Why did you buy a Sony?

Discussion in 'Sony Cameras' started by EDL, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Kolia

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    It would only make sense if we knew how much R&D money is being put by each company.

    100% of 20$ vs 20% of 100$ ...


     
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    The Sony rep was at Best Buy and talked me into it :) Either way, I am a beginner and Sony seems more instructive than the others. Or at least I personally understand the menus and settings. It also has a built in Stabilizer I believe and that seems to help me since I am usually moving around more than the subject trying to get the right shot. As I learn more, I don't know if I will stick with Sony or go to Nikon or Canon....stay tuned
     
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    Using a Nikon or Canon is weird after using a Sony Alpha when you realized you're kind of guessing how the picture will come out.

    Funny story about BB. I was there looking at all 3 brands before I got a DSLR and the Cannon rep was there. We were chatting for a bit when I picked up the A33. The thing that caught my eye was the live view and tilting screen. Then I looked through the eye piece and noticed the level. I asked the Canon rep why the more expensive T3i didn't have those features and she got mad. :lmao: It was a legitimate question too as I knew nothing about DSLR's.
     
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    Why by Sony.. because I have several Minolta and Tamron lenes that work just fine on the Sony
     
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    My wife bought me a Sony a200 for my 40th 3 years ago. It was my first DSLR. While out shopping yesterday she bought my a Sony a37, my first DSLT.
    We have been talking about upgrading my camera for a while.
     
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    After researching camera's for a few weeks I decided on the A55 as an entry level into photography. With no vision of what I wanted to take photo's of I have continually played with different styles.

    I was going to upgrade to the A77 however will wait to see what comes of the A78 in the next few months.

    Only downside for me is the lowlight but I can live with that.

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    I wanted to get away from the bulky dslrs. At the same point i wanted a apc sized sensor and the ability to add lenses. I also wanted a viewfinder in the camera. These 4 wishes led me to the sony nex7. I kept my dslr for away but found that i was never using the nikon and when i did, i spent more times in the settings trying to get the same foto as i was so easily getting with the nex7. I was such a crazy difference in how easy and fast i got good shots with the nex7. I sold my nikon gear. When i wanted full frame, i bought the RX1.
     
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    I used a friend's Minolta 7D and then found out that Sony had acquired the camera line from Minolta. I purchased a Sony A350 back in 2008, then sold it a couple year later in favor of the A300's sensor. Shortly after, I picked up a used Minolta 7D after finding that the lenses are interchangeable. Some years later, I purchased a second A300 as a backup. A secondary reason I chose the Sony Alpha is that I like the menus and control placement a bit better than the entry-level Nikons or Canons.
     
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    I didn't, I bought Nikon. But I think Sony makes the sensor... if that counts...
     
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    I thought, hmmmm? If the sensors in some top end cameras are coming from Sony(think Nikon), then why not just skip the middle man and get the better camera!



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    Just because they make the best sensors doesn't mean they make really good bodies etc.
     
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    I bought a sony because I had an acquaintance who owned a NEX5 and the image quality compared to my old xsi just blew me away. While I love the features on my NEX-7, I cant say I am impressed with how it has held up. :-(
     

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