Gesture: Not enough dials and buttons on the back at 20 or so. Can't anyone figure out how to streamline the digital camera interface.
Hey, what a great idea!
saralecaire: Am i seeing this right? an unboxing article on DPR? for a Nikon D4S no less? haha!
I'm holding out for the feature video.
Morris Sullivan: Come on guys. There are plenty of camera's out there priced less. If you want this camera so bad then it must be worth the price, if you don't want it enough to pay that much for it, then buy something else.
Nikon isn't about cheap hardware. Never has been.
Also, if the mirror-less design or 1" sensor doesn't suit your needs then why did you bother reading about it in the first place, let alone commenting on it?
Guess I'll be getting the Sony A6000, after all. With more features and performance at not much more than 1/2 the price, this new Sony becomes the mirrorless price and performance leader.
Donnie G: Someone mentioned that cameras with in lens stabilization were not capable of more sophisticated 5 axis stabilization as implemented in Oly's in body stabilization design. WRONG. Check the specs on Canon's G1 X mII. The new Canon gives you 5 axis stabilization with body and in lens IS and without moving the camera sensor around.
Why on Earth would you want to have both kinds of IS in a fixed lens camera? That can't be right.
dynaxx: " dubbed Bionz X for reasons that presumably made sense to someone" ; is there an echo in here ?
Readers with a photographic [gag intended ] memory will recall that this moronic comment has been lifted from the fourth-rate DPR Sony A7 review that was pilloried from pillar to post. Either the reviewers don't partake of this valuable and occasionally constructive feedback or they consider themselves above criticism.
Japanophobia ( just looked it up - the fear of the Japanese culture that gave rise to the Bionz-X processor name ) is a strange affliction for someone in a profession that requires constant contact with products from that nation.
I suppose it's descended from Beyond(s). Kinda like Depends.
Peter CS: Wish it were weather-sealed! First advanced, weather-sealed APC mirrorless that also has a weather-sealed, ultra-wide zoom get my vote in dollars!
Not at that price point. Wait for the A6.
DT200: "From what we were able to see, the camera focuses slightly faster than the previous NEX 6 but it isn’t anything with blazing speed. "http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/02/11/first-impressions-sony-a6000/Need more hands on reviews.
There will be nothing faster except the Nikon 1.
Patrick Sarfati: HelloIs this Sony A6000 sensor compatible to M mount Leica legacy lenses ?From all reviews, Nex 6 was awesome but nex 7 with its 24 M was presenting chromatic aberrations with leica wide angle lensesSo how this new 24 M pixel sensor behaves with leica lenses?ThanksPatrick
The Nex7 is older than the NEX-6 by one year.
northernblonde1: pgb. Thanks for that link. One of the best reviews ever & wonderful photographs with the a6000. Enjoyed it hugely & learnt a lot!
I hope that DPR will one day grace us with a full review. I am still waiting for a review of the NEX-5R.
peevee1: 11 fps with C-AF would be perfect for sports, but Sony APS-C E-mount does not have a single decent sport tele zoom. f/6.3 55-210 and 18-200, nor $1500 FE 70-200/4 need not apply.
Where is that 85mm prime they kept promising us? And now they say, no more APS-C lenses. Just full-frame FE lenses, some of which are 'way too large and expensive for the little A5000 and A6000 cameras. Not to mention all the NEX cameras out there.
Xentrax: From some tests available AF seems to be good. Sony needed AF improvement. Sony used to have bad AF-C and small AF area.But how do people decide that A6000 EVF so much worse than in NEX-7? By specs? Or there some apparent deficiency? Bigger pixels mean better colors and less wiring. Is microdispaly size smaller?
A6000 lacks just one feature. I would pay some more to get SEALED cropped body. But even if Sony does such a camera, it will charge much more.
And there is no 16-50/2.8 cropped lens. A-mount has such lens, and SEALED and with SSM.f/4 is really not enough for cropped sensor both in terms of ISO and in terms of DOF. There is non-SSM 24-70 FE, which seems to be a good upgrade path. I may go that route after seeing ISO performance tests.
I get it that all that is solved with A7+24-70/4 FE, but there are issues like no Electronic Front Curtain Shutter and also price.
Currently I think I would buy A77 successor, not this one. Or both, SLT will stay home, this one - with me.
Yes it has the EFCS.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter : Yes (On/Off)
parkmcgraw: 3 of 3
The camera body offerings today, somewhat analogous to how a fledgling and or pretentious cook, as appose to a skilful chef, creates a "what is that" sort of desert, not being knowable or skillful enough in the arts to produce a basic though very high quality cake or seasoned pie with ice cream.
In closing, please STOP removing basic system hardware functions and or options without first insuring that what is being selected to be the replacement item is superior on most all respects to the predecessor.
Do a job, big or small, do it right or not at all.
Oh really? What features that were there in the NEX-6 and the NEX-7 have been removed? The level gauge for one.And 11fps continuous AF with tracking? The Nikon 1 V2 and S1 can do 15.No matter, it looks promising. Hoping there will be no light leaks like with the A7 and A7R.
captura: Did you see the live feed of to-day's hockey semi-finals between Canada and the USA? Most of the time the images were out of focus and only swinging into focus briefly about once every 10 seconds. - Why? Old Soviet equipment? Very unsharp with poor colors, no contrast or resolution.
Not "allegedly." Please substitute "really." These forums do nor rquire such extreme cynicism.
Did you see the live feed of to-day's hockey semi-finals between Canada and the USA? Most of the time the images were out of focus and only swinging into focus briefly about once every 10 seconds. - Why? Old Soviet equipment? Very unsharp with poor colors, no contrast or resolution.
Fine, but this otherwise fine display on DPR highlights how difficult it can be to view and operate some of the features when using a tiny computer such as a netbook.
SteveY80: I'm surprised that the EVF has been downgraded compared with the NEX 6...
I guess it's probably the same 1.4mp model that's in the RX10, and by all accounts there's nothing wrong with that, but I'd have thought that they'd be showing off their best technology in this camera.
Will the hot-shoe adapt to the excellent EVF from the NEX-5R/T, product # FDA-NEV1S ? That specs. out much higher, the same as the EVF on the NEX-6 & 7.
Droidie69b: Why no weather sealing or tilting EVF? The expensive lens line up is still a pain in the butt. Imagine if Canon, with all thier lenses and third party supporters launched a GX7 style APS camera with standard lens mount. What a Sony killer.
Why the smaller less capable EVF, compared to the NEX-6?
ijustloveshooting: same price with zeiss 55F1.8 FE lens,,,which is the almost sharpest lens ever...this is a way too expensive lens.
- and ZEISS once again fails to offer stabilization (OSS SonySpeak) for these lenses. Forget it!
Thoughts: So much to learn from the comments below. I should thank this review article somehow :P
Beyond this, where is the A7/r full review that was promised by DPR for to-day?
thx1138: With those low specs, this seems more like a NEX-3 replacement rather than NEX-5 replacement. Low res LCD, 1/4000 shutter, 1/160 X-Sync, all what you get from the bottom of the range DSLRs these days. No mention of shooting speed either. Would made more sense to call this the a3000
Even my original NEX-3 camera has a 920,000 pxl resolution screen, compared to this one's 460,000.