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    Default What is good abt Sony Alpha camera?

    I have used my friend camera and notice the photos taken are not as sharp as fuji s3pro... anyone used song alpha cam?comments pls

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock View Post
    I have used my friend camera and notice the photos taken are not as sharp as fuji s3pro... anyone used song alpha cam?comments pls
    picture sharpness depends on too many things to list. the camera body is the last thing to affect that.

    if not due to settings, it could be the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    picture sharpness depends on too many things to list. the camera body is the last thing to affect that.

    if not due to settings, it could be the lens.
    I use Shutter mode.... i think that why...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock View Post
    I use Shutter mode.... i think that why...
    shutter mode doesn't affect. prolonged shutter duration does, in terms of handshake and subject motion.

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    12 mega pixels i think.. a combination of Minolta 5D and 7D... plus some improvements.

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    small
    lightweight
    high megapixel
    can fit KM lens
    VR from the camera
    big LCD
    good colours

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J GOH View Post
    Aoart from the good points in the Alpha, here are some bad ones I find:

    >> camera body, built a bit too small for my comfort
    >> too light and plasticky
    >> lack another data-dial
    >> no original vertical grip
    You should have gotten yourself a KM 7D instead then. The KM 7D although only has a 6MP sensor but it satisfy all your wants you've listed. Anyway, do you really need the high MP? I'm happy with my 7D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C J GOH View Post
    Ya man... frankly, I orginally went looking for the Dynax 7D...

    Anywhere I can pick up a new one???
    Saw one at Peninsula last week but the price is too steep. Can check with MS Color too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock View Post
    I have used my friend camera and notice the photos taken are not as sharp as fuji s3pro... anyone used song alpha cam?comments pls
    Take a look @ roadshow in Vivo. Cannot comment much about photo....except the focusing speeds really slow...CMI
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    Quote Originally Posted by C J GOH View Post
    Huh? Peninsula? I already condemned that place! Never going there ANYMORE!

    But how steep, is it??

    I'll check with M S Color..yes indeed!!
    It's above $2K. Anyway, from the pricing, you can tell that the shop's out to chop some 'carrot heads', so I just turned around and left the shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletay View Post
    Take a look @ roadshow in Vivo. Cannot comment much about photo....except the focusing speeds really slow...CMI
    Yea the focus speed very slow... also the pic not fine enuff to see some photos image like hair strands unlike Nikkon D2X....

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletay View Post
    Take a look @ roadshow in Vivo. Cannot comment much about photo....except the focusing speeds really slow...CMI

    May I know which lens, what aperture and what light condition (e.g. indoor or outdoor) you used to come to the conclusion that the focusing speed is really slow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock View Post
    Yea the focus speed very slow... also the pic not fine enuff to see some photos image like hair strands unlike Nikkon D2X....
    Which lens you use plays a great part.

    Even for Nikon and Canon, you also have low resolution power if you use the low end lenses.

    So may I ask which lenses did you use to make your comparison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock View Post
    Yea the focus speed very slow... also the pic not fine enuff to see some photos image like hair strands unlike Nikkon D2X....
    That is not a valid comparison, please.

    You might as well compare D2X with my Canon A540 and say that Canon A540 sucks bigtime because cannot see image and all that.

    If you ask me, you seem to be more interested in stirring up some Sony pride trouble more than anything else.

    Have you looked at the cost of D2X? Have you looked at the cost of A100?

    Some review sites out there have even explicitly stated that A100's image quality is one of the best out there, so I have no idea what you're trying to get it, because:

    Well, you aren't an official reviewer, and I would put my cents into an official review site more than you. In fact, just looking at your thread title suggests that you aren't very diplomatic in the first place. And now name-dropping other cameras names, and of all things, a DSLR in a totally different class more or less confirms it for me, so I thought I'll speak up now.

    In any case, one shouldn't read too much into how superior a camera is, etc. Knowing your camera, and being comfortable with it, and most importantly of all, USING IT TO MAKE PHOTOS, is far more important unless you are in the professional business. Which I don't think you are in, not to be sarcastic or anything. I base it on the comments and display of knowledge you have shown so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock View Post
    Yea the focus speed very slow... also the pic not fine enuff to see some photos image like hair strands unlike Nikkon D2X....
    What lens did you use? Let me guess... The A100 was on the kit lens, the D2X was on a high-end lens?


    C'mon. Back up your statement with facts. If I get an A100 with a 85G lens and decide to compare it to your oh-so-holy D2X with a kit lens, I wonder who'll win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock View Post
    I use Shutter mode.... i think that why...
    This statement alone tells me that you have no clue what you are talking about, and as such your statements have no value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    That is not a valid comparison, please.

    You might as well compare D2X with my Canon A540 and say that Canon A540 sucks bigtime because cannot see image and all that.

    If you ask me, you seem to be more interested in stirring up some Sony pride trouble more than anything else.

    Have you looked at the cost of D2X? Have you looked at the cost of A100?

    Some review sites out there have even explicitly stated that A100's image quality is one of the best out there, so I have no idea what you're trying to get it, because:

    Well, you aren't an official reviewer, and I would put my cents into an official review site more than you. In fact, just looking at your thread title suggests that you aren't very diplomatic in the first place. And now name-dropping other cameras names, and of all things, a DSLR in a totally different class more or less confirms it for me, so I thought I'll speak up now.

    In any case, one shouldn't read too much into how superior a camera is, etc. Knowing your camera, and being comfortable with it, and most importantly of all, USING IT TO MAKE PHOTOS, is far more important unless you are in the professional business. Which I don't think you are in, not to be sarcastic or anything. I base it on the comments and display of knowledge you have shown so far!
    A540 is better than D2Xs leh... at least it doesn't break my bank and my back...
    also don have to worry about shutter count, sensor dust, $ for lens, $ for accessories, no big big liveview LCD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockunder View Post
    May I know which lens, what aperture and what light condition (e.g. indoor or outdoor) you used to come to the conclusion that the focusing speed is really slow?
    not very sure...I think most possibility is the kit lens...
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    Not sharp?

    This was taken at 200mm (300mm equivalent), hand-held.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    A540 is better than D2Xs leh... at least it doesn't break my bank and my back...
    also don have to worry about shutter count, sensor dust, $ for lens, $ for accessories, no big big liveview LCD...
    amen to that.

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