Sony Alpha 5000

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Djarum, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    this one should please the tiny camera crowd.
  3. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    It's a NEX in all but name. Sony said a while ago that they were dropping the NEX branding and consolidating all ILc's under the Alpha brand.
  4. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    I didn't see that there was a thread announcing these, even though that thread is a few weeks old. I guess it just suprised me of the "NEX" moniker getting dropped. It also begs the question if Sony is going to go entirely mirrorless in the future.
  5. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I don't think there's any question that this is the case. But owners of Alpha mount glass should be taken care of.
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I'm hopeful they might settle down an emphasize the lens selection for a while.
  7. Brian style

    Brian style Regular

    Jan 3, 2014
    Lens selection has been Sony's Achilles heal since the NEX line started. They seem waaaay more interested in developing bodies than lenses. Which is obviously backwards for an interchangeable lens system.
  8. yakky

    yakky Regular

    Nov 30, 2013
    Not only does it show in quantity but quality of glass. Fanboys will love anything but the old alpha glass was just outclassed by Nikon and Canon.
  9. I disagree. I think Sony has done a respectable job in growing the original two lenses to the vast array available from Sony and other partners.

    20 Lenses from Sony alone in the past 3 years is pretty good.

    43 including other vendors

    Granted perhaps the one you desire is not available, but that does not mean they are not trying,