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As one of the "Australian Kids" Mike referred to (I'm the one on the right), I've been watching our video spread with a mix of delight and horror. We really just wanted to give the locals an idea of what to expect, but we seem to have inadvertently conducted a global launch event in our downstairs studio.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2013 on Sony A7 and A7r Announced at The Online Photographer
I don't usually comment on TOP, but this is a topic that's near and dear to me. I work as a product specialist for Sony in Australia, and unless the Croatian Sony people have some information I don't, they've given Vlatko a bum steer on a few features of the NEX-3/5; The 7fps mode is not reduced resolution. It's very similar to the shutter-priority mode on the A550; focus and AE lock on the first frame, but full res at your chosen quality until the buffer fills. EV adjustments don't require you to go into the menus. The rear jog-dial provides one-touch access to EV adjustment, or in Manual mode, toggles between shutter speed and aperture adjustment. Vlatko is correct about ISO adjustments, however; they are accessible by menu only. Housekeeping aside, I've been using the NEX-5 primarily with the 16mm f2.8 or the A-Mount 50mm f/1.8 via the adapter, and shooting black & white candids, typically in very low light. It's a camera uniquely well suited to the job; the manual-focus assist and continual high-quality B&W preview make it easy to see what you're doing, the tiltable screen makes an excellent waist-level viewfinder, and high-ISO performance is excellent.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2010 on Sony NEX-5 Hands On at The Online Photographer
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