Just finished watching the fantastic live webcast and Paul mentioned that Sony has not made a decision yet as to whether the next FF (a900/850 successors) will have either an optical viewfinder (OVF) or an electronic viewfinder (EVF). Instead, Paul mentioned, that Sony is going to monitor feeback, and, the acceptance of the new a77.
Well, here's my feeback.
I have been using the a900 for more than 3.5 years now and as much as I'm impressed by the a77 features, I'm not going to buy one and wait for the next FF instead (as I did last time, when I skipped the a700 and waited for the a900). My worry, however, is that Sony is going to take the good sales figures of the a77 (which I'm sure they will get) and mistake it for full approval to ditch the OVF alltogether. Considering the fantastic reputation the OVF of the a900 has (Luminous Landscapes called it one of the best OVFs out there), I think that would be a mistake. I'm not saying I will not use them, but for the time being, I think FF shooters should be given the choice between OVF and EVF by offering 2 models.
If I have the choice, I prefer OVF (at least for my main camera, don't mind EVF for back-up body).
What do other users think? Sony said they are still gethering feedback, so - lets provide it.
Message was edited by: Thalamus.
Made you post a sticky so that it doesn't get lost in the ether
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