quezra: "Sony has dropped the Tri-Navi operation of the NEX-7 in favor of a more conventional twin-dial approach in the a6000." - this doesn't make sense? It's more like "Sony continues the twin-dial approach of the NEX-6" - there are no mirrorless or DSLR cameras in this price range with more than 2 physical dials?
It is not a replacement for NEX-7, it will not be one, and Sony tells NEX-7 users clearly that there will not be one. So, do like me, change the brand. Sony will concentrate on the FE mount as they claim, so await one more FF surprise for Photokina, and that's it. Sony said that there will not be any new APSC E-mount camera anymore in 2014. Simply, we, NEX-7 users, can stick the finger in the smelly place. FY Sony.
Peter CS: Another enthusiast camera by Sony that lacks weathersealing for serious landscape and outdoor photography. The A7 had weathersealing!Message to Sony - get your lens quality production in line and weatherseal your advanced mirrorless cameras,-besides your FX sensor cameras!
for the price it's hell of a camera, that's sure. But still no replacement for the NEX-7
HelloToe: I like this camera, but Sony is spreading themselves too thin. They've got two different lens mounts, and two different sensor sizes for each, and none of them are really getting the lens selection they need.
I'm not really a fan of X-Trans, but I have to salute Fujifilm's decision to give one platform their undivided attention. Same goes for Olympus and Panasonic.
The lens selection is good at the moment, only clue is that the real good ones are Zeiss, with, in some of them, not that much better skills, and Zeissy crazy prices that not everyone wants to pay. Many of them are for FE format and thus realy too expensive.
BarnET: "In most respects, the Alpha 6000 is a big step up from the NEX-6"
Well let's see24mp sensor vs 16. On paper a big difference. However the nex7 is famous for having inconsistent results with that pixel count.
AF points on sensor.It's an good increase. What effect that has remains to be seen. Knowing dp preview probably after summer 2014.
Viewfinder. 1.44million dots. That is just pathetic these days. It's main competitors have either 2.3 or more(gx7)
Screen is the same and WiFi was just needed. Everyone has that these days. All in all just a side grade no upgrade.
T3, you are exactly that kind of fool that this world needs to exist. This world is made of magicians and fools, the magicians give you all the magic so you can use it, and you are the fool who does, and by that you pay and they get rich, we call that generally "Religion". Now, just tell me that A6000 makes a better picture than NEX-7 and you make my day. There is definitely one single verse of the Bible written in clear and that is true, and that is this one, "Lord forgive them, they don't know what they do". How right he is.
Now, get a frequency spectrum analyzer and walk through a city, inside your house, just anywhere and you will live a nightmare by what you will see on your screen. It is not only the things we see that can harm us, it are mainly those we don't see that are harmful and often even lethal.
Look at the nature and humans, cancers of pancreas, liver, colon, balls, have rised in the last 20 years in astonishing rates, then look where most carry the cellphone, brain tumors, bees not returning, whales and dolphins or seals and turtlels, not being able to navigate anymore, and with every telecom tower we set up, the problem grows. Pollution is the world main problem, physical and radiating one. And all that we do for the comfort we want to have and you talk about. You are among those that take life superficial. I might be among those that avoid multi tasking and target the spot only. Awareness starts by targetting on one spot only, and that spot is in the center of the onion ring.
you should get better informed what wifi folly does to us and our nature. You are not aware of microwave pollution we endure every day, don't you. There is nothing hilarious on that, just proven facts by scientific research and evidence that cellphone and wifi industry simply ignore. Our health count for nuts, only money counts. The telecommunication mafia is as deadly as Monsanto in food industry. Do not tell me the advantages, i agree fully with you on that, but like always,one can not take the one without the other. People want the comfort, but they pay a high price for that, believe me.
binauralbeats: VGA resolution? Sorry, I know "many reviewers said the EVF is great", but that doesn't change the fact that it is significantly lower resolution. Less is not more. More is more. Personally, I'd like camera makers to spend more on the EVF than the rear screen. In fact, leave off the rear screen and spend it all on the EVF.
Compare GX7 and NEX-7 and see yourself: it's 3 mm longer, 4 mm higher, 12mm thicker, not pocketable and GX7 has 2 gr more bodyweight. Then compare NEX-7 to A7, which is 7 mm longer, 27 mm higher, the body deck is 2mm higher, and 74 gr more weight, it is FF sensor, thus double size. So, then do not tell me that an APSC in a GX7 system body with all it has had been an utopia. It's just no will not to do it. Sony will find that out when most NEX-7 users will go elsewhere, but like we know by the past, they care nuts of that. It is an error from Sony to estimate that just anyone wants FF sensors. If that was the case, all manufacturers would do only that since a bit of time. Pentax, 4/3 Gremium and Fuji have not the intention yet to go that way. I can buy A7R tomorrow, but why should I, it is not what I need and look for. At an A4 size print, is gives me nothing more, except too much DOF I can not take awaqy by any magic, but on smaller sensor some magic allows me to get that as well.
I do not ask Sony to make a mini body, do not tell me that 3 to 5 mm on each side of the sensor, and 1 cm more body will make it that much bigger. Fact is simply that GX7 has it all, and this camera has nuts, it's still 1/4000th, it still has no Ibis, it's still no touch screen, and it has a lower resolution EVF, and for the AF, I shoot manually only. The comfort to use NEX in MF was the reason for buying it. 1/4000 only is the main reason for not buying the A6000. Sony has updated the NEX6 inside, has udated and partially downgraded outside and has completely thrown the majority of NEX-7 users into the hand of Fuji and other brands. Sonyalpharumors claims today that they know by sure source from Sont that there will be no other successor to the NEX-7 in e-mount and apsc. They will concentrate on Fe mount now. So, the next NEX-7 style camera at photokina will be a FF, that's it. I care nuts about the bit lower sensor size of the GX7, for me, that camera has it all, it's that simple.
gozima: How loud is the shutter? Is it a leaf shutter?
leaf shutters are proper to lenses, not inside ILS bodies.
"WiFi was just needed". For what, and where is that written? I do not need WiFi in a camera, i make photos, not telecommunication, all they need to do now is build the phone into it, like Samsung. I have a cell phone with camera for that, I do not need a camera with WiFi. The less WiFi is around you, the less it affects your health.
km25: 24MPs is a little high for APS-C, I would rather give up a few MPs for better low light use. The 24MP is fine for the mass market, but I think most serious photographer would rather a better balance, leaving 24MP for FF. I fell as if 16-20MP is best for APS-C in all the noise tests I have seen.
agree with you, a GX7 type camera with the 20 mpix chip, that's the way to go.
I hope that all those that defend high pixel density here are the same that defended with all their energy the super expensive sensor of the Nikon DF that matches almost the one of the Nikon D40.
I agree with you, the rear screen serve e to nothing else as to shortly revie my picture, see if the repartition of light was ok, and for that I do not need millions of dots. The EVF is important, then, why is Sony not able to include a 1/8000th mechanical and 1/4000th electronic shutter like on GX-7. For me, GX-7 is absolutely the most complete camera on the market in this range. For me this Upgrade to NEX-6 is ok, but as an "upgrade for NEX-7, it's just a disappointment. All has been concentrated to upgrade the inside of the camera and the outside has been wasted totally. I will sell my NEX-7 now and go GX7, I am tired of waiting for useless "upgrades" that are none.
JerryKraut: Sony is on the way to bankruptcy, folks. Their debt is rated close to junk. Looking at this camera, I can see why. Great product let down by far inferior EVF. How could they do this??? I was almost going to buy one. Hope somebody makes good A-Mount adapters for the X-Mount soon. Would be a shame if I had to throw away my big glass.
Look in the EVF first, talk afterwards. I do not think that the EVF chosen is a reason of economy. The EVF is the same as on RX10, and if it was not as good, it would not be on that camera.
photobeans: 4K is coming fast and furious. 4K TV for $1,000 is coming out this year. But i've got to wonder if 8K is gonna hit just as hard in 2 years and obsolete 4k quickly.
I don't need 4 k to look how good Ariel or Tide wash my underwear on TV.
Aleo Veuliah: Well, Micro 4/3 has now 4K film mode. Another great camera on this wonderful system.
what is so wonderful on 4/3 ??? 2k for a small sensor camera, you call that wonderful. You're kiddin'
greenarcher02: Petapixel mentioned that Panasonic promised an under $2000 price tag.
They where right, it's 1999$ for the body
In simple words, we had until now photo cameras that could make video, and from now on, we have video cameras that can make photos. What the heck is that good for? And, then, 2000$ for a body that contains things I never use. When do camera manufacturers start doing again cameras for photographers? Now, stop talking about Nikon DF low resolution cripple and it's fantasy pricing?The world is definitely upside down.
markprincess: Big Deal! I sent in my D40 for repair to fix a faulty battery compartment door and Nikon sent me back a D4!
In matter of picture quality, D40 does better than D4, where D4 beats it is high ISO sensitivity. When I see D4 pictures, it reminds me my ancient D70 shots. If you get, by any malicious error from Nikon, a D4 sent back, sell it right away and buy a better camera for good IQ, unless you are a night stroler.
tst303: The Sony NEX-6 EVF magnification is 1.09x and the a77 is 1.1x. I wonder why DP review is ignoring those cameras on their chart. It seems to me that the Sony's are much more highly magnified. Is there an equivalent thing here I am not getting? All three of these cameras are APS-C. How do the two Sony's stack up?
I see that you have worked with all of them. Strange, I did not know this one to be on the market yet. But if you say it.