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Old Mar 11, 2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default New compact Sony Alpha models GUI

If anyone is interested in how the new Graphical User Interface should look on the upcoming compact Sony Alpha models with AVCHD video recording, Sony Japan has posted some videos and slide shows showing the new interface. It appears that the GUI incorporated into these smaller cameras is designed to take the place of most external controls from what I can tell from viewing them.

See the promo videos and slide shows on this page (with the left bottom video showing use of the screens, and the slide show in the middle at the bottom showing some screen captures).

http://www.sony.jp/dslr/info2/20100222.html
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 12:07 AM   #2
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Hmm. Interesting, thanks for the link.

That four-thirds camera really looks interesting.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 12:12 AM   #3
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It is not m4/3 it is aps-c. You only have sony lenses to chose from.
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Are you sure? I think its a micro four-thirds.

http://gizmodo.com/5476666/sonys-gor...oncept-for-now
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no the video said aps-c as you go through it. So you can not use the m4/3 lenses
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correction it said aps hd cmos. But it look like it will use the regular alpha lenses with an adapter or without for the time being until they get more compact lenses.
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very interesting, sony has the Exmor APS HD CMOS and the Exmor APS-C HD CMOS for the new alpha dslr. So one might presume the APS HD CMOS is a smaller sensor on the sony EVIL. Very Very interesting, did they come out with 2 new sensor?
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The Advanced Photo System (APS) supports three different film exposure sizes:
  • Classic (25.1 16.7 mm) (3:2 aspect ratio)
  • High Definition (30.2 16.7 mm) (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Panoramic (30.2 9.5 mm) (3:1 aspect ratio)
The 24 x 16 mm digital image sensor had been referred to as "APS-C" because of its similarity to the size of the "Classic" format film exposures in the Advanced Photo System even though the sizes were not exactly the same (especially in the case of the Canon APS-C sensor.)

Similarly, Canon's 28 x 18.7 mm image sensor was dubbed "APS-H" even though it's dimensions are even less like the dimensions of the "High Definition" film exposures of the APS system, and it still has the 3:2 aspect ratio.

Perhaps Sony's new Compact Alphas use a new size of image sensor that has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a size closer to the APS's "High Definition" size, and that's where the "APS HD" comes from.
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I kind of want one, with the 16mm pancake
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No, Sony is just calling their newer CMOS sensor APS HD (instead of exmor). They are using the same name for this sensor for upcoming A7xx model too. Maybe the sensor has been tweaked for video, or maybe they are using this name because their newer models will have video. It's not m 4/3 size sensor. It's regular APSC size.
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