Dennis: I wish someone would make a fixed lens UW camera with one of the 'premium' digicam sensors (1/1.7" through the Sony 1" sensor) and something like a fixed f/2 lens at 28mm equivalent.
With wireless charging and wireless upload, so no chance of any seals breaking due to user error.
Jogger: Is this a telescoping zoom?? Looks far too compact for a 600mm.
"Ingenious optical design features minimize the movement of lens groups within the lens when zooming. This reduces the amount of barrel extension needed to cover the complete focusing range, making the entire lens more compact."
So in a word - yes.
brownie314: Wait, are we supposed to believe that DPR doesn't already have this body and have been testing it? I know they have to play dumb, just seems kinda weird that they post this like it is a surprise. I know they already have this body. I can't remember a major camera announcement over the past few years that didn't have a DPR "first impressions review" within a few hours of it being announced. I can only conclude that they have special access to these bodies.
Yeah, they have the liberty to only post 'rumors' that they know is true, so they won't look bad later with some wrong info.
Josh SZ: I even don't think you can call it "silver" edition because the body is totally black.
I would suggest Leica just focusing on its lens business…
Ze Germans are terrible with products with color names.
Mercedes AMG Black series aren't all black either, unless they say the tires are black - just like how they're saying the lens is silver here.
Can you show a picture of the GM1 with an MFT lens where the lens is actually taller than the camera? Thanks.
Edmond Leung: The announcement of these FF cameras is equivalent to the announcement of the death of APS-C and 4/3.Who will buy the APS-C and 4/3 anymore?Good bye APS-C and 4/3.
"Too sweeping of a statement. You're not factoring in the total cost with regards to lens investment, etc."
I know! That $1700 doesn't even include a lens!$300 gets you an NEX3/GF5 with kit lens too!
Who will buy APSC and MFT? People won't don't/won't pay $1700 for a camera body.
Try that question again when Sony sells these for $300.
nunatak: "Adobe is also offering customers, whose credit or debit card information was involved, the option of enrolling in a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership where available."
as if this gets them off the hook. their security lapses are causing additional work (time and money) for all those involved, and at a bare minimum should compensate customers with a full years rebate or a full years free subscription. customer's choice. i trust Adobe to keep my data safe, and if they can't guarantee security they should go back to physical releases.
how many times should we renew our credit card numbers and passwords because of lame assed security? deeply aggrieved.
Good luck if you're looking for more stuff.Sony got hacked even harder and they still only gave people a year of credit monitoring and a 30 day subscription.
JosephScha: To Ken Johnes: re "and John Alli ,stop being a silly copycat , trying to sell photos of someone else´s artwork?you thought no one will notice? eh? ;-)"
In the 2010 ruling (at the link above) it says that Alli sought out a copyright holder and was informed by the architect of the memorial that they were the copyright holder. They lied. Alli paid them 10% of his profit from the image. Gaylord sued Alli, which made him aware of the true copyright holder ... but the decision does not follow up on what happened in that story. Point it, he didn't thing no one would notice, he did his best to follow the law.
So USPS now needs to sue the 'fake' copyright holder to reclaim their loss.
Hachu21: To DPR :What about focus peaking?What about handheld HDR?What about the exposure time up to 250s and the new nightscenes?And the background defocus mode? Is it a useless gadget or not?
Even for a "first impression", please speak about the new functions.
And... are you sure the sensor is the same?Canon's sites are making a difference- G15 = CMOS sensor- G16 = BSI CMOS sensor
Thanks for the review.
Shouldn't this site be big enough to sacrifice a G15 & a G16, and actually open them up and compare the sensors physically?
JustDavid: 'announced alongside two equally rugged lenses' - surely not 2m shockproof lenses :)
What good is waterproofing to 20m when the AW1 can only go down to 15m?
Can I pair multiple QX cameras to a single smartphone?Can they be used simultaneously?
The problem is that these are designed for people with 3 hands.
Marty4650: Hold on... lets get serious.
This is a $400 camera, including the lens. And in a few months, you will probably see it selling for $349. This is CHEAPER than every current high end compact with a 1/1.8" sensor. Those floor mats in your BMW probably cost more than this camera does.
Unless Sony has somehow screwed up this version of the 20 MP sensor, the IQ should be superb for both stills and videos.
Were you expecting a pro quality build at this price? Or a 1,000,000 dot LCD with swivel screen? Or perhaps a killer EVF?
Sony just took a shot across Canon's bow. And created a very nice second camera for NEX users.
This is a lot of camera for the price. Sony will have a hit on their hands.
Another Rebel T3 price drop soon then?
Shengji: $300 -> $500 early bird discount. I absolutely hate these high pressure buy now don't think about it discounts to the point where I will not pledge for them, no matter how badly I want it. If they need sales tactics to sell their product, my thinking is that the product isn't going to sell itself.
Get it on the used market for < $100 2 years later.If they don't run away with the kickstarter money first and actually deliver that is ...
Kudos to the sales person @ Sony for convincing Hasselblad to make another overpriced derivative camera.
PDAF covering only 80% of the sensor = this is a beta product.
vapentaxuser: Raising the starting price over its predecessor by $100 is a risky move on Sony's part. I guess they're operating on the assumption that any other enthusiast compacts coming out later in the Summer/Fall will still have 1/1.7" sensors. It might be worthwhile to wait a few months to see what else comes out before buying this camera.
That's the advantage of selling sensors to a large number of makers. You get a pretty good idea of what you're up against.
UK only? Nowhere else?