Unfair & biased Group test
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27-09-11, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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I think the Sony found itself in the group test purely on the basis of the fast FPS, I agree it seemed odd to be pitching it against cameras twice the price.
Saddly I think the main factor that let it down was auto focus speed during the test. I use Canon equipment but am by no means bias TBH I think most of the cameras are very similar and can take equally good shots in the right hands however I just bought a Canon on the basis of it ticking the right boxes for me and it felt right.
I agree with your rationale concerning the burst rates mentioned, however as the A55 shoots at 10fps (faster than the 7d), you would have thought it logical to put the faster of the 2 Sony's or even both in to the hat, to highlight how much quicker the A55 and it's newer technology was (there was after all 2 Nikons & 2 Canons). A missed opportunity of rubbishing or praising the new Slt's maybe ?.
Regarding your second point, I also totally agree, I don't think anyone makes a bad dslr, yes Canon is top, but having been doing it for 40+ years it should be, depending on who you speak to it's either Sony or Nikon in second place, with Pentax making bit of comeback.
I find the A55 just too small and the button placement naff, but there are lots of people that love it, the A65 & A77 are the 2nd generation of Slt's both are bigger with 24mp & 10fps+, and lots of fancy features, to put this new technology into context imagine the winning camera (the 7d), with slt technology, how good an action camera would that be ?..
And yes part of me wishes the Mag would do a 7d vs A55 test, i have no doubt the 7d would walk the iq aspect (the A580 beats the A55's iq anyway), but as far as action & fast focussing are concerned is the difference worth Â£600 ?. Bearing in mind that the A55 was Sony's first generation Slt.
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