This means Sony doesn't have write Windows phone app for QX100/QX10. Someone else will write it soon. Same for Linux and blackberry phone, and same for Windows and Mac desktop OS.
orfeas76: I wonder if there will be a DIFFERENT model for the european countries.I need 1080/50p straight out of the camera
the camera has menu option to switch from PAL to NTSC and vice versa
Raist3d: I have to call fail. I went from fail to "ok maybe this makes sense" to "mm no."
Here are the issues as I see them:- Now you have to worry about not one but TWO batteries and charges. I don't like the idea of my phone getting battery dead because I was taking shots.- The "cool" aspect and possibilities of this combo is to use the lens/sensor in a different position from the LCD/viewfinder as shown in the shot- and here's the biggest problem-
How is this any different from the latest Olympus, Sony's own RX100 MK2, and more to come cameras? What exactly is the difference?
- Finally- give me some buttons and levels (mechanical) over full on touch screen control any day. There's something to be said about camera response, muscle memory here and the ability to change settings while *looking* at a view finder 100% - not obscure it with touching here and there.
It makes business sense if enough people think "it's kewl" whether it's good or not.
"I have to call fail. "
You don't get to define "failure" The market does. If it fails to sell then it's a failure. If not, it is not.
Right now QX100 is the best selling camera on amazon .. lets see how that lasts in the next 4 months.
PixelMover: So if there is no wifi or nfc available, you can't use your 'camera'?Great for trips to the bach, forest, mountains...
It's direct wifi connection between the phone and camera. You are not using wifi via router. The camera acts as wifi hotspot and the phone connects to it directly. As long your camera is on, you have wifi for the phone to connect.
Karroly: I hate Wifi and all that microwaves that are more and more polluting our environment... So I will never buy such a device.
What nonsense. Wifi uses lower frequency wave length than visible light. Is visible polluting over environment too? What about the radio waves that come to earth from billions of other stars and galaxies? That must be pretty bad "pollution" (sarcasm).
ET2: #1 selling camera on Amazon right now is QX100 and #2 is QX10. Not sure how long that party will last, but I think these may end up as Sony's best selling cameras ever.
Yes, it's #1 and #2 despite pre orders and delivery date 3 weeks away. The sales number will bump even higher on the day the cameras are shipping. That's typical of how it goes. The sales increase on shipping date.
#1 selling camera on Amazon right now is QX100 and #2 is QX10. Not sure how long that party will last, but I think these may end up as Sony's best selling cameras ever.
Andrew Butterfield: At first it seems clever, but then you remember that a Panasonic LF1 can connect to a smartphone too (though not clip to it), has its own screen, viewfinder etc and is smaller and cheaper than this, and does raw etc. Which makes it tricky to see the point of this, fun though it might be.
RX100 II connects to phone too.
acidic: I didn't see any mention of a tripod mount. If I'm going to be carrying around another device so I could take better pictures, I might as well carry a tripod for even better pictures.
There is tripod mount. Google more pictures of the device.
D1N0: D7100 83 DXO-marks K5/K5II(s) 82 DXO-marks70D 68 DXO Marks
The 70D simply is mediocre on high iso and dynamic range and just good, not even excellent at color depth
D1N0 is a well known Pentax fanboy. The high iso/low light score is NOT that bad on 70D, according dxomark. Canon 70D scores around 920 and K-5 scores around 1220 That's less than 1/2 stop difference.
spidermoon: In 2000, Sony use liveview with 215000 dots, in 2013, the a3000 have a 230000 dots, what a progress :)))
R1 was 1000 dollars. A3000 is 400.
ezradja: Sony R1: 21,5 x 14,4mm 10MP sensor, 24-120mm 2,8-4,8Canon G1X: 18,7 x 14mm 14MP sensor, 28-112mm 2,8-5,8similar concept, very different size camera
R1 is 7 years older than G1X
dynaxx: All well and good but when, oh when are we going to get some camera/lens reviews ??? Is this not your raison d'etre ?
The "new" Sony Zeiss 50mm 1.4mm Planar is new no longer.
How many "first look" appetizers are still awaiting the main course ? The only thing worth reading here is the bitching cynicism of the rival camps and even that is losing it's appeal. Please sort yourselves out ASAP !
Grow up, dude. Or do you want your money back?
xlotus: Since NEX 3N has been on sale for $329 and NEX 5R is currently on sale for $439, would anybody still prefer to buy the A3000? and why?
Nex-5R was launched at $700. They are clearing stocks now to make space for 5T. Thus it's on sale now (with probably little to no profit to Sony). A3000's launch price is $400. These things are not comparable. Sony thinks they can make money from A3000 with MSRP at $400 (as it's cheaper camera to make). The prices on A3000 would go down even more, especially Holiday season.
cgarrard: "Do you need 41mp?"
Sure, if the image quality looks good and not all mushed up from too much NR or noise or bad optics.
Funny coming from a guy who was constantly claiming "less pixels are better" Now you understand that they are not. You can downsample larger MP images and get same or better image quality. This isn't rocket science.
You keep forgetting that prices you are mentioning are street prices of old cameras. $400 is MSRP price. An year later when they are clearing stocks of A3000 (like the cameras you mentioned) this will be selling for $250 and less.
iudex: Great pictures, ISO3200 is perfectly usable, I also appreciate variable environments (indoor, outdoor, portraits, landscape...).Btw. is there any DSLR taking better picture than K-500 in entry-level segment or for this price? I doubt it.
"any DSLR taking better picture than K-500 in entry-level segment or for this price? "
Yes, according to dxomark, D3200 is slightly better
wlad: why do the lenses appear so huge ? The 50mm looks really long.
50 mm is also stabilized. The only 50mm stabilized lens.
dynaxx: Done in a rush, obviously, but saying "Perhaps the most glaring miscue is that there's no infrared proximity sensor to switch between the LCD and EVF " is just silly when the feature is of trivial significance and was dropped by Sony on some of their high-end cameras. Wouldn't it be a shock to all of us if you fitted the gubbins of a Nex camera into a much fatter body and it didn't feel hollow ( it is hollow) !
The poor rear screen/viewfinder vs the price is the real trade-off that potential buyers will grapple with but if you prefer to hold something more substantial than a pack of cards behind your Zeiss lenses then this is a very attractive option. The SLT Alpha mount adaptor for Nex will look more at home on this body, too.
The real problem is that the reviewer ( like the rest of us ) has no point of reference for a "sort" of DSLR camera at this price point ; let's give Sony some credit for shaking up the industry again ( as with the RX1 at the opposite end of the price range ).
Really Shawn Barnett? 230K LCD is that bad now? I swear a few years ago I couldn't tell the difference between A550 (930K) and A500 (230K) LCD when I tried to spot a difference in a camera shop. Maybe there are other reasons why this particular LCD is bad.
230K LCD was norm on lower end cameras until recently. Nikon D3100 (not that old camera) had a 230K LCD.
bcalkins: Nice set of compact primes - Pentax seems to get what is possible with APS-C in terms of offering small, dedicated primes with focal lengths that make sense for a 1.5 crop sensor...
Zvonimir Tosic "Only competitor doing something similar is Leica"
Why Leica? What's wrong with all the primes Olympus makes for M4/3?