Seems Sony Nex 5N and 6 are the best cameras for third-party lenses (from Sony), more forgiving when it comes to range finder lenses and camera shakes. One thing I was told is to use 'LOW' for peaking sensitivity rather than 'high' when you find it hard to focus.
A micro 3/4 mount would be very interesting to mount those pancake lenses.
Decent looking and some interesting products. Wish them good luck.
I bought my first ever DSLR back in 2009. It didn't take me very long to get annoyed by the fact that the camera didn't have internal auto-focus motor and the choice of lens was less than ideal. I would never recommend any DSLR that doesn't have auto-focus motor to any one. In fact, you can not find any other manufacturers that make similar cameras...
You can guess which company I am referring to...It is surprising 5 years on, things stay the same...
PS: People, look away and buy Pentax :)
Prognathous: I have to wonder why Samsung insists on building mirrorless cameras and a whole range of lenses when these products have proved to be such a commercial failure outside Korea. It would have been much better if they joined another system/mount, such as M43 or E-mount (Sony announced a while back that it's willing to share the specs with other companies, to get similar momentum and synergy that the Olympus/Panasonic duo is enjoying).
Who would have thought years ago when companies like Nokia/Motorola were the market leaders for mobile phones that a PC company- Apple and a Korean Chaebol would dominate the market. Sure Samsung might not be good at making everything, but they can not be underestimated.
Pentax users , although much fewer, tend to be more informed about their gear, which is quite good value for money.
I have never used Pentax DSLR, but I do love their small prime lenses. Nikon isn't very keen to offer similar DX lenses (35mm, 40mm, anything else I miss?), which was one of the main reasons why I decided to leave Nikon camp- I don't think I want to upgrade my DX to FX with everything heavier...
Well done, Pentax (and Sony) this year. I think the day when the industry without these two companies would be really a bad day for everyone...
Who is still doing metal AF lenses these days? Simply beautiful !
I bet Canon is working a camera with a hump too...
So Nikon has admitted that their idea of photography has not been very pure for a while
Perhaps, it would be easy for DPR to present sample shots in groups, each of which demonstrates certain quality of the camera/lens. For example: High ISO (to see noise), Landscape (to see corner performance), Bokeh effects, dynamic range etc. DPR of course need to make it clear, otherwise a series of snapshots (seemingly) without any descriptions seem a little inadequate.
Thoughts: This is likely to be the 'Camera of the Year 2013' here on DPR
Still can't forget RX100 MKII? Never mind, Sony has to try again :)
This is likely to be the 'Camera of the Year 2013' here on DPR
Michael Ma: I fell for the *superzoom* hype during the time I was just beginning to learn photography with the Panasonic FZ-20.
You think you will be able to gain superpowers with it by being able to see something far away that you would never be able to normally but I learned that anything over 3x is rarely ever used. Occasional bird shots, boat shots (more utility than photography), and a close up with a DOF effect if you have enough room behind the subject. But that still only equates to well below 5% of shots you would ever take for the average shooter.
My suggestion is, spend the same money for a bigger sensor (APS-C or MFT), and get a solid slightly wide 1-3x zoom lens.
Meanwhile, Sony put a full frame sensor into a body that has similar size of G16. Canon is dreaming...in Japan only
DPR: would it make more sense from now on to have a forum called: a-mount cameras and e-mount cameras. The current arrangement: DSLR/SLT and NEX has been outdated by Sony's new yet confusing naming system: A3000 and A7/r are only the beginning...
Any soap company is going to sue Nikon?
Nukunukoo: With everything said, now's the best time to look for bargain D600s. Never had problems with mine, and we are in dire need for another FF.
Anadrol: @yabokkie I think everyone here is sick of your trolling.
I was going to ask him to give us a list of camera gear he has, so we could have a trolling-festival together...
The E-mount kit lens 18-55 looks more balanced on this body. Also the newly announced 18-105 or old 18-200 lenses should also feel better on this type of body.
backayonder: At last a viewfinder.
Not just a viewfinder, a tiltable viewfinder