Paul_B Midlands UK: Was interesting to see, especially the benefits of getting f2.8 or wider, last weekend I hit some limitations with my Sony supawide zoom f4 (ouch) with a6000 and slow to focus is poor light rx10. Note no flash allowed .. Nice too see what the better gear or lens at least can do. Here bad light gig shots and BMXing! https://www.flickr.com/photos/127926668@N02/sets/72157656523732600I have no faith to use iso more than 1250 images seem to degrade too much or maybe that's Sony's rather less impressive jpg engine. Its a reason is like to sell up and move in to maybe high qual m4/3.
You want better high ISO and would move from a APS-C sized sensor to a m43 sensor? You should move to a bigger sensor or a faster lens, like Samyang 12mm f2.0.
If anyone is interested in proper skateboarding photography and can't really skateboard, this two part video feature explains it very well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uenv7PXwvhk
I suggest that Dan gives it a look too.
Francis Carver: May be a great camera for hi-rez stills. However, as for video, all you would need and want is an 8.8 megapixel sensor. For UHD, I mean. For Full-HD 1080p video, 2.2MP will suffice.
This Sony-cam here has got not 8.8 -- but 42 megapixels,. You do the math.
Have you heard of Sony a7s? Also, a7rII has a exactly 8K 16:9 crop, but it is not yet able to downsample it whole during video recording. That will come in the future iterations.
BeaverTerror: Looks like they got lucky. Here's what Half Dome looks like on busy days:
Also, surely there must be some wedding photographers that aren't afraid of height, but that would also lessen impressiveness factor of the story.
AdamT: Any particular reason why the bright outdoor "Downscapes" were shot at ISO400 and ISO800 ? . all it did was make them noisy, 2000th sec shutter speed wasn`t essential I hope
A camera in this price range in 2015 should not exhibit (that much) noise at ISO800.
Just bumblebees being majestic as always ;)
JurijTurnsek: This gives me high hopes for the a7000 release, that won't be so price-prohibitive.
a7rII is full of new features ... but imagine the improvements to the already impressive a6000 AF!
ThePhilips: To make the AF in video really useful, they should start thinking about developing some cheap parafocal lenses.
Sony 28-135 is considered very cheap for a parfocal video zoom.
This gives me high hopes for the a7000 release, that won't be so price-prohibitive.
Looks good, but not much better (if at all) than Nikon D810. Meaning Sony a7r II should be just as good (probably a little better at high ISO) for a lower price and with a slew of other features.
Also, high ISO improvements bring improvements to medium ISO levels too. And if you don't shoot above 6400, you yourself have a limited photographic vision. Natural light exists with a reason.
Operator: At least dpreview is honest enough to mark the article as "Featured Story". Sony must pay a lot for this advertisement.
But, makes perfect sense - in the moment they lose money with the mirrorless cameras. Let's see if A7r II will be a success (personally don't think so) ...
"in the moment they lose money with the mirrorless cameras" - source?
pictureAngst: "Just the other night I was at a candle-lit dinner with my fiancée, a Nikon D810 and Sigma 35mm F1.4 lens, trying to shoot at f/2 to let in as much light as possible while allowing for some wiggle room with respect to AF accuracy. I was, in fact, struggling with AF accuracy, wondering if the optimal AF microadjustment value changes not only with temperature, but also as the color of the primary light source changes"
Rishi, I truly hope your fiancé shares your passion for photography.
I know if I started messing around with a big DSLR during a candlelit dinner with my wife, that camera would end up somewhere a lot darker than candlelit.
In the social media era, your significant other will wait patiently for you the get the perfect shot of an expensive/romantic outing to share as fast a possible. Good thing the Sony has Wi-Fi.
Users should be penalized somehow for using the "I own it" and "I had it" options before the official release date.
JurijTurnsek: The sad part here is that Canon probably already has a 4K version completed in the lab, along with a integrated EVF version, only to be released as incremental updates next year and the year after that.
Now, if you like to support businesses that take advantage of you like that and charge a pretty penny for the smallest updates, go right ahead. But you are just confirming their sales strategy and don't give them incentive to change.
The RX100 series was breaking new ground with each iteration while having no direct competition whatsoever.
Well, no. What I suggested is capitalism in it's purest form - vote with you wallets. No one said you should not spend your money, just spend it wisely and support those who provide you with the most bang for your buck.
paulfulper: Sony A7 needs desperately many lenses , why aren't Sigma , Tamron and Tokina jumping in this market ?Millions of Sony A7 are being sold all over the world but we have a small choice of lenses
DSLR flange distance designs can be adapted to many mounts, but there is only one full frame short flange distance mount: E mount. This makes the potential market a lot smaller and Sigma is a small company, that has to invest their R&D budget where they can make the most profit.
But even they have recognized that the FF E mount is something worth releasing lenses for.
The sad part here is that Canon probably already has a 4K version completed in the lab, along with a integrated EVF version, only to be released as incremental updates next year and the year after that.
zsedcft: This thing should have 2 card slots. Most professionals will not buy this if they can't have in-camera backups, it is not worth the risk of losing client photos or even once-in-a-lifetime shots.
I can't even consider this camera because of that one omission and it is annoying. I'm sure that it is cramped inside the A7rii body, but they need to find space for a second card.
I agree that this is not a great solution, but it is an option. In the next iteration, they could add a microSD card for backup of the main SD card (since space is at a premium in a small body).
Use Wi-Fi to copy the photos to your phone. I am not familiar with their app, but if it doesn't offer this capability, then they need to add it (continuous copying of JPEG and RAW files).
Just don't forget to bring plenty of batteries along.
pdqgp: $4,250 ? Seriously....I'm a HUGE photography nut but that price is just plain stupid.
By Leica pricing standards, this one is a steal.