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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    it is, as you say though, a curious mix by sony. i think alot of people thought this would be a pro camera to take on the d3 and 1d. not the case. its squarely aimed at "prosumers". makes you think that the price was a driving factor in this product.
    I think that is a very logical move by Sony and it actually shows a long term commitment and planning.
    Lets look at some things.
    Minolta were never big in the pro market, that market is dominated by Canon and Nikon therefore there are not large numbers of pros with lenses that will bolt straight on to the Sony. No pro will want to be the first on the block to turn up at a press conference / celebrity event / GP , whatever with a Sony camera that's human nature.
    The DSLR market is becoming more mature and many early adopters are now looking towards prosumer type bodies. These people do not have extensive collections of lenses or long periods of brand loyalty.
    By offering a very competitively priced prosumer body Sony can capture people from the entry level Nikon / Canon and start selling them more expensive Sony glass which in turn means they are likely to upgrade to higher spec Sony bodies in the future, including if they actually turn pro.
    Think of this as the BMW 1 series or Mercedes A class. This body is not aimed at existing pro body users it's aimed at Mazda or Honda drivers (Nikon D40/ D60 /D80 or Canon whatever users) with the intention of getting them into the brand and developing a long term brand loyalty and it is priced to be attractive to those people.

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    Needless to say, a very shrewd move that benefits us all. And, if the camera delivers, then who knows where this leads...but I see only good things (as a consumer) as a result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    whats wrong with their gaming consoles ? the ps3 rocks, just like the ps2 before it.
    Eh, you can keep the PS3. Every multi-system game on the Sony is still inferior to Microsoft's console in contrast and resolution detail. In spite of that vaunted 8 processor dies. Sony will forever overprice products which are not at the top of their teir.

    I agree the PS2 was a classic, but only because there wasn't anything on the market to compete directly with it.
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    I'd rather have a working PS3 than a dead Xbox 360 which seems to be the fate of the 360 owners I know.

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    Not anymore. That was a rather disgraceful defect on the part of early Xbox 360s, but it's been fixed. ATI graphics chips that got too hot and poor initial installation on the processors.

    I'm not sayin' I like Microsoft, but they make a few darn good products. And heck, you can get a 360 for $199 now.
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    xbox 360 lol ? yeah we had that for a while, what a piece of crap.
    ps3 rocks man. i love it.
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    and now, back to the topic.

    Is there anybody here who currently owns a DSLR Sony or other brand who is seriously considering purchasing an A900?

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    Uh oh You Know Who is sure to turn up on this thread very soon. I believe, my friends, that you have just awakened the beast!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmikers View Post
    Uh oh You Know Who is sure to turn up on this thread very soon. I believe, my friends, that you have just awakened the beast!!!!!!!!!!
    coldy's coming back ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    coldy's coming back ?
    LOL - No no, the troll lurking in the canon thread preaching about sony to everyone. "He who can not be named!"
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