Hwirt: Excellent lens that is ideally suited to the compact A7/A7r, not cheap but as usual you get what you pay for.
F2.8 on FF has same DOF as F2.0 on APSC and F1.4 on M4/3. It's pretty shallow
sharkcookie: Is the camera able to shoot faster than 11 fps with locked AF?
bluevellet: "Fastest AF for an APS-C mirrorless camera"
So still kind of slow.
No, the claim Sony makes in the press release says, fastest "interchangeable lens cameras with APS sensors."
That includes APSC DSLRs
ET2: Remember last year in NAB they claimed they were going to "ship it" in July of 2013?
7 months delay.
Black Magic has been turned into a joke of company.
ngollan, they made a PROMISE that this time there will no delay like it was with the 2K Black Magic camera in 2012
They lost all credibility.
They shouldn't be announcing cameras and making false promises when they don't have a product to deliver.
Anyone wants to bet that this year at NAB they will announce something new again even though it won't be delivered?
People pre ordered the camera and have been waiting for almost 10 months now. Same thing happened in 2012
Remember last year in NAB they claimed they were going to "ship it" in July of 2013?
ET2: Most of these online polls are bogus. If you google "dpr k-3 poll" you will see Pentax fanboys had orchestrated campaign on various Pentax forums (outside DPR website) about the poll. That kind of campaign would obviously have impact on the result.
Yeah, fanboys post to a zillion forums about the poll (outside DPR website) and that will obviously have an impact on the result.
Pretty meaning results, and pretty pathetic.
Funny, Giklab, that Pentax has been "wining" all these polls for the past 5 years yet their worldwide market share is still only 2%. Amazing the entire universe seem to be voting for Pentax cameras for 5 years, but yet no one is buying them.
Check my links above for 2008, 2009 and 2010 poll results.
I say these polls are bogus and say nothing about the cameras
See my this post:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/37248528
2008 (online poll on a site)
Pentax K20D - 70% | 11014 votesPentax K200D - 5% | 814 votesNikon D90 - 3% | 588 votesCanon EOS 5D Mark II - 3% | 555 votes
2009 (online poll on a site)
Pentax K-x - 30% | 562 votesPentax K-7 - 23% | 432 votesNikon D3S - 18% | 341 votesCanon EOS 7D - 15% | 289 votes
s for 2010, K-5 "won" that too on noisycamera poll
Yes, but the point is that online polls like these are worthless, especially when fanboys are going to launch online campaigns on various forums.
Only 3583 people voted so far in this poll, so only few hundred voters will change the result (as they did in fact change even here, as Fuji X100s was #2 when I first checked).
Pentax fanboys are known to orchestrate a campaign on various forums to win polls like these. See the links I posted above with 2008 and 2009 polls. Same story repeated again here.
This has been common theme with Pentax fans.
"they are just excited to see the K3 sweeping because they are just not used to that"
This is not true. This is not the first time polls like these have resulted a deliberate online campaign. This is common theme that I have seen before, many times.
(the website in question is defunct now) but results of those polls that I posted were real
2008 (online poll on a site)
That's what happens to these "polls" when there is deliberate campaign to advertise polls on specific forums
This has been common theme with Pentax fans for at least 5 years
Most of these online polls are bogus. If you google "dpr k-3 poll" you will see Pentax fanboys had orchestrated campaign on various Pentax forums (outside DPR website) about the poll. That kind of campaign would obviously have impact on the result.
greypixelz: This will never sell in Japan :P
Yes, Sony actually sells just fine in S. Korea.
ET2: Funny DPR still did not include Nex-C3 with 16-50 in size comparison page
Why is that?
ironcam, that's not 16-50 lens
antoin: I'm sorry but this camera does not deserve a DPreview score of 81%. Using the DPreview compare tool and adding the Pentax K01, I can see that the DF has approx. 30% more "value" compared to the K01 -that's 30% more bang for buck. I bought a new K01 at a reduced price of AU$299. Compared to the DFit has shake reduction,full hd movies, inbuilt flash, albeit the K01 is an APS-C format compared to the full frame Df. The Dxomark sensor score for the K01 is 79, which puts it near the top of the APS-C rankings.Yet DPReview gave it a score of 69%, and comparing that figure to the 81% for the Df, well its a bit of a joke. Regarding the Df - "Disappointing AF performance drops off in moderate light", I would imagine this would be a deal breaker if you are trying to get the most out of its excellent sensor in low light situations.
K01 AF is worse. Read the review
InTheMist: Steve Huff's review is up. I find his review is closer to my own reaction to the Dƒ.
"I can have any DSLR or camera that I want and for me, the Df wins it. If I designed a DSLR for my own use it would be 75% Df and 0% Canon 5D. Enough said."
Ah, you don't raise my blood pressure. Don't worry about that ;)
"Remember who pays you."
Yeah, whatever, clown. You are paying nothing to use the site.
"A reviewer should never be sarcastic."
The sarcasm reference was to Simon's comment -- not the review.
Funny DPR still did not include Nex-C3 with 16-50 in size comparison page
The Nikon lawsuit reminds me of Apple's "rectangle with rounded corners" crap.
The cameras (functionally, sensor, software, lenses, etc) have nothing in common.
MrSkelter: I am still surprised at this. Does Sigma not have an official license to Nikon's lens communication protocol? Even if not and it's reverse engineered why would the Df break compatibility?
What am I missing here...?
That's not true. You can license it from Canon and Nikon. Tamron and Zeiss officially license the mount specification from Nikon and Canon. The difference is that Sony's E-mount there is no licensing fee.
Sigma reverse engineers the mount and that's why they always have these problems. Sigma lenses had the same incompatibility problems with Sony A-mount.
Tamron lenses have no issues.
Jogger: Thank goodness for Sony supplying the sensor. If Oly had to rely on Pana sensors the EM1 would still be in the dark ages. At least now they can almost compete with Canon APSc SLRs on image quality.
Nikon APSc sensors (D5300) are still many times better though. Now Oly has to bite the bullet and license AVCHD from Sony/Panasonic.
GH3 has a Sony sensor
christiangrunercom: Why is the Ricoh GR left out ? It would have nuked all the others...
Plastek, GR ONLY has one focal length. 28mm. Nothing else. At 28mm RX100 is F1.8 and GR is F2.8.
That's exactly one stop more light on RX100, diminishing the larger sensor advantage for GR.
GR does not have image stabilization. A user can take better lowlight shots on RX100 as they can use slower shutter speeds handheld with IS combined with faster lens.
The FPS is slower on GR. Video is much inferior. GR is more expensive. AF is slower on GR.
Most importantly, unlike RX100, GR does NOT have Zoom !!!!