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New APS-C Compact from Sony?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by eddiewood, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. eddiewood

    eddiewood Active Member

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    Sonyalpharumors have a rumour that Sony are doing a new compact camera with APS-C sensor.

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    I think they should bring out loads more cameras and less lenses.
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    You should work for Sony, you'd fit right it. :D
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    First think he'd do is change the Badge :D
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    ..they're doing it to bring out some that are compatible with Sigma lenses :devil:
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    the interesting thing is the mention of a zoom pancake lens... quite why sony felt the need to stick a body to it instead of a e-mount is well sony i suppose
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    Well it would certainly sell more cameras... :D
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    That's the bit that puzzles me. But isn't the "problem" with NEX and pancakes to do with flange distance or someint? Don't ask me, I just read it once and it hurts my head. :p
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    Dirty git.
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    I love the smell of flange in the morning.
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    'cos it's a rebadged Fuji :devil:
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    if that were the case for NEX and presumably it not a problem for the likes of samsung NX and m34 etc then all that's stopping sony is adding a few mm to their lenses (like you would with a lens adapter).

    Not sure but I suspect the problem is sony being morons rather than actual technical limitations
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    It might turn out to be pretty good then. :rotfl:
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    That'll be the problem, they'll not be able to make a 30mm (or whatever) pancake without making it too long/large. It isn't then a compact pancake and rather defeats the whole point of it. :D

    So NEX offers the advantage of putting practically any lens on the front, but not if you want compactness. Maybe this compact will be Sony's answer to that problem?
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    well if was a pancake for a SLR yes, but not for a mirrorless system like samsung. I can assure you the samsung combo with it's 30mm pancake is pretty compact. In any case I'm confident there's no technical limitation just stupidity or deafness on sony's part
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    +1 :mad:
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    Who said that.
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    But we aren't talking about Samsung. :confused:
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    Don they make Tellys?
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    No, they make the panels inside Sony tellys. :D
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    Yeah Sony do that :thumbsup:
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    Have to say, they make a good ebook reader though.
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    let me start again

    sony NEX has a 18mm flange - supposedly this makes it hard or impossible to make pancakes for it

    micro 4/3 has a flange of 20mm and samsung NX has a 25.5mm flange - yet they have pancake lenses - if it was just about flange distance then all we're talking about is adding 2-7.5mm to a pancake lens to make it work on NEX.
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    ..... should be making more lenses instead.
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    ....other than for E-Mount I'd probably disagree ;)
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    So if the Samsung 30mm pancake is 21.5mm long, the Sony version would be getting on for 30mm? Bit chunky.
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    well still a huge improvement on the kit lens but as i say it's probably not the actual reason why sony hasn't been releasing pancake lenses
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    Are you suggesting Sony are crap at getting lenses out the door? How dare you! :rotfl:
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    ...he's not suggesting anything Eddie :D
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    ..... for your requirements. You getting the 500 f4?
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