daMatrix: This example just proofs that tablets are nowhere near laptop /desktop photo editing.
No, it proves that tablets using mobile OSes are nowhere near laptops/desktop editing. An x86 tablet running Windows and full PS can easily be better than desktop/laptop simply because it comes with a Wacom digitiser. Take a look at the Samsung Series 7 Slate and the Asus EP121. We'll see more and better examples as W8 and 22nm processors start rolling out.
Does it allow adjustment of curves, colour balance and saturation, as per full photoshop?
Edit: I see it does indeed, under 'Adjustments'. Looks pretty worthwhile.
Still, I'd rather invest in a proper Windows 8 tablet with a Wacom pen that can run full Photoshop (and lightroom too, as a bonus).
Peiasdf: If only this has AF, OIS and is F/1.2. Id be the perfect lens for indoor photography.
With focus peaking and an EVF, you won't ever want to use AF again.
agilestyle: Why the hell this lens is so huge while the Panny 20mm F1.7 is a quarter shorter and comes with AF?Are the Nex system lenses all plagued by fattness? Please, make some decent pancacke lens, instead of these heavyweight piece of metal!
The 20mm m43 lens has a narrower field of view and resolves a smaller image circle than this lens. Both factors allow it to be smaller. In general, larger sensors require larger lenses - taking into account that that NEX sensor is roughly twice the size of an m43 sensor, the size of this lens is perfectly reasonable, for the field of view and aperture.
Michael49: I think many people miss one of the main advantages of theses mirrorless bodies - the MF lens options are nearly endless. On my NEX 5N I use almost all MF glass, such as some of the old Canon FD glass and the results are stellar. Manual focusing with the NEX via focus peaking makes MF a breeze and I actually prefer it to AF, except for quickly moving subjects.
The IQ of my 5d is still better, but the entire shooting experience of the NEX with legacy glass is truly revolutionary.
@Bob Meyer, two words: FOCUS PEAKING.Especially in-EVF focus peaking.
Jens_G: Can't wait. Perfect focal length on APS-C. Going to be amazing using MF with contrast peaking in Nex-7 viewfinder.
@Nigel, perfect for me, if I'm limited to a single focal length on a single camera. I usually shoot 3 cameras with 3 primes, 24,35, and 85 (FF). Of the three focal lengths, 35mm (or 23/24 on APS) is by far my most indisposable.
If I had to stick with a single lens for the rest of my life, it would be 35mm FF equiv field of view.
Granted, I probably should have qualified 'perfect' with 'for me'.
Can't wait. Perfect focal length on APS-C. Going to be amazing using MF with contrast peaking in Nex-7 viewfinder.
Overcooked imo.Although this is probably what the average client wants to see.It's taken me a while to realize that there's a massive difference between what's good and what most people think of as good.
pixel_colorado: Wow...lets make women feel bad about themselves.
+1Time to get back at them for all that rejection as a teen.
DotCom Editor: Could they have made it any uglier, or is the photo just a prototype?
I like the way it looks.
abortabort: This camera is exactly as crap as I knew it would be. Full high definition at 50Mbps? Wow! Super 35mm sensor? Woot! 20k plus 45k PER zoom lens? This just gets cheaper and cheaper. 7k per prime. So basically this is worse than a RED, more expensive than an F3 (but I cannot see where it is better in any way), way more expensive than an FS100. I'm sorry but why would ANYONE buy this camera?
First of all it's not due to EOS compatibility, if you are spending 20k on a camera rig you'll want cinema primes, or those super expensive cine zooms. But if you are in that category why you would buy a Full HD 50Mbps camera rather than a 4K camera? This thing is Red One money. Maybe it's built for TV? I still don't see why you wouldn't go a cheaper F3? Epic, Alexa and F65 all completely shatter this ridiculous little camera. What I don't understand is they are releasing a 4K dSLR - why is supposed to be cheaper and better equipped. So even Canon loyalists shouldn't be able to see any point in this!
@sdyue where do you get 'film-like qualities' from? This is a crop sensor camera, not FF.
truknayr23: Sony A77? what was that again? hahaha... i just simply love canon... but i bet this will cost as much as my car.
This camera costs 6 times as much as the A77, and probably at least twice as much as the coming A99.
This camera must have been the brainchild of a marketer or a businessman, because no engineer would produce such rubbish.
TimK5: "Whether shooting in low-light conditions like a late night block part..."
How am I going to do that with outdated ISO performance? ISO 3200? give me a break.... sounds like an S95 with ok pic quality up to ISO 125...
to be expected with the small sensor, I'm afraid.
Jens_G: The Sony Nex cameras have a sensor almost 4 times bigger.
I mean, how is it that an electronics giant gives you a bigger sensor that a 'proper camera' manufacturer?
Just imagine If Nikon had made a camera usign Sony's e-mount, with a 10MP APS sensor.
The Sony Nex cameras have a sensor almost 4 times bigger.
Please explain to me how a 13.2mm x 8.8mm sensor is a 1" sensor? The diagonal definitely isn't close to an inch.
What's wrong with 24-70? they could've made the sensor bigger if they'd cut down on the zoom.
JWest: The camera itself is a thing of beauty, but if only the new 24mm was just a little smaller to match. It looks totally out of place, and completely negates the portability of the body.
The 24 is roughly the same size as the 18-55 kit lens, which I find perfectly acceptable ito size and ergonomics, whether using one or two hands. The people complaining obviously haven't used the cameras.