TinyTempo: They did not fix the auto-ISO? Bummer.
Nspur: like I wrote previously, with Auto ISO, the A7 does not take into account either the 1/fl rule or brightest aperture. The camera sticks mostly to 1/60 seconds (in A/P) or f/4 (in S/P) regardless of focal length or largest aperture. This happens even with the razor-sharp-wide-open 55/1.8. That's not an "auto" feature.
A quick look at Paul's posting history reveals that he obviously can't help himself. But I hope one day will come the realisation that a fanboy-denial-attitude is not helpful.
The Auto ISO really needs an update as it does NOT work properly in any other mode besides the Manual mode.The camera does not open aperture (up to widest possible) or adjust shutter speed (to roughly the 1/focal length rule) before adjusting the ISO, it maxes out the ISO before adjusting shutter speed or aperture! Every other sensible camera on the planet does it differently (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, etc). He**, even on my Sony RX100 the Auto ISO works as it should, but not on the A7!
I thought the time-lapse mode is a $10 downloadable add-in and not a camera feature that can updated by firmware.
ThePhilips: Wow, that thing is big!
ThePhilips: put the lenses on the cameras and compare then from the top view:http://camerasize.com/compact/#491.335,34.360,534,467,ha,tThe GX1 mkII is about as thick as the smallest u43 with a pancake zoom, but the GX1II has a bigger sensor and a much faster (and wider!) lens...
Arn: All of the exposure modes (P/S/A) are broken with Auto ISO and even program shift doesn't work. When for example dialing a larger aperture, the camera will only increase shutter speed, it will not reduce ISO.
Shutter speed priority sticks to f/4, even with the 55/18!
Aperture priority will raise the ISO all the way to the maximum before lowering shutter speed under 1/60 with any lens or focal length!
Sony needs to fix this ASAP with a firmware update! I have this working perfectly with every other camera (even my compact cameras RX100 and Canon S95 can do this perfectly right, not to mention all my DSLRs). I don't expect to see this sort of cock ups on a camera of this level. AutoISO is one of the very best features of modern digital cameras, but somehow Sony was able to mess it up here, even though they get it right for compacts.
I'm glad your having fun, but it doesn't change the fact that Auto ISO on this camera doesn't work at all as it should. I have six other cameras with a fully working AutoISO (in fact I haven't seen a camera in years with this crappy AutoISO). But for some reason Sony messed it up here, even though they got it right with RX100 and RX100II. When I pay 2000€ for a camera (and almost another 2000€ on lenses), I expect a simple feature like this to work.
All of the exposure modes (P/S/A) are broken with Auto ISO and even program shift doesn't work. When for example dialing a larger aperture, the camera will only increase shutter speed, it will not reduce ISO.
Gottschalk: This makes me realise how good my OMD is! Hold up very nicely against the competition with bigger sensors. Couple that with the speed and I don't see any reason to jump ship...
Bear in mind, that the framing of the test is to the advantage of the micro43 camera and it's aspect ratio. The sides are "cropped off", so there is less of the image there.
knize10: They are starting to ALL look alike, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, etc.
DF's Full frame sensor does not produce similar image quality to X-Trans APS-C.
What do Nikon and Fuji have that looks like the A7?
zither: OK, everybody acknowledges the sharpness (score) is partially because of the A7R 36mp sensor. But what about A7? I think it's more fair to compare this FE 55/f1.8 on A7 with 50/f1.4 on Canon 6D and Nikon D610. They are the most popular (affordable) FF cameras + standard prime lens bundles and the overall prices are in the similar price range as well.
Yes, I too wonder what the performance would look like on the A7. Why didn't they test that?
New boyz - if you select NEX-7 and compare to Otus on the Nikon D7100, you'll see a big difference on favor of the Nikon + Otus, but on the A7R the FE 55 and Otus are about tied. So, it's not as sharp on any sensor.
The greatest appeal in this camera is that it has both an EVF and a tilting LCD (the first X-series Fuji to have both I think), combined with great manual controls. I would have preferred a fully articulated LCD, but even like this the X-T1 is very tempting. Handling/controls are far superior compared to Sony NEX 6/7 cameras. The biggest negative is the price - a bit on the expensive side with the price of X-mount lenses included.
M Jesper: There's more, it appears to have a dual sd-card slot !
Oh wait, i guess some of you guys didn't even know about the tilt screen yet either:
Thanks. That looks absolutely awesome. I've been waiting for more mirrorless cameras that have EVF *and* tiling LCD as I consider both indispensable (though I would much prefer a fully articulated LCF). And I was especially waiting for Fuji to bring a camera like this.
Where are the actual "reports" or am I missing something here? Just a few photos and a few lines of text :/ I wouldn't mind seeing more information - interviews, etc.
Tom Caldwell: Somewhere in the midst of a whole range of very good cameras there is something that must be the "deal breaker". For me it is a flip out lcd. I used to like this when the lcd screens were small and relatively compact. But now they are large and growing larger, it is a tilt screen for me.
Probably a great camera but the flip lcd does not ring my bells - others are bound to simply love it. Sorry Samsung, (and Canon) huge flip out lcds on faux dslr shapes are aloha from me (just me). Still love my NX10 - the end of my Samsung rage.
Have you actually used a screen like this in photography? A fully articulated LCD is absolutely the way to go. Much more versatile than a flip-only screen. I have cameras with both LCD types and vastly prefer the fully articulated. Also, in this camera, the EVF would shadow a flip-only type LCD, making it next to useless.
tecnoworld: Same hw as the 1 year old nx300, so I guess the tiny buffer issue is still there.
My guess and my hope is that there will soon be a higher end nx model with newer sensor and better hw.
How exactly is it the same hardware, when the nx300 doesn't have an EVF at all, doesn't have the same LCD, doesn't have the same body? Even the sensor should be different with different AF specs. So...there is basically *nothing* similar in the hardware of the cameras.
Arn: ...holy crap this lens is overpriced! Sigma 50/1.4 is looking like quite a deal compared to this. Actually any 50/1.4 is looking good in comparison. Overal score of 84% seems excessive considering the list of cons: soft wide open, bulky, inconsistent autofocus, very expensive. Wide open sharpness and AF are only some of the most important features in a lens like this...
Like I said "some of the most important features" and bokéh certainly is among those, you're right about that. It's a good thing they got at least something right for the money. But AF accuracy is absolutely the most important feature - if you don't get the focus right, the rest of those important features won't matter much. Kind of silly to pay all that money for a lens that gives nice bokéh for all those soft, out-of-focus shots... As far as CA goes, it's the longitudinal CA that actually matters in a (fast) lens like this, lateral CA is easily and efficiently corrected in post processing these days, already in import phase.
...holy crap this lens is overpriced! Sigma 50/1.4 is looking like quite a deal compared to this. Actually any 50/1.4 is looking good in comparison. Overal score of 84% seems excessive considering the list of cons: soft wide open, bulky, inconsistent autofocus, very expensive. Wide open sharpness and AF are only some of the most important features in a lens like this...
onlooker: This one is impressive: https://s3.amazonaws.com/masters.galleries.dpreview.com/2758111.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=14Y3MT0G2J4Y72K3ZXR2&Expires=1387784461&Signature=I3YEJG70VPFq9i1hEa4GvDaq%2FNM%3D
Pity the NX300 has no viewfinder. Otherwise it would have been an attractive camera.
@ Parappaman: Yes, the the NX20 is a great camera and too often forgotten. Even though it's been around a few years now, it's still a pleasure to shoot with. Size/weight/ergonomics/performance combination of the camera is fantastic. I use the NX20 myself and see no reason to update until an NX30 comes along (just waiting for more fast lenses!). I'm just waiting for the next version, which will have sensor phase detection AF like on the NX300. Also, I presume overall responsiveness will be top notch and the tilt+swivel LCD will be there like on the NX20 (one of the NX20's best features I have to say).
@ HowaboutRAW: correct, Samsung would do well to improve the buffer. A camera shouldn't lock up because the buffer is full. This is something that for example Canon has done right for a long time.
The lack of a viewfinder is absolutely the biggest thing missing from this otherwise great camera and there are a ton of reasons for wanting an EVF / OVF in your camera. The befenits of an EVF have been discussed on the Samsung forum and other forums. An essential item for many situations. For example: shooting in bright sunlight, at longer focal lengths and giving better support for the camera to reduce camera shake at eye level.