Horshack: I realize this video showcases the A7rII and many have rightly pointed out the camera is receiving a disproportionate amount of coverage on dpreview. But for this particular video I recommend putting the gear talk aside and watch it for everything else it offers, which IMO is an inspirational story about an independent photographer making his way through the country with his best friend, taking great images along the way. At three minutes into the video I found myself completely zoning out the camera and focused on the content, which is the first time that's happened to me watching a dpreview gear-oriented video.
It must be extremely depressing being a DPR journo and reading every other morning that you're a Sony or Amazon company man, penning needless articles about the A7rii to keep the backhanders coming in.
Please try for a minute and let some of the enthusiasm and quality journalism that this camera has generated amongst the editors and contributors of this site into your life.
The camera is not getting disproportionate coverage - it's a big deal, and responsible journalists are keeping you informed about it.
zsedcft: I may be missing something, but it looks like you have posted the video in 1080p and not 4K. Is that deliberate?
Funny how respected video testing sites like EOSHD or Cinema5D said they couldn't get the camera to overheat isn't it?
Funny how it's always the same trolls and astroturfers who say it does.
Johnny Behiri - a freelance BBC cameraman, (who also said it didn't overheat) summarised his review in one sentence: 'sell your A7s.'
Paul Farace: Not much news here. I guess Nikon is promising us pie in the sky... it will be interesting to see some hard news eventually. We'll be standing by, waiting.
@Barney Britton: I know you said digital cameras, but the battery dependence of the Nikon F3 upset a lot of people when it appeared, as did the fixed prism of the F6.
This project will be very strategically planned but there's still room for error.
Aroart: Can someone please call me when it can focus as fast and good as a canon 7dm2.. Actually i'll even settle for it to be in the a6000 league.
Do yourself a favour and compare the output of the 7dm2 with the 7rII using the studio comparison tool.
Or even try it against the a77mkII or a6000. Focusing speed is the least of your worries...
Not sure why you didn't use the 70-400 MkII instead of the MkI bearing in mind Sony revised the SSM in these lenses for a reason. Also the 500mm f4 surely should have been in the car?
RubberDials: This camera makes the A7rii look like a Leica.
surlezi: This isn't even an A7 MII (no stabilisation) and much less than A7RII (24 mpxls far from 42).It's slightly better than A7 (MI)...Can't wait for A7 MIII specs !!! It should come with 4K, and with a great AF from the A7RII and smaller files, burst rate could be high... This could beat this Leica in every department except... size...
No it doesn't. That's just a lie. Read the cinem5D review - they couldn't get it to overheat in a whole day's shooting and unlike you they know what they're doing.
All those complaints about gigantic Sony lenses on E-mount...
Now we see how much effort the engineers put in.
Andy Xorx: Well, I like it (quite an unpopular position). Design is moderately clean. Leica people will be able to attach any Leica lens to it. Two of my concerns are: 1.Slow operation. Both in focusing and writing departments. 2. Too much naked metal to work in cold weather. Unfortunately typical for Leica price policy leaves me small chance to prove that the camera is great.
He doesn't say that anywhere in his review.
forpetessake: It means that Panasonic FF is coming soon!
It really doesn't.
This camera makes the A7rii look like a Leica.
mediasorcerer: this is a subjective opinion based on personal observation and use, however, im finding the 5 axis i.s. in my sony tends to make some photos have a doppelganger outline around the edges of foreground subject matter and i now dont use it much at all even handheld in the evening because of this aftereffect i have noticed in arw files onscreen.i think images are sharper without out it, just have to develop the skill of holding the camera very still-technique.It tends to show up even more when using editing effects like contrast etc.its not as handy as you would think, maybe it works better when there is slightly more movement rather than less, ie if you are holding the cam very still the ibis creates the effect, thats all i can think of, but its there for sure.
The double image you're describing (dopplegänger outline) is called camera shake. Sony knows about it. We all do. Except you guys.
Cal22: 'Sadly ...there is no in-body stabiization!' That's right! I don't understand Sony: A camera with an image resolution that high should have built-in stabilization; it's a must!
It's tiny and that's the point, so no five axis. However you have a leaf shutter so vibration will be minimal.
supeyugin1: I like this camera from Sony, except for the price. I will never buy anything but Cybershot cameras from Sony, because this line is the original Sony line. All others are too risky to buy. At first Sony liked A-mount DSLRs, after that they liked A-mount SLTs, then they liked NEX APS-C MILCs. They abandoned all of those. Some people invested s-tload of money into those systems. Are they happy now?Today they like FF MILCs. Nobody know what are they gonna like tomorrow, but Cybershot series always existed. You juts by a camera, there is no other investments. When the camera is obsolete, you just sell it on ebay or throw it away, problem solved.
Sony hasn't abandoned any mount.
They currently offer more than 30 lenses for A-mount which was created by Minolta in 1985. That's the legacy support of the century.
With E-mount they also support Nikon and Canon lenses that even Nikon and Canon don't support - such as Canon FD and Nikon rangefinder.
Their strategy is so far away from abandoning the user it's not funny - every single A-mount lens can be used on E-mount - even screw drive ones and the mount's fully electronic.
Mike FL: "II" has been used by SONY for IS, It seems not true for SONY P&S.
Even Leica adds IS to its Q BTW.
The camera has a leaf shutter. Very little vibration.
Biowizard: Serious issue: NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY SEALED? On a camera at this price point, that is unforgiveable. This would be the perfect Street Photography camera, but it ain't much good if it cannot handle rain, roadspray and mud. And a 35mm lens isn't designed for studio/portrait use.
Gimme the SAME camera internals in something like a Nikonos IV body, and I would buy it like a shot.
Hang on, let me get this straight: if Sony put the RXr ii internals in an UNDERWATER HOUSING you would buy it?
Wow, Brian. Just wow.
AkashRana: I don't even understand why Canon is launching EOS-M line up as it's a poor system compared to Sony's e-mount products. I would say take a seat back, think through and come up with a better product than trying to get into a market in a hurry. Lately all canon has done is release products which are lack lustre. Come on canon up your game
Care to clue us in then?
Because on the surface this looks like a Sony a5100 clone but with a worse sensor and a 130 fewer PDAF points.
deanfuller: I'm so tired of hearing about E Mount.
You sound tired.
aerts1js: Sony hit it out of the ballpark this year with a bunch of great cameras. They fully deserve the award.
I don't think people miss that point, it's rather that nobody thinks it. The D750 is the first 'enthusiast' camera from Nikon with a tilting screen. You have Olympus and Sony to thank for that. Nikon still don't offer IBIS - more than a decade after Minolta first put it in their digital cameras. Remember Rishi's difficulties getting sharp images from the 5DR and 810 with large aperture lenses - having to shoot painstakingly with live view on a tripod...
There are plenty of areas for Nikon and Canon to improve.
Joed700: So Sony is the biggest winner here because both the D750 and the A7rii use Sony sensors.
How is the D750 'by far the better camera'? DPreview didn't think so and their testing is about as thorough and as impartial possible considering most of them are Nikon users.