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Evolution & Timing Of The Sony Full-Frame a7 Family — Ahead Of Possible a7 III Announcement Next Week.

by Anura Guruge


The possibility of the Sony FF a7 III being announced at the
March 18 – 21, 2017, “The Photography Show“, in the U.K.
was discussed in this post.


The a7 III intrigues me.

IF it has the same sensor technology as the a6500 then it could be the best of all Worlds in the context of Sony: Full Frame, In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), latest sensor technology and reasonable (i.e., 24 MP) resolution. So, I am waiting to see what happens. Yes, I could tempted to get the a7 II(I) rather than the a6500. I waited this long. {SMILE}

As is my wont, in my scarce spare time I did a quick Excel to compare the a7s and to see their announcement schedule.

No, the a7S nor a7R, in either version, interests me. I could not deal with 42MP!

So here is the Excel spreadsheet.


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by Anura Guruge

New Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 — Not Convinced It Is Worth $601 More Than A Sony a6500.

by Anura Guruge


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My comparison of what I look for in a camera.

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I could be wrong but I don’t see the justification for the added $601.

IF it was APS-C or Full-Frame — yes.

But, darn it — it is a Four-Thirds sensor. Panasonic appears to be playing the same game recently played by Olympus with the much anticipated OM-D E-M1 Mk II. That too was priced, body-only, at $1,999.

I think the Four-Thirds vendors are HOPING that a $1,999 might make their cameras look better. Not sure that that is going to work.

Yes, the Panasonic GH5, at the end of April, with a new version of firmware, is supposed to get some groundbreaking video features. That has zero value to me.

I just can’t see paying $2,000 for a 20MP Four-Thirds body. Period!

It would be competitive if it was $1,400 U.S.


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by Anura Guruge

A Sony Alpha a7 III: a7 II Full Frame With Sony a6300/6500 Sensor Technology?

by Anura Guruge


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Occurred to me the other night. The full-frame Sony Alpha a7 II now kind of plays second fiddle to the a6500 because of its new sensor technology (which, to be fair, is the same as that on the a6300).

Would have to assume that Sony is working on this. In terms of timing my guess (which is purely that) is a March 2017 announcement — probably with June 2017 availability.

Given that the MP size is 24MP what this means is that the a7 III pixel will be LARGER; 5.9 microns vs 3.9 microns on the APS-C sensor. And this is where things start getting muddy and murky. Some argue, passionately, that bigger pixels (also called greater ‘pixel pitch’) always translates to better pictures. I am not convinced — from a theoretical standpoint. Though I used 35mm I have never used a Full-Frame digital. So, I don’t have first hand experience.

Something to think about.


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Fujifilm X-Pro 2, Alleged To Be Announced In A Few Weeks, Does Not Make Any Sense.

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Yes, now that I have CONVINCED myself that my next BIG camera (not counting a ‘GoPro’ equivalent I just bought because the girls want one for Christmas) will the supposed Fuji X-T2 I am, of course, doing my diligence on Fuji and their cameras.

I have done some, though not extensive, research on the X-T1 vs. X-Pro 1. From everything I can see the X-Pro 1 is now a folly. The X-T1 is superior to it in every way other than for the fact that it does NOT look like an old rangefinder and does not have an Optical Viewfinder (OVF). Got that. I have to believe that Fuji no longer sells many X-Pro 1s. That is fine and fair. Most people who want a Fuji X-family camera are probably opting, despite the higher price, for the X-T1.

To bring out a X-Pro 2, especially without 4K video (though that bothers me naught), does not make sense. From my research the ONLY meaningful improvement that the X-Pro 2 will have over the X-Pro 1 is higher resolution — at least 24MP vs. the current 16MP. Yes, of course, that is never to be sneezed at. 16MP is on the low side and 24MP, in 2016, is ‘Goldilocks’.

But the PRIME APPEAL of the X-Pro is its retro look. My contention is that those that like the retro look probably already think that 16MP is way beyond what they need. Lets face it you can take some pretty fine images with 16MP.

The reason I am waiting for the X-T2 is the higher resolution. But as we already discussed the X-T1 is a better camera, technically and in practice, that the X-Pro 1. So a X-T2 makes a lot of sense. Not so a X-Pro 2.

Just like the rather stupid a68 Sony announced last month. Marginal cameras searching for a niche. These Japanese camera manufacturers, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, as I broached upon yesterday, really are in need of some ADULT supervision. Just remember camera companies can go UNDER. Kodak. Polaroid.