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    dsc-wx50 is a fun little camera..take great picture for its size..full 1080 hd video,, lots of fun options..panaramas

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    Ok Rooz, I'm up to speed now. Though it was odd.
    RF flash is not top of my list either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    dsc-wx50 is a fun little camera..take great picture for its size..full 1080 hd video,, lots of fun options..panaramas
    Having given the matter serious consideration, I'm sticking with the a99.

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    Interesting to see that the A99 is going with a standard hot shoe, rather than the old Minolta/Sony proprietary shoe.
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    From discussions elsewhere it seems likely the new "Old" Hot Shoe is mainy to convenience Video users and to leverage Video accessories. Sony has introduced many additional contacts into the new shoe which probably wouldn't have been possible with the old shoe. It makes little difference otherwise, it's still a proprietary shoe just like everyone else.

    From an AP interview with Toru Katsumoto and Tetsuya Numata....

    "Q. You decided to stick with a resolution of 24-million-pixels, is this now enough for users?

    A. We think the balance between the pixel count and the sensitivities, plus the speed of reading from the image sensor is very important, especially for movies. So, with the technology we have in 2012, this sensor has the best balance of resolution, sensitivity and video functionality. If we had gone up to 36 million pixels we couldn't do 60p video or produce the same sensitivity levels. When the technology improves we can increase the pixels."

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    Is that Nikon's take with the D800 (36MP sensor, that SONY built for them)?

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    I sense some serious "jerkin' around" going on, here.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-21-2012 at 02:03 PM.
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    Well, I guess it is Nikon's take as they are not doing HD Video at 60p.

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    I have to say, I do not care whether or not 60p HD movies exist at all from my SLR. There is always a technical push forward and this chip will be dead in less than four years, just like all the others. Welcome to the world of the moving target.

    Wisdom says: do not get too comfortable with the current resolutions.
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    Me neither, never used it and neither do I use all those creative modes or JPEG modes like panorama.
    Still, there are users who do and you can't bury your head in the sand.
    A DSLR without video or live view would not sell in any great quantity in todays market.
    If you have no need of a particular feature, don't use it, the choice is yours.

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    In a nutshell...correct on all fronts.
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