Doesn't appear to be the same EVF. Would be quite interested if it had RAW capture, but sadly no.
Bernard Carns: Was I reading the specs right?8k is somewhere near 35mp?The Blackmagic URSA mini 4.6K is almost 12MP (pretty close to the A7s) and it can record 4.6 raw internally and has a global shutter, 15 stops DR and takes Canon lenses....hmmm.Add autofocus and flash.Who needs an slr anymore?
The BM is 'only' s35 but yes it does look impressive. Also expect only three shutter speeds to choose from, no (or mostly useless) AF.
Jim Evidon: First, colored cameras from Pentax, followed by various color schemes from all the rest, culminating in a red, white and blue homage to the French by Leica to add to their olive drab Safari models.Now comes the ultimate insult to our intelligence. A very bad idea by Hassleblad is copied by Fotodiox, an otherwise sensible accessory company to turn a slick and pocketable camera by Sony into a hopeless lump guaranteed to rip the seams out of any pants pocket you are silly enough to attempt to put it in.
Attention Fotodiox: the Sony RX100 doesn't have a grip for a reason. It's pocketable unlike most of its competition. I don't own one, but it's small profile has me very tempted; but without the lovely looking cherry wood lump.
I have one and sometimes I would love a nice grip for it.
Goodmeme: If you want one, I presume you had better order fast before Hasselblad sue? I'm not a lawyer so would love to be corrected, however the fact that someone is admitting inspiration is like Samsung making an iphone clone and admitting they were copying Apple. Isn't this obvious intellectual property infringement?
I mean, would it not have been safer to claim ignorance of the Hasselblad model and just have created a wooden hand grip which is not a new thing? Or could Fotodiox have a reasonable defence anyway?
I just don't understand why they are referencing Hasselblad; is this brave, ignorant or something else?!
Considering the Hasselblad is a RX100 with a bit of a makeover it would be a bit hilarious for them to sue someone else for making 'makeover bits' for the RX100.
I seriously don't think they would be bothered, people don't buy the Hasselblad for the slightly better grip.
fmian: My feeling is that this camera won't have much of an impact on anything but specification comparisons on a chart.As far as video goes the Sony A7S release has overshadowed the GH4 for serious compact video work. Pros want lens adaptability and a good frame size to suit the image circle of most lenses out there.APS-C sits in an uncomfortable middle ground where there are lots of lenses for M43, HEAPS of lenses for full frame, and very few lenses for APS-C.Sure, it's very close to Super35 size but why would anyone serious enough to use those kinds of lenses look at this over the A7S that can also use every full frame lens ever made to their maximum capability??While Samsung have created a very good product in it's own right, it ends up being a bit of a black sheep that many people wish was a dark horse.Just my 2c.
"If $2k is a drop in the bucket, a pro would likely go for a RED over any of the other hybrid offerings. Also, a Sony A7S is in a completely different price category as the GH4 or the NX1... especially if you want to shoot 4K."
True, but no camera from any brand in any part of the market can do low light video like the A7S, RED and Arri included.
TN Args: Nice to see a positive review and gold award for a mirrorless camera for a change. Pity that it seems to be based on feature lists and spec sheet numbers about 'leading edge' sensor tech, instead of photographer experience. Still, that's DPR for you.
Oh and the A7S.
Erm - A7R = Gold. X-T1 = Gold. E-M1 = Gold. GH4 = Gold. NX1 = Gold. So that is pretty much every flagship mirrorless currently on the market.
RichRMA: Your choices:This camera or:The latest Nikon DSLR with whatever QC problem it had this time.The latest Canon with sensor tech from 5 years ago.The latest Pentax, the K3 is a good one, but limited lens group.The latest Olympus, you need to like m4/3.The latest Fuji, mushy as the images are due to excessive noise reduction.The latest Panasonic, if video is your main goal.The latest Sigma, well, Foveon...The Sony DSLRs, hybrids, mirror-less. Good choices
@tko - "Sounds like a nice body. Too bad you need lenses to take photos, and Nikon and Canon have the most completes less line up in the world."
Not for APS-C they don't.
@Gonemirrorless "The A77ii if you like video with your lens fixed at F/3.5 and nothing else."
Only if you want to use the SLT AF.
jkoch2: The $2.5K XC10 looks like Canon's eccentric answer to the $1.0k Sony RX10 and the Panasonic $0.8k FZ1000. All use the same 1" sensor. The 2.5x asking price is not realistic. For that money, one could by an APS-c NX1 or m4/3 GH4 with a decent lens and internal 4k too.
In all cases, it appears that IS in 4k is limited to 3-axis. The rotational stabilization is apparently too processor-intensive or prone to banding for 4k. The Sony AX33 has a great BOSS stabilizer, but also only 3-axis.
This is not the same sensor, but the same sensor size.
The Squire: I do wonder what this is for.
It's not an enthusiast product at that price.
Maybe production companies need a decent 4k b-camera. But if drone mount is a big part of the story then perhaps they'd have been better off creating something more like a scaled-up GoPro but with a decent 4K codec and IS? IMHO there's a market for such a device, even at this sort of price.
But this... It's hard to justify it over a GH4 or FZ1000 and I suspect if Sony update their excellent RX10 to 4K, this will be dead in the water.
Well Sony already have the AX100 and X70, which have a real EVF and ability to use XLR mics. Updated RX10 certainly wouldn't hurt either for those preferring that form factor.
Neil-H: Just goes to show, high end lens engineering really is a skill that can't be mastered overnight.
M43's lenses often have massive amounts of distortion, just the corrections are baked into the RAWs which Sony don't so you more readily 'see' it.
Photoman: I think I will stick to my Minolta 28/2.8. A lot of distortion in this lens.
Who said that it was a MF lens? I have the Minolta 28/2 AF and it is a pretty good performer, certainly less distortion but maybe a bit more coma wide open. Sharpness and contrast are not an issue.
naththo: Fairly soft in some of photos I think might be just from awful amount of distortion spoils the image unfortunately as you had to make a LOT of correction to distortion up to nearly 50% is not good sign.
Up to 50% of what?
This is the first camera that really makes sense of the CX system, a proper GM1 competitor. Very well priced and looks quite pleasant to use with a decent array of controls for such a tiny body, but adding a tilt screen.
Does this mean we will see a PDAF enabled Sony 20.3 MP 1" hitting cameras like RX100 IV and RX10 II?
Mike FL: "Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know?"
Will NIKON keep its Signature feature to distinguish it with other camera makers?
Nikon 1's Signature feature = The Most NOISY 1" sensor that you can find.
Nikon should has better way to kill Nikon-1 system other than giving it a NOISY 1" sensor.
Why just put a SONY sensor inside to give NIKON 1 some life back.
Doesn't this now have a 20.3 MP BSI sensor? Sounds a LOT like a Sony sensor to me!
Photomino: a silver award for the most advanced mirrorless camera ever made....
Yes, because the E-M1 and X-T1 got brand new sensors and they churn out new sensors with every iteration?
naththo: Still struggle to catch up with Nikon again. Nikon still ahead of it!
So baked in noise reduction makes one 'sensor' better than another, got it!
koolbreez: With this increased body size, why not a single mention of the "No Flash" issue, especially in the conclussions, as it is a big negative factor? Smaller,lighter models have flashes, why not this one, and why no talk at all about this issue?
Oh and nor did my E-M1, which was bigger than the A7S. I know the A7 II is a bit bigger, but mainly due to IBIS mech.
Leica 'looks' smaller, but my M8 is considerably chunkier than my A7S and neither have a flash.