Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:32 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:02 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
popo wrote:
I think you summed it up nicely. Also connected to PC remote shooting would be nice.

Used this tethered shooting (that's what it's called, right?) a few times. Works quite good actually. Live View on the PC, like the 40D has, would be great though!

Alex, successor of the A700 competes against the D90? Aren't they at different levels. The A700 is positioned just below the D300, along with it's main rival the 40D. The D80 and the future D90 are positioned below both of those cameras...
16 megapixels, I think, would be too much on APS-C sized sensors, so unless it's full frame, which an A800 may be (successor of the A700 not), it's no good. High ISO performance just couldn't be good.
If Sony announced a seconds FF camera, I'd like it to have the same resolution as the A700 and have spectacular high ISO performance like e.g. the Nikon D3. I'd pay for that, big bucks! A slightly higher frame rate (6.5fps). As a kitlens, I'd suggest the Zeiss 24-70mm, with a discount of course, because it's bougth as a kit :D .

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:48 pm
Posts: 8028
Location: UK
Tethered shooting is what almost tempted me to Canon when I was looking. That is my biggest wish list feature for the body. For now I don't need it, but I'm still considering a 450D/1000D at a low priority just for that.

As for what the A800 might be, how about the intermediate size between APS-C and FF? Like the 1.3x crop factor Canon 1D models. At 16MP, that would roughly be the pixel density of a 10MP APS-C.

_________________
Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
Tinies: Sony HX9V.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:28 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
popo wrote:
As for what the A800 might be, how about the intermediate size between APS-C and FF? Like the 1.3x crop factor Canon 1D models. At 16MP, that would roughly be the pixel density of a 10MP APS-C.

Hmmm, no, I'd prefer FF 12 megapixels. Could be nice though, and it would have good quality as well.
As always, we'll have to wait and see... :x

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:54 pm 
I would prefer a800 FF with 16MPx and about 6 or 7MPx with 1.5X crop, the pixel will continue been big.

I thing the a700 a very good camera againt the D300, and the a700 is better than 40D.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:01 am 
can't believe it though that the A700 and the D300 are sharing the same sensor :D :D
although in terms of built quality...the D300 is slightly better


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:34 am 
In built yes, but in interfase is better the a700 and in image quality is similar.
The OVF is more bright in the a700 and the difference between these camera is just about 3% in field cover because in the D300 is of 98% and don´t 100%.

The central AF in more precise and accured in the a700, the AF motor is more powerful too.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:11 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
Didn't know the A700 actually compared that well against the D300... The Sony interface is indeed very good, looks and works nearly perfectly.

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group