Can a camera without flash be called a good choice for social photography? I doubt it.
PixelMover: My god, you can't even say "I like a Big Mac" these days without some Sony shill or 'fan' popping up and saying: "A7 is better"... Is Sony SO worried that the camera will flop? Are the Sony fans SO worried that they might be buying into a system that will be discontinued in 2 years after only 2 lenses have been released? You're more annoying and desperate than those friendly people who come knocking at your door on Sunday morning to spread the good news...Do you really need to bring up the A7 in every unrelated other product just so you can sleep at night? Maybe you think you're showing support, but the ridiculous amount of unrelated comments about the A7 makes it look more like sheer blind insecure panic. Why not simply take some pride in the fact that there is nothing to directly compare it to, as it is the only FF mirrorles DSC. Have some dignity, Sony... please have some dignity.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Looks like we are somewhere between stage 2 and stage 3 currently.
chooflaki: I have been using the DF for two days now. Great IQ and state of the art manual focus. Does eveything else it should do. I didn't know ugly could be so beautiful. Looks like I will be becoming a hipster.
State-of-the-art in manual focus nowadays is peaking and live view magnification, not a green dot.
Jogger: If i were in the market for a manual focus FF camera, i would get the Sony A7r and adapt be able to adapt every FF lens ever made.
Although, the DF makes sense if you are MFing Nikon lenses without aperture rings... but, then again those are modern lenses designed for AF with poor MFing mechanisms.
@Just a photographer
This is non-sense. You can set any aperture you want, the camera will meter and determine the correct shutter speed. It does not need to know the aperture because it can measure the amount of available light.
Mikael Risedal: Nikon has not optimized the 58/1,4 regarding resolution
So which lens has Nikon optimized for resolution then?
Otus vs 58/1.4G:http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/11/otus-is-scharf
DuxX: Why to buy this after Nikon releases 58mm 1.4G almost 3x less money and WITH AF!?
Because the Zeiss makes the Nikon appear like a toy:http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/11/otus-is-scharf
Frank_BR: I am pretty sure the A7/A7r will be seen as milestones.And from now on, Nikon and Canon DSLRs have become endangered species.
This can quickly change if you keep riding a dead horse for too long. Ever heard of a company called Nokia?
Hey, the studio test scene contains and old Austrian banknote ("20 Schilling"). I used to pay with that for years when I was young.
Pixel peeping makes sense sometimes. Otherwise I would never have noticed.
stratplaya: Sorry if this question has been asked before, but why does a Nikon FX camera always show higher marks compared to the DX camera?
Because the resolution is higher and the pixels are larger.
Smartypants: wow$3K for an A-Mount 70-200/f2.8The prices on many of the recent full-frame A-Mount lenses have been way higher than Nikon, but are they any better?
Did you see the price of the new Nikon 58/1.4? $1699 Even the Zeiss 50/1.4 ZA costs less than that ($1499)
Light Pilgrim: this is so interesting. Now this lens is the very direct competitor of Zeiss 55 f/1.4 that costs 4000 USD. Nikon will come with the AF, which really helps for portraits...especially on AF cameras:-)
Just wondering what is the IQ comparison of these 2? I am sure people will soon do it properly.
The Zeiss competitor to this is the Sony Zeiss 50/1.4 priced at $1498.
Harvey E. Morse: What do you give up or gain by not having the anti-aliasing filter?
@Francis: The K-3 achieves the optional AA effect using its sensor stabilizer. Since the A7(r) do not have a sensor stabilizer, Sony cannot implement this technique, can they?
Vitruvius: I used to shoot film with optical viewfinder and loved it. Then I got the Powershot Pro1 and got used to the electroninc viewfinder. Now I bought new DSLR with optical viewfinder again and I LOVE it! Seeing the scene with my 300 to 600 megapixel eyes is SO much nicer. I don't mind the extra bulk at all anymore now that I know what I was missing. It is simply far more enjoyable shooting now.
You do know that the OVF limits the resolution, right? Nowhere near 300 to 600 megapixels.
mckracken88: very expensive toys.get a real camera like the d800.
Once the A7r takes the first position in the DXOmark ranking away from the D800e, you'll no longer call it a toy.
justmeMN: The Sony A7 and A7R are 9% wider, 4% taller, and weight 16% more than the Canon SL1 / 100D.
If there is market demand, Canon could put a full-frame sensor into a SL1/100D-sized body.
My dad can put a full-frame sensor in a box of matches!
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?