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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:31 pm 
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For what it's worth, I've been told that buffer clearing times might be a little bit shorter with Sony's own MemorySticks...Sony may have optimised it a little more for MemorySticks instead of SD. Don't think I'll invest in MemorySticks though...

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From what I understand, in Sports or Action photography a "second" is a lifetime and every Pro will get "the shot" that is required, any more time than that and they will count on the videographer for a prolonged action scene.
If a single action photo is required you should use shutter priority not a burst mode anyway, using Raw format.
Another interesting fact is that the vast majority of professional sport photogs use jpeg format exclusively, as it saves space, time, and has a fast pp turnaround.


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Joris - that wouldn't surprise me at all, given the same is true with the NEX3. I initially used an SD card - a good fast 10x one - and found the 7fps burst clogged up quickly after around maybe 8-10 frames, it slowed. I happened to be wanting another MS Duo card anyway, moving the SD to my A550's second slot, so I bought the MS Duo HG HX card, purported to be their fastest - same price as the SD card. The 7fps burst runs for 25-30 frames before slowing. It is unquestionably faster in the NEX.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:55 am 
Apart from the buffer thing, I'm really wondering how the EVF performs in low light situations. All the other EVFs that I've tried in bridge cameras were awful. With all that noise just right into your eye, manual focusing was not a pleasing experience at all.
I'm really looking forward to reading Gordon's review of this camera.


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Here's some preproduction shots strait out of the camera. Should be improved once the final firmware is up.

http://photo-forum.net/index.php?APP_AC ... CLE_ID=149


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:02 am 
I have a doubt... buffer is small because it only allows 17 photos of 24MPx, right?
So... I guess that when cameras had just 6MPx or 8 or 10MPx there where no "pro action photographer"?


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It's even less, 13 24.3 MP RAWs. Just over one second of 12 fps shooting, or a little over 1.5 second of 8 fps shooting.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:38 pm 
Sure... but the question remains... were there any "pro action photographer" when machines had just 6MPx, 8Mpx or 10Mpx?

I ask this because I made many prints with my 14MPx camera with images printed on large outdoors (stuff like 8 x 4 meters) and the 14MPx where quite enough!

But i guess that people need 24MPx to publish pictures on the web or small prints on magazines and newspapers, right?

That explains why until a couple of years ago the sports web sites, magazines and newspapers were all about text and no photos at all! :wink:


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Using a very good lens, it does give you a quite nice advantage...Much more 'room' for cropping ;).

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:04 pm 
Ah! So the problem is not the size of the buffer but how much you can crop? hehehehehehehe

I am sorry people... but this makes no sense... in a couple of years we will be discussing the buffer size of a 138MPx camera that can only take 30 pics in a second and then the buffer gets full if using full resolution! And ofc... we NEED 138MPx to publish 720px photos on Facebook and other photo sites!

Can we get a grip here? Please?
Anyone knows if the buffer gets full if you reduce the resolution to 12MPx?
and I bet that it is more that enough 99.9% of the times :-)


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Perhaps we should agree to disagree :lol:.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:21 pm 
I have no problems to agree on desagree with you... you have the best camera in the world... same as mine (not for long... soon A77 will be the best because it will be taking my photos)! lol

Best regards! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:39 pm 
Did my research, and decided to get it ASAP with the Sony 24-70mm f2,8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*... I've been saving the past 2 years, and the time has come to treat myself.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:41 pm 
Yep just about to pre-book mine.


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