KennethDante: Nice. Looks somewhat (give or take) spec-like to the Sony A57
Or A58 or A55 or any other camera on the market. Looks like you have no clue. ;)
mikiev: This is the 2nd press release for a new camera I've read, in which the PR people fill the release with multiple paragraphs of jargon e.g. " Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology; UHS-I (Ultra High Speed I) SDXC/SDHC Memory Card; Digital Live MOS Sensor"; etc
And yet they never mention the fact this is also a micro four-thirds camera. Not even in the "Other Attractive Features..." section. :)
How is compatibility with u43 lenses not an attractive feature?
Is it the fear that potential customers might choose other brands of lenses, if they knew it was an option?
Or that they might check into what other u43 cameras there are on the market?
I guess there job is to make Panasonic look like the be-all, end-all of your camera needs. :)
Of course it's a m43 camera, no need to mention it.
Robert F. Tobler: What about support for the Sigma Merrill Cameras (SD1M, DP1M, DP2M, and DP3M) ?
Damn, he found me! :'(
jon404: Great. Just what we need... a new technology allowing even-smaller viewfinders. Hey, camera makers! We baby boomers, the only segment left with some savings, have poor eyesight! All the pixels in the world can't help if the display device is physically very small...
lol, you really have no idea what you're talking about, right? Higher resolution will make even higher magnifying EVFs possible. They are getting bigger, not smaller.
Andrew Booth: So is Canon going to leave us dangling with just a single pancake lens in the lineup (and 40mm isn't a great length for APS-C)?
I guess you're expected to slap one of Canon's traditional big-ass kit zooms on this thing.
Something like a 20 or 24mm f2.8 pancake might even persuade me to trade in my micro 4/3rds for an SL1.
Not gonna happen.
The review comes a bit too late...
Pat Cullinan Jr: When will the review be ready?
Cool, looking forward to the review! :)
Timmbits: Any news on when they are releasing the A-II with a f/1.4 30mm (45mm equivalent) lens?
Jan Privat: We have now come to the point, where cellphone camera innovations push digital photography. LOL. But okay, lezz go!
That happened long time ago and makes total sense.
AV Janus: That picture looks familiar...is that just a simulation or did they actually take that shot?
Of course it wasn't taken by the sensor, they even said that. How can a 128x128 pixel sensor take this shot?
Hasselblad Lunar support?! lol
i find the new acr 4.7 rc slower then before!
under windows 7 , did you notice the same?
tornwald: Good news for Fuji users, however still no Sigma support... When dear Lord?
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That's as beautiful as it gets in London.
pentaxfun: They seriously aren't even having it be like a 7100e and a d7100 where you can pick whether or not to have an AA? Are you freaking kidding me? Wtf!? According to articles on here as well as other highly regarded photographic sources, the consensus was always the pros of not having an AA-filter only outweighed the cons in a VERY very limit, narrow, ultra specific type of shooting situation. Like, only at a very narrow aperture range, in a specific shooting situation, it was better, but in the other 99% of shooting situations, the image quality was far better with an AA than without one, and thus, other than for a very specific niche of photography, for the avg typical photographers, having an AA-filter was much better than not having one. So, this is blowing my mind that they would really just offer it STRICTLY as a non-AA camera, and not even have it be an optional thing like on the d800. What the hell!!??!?
Didn't you notice something is wrong? Is it Nikon or is it you? ;)
Mssimo: Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec Good(2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps): 2EV stops! very good
Why the hell cant they do 2 EV stops in the D800?!?!?
Wait for the D800S later this year. :)
Murray Rothbard: Is it really $1000 better than the Sony A58?
ZAnton: Please, correct the name"F4.5.6 G SSM" to "F4-5.6 G SSM"Concerning lenses: Sony sells non IS lenses at the price of Canon/Nikon IS/VR lenses. Inbody IS gives at best - 2 stop, usually 0,5-1 Stop, whereas optical IS - at least 3 stop. So I don't think it is wise to get Sony at least at current prices.
Nice collection of low end lenses...
Dave Oddie: From the press release:
"Sony extends the range of A-mount interchangeable lenses with three new models to satisfy the most demanding enthusiasts and photo professionals."
Extends the range? They already have lenses of these exact focal lengths in the range. The two zooms replace existing lenses and even if they keep the existing Sony 50mm 1.4 in production (which I doubt they will) then having two 50mm F1.4 lenses doesn't count as extending the range.
If they has introduced a F2.8-F4 standard FF zoom or 35mm F2 or whatever then they would be extending the range.
At least it shows some commitment to the A mount but they really do need to start actually extending the range not just replace existing lenses.
There is a 35 mm f/2...