As the perfect camera. I’ve blogged about this before, and am more than likely to again. This beaten to death horse has enough life left to keep us beating on it for a while.
Why is it that the perfect camera eludes us ? That is doesn’t truly exist. There are several reasons to that. First of all, it’s all very depending on your shooting style. The ideal cam for landscape photographer might not sit well with an action sports shooter’s needs. Sheesh, Fujifilm even released a wedding optimized model ! Which wasn’t dumb at all after all. They call it a “niche product”, but in this case that’s an awfully big niche. Among the very few remaing money making photography genres, weddings probably comes in the top 5, if not top 3 position.
I wrote not so long ago I had found a camera that was very, very close to the perfect match for me. It was this baby :
It did also everything very well. Single frame autofocus was the fastest in its class (yes, in all lighting conditions, and more accurately than the super hyped Olympus E-M5). Image quality was lovely. There were plenty of lenses options to chose from, though it very rarely parted with the awesome PL25/1.4 that you can see mounted here. User Interface was the best I have ever used on any camera (and we’re talking over 25 different models of all brands here). Yet, it yielded to this kid
DOF. Depth of Field. That lovely creamy background blur that give portaits a professional and appealing look.
Oh yes, I was about to forget, the NEX also has the Focus Peaking feature that allows me to easily focus older manual lenses, and that’s insanely fun. But the 5N (above) is an awfully quirky little camera with a (bad) joke autofocus system and lame user interface. Thankfully, Sony decided to improve upon it a bit and release this upgrade, the NEX6.
I’ve decided to treat myself to this baby, pre-ordered it today, should lay my grubby hands on it within a few weeks… Sometimes keeping the quest alive is sweet.