Loc: West Virginia
A Sony A7sII is a new camera technologyou known as mirror less, and is not a DSLR or DSLT. However, it is a serious camera body that accepts E mount Sony lenses and you can use old Minolta and modern Sony A mount lenses with it. That particular camera body is 2-3000$ and lenses range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Video on modern cameras is so nice, they are used to shoot commercials, movies and TV shows when larger traditional movie cameras are impractical.
3 grand for the body plus an expensive lens. A bit heavy and cumbersome at this point. I'm thinking there is a future for it in hunting as it evolves and the price comes down. Thermal would still have it beat in a lot of scenarios.
Loc: West Virginia
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
That is pretty cool. Why don't they have spotting scopes (at least) using that technology?
Right now, it is newly developed proprietary technology from SONY. The big player in cameras is Nikon, then Canon, and then a distant third is SONY. The last 10 years, SONY has been really developing their camera technology in hopes to become a serious player in the camera market. Their Technology is top notch, and NIKON is even using a Sony sensor in some of their DSLR cameras. There lenses are where they are lacking. However, photographers are the biggest "fan boys" in the world, and arcially.
The mirrorless camera technology drastically reduces the weight and size of a professional interchangeable lens camera, so I am certain everyone will try to replicate or surpass the technology eventually. Those A7s will even sync with the internet to upload pictures straight to the net. Pro wedding photographers were tired of getting sniped at weddings since everyone has camera phones now. e die hard brand guys. Plus, each brand of camera uses a certain lens mount. So if you have thousands invested in lens for canon, buying a new Sony or Nikon wouldn't be a good move financially.
By the way, it isn't really "night vision" the camera just has a SUPER high ISO setting.