Man, I knew I was going to open a can of (annoying-ass) worms with my comment, but I said F-it.
Ok, lets do this. So let us first address that you obviously know how to google since the first thing you did was google me, Bravo, creepster! I will concede to your knowledge of interneting. 2nd, my point is that you are crapping on a company that you obviously have personal issues with. Your points, while totally valid to you, have little merit in a general discussion about proven products. The way I see it, its very closed minded to just say (paraphrasing) “Oh, I personally don’t like them, so that makes them terrible at what they do.” Who cares what they do and don’t choose to handle on their own on the backend. All companies use 3rd parties to deal with repairs and manufacturing. All companies use their own proprietary software. Sony is just like all the rest. The difference is, at the moment, they’re doing more right than wrong. Good solid equipment, listening to their customers (to a point) and updating their firmware (fairly) regularly to reflect the needs of the user. Following through with their line of cameras by backing them up with a very (undeniably) impressive and ever growing line of lenses. Yes, for the most part massive and way too expensive (especially from the point of view of an SLR user), but they show promise with more affordable ones as well. Lets not forget that Canon also makes other consumer and professional products other than camera related equipment. But I don’t hear this come up when people out there are massaging their preverbal testies. And then theres Nikon, who’s soul purpose in life is to make cameras and lens related products. Not doing to great these days are they? (Full disclosure, Im a life long Nikon users, but I know a dead horse when I see one). Point is, nitpicking about trivial things might win you a screaming contest, but it’s not going to change the facts. Sony is doing more than ok. Their picture quality is pretty damned impressive. Their RAW files are incredible. Everyone uses their sensors! Balking about this fact as being inconsequential is amateur BS. Its pretty much admitting that you spent a fortune on a camera only to shoot jpgs.
They do good Squishy. Its not made for everyone, especially wedding or sports photographers, but thats fine. Its ok that they exist and are offering something for a niche market. You don’t have to like it if its not for you.
And good god, if I hear another turd dropping “truth” about how 2x SD slots = Pro. Im gonna rip my D off! The definition of Pro isn’t: Holding-the-button-down-until-your-sensor-overheats-and-your-camera’s-processor-has-a-heart-attck. There are all kinds of “pro” photographers in this amazing world of ours! If (the proverbial) you actually NEED more than one SD slot, than a little mirrorless body obviously isn’t the right choice for you. It doesn’t mean that its not “pro”. And for the record, I didn’t call this camera “pro”. Though to me, anything that can give me print quality results (for and after) editing is pro enough for me…while Im taking pictures of my wife scratching my dog’s neck (check it! I too can internetz :P)
Full disclosure for the trolls that didn’t google me - I’m not a Sony fanboy, or as this dude called it, “Fony fanboy” (I bet he also tries to incorporate the term “nifty-fifty” into everyday conversation, and reads PetalPixel for their "articles") But I did have a Sony A7, which I begrudgingly purchased and quickly fell in love with. Not for its branding, but for its versatility (i.e. being able to easily use pretty much any mount lens on it that I wanted to, and getting decent to amazing results). Tho, I will admit that I am a Full-Frame whore. Digitally speaking, I will (happily) use anything that has a FF sensor and will let me attach my lenses to it. Which at the moment, Sony (Fony) being the only option. Oh well…I guess I’m just an awful person…
Ok, thats all I have to say. Have a nice day and stuff.