" By positioning a contrast-detection AF sensor with superior focusing accuracy and a phase-matching AF sensor on the image sensor's surface,"Very vague statement. It sounds like it is a revolutionary design that features 2 standalone AF sensors somehow at same place as imaging sensor.Yet the Japanese site indicate this just ordinary on sensor pdaf pixels.
mr.izo: d5 look lik a fine camera, no doubt, but what is happening here:http://shrani.si/f/h/q/2e6IIAEw/dr.jpg
nikon downgrading its famous dr latitude, while canon is significantly better?
Well, D3x was a flagship body, and have best DR at its age, and still better than most of canon body (maybe still better than 1D X II) with 13.7EV DXO measured DR.
CaPi: Uhm. Need a little help here:I switch the comparsion tool to 400mm and choose the FZ1000 as comparsion partner: I get shown pictures in wich the SONY cant seem to show one straight (eg. window sill of a house) line as a straight line. Its all wavy and bent. Please verify. Should this be true the praise on the new camera should be .. well you'd know what to do.
This one is more clearhttp://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr234_0=sony_dscrx10iii&attr234_1=panasonic_dmcfz1000&attr236_0=3&attr236_1=3&attr237_0=5&attr237_1=5&normalization=full&widget=359&x=0.3569571676157466&y=0.856808017231962
You can see, the scale of heat distortion is about same size of the bricks on the wall and the tiles on the roof.
While fz1000 failed to pick up the details of bricks and tiles, of course it failed to pick up heat distortions
Richard Murdey: 'serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing'
Unusually blunt and specific language for a company to use. Must have been pretty catastrophic.
But why? They use these ICs all the time, you'd think it was completely known quantity by now.
IC for image processing, isn't image processor, which nikon claimed its own?
No red dot? No buy
Why two name?I didn't realize NA has number preference of 85 over 80
NJOceanView: The Test Scene shows a strong consistency in mage quality between this camera and the now rather ancient first generation Sony RX100. Meanwhile the RX100 (III), which is still one generation back, runs circles around this camera on the Test Scene comparison. So I'm not sure where the strong image quality ratings are coming from.
Note that I appreciate that the camera has significant additional value beyond the RX100 because of its zoom. But IQ to IQ, there's no comparison.
Well, given the relative compact package and relative longer zoom range, it is a calculated trade-off.
I am certain both cameras you mentioned will find their places.
Becksvart: Re: AF wide open then stop down when taking shot, like A-mount AF lenses.
If i turn Live view effects off then my PZ 18-105 will AF wide open and stop down to selected aperture when focus is acquired. If on then it will stop down when I stop down the aperture and then AF half-open, or one or two stops from wide open anyways, and then stop down to the selected aperture when focus is acquired. This is the same with the 20/2,8.
Are more expensive FE lenses different?
Hi, please raise that issue direct to sony, I believe dpr has a direct channel to manufactures, right?
rrccad: what's the 20 lenses?I count 16..is dpreview using sony "math" and counting teleconvertors and wide angle adapters as "lenses"?
16 lenses listed excluding TC
Loxia don't count because there are not sony branded
So 16 is correct math
1. FE28-702. FE 24-703. FE 55 1.84. FE 35 2.85. FE 70-200/46. FE 16-35/47. FE 28-1058. FE 28/29. SEL075UWC10. SEL057FEC11. FE 35/1.412 FE 90/2.813 FE 24-24014 24-70/2.815 80/1.416 70-200/2.817 FE 50/.1818 FE 70-300G19 1.4x TC20 2.0x TC
And yes, sony do count converters as lenses, as seen in their road maps
SteB: I assume that the 0.49x magnification is a 35mm film (FF) equivalent, because 0.49X magnification on a 1 inch sensor would be super close. Is it a 35mm film equivalent magnification?
It is equivalent.
G1Houston: Finally!.. Hopefully this is the beginning of SONY to build a set of affordable FE prime lenses that are good enough for the mass. There is already an affordable 28mm lens, so if SONY can make an affordable 85/1.8, we will then have an affordable 3-prime set that makes the whole A7 package small and relatively inexpensive. When that happens it will be the beginning for the SONY FE mount to begin to chip away from current dSLR FF offerings. Finally.
I have sony 85 f2.8 for only $350,But if sony give me 85/1.8 for $500, which size and weight similar to c/n's offering, I will still take it over 85/2.8.There are many time I dream I could have 1 stop faster shutter speed.
Upgrading AF performance will be big plus, since 85/2.8 is painfully slow.
vscd: So, if you want more Dynamic Range in the (for sport) important High-ISO Modes you loose some DR in the lower ISO-Ranges? Hmm... seems legit to apologize to Canon, doesn't it? ;)
Also note, D5 didn't use e-curtain when shooting high fps.This achievement on shutter and mirror box design, but no excuse for sensor performance, since it ease sensor stress.
With nx1, which is also capable of record stills for 15 fps for a 28M sensor.
Also for the early samples of 1DX2,which seems have superior low ISO dr, and similar fps and high ISO performance.
A6300 and nx1 have ability to move 20M pixels of data out of sensors at 24fps.Yet we didn't observe any deterioration on either low ISO or high ISO compares to any other mordern aps-c sensors.
ttran88: If it weren't for Sony sensor advancements, Canon would have been perfectly fine offering their old sensors.
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