Gentleman Jim: What is wrong with some variety in the world of cameras? This camera will never appeal to some applications, such as Sports or News Photography, as the essential element in these is high speed accurate reproduction of fact.This camera, like Leicas and Fuji X-Pros etc, is designed to make you think about the process of taking each frame. Fixed function dials go along with the mind-set of taking pride in adjusting a precision instrument and they are also clear to read or adjust without resorting to pages of soul-less menus and multi-function soft buttons.Retro looks are something that people either love or loath. If you hate the idea of a camera that harks back to the 60s or 70s then you will never buy the Df, end of story.But there are many people for whom using this camera should feel rather like ‘coming home’ and that feeling makes a camera a real pleasure to use, which aids the creative process. Some people who think like this are actually pretty good photographers too.
So true ,, My old Minolta 7d (no video)is a joy to use with all the buttons and dials . you can look through the viewfinder and feel your way around the buttons/dial and change parameters without having to take you eye away and try to dig through LCD menus in the bright sun with a hoodman. If you did not grow up with film you wont get it . What would all these" PROS" wannabees do today without IBIS/AF.etc. Go ahead ,I dare you ,Tape up your LCD and go shoot a wedding or sports or whatever ,see what you get. See what your success rate is. Got the stomach for it ? This is a nice Cam , not for me but I like it.
Sony's moving forward while others are still stuck in the last century with their flapping mirrors. Its a digital future ..The Mirror is gone and the mechanical shutter will go next. Just a matter of time before the processing power is available, affordable.This tech is already used on small compacts.(electronic shutter). And why are these posters jealous that Zeiss has aligned themselves with Sony. Cause Zeiss can see the future too.
MayaTlab0: That's exactly the problem with Sony. Doing something new for the sake of being new is of no use whatsoever. Instead, they should try to do the right thing. Right now, the only reason Sony sometimes come out with a good product is out of sheer luck - they do so many "new things" one in a million is bound not to be so bad (and many others, like the QX, are still born ideas). And their imaging division still looses money anyway.
BS, streaming and Torrent crap cannot compare to BLu Ray qualityespecially 3d , Time Get your eyeballs calibrated.
Gordon L: I love the concept of a compact full frame camera, long overdue from camera makers. A thousand bucks for a 50mm f1.8? gimme a break. $800 for a 35mm f28? As usual Sony is not delivering decent lens choices. Their marriage to Zeiss is unfortunate. Ziess produces huge over-build over-prices clunky lenses that often test out no better than much cheaper lenses from other makers. Sony nees to take a few pages from Fuji, talk to some actual photographers. I've never even considered the NEX system because of the lens choices.
Hey Stepppnwolf you must be a Canon troll,, Zeiss does not make Lenses for Canon with AF because Canon wont cooperate.. all Zeiss for Sony are AF because Sony plays well with others.
chrisnfolsom: Would like to see this tech in other viewfinders, or glasses (3D) - that tech has been stalled at 800x600 (usually VGA) for a while perhaps the high res and fps (60fps+ please...) can help with some of the headache problems.
Ultimately I want my workstation 27" 2560x1440 (WQHD) at virtual 20" distance on from glasses so I can work - or play - anywhere...
Sony already has it in their new Hi Def 3D headset. its awesome.check it out at a Sony Store
Gee "Mushy Jpegs" sounds familiar, wasn't Sony A77 creamed a while ago for "mushy" Jpegs yet over here on the Canon forum its ok? and not a big deal especially from a $$$$$$ Camera. Bias , Go figure. ?
sirok: Its Humorous on these Forums how everyone views the world through their own little Vignetted Photography Lens. Take MegaPixels for instance ...Hooray Canon stopped at 18 and the pixel war is over !! . But not if you are a Forensic Photographer . More pixels means the Forensic Scientist can Zoom in on more details if needed. (Medium Format to much to lug around)And GPS tagging at the Crime scene is a plus also. Nice to have it built in. This is a niche Camera and doesn't do all things well. Take your blinders off.
Megapixels do indeed mean resolving and Detail Power ..just try zooming in on a jpeg or a Raw and see how far you can go before it falls apart. More pixels the deeper you can go. and Mr. Canon,, how many Forensic Photgs are out there. Well easy math. just about every Police dept has one. How many Police depts in the US.,,,well ,you do the Math. And more pixels does not mean more noise DXO blew that rumor out awhile ago. And Respectfully Mitch. Thanks more pixels will give you more detail , I can zoom in much deeper with a 50meg photo than a 4 meg photo all other things being equal. thanks
Its Humorous on these Forums how everyone views the world through their own little Vignetted Photography Lens. Take MegaPixels for instance ...Hooray Canon stopped at 18 and the pixel war is over !! . But not if you are a Forensic Photographer . More pixels means the Forensic Scientist can Zoom in on more details if needed. (Medium Format to much to lug around)And GPS tagging at the Crime scene is a plus also. Nice to have it built in. This is a niche Camera and doesn't do all things well. Take your blinders off.
Nice Move Sony ,,Thinking/Moving forward into the 21st Century, Leaving some Old Technologies behind...Can't wait to see the FullFrame version of this next year.. remember the Tortoise and the Hair. Here comes Sony