Horshack: Q: One thing we’ve seen with DSLRs in the D5500 and D3300 class is that as resolution gets higher, AF accuracy becomes critical. With higher-end DSLRs we microadjust focus routinely, but this feature is not available on the D3000/5000 series of cameras. How are you dealing with this issue?
A: We don’t have micro-adjustment on that class of cameras. We do have stringent quality criteria and standards, and based on these standards, we don’t see any problem with not having micro-adjustment for that class of cameras.
So by inference this means Nikon professional and prosumer cameras with the AFMA feature have less stringent quality criteria and standards vs $400 entry-level bodies that don't have AFMA. :)
Most entry level DSLR's are only ever used with the kit lenses. F5.6 at 55mm will hide a multiple number of focusing errors. I would bet not many 85mm f 1.4 lenses are used on the D3300
Nevermess: I was waiting for micro focus adjustment in the light D5XXX Nikon body. At the moment I have few D5XXX and it is not possible to calibrate them with all my lenses and I don’t want huge heavy D7XXX… seems it is time to try OLY or SONY mirrorless options….
They probably think that that vast majority of users will be using the kit lenses, with small maximum apertures
mpgxsvcd: It is remarkable that despite all of the valid issues that Dpreview and its readers have pointed out the owners of Canon cameras continue to produce impressive results.
Does this mean that Canon camera owners have to work harder to get great images? Does it mean they have to avoid difficult situations more than other camera owners would have to? Or does it simply mean that they don’t find themselves in situations that often where the disadvantages of their camera are relevant?
It is not only Rishi that is having trouble getting the point across. Camera makers are all facing problems in getting enough people to continue buying cameras. The mass compact market is facing extinction from Camera Phones. In Asian markets, the bottom end DSLRs are being hit badly by Mirrorless cameras. Their most lucrative Upper end DSLRs are generally only incrementally better then their predecessors, giving little incentive for a lot of people to upgrade.Nobody has yet come up with a clear enough reason for a lot of people to switch systems, though Sony is at least trying with the A7 (A9?) series of cameras. A camera which would be mount neutral could be the killer camera the market could go for.
le_alain: A firmware update for the A7, to have A7II improva AF will be welcome.
They are a lot better then Nikon in keeping customers happy! See the 600 oily shutter, 800 left focus issue, etc. etc.
sonysniper: This camera was quick out of the gates, but now my classic sigma 50 1.4 is even faster and more accurate. This camera is so nice coming from an a77 classic this is a whole new beast.
Now as an owner of an a77 classic why not give a firmware update for faster auto focus and just better usability. Maybe fix some flash issues.
Can't wait for a77ii full review in time for a77iv release. Long live Alpha mount!!!!!
I suspect it is processor locked. As they fixed the issue on the A77ii, Sony knew what the problem was, but couldn't fix it in either the A99 or A77 (though they did improve it in firmware
SRHEdD: As an old Nikon guy, after my D600 flaked and D800 had white spots, I jumped ship. This is a great camera, and for a change I actually HAVE a camera that gets a great firmware upgrade! As good as it WAS, it is very noticeably faster now! You get so many creative hardware scenarios with Sony, and they have the lenses I need. Not as many as Canikon to be sure, but very nice lenses in my wheelhouse. The 16-50/2.8 is a great kit zoom, but a little heavy. And having an A6000 as a second kit, using the same flashes, microphones, etc. is very satisfying (I can even share lenses with a LA-EA4!). Even my Sony P/S uses the same basic menus and I can add a mic to its hotshoe on a windy day. That's three different formats/mounts using shared kit. THAT'S how to build a system. Great job Sony! I'm with you for the long haul! ...Now to get that new A7ii to fill out my bag!
Along with 99.999% of the camera buying public!
Or it could be that DSLR cameras capabilities have now exceeded most photographers for the last few years. Hence why DSLR sales are now flat / declining. There is little need to upgrade anymore
Jokica: Ultimate camera for MF lenses lovers... <3
Though it seems you can enter focal length data into the camera, so more lenses may be able to use IBIS, then I originally thought
Most likely lenses which do not communicate with the camera e.g. none native A or E mount lenses. The EOS lenses with the Metabones adaptor may be ok
abi170845: but the phottix 2 is coming soon. Obsolete already?
Phottix 2 what. New Company or a new product?
D1N0: Pretty good specs. Pity it still looks like a blob. Wondering about the new sensor and about low-light AF. The rear lcd looks solid.
Oh a $25 adaptor for your old flash
CameraLabTester: Sony has to lift their ergonomic design game on their flagship camera because... it doesn't really look like a flagship.
The design, shape and gadget controls look tired and copied over from competitors.
Perhaps Sony should form a new team totally unrelated to the mediocre staff running and producing the ergonomic design of the cameras.
I find the Sony A77 and A99 very ergonomically designed, certainly easier to use then the equivalent Canikons.
Evildogofdoom: This is most likely an issue with the lubrication used on the shutter assembly. If to much grease or a changed lubricant specification was used,during the manufacture of the camera, there is a risk of excess grease in the mirror box, landing on the sensor. This would require wet cleaning to remove and would likely become less of an issue with an increased number of shutter actuations.
Not 'speculation', unfortunately I have had this experience with a previous camera (Sony A580). For the first 3 months I had to carry out multiple wet cleans to remove oil / grease. After around 4000 shutter actuations, there has been no signs of any oil.
This is most likely an issue with the lubrication used on the shutter assembly. If to much grease or a changed lubricant specification was used,during the manufacture of the camera, there is a risk of excess grease in the mirror box, landing on the sensor. This would require wet cleaning to remove and would likely become less of an issue with an increased number of shutter actuations.
Lucas_: Why wait if you can have it all with an A99 in a couple of weeks and for a lower price?I know, it comes from a house appliance and Pro video manufacturer..., which coincidentally is making the best image sensors in the world and most camera manufacturers ( but Canon... ) are buying them! Also, you have lots invested in other mounts' lenses. Well, good luck then!
How sad people are so insecure, that they feel threatened by another product.
And Zeiss announce 3 E-mount lenses the same day. I think this is related, as it will help Hasselblad market the cameras to their rich clientele, any mention of Sony will be in very small letters!
Edmond Leung: It seems full frame is already the trend...Yesterday was Sony...Today is Nikon...Where is the low-priced "full frame" for Canon and Pentax?I'm doubt how long can 4/3 stay in the market.4/3 and APSC may be faded out very quickly.
I would look at sales rather then model releases. FF is going to remain a minority taste if a "cheap" camera is $2,000. M4/3 and APS will remain the best sellers in DSLR and EVIL cameras
rjx: Hey Zeiss, would it be too much to ask for a few zoom lenses in ZF / ZE mounts that cost around $1500 - $2500?
I think many photographers would go absolutely nuts for an UWA zoom. And something around 24-70.
The 16-80 is not up to the normal CZ mechanical quality, while the 24-70 and 16-35 certainly are. They all have the optical quality of German made lenses.