And with such announcement, all faith has been restored to the media and journalism!
mermaidkiller: Why no mirrorless like the Sony A7S/R ?
The view finder always blacks out when the mirror flips up in a DSLR. Low battery life is due to small form factor battery, due to small form factor cameras (at least originally, then due to continuity. If they changed batteries, people will crap themselves then, too). Slow AF may be a concern today as compared to a top level DSLR, but there are huge gains happening.
Dr_Jon: In other shock news water found to flow downhill...
Next thing you know Canon will be announcing a 1Dx2... nah, surely not... ;-)
But if Canon does, would you think it to have a higher level of image quality and improved performance? I am not a Canon shooter, so I don't know what to expect from a new camera.
heavymeister: Why an external wireless transmitter? Why can't it be built into the D5?I would like to see 24MP with 16 frames/sec with continous AF and 100 cross AF-points. The price-tag should be under 4500 €.
Well, somebody is full of himself. While I can see an application for a stronger and more robust external transmitter (Im sure a metal body will attenuate the signal), a basic wireless function should be included with any new camera for close proximity use. If a $99 SD card can transfer over 30 feet, Nikon can make one that ranges 10 feet for less than the cost of a low end DSLR (that also likely has WiFi included). Or put the radio external to the metal body and cap it with a plastic cover. They make a module that works well, there is no reason they cannot include an equally performing modue into the camera for less than $500. The fact other cameras don't have a decent solution is not evidence of its impossibility.
Sammy the Seal: There's so much talk here about "a-mount is dead". Did anyone see dpreview's interview with Sony's Kenta Honjo where he said that Sony would continue to develop a-mount lenses and cameras? Admittedly the interviewer had to drag it out of him near the end of the interview.
All lines of cameras need a range of products to be healthy. If they only released multi-thousand dollar models, then it would be dead. This is no worse than the D3000 series and Rebel series cameras from the Big Two, and no one is claiming the EF mount or F mounts are dead. Good grief. They JUST announced the A77MkII less than a year ago, and the A99 is still within the 4 year upgrade history sony and many other high end cameras have.
bluevellet: Why do they keep updating their APSC SLT cameras but FF SLT is left out to dry?
economies of scale? higher end cameras are almost always on a longer product life cycle, in any brand. A900 to A99 was 4 years. A99 is not as old as 5DmkIII, which has just been refreshed (though arguably not replaced). and it took 4 years to get the MkIII after the Mkii. It took 5 years for the D700 replacement. A77 was 4 years after the A700.
photomedium: More screws on the lens mount than on a submarine airlock.This is not serious of sony and really confuses customers.
What? what customer is either unscrewing the mount, or diving to hunt the Red October with it?
Old Cameras: Years ago I bought my wife a Canon aps film camera. It has a switch to allow you to take a "normal", wide and extra wide format picture. When you got the film developed they would automatically print it that way. It actually took pretty good pictures. She loved it. Years later I had to break it to her that the aps film was discontinued and I bought her a very compact 8mp Nikon pocket camera. She hated it. To this day she has never used it. She hates the gadgetry factor of it even though it's beyond simple. She uses her iphone for pictures and videos. I think she's an example of the kind of customer camera companies have lost.
APS was ok as a consumer, but it was more expensive to buy and process, and retailers probably undersold it because it was such a pain in the @$$ to process. Also, the three picture sizes was a load of crap. 35mm was cheaper, higher quality, and you could get pano prints if you wanted.
ProfHankD: It does NOT provide "a tilt shift effect" -- just tilt, but up to 15 degrees. Right?
PS: It does appear to allow the tilt to center infinity focus anywhere, but that simply requires being able to focus past infinity... which contradicts the specs saying "Maximum focusing distance: Infinity."
Because Mickey Mouse will get mad if you say it can focus to infinity, and beyond. Then we will get an article on PetaPixel about an IP lawsuit between the media giant and poor little Lens Baby.
Did Tandy buy Leica? Looks like WiFi should have a pull out telescopic antenna.
The gold coating of the visors is to hide the fact they are the lizard people, and the Illuminati mandated the triangular windows in the craft.
Francis Carver: Just buy a camera -- and lenses matching it in the first place. Simple, really. That'll put Metabones and all other gizmo-makers out of business, and do so rather quickly, I would surmise.
What's the point of putting them out of business again?
Looks like Operation Jade Helm 15 was successful in intimidating Sony to bend toward the masses.
rishikol: One thing is for sure... Sony is serious about taking No. 1 spot in professional photography. With Canon and Nikon equally aggressive it is good time for the customer!
There is so, so much more to professional photography than sports photography.
wictred: nice, if they continue at this pace then you can buy a different camera body for every FE lens in the lineup :)
You must be new to Sony.
SmilerGrogan: Terrifying that Sony is using biblical language to describe their camera capabilities.And I don't care one whit about high ISO, in fact, I'm always trying to get lower ISO so I don't have to use ND filters outdoors. I would gladly trade ISO 409,600 for a camera that shoots at ISO 2.
I am more interested in global shutter for still images, and native high speed flash syncing, ala 2005 Nikon D70.
Edgar_in_Indy: Do they make a version that doesn't say "Kodak" on the side?
Brasso can remove that tampo printing.
Retzius: I applaud the technological advancements but this is really more of a matter of taking poorly composed photos in harsh mid-day light.
God forbid a photo be taken in poor lighting! I am not sure what composition has to do with it, but whatever. Who cares if it rescues images from unskilled craftsmen while on vacation to a foreign country while on a bus with little control over timing or weather.
Or perhaps it can be applied to scientific or security applications where there are variable outside the control of any modern equipment.
What this does is threaten the pride of those who can take a reasonably well exposed image on current technology (though perhaps not on yesterdays technology).
antares103: If the Nikon D5500 won consumer DSLR, how did Canon "sweep" the DSLR categories.
The point of sweeping is to make clean. If the sweep is not a clean sweep, the meaning is lost and doesn't make any sense.