The biggest drawback for me is the NEX-3 style plastic body. Also where has the top dial that was added in the last NEX 5 bodies disappeared?
It looks like Sony completed the naming transition now A5000 series have taken over where NEX 3 series left off.NEX 5 series have been discontinued ?!?NEX 6 - A6000 seriesExpecting A7000 to continue the NEX 7.But why discontinue the MOST SUCCESSFUL NEX 5 series ?!?
JonathanFV: Does anybody know if it would be possible to add XAVC to the A6000 via a firmware upgrade? The A5100 is a nice little camera, but the only thing it has that I wish my A6000 had is the better video codec. Thanks to whoever can give me an answer!
I guess we will see this, as well as all features from A6000 and A5100 combined in a new body - A7000 !!
Some nikon fans are hoping to buy this 1" sensor camera, and after some persistent watering and exposure to sun to get it grow to full frame ...
plasnu: Finally, the mirrorless cameras have become popular in US and Euro. According to CIPA, between Jan-May 2014
The shipment of Mirrorless +38%The shipment of DSLR -13%The shipment of Compact -40%
Only 3-4 years ago Nokia was outselling many mobile phone companies, but see where are they now...
Merel: It looks as I'm the only one very worried about the very last word of the Specification at page 2 ?I'm not impressed. For that price I was expecting a YES.Why do we buy a pocket format camera in the first place ? To take it to everywhere we travel, but afterwards not being able to remember where each of our most precious pictures were ever taken ?
Once a day, at a time when it is convenient for you, I assume you download them to a laptop or other device. You still remember the faces and places just sort them and rid of any useless ones. How are you otherwise going to get on top of your information at all?!?
Compact/P&S cameras are dead there is no doubt about it due to mobile phones and far more capable and similar sized mirorrless cameras.DSLR are past their apex due to nearly-as-capable and much more compact mirorrless cameras.
You need some sort of organisation anyway, then just have the photos from each location in a folder based on date ot location if more important, e.g. year-month-date and then location, orcontinent-location and date if this is more important
AbrasiveReducer: This is classic DPR. Your RX100 may exhibit some soft corners or a soft edge but heck, blame it on the 20 megapixels. And besides, we can point to lots of compact cameras that aren't any better.
This translates roughly, to "It's the best you're gonna get in this size body but if you care enough about image quality to spend $800, and you insist on a zoom lens in a camera this size, don't expect miracles."
As far as image quality goes did you try to up the ISO at all?
The MX-1 is actually closer in size to the APS-C A6000
You are right, its not about sensor size, but it usually gives you better quality, low light performance and shallow DOF if you need it.
In addition the RX100 gives you more features like EVF, ND filters, etc and manages to pack this in a much smaller body, that is REALLY pocketable, unlike the MX-1
Ben O Connor: MAN !!!! I haven't owned a D800 yet, and there is now D810 !!!
Actually though, I only admire its amazing OVF, everything else it has is luxury to me (hobby shooter.)
Consider yourself lucky, if you still go for the D800 you'll get it much cheaper, if you go for the latest version D810 you'll get some improvements.
I agree that the more features the better, but if the chip and/or GPS antenna that is required added $10-20 that would be OK, but if this saved $50-100 off the price I am glad they didn't include it.But I guess the actual problem here was lack of space in the camera body, since they increased the depth by 2mm to allow for the EVF, possibly the BionzX is larger as well and needs more cooling.
@sternThe Pentax MX-1 has a sensor that is half the size and much lower quality. If quality is of no concern for you just use your mobile, saving yourself GBP 220, or get a P&S compact for only GBP 60 to 100.
To share with others what I've seen or what I wanted them to see.
If you can't remember where you've taken pictures you have FAR bigger problems than the features of your camera!
Everlast66: People are saying the LX7 has longer reach compared to the RX100 III
Don't look at the equivalent focal lengths, in real terms
RX100 III lens is actually longer being 25.7mm at the long endLX7 is only 17.7mm at the long end
The only reason the Pana LX7 is quoted longer is that it is cropped more!
I've not done the math myslef as I don't have actual sensor size, and it depends on ratios, etc, but thought it is a bit strange
Actually why is the LX7 quoted to have 90mm tele, looking on the net 1/1.7" sensors are shown to have 4.2 to 4.55 crop factor, which should give:17.7mm actual tele * 4.2 = 74mm17.7mm actual tele * 4.55 = 80mm
People are saying the LX7 has longer reach compared to the RX100 III
Ivan Lietaert: The Panasonic LX8 is rumored to come out soon. 1 inch panny sensor, fast Leica lens, AND 4K video.
So you are going to buy a camera not for its actual quality and featured, but based on the time an older model in the series was brought to market?!?
rsjoberg: I'll stick with my LX7 and EVF. The larger sensor would be nice, but the 70mm tele not so much. Anyway the LX 7 is nearly perfect; my small camera lust was sated.
Alright, thanks for the report.
What's wrong with the Coolpix A?