QuarryCat: Nikon obviously believes still in DSLR-Fullframe for the next 8 years.orthey don't believe in Fullframe mirror less System-Camerasor they see no chance to built the lenses lighter and smaller for mirror less.
I don't believe either, that adaptation for long super-tele-lends makes sense.
I use 2.8/300 mm - 2.8/400 mm - 5.6/800 mmand I won't go to Nikon, which is 3-5 years behind Canon in super-tele-lenses. Not even for a D750 or D810.
They should have done a 4.8/600 mm even lighter and they should bring a 5.6/100-600 mm - then I and many others will switch.
Only wideangle mirrorless lenses have a size/weight advantage over their DSLR counterparts. Why would anyone want to use a mirrorless camera with a huge super tele lens anyway?
This should make a good tripod mounted macro camera.
Looks pretty good to me, not sure what all the whining is about.
King of Song: After reading some of the comments, it occurred to me that most people here don't understand how difficult it is to build a lens that is 100% faster than all other existing wide-angle zooms. This lens will open doors that have thus far have remained unopened. This may very well be a crowning achievement in lens design?
@Androole, no they are not.
I read on another website that there's no iPod touch support. That's disappointing - mainly because I have an iPod touch, but it's also a bad marketing decision because very few people who don't have an iPhone would run out and buy an iPhone just to use this camera, but may be tempted if all they had to buy was an iPod touch.
zorgon: It's a cool camera, but I'd much prefer a wifi connection, and a solid bracket between camera and phone instead of this flimsy connector.
Thanks for the reply Rishi
It's a cool camera, but I'd much prefer a wifi connection, and a solid bracket between camera and phone instead of this flimsy connector.
Seems nonsensical to quote a DXO score for "superRAW" format. Even the crappiest sensor can have unlimited DR / bit depth and low noise if you merge enough frames to HDR.
uuuhhhh... Well at least they haven't ruined it.
nielsgi: What is the point of a thunderbolt connection on a 5400rpm hard drive? The pleasure of paying more than for a USB 3 only drive?
Thunderbolt hard drives tend to run a little faster than USB 3.0 despite the fact that the drive itself is nowhere near reaching the USB 3.0 bandwidth.
CameraLabTester: Option 1:"This shot is so brilliant!Let's see the EXIF... wow! It's a Leica camera! No wonder! The owner knows a thing or two or three..."
Option 2:"This shot is so horrible!Let's see the EXIF... yikes! It's a Leica camera! No wonder! The owner doesn't have a clue on how to use it..."
Both options applicable vice versa.
It's not unheard of for companies to share patents. Leica already have links with Panasonic. Unlikely that such a small company would develop it's own system from scratch.
What a poor argument. Touch screen shutter release is only seen in Panasonic and Olympus cameras and is undoubtedly protected by multiple patents. A lens and sensor is not.
There's definitely some Panasonic tech in there. Touch screen AF/shutter and Wifi control are features of Lumix G series cameras.
forceofnature: Noticeable banding in the 12500 ISO shots. The lower ISO shots look great.
Most of those ISO 12500 shots have had shadows and/or exposure pulled. Unaltered ISO 12500 shots I've seen on other websites don't show this banding.
@Mike FL, yes the lens has OIS from what I've read.
taktak91: This is a camera you buy if you have money spewing from your mouth.Otherwise, you should buy a more realistic camera (and a couple of lenses) for the same price.
That's kind of a contradictory statement. You're saying that you should only buy this camera if you're rich, otherwise buy another camera for the same price?
ptox: What's the downside to the electronic shutter? -- I assume there is one, or why would they bother with a mechanical shutter as well?
Fully electronic shutter can have rolling shutter effect, more so than a mechanical shutter. Not sure what the drawbacks of first curtain electronic shutter is though - I've read conflicting information about this.
ZeneticX: Everything is perfect regarding this camera but there's 3 minor issues for me:
i) The RAW engine. Previous rumours are stating sony is working on a revised RAW engine for this camera, but there's nothing from the official press release. Only reviews can tell now. Not that a big issue for me compared to some out there, but it's good if they can solve the issue to bring in more professional crowd.
ii) Where's the II sign in the logo?
iii) DAT PRICE
as for lenses, Sony had promised an additional 8 FF E mount lenses by end of this year in a separate announcement weeks ago. Surprised that isn't covered by DPR.
@Snikt228, that is correct for the port specifications, but perhaps the USB 2 cable is physically able to carry more current.
prossi: Now can you imagine what the a7s II is going to be? Night vision camera with upped rez, 4K and image stabilization. Can't wait.
It looks like Sony have intentionally excluded pixel binning in 4K video on the A7rII so as not to step on the toes of the A7s/A7sII. It is entirely possible that the 42MP BSI sensor could outperform the 12MP sensor in the A7s at high ISO with pixel binning enabled.
Peiasdf: Wow, today is the release date? Never suspected. I thought it is some RX1 replacement.
Not shipping until August according to sonyalpharumors