How much do you know of Canon as a company? I have known them, worked with and against them for the past 50 years and I think it's silly of you to just put them off with a one line statement. They have been in imaging business since 60s, became one of the big 3 in the micrographic industry in the 70s, a leader in the photo copying and business machines industry up till now, film and videos, especially in the professional video and now digital television equipment industry. If you trace them back and understand how they evolve, you will understand their strength in both digital imaging and photography. I have known and competed against them when I was with 3M and Kodak and understood why they single-handedly put the 2 American giants to shame in the digital imaging industry. That's about 50 years of legacy and experience. Yes I am a Canon FF DSLR user and I think EVILs are still toys.
Home is where the heart is.
To trivalize market leading companies without full understanding of their business and financials is not a smart thing to do. It sounds more like fanboy talk. Sony is financially strong and diverse, yes. But that doesn't mean they will win in every industry they choose to enter. To think that this is so and that the business world is so simple, just goes to show the lack of business sense.
That said, Sony has made huge strides in the DSLR market. I personally think NEX and EVILs has a place in the market but it is not the holy grail that will be the answer to entire high end, IQ camera market. In fact it comes in between the DSLRs and the PnS market segments. Sort of the 'real' bridge camera market...
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TS better close this thread before all the fanboys start a fight.
Not sure what is there to argue when most agree that what works for you may not work for me and there are many out there who thinks that they can capitalise on others' lenses and thinking that using cameras from some big names will make their pictures better.
Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony
Hi ismokeweed79 ,
Please consider with sigma dslr SD-14 , will u ? It's the best dslr so far , even cany or noky can't compete with this one .
The best lens ever still sigma , and apply with the best dslr body also , with same brand as sigma ; it will get the best picture with the best IQ .
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If it come down to feeling... we should be comparing the same class of camera rather than a class higher up. If you are talking about your A230... it should be compared to 1000D (Canon) or D3000 (Nikon). Then you will know if the feel is better. If you want the feel of the 500D, then it should be compared to A350. If you want the feel of 40/50D then you have to find a semi-pro Sony DSLR (and so on and so for). Whats the use of comparing a A230 with a camera that is obviously one stage higher than it from a competitor brand?
@ Anthony Lee
IMO, the Sony NEX is a poor example of EVIL cameras - it is more focused towards the P&S shooter wanting a better quality camera in continuing to "point and shoot" in auto mode.
Better examples would be the Samsung NX10, Panasonic G2 and Olympus EP series, where full manual controls and other features are available. These cameras are enthusiast level and definitely not toys!
Samsung NX10+30mm, Fuji S6500FD
big fish in small tank
If pure image quality is the main concern, I'd pick the NEX-5. If full manual controls is the main concern, I'd skip all EVIL cameras and go for a full DSLR, where I can get full manual controls *and* uncompromised image quality.
TS i am sure u have gathered enough info la. everyone has different opinions, in the end still up to u. Grass may or may not be greener on the other side, but as long as u know what u r doing.
I am a covet shooter that jump ship quietly, to avoid all the exciting fireworks and bangs!
daredevil123 : I dun like Marling . I am a Tulip fanboy!
having said that, i love my A500 and still think its best among its price range.
see what i mean?