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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:03 pm 
For some reasony... That just looks wrong :D
The lense is so much bigger then the etire freaking camera xD


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:06 pm 
Also, dont know if you guys have seen, but sony plans to release an E mount camcorder as well. I wish there was a cheap Nikon mount camcorder :(

http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1273550430.html


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Yet, it is still way lighter and more compact (obviously even more with the pancake lens) than any SLR could ever be...

Anyone able to even slightly confirm my theory (by responding to the question), made in my previous post ?

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:10 pm 
Also interesting to note is that the 18-200mm lens planned has a maximum aperture of f6.3 on the long end, less than those of canikon and indeed sonys alpha model.

And yes Joris, it is a nice theory, but Im afraid I dont know enough about sony's camera line up and market to comment.


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:18 pm 
The NEX-3 is made out of plastic, while the NEX-5 is made from magnesium-alloy, which is also part of the cost difference.

Apart from that there really is very little difference between the two.

By the way, full press release with US$ pricing http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_room/ ... 57311.html


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Joris, I'd go along with the thought of higher models in the future. Maybe they have some more tricks they haven't shown yet.

Having looked at the IR review in more detail, it does seem like Sony paid attention in some handling aspects which could be handy.

Extrapolating from use of the E-P1, I don't see any major handling issues from size as long as you don't get seriously long teles on it.

My concern with the big sensor philosophy is that however small you make the body, the lenses will still need to be pretty huge for a given spec. I think this type of camera only truly delivers the compact size advantage with a similarly small lens, and hope to see more of these. If you going to stick a great tele on the end, are you really much better off than a DSLR?

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:25 pm 
Right you are Popo, and I suppose that will be a massive advantage to the Oly/panny system for those who want to shoot over longer distances, it having a smaller sensor.

I hope that somebody will develop mirror reflex lenses for a smaller tele option.


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:33 pm 
Although I feel that the Samsung NX10 menu system is much, much better than the Sony NEX3 menu system, the image comparison of the two cameras at ISO 1600 convince me that the Sony beats the Samsung where it matters most - image quality. And the extremely high ISO ability of the NEX3 is another area where I know I will appreciate the NEX -- parties in dark rooms are the bane of photography, and the NEX will surely be the best there.

Scroll down to the NEX vs NX10 image on this page:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/NEX3/NEX3A.HTM

I'd like to see a few more YouTube videos of the NEX menus to reassure me a bit more than they can be learned, but, ultimately it looks like I'll be getting the NEX3.

Haven't decided on silver or black, or 16mm or 18-55mm. I'm leaning towards silver body and 16mm, especially after Cnet trashed the 18-55mm lens. Plus I imagine the lack of shake correction on the 16mm will help save the battery.

And ultimately, the NEX3 with a 16mm lens looks like it won't intimidate anyone who I am photographing. It looks so innocuous.


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Sony has a reflex lens with AF (500mm Reflex f/8...) and it's pretty compact and light for a telephoto lens, so theoretically it is possible - at least, that's my take.

Bottom line: in theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:06 pm 
Joris Van den Berghe wrote:
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.


Haha, thats a quote Im going to start using!


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Just do not think it is a quote of me, I only read it in someone's signature on another forum :)...pretty well-known quote, I reckon.

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Video of the focus speed of the NEX-5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNxPgNVDGK8


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Good grief. That's one of the noisiest AF motors I've ever heard. Sounds like a cross between a building site and a canteen. :P

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:04 pm 
Nice speed!


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:05 pm 
"Good grief. That's one of the noisiest AF motors I've ever heard."

Cnet said the lens has one of the quietest AF motors they've heard. I watched the video again and all I can hear are Japanese people talking, and dishes being clinked around in the background.

Oh I get it, you were making a joke. Yes, dishes not included.


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