small body big lens hard to hand hold
there is an optical viewfinder =) but the FOV is only 16mm. haha.
Canon EOS 550D
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ah. too early to say. depends on the segment of the market you are talking about. i think the pros will still prefer swift response and depending on the EVF or the LCD just won't cut it. However for the mainstream market, this is ideal as it somewhat marries the pros of DSLRs with compact lightweight design and form.
For me, i'm still old school and give me a conventional camera with optical viewfinder. i may complain about the huge load but there's due satisfaction when i get great photos.
just shrink the size of DSLRs and i will reconsider.
The technology is not there yet.
1. EVF response time is slow
2. EVF resolution is still too low
3. EVF soaks up batt
On the NEX, as with all such small EVF cameras, it looks cool to be small, but to what purpose. Very often the lens are large and protrudes a significant portion from the camera. Its no more handy than and DSLR. You'd not 'throw it in the bag' either since its not cheap and you want to protect it from dirt and knocks. So a protective bag is needed, which again adds to the bulk and ends up to be very near a DSLR in size again.
IMO, it will appeal to the 'look cool' market for now. This is indeed a big market segment.
I do not think it will replace. I would hope that there would be newer designs for cameras for photography as technology progresses. certainly RF and SLR designs have their places, but the mirrorless designs will have a big following as well.
but yes it is an emerging market segment. i am sure the big boys will be looking to jump onto the wagon, blue ocean.
I got a feeling Sony will receieve lots of complain on the lens mount breakage. Most compact comsumer will only hold on to the body and not the lens. using heavy and long lens say 18-200mm will pose heavy stress to the mount.
But I will say it a good 2nd camera to accompany my dslr. I can give it to my sister to use or use if for events where dslr is not permitted e.g. concert.
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I wouldn't want to carry the SONY NX with a big lens like 70-200mm VR (if there is one). It's so unbalance.
It's very comfortable if you put the lens on your palm like the Sony DSC F Series.
Last edited by Diavonex; 13th May 2010 at 12:46 PM.
"compact camera consumer" will have those large lenses if they want long zoom range. you will be surprise there are all kind of strange people in the world
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Well, I believe the professional photographers will still use the big (literally) DSLR cameras. The feel is simply different no matter how good the design is.