Sony A1 announced

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Sony announces flagship A1

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From dpreview.com: "It will cost around $6500 / €7,300 / £6,500 and will be available in March."

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On a less goofy note, the fact that they released a $6500 flagship with that same, tired, nasty body design tells me there isn't going to be any low-end bodies popping up anytime soon to tempt me to Sony. They've doubled down on the a7 style.
 
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A1 or Leica? Tough call :confused:

The specs are definitely impressive, electronic shutter with flash...that's pretty slick. 120 focus adjustments per second at full 30 fps burst with no blackout? 15 stop DR? That's beyond crazy.
 
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Yep the only alternative in body design, the A7c is hampered by being crippled with a single control wheel. Who on earth wants a FF camera, but is ok with just one control wheel...

Also if I had that much money to burn I know a bunch of things I'd rather buy... For 6,5k I could get:
1 PL200mm 2.8 (about 2k)
1 Underwaterhousing NA-GX8 (about 1,6k new)
2 UW Strobes (1k Each)
1k travel budget (would not be enough) to actually use the stuff!

I do want flash sync with electronic shutter though. It's one of those big features that would really make a difference in UW photography... If they can do it in a FF sensor, I would think we should be able to get it in a mu43 sensor too!

The AF I'd take too, but it's really not as much of a big deal for me.
 

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I shall wait for the Sony Alpha 2. Technically, the specs on the ! Look good, but the hotshoe may be a flash killer.
 

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At least they know how to make touch screen hinges. Damn it’s pretty close to the e-m1 (mk1).
I’m still fking annoyed with penf, emk2/3.
 

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They also co-announced an Xperia smartphone that pairs with the camera for another $2500. It has an HDMI in, so I guess they are pushing really hard on the video front. It’s a weird combo for a phone, IMO, but I guess they’ll see just how much integration they can muster. I do wonder how many Sony camera users are also Sony smartphone users.

Edit to fix the spelling on the phone name.
 
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I noted that there was much ruckus in a Norwegian Photographer group on FB and thought I should drop the "O´boy, colour me uninterested" comment there, but that would just be trolling... :whistling: :biggrin:
 

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I wonder how many of these will be bought just for taking cat photos?

And, how many A9's will now trickle down to the used market???? That might be a possibility......
Considering just how much money people spend on their pets, a $6500 camera probably isn’t that far of a stretch for some. Granted, cats aren’t the hardest animals to photograph. Dogs in motion, on the other hand, might not be so hard of a sell.
 

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Just been reading the latest edition of Amateur Photographer
Apparently the Nikon F Film SLR from the 1960s was the equivalent of £6250,00 in adjusted currency - at least you get a lot more for your money with the A1 and there is no cost for the pictures unlike the film you needed for the Nikon - so not as bad as I thought ;)
 

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Considering just how much money people spend on their pets, a $6500 camera probably isn’t that far of a stretch for some.
Last fall, I was looking to get another collie. A friend of mine told me instead to look at one these "doodle" hybrids. He gave me the name of his breeder for a bernese-doodle, and when I called her, she had a waiting list for $6,000 mutts dogs!

So, for $6K I could get a -doodle (sometime late in 2021) or an a1. One of those things will still be around for 12 years+ most likely, and love me in return, and the other not.

And in the end, I found a full bred rough collie for $600, so holding to the above relative value ratio, my G85 fits me just fine :)
 

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A1 or Leica? Tough call :confused:

The specs are definitely impressive, electronic shutter with flash...that's pretty slick. 120 focus adjustments per second at full 30 fps burst with no blackout? 15 stop DR? That's beyond crazy.

We are all different....Personally i would take a Leica SL2 over the Sony A1 :)
 
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