Valen305: What a misuse of a partnership with Sony. What they should be doing is creating a new segment of compact medium format mirrorless cameras. The 50mp Sony CMOS sensor seems perfect for it. The hardest part would be creating a new line of short flange lenses for it. I wouldn't be surprised if Mamiya/phase1 beats them to market.
That is a brilliant idea! Medium format mirrorless! Valen305, for the win!
jkokich: Mirrors will go the way of film.
Wow, how insulting. My film comment was not rude, why does yours have to be?
As a filmmaker/videographer, I agree with you completely as to the disadvantages of film. Knowing I got the shot I wanted, right then, let's me sleep better. It's also far cheaper. The tech will continue to improve, so I'm sure the issues you mentioned will be resolved (pardon the pun). As for the VF debate, personally I prefer to see what the sensor is seeing, since that is what will be recorded.
Mirrors will go the way of film.
I know I'm putting my head in the lion's mouth, but here goes: Leica $4250 vs Sony A3000 $260. That's like 17 times as expensive? Is the IQ 17 times as good? That's the only question. I know the experts are going to say "yes", but, really?
jkokich: I loved my A57, and I love my A3000 even more. Great photos, great video, small, light, solid, less moving parts, for $260. Yay, Sony!
I loved my A57, and I love my A3000 even more. Great photos, great video, small, light, solid, less moving parts, for $260. Yay, Sony!
There seem to be so many other cameras that do more for less.
I had an old Sigma that produced the same images. I got it on eBay for $5.
jkokich: Forgive what may sound like a stupid question (there are those), but why is there shutter sound, at all? (Serious question, even if stupid).
So, it's possible, just not with current tech. Are there processors, or can processors be developed, that read the entire sensor at once?
Thanks to abortabort and sunhorse for taking my serious question seriously. With the tech that allows cellphones to be silent, and other cameras to be silent with electronic shutters, my question is why is there a shutter at all in this camera? Doesn't the tech exist to make a shutterless (if that's a word) FF camera and thus a silent one?
Forgive what may sound like a stupid question (there are those), but why is there shutter sound, at all? (Serious question, even if stupid).
Is anyone else as over the whole GoPro thing as I am?
Edgar_in_Indy: Not that I have anything against bearded nerds, but the photographer couldn't find any pretty girls standing around smiling? What kind of trade show is this?!?
sebiruns: I don't really get what is going on with Nikon. 500 Dollars for a superzoom with a smallish compact camera sensor and a slow aperture? You can buy a Panasonic FZ1000 with a much bigger sensor, a faster lens and 4K video for 800 Dollars. If you want the extra reach you could go with Panasonics FZ70 for 250 Dollars which even has a faster aperture. Or you could go with Sonys HX400V for 400 Dollars or a Canon or a Fuji, etc. Who is this camera for? No wonder, camera makers are in trouble if this is a product they consider worth introducing.
I was talking to a documentary filmmaker the other day, who was shooting with an FZ1000, and he absolutely loves it. You're spot on with every point in your post.
It seems that Nikon has had an awful lot of stuff, recently, that should have a lot of people worried.
GoneMirrorless: So the new goal is to make cameras an easy/quick extension for smartphones with seemless integration.
Take better quality selfies and post on social media.
Everyone is right I think. Younger camera buyers are not accustom to using a VF. Just like they prefer tablets to laptops and touch-screens to a mouse, they prefer LCDs to VFs.I wonder, does it fit in a pocket like the GM1?
bcalkins you're raising your kids right!
What a cool looking little camera!
jkokich: $900 for an entry level body?
Okay, upper entry level, that's what it says, but not enthusiast.
$900 for an entry level body?