<troll>I don't actually own a Sony A7. Like most people didn't own the 5DIII or D600 when they came out but saw fit to hop on the bandwagon and complain. But this is me marching in the street anyway. With torches and flaming cocktails beckoning answers in regard to the A7 bayonet light leak I just read about. Nice firmware update.</troll>
The second of my two now disqualified entries clearly satisfied every "rule" for this challenge. I would like to DQ the host.
MarkByland: I didn't see it in the specs, but can this do Sidereal Rate for longer term night sky exposures? With a so-so Polar axis alignment a person could probably take in some decent short exposures (15-30s) without much star trailing.
Not that I don't currently own a nice go-to equatorial mount. I wouldn't personally mess with Alt/Az due to my astrophotography requirements. I was just more curious if Sidereal was an included speed rate with this product.
I like the irony here.
Paul Farace: I know this is like a non-driver criticizing the color of a Rolls Royce's hubcaps, but how many of you Nikon fans think the display screen on the back is a bit small? Beautiful camera though...
It has the 3.2" LCD which is only made small in appearance by the overall size of the camera, itself. I have the D7100 and the 3.2" Vs the 3.0" is a major difference on the plus side. Nice in-camera review and details are not sacrificed when reviewing in the higher resolution mode.
I didn't see it in the specs, but can this do Sidereal Rate for longer term night sky exposures? With a so-so Polar axis alignment a person could probably take in some decent short exposures (15-30s) without much star trailing.
cocopro: ‘our reason to exist is to push the envelope so that our pal SONY can break it.'
Yes, by being able to control the future Playstation VII with your mirrorless interchangeable lens camera phone.
Henry M. Hertz: the question is... does nikons claim hold up that ISO 1600 on this camera looks like ISO 800 on the D4.
i have not seen sample images yet.and is it JPG or RAW they speak about?
im not really interested in a better JPG noise reduction.i shoot only RAW.
@ Henry M. Hertz - because Nikon doesn't bloat numbers. They don't advertise ISO 1,000,000 when if can't get past 3200 without the image falling apart like soooo many other companies. Their (real) ISO numbers and low light performance are unmatched.
Lucas_: I'll never be convinced by a 16MP FF sensor.
Haven't shot one much, huh?
scrup: Declining sales will probably mean Canon will milk its existing sensor technology for another couple of years.
The general consumer public should hope not. Canon finally cleared the noise hurdle with their latest generation of cameras. While still not up to Nikon standards for low light AF performance, IMO, they have come a long way in the last two model years.
What Canon and Nikon need to do is trim down the amount of models in their line-ups and concentrate on innovating and staying neck and neck with broad-reaching electronics companies like $ony.
It will be a sad, sad day if the two original camera companies were crushed out of the camera-making business by companies who profess to manufacture a multitude electronic devices in addition to cameras.
It's because a majority of people don't trust the EVF in mirrorless cameras. It really is that simple. I hate the things. I appreciate the 1:1 visual analog connection to my subjects. It is some thing I depend upon for my photo making. It's not about the "quality" of the image so much as it is about the connection of the photographer with the subject. The EVF is horrible technology and I don't care what "advancements" or "innovations" Company $ (S) or Company F can come up with, it's still a major disconnect and, quite literally, a converted electronic view of the past.
I think we're only getting half the story here.
I really like the new P340. The P310 was a great P&S. Full manual control, easy to hold, great image quality. Nice that they added a 24-120 lens on the front.
Gesture: $900 with a kit lens. WAY TOO EXPENSIVE.
Will most likely have an in-store IR at any given time. It will hardly ever be at full MSRP.
Ari Aikomus: Still no High Speed Sync support with external flash??
It should run any assortment of Nikon-friendly radio triggers.
Still no legitimate, justifiable reason why camera companies are dropping the optical viewfinder. It all just sounds like cheaper, faster, more production units mojo to me.
I think camera companies could stand a few minutes behind the counter listening to customers complain for a day. Perhaps they'd see things differently. Not every one enjoys holding a camera at an obtuse parallax in relation to what the eye is seeing. People also can't stand not being able to use LCD in bright sunlight, yet another reason a finder was essential.
Great cameras all around. I recently traded my P310 and I wish now that I had not. The addition of RAW is certainly very welcomed. That was the one request I had for the P310. That, and maybe a 16MP sensor upgrade would have been great but would have required lens re-engineering to match. The P series cameras hold better in-hand than the S120. The lack of a grip bar on the front the S120 makes it difficult to one hand shoot if required. That was some thing the P310 could do all day. Much like the Fuji X20, this thing has an amazing close-focus distance for macro.
Henry Richardson: I normally don't make predictions, but I will this time. I predict that there will be some people who will buy this lens and make photos that are much better with it than the people who look down on them for using it and who post on dpreview. :-)
@ yabokkie - Uh, no technically Super Zooms still make a DSLR an actual DSLR. If some how the lens were to became permanently attached, yes, you now have a super Zoom on your hands. The RX10 does not have that feature, thus it is a Bridge Camera.
Why not just buy a camera and a pack to carry them in?