New Thread - A new, improved Full Frame DSLR
Originally Posted by DonSchap
Decisions, decisions. The α900/α850 was a "final print" to the Minolta-prototype design of the Minolta 9D with some modernization thrown in. Since that time, there has been no effective UPGRADE to the SONY high-end line, concerning this type of camera. All we have are Full Frame cameras that are STILL badly in need of an ISO upgrade/noise fix.
Originally Posted by Rooz
Dropping down to a NEX, SLT or α500-series camera is not a real solution, so I am not sure where you are coming from on this point, Rooz. Admittedly, if you are a Nikon user or Canon user ... needing to break out and make a move up in anti-shake technology, they certainly are a viable alternative. If they want to be an industry-leader in having the high-end lens mountable to everything they make, that's fine, but I, for one, still need a substantial improvement in just my "STILL MAKING" Full Frame camera ... and I do not have one.
That's where I am coming from and have been. I thought I was pretty clear about it all. :confused: I guess if I wanted to make cinematographic images ... ahh, but I do not.
What part of "Room for improvement" are we missing here?
Getting more mileage out of my gear is something I did become very use to with Minolta. My four Maxxum 9000 SLRs are a testament to milking the gear. But, with today's technology, you cannot do that and remain truly competative. I do not like being "limited" by the response of my camera and if there is any chance that the manufacturer can make the design "BETTER" ... I say step up and DO IT! It is an implied and expected obligation of the manufacturer to their respective customers, if you plan on continuing the business.
The Full Frame sensor has every possibility of that happening. I would like to see it and soon, as I suspect would the rest of the receptive SONY/Minolta congress. In the immortal words of Larry, the Cable-Guy: "Get 'er done."
Yes, I can get good stuff out of the α850. That, my friends, is not the point. There is a surge in improved sensor design and the high-end Full Frame deserves to be a part of it. I suggest that the investment in glass, alone, DEMANDS it! SONY took over the A-mount and they are not sharing it. They want a buying public. How far out on a limb is it to suggest they need to give the buying public a reason to stick with it?