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Review of a review
« on: October 10, 2008, 03:34:24 PM »
Here on Youtube is a review, which annoys me (I don't think Sony got the best spokes person, but that's beside the point) and intrigues me. What I have seen, now for the second time, is the standard line. Japanese companies tend to highlight keypoints to their sales staff and have them use these, and so you hear the same sales points everywhere you go. She does this by saying that this is a 'prosumer' camera, not for the professional, however it does 'complete' the line up of 'the first wave', though the first wave words were probably hers.

What could be telling is that Sony might possibly be considering a separate system for professionals, or one more in the alpha mount for the pros, an A1000?
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Re: Review of a review
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 03:52:07 PM »

Thanks for sharing.  Hasn't seen that one.

I thought it was a terrible interview from Sony. It was really unclear what market the A900 was targeted at, and the time she did have to try and market the camera she just repeated herself (she did looked very nervous)

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Re: Review of a review
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 04:22:39 PM »
Confine her to the desk...;)

Terrible interview the interviewer seemed to feel sorry for her at times even prompting and finishing sentences for her...:~

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Re: Review of a review
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008, 12:17:30 AM »
... She does this by saying that this is a 'prosumer' camera, not for the professional, however it does 'complete' the line up ...

Do you think Sony will produce a 'pro' camera, above that of the 'prosumer' A900?
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Re: Review of a review
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2008, 02:20:29 AM »
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Do you think Sony will produce a 'pro' camera, above that of the 'prosumer' A900?

Yes I am pretty sure they will. The Sony A900 doesn't cost nearly as much as the top model of Canikons- therefore by stressing the fact that this is a prosumer model they leave the door open for a higher end model in the near future without upsetting buyers of the A900 (they can always say "we told you it is only a prosumer camera and not a high end model..." and they can ask a higher price for the top end model. Video and live view are things that spring to mind immediately... and betetr high ISO performance/ more frames per second/...
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Re: Review of a review
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2008, 09:20:41 PM »
Yes - but only when the are prepared to launch the lenses to go with it like the 600mm F4 and a 200m F2.
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Re: Review of a review
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 03:33:55 PM »
What are the odds that Sony'd go for a Middle* or Medium format for their next high-end (or 'pro') camera in their "next wave".


* Leica has conceived of the 'middle format' camera 20,000 euros for an slr that is squarely between 35mm and medium formats
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