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Old Jun 9, 2010, 3:25 PM   #91
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The new Sony's are about the same size, but they're about a half inch thicker. That may or may not alter your judgement of them, but they're about the same weight. Your complaint with the A230 was that it seemed light and didn't seem solid. That probably didn't get any better.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 3:43 PM   #92
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The new Sony's are about the same size, but they're about a half inch thicker. That may or may not alter your judgement of them, but they're about the same weight. Your complaint with the A230 was that it seemed light and didn't seem solid. That probably didn't get any better.
Mainly because of the small grip. These new ones look better!
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 4:13 PM   #93
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Well, i am going to wait to see how the new Sonys stack up. They look very interesting indeed!
Beware of waiting for the next great thing. No matter how long you
wait, there will always be something newer and better just around
the corner.

The new Sonys are shipping "this summer" which probably means
autumn in the UK. By that time, there will probably be new cameras
announced by the other manufacturers. I would be surprised if Nikon
don't have a nice new camera this year. There is a hole in the Nikon
range, a hole which is being exploited very well by the Canon T1i
and T2i.

New models tend to be scarce and expensive for the first few
months. When stocks do become available and prices drop a
bit, the new model has to go through a period where it is
perceived to be almost as good as the previous model.
This happens regardless of how good the new model is
or how bad the old model was
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 4:17 PM   #94
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Cheers. Been told the new Sonys will be available next month.
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corkpix is absolutely right,

Get the camera when you need it, something new is always just a few months away.
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No hurry.
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Remember, though, that, until you actually buy a camera, you're missing the expeirence and fun of photography.
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Remember, though, that, until you actually buy a camera, you're missing the expeirence and fun of photography.
Nah. i have my little Canon A80!
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Cheers. Been told the new Sonys will be available next month.
Could happen I suppose. I see that details are available on sony.ie
and sony.co.uk You can even pre-order the A290 for 399 Incl Vat.

http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/dslr/cameras/beginner
14.2Mp CCD sensor. Looks like it doesn't have live view or video.
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Not bothered about Live View or Video. Its Photo i want to take. Can use the cam for video.

I reckon it should be a great model. Spec looks great, Grip has been improved. Looks like they have been looking at all the comments about the grip etc and have acted on it.

Reading various reviews of the A230, that was one of the main gripes.
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