heh so many negative comments as usual.... I've owned all Nikon and Sony. Nikon DSLRs and Sony whatevers... And this NEX 6 is the closest I've come to a do it all camera. As with all mirrorless, the autofocus leaves something to be diesired, but otherwise it's a swiss army knife of cameras. First thing I did was sell the lens. Would rather use primes and already had the 18-55.Crying about the menus is pointless. The quick navi and the fn button take care of that. Hardly any need to go into menus. Love that I an use my triggers with the hot shoe. Love the wireless. I shoot in my little studio and just hit send to computer. Love it. WONDERFUL CAMERA! Touchscreen lol. Use your cell phone then. No real advantage imho. Actually it seems a handicap if you ask me. Turned it off on the 5n after a few weeks. However, I can see no reason why they couldn't have included it for the gadget crowd. So ok, minus half a percentage point.
Well there you go. When this becomes available, the Facebook lemmings will be able to show every single boring thing they do. Pathetic. I want to buy stock in this company... Retards give us money.
wStudios: This is cool, but mobile forums is what I really need. Like many other people I only visit this site on my phone.
Seems odd for someone to ONLY visit a photography site with a phone. Looking at images on a phone screen seems pointless.
Photos of misery always seem to get high praise... Any dimwit with a camera phone could have gotten those. Nothing special about any of them. Just some a'hole who gets paid to capture someone else' personal tragedies. Gross. Time should have waited. I'm sure there are many pictures of the parents of children massacred in the Conn shooting available for Time magazines consideration. "Moved them the most" What a joke. Shouldn't even have a category like that.
Would buy an RX1 if there was a built in viewfinder included at this price. I am not into carrying around a geeky DSLR anymore, so I absolutely love the concept of a high quality FF sensor and 35mm lens in such a small package.
That is unbelievably cool! You have an eye for photography that most do not possess. I haven't seen any of your other photos, but this one is indicative of someone who has a gift for seeing.
PhotoTrevor: It's a bit disappointing that given the amount of glass in use that they couldn't include a little more and get an aperture like oh I dunno F2 or F1.8 god forbid F1.4. Why do these turkeys think that 2.8 is fast enough or is going to provide a shallow enough DOF?
Because everyone cries about size. Especially the MFT crowd. However, I agree with you.
Why don't they just name them as they are? For example on the E mount, call them 28.5mm and 45mm.
Shouldn't have gotten that number considering the auto focus system/price. Autofocus is fundamental. It should be considered as one of the most important features, just behind image quality. The rest is icing. Especially when you are reviewing a 1300 dollar system. The camera doesn't deserve that number. 81 and gold my azz.
ProfHankD: Aside from the little irony that "SLR Magic" now mostly markets lenses that don't work on SLRs, I think it's good to have more lens options for NEX. Even if it should turn out to be a re-labeled industrial or CCTV lens, they are still providing a service by finding one that doesn't vignette, etc. The 12 aperture blades are a distinctive feature I haven't seen on simple re-labeling candidates.
The fast 24mm I lean on now is an old Vivitar/Kiron f/2.0, which is small and has good IQ. However, it's 3" long with an MD-to-NEX adapter -- this 23mm f/1.7 claims under 2" (although the photo doesn't look like it is wider than it is long, as the specs say). We'll have to see if it has the IQ to work like a fast 35mm FOV lens, i.e., grabbing shots wide open in low light and capturing crisp landscapes when stopped down.
12 circular aperture blades and no need for an adapter. I personally hate the adapters... Might even be able to use shooting modes other than A and M. Heck I couldn't care what the name is. It could be made by Mattell but if it is excellent quality for $379, I'm in for sure.
zackiedawg: Just a curious note on the wording "first telephoto lens available for the E-mount system' under the 55-210mm lens. Wouldn't the 18-200mm that has been available from the beginning also be a telephoto lens, though with a much bigger range on the wide end?
Why isn't it classified as a telephoto... geezuz... who cares.
Everything about this camera looks so awesome. I want it. Really do wish they had used the 16mp sensor...Hope the IQ and high ISO performance impresses.
Man why can't we have a viewfinder?
I'm looking to get out of my D300 and lenses to move to a more portable set up, but this whole viewfinder issue is really holding me back.
This camera looks like just what I would want if it only had a viewfinder...