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Sony is getting more ridiculous every year or is it just me?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Theo, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Theo

    Theo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2013
    Canada
    Theo K.
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  2. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    It's awesome and they will sell a lot of these.
    Small form factor wireless camera that takes high quality lenses.
    Don't think about it as a regular camera...
    Rudy
     
  3. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Just imagine the selfies that one can take with the camera, as it doesn't have to be attached to the phone.
     
  4. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    it's not a crazy world, it's a selfie world, get used to it:redface:
     
  5. Theo

    Theo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2013
    Canada
    Theo K.
    Ah I see. There are selfies and there are studio quality selfies. Well done.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
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  6. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Sony is pushing the envelope in all directions as far as I can tell, and I am very happy for it. While I'm not particularly interested in this one, I'm guessing others may be. Either way, I hope Sony keeps innovating.
     
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  7. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm waiting for the full frame version! :rolleyes: :tongue:
     
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  8. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
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  9. blindinglight

    blindinglight Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 24, 2014
    Thailand
    Rommel
    With 5 or 7 axis IBIS.
     
  10. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
    Daft idea IMO - when you want to use your phone as a phone (it's primary purpose, remember) you have to take the lens and adapter off and try and stuff it in your jeans. Or worse, you're using the "lens" and your phone rings - now you're talking to someone with a 200g lens hanging off your ear! Can't wait to see the first pcs of this happening!
     
  11. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    All they have to do is link this to Google glass and then you have the ultimate street/perv camera (it's almost there now). :biggrin:
     
  12. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I'm with Ray on this. A completely bonkers idea.
     
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  13. PMCC

    PMCC Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 18, 2013
    This thing is great!

    There are already people talking about using it as an astro-CCD, removing the IR filter and strapping a cooling unit on it. The $400 asking price is a bargain.

    Think of it as a mini digital back.
     
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  14. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    For the price point, it's not such a bad idea at all. As mentioned, all they need to do is introduce a FF version and the astronomer types may well get very excited.
     
  15. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Innovation comes from thinking outside the box and pushing the limits of not just technology but also ideas.

    Even though this product doesn't necessarily interest me, I'm glad that Sony is being creative and coming out with new products and ideas instead of rehashing the same things ad nauseum.
     
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  16. PMCC

    PMCC Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 18, 2013
    The astronomer types don't care about full frame. Telescopes with good FF coverage are just ridiculously expensive.

    Give me an APS-C B&W sensor with no IR and AA filter and I'd buy in a heart beat.
     
  17. PMCC

    PMCC Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 18, 2013
    Another use. Strap one on a UAV. Perfect integration with the plane's control system.
     
  18. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I included all astro-interested photographers into the 'astronomer types' statement; not just the deep sky photographers. :)
     
  19. PMCC

    PMCC Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 18, 2013
    ^^ I see ;)
     
  20. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    Yeah, they're nuts. Sounds like a good way to go broke. Especially considering the major negative of their A7's... where are the lenses. Typical Sony, that throws out a whole bunch of unfocused product lines that people will adopt in varying degree's then get burned when they have to try reign them in later because the user base is scattered. Sure they're fun, and innovative but don't expect longevity.
     
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