HawaiiVolcanoes: Here are some FACTS: Sony makes their money selling INSURANCE in Japan...they LOSE money on all their cameras and electronics. Sony is an INSURANCE company...some of you may not believe this...but i'm sorry..it's TRUE. So....whatever cameras Sony makes...they're done to perpetuate this myth that they matter in the world of electronics. They probably spent more money "brown-nosing" DPReview and other review sites than they did on "development". thank you very much ----p.s. yes..these cameras are beyond ugly..period
Get your facts right:http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/01/sony-q1-2013-earnings/
HawaiiVolcanoes: another thought: why does it say "Carl Zeiss" on the lenses...Zeiss announced a LONG TIME ago that they were dropping "Carl" from their company name...sooo....what's up with this?
Perhaps these are pre-production models.
Yxa: Sony has gone the Olympus wayOlympus dumped the 4/3 for the m4/3To cater for the 4/3 lenses they introduced an adapter to mount the 4/3 lenses on m4/3 cameras=A-mount to E-mountI'm glad I didn't choose the 4/3 or the A-mountI have a Nikon FF that have backwards compatibility of lenses to at least 1972
Can you use your 1972 Nikon lenses on your 2013 Nikon 1 or on low-end Nikon DSLRs without screw drive AF?
I can still use Minolta lenses of the 80s on my 2012 A99 with no restriction whatsoever.
Henry M. Hertz: thousands of professionell sports shooters choose canon because of the outstanding AF performance.
yet the commentators here come to the conclusion that m43 and sony DSLR´s have a much better AF.
really you guys are DBR.... dumb beyond recognition.... LOL
Sony has better sensors. Since future AF systems will be on-sensor, Sony will have better AF. Easy, huh?
69chevy: This just shows what most DSLR owners already know.
Sensor based AF is not very good regardless of what you call it.
The focus errors are less noticable on M4/3 because of the larger DOF, but they are there.
This is non-sense.
The impact of focus errors does not depend on DOF (if the aperture is constant) but on pixel density. And this is much higher on M4/3.
In addition, sensor-based AF is the future. After 1-2 more iterations of on-sensor PDAF, traditional PDAF will be history.
aftab: PhotoNinja is like no other. Once you have given it a serious try it becomes your main RAW converter. It easily does things, such as highlight recovery, detail rendering, difficult color noise reduction etc., my other converters (LR, ACR, Capture One Pro, DPP) can't do. I posted some examples in Canon forum and some thought I didn't know how to use LR, ACR etc. So, I posted RAW files for them to try. Of course they failed to match PN. Honestly, you will rediscover your old lenses.I still use CS6 for some photos after converting them in PN, because ACR lets you adjust locally for fine tuning, but PN doesn't offer (yet) local adjustment.
I will encourage everyone to download the free trial version and give it a serious try.
I fully agree with the OP. I have tried them all - Photo Ninja is the best quality-wise. The set of features is minimal, but it is all I need. The program is NOT slow - editing is very fast. What is slow is exporting, but since this is a batch job, I don't care.
So if I upload 100 pictures, I should now upload 2.5 GB of data instead of 200 MB? No thanks.
Roland Karlsson: Hmmm ... I love surprises. And this was a surprise ... at least to me.
Lets see if this thing becomes a success or fail.
Well, according to rumors it is already the camera with the highest number of pre-orders in Sony history.
marike6: The argument in favor of using a smartphone for all your imaging needs is that you don't have to carry two devices (Not sure what's so difficult about two small devices, but OK).
With this item, you are still carrying two devices. But now you'll need to assemble the two into one camera and hope that you are not too late for that special photo op.
But innovation and testing the market is always a good thing. This device does seem to fall between the needs of the average person and those of the enthusiast photographer, but we will see.
The advantage is that the device can be produced and therefore sold cheaper. No screen, no buttons, no EVF - all that is provided by the smartphone.
clicstudio: Gorgeous and amazing photos! They almost look recent.Makes u realize the "real" photographers were those, 70 to 80 years ago, who shot manual and film and without an LCD screen to help and no photoshop.I really admire them and the glimpse of Americana their photos show. Color makes the whole difference. Thanx for sharing!
I don't think anyone would like to start a discussion about old vs young generations here.
But the initial post is not neutral - it makes a judgement, claiming that photographers back then were just better photographers.
Which I find ridiculous. Photography can be ambitious in any period. Back then it may have been ambitious to take a color photo.
80 years from now, people may say: "look at those gigapixel images they created in 2013. Huge effort with the material they had back then; they had to take hundreds of exposures, using nodal point adapters and the like, and align the parts using software. Today I take a gigapixel image with my cellphone."
These pictures wouldn't look like they look without Photoshop. I am sure they are postprocessed.
It's actually spelled "Hallstatt"
Not "600.000 pixel" but "600.000 pixel WIDE"
Shouldn't they be doing hara-kiri now?
km25: This camera needs: To have the price of the camera go down, to about 2k and the finder with mail in rebate of $200.00. Fix the 1/80 of sec. and put a real sutter dail on top. Offer a good grip.Sony makes cameras like Walkmans. Sony make cameras like cameras. Not electronic wiz-bangs. Photoprahy should be fast and painless. For everyone, from point and shoot to Pro!
The Walkman was a huge success for Sony. Over 200 million units sold and on Time's list of most influential gadgets.
misolo: And, just like that, Sony's SLT technology became obsolete.
It always was a transitional technology.
Stakeouttoo: no built-in GPS.. if they could put it in their P&S cameras why not on the 70d..Microfocus adjustment .. guess it'll be on the 7dII.. I'd use the GPS a lot more than built-in Wi-fi
Theoretically, on-sensor PDAF doesn't need any microfocus adjustment.
Najinsky: You forgot the update for Sony for their RX1. Oh wait, it's Sony, there isn't one.
Well, some companies have good QA in-house, whereas others let the users do most of the testing.
I like the way Canon refers to a bug as "phenomenon".
What if you lose the card? What if both partitions fail? What if contacts fail? What if the file system fails?
This is for people who buy first, then think.