, 3D-capable LCD TV, this year?"
with the obvious follow-up question,
"What landfill do I have to dump this relatively new and barely used 60-inch, 120Hz, 1020dpi, HDTV in?"
I have to say, it all is a trifle bit more than confusing to even the most avid SONY user. :confused:
Anyone else care to offer some insight?