"pocketable" someone has much bigger pockets than mine apparently.
not really too impressed with the output. hard to say though, but nothing that makes me go hmmm that's amazing.
wonderful lenses by Sony. interesting dual AF systems.
let's hope they up their game on support and service for these expensive babies
from a kit perspective - makes Olympus look pretty good from a kit size and weight perspective.
forceofnature: My concern is why the 24-70 is $400 more than the Canon equivalent. Not a good starting price point. As for weight the 24-70 is more than canon the 70-200 is the same and hard to compare the 85 1.4 to the 1.2 Canon (which is more)
hint. the yen was 25% higher at the time.
Kiril Karaatanasov: You could as well name the article "Sony Imaging division profits explode" as 33% growth in profit is nothing short of amazing.
except sony doesn't break that down. how much is with respects to currency changes? pro video? lenses? cameras? P&S? ILC's? Canon for instance, breaks out lenses, SLR, P&S to give detailed positions of where their products are selling and which are not.
Olympus gives very very detailed analysis on a per product basis as well
Sony lumps everything together and plays a shell game.
looking at their pure financials, there's a lot of "grey areas" - moreso than most company financials.
technomad: A strange headline which fails to mention that Sony's strategy appears to be working: ship more high-end, high-margin product, hence the 20% rise in revenue on lower sales. Looks like a good model to me. Sensor demand may be down in line with the third party market overall, which is scarcely of Sony's making.
ummm? their revenue of IP&S which also includes the very successful pro video lineup posted a 5% loss?
what a strange comment to the factual headline?
not to mention the sales aren't currency adjusted.
I find it amusing that dpreview didn't mention a 28% drop in cameras over the fiscal year, but highlighted the 5% drop on revenue, that may or may not have anything do with with ILC's considering that their very profitable (and very good) pro video segment is also part of IP&S.
Horshack: I'm guessing it wasn't socially acceptable to attribute the price increase to the real source - the decrease of the value of the yen.
hush now.. don't use common sense in the dpreview comment section..it's too... common.
seriously .. we care anymore?
rrccad: without the phone support .. what the #($)*&#$ is the point of it?
well, that's not totally useless then.
still though.. if it supports LTE,etc.. removing phone functionality is really just down to firmware.
justmeMN: "We’d like to be at least in the top three companies in the camera business by market share." [in five years’ time].
That strikes me as being unrealistic "happy talk". I think their current worldwide ILC market share is pretty tiny.
reminds me of samsung ..
then again, you have to set goals whether you reach them or not is another thing.
I use whatsapp all the time. guess what though? you still need to authenticate it via SMS.
without the phone support .. what the #($)*&#$ is the point of it?
is it my laptop or do most of these seem to be rather dark, underexposed?
Fuji's JPG's are amazing though. and great shots. looks cold out there ;)
brownie314: Other than Nikon, pretty slow year. For photography enthusiasts anyway.
or CP+ in japan which is coming up end of Feb.
Nikon probably wanted to get theirs done before canon's announcements.
lets face it.. CES is a consumer electronics show .. not exactly the hot bed of camera company technology.
leading up to CP+..sony, canon, olympus, fuji and others will most likely all announce new cameras by the sounds of it.
it's CES which is never a big thing for photography.
osv: if "DPReview was there in the hope of reporting on new photography-related products", why aren't we seeing any comments from samsung about the future of their camera lineup?
why go all the way to ces and then not ask the reps a few simple questions?
wow .. that just totally blew the daylights out of my sarcasm detector.
ksrk: Is the http://samsungcamera.com site running? Looks like it's taken down.
pretty telling when they've shut down their dedicated camera website would you not think?
web.archive.org has the site working as of the 3rd and then it just .. vanished after.
and looking at the whois for that domain, it was/is offically owned by samsung.
rrccad: well after grand proclaiming that CES, samsung would release new stuff - it's pretty obvious that samsung has shut this baby down a long time ago.
basically 1.5 years since the last lens came out for any of their systems, last camera came out nearly a year ago, even the firmware updates have dried up.
bad planning by samsung, making a great prosumer / pro styled body without a prosumer/ pro lens over 150mm and expecting it to sell well.
if they invested a little bit of brain power into a 100-400, or a 150-600 (or both) and released it with the camera they have have stirred things up a little more. but it was a camera without the lens arsenal that it desperately needed.
of course you left out the fact that the 5D Mark III, D750, D610 and 6D all outsell each and every A7 series camera out there, as the ONLY one sits at position #26 in ILC sales.
the A7 II? doesn't even exist in the top 100 ILC's.
so I'm again - curious how you call that a "raging" success.
and at the time of posting the A7RII was sitting at 12.
so yes, got any numbers to back it up? as I asked the other poster?
even Sony has suggested that unit volume is down.
a raging success would have unit volume.. UP
a raging success should certainly be selling more than a 4 year old ancient tech 5D Mark III.
and lol osv.. right. you're the one thinking samsungs going to magically produce another camera because bhphotovideo has few sitting on the shelf and they can't be bothered to change the price.
the original post was about samsung the moronic aspect of making a camera suited for sports and wildlife and not having a credible lens over 150mm for it.
osv: nx1 is in stock at b&h, back up to it's regular $1499 price.
if samsung is going out of the camera business, like so many doomsayers are claiming here, why isn't samsung having a fire sale on the nx1? it's overpriced for a mirrorless crop camera.
looking at bhphotovideo's best sellers for mirrorless it's sitting in position #65 of mirrorless no less, we're not even talking ILC's.
it's sitting in the warehouse, collecting dust. there's not much overhead involved.
on amazon.com it's sitting in position #63 of mirrorless and #3752 in cameras and photo.
heck, even the horrid EOS-M3 sells more.
doing some napkin math..
assuming the sensor is ISOless, ISO 3,276,800 is 15 stops from base ISO 100.
even if the sensor has a unheralded DR of around 16EV, and has the tech in it to boost performance around ISO 1600, we're talking what.. 1 2/3's EV for DR? maybe 5 bits for color depth? Since the d4S is around 13.5 EV, even if they get it to 15EV (which they didn't really mention so probably didn't dramatically in crease the DR) .. going to be interesting to see that image ;)
in this DR mad world where apparently anything less than 14 EV isn't camera worthy.. going to be interesting to see what DR omg'ing 13EV how do I manage? photographers can do with 2 EV or less.