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JBTravel: The results are for the imaging division not the camera division, specifically. Sony currently has the momentum regarding digital sensors (consumer and industrial) and more and more companies around the world use their sensors. They also restructured in the last two years which may explain this financial exercise. That being said, it is good news for the camera division in the short and long run.

No, sensors are still under devices but they are moving to a different division as their own company in future. That's what the Oct article said. Sensors were never under Imaging division and will never be under imaging division in future, so in both cases you are wrong, jBTravel.

The devices division (under which the sensors still are) lost money.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 22:31 UTC
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JBTravel: The results are for the imaging division not the camera division, specifically. Sony currently has the momentum regarding digital sensors (consumer and industrial) and more and more companies around the world use their sensors. They also restructured in the last two years which may explain this financial exercise. That being said, it is good news for the camera division in the short and long run.

Exactly. Sensors are not part of imaging division.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 12:53 UTC
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Thorgrem: The logical conclusion of all these buy guides is that Amazon greatly overestimated the demand of Sony camera's and still have a huge stock left that needs to be sold. Why else such useless articles without use cases?

"Why else"

Because these are the best buys at this price range. That's why.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 06:49 UTC
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technotic: The bigger story here is is this the beginning of the implosion of the photography industry in general? Samsung are a highly profitable company from what I know and could easily sustain some losses in the camera division if they saw a future in this business. Is this sign of things to come?

Just a Photographer, Sony digital imaging division includes professional Hollywood and broadcast cameras, live broadcast equipment, accessories, audio, etc. That history dates back to 20 years. Samsung had no such history in imaging division. Especially in broadcast division Sony is #1 in market. Canon will disappear before Sony imaging division does.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 13:06 UTC
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Photato: Would love to see this baby scaled down for 1" sensor.

RX100 is old but the G9X has same specs. Sensor isn't that much different either. Plus street prices are about $100 lower for new and $200 lower for refurbished / open box

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 18:40 UTC
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Photato: Would love to see this baby scaled down for 1" sensor.

I did compare them side by side at

http://j.mp/1NHyNgB

before responding to your post

Ity's not that much smaller than RX100 which actually sells cheaper ($379) one seller on Amazon

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
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Photato: Would love to see this baby scaled down for 1" sensor.

G9X has slower lens than III and IV (F4.9 at tele vs F2.8 at tele) and unlike those cameras is missing EVF too

G9X is not that much smaller than the original RX100 which sells cheaper than $499 now

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 18:11 UTC
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Photato: Would love to see this baby scaled down for 1" sensor.

Ricoh lens is slower with F2.8. Given RX100 is F1.8 at wide angle, most of that APSC advantage is lost. Ricoh doesn't have useful zoom, or EVF, o great video, and it's not even smaller than RX100. Rx100 wins hands down.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
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Photato: Would love to see this baby scaled down for 1" sensor.

RX100 is already F1.8 at wide end. . RX100 has zoom that is far more useful and it is still a small camera. There is no need for fixed lens RX100. No one is going to buy it over the regular more useful RX100

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:41 UTC
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Photato: Wow I thought the RX1 was Sony experiment testing the waters of FF Mirrorless !
Obviously this is a luxury item and I would expect nothing but top notch performance from it, we know that sensor is awesome but would be the Optics too?
When I compared my EOS M & 22mm Lens to the original RX1 I saw little difference in proportion to cost.

Silly claims as RX1 is one of the highest rated lens on dxomark

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:36 UTC
On article RED unveils RAVEN, a lightweight and portable 4K camera (161 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Curious to see how the Red Raven Base I/O package stacks up against Canon's C 300 II in terms of price, performance, and acceptance within the professional cinematography user community? Should be an interesting matchup since they both use the Canon EF lens mount natively. Competition is good for everybody, but even Red knows that their chances for success are much improved with a Canon EF lens mount. Go Red! :))

Speedbooster cannot be used on native Canon mount due to flange distance. It's available for Fuji, M4/3 and Sony E-mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 05:10 UTC
On article RED unveils RAVEN, a lightweight and portable 4K camera (161 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Curious to see how the Red Raven Base I/O package stacks up against Canon's C 300 II in terms of price, performance, and acceptance within the professional cinematography user community? Should be an interesting matchup since they both use the Canon EF lens mount natively. Competition is good for everybody, but even Red knows that their chances for success are much improved with a Canon EF lens mount. Go Red! :))

Lets not forget FS7 which is only half the price, but it has superior FPS than both. It not only can use Canon lenses with Metabones adapter, but it can do something special with Canon lenses (FF look) with speedbooster adapter which cameras with native Canon mount can't do as Speedbooster requires mirrorless mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (535 comments in total)
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kodakrome: Great specs on this Sony. But great specs don't make a great camera. There are all kinds of usability issues that can be more important than pixel level noise at high ISO's. What's important to a real photographer could be entirely different than what's important to a gearhead.

http://blog.mingthein.com/2015/08/25/the-sony-a7r-ii-a7rii/

That's just one bblogger who is a nobody opinion.Here is someone else who highly recommends it

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A7r_II/

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:29 UTC
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (535 comments in total)
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Henrikw: This certainly hasn't put me off acquiring this little beast. Combined with the amazing AF capabilities, Sony has shown Canon and Nikon what innovation looks like. Watch and learn. Well done Sony!

"Are you kidding?"

No, he isn't kidding as main sensor AF is far more accurate than DSLRs that has a separate AF sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 03:51 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (752 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: Wait, can the a6000 or the old A7; cameras that I can afford, do this too?

Do what? A6000 has eye AF

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
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Fotoni: Yet another expensive camera with crippled 8-bit low bitrate video compression.

95MB/s (760Mbit/s) write speed cards are not expensive anymore. They can write RAW 12-bit with 1080p30 or Prores 4K 30p 10-bit 422

Blackmagic did it right for video compression. Other companies are still learning...

Even $6,000 C100 MK II only does 8 bit

10 bit video might be too much data for A7R2 (heat issues)

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 06:31 UTC
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BigOne: "Sony’s extensive collection of FE lenses"

Of which there are eight.

12 native ‘FE’ full frame lenses plus zeiss loxia lenses

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 05:40 UTC
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CaptureAll: Good review but you should have included the Nexus 4 and iPhone 5S.

Going slightly OT here; the main benefit (imho) is regular OTA updates, both of the above have them. All other Androids get updates when your carrier approves them, which takes months, or may never happen at all. Sure, you can root your device then put on a custom ROM but. not everyone wants or knows how to do that.

My point is hardware is good but if software is buggy or lacks a feature the updates (to the camera) my not come as quickly as the Google Nexus or iPhone devices.

Z1 is better sexier looking phone with glass on both sides. LG looks cheap next to it.

Z1 looks and feels premium. LG looks and feels like a toy.

Z1 is dust and water proof with dedicated camera button to take photos even under water. LG would
be dead if it gets wet.

So it's not as one sided as your continuous anti Z1 comments would suggest.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 10:59 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

Panasonic were so influenced by Sony that they even copied the naming system (i,e Nexx7). Where is GX2, GX3 --- GX6? Sony inherited the naming system from Minolta where 7 series were higher end enthusiast and 5 series were lower specs than 7 Series. And Minolta also had 9 for professional cameras, i.e Minolta Maxxum 9000 (same system that Sony inherited, A900, A99, etc).

Sony bought Minolta, but I can't see why Panasonic would choose to call it 7, unless they have just decided that they are going to follow the same Minolta naming system.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 19:12 UTC as 299th comment | 6 replies
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