markbvt: One other nice feature of 645 Pro -- it's the closest you can come to RAW image capture on an iPhone. You can set it to save an uncompressed TIFF with minimal processing for later post-processing in your favorite photo application; I haven't found any other iPhone apps that will do this. You can also (or additionally) set the JPEG quality to high instead of the default medium used by the built-in Camera app. Might seem a bit gimmicky on a phone camera, but it actually can make a difference on certain images.
645 Pro is a great app and I use it a lot but I don't think TIFF has any value here. Apple's API simply doesn't give 645 Pro anything better that's worth a TIFF.
Shield3: Where is this in Sony Alpha mount?
It won't have Image Stabilization.
chile7236: why couldn't they make the XZ2 this compact?
With a 1/2.3" sensor? Why should they use a smaller sensor?
The 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED was a good idea!
ybizzle: Buy a Sigma 50-500mm and slap it on a crop sensor and you have your 800mm for about a grand. ;)
That would be a 750mm,,,
Benarm: E-mount needs more faster primes, F2.8 is not enough
At least it's sharp.
Superka: I understood now what is is the camera of my dream. It is Leica with Foveon sensor. They match each other perfectly.Who thinks so too?
It's not a Leica.
CameraCarl: Once again, lots of new cameras but only two with viewfinders. My wife (who is not as serious a photographer as me) won't even consider using a camera that does not have a viewfinder. And after struggling with the Panasonic LX3 and Canon S100 in daylight and bright sun, I will never buy another camera that doesn't have one. I can't figure why the manufacturers do not realize this. Why do they think photos ought to be taken at arm's length?
Why did you even buy two cameras without a viewfinder? lolJust buy a camera with a viewfinder, there is more than one available.
solarider: Woodyvx said:"A 40mm kit lens is a bizarre choice for a 1.5x crop sensor.A cracking new 28mm or 24mm was called for and badly needed for the dSDLR range anyway."
How about similar just announced from Canon, but for a 1.6 crop? Well, more strange then it is.
I agree though, wider choices would be good.
Well, both are full-frame lenses. ;)
The shots in the gallery don't do justice the test results at all. Something is wrong... ;)
Why is there still no forum app for Android and iOS?
Kirk Tuck: Just used the a99 for a three day conference here in Austin. The EVF was perfect for "pre-chimping" in mixed lighting for stage shots, etc. The 3200 and 6400 were very clean and the body and controls felt just right in my medium sized hands. I think it's a remarkably good camera for any professional who does not shoot fast moving sports stuff. Don't underestimate the appeal to working professionals of the EVF. It's a great addition for me. And the front dial on the camera, set to exposure compensation, means you never have to take your finger off the shutter to mess with EC when actively shooting speeches, etc.
Bonus, the EVF is much better than OVF under very low light.
Thing I thought I would never used that came in handy? The Smart Teleconverter.
I think DP Review's rating is just right. You buy this camera for the sensor and the EVF. If you are dropping $3000 you know why your are buying it and those features outweigh all the anti-fanboy rhetoric.
Odd, our old Irish friend's posts always receive 1 Like. I wonder if he clicks the button himself...
Barry Fitzgerald, died 14 January 1961.
Peiasdf: Not a bad camera by any mean but SONY clearly crippled certain functions to not step on SONY's professional cameras and upcoming SONY 1D X/D4 camera's toe.
Also a few hundred too expensive consider the recycled EVF from A77 and cheaper "mirror box"
You're wrong, there won't be any mirror-less A-mount, not even in 10 months.
chiumeister: I wish for a Sony RX1 review before the camera is widely available.
The camera is widely available.
MarkByland: Curious why they spent so much time and money developing a translucent mirror system when they could have knocked it out of the park with a pentaprism system. This, alone, would have swawyed the leary thinkers such as myself long ago instead of trying to sell viewfinder-lovers the headache-inducing EVF version of a finder. They may have made a great machine here but I just will never be able to get over having to turn it on to see through the finder and the ever-present flicker ...
"6 weeks ago"lol