$1300 is a joke. People would basically have to carry around something the size of a large smart phone that isn't a phone. And they'd be taking 15 times too many photos. Because in the end there's only one best photo.
RedFox88: The headline made me think it was a patch a fix for their software. This is weak, should be free.
A little app to clone and heal should free, a lure to get people to buy their real products.
roustabout66: I would not feel very comfortable owning a Sony camera now. My understanding is that most of any profits generated were by sensors not cameras.
A mount is dead, isn't it?
new boyz: So.. Canon can finally buy Sony sensor from a non-competitor company? I hope so. I would like to see more flavors of Sony sensor. Pentax flavor is the best for now.
Why would they? Canon has dual pixel focus sony does not.
NoMirror99: When oh when will a the camera, a highly tactile device that should be played like a musical instrument in the hands of an artist, get rid of those god awful menu systems. Steve Jobs, where are you? Please come back and save the camera!
He did. Called the iPhone.
obsolescence: I would like to suggest another product category: RAW Conversion / Processing software. I think it's such an important component in the workflow for high quality imaging.
Why? There are too few options to buy.
aerts1js: Sony hit it out of the ballpark this year with a bunch of great cameras. They fully deserve the award.
Who knows which products they'll ignore next year as they try to make something different!
Dirk Nuary: 16GB RAM, really?
That'll be for the highest $2200 price. This is a business computer not a Web gadget.
The headline made me think it was a patch a fix for their software. This is weak, should be free.
Retzius: This seems to be a solution in search of a problem. "I love taking pictures with my phone but just wish it had a bigger sensor" said no one ever....
If you are that involved in image making you will carry a camera. If you are happy using a camera phone you will just carry a phone. The market for this problemless solution is incredibly small.
Again why are you speaking for a "majority " of users you did not poll?! In life you can speak for only yourself.
Tkb: you've polled iphone users to know a "good majority" (a misnomer because it's either a majority or its not) to know they want best quality? I seriously doubt both assumptions. If they really wanted best quality they would use a real camera not a phone.
Users of phones have chosen acceptable over best.
watson076: I'm curios how well does Pentax sell ? In my 15 years of shooting I have never seen a single Pentax body at any events, tourist destinations, photo walks etc. I'm not knocking the brand, I know there are people that swear by Pentax, but what will a full frame body offer ? This is already a crowded market that is dominated by Nikon/Canon with a small percentage of detractors enjoying the Sony A series.
No Pentax hasn't "survived". They've been bought and sold by a filter company and now owned by a copier company.
So this will be a sony camera (sensor ) with a k mount.
electrophoto: To consider it - and I'm a Nikon / Oly Shooter it would have to do the following:
- IQ / LowLight & Speed be perfectly competitive to the latest Sony A7 offering.- Proper weather & dust sealing in a VERY durable body.- more compact than Nikon's D800-850... or Canon's 5D... doesn't need to be as compact as sony's A7 stuff - but I wouldn't mind- abundance of customisable external controls - I don't want to fiddle with menus- Large selection of high end full frame compatible glass.... at the very least an amazin 24-70, 70-200, one or two NICE portrait fixed focals with nice bokeh rendition and all..- FAST... FAST Operation, Fast Focus... - DUAL SD CARD with ability to COPY the photos to BOTH Cards (backup).- WiFi enabled - and good remote software.... (preferrably fully C1Pro remote capable)- a Promise by the maker to supply 3-4 years of firmware improvement....
And last but not least:- keeping mark newman at least one continent away from the design team.
How about get the software / firmware "right" from the start and not V 0.8 (beta stage)?
Josh SZ: Now the next goal is 6K!!!
4k is bring passed on. 8k is what people will get. Canon aims to broadcast 2020 Olympics in 8k
A teaser ala Canon for the 5D2
A photoshop job, ok.
lacikuss: Literally Sony the iron chef in cooking sensors!
By all accounts, this is not new but an old image sensor.
scrup: Thank you Sony for having regular model updates. It makes planning for upgrades much easier. Older models become cheaper allowing others an affordable path to Full Frame.
Sony gives users a choice on features with many different price points.
Others would call that "crippling" a camera!
marc petzold: A manual focus lenses, old legacy glass dream machine with 5-Axis IBIS, and big, fat pixels. Someday Sony....2nd Hand. :) 12 MP are plenty much enough. Look at the 5D, D700 & A7S.
Yes the 5D is a 2005 model and d700 is 2008. Now we are in 2015. 12 isn't enough.