StevenE: Should also talk about the angle at which light strikes the sensor. In FF the angle at the corners is pretty extreme, causing light loss and vignetting. This becomes even more extreme in mirrorless cameras since the flange distance gets smaller, like Sony A7 series. Smaller sensors may have an advantage in corners, especially in mirroless. I'd be interested in an in-depth analysis of the significance of sensor size, sensor design and flange distance
Pixels are actually three dimensional. They have depth as well as area, and my understanding is that some light fails to be detected if it reaches the pixel at too much of an angle, as would happen at the edges. This angle would be even greater with a short flange distance. Micro-lenses help to a point, but I don't think they fix the whole problem. Smaller sensors should allow the light to strike more directly from all parts of the lens. The research into curved sensors probably will address this as well.
Should also talk about the angle at which light strikes the sensor. In FF the angle at the corners is pretty extreme, causing light loss and vignetting. This becomes even more extreme in mirrorless cameras since the flange distance gets smaller, like Sony A7 series. Smaller sensors may have an advantage in corners, especially in mirroless. I'd be interested in an in-depth analysis of the significance of sensor size, sensor design and flange distance
crashpc: M mount still dead?No way, M3 is coming!
I have used the EOS-M for video on both the 24-105 f/4L and my 70-200 f/2.8L. It is a very affordable, very small and light second body to my 5D3. It has gotten me shots I would not have otherwise had. Versatility is important. Plus the new Samyang primes are going to be great additions to my kit. Rokinon has a 12mm f/2 for M mount. I'll use this for handheld stabilizer video, at about 1/3 the weight of equivalent on the 5D3 I'll be able to carry it forever.
Not far from what I expected to see for stills, but I am expecting to be amazed at low light video from the A7s.
If the low light video from the A7s does not produce the "holy-crap, wow!" effect, then I won't see any point to this camera, either A7r or 5DIII would be better options. The A7s video needs to be really clean and detailed up to ISO 25,000, and useable above that, in order for this camera to make sense. Otherwise why not take the A7r for a light weight camera, or the 5DIII for an all around work horse that natively accepts a ton of excellent lenses?
I'm surprised at how well the A7r holds up
I'm waiting for an all-out pro EOS-M ! I want it all, and I want it in my pocket! :)
Can you set the audio level manually in video?
The shots are barely larger than thumbnails
I didn't like it, just repetitive spinning, make me feel ill.A guy put a gopro on a ceiling fan outdoors, with fireworks ... that was cool! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvghDGlrbUo
I think this is more of a proof of concept. The technology is young and new, and full of potential. Time will tell if they can realize the potential.
There's already a lot of competition in this segment. It's going to get harder for GoPro
I'm on Android 4.4.2 Samsung Note 3 ... no photosphere in sight
4K at 15 fps is NOT 4K video. You can't sample it down to 1080p and get an acceptable video. Maybe Hero 4, but this is not it
Does it read the whole sensor or line skip when it is recording 1080p internally? Makes a big difference ... looking for sharp results without moire and aliasing at 1080p in camera
How is it in low light? Compared to 5DIIIAlso... is it just as good in 1080p as 4K... no moire etc?
MGJA: I was as impressed by the technical prowess of these images as anyone here. Then I opened the link provided by mansod in the comments, namely:
And, well... Let's just say I'm slightly less impressed and slightly more dismayed now.
DPR: providing promoting space for this sort of callous disregard for life in the interest of photographic self-promotion is an editorial policy you'd do well to take under some serious consideration.
Great link ... explains a lot... I will be much more suspicious now
Great work! Photo 6 ... is that caver physically attached to the line, or just holding on?
gunkan: I think is quite cool! But i am quite happy with inexpensive/Yongnuo triggers without TTL. The usual scenarios where i shot with several flashes don't require TTL. Actually i don't use TTL at all because of too many underexposures.
The Yongnuo with TTL also allows you to change all flash settings from the camera ... which is more important than the TTL function. Simple triggers require you to go to each flash and fiddle around with them.
Interesting, but need to see samples. What is the image resolution?
Also... the future possibilities for video are potentially game changing.
It looks really cool! Very curious to see reviews on this baby. How does it do in low light I wonder?