Sorry but if I was an Exec at Sony I would not be happy with these pictures as a demonstration of the cameras abilities. Chromatic aberrations, over exposure and poor focus seem to be prevalent. Surely a camera of this quality and price is capable of better.
Have to say that at first glance the picture quality looks fine. Whether the camera will prove successful depends very much on price and distribution, if they can get enough outlets stocking it, and of the right type, they could do well with this.
MPA1: Page 2 - proof reader asleep!
Also should be "In keeping", " one could also conclude" not "As" and "While you'll certainly notice it", not just " notice". Well you did ask Jeff lol!
peacefrog33756: "Inspire strong feelings...?" Here's a strong feeling for you, DPR: you are going downhill fast!
This would be the K3 that has been at the top of the "most popular camera ratings" on this site for some days now and was recipient of the "DPR Readers Choice Award 2013" best dslr would it? 6 people, I think not!
Interesting that the preview has now been updated, still not a full review but getting there!
To be fair, the camera was announced 5 months ago and a preview was done last October. Does seem a while to wait for a full review of what appears to be an excellent and innovative camera. And yet Olympus's latest OM10 incarnation has a full review in 2 months. A little strange, I would be interested as to the reason.
A few more camera reviews would be nice, for instance a full review of the Pentax k3 with its unusual sensor system. To be honest straps are not what I think DPR is about. I understand that you are hard pressed for reviewers but, given that, surely cameras should take priority?
extraone: problems I see1-way overpriced. 2- metal buckles are the weak point. it will also scratch the gear when youre placing it down .the strap comes down & will scratch the lens/body. as well, when U lift up the camera up to your eye, it too is how it will scratch your gear.3-the leather looks stiff as hell. they should have softened it. even the weight of the camera doesnt help w/straightening the leather out. look at the 3rd picture w/the plaid background. look at those waves. 4-there's no strap loops to hold the extra leather straps from flopping about, making it look very sloppy. its obvious not a lot of thought was given to this.5-it does have a nice look to it, but its such a sloppy implementation.
I wonder how stinky the leather is.overall, no more than $40. me personally, give me my nikon AN-6Y & im in the clouds. I was considering the black rapid, but dont want my gear flopping about on my thigh and people being able to walk by &kneeing it
Try the Black Rapid, you might just change your mind!
By far the best strap I have ever owned for comfort and convenience is the Black Rapid. I used to use it with a Canon 1D mk 3 and 100-400L and could carry all day with no effort. Now I have downsized system to a NEX 7 I still use it, might be overkill but I can wear it under a coat and no one even notices I am carrying a camera until I bring it up to shoot. What I would really like to see is a Rapid Lite for mirrorless cameras, perfect!
evoprox: What the NEX system needs IMO are fast, high-quality lenses, not more bodies.
I would also point out that in micro 4/3 I can buy a 200 to 600 f4.5 to 5.6 equivalent lens for £419 (nowhere near $2000) so its not impossible surely for Sony?
You could argue the same for DSLRs why bring out lenses when you can adapt old ones. Surely the aim of any system is to have a system not limitations. We are not talking about some amateur step up from point and shoot. My NEX 7 cost the best part of £1000, I changed to mirror less to reduce size and weight, not to be told I would have to use adaptors or non system lenses to take the pictures I want. I really love the NEX cameras but if they are supposed to be a serious alternative to DSLRs then at some point they have to expand the lens range. Just because you are happy with a limited range (and I'm not having a go at you) does not mean that all users are. Not too much to ask for a decent macro and a couple of long lenses is it?
The current 30mm macro is too short, a 60 would be better, then the NEX system with its flip up LCD becomes a good camera for macro. As for tele lenses just look at what users like nzmacro and many others are doing with adapted lenses. Why should we have to pay for the Sony or other adaptors, there is obviously a demand for 300 or 400mm lenses so why don't Sony fill it?
Decent long tele lenses and a longer macro would be a start.
Sorry guys but, yet again, a very poor set of pictures. Lots of out of focus or blurry shots, and why the very high ISO samples, or is this a joint test of camera and lens. If so I think it would be much better to do these separately. Many shots are at low shutter speeds which will not help unless you were using a very sturdy tripod. This is supposedly the best review site on the web and your technical write ups are excellent but you do keep letting things down with poor quality galleries. Sorry but more attention needed I think. Having worked for camera manufacturers for many years I would feel rather aggrieved with the apparent lack of effort and technical skill put into the gallery shots.
I have to say this is a very poor set of photographs, on some it is difficult to find a sharp point of focus. for instance the picture of the metalwork brackets. Surely, DPreview, you can come up with better samples than this. Having looked at the Robin Wong pictures they certainly seem to be a whole lot better than these. As somebody has pointed out the reflection in the sunglasses is not of a photographer taking great care over sample shots!
Be honest, yes there is some smearing at 12,800 ISO, but not long ago you would have given your right arm for results that good from any camera, let alone a compact. More vindication for less pixels maybe?