Greg VdB: It's exactly five months ago that the K-3 First Impressions article was posted on DPR. Good to see that the wireless control app had priority over the full camera review...
Just think of the k3 as comparable to 1dx and d4
I am curious on how Nikon will handle this recall. The d600 was not an easy camera to open up and work on. It may be cheaper to give everybody a new camera and call it even.
DWM: "While large, the D4s' viewfinder still falls short of Canon flagship EOS 1D X as well as the less expensive 5D Mark III."
How about "The size of the viewfinder is quite large, and in use is essentially indistinguishable from the high end Canons." (Which is clearly the case).
The Canon-centric comparisons get tiresome after a while.
When these cameras match the old Sony a900 OVF will be the day I will consider these behemoths.
I take it that this camera and lens combination doesn't have in camera distortion fix?
I hope this doesn't transpire but Putin now has 40,000 troops in Sochi that could be moved to the Ukraine to recapture Russia's breadbasket.
fengchun: "The camera has a total of 25 focus points to work with, and from our experiences, its focusing performance is on-par with DSLRs in good light, and a bit slower than the best mirrorless models."
Here i believe the "on-par" is with DSLRs' Live view auto-focus performance?
The Sony a 99 (as well as 77) shoot just as fast in live view as any other
It looks like a fat Sony
Boerseuntjie: Just like DPR Impressions and reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, Sony claims that the a6000 has the fastest AF performance on the market statements should always be taken with a grain of salt.Nice upgrade for E-mount, hopefully new A- mount will have lost the Translucent Mirror and sport same fast AF ;)
I have a theory that sony is catering to other manufactures who are using the 2.4 (more money realized) and there may be a shortage of the top of line evf.
CarVac: Why does a macro ringlight need to be radio controlled? What's the point off-camera?
(unless your extension tube bellows setup is too long for the cord to stretch...)
maybe as a commander?
This seems by specs to be a very nice camera to compete with Sony. Resolution is 1/2 and video is shortchanged but the lens looks like a winner combined with the sensor.. The resolution of the sensor is kind to the lens and beginners will really appreciate that fact.
Right now, Andy is the star of DPreview; his reviews are the best.
Lens Rental received a sony a7 with a scratch on the filter, sent it in and sony gave him a new one. Roger said it was 1st time dealing with camera companies that he got a new one
Ulfric M Douglas: A lot of commenters seem to be missing the point : this is the first medium-format CMOS sensor commercially available, and we should simply be discussing what that concept brings, rather than film-vs-35mm-vs-D800-vs-ETC.You will now be able to use your medium-format kit at decent high-ISO, fast frame rates and ... soon ... live-view leading to better integration with LCD/EVF, focusing techniques and even video.Bring it on! It will get cheaper and more featured too. It's another option while the CCD tech should continue alongside.
The exmores read out slow...my a77 shoots a 12fps, I wouldn't call that slow. Since the camera uses compressed raw, I would be surprised if it isn't using bionz x processor.
Tonio Loewald: Next year Sony will announce a pocket-sized medium format Alpha camera with a single 4lb lens.
Looking forward to its silver award
I noticed that they are using Sony file compression in this camera; I wonder if the forums will be as upset with this development as with the A7.
YSP: DPR calls full size DSLR cameras (the Nik D610 & Can EOS 6D) as the Sony A7's peers. What is wrong with DPR?? They're totally different beasts altogether! How can you compare a full-body/full-weight/full-frame DSLR to a compact/light-weight/full-frame digital camera? Furthermore, those "so-called peer models" (which they're not) have been around for a while (a lot more room inside as well) whereas the Sony A7 is brand spanking new and...as of currently..."one of a kind."
You can't compare them in the least bit--until the competition, brings out the same type/same class! It's like comparing vehicles such as a large Mack semi-truck to a Ford pickup truck, they both haul & transport--but size, engines & power-ratios will differ dramatically! -Here's how it would sound like: "The Mack semi hauls massive weight effortlessly whereas the Ford pickup truck has a considerable amount of trouble & strains to keep up when hauling the same size load."
*Very, very, unfair and invalid DPR!
The new Hassy remake of the Sony 99 actually looks pretty good, just wonder what the price premium will be. The company could sell some some if they were realistic about prices. http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/first-picture-of-the-hasselblad-solar-a-mount-camera/
greypixelz: Nothing to see here, just a selection of stereotypical "shockers" hand-picked for western eyes. I wish Mr. Tamas would put his talent to use in portraying his beloved hungary and the rise of neo-nazi parties, the rise of xenophobic state funded behavior, the re-instalment of neo-nazi cults (again, state funded!) for the war criminal sea admiral (for a country without a sea!) horty and other such warmongering personalities. I wish he would portray the 10% gypsy population of hungary; oh wait, he would not dare go among them as the neo-nazi regime currently at the head of hungary has orchestrated violent attacks through it's sattelite-organizations against the gypsy communities and has thus made gypsy communities in hungary isolated and reprehensive.
I find your characterizations of pictures from your perspective a little too political; Europe is a lot like Africa, tribal area constantly being contested.
beavertown: There will be a lawsuit between Nikon and its customers soon.
The firmware update is a cheat. Nikon needs to pay back the money for their customers who lenses and accessories are no longer to be used after the update.
That's right, bring on the EU and after collecting more taxes and telling Nikon what to make the batteries out of, they will make sure the 3rd party batteries will be just as expensive as OEMs.
DP, is it true that the Df has a plastic mount?