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 Post subject: A700 successor
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:41 am 
Has anybody heard anything about this or is the a900 supposed to be it.


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I believe current thinking is the A900 will be positioned above the A700, not replace it. I'm not sure if there are any reliable rumours(!) about an A700 replacement...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:12 am 
I've only heard about A900 release but then again PMA had a couple of surprises. I find it hard to believe they would "just" add live view to the A700 and call it successor, there have to be something more/new introduced with it. Else it's just another 40D/D300/K20D which is getting old in terms of camera model lifespan.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:23 am 
I don't think we'll see any camera above the A700 series that's not a full frame.

- Sony has developed their own full frame sensor
- They bring out full frame lenses
- They know people want it.

It'll happen, and I think they'll trash Canon and Nikon at high ISO speeds.

Properly trash them..


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:56 am 
When is PMA or the shows that sony is likley to release new stuff?

Im interested in a successor to the a700.. either to get that or the a700 will go down in price


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:32 pm 
They did say the a900 would price would surprise everyone.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:35 pm 
£5.99 inc VAT :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:14 pm 
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£5.99 inc VAT :D

So it's the same as a new Citroën after all the rebates. :D

Heck, for that price, I'd get one and fill up with Minolta primes. :P


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:42 pm 
dont expect less than £2500/ $5000 if nikon pricing FF 12mp just below £2000 for d700 and over for d3.


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i dont think the a700 really needs a replaement. LV is the only major feature missing :D

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I hope Sony is smart enough, NOT to put LV on the 900 or 700 replacement. I think, Lv is the most useless function to have on a DSLR.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:38 am 
oh dont worry there will be lv there always will be lv.


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I hope Sony is smart enough, NOT to put LV on the 900 or 700 replacement. I think, Lv is the most useless function to have on a DSLR.


That's only your opinion though. In terms of marketing and general consumer interest, it would be smarter to put a live view system in the upcoming body. It's not like you have to use live view either. If it's there it's there, if you don't use it well you don't use it...


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I hope Sony is smart enough, NOT to put LV on the 900 or 700 replacement. I think, Lv is the most useless function to have on a DSLR.


I too thought it was useless....until i got it. now that i have it i dont know how i shot macro w/o it.

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I'd go as far as to say live view is essential for me to seriously consider buying a replacement or upgrade to my A350. I'll admit that more "serious" users of a high end camera might have less need of it, but the cost of implementation is insignificant compared to rest of the body. On the assumption they're not going to compromise the optical viewfinder to fit in the live view anyway.

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