View Full Version : New Sony/Ex-Konica-Minolta DSLR

6th June 2006, 00:48
A-Mount (ex-Konica-Minolta)
improved Anti-Shake, now named Super Steady Shot (supposedly up to 3.5 (!) F-Stops)
Anti-Dust shaking and coating
3fps until CF full
"Bionz" (Hahaha!) imaging processor with hardware dynamic range optimization and built-in buzzword generator

Previews at DPReview (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/sonydslra100/) and DCResource (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dslr_a100-review/).

Dr Mordrid
6th June 2006, 09:46
I'll stick to Digital Rebels or some other brand thank you.

Just the Sony label gives me twitches :eek:

Dr. Mordrid

Fred H
7th June 2006, 00:40
Just ordered a Nikkor 18-200 VR, anti-shake lens to my Nikon D70. But difficult to get it delivered soon.
Me too, prefer brand things.

7th June 2006, 01:55
While I don't like Sony Music, and didn't like the crap sony pulled with mp3 players, MemoryStick, etc., this time, things look a little different:

They really seem to be serious about this. 22 new lenses (including some Carl Zeiss T* and some ex-Minolta G glass), 4 new flashes (actually probably slightly enhanced versions of Minolta's), angle viewfinder etc. Build quality is said to be better than Minolta's Dynax 7D, and if it really is, you can crack rocks with this camera. There is only a CF slot, no MS (though a CF-MS adaptor is included).

Bear in mind that Sony Imaging is essentially a different company than Sony Music or Sony Consumer Electronics.