"If you can remember the e-mail and password you used for the store then good for you, but if you're out in the field and can't get your password right, then good luck to you, buddy. Typing in an e-mail and password on the back of a camera just feels silly anyway and can be downright frustrating.
It is nice that the apps are available anywhere with free Wi-Fi, but downloading anything through PlayMemories onto the camera is a frustrating experience. It would be nice to have the option to download the app to an SD card via a PC or Mac, then install it on the camera the same way firmware updates are installed on a number of cameras. "
Hey, DPR, did you try to download this application before you post this article?
For years we have wanted AF just to be fast and accurate. Now, we are unhappy cos AF can not predict where will our subject move?
Old news. That sensor is presented in August 2010.http://www.canon.com/news/2010/aug24e.html
Rooru S: For E-mount users, I would suggest buying either A-mount version or whatver SLR version you want (EF, F, etc).
Why? Because of two things. First, The E-mount version is simply the SLR lens with a extending barrel to make up for the difference in register distance from flange to sensor on SLR lenses, you don't benefit of any size savings. And second, if you buy the SLR version and you use APS-C cameras, you can use Speed boosters, but you cannot do that with the E-mount version.
I'm quite sure the same applies for Micro 4/3 users.
That make sense. Note, however, that most of A-mount (and EOS as well) lenses does not have aperture ring on the lens body. There are way to control it via adapter, but I prefer classic ring on lens barrel for using on NEX and M4/3. Lenses for Nikon and Pentax more often comes with classic aperture ring.
Marty4650: I never did understand why Sony had IBIS on their DSLRs and DSLTs but not on their NEX and Alpha E cameras. So now a great camera just got better.
A very smart move by Sony.
If Sony is lucky, then Nikon and Canon aren't paying attention again.
I think main reason for not having IBIS in E-mount bodies is to keep these cameras as small as possible. Another reason is overheating, witch is difficult to control in such small bodies. I think Sony has made right decision and introduce IBIS in FF mirrorless. Question remains, will we see IBIS in APS-C bodies.
capanikon: Eh. Canikon mirrorless is gonna crush Sony whenever they get around to taking mirrors seriously.
Probably. The camera will be called Nikon 1 MkII. You can get one in pink :-)
Ultimate camera for MF lenses lovers... <3
abortabort: Genuine question, but why are Sony the only brand to offer constant aperture or near constant in these kinds of crop lenses? They have the 16-80mm f3.5-4.5, 16-70mm f4 and 18-105mm f4... yet everyone else seems to be f3.5-5.6 (or not offer one at all)?
Good point. My guess is that Sony is more video oriented that other brands, specially Nikon and Pentax. Sony have great e-mount dedicated video cameras. Note that 16-70mm f4 and 18-105mm f4 are for e-mount (read: for mirrorless cameras) witch are very good for video. Also note that 18-105mm f4 is PowerZoom lens, hence very good video lens.
Hydraulic lens, interesting. Is it servo assisted :-)
Pentax, give us FF, please! I will pick one in pink, I swear.
a5000 does have Built-in flash. Please update spec. table
Typo: camera's native aspect is 3:2, not 4:3
"it appears they are fabricated flat, bent into shape using a custom machine, and then backed with ceramic to maintain the bent shape permanently."-------------------------------------OK guys, do not try this at home
Meuh: @Jokica people have been wanting pentax to do this for years now ;)
Hassled do something similar with there MF camera's,
Oh, I see. Thank you for your clarification.
Funny, I have contacted Pentax / Ricoh with this idea two weeks ago.
Jokica: If Samsung is my company, I would buy Pentax along with Ricoh.
Exactly. Pentax/Ricoh don`t have what Samsung have (consumer electronics giant, cell phone giant, LCD, resources, etc). Samsung don`t have what Pentax/Ricoh have: Good photo brand, legacy, army of loyal users, etc. Ricoh copy machines and other products will came as bonus to Samsung.
If Samsung is my company, I would buy Pentax along with Ricoh.
Great camera. I hope Sony will finaly improve Flash X sync speed in next model.
Jim Salvas: If you want weird bokeh, you can just put a coarse diffraction grate in front of a longish lens and shoot with a wide aperture. I did this pic by poking holes in a piece of black foil with a pencil. I then mounted this in a spare filter ring and put it on the front of a 100mm f2.8 lens and shot wide open.
The in-focus parts of the image stay relatively sharp and the out of focus stuff breaks up into as many images as you have holes in the grate. In between, you get beaucoup bokeh.
That would be great, thanks! I will revisit this thread tomorrow. Looking forward to your post!