I was debating between the Nikon 14-24 and 24mm PC-E for my D800. I bought the 14-24 because I couldn't justify the price of the 24mm PC-E when it doesn't allow you to change the axis for both sets of movements.
Now samyang is coming out with a TS with both axis being rotateable. Very nice stuff. If the reviews look good I'll be getting one, selling my 14-24 and pocketing the difference.
Exciting stuff :)
Backing up to an iPad is more about playing with a toy than using an efficient tool. Why do people continue to try to convince themselves that their iPad is an effective business tool by providing obscure and inefficient use case scenarios.
Great job on such a tiny camera. Too bad it runs Symbian. And they're going to come out with a windows version? No wonder Nokia can't keep up with the likes of HTC, Samsung or Apple.
Great product, botched marketing campaign. The whole "we have to catch the social media bandwagon" attitude they had was very misinformed and you could tell from the adoption rate. I think shareholders were expecting something like this being announced.
audijam: most kids hate sigma because it's not a "legit" brand like canon and nikon, and, of course they haven't even seen an image produced by sigma camera. somehow the same kids can comment on how their dream cars ferraris/lambos can perform but sadly they haven't even seen one in real life.
well...having that said...i won't pay $999 for this either....but i would pay 999 for SD1m...that camera is SICK!!!
I had the sd2 and loved the colours but didn't like the field of view and resolution. The dp1m seems to solve all of that. I will be begging the wife to let me get the dp1m when it's released.
MichaelEchos: This is too large.
Uhh... look at the size of the lens in relation to the mount. It's not that big.
David Hockney anyone?
Trollshavethebestcandy: First!I think the Oly 12mm might be better and cheaper.
Cheaper, yes. Better optics? Definitely no. This is Schneider we're talking about, not some Cosina built Zeiss. Schneider is up there with Leica.
Mazevision: Micro 4/3 has already a good selection of lenses from few brands. This is exciting news especially for the Nex system!
But nothing on the wide end as good as a Schneider.
I wonder if Sony's going to follow through with a good dialogue with Adobe so that there's RAW support in Lightroom very close to the launch date?
vapentaxuser: I like what I see with the JPEGS so far. Although the camera appears to have a rather conservative color palette by default... that is not necessarily a bad thing. Some people will demerit the camera for no hotshoe, but honestly, do a lot of people use external flashes with enthusiast compacts. I also like its size. I think Sony has a winner on its hands.
Your flash will be bigger than the camera. Hell! A pocket wizard is almost bigger than the camera!
bzanchet: Sony made it after all!! Everything I hoped for a long time!!
I always used Sony cameras for its unbeatable colors and ultra smooth video, but no serious compact made me try some new brands. I was using a Canon S100, but was not completely satisfied, mainly beacuse of the 24fps video (terrible), the focus issues (half of the pictures out of focus) and the poor colors (although customizable).
Sony has a winner, thank you Sony!!!
I agree. Despite not having a mic port I found the video nicer from the little Nex-5N I owned for a while compared to my D800 which costs buttloads more.
Retro Joe: say goodnight to smaller sensored advance compact cameras. This camera isn't perfect without a solid performing evf and articulating lcd. that said, when the price drops i might want one.
speaking of pricing, sure makes the ILCs of Sony (c-3, 5n etc) look like better values.
I'm very curious to see the colour rendition of this "Zeiss" lens compared to the kit nex lens. If it's truly a Sonnar with T* coating it might have a leg up on a similarly priced Nex if you're not comparing resolution and ISO performance.
tokajilover: The problem is,that no one needs more than f3.5 at 24mm but it would be great to have f1.8 at 85mm or f2.0 at 100mm :-)
this is certain better than my actual compact S100 - but the creativity-limitations are still there.
Let's see somebody nail focus at 85mm equivalent with F1.8 equivalent from a little tiny camera such as this with only contrast detect AF? The blur from holding the camera will cause the contrast detect system to fail at that kind of a depth of field.
tesch: I love to see people complain about too many mega pixels.....shows their ignorance.
Yeah really. When's the last time any of these people printed an image larger than 11x17 inches? A point & shoot is great for web resolution shots. Think Flickr and Facebook. A larger sensor gives smoother tones which can be seen in even web resolution shots. Why do you think so many images shot with a P20 back look so damned nice even at 2000 pixels wide?
sik_photos: oh Sony..you so much missed the train on this one...
It would have been so easy...to add a constant f2.8 lens with high resolution EVF plus a touch sensitive flipscreenand hotshoe mount...and you could have made it look like a small Leica rangefinder....
This is what it is, a great alternative to the Canon S95/100.Thats all it is...but will serve the needs of many many people.I admire the camera and the effort; for me its just a bit expensive.
How the hell do you make a constant 2.8 lens for a sensor this small without the camera costing $3000+
The Nikon 24-70 2.8G (which is a beautiful lens on full-frame) costs $1600. You're asking for the impossible. Actually you're asking for something Leica might do but most people asking for that won't pay Leica's $8k plus prices.
HowaboutRAW: Higher ISO capacity and a lower pixel count would be an improvement. Might quiet those clamoring for an hot shoe too. (PS: the Panasonic LX5 has an hot shoe.)
Sony made the same kinds of mistakes with the A77 and the Nex 7--at least wide open this RX100 lens is fast and of course likely to be much better than a G series lens.
Frankly how the hell can you do better than 6400 iso from a little 1" sensor? I didn't even shoot my 12MP full-frame 5D at 6400 iso because it looked bad.
Downsample a high resolution image and you'll end up with a better noise floor than a picture taken with a native, low resolution sensor. My D800 downsampled to 12MP slaughters my old 5D classic. I'm pretty sure this camera will do the same if you downsample to 10MP like the rest of its competition.
One thing many people are NOT aware of: sensors are increasing in ISO capabilities but it's purely marketing. It's just like comparing the image quality of a Sigma 50mm 1.4 wide open to a Zeiss 50mm F2 Macro wide open. It's all marketing and no actual delivery of image quality.
Shoot at the native ISO and you get the best image quality of a camera. Once you get beyond 4 stops beyond native the high ISO is usually done through software, not hardware.
SDF: The more I look at it. The more I like it the clean and simple design packed with zeiss lens and big sensor. Only negative is the high price P&S.
HowaboutRAW, have you looked at images taken with the XPro1? The detail looks all muddy like watercolours. Frankly the XPro1 resolves to around 8 megapixels due to the grossly over-promised sensor. AND it sacrifices even more colour data for luminance info/sharpness (ratio of G to RB sensels) but without the promised increase in resolution.
Kodachrome200: I want one. I was leaning toward an x10 but this may be better
I had an X10 and judging from the pictures I got from it before I returned it in comparison to these RX100 shots the RX100 will run circles around the X10.
delete: "Wedding, event and studio photographers" are no professionals, since according to dpreview the D800, which "is an exciting prospect indeed" to them, is just a semi-pro camera.
May I kindly ask what exactly are the requirements dpreview needs to be fulfilled to tag a camera as professional?
Troll post is troll. The people that make money off their shoots with gear higher end than a D800 or 5D Mk III don't often frequent this place.