Sony has come out now the the third model full frame E-Mount A-series camera and the question is, will they come out with another one before updating the body? I mean lets be frank 😉 It’s awesome, but not perfect and we could use some other features as well! So what will the next generation Full frame e-mount a-series cameras have to offer and what would you like to see? I will speculate below with my speculation, but I honestly have no idea what Sony is planning!
What I Want!
I know I want the killer fast hybrid AF found in the new A6000 which I recently reviewed Here >> I would also like better doors with rubber gaskets for real deal weather sealing. That should come standard with the new refined camera body design that does not have an awkward lip at the top where the menu button is located. I also think a fully articulating high res touch screen would be a nice feature that many would appreciate once getting familiar with the touch to focus and shoot feature! I also think the front control dial that the pointer finger uses, could be better designed. Honestly these are things that a next generation model should address as far as the body goes. Self-timer and bracketing! What are you thinking Sony? Anything else guys, please post in the comments below!
So over the past few years we have had rumors and patents about organic sensors, BW Sensor, 40-50mp sensors, 5-pixel pentagon pixel array sensors, stacked pixel arrays, and curved sensor technology. So, What will Sony actually come out with on a commercial level for the full frame cameras? I have no idea, but would hope for a compromising all-in-one beast.
After reviewing the latest Full Frame E-Mount Sony A7s, I am convinced Sony can come out with the best camera ever made yet again! First was the Nex-6 in my opinion, fallowed up by the A7r considering the price to performance ratio. So, what do we need to beat that?
So what I want is a ~18-22mp Full Frame Hybrid AF Sensor that has killer high ISO and Dynamic range. DXOMark Sensor Score Numbers that are comparable the A7s and A7r in other words 😉
So What Will Actually Be Next?
FE Lenses for sure, but I’m thinking Sony might try and come out with another A7 series camera with the same body to maximize profits and return on investment. Perhaps a super high MP unit or a BW sensor model to compete with the Leica crowd. Then, a few months after that I think Sony might announce a new generation A7-Series model as a teaser to really milk the promotion and marketing process to the fullest. A few months after that, the official announcement. Mind you, I’m basing this off the past few years experience in the industry as far as how Sony cameras get re-leased and so fourth. I could be totally wrong in this regard… Sony E-Mount Lens Guide >>
Sony A7r Extended Use Report
|So after purchasing the Full Frame Sony A7r after reviewing it (Click Here), I do have a few nit-pics about the camera in particular. It’s slow. It really needs a faster processor to handle the larger MP sensor resolution. Especially when using the Sony A7s (Review Here), it was incredible to see the speed difference. The A7s is more than twice as fast in some situations due to this. In most cases it’s not a real problem, but it’s worth noting that a really high end fast memory card is critical if time between shots is of major importance. I love using my Canon Lenses and the Old School Minolta 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X lens in particular. Check out the 50mm Challenge This Way >>|
I rarely use native lenses unless I am reviewing them. On my Nex-6 I do often use the native lenses though for size and weight convenience.
The A7r is my new maximum quality rig, so I don’t mind using the lens adapters at all, because time is never an issue. If time is an issue and I need max quality, then a Native lens would really be needed honestly, but I still have my old Canon 5d Mark II, so I have not splurged on any native FE lenses just yet. Well, I simple can’t afford it is the thing… 😉
My Sony A7-Series Reviews
10 Reasons Why a Professional Photographer Left Nikon and started shooting with Sony
This is the best video I have ever seen comparing the DSLR to Mirrorless, Nikon to Sony more specifically. This dude breaks it down like a real person which I love and it’s also funny how he asks Sony to sponsor him at the end. lol, I’ve been trying for years, but they won’t even talk to me unfortunately. Jason Lanier may have enough klout to get it done though based on the amount of video views so far and his amazing portfolio of work he must have.
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