Hubertus Bigend: Is it just me, or is my impression correct that since Amazon's acqusition of dpreview even the most popular cameras take longer and longer to get reviewed and more and more reviews only come in trickles? If I still was the "early adopter" of camera tech I kind of used to be for some time, dpreview could not exert much influence on my decisions anymore these days.
After all these years, I've virtually given up on DPR. It's a hand-wringing shame. Not only do the reviews come by trickles, but some of them are even being done by another reviewer. Now I'll have to be slogging thru Reviews.CNET, Digilloyd, Imaging Resource, Digital Camera Review, Steve's Digicams, Photography Blog, 1001 Noisy Cameras, ByThom, SansMirror, Digital Camera Info, Cameralabs, DCResource, The Digital Picture, Pixel-Peeper, DXOmark, Lenstip, SLRgear, DPInterface, Steve Huff, Engadget, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Ken Rockwell, Luminous Landscape, Photozone.de, and a few others. I'd rather not have to do that.
Pat Cullinan Jr: Equipment reviews, anyone?
I know where I went wrong. It was the sarcastic wisecrack. I'm sorry. I'll try to do better. [This is NOT an ironic remark.]
Nice jaunty shot. Boosted my morale.
Equipment reviews, anyone?
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wansai: one thing i really truly want is ibis. i. can make other compromises but not on ibis. I shoot too many low light photos not to have it and carrying even a monopod around is not an option.
during the day, early evening, it's perfectly fine for a 35mm without stabilisation but after dark, it's damn difficult.
right now I'm shooting my nex 7 w zeiss 24 during day/evening but have to whipl out the omd em5 for anything below 1/60 shots. need to wait for them to stabilise the body.
we can handle a slightly bigger body Sony!!! really!
Common-sense requirements clearly put.
derangboy: Sony needs to release a Monochrome version.
Featuring shades of olive drab, or pink, whatever.
Cy Cheze: Nice, but... no image stabilization in still mode? Digital stabilization in video? Large sensor notwithstanding, anything small and hand-held usually requires some stabilization. The a99 has sensor-shift stabilization.
The real cost is closer to 2 x $2,800 or $5,600. That's the cost of the camera, plus the penalty in luxury goodies needed to appease the spouse who spots the charge on the monthly credit card bill. An explanation that, "Honey, I've decided to become a serious pro," just won't be very convincing. Clients to hire a photog to "do" an event usually expect something big. On the other hand, there are people who spend more than that for the Friday helicopter to the Hamptons to spend two days in a 6k SF shorefront abode that sits empty most of the year.
Any way you choose to slice it, IS is a photographic boon. It extends one's fetch.
mikerivera: No viewfinder, no shutter-speed dial, no sell.
I shoot in some pretty dark venues, so I am grateful for the edge that IS affords me.
iRadio07: Look at the image DSC00057 (train) at full size and see at the building roofover the first train wagon
the CHROMATIC ABERRATION, my Fuji X100 has NO !
Sorry about the shouting, iRadio07. That's not really like me.
rusticus: a "Cyber-shot", that nobody needs really -much for eur and ugly with the viewfinder
Back in 1961, I made the decision to go with Nikon rather than Leica because (1) Nikon's line was daring, (2) and of fine quality, (3) Leica was overpriced, and (4) I didn't have the money to buy Leica gear anyway. Mutatis mutandis, this holds true today. (Bill Buckley was forever saying "mutatis mutandis" in those days. No one knew what in hell he was talking about.)
Seagull TLR: One can find more venom, slings and arrows in DPReview forums than in presidential debates : (
Well, some of the jokes aren't so bad. And I've gotten some nice chili recipes here too.
IT SURE LOOKS LIKE MOIRÉ TO ME!!!!!
bobbarber: It looks nice, but I'm just window shopping. This camera is WAY out of my price range, as I suspect it is for a lot of other people. I'll try to soldier on with what I've got.
Yes, a healthy attitude.
topstuff: I'm really liking this camera. Kudos for Sony now that they are really pushing hard with new products. I have recently got an RX100 - and I'm so impressed with it it making me look harder at other Sony gear too.
I would love to see Sony offer some high quality ultra-wide and telephoto adaptors to screw onto the fixed lens. Make them high quality. They could fit in a pocket and then you'd have a three lens outfit of exceptional quality to take anywhere.
@zinediHa ha! You gave me a chuckle there.
MrTritium: My god, for a much lower price you can buy a Fuji X-E1 with the 23/1.4 lens!
Same equivalent focal length, same amount of light on the sensor, interchangeable lens, a viewfinder and more controls… I wonder who will be stupid enough to buy the RX1.
Comparing the RX1 with full frame DSLRs doesn’t make sense. Completely different size, weight, and features.
The RX1 should be compared to other big sensor mirrorless cameras. And in my opinion, the Fuji X-E1 is vastly superior.
>The Fuji is, if anything, too cheap.
Argh. A camera just can't win around here.
onlooker: I think RX2 might have an EVF built in like NEX 6.
@zinediMy remark was nothing but a wildly incongruous piece of nuttitude, having no reference to or bearing on issues partaking of reality.
In other words, I was just reaching for a laugh, not disparaging your contribution.
Actually, I totally agree with your observation. I think Sony should provide the features you cite for that mass of dough.
I think RX999 will have a swing-down bar and 72 virgins.
Horshack: The absence of stabilization means the optical viewfinder add-on is a must to avoid camera shake without resorting to high shutter speeds, at least based on my experience with LCD shooting.
It's a good investment at a paltry 999 krillon dollars.
tesilab: Mr Butler: the extended preview seems indicate that Sony has explicitly stated that the peaking feature was purposely modified to be available only for focus-assist magnified view. Do I read that right?
It seems like a terrible mistake, and the rationale doesn't make sense in my experience using the feature on NEX with truly shallow DOF lenses. Also I asked a Sony rep about this at a B&H event, and he claims an engineer has told him this would be "fixed".
Can you please tell us how you came by this information?
Dear R Butler,
Re: "We tested the NEX-7 and, with a wide-aperture lens, it's not reliable."
Are you saying that the NEX-7 has an unreliable focus-peaking featurebug?