fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...
@fmian: Why bother? You got a Canon. Is it pure envy? or just fanbuoyism?
This is a decent upgrade.The most important new specs: the new sensor, new ISO limits (normal and extended), new data-processing and enhanced burst mode, new shutter and mirror mechanism, new AF system, new light metering capabilities, new LCD screen. I think the posters were misled by the DPR headline: A little bit better. Yes, it is, but at every aspect of picture making. From a specialty camera D810 became a very sophisticated general purpose camera. I will not buy one because I am not a pro, and do not need a high end camera. But for pros (or self considered pros) this is a nice upgrade, and definitely a more significant rival for Canons than previous offers. The rest is not even on the same page.
Shiranai: I'm a bit jealous. Now that I bought a 6D, here comes the first cam that truly beats the 5D Mk III and 6D in terms of low light sensitivity. Wonderful Jpeg engine which manages to keep the details even at ISO 102400. To bad they only squeezed 12 Megapixels out of the sensor. But even if you compare the RAWs downsized at print size, Sony wins in terms of more detail and lesser grain.
You can be very happy with your 6D taking into account the 7S price also. Check out the comparison of the DR curves in DXO Mark, and you will see that the price difference does not worth the 1.5 stop difference from 25600 ISO. And you also have 8 more Mps to crop. I would (and will) feel comfortable with the 6D. Also read the Luminous Landscape review on 7S to get a serious opinion.
It may elicit more problems than it solves in lens design. A spheric design would be awesome. Anyway for fixed lens cameras only if anything
Why do I like the Nikon 1 system?1. Unobtrusive design, pretends to be a small P&S. No attention drawer.2. Totally noiseless operation with the electronic shutter. Result as above.3. Blazing fast AF, which is also very accurate, if you choose the right method (AFS spot or AFC face detect for me). 4. Great lenses. My favorites are the 18.5mm and the 30-110mm. 5. I can put two of them in my jacket pockets, and swap them as necessary.6. Great raw quality with the V1 and V2, very easy to tweak in LR or other converters. Great colors, sharpness and all. In camera jpeg tweaking is also good, but I am not interested.I will get the V3 for sure, but only after prices come down at a reasonable level.
Karroly: I do not understand why DPR reviewer is bothered by the vertical black bars on the rear LCD when shooting 3:2 stills. Obviouly, given the body size/layout, Sony designers could not make the screen taller with a 3:2 ratio. So why not use the available space on the left and right sides to display a larger picture in 16:9 movie mode ?
This Sony screen is just too small. Without the evf it's usability goes down to mere guessing. The camera backs are too small either. For real work, especially with a touchscreen I would need a minimally 4-4.5'' screen.
midimid: Wait - 'there's no real portrait prime' on E-mount? Isn't there a 50mm 1.8 from the original lineup? And a 55mm 1.8 on FE?
As long as the missing portrait lens concerns there is the Sony 135mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar. It is the best 135mm available, and there is also the LA-EA4 adapter (FF). Then this camera will not miss anything for great portraits.As a cheaper option there is the Minolta MAXXUM AF 85mm f/1.4 used (wonderful).
mister_roboto: That's only a f2-2.8 ff equivelent- pffft ;)
@joejack951:pros would not trade in usability for a massive amount of glass. The DOF is a calculated measure and matched with the particular theme of image. "Bokeh" is not always a welcomed feature.
This is the camera body what you can use with the Samsung NX 16-50mm F2.0-2.8 S ED OIS, the Samsung NX 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA, and the Samsung NX 85mm F1.4 ED SSA. The 30mm f2 and the 45mm f1.8 are also very nice. So using these lenses can mitigate the fact that the NX30 body has a full front branding saying: SAMSUNG. A little piece of tape can handle that issue.
It seems to me from checking the portfolio that Mr. Hurley is using more than one PP assistants. Yes, I agree with below posters I would let go the "nose" and "eye" guy for sure.
bobus: These aren't portraits. These are just pictures of faces.
@bogdescu: No, not interchangeable. With good people!s skills you can get jobs through Dona Karan and you can get the best composition advice from the best photographers who you made acquaintance with and who are happy to help you with their advice. For mediocre talents with great people's skills the sky is the limit.
Mike FL: IMHO: So far, the BEST low light IQ sub $500 APS-C camera is Fujifilm X-A1.
The Sumsung NX3000 may not look as plastic-like as Fujifilm X-A1, but IQ is everything.
X-A1 has a Sony sensor.
Anyway this is a gorgeous design. And by Christmas it will cost peanuts.
This fuss about lenses did not harm Leica and did not enhance the credibility of DPR either. Not even a lose-lose situation.
I would never buy this camera, because my priority is taking photos, and consider this as an unnecessarily pricey accessory, but I have two remarks:
1. I find the UI very which should followed and developed. In this regard the 3.7"LCD is a minimum size.
2. Leica should sell a rebadged Samsung NX mini as the Leica T* Mini.
CLEARLY: THE FUTURE OF CAMERA DESIGN
High IQ doesn't satisfy me. I would never buy such a camera because I am a status obsessed snob and spec loving geek.
(unknown member): Alcohol makes this place much more tolerable.
Thanks for sharing
Elaka Farmor: How can RX100 (with its much smaller sensor and more megapixels) have better dynamic range and color depth, and a two years old olympus with a smaller sensor (E-PM2) have much better low light ISO??http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-Mark-II-versus-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-II-versus-Olympus-PEN-E-PM2___941_896_840
One other aspect: Sony ISOs are overrated (DXOMark)
Please check DXOmark sensor comparison - measurements - dynamic range, and you will see that Sony RX100 MII is 1.5 stop better at ISO 100. half stop better at ISO 200, and then they are the same all the way until Sony has no ISO stop, but the CANON has. Numbers without the charts doesn't mean anything.