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Jan 15, 2019 18:55:54   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
Sony just announced firmware upgrades fro the A9 and A7iii and A7Riii as well as the release of a new APS-C A6400.

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Jan 15, 2019 18:56:46   #
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Jan 15, 2019 21:59:41   #
ORpilot
 
I am a Sony user but not sure why they did NOT include the 5-x stabilization of the a6500. It is like the a6300 and a6000 using only in lens stabilization at only $200 difference between the a6500 and a6400. I would opt for the a6500. I don't see the value.

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Jan 16, 2019 00:42:12   #
Wingpilot (a regular here)
 
I've had the A6000 and currently have the A6300. I'm not sure I see the point of the soon to come A6400. If I were in the market to do so, I'd just go for the A6500. I don't have any firm evidence for saying so, but it seems to me that the A6500 would be the better value.

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Jan 16, 2019 02:21:06   #
le boecere
 
Wingpilot wrote:
I've had the A6000 and currently have the A6300. I'm not sure I see the point of the soon to come A6400. If I were in the market to do so, I'd just go for the A6500. I don't have any firm evidence for saying so, but it seems to me that the A6500 would be the better value.


Yup! Me, too.

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Jan 16, 2019 04:25:47   #
le boecere
 
repleo wrote:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1453768-REG/sony_ilce_6400_b_alpha_a6400_mirrorless_digital.html

No mention of IBIS. Seems to be a tweek on the A6000 / A6300 instead of the A6500 with some focusing and video enhancements.


Also new firmware upgrade for A9, A7R iii and A7Riii
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/promotion/14847/special-announcement-1-15.html?utm_medium=Email%201706594&utm_campaign=NewAnnouncement&utm_source=Sony%20190115&utm_content=Retail&utm_term=new-from-sony&encEmail=4E9995C1E9C9F11FFE0E87526E0A2628C574E3FA7E8C0E167ED16E5B57A89D70
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1453768-REG... (show quote)


I see that "Mirrorless Comparison" is suggesting that the a6400 is actually designed for the a5100 market (and user).

"The previous Sony model to specifically target this user-base was the a5100, which was released over four years ago in mid-2014. "

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Jan 16, 2019 08:28:03   #
mas24
 
repleo wrote:
Sony just announced firmware upgrades fro the A9 and A7iii and A7Riii as well as the release of a new APS-C A6400.


Firmware so quickly on the Sony a6400? There was a quick firmware after the a6300 was released, to quell the overheating problem on video mode.

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Jan 16, 2019 08:49:50   #
Low Budget Dave
 
* A6300 Mark ii

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Jan 16, 2019 09:19:00   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
repleo wrote:
Sony just announced firmware upgrades fro the A9 and A7iii and A7Riii as well as the release of a new APS-C A6400.


Yes, it has been ALL OVER THE INTERNET. Old news.

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Jan 16, 2019 11:40:38   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
billnikon wrote:
Yes, it has been ALL OVER THE INTERNET. Old news.

The A6400 was announced by Sony Jan 15 @ 2 pm. Everything before that was speculation and most of the speculation was centered on an upgrade to the A6500 or an APSC version of the A7iii. I don’t think the A6400 was what folks were expecting so there appears to be some disappointment. However I wouldn’t be surprised if they come out with something to meet the higher expectations before the end of the year.

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Jan 16, 2019 11:48:05   #
tinplater
 
Yeah!!! Improved eye AF with animal eye AF now a reality. This will be huge with many of those on the fence of which system to go with (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, etc). If you like shooting animals the choice is almost a no brainer. I'm so pleased I can add this feature to my a7III at no cost (I was prepared for Sony to incorporate this into a new high end camera like the A7000).

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Jan 16, 2019 11:59:52   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
repleo wrote:
The A6400 was announced by Sony Jan 15 @ 2 pm. Everything before that was speculation and most of the speculation was centered on an upgrade to the A6500 or an APSC version of the A7iii. I don’t think the A6400 was what folks were expecting so there appears to be some disappointment. However I wouldn’t be surprised if they come out with something to meet the higher expectations before the end of the year.


You can be sure Sony will introduce new models. Sony has the reputation of bringing out new models more times in a year than the number of pigs in a litter. And that's saying something.
Sony also offers more camera models than any other camera manufacture. And, unlike other camera manufactures, they continue to make older models. A prime example is the Sony RX100 series, you can still get the I, II, III, IV, and V versions of this camera, and the new VI. Again, Sony is determined to dominate the market in every facet of digital camera manufacture.

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Jan 16, 2019 13:02:06   #
gwilliams6
 
ORpilot wrote:
I am a Sony user but not sure why they did NOT include the 5-x stabilization of the a6500. It is like the a6300 and a6000 using only in lens stabilization at only $200 difference between the a6500 and a6400. I would opt for the a6500. I don't see the value.


Sony will still sell the A6500 with its IBIS. The A6400 is the new entry-level APS-C for vloggers.With all the new focusing and AI tech in that A6400 and a flip up screen for $900, they had to leave out something, and that was the IBIS. There are many Sony APS-C lenses available with OSS (Optical Steady Shot) lens stabilization like the 10-18mm f4 and 18-105mm f4, both would be great for vlogging. The upcoming A7000 will be the new top-of-the-line Sony Pro-level APS-C camera with IBIS and many A9 features and 4k/60p video. Expect its announcement at WPPI in February or NAB in spring.

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Jan 16, 2019 15:34:05   #
tinplater
 
billnikon wrote:
Yes, it has been ALL OVER THE INTERNET. Old news.


Maybe old to you, but I only noticed it for the first time today. Doesn't matter...old or new...it's GREAT news as far as I'm concerned. I was worried I'd have to buy an entirely new camera to get animal eye autofocus. Now just have a free upgrade coming. Big advantage of eye focus over Nikon, hey Bill?

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Jan 16, 2019 18:29:33   #
cucharared (a regular here)
 
tinplater wrote:
Yeah!!! Improved eye AF with animal eye AF now a reality. This will be huge with many of those on the fence of which system to go with (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, etc). If you like shooting animals the choice is almost a no brainer. I'm so pleased I can add this feature to my a7III at no cost (I was prepared for Sony to incorporate this into a new high end camera like the A7000).


OK, now that animal eye AF sounds good.

ron

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