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Old Jun 5, 2006, 12:44 PM   #11
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I want that 16-80mm Zeiss zoom.

Drool.......

I am wondering if the iso is restricted to 1600 because it is the sane sensor as the R1, time will tell.
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Old Jun 5, 2006, 1:04 PM   #12
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Display: Histogram: Yes, Live, RGB Playback
Is this for real???

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I doubt there is any live viewing of anything with the LCD but who knows. Rumor is that it is a mistake/typo that Sony made when copying some of the specsof the Sony R1 over to the A100 specs.

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Anti-Dust plus Anti-Shake both on the same camera that a 1st!
-> only drawback is it looks more like a 5D than a 7D - May be this is where Sony want the bang (more 'sumer' than 'pro')... but then what to make of Carl ZeissĀ® Vario-Sonnar?
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Is this for real???
I'd guess a typo, and lets not get carried away with speculation, but would it be possible to form a coarse histogram using data from the meter?
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It appears to me that this may be the Nikon D200 sensor, which suggests that they could get some excellent image performance out of it with good glass and electronics. Still, targeting Nikon as the guy to beat (albeit with features such as AS) strikes me as competing for second place.
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Well, Steve's First Look answered all my questions for now. Here is one spec that is different from initial ISO specsfrom the Sony website:


ISO Range: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (with lo80 and hi3200)

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_...100.html#specs


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Well, Steve's first look answered all my questions for now. Here is one that I found interesting concerning the ISO specs:

ISO Range: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (with lo80 and hi3200)

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I'm afraid that's a typo (it should be HI200 versus HI3200). I'll let Steve know about it.

I don't think the camera menus go above ISO 1600, at least not with the preproduction firmware. HI200 is for one of the Zone Matching settings. If I find out otherwise, I'll post it here.



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That makes sense that it is a typo. The big thing was the initial 160 ISO spec from Sony that had people concerned but it actuallyis still 100 ISO. So now the only ISO change is that they dropped the 3200 ISO but theenhanced image stabilization up to 3.5 stops should make up for that when the subject movement is not important.

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If you needed it, you could always underexpose a stop to simulate it, then brighten the image later with software.

That's going to increase noise, just as if the camera had ISO 3200.

But, that's all most cameras do anyway. ISO 3200 is usually achieved by multiplying the values in the raw image after the Analog to Digital converter with most cameras.

That's why it's considered to be an "extended" mode in cameras that have ISO 3200. If you shoot in raw, underexposing a stop, then move the exposure compensation slider up one stop in post processing, you'd accomplish the same thing (and have the higher noise and lower Dynamic Range that goes along with it).
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