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Peiasdf: In 5 years, even Hasselblad will have SONY sensors.

They already have. don't need for 5 years.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/hassleblad-announces-new-5-000-euro-e-mount-camera/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:37 UTC
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Rooru S: A lot of errors on almost all Sony announced products. dpReview, Please check your release notes.

Btw, it wasn't supposed the SLT tech would reduce costs compared to traditional dSLR? Where is the benefit? I waited for A77 to see price, nothing, similar to other SLR. And now with A99, similar and under spec compared to others. The only real benefit of SLT I see is PDAF on video. Good camera but cannot see any real advantage over rivals.

many people also thinks this camera ONLY has 19AF points but didnt know that it has 102 on sensor phase detection AF pixels. sigh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 08:55 UTC
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Intence: Can someone please enlighten me, i'm puzzled and confused as to why anyone would purchase this camera. I'm not trying to be a troll, I really don't understand. Low FPS, no major advantages over 5D3 or D800 and similar pricing (keep in mind 5D3 can be had for just over $3k routinely). Specifically, far fewer AF points than both C&N, fewer lens options, relatively average FPS, along with fewer accessories/thid-party support.

Unless you're heavily vested in compatible glass, why would ANYONE purchase this over the D800 or 5D3. I just don't get it? Sony is the underdog in this arena, yet they've priced themselves inline with the competition. Some enthusiasts who have $3k to drop on a camera may buy it, but I can't see pros moving to Sony without either a clear price or feature advantage?

I can undersand the motivation behind the RX1 (FF in a VERY compact package), but I just can't fathom who the target market for the A99 would be.

102 on sensor AF points is less than C and N's offering?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 08:51 UTC
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Nathaniel George Weir: fixed lens... I don't even know what to say about that...

'I can't afford it'

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 07:13 UTC
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bradleyg5: The Ferrari of cameras. This is like the ultimate rich mans social camera.

er, won't that camera belong to Leica owners?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 07:12 UTC
On Sony announces Alpha SLT-A99 24MP full-frame camera article (92 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Sony needed to hit one out of the park to compete with Canon and Nikon and instead they just bunted.

19 AF point, 6fps and an EVF no bigger than the OVF on Canon/Nikon. On top of that I lose 1/3 stop of light. Why would I pick this over 5Dmk3 or D800?

it has 102 on sensor phase detection points....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 07:03 UTC
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AllanZ: Or get he F1.4 lumix LX7 {:D yeah the sensor is smaller but the improvements on that are drastic {{:)

smaller? the LX7 sensor looks like an ant compared to the RX1's full frame sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 07:01 UTC
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Peiasdf: So the image is not a PS after all. $1800 is cheap for a FF. Come on SONY, announce NEX-FF before end of year for $1800 or less and you'll win big.

LA-EA1 is a full frame - APSC mount. LA-EA3 is a full frame-full frame mount. the translucent mirror is much bigger

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 06:59 UTC

very very interesting! finally apps are coming to cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 15:17 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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cgarrard: Good specs and good price (surprised actually). Now how fast is the AF motor (and how quiet)?

Carl

should be much quieter than the previous SAM lenses. the 18-135mm was silent!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:27 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)

Looks like Canon has explicitly tell the whole world that the 7D mark 2 won't be available anytime soon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 11:02 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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K_Photo_Teach: Competition is great, improved phone cameras have spawned this! Why buy a compact when your phone is always with you and can take comparable pics?
As someone mentioned this kind of thing should have been done 5 years ago!

Great times to be a photographer!

But the lag to turn on the camera on your phone is still way behind a this.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 09:30 UTC
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ybizzle: The 35 and 33 models are clearly better than this. Sony keeps downgrading this model to cut costs. A 2.6" 230K dot screen? Come on Sony, this isn't 2008...

tell that to the Leica X2 first please.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 06:38 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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YouDidntDidYou: not mention by dpreview that the E-M5 oesn't have spot metering linked to auto focus point - does dpreview not realise that some photographers use spot metering (and not just at the centre point)????????????????????????????????

The Sony face detection works for spot metering on its own...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 11:31 UTC
On Sigma USA announces pricing of 50-150mm F2.8 OS HSM article (105 comments in total)

Why no Sony mount? :(

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2012 at 02:45 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On Images of Panasonic GF5 start to appear article (118 comments in total)

Wow DP review are posting rumours now???

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 08:00 UTC as 44th comment
On Interview: Tetsuya Yamamoto of Nikon article (208 comments in total)

If you want to shoot at f1.0 at still have a lot of depth of field, look no further than this camera!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 10:47 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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jj74e: If it's not better than my phone, I don't want it or need it. Actually, my smartphone isn't even that good, but I still wouldn't want it. It's just not worth it anymore. My smartphone is good enough for uses on the go, like social outings or interesting/funny snapshots I want to show my friends during the day. And at night, point and shoots barely do better than even my not-so-good smartphone, so why bother?

Really, manufacturers need to start focusing on making high end compacts with real useful features cheaper, like those with larger sensors, water/shock/dustproofing, apertures at least at f2.2, etc. Seriously, you can get some mirrorless cameras on sale for like less than $500, and they're selling high end compacts for that much? I don't think so.

i doubt these cameras are considered high end considering they have almost no manual controls.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 05:08 UTC
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Lofi: The only interesting part in this Sony point & shoot camera announcement would be if they finally fixed their image compression problem. Even though the hardware is superior, neither the HX9V, nor the HX100V, nor the TX100V can take good pictures because in the end the Sony image compression saves an awful looking, blocky, washed out picture which only looks at least acceptable at screen resolution. Unless they fix this, it's not even worth looking at any of the new cameras.

i agree. do not buy these cameras unless you have photo editting background. Otherwise, it's a great gem to have!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 05:05 UTC
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SammyToronto: I guess with camera phone sensors being as high as 12mp these days, camera manufacturers feel they have to cram even more mp's into tiny sensors to make their point and shoots seem superior to the average customer. Point and shoot sales have been dwindling recently, with many would-be customers using their camera phones for point and shoot duties (e.g. iPhone is the most used "camera" on flicker!) and the new, more compact breed of mirrorless cameras also having an impact.

I, for one, don't think I'll ever buy a point and shoot -certainly not one with 18mp- unless as a gift. I have a compact mirrorless camera (e-pm1), a DSLR and a good camera phone (Nokia N8), which cover all my photographic needs. I also have a clutch of old point and shoots currently collecting dust in my closet.

you don't always have to shoot full 18mp since you can't shoot RAW with these type of cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 04:54 UTC
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