Why did Sony's FF A900/850 fail in the marketplace?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Why did the A900 and A850 fail in the marketplace? Was it all solely
    due to high ISO noise? I still think that FF, 24 megapixels and very
    good low ISO performance coupled with low prices should have produced
    winners for them. Or was it pro avoidance of anything not Canon and
    Nikon, as irrational as that might seem?
    RichA, Jun 24, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    On 6/23/2011 9:08 PM, RichA wrote:
    > Why did the A900 and A850 fail in the marketplace? Was it all solely
    > due to high ISO noise? I still think that FF, 24 megapixels and very
    > good low ISO performance coupled with low prices should have produced
    > winners for them. Or was it pro avoidance of anything not Canon and
    > Nikon, as irrational as that might seem?



    Y Our qualifications for making marketing decisions are.
    Question previously asked, but never answered.)

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    Peter
    PeterN, Jun 24, 2011
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  3. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    On 6/23/2011 10:10 PM, Rich wrote:
    > PeterN<> wrote in news:4e03ee2a$0$12487
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    >
    >> On 6/23/2011 9:08 PM, RichA wrote:
    >>> Why did the A900 and A850 fail in the marketplace? Was it all solely
    >>> due to high ISO noise? I still think that FF, 24 megapixels and very
    >>> good low ISO performance coupled with low prices should have produced
    >>> winners for them. Or was it pro avoidance of anything not Canon and
    >>> Nikon, as irrational as that might seem?

    >>
    >>
    >> Y Our qualifications for making marketing decisions are.
    >> Question previously asked, but never answered.)
    >>

    >
    > Tangent noted.

    Good No state your qualifications for offering your opinion.
    Alternatively, you should state the facts upon which your opinion is based.

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    Peter
    PeterN, Jun 24, 2011
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  4. On Jun 23, 8:08 pm, RichA <> wrote:
    > Why did the A900 and A850 fail in the marketplace?  Was it all solely
    > due to high ISO noise?  I still think that FF, 24 megapixels and very
    > good low ISO performance coupled with low prices should have produced
    > winners for them.  Or was it pro avoidance of anything not Canon and
    > Nikon, as irrational as that might seem?


    I think they didn't have the lenses people expect in a top-level
    pro camera, and nobody else actually needs 24MP or anything
    like it. (I'm not actually sure any pros really truly need that
    much resolution either.) Remember, all they really had to
    offer was being relatively cheap; that's less important
    to a successful pro for several reasons.
    David Dyer-Bennet, Jun 28, 2011
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  5. David Dyer-Bennet <> wrote:

    > I think they didn't have the lenses people expect in a top-level
    > pro camera, and nobody else actually needs 24MP or anything
    > like it. (I'm not actually sure any pros really truly need that
    > much resolution either.)


    If you produce large meter banners, where people can get a bit
    closer, you need much more resolution. If you print 4x3 meters
    (e.g. a sales booth backdrop) where people are getting close
    and where it needs to look good, you need 420 MPix (at 150 dpi).
    (Neither of which I do.)

    A 40x60 cm (just shy of 16x24 inch) print at 300 dpi already
    needs 33 MPix.

    So I guess 24 MPix might be on the small side for some pro
    applications and even some amateur uses.

    (And no, I'm not saying that big prints with much less pixels
    can't be stunning.)

    -Wolfgang
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jul 3, 2011
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