Well, my a99 comes on Tuesday so I'm told, we will see.
I made my decision based on IQ and on ease of use and I've seen nothing to disappoint me thus far.
I've no complaints about my a900 but the a99 looks like a big step forward in the things that interest me.
Don, you can sit on that fence sucking lemons and pouting but you will come around in the end, the a99 just looks too good.
If not there are rumours of a 50MP FF for next year, maybe that will suit you!
All I am asking is that they add camera system to the "pro" model. You can get a lot of the dopey standard crap out of the NEX, if that is all you need... for a lot cheaper. I am looking for complete portability to my rig. A one-hand solution, that does not need to rely on more batteries and attachments. Slim down that body and put it all (RF-trigger/ratio flash control -> menu-driven... WiFi link... and remote control -> wireless RF link) inside of it. You want my $3000? Offer me something really worth it.
The master camera.
lol still ranting.
It's amusing cos we know you aren't 15 years old.
Hey, it's within our grasp. Carpe diem.
Had a hold of one today, 2 thumbs up. Feels great in the hand. Swivel screen aswell...come on canikon...get with the freakin program !! And that twist knob on the front is genius. Absolutely genius. Nikon are the masters of that sort of thing but Sony sure got the jump on everyone here IMO. That's gotta be a standard thing from here on in surely.
Not convinced about the buttons on the back. Very cluttered on the right side and it didn't feel right. It's also on the ugly side. But actually so ugly I think it may grow on me in a strange way.
What a massive difference the a99 is from something like the a700. Sony have got their sh@t together right now man.
I just want to see the "finished" version... with the pro touches inside. I want the hot shoe free of a flash trigger/ratio controller... put it inside, menu-driven... and I want the tether (wireless or even otherwise) from the PC... and then a WiFi data dump, for the "on-the-go" guy or gal.
I am glad you appreciate what they have... let's just get the rest in there.
the a99 represents the moment sony came of age in the photography game.
wait for dxomarks score where it will also kick ass.
Again, just add the real bells and whistles to this system and stamp it "finished."