nerd2: So this camera is a small-sensor bridge camera with rotational grip that can shoot video as well - I had on more than 10 years ago (which was called sony f707)
and then the industry settled back into making SLR clones because thats what consumer demanded a serious camera to look like, what the difference is now (possibly)1 The Market is moving on2 4K and the technology to support it3 Its has Canon written on it
No disrespect to Sony, or Pana and its not as true now, its just Canon will be taken more seriously than Sony with something like this.
jeffc1: Draconian?If someone is within 15ft they are likely getting in the way of the police officer trying to do their job. DPReview should stick with reporting the facts and stay out of making editorial comments/conclusions.
Unless you are the one interacting with the police, ether bing questioned or arrested are you saying you should not be able to record that? not all laws are good laws and not all police are good police and even the ones that are, not all of the time, don't be naive about that DStudio just becusee you are an upstanding citizen doesn't mean you are immune from some injustice metered out by law enforcement .
Photoman: I think I will stick to my Minolta 28/2.8. A lot of distortion in this lens.
to keep the price and size of the lens down this is exactly the compromise to make, you can't dial in any more detail in software but you can correct distortion ( having said that it does lok quite heavy even distant horizon looks like it needs some correction to look flat)
Almost perfect for what it is, the one thing I would like to see is a version with a really strong 1.4 lens with Sony's latest sensor, It lust laks that bit of background separation and rendering to get that pop you can get with a Leicia rig or Sony RX1
Great news 28 looks nice as does the 90, the 35m 1.4 is too big for me, Would prefer if they bought over the compact and fast f2 from the RX1, which I think is the best compromise between being compact and fast. the Sony 7s just became a much better buying prospect
Kangaroo Court: Why does this video reek of Infomercial? Im sure none of it is a lie, this camera is perfectly capable of this shoot, but what I see is a photographer with skill being in very nice places with nice things to shoot. This could have been done with any Fuji or MFT or Samsung (or DSLR for that matter). Im just not seeing why using the A6k in particular was the "key" to these results.
Any help here? Did he just draw a name out of a hat and happened to choose Sony? Also, did I hear him say apsc is a good choice bc it gives a little more DOF??
Why do infomercials try to look like an impartial review?you need to turn this on its head.
I don't see many comments just saying what a great article this is, nice to see it in use real world use rather than lab and just the testament of the reviewer. The The quality of the photography and video was great. please put up some stills.
Looks like styling after the behemoth and well regarded 67 IIwww.pentaxforums.com/camerareviews/pentax-67ii.html
And Ricoh have got a 3D printer, some way to go yet I recon.
bluevellet: This has peaked my interest...
its down hill from here
Felice62: This 40mp highres mode is pure crap.
I would contend "Mostly" rather than "pure"
Does it fit a standard tripod mount?
attomole: So what you need is two systems, As a Travel and compact system camera go MFT with few preferred dedicated small lenses, it will always be a keeper for that situationANDFull frame DSLR or Sony A7 when IQ is critical and kit size no issue
Don't Bother with APSC its the worst of both worlds, don't bother with compact Zoom either. carry a small MFT rig or use your Phone as an EDC option.Funds allowing of course :-)
@camley for an everyday cary yes, For travel I would like a system camera and lenses, I think MFT is easily the best for this.
@justin23 I agree but MFT does better because of the dedicated lens selection. Although the A6000 / Fuji X comes close you end up with quite a bulky set of lenses rivalling full frame. but nothing hovers up light like full frame camera and big system lenses, there just isn't the equivalent.
So what you need is two systems, As a Travel and compact system camera go MFT with few preferred dedicated small lenses, it will always be a keeper for that situationANDFull frame DSLR or Sony A7 when IQ is critical and kit size no issue
completelyrandomstuff: I was hoping there would be a full frame mirrorless round up. It would be funny to see people argue why Sony shouldn't have won.
Critically its missing a red dot, ;-)
I think that is a very useful demonstration of the sensitivity and dynamic range of modern full frame sensors, would be interesting to see what and near as equivalent uFT set up would do under the same circumstances (honestly not just trolling) based on my experience of ageing APSC Nikon, this is astonishing, but I am seriously thinking of jumping ship for (uFT Pana GX7 or OLY something ) and three decent compact primes, as I have had it with bulky DLSR gear
What bothers me about the A6000, is not the lack of system lenses, I'm sure they will fill out, but that Sony don't have a dedicated mount for APSC any more, not so bad as you can fit FE lenses, What this means is there won't be a range of compact APSC lenses, like with Nikons DSLR's some OK kit Zooms and bulky and expensive primes and pro glass designed for FE.
if you want a genuinely compact system camera u 4/3 seems a better choice
email@example.com: Preferred the image before it was cropped. I don't think there was "way too much foreground" in the pre cropped image. The final image has dramatic light but is not quite compelling as a composition, in my opinion.
Thanks for posting your image and your thoughts, though.
Me too!, and I prefer the original colour and contrast! still v good though
It seems to me Leica are not getting the best of the deal with Panasonic if they can't source a descent EVF, I don't mind them enveloping the lens performance WRT maximum apature settings but that should be clear in their marketing also
They make beautiful Camears and this is one. that also stand out as great desingn against any manufactured product what ever it is . Leica is benchmark for industrial design. but they need a better technology exchange from theier marketing agreement with Pana, and get Sony sensors for Petes sake!
I wonder why they didn't make full use of the image circle and sensor area for the 1:1 crop
Tom Caldwell: Missed the obvious - compare the LX100 with the GM1 or GM5.
That was my feeling But GX7 makes the point more strongly. not much bigger and you are in Oly OM territory and A6000.. if compact packaging is what you are after the little sony is still king (all be it with compromised ergonomics)