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New Cameras Announced So Far In 2017 By The Major Players — None By Nikon Or Sony!

by Anura Guruge


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Just happened to notice that Nikon hadn’t announced anything, so far, in 2017 — mainly because I was wondering whether it has been a year since the premature announcement of the ill-fated 1″-sensor DL range. They were announced on February 23, 2016. So it is not a year as yet.

Noting from Sony either. By this time last year they had announced the groundbreaking Sony a6300.

So this is the state of play. Just thought I would share. Enjoy and cogitate.


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Sony Has No New Camera Announcements At CES 2017 In Las Vegas.

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They announced 7 cameras in 2016 — which included the Sony a6500 in October and the a6300 in February.

I guess the next ‘biggie’ will be in March 2017.

Just a heads up for the Sony fans re. CES 2017.


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‘DPReview’ First Impressions Of The Sony a65000 Now Available — And It Isn’t All Positive & Gaga!

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Click to access DPReview ‘First Impressions’ review.


If you are somewhat familiar with the specs and layout of the Sony a6500 (which is essentially not that different to the Sony a63000 or a6000 (for that matter)) just skip the initial sections and go straight to the ‘end’ (i.e., Section 5).

The comments about the touchscreen are upsetting. I, even today, punch the Fn menu on the a6000 hoping that it will react! This will be a problem since I got so used to it on my ill-fated Samsung NX500.


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Very Helpful YouTube Video Comparing The Brand New Sony a6500 With Its Two Predecessors The a63000 & a6000.

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Printed Sony a6500 Help Guide — In English.

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You can order a PRINTED, BOUND copy of the 412-page
Sony a6500 Help Guide

from “camera-manual.com
for $24.95 + SHIPPING.

But, please remember this MIGHT be a pre-release version.

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Click to access “camera-manual.com” for THIS manual.


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Sony a6500 Help Guide Now Available — PDF & Print Versions.

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Please refer to these two posts:

1. For PDF version.

2. For Printed version.


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Sony a6500 Help Guide Now Available — Here Is The PDF Version.

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This might be a pre-release version.

But, it is 412-pages long and there is plenty to get stuck into.

So, if you are interested, here it is.

Click image below to download
2.61MB Adobe PDF.

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Click to download PDF


You can order a PRINTED, BOUND copy of this 412-page document
from “camera-manual.com
for $24.95 + SHIPPING.

But, please remember this MIGHT be a pre-release version.

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Click to access “camera-manual.com” for THIS manual.


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Bad Enough Getting A Sony a6500, But I Am Getting A Sony a6000 Into The BARGAIN!

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arrangedmarriageNo, no, no {SMILE} the pressure of being forced into an arranged marriage with a Sony a6500 has not made me FLIP!

This was all rather calculated and opportunistic.

Two major factors at play:

  1. I have no lenses at all, never mind any Sony e-mount lenses. So I need some lenses.
    ….
  2. I was going to rent a Sony a6300, before buying the a6500, to get familiar with how these cameras work,

Then I had seen the “Black Friday” special that said you could get a Sony a6000, with two lenses (the ones that I wanted), i.e., the 16-50mm and 55-210mm, for $699.

I did some sums. If I factor in the cost of the rental (never mind the hassle of going to a FedEx office to return it), I could get a Sony a6000 body for $145!

The Sony a6000 body RETAILS for $478!

Kind of like a no brainer!

When I am researching a camera I am diligent. I check all my sources regularly.

Friday night noticed that ‘Cardinal Photo’, on Amazon, was offering the a6000/16-50mm/55-210mm KIT, supposedly new, at $699. That is cheaper than what Amazon had fro REFURBISHED.

Then the listing went away.

Later on Saturday I found it again.

Called Amazon. Spoke with ‘Andre’. Got an e-mail from him ASSURING me that the Cardinal Kit would be BRAND NEW and that I could return it, if it was not …

I even called up Cardinal Photo …

I placed the order. Remember I had returned my Samsung NX500. So I had money ‘in the bank’.

So … stay tuned.


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Getting A Sony a6500 Will Be Like Entering An Arranged Marriage — YIKES.

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In my early 20s (and once more in my early 30s) I railed so much against arranged marriages. My adoptive mother was so, so anxious to get me to marry a ‘tea estate‘ or a rich cousin! I wasn’t going to have any of that. She even once floored me by saying that she will arrange and finance me to have a white mistress on the side — as long as I married, someone she chose, from Ceylon! That did really flabbergast me. My very moral, ultra-religious mother telling me that she will pay for me to keep a white mistress on the side. Wow.

And now I am going to get a Sony a6500.

I am in shock. Albeit not too severe.

It does seem crazy doesn’t it. Getting a camera that you don’t like! But I don’t have a choice. I have gone for 15 months WAITING to buy my ‘serious’ big camera. I can’t wait forever. I waited for nearly 9 months for the Fuji X-T2. Then I realized that its autofocus would not meet my expectations.

My extensive research and plain logic tells me that the Sony a6500, in terms of specs., is the camera for me. I just don’t like how it looks, how small it is and user-interface. Plus I have had bad luck with two Sonys, an a77 Mk II and a RX100 Mk II.


This is what DPReviews has to say about the Sony a6300 in its latest
Interchangeable Lens Cameras ($900-1200)” Roundup.

The a6500 is essentially the same beast with a TOUCHSCREEN and some better electronics inside.

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You can see my dilemma and bind.

The a6500 sucks in terms of looks/handling but is exceptional in terms of what I really want — amazing autofocus and great image quality.

Hence the compromise.

Head over heart.

Cold logic over passion.

What is the worst that can happen? That I return it. {SMILE}

Now that would be different.


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My Two Sony a6500 Posts From A ‘Month’ Ago Appear To Be Pretty Prophetic.

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The APS-C, mirrorless Sony a6500 was announced October 6, 2016.

I made the following two posts within 2 days of that announcement and I might have been PROPHETIC beyond belief.

Check them out.


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In terms of image stabilization & autofocus points it even puts the Fuji X-T2 to shame — and everybody swears the a6xxxs outperform the Fuji when it comes to AF, hands down.

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From DPReview.com, of course. Click to ENLARGE.


Since the above posts, nearly a month ago, I have been doing a lot of in-depth research into the Sony a6500. It appears to be one heck of a camera. People rave about the Sony a6300 which was released in February 2016 and DPReview gave it 84% rating compared to the 85% for the X-T2.

The Sony a6500 adds image stabilization and a touch-screen to what was offered by the a6300. That has to give it 2% more points.

I am torn. I have not had much luck with Sonys and I have owned two: a Sony a77 Mk II and a Sony RX100 Mk II. But neither of these are in the league of the new Sony a6500.

I am having to give this an undue amount of thought and attention.

P.S., The price isn’t bad either though Sony E-mount lenses are pricey.


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