I Hope the Sony a5 Is Astonishing, But I Don’t Want One

The Sony a5 sounds like one of the most exciting new cameras to come from Sony in a while if it’s real.

If there’s anything that I’ve learned about Sony and cameras, it’s that the Sony a5 will probably be a flawed attempt at greatness. The camera has been reported to be in the works and may be an entry-level, full-frame camera. The Sony a5 would enter a market already teeming with full-frame camera options. However, the Sony a5 is reported to be something more akin to a rangefinder. For those of us who’ve been in the photo world for years, liken it to a Mamiya 6. For everyone else, think of a rangefinder with a grip and autofocus. Sony has undoubtedly come a long way in the past decade, and there are high hopes for its future. But the Sony a5 is a camera I probably won’t want despite it sounding like almost everything I’ve been asking for.

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Video: What We Want in the Sony a5 (If It’s Real and Not Fake)

On a recent episode of Pro Camera Reviews, the Reviews Team at the Phoblographer discussed the possible Sony a5.

Is it real? We honestly don’t know. But if the Sony a5 is real, then we’ve got a ton of questions. Like, what’s the pricing going to be? Will it still really be over $1,000? What sensor will be inside? Will Sony remove a whole lot of their more innovative features? And if Sony does that, then why would someone buy the camera? Will it still have a DSLR style camera body? If Sony were to make one of these come out, then it would probably be very soon. A Sony a5 camera would be a very entry-level option for the market. It would most likely be targeted at the hobbyist. Heck, they may even take away a control dial and make it more like the Sony a6000 series of cameras.

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