MikeF4Black: "Face detection worked well for this shot"...
But it didn't; focus "fell short". Oh well, I always wonder whether one should spend time studying the manual, at length, learning to use one's camera, at length, or just apply "normal" shooting technique, if mastered at all obviously.
Just focus on the near eye? What could go wrong, that subject is miles away.
Another kick in the face for computerism against good old photography.
Face detection isn't just about focus. It also sets exposure for the face detected.
Christos5120: Comparing Leica with SONY it's like comparing Apple with Samsung. Two models every year vs 100 models along with fridges and ovens. Leica is a camera only company and the "red dot" shows that money is no issue for the owner. SONY makes any king of electronics and it's not "cool" and will never be. So, regardless of specs (who needs them?), if one decides to spend that kind of money, better go with something that will no be updated and become obsolete in 6 months. Because picture quality wise, you will not get 10 times better pictures to a $320 camera.And will not be the same brand as a $100 P&S camera or camcorder.
Ribbit74 I can vouch for the Panasonic nose hair trimmers, they're pretty good.
acidic: Neatly packaging up their sensor division allows them to set it up so for a nice clean sale.
NoMirror99 are you implying that Apple would wish to buy the semiconductors division? Hard to see why, given that the bulk of the sensors business is for large-scale industrial uses. Synergies with Apple's business?
Sessility: This is probably great news for everyone except Sony camera owners, since it could mean a cloud of uncertainty over Sony's camera division.
But, then again, even with a fully supported camera division, you couldn't be sure whether Sony continues one of their mounts and brings out more lenses for it or not...
Thanks ET2 yours is the first post which is based on facts. The changes are to do with semiconductors' relationship with other companies in the devices segment. Hard to see just now how this changes anything with the cameras part, which was always separate and still will be.
SmilerGrogan: If Sony make the bulk of sensors, why does DP Review bother testing so many different cameras.
When the same Sony sensor is used in Camera A, B, and C, wouldn't it be more efficient to just test Camera A and extrapolate to the others?
Plus that would free up staff time to review the more interesting and off-beat cameras out there (branch out into medium format cameras or finally review the many Pentaxes that are gathering dust in the equipment closet).
Sensor only tells part of the story as to how good a given camera is. JPEG/RAW engine also counts for a lot, as people here have already said. Just as important is the degree of usability of the camera. Will this camera help you get the right shot? A brilliant sensor isn't going to count for much if the way the camera interface is designed prevents you from getting the right shot at a second's notice. And I say all of this a Sony user...
Douglas F Watt: Not so much as a token mention in the whole review of the Sony A77ii as serious competition?? For half the price . . . . Really??
Thanks - glad to hear we can expect an A77II review soon(ish)!
braisim: It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).
If I read it wrong, then I stand corrected - apologies. Glad to hear that you do wish to do a review of the A77MK2. I own neither this camera nor the 7D Mark 2, so I don't want a review merely to validate a previous purchasing decision, but it would be great to hear about the two cameras' relative performance. Keep up the good work.
It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).
evoprox: What does this remind me of ??? I can only hope for you guys that they don't repeat the NEX desaster (more bodies than lenses) and come out with some decent glass pretty quick before they ditch it altogether yet again. After 3 years in the NEX world my money goes to Fuji these days - couldn't be happier.
Sony acquired the Minolta camera division in 2006. You're not telling me that this Minolta division had no experience of producing quality optics are you?
"Sony is an electronics company, not a photographic company". Sorry but we've heard this before. By the same token GE can't make decent aero engines because they are not an aerospace company and Samsung don't make decent ships because they're an electronics company. Photographic technology is no different.
clburton2: Hello, this new Sony DSC-RX100 II has everything I believe I want in a point and shoot camera including a larger sensor except for the zoom range. Is there any chance a longer zoom range is coming? Why doesn't anyone offer this camera with greater zoom? Is my expectation unrealistic?
RX10 offers the same sensor in a super zoom camera.
Foto21: D40x had a focus motor, and realistic image rendering and a battery that lasted a while. Since then, Nikon has decided to hobble its most portable dSLR size, not by making openly amateur, but by having it have pretenses to more while being enough a ripoff that you keep it past the trial date.
Meanwhile the oily D600, and mammoth D7100 (with other rumored problems), prove why Nikon bodies have yet to recover from the tsunami of 09.
Fanboys, give me a break. I'm still waiting for an afforable Nikon that doesnt suck. I guess I should buy a D610 since I can't get a good Nikon body for less than that price.
He just asked which tsunami was being referred to. Nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately there have been several bad ones in recent years.
i'm not signed up for Google Plus and I still get to Picasa Web Albums when I click on Photos on the Google toolbar thing. So not change for me.