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Old May 11, 2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Old May 11, 2010, 5:50 PM   #2
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Looks interesting. Maybe a good for a travel kit
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They are going to compete with the 4/3 system witch will, " feature Sony's all new E-mount interchangeable lens system".

Didn't Sony learn anything from Betamax?
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I don't see these as EVIL cameras. There's no VF other than the rear LCD. Let's call them ILPS (interchangeable lens point and shoot), be cause they really are nothing more than that.

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Looks interesting. Maybe a good for a travel kit
Interesting how opinions can vary...my very first thought when I saw some pictures of it was "gee, the lens looks so huge compared to the body...it makes the camera a lot less pocket'able! We'll have to wait and see I guess.
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Display is excellent (> 900.000 pixels & tiltable) .. and PRICES ARE LOW!

Bad for Olympus & Pana :-(
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Display is excellent (> 900.000 pixels & tiltable) .. and PRICES ARE LOW!

Bad for Olympus & Pana :-(
Although the Sony body is tiny, the overall package is really not that small due to the fact that they are using APS-C sensor and consequently larger lenses. The m4/3 still has a good advantage over the Sony and it is a better option for those interested in shooting with old vintage lenses (like myself). The Sony advantage may be around high ISO noise control since their sensor is bigger. Sony lenses for the most part are not cheap either. So, I guess we'll have to wait and see how it goes.
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Although the Sony body is tiny, the overall package is really not that small due to the fact that they are using APS-C sensor and consequently larger lenses. The m4/3 still has a good advantage over the Sony and it is a better option for those interested in shooting with old vintage lenses (like myself). The Sony advantage may be around high ISO noise control since their sensor is bigger. Sony lenses for the most part are not cheap either. So, I guess we'll have to wait and see how it goes.

Sony NEX3 + 16mm Lens ($549 on Adorama)
Sony NEX5 + 16mm Lens ($649 on Adorama)
Panasonic GF1 + 20mm Lens ($844.16 on Amazon)
Olympus E-P2 + 17mm Lens ($1,029.95 on Amazon)

Olympus E-PL1 + 14-42mm Lens ($549 on Amazon)
Sony NEX3 + 18-55 Lens ($599 on Adorama)
Sony NEX5 + 18-55 Lens ($699 on Adorama)
Panasonic GF1 + 14-45mm Lens ($749.99 on Amazon)
Olympus E-P2 + 14-42mm Lens ($899.99 on Amazon)


and keep in mind Nex is new and street prices will be lower

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There is a tunnel vf coming out for it, and next year the evf may come out for it. It does have a flash, but you need to attach to it to the camera. So if you are not careful you may lose the flash. Also if you are using the flash you can not use the tunnel VF or the EVF when it comes out. The lenses show more distortion form the reviews. The samsung NX actually have better lenses.

It is cheaper if you look at them against the ep1/2 and GF1 the first generation m4/3. But the epl-1 is still less expensive, and the same price as the nx3 with the pancake.

Also consider the olympus will be coming out with a even simpler m4/3 for the holidays. And will be price even less. Another thing to consider is that there are more lens option for m4/3 then the sony. And the olympus 4/3 lenses are smaller and lighter the the dslr alpha lenses. So if you do use the big brother lens, you still have a smaller package.

The sony does have a great sensor. So it will be very good at 3200iso. But the lens base IS means that with the adapter for the alpha lenses, you do not have any IS when using them or the pancake. Which is a departure for the excellent IBIS that is in the dslr Alpha's

Sony is seriously targeting the point and shooter looking to move up with the Nex 3 for certain, and some of the bridge camera guys with the Nex 5. And sony will sell allot of them with just their name. So it is good for the m4/3 guys, competition will cause the m4/3 to get less expensive, and so should their lenses.

The only EVIL with IBIS is the olympus.
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