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
schufosi777: Pity I cannot buy it. I am an English speaker living in Japan and it comes with Japanese menus only and Sony will not allow it to be imported from anywhere. So its down to the other two who do have English menus.
Jeez, of course you can buy an A99 with English menus in Japan! It has been like that for ages, simply buy an overseas model: http://www.sony.jp/products/overseas/contents/newproducts/SLT-A99KITJE/index.html
Alejandro del Pielago: October 2013: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX3 : EVF, interchangeable lenses and -maybe, cleaner ISO 6400... (and better lenses system???)
That´s the plan... ???
That doesn't make any sense.
ivan1973: I thought there is a build in vibration-based dust removal?
Haha, that's a nice one. Do you actually own a DSLR?
fyngyrz: I have another perspective.
I wonder how many people are like me, where I see the f/2.8 and react "just another slow lens" and never even consider purchasing?
I want to see f/1.4 or better yet, f/1.2. /Then/ I'm thinking of cracking the cookie jar.
Half of each day, on average, is spent in the dark. And just because it's dark doesn't mean subject matter will hold still. So slow lenses are not of interest.
And before someone says "f/2.8 isn't slow", you come back and tell me that after you've shot in the dark with an f/1.2 lens like Canon's 50mm or 85mm. If you do, I'll know you haven't actually used a fast lens. :)
fyngyrz is funny, I enjoy posts that don' t make any sense at all.
Den Sh: This can't be really called a support for HiDPI displays, even if we are talking about develop module only. Hi-resolution view of the image loads in about 5 seconds switching from "medium quality" to "low quality" to "high quality" preview in between. Scrolling in zoomed-in image feels like a slideshow animation. And that's on 15'' retina macbook pro with 16G of RAM and SSD. Such a joke.
Well, W8 is better indeed. ;)
peevee1: The new 10-100 is without image stabilization! Are they planning to add IBIS in the future bodies or what? How useful this 270 mm equivalent at f/5.6 at best without any IS, and with inferior Aptina 1" high ISO?
Probably just a cheap kit lens.
qwertyasdf: So...will the 32 f/1.2 priced like a FF 85 1.2?
Of course not.
mpgxsvcd: Great they just announced the development of future lenses for a camera system that has already been abandoned. The 1 series cameras were just a test bed for their newer AF systems. They never intended for the format to succeed because the real money is in their DSLRs.
I doubt we will ever actually see these lenses hit the shelves. Nikon will can the format before then.
You're a marketing genius. lol
vFunct: also, lenses need to keep up with AF speed.
lol, they do very well.
Why does DPR not mention the new 3 lenses they announced?
TTC947: hmmm...v2 or nex6...and the sony is smaller lol !
Yeah, with slower AF and bigger lenses.
You can get the body-only for $799.95:
Reinhard136: Pls. someone set me straight here - they have built a bigger camera than a Nex, with a much smaller sensor than a Nex, have finally put a viewfinder on it like a Nex. Don't these people go down to the camera shop to see where the competition is ? I suppose smaller sensor means it can use smaller lenses, maybe, but even if they are eventually smaller and lead to super zoomy type things - will they really be that far ahead of cropping/digitally zooming on a Nex ??
The V1 had already a viewfinder.
micahmedia: Still a lack of lenses and still no longer than 20 minute video clips. PASS.
EDIT: ANNNND a new battery? You made the grip bigger so you could...?! Introduce a new smaller battery?!
Nikon, I would tell you to get lost, but you already are. Get found for pete's sake. Get it together. And get rid of Nikon USA while you're at it. They're crampin your style.
The new smaller battery was really a bad idea!