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Old Aug 9, 2006, 12:29 AM   #1
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Hey all,

Anyone heard anything as to why Sony seems to have dropped the Hologram AF illuminator feature from their cameras? All the current available models dont have it.

They seem to have dropped the:
V and F ranges of cameras, ie. DSC-V3 or DSC-F828

These cameras where brilliant for the indoor low light photographer.

Anyone got comments or reasons why Sony has done this?
News of new models that might or do include this feature again?


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Old Aug 9, 2006, 2:11 AM   #2
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The holographic pattern wasn't perfect. Beyond around 8 feet there was a good chance the pattern wouldn't hit a face or something critical. I think current cameras with assist lights are probably more reliable at 10 feet or so. When the holographic pattern was within range it was fast and accurate.

What I wish had become standard was the night vision capability. The camera could see in areas too dark for your eyes to make things out when the IR filter was removed.

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