Most people don't care what an image looks like on a tripod and self timer at ISO100. Everyone knows that looks perfectly fine and has since 2001. I would not set up in a bar like that.
What I do care about it what it looks like if I have to use ISO800 in a bar, historical place, my living room, etc, hand held.
While not an earth shattering image, it does show the camera yeilds a very pleasing result in those situations.
I would personally like to see more real world images shot at 1600, 3200, and above. The laboratory images are fine and all, but real world shooting is really where it counts.
PrakticaB: Please Pentax if you consider the FF put this sensor! 16 MP are more then enough!
Pentax is probably aiming at the FF crowd with the 645D. If I am gonna drop 5-10K on a camera body, I am going Medium format.
If I am doing sports/action, a crop sensor is fine with me as the extra "reach" is likely useful.
jeremyclarke: TOUCHSCREEN STILL MISSING
Of all the possible omissions this review could have, it's amazing that they didn't harp on the lack of a touchscreen. To my hands it was easily the biggest missing feature on the NEX 6/a7 and was justly pointed out in all the reviews I read of the NEX 6 (especially because the NEX 5x models had touchscreens that people enjoyed).
Without a touchscreen the fastest and most natural form of AF point selection is unavailable, in addition to the ways in which it can enable quick configuration of any setting.
All the OM-D models, including the obvious competitor to the a6000, the EM-10, have touch screens, as do the Panasonic cameras and Canons. Why haven't they fixed this problem in the a6000? It seems like low-hanging fruit.
Yeah the consensus around shady acres here is touch screens suck. I don't think I am much if any older than yourself. Also I never said they couldn't exist ours shouldn't. Just they are near worthless, especially on a screen that small and when my hand is busy holding the camera. I am perfectly comfortable with touch screens, as this is typed on a tablet. I did a product shot today worn my tablet as my sole interface. My phone does not have a standard keyboard, and I HATE the touch screen when trying to dial when not looking. Overall touch screens would be fine if they did what they were supposed to do. But small ones miss the intended button, or it locks up, or if brings up a magnified view, or water or dirt or finger oils collect and the input doesnt take.
The lack of such nonsense is not a deal killer for me.
Touch screens on a camera about as useless as (redacted) on a (redacted). If I cant reach the touch screen while still holding my camera, what is the use? I have a touch screen on my NEX5R, and only use it to type on, and that is torturous enough.
jeremyclarke: COMPARED TO THE OM-D EM-10
- a6000 has no in-body image stabilization, EM-10 has 3-axis stabilization (not 5 like the pro models, but reviews indicate they kept the most important 3 and it still works the same 90% of the time).- 24pm instead of 16mp (Might give better IQ or might not, guaranteed to fill your hard drive). - Sensor size: Sony wins, bigger and almost definitely better. Do we need the difference?- a6000 has 1 top dial, 1 back dial, compared to 2 top dials on EM-10. I much prefer top dials (especially the top+front one) to back dials so you can maintain grip. - Dial configurability: probably none on a6000 like the NEX 6. EM-10 allows swapping of main dial function and you can assign a "2x2" button that temporarily changes their behavior (i.e. aperture+speed -> ISO+WB). Summary: EM-10 is closer to a7 than a6000 in terms of dials.- Focus peaking/zoom assist: Both have it, OM-D uses touch screen to make it much easier to move around the zoom point for assist.
You know, SONY wins if you buy a SONY camera. But...SONY also wins if you buy an OLYMPUS camera with their partial ownership and likely sensor sales (though I don't recall who supplies OLYMPUS with sensors ATM).
Panasonic is scaling back in the imaging world and OLYMPUS is teetering on total collapse. But the good news is Kodak picked up the 4/3 format.
It's not 2.8 throughout? Failboat.
Island Golfer: This is actually something I have been contemplating. However. on initial observation, I see two things I don't care for. First is the double-zippered rear slot that accomodates slipping the bag over the handle of your other luggage. Why the zippers? There is no need for it; and it is one more thing to unzip & deal with in the terminal. Lowepro has the same feature, without this nuisance. Second thing I don't like is that it appears as if even the Apache 6 is not deep enough to accomodate a D800 + a 24-70 + its attached hood. But, all manufacturers seem to short their bags in this way. All that's needed ia another 3/4 of an inch.
unzip it once. leave it unzipped. voila! Ready to go next time.
Its funny to see how many people act as though Hasselblad cares about our opinion of the HV. the target audience are the elite and those who cater to the elite and have to keep appearances.
I doubt it costs Hasselblad anywhere near the 11K to develop the camera (since it was already done, save the body). They don't have to sell as many to make a profit. Would you rather sell a million photos for $1 or 1 photo for a million dollars?
The company does not need to sell 100's of thousands of these to stay in business like Nikon and Canon and Sony. Even if they only sell 20, that is still thousands of dollars in profit even if they had to by an A99 off a store shelf.
cgarrard: Wait, I get it.
"If Leica can re-brand a Panasonic and sell it for double... then Hasselblad can re-brand a Sony and sell it for triple.... brilliant."
Sony body sells for about 3k. The lens is another 2k. this makes the body about triple.
Waldman Jordaan: Very nice indeed. Not for me though - I refuse to purchase a camera without it having a built-in flash.
Also Fuji - when will we see 4:3 aspect ratio in the X-series ILC cameras? Surely it is only a firmware update away? A large percentage of people need 4:3 aspect, so why not?
If it is only a matter of firmware, why no just shoot a bit wide?
Also, what uses 4:3 now that tube TV's are gone? How big of a percentage NEED 4:3?
babalu: "'No element should be digitally added to or subtracted from any photograph. The faces or identities of individuals must not be obscured by Photoshop or any other editing tool. Only retouching or the use of the cloning tool to eliminate dust on camera sensors and scratches on scanned negatives or scanned prints are acceptable ...
Minor adjustments in Photoshop are acceptable. These include cropping, dodging and burning, conversion into grayscale, and normal toning and color adjustments that should be limited to those minimally necessary for clear and accurate reproduction...'".->Cropping can also be used to remove unwanted details. If nothing is to be added or removed, cropping should not be allowed. It's like telling the truth, but not the entire truth . ;)
Something will always be out of the image, unless you can find a 360 degree x 360 degree lens. As Hubertus said, cropping is essentially the same as using a longer lens (as far as composition and story telling). Or, simply the direction to which you point your lens or the direction from which you point your lens or the time you press the shutter vs. when you don't will all leave out something.
If only it had a hotshoe....I always loved the idea of my minolta 7Hi, though it did not always have the best I.Q. I would definitely consider some thing like this for a light travel camera...if it had a hotshoe.
Jogger: Nobody asked for this, esp. from Samsung.
There are a lot of things nobody asked for until someone made it.
mpgxsvcd: This is a small sensor camera in a full frame body. That doesn't make it take better pictures than a small sensor camera.
Probably not. But, it may give longer battery life and a more comfortable grip and a longer zoom. If the Image Quality is the same, and that is good, wouldn't all of those items mean a better camera?
Besides, it is a little premature to comment on image quality, no?
Anfernee Cheang: I don't like aXXXX. I like NEX-XXI don't like 460K LCD.I don't like no touch screen.I don't like no scroll wheel.I don't like USB 2.0.I don't like no in body IS.I don't like no all of above but price is still high.I don't like no replacement for F20AM flash with new shoe.I don't like Sony made NO innovation, made NO step forward.
Sony made no innovation, it doesn't mean the world come to the end, but means I need to wait more time.
I am using NEX-6.I am using NEX-C3.I am using 1018, 1650, 18200, 35/1.8I want 85/1.8I want 1650/2.8I want 70300GI want more and more and more.
So, does every camera need to be an upgrade to what you already have?
greypixelz: This alpha bs is getting a bit tiring. It's clear they are using it to confuse the users. The fact they made the a5000 similar in look to the NEX 5 series shows intention on sony's part to confuse the new adopters. Wonder what they will call the NEX 5 line now. Is the 20Mp sensor better than the 16Mp sensor in terms of dynamic range and noise performance?
"The fact they made the a5000 similar in look to the NEX 5 series shows intention on sony's part to confuse the new adopters."
If one was a new adopter, would you be confused by the similar looks to an old model you would not be familiar with, since you are a new adopter?
peevee1: " The versatile new Sony a5000 camera (model ILCE-5000) is the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera to feature the convenience of Wi-Fi connectivity.1"
Of course they lie, Panasonic GM1 is smaller, lighter and has WiFi.
and see the "1" that you quoted. it is a footnote indicator. The footnote explains that it is among APSC cameras. So. not a lie.
Tom Goodman: Perfect for the Facebook generation which remains convinced everything they do should be important to everyone...especially themselves.
What is the difference in a Facebook post and a DPreview user post about this camera? One may actually involve a photograph, the other is a sad commentary about how new people are playing in the sand box, and doing it better.
What is the point of photography without sharing it? I have seen it already.
So, they are taking the EyeFi x2, simplifying it and making the mobi. Then, they are developing a device (i presume, to purchase) that will then give you functionality of the x2.
Frank_BR: Wake up Nikon! Now the threat is Sony, not Sigma.
Moreover, when Nikon acts that way, it is screwing up its own customers, not Sigma.
Um...You realize Sony had cameras that were not compatible with sigma lenses right? While Sony may be (become) a challenger, it is not because of this