rinkos: sweet ...i would much rather pay 1200$ body only opposed to A6000 + kit 799$and invest 800$ in another lens to fit it..and learn to time my shooting just so so i can squeeze a 2 seconds shootout to the 20fps.
truly ..nothing wrong at all here . ( sarcasm alert )
good idea ..poor performance . lesser price , cheaper lenses ,and a bigger buffer then 2 seconds .
It would be nice to get some truth out considering all the exaggerated and misleading claims and forum talk. Exactly what are the capabilities and failings of the 2 systems; Sony A6000 and Nikon 1 V3, wrt fast CAF and tracking?
grumpycat: The GM1 well destroys this thing..
A 3-way competition between 1" sensor cameras coming. The RX100III, the V3 and the Fuji X30.
I've already suggested that but people on that forum said that was ridiculous.
Chanex: Now someone bring out a rival to the rx100mkIII so I can pick that up for a couple hundred less??
It has been prophecied that soon there will be a Fuji X30 which should provide good competition for the 100mkIII. Then we might get drop in price for the 100mkIII.
DPR...Please do one of your Side-by-side shootouts: Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony A6000. Which one is the king of CAF and tracking?
toomanycanons: Well, if you believe DxO's sensor rating...and I say why not?...the V3's sensor is rated 52 and my J1 is rated 56. All scores that go into that rating are higher for the J1 except ISO and it's neck and neck there.
So, ground breaking sensor technology? Maybe not so much. Super fast focusing? I find my J1 does focus fast but all the green boxes lighting up on the LCD don't translate into actually capturing correct focus, I find. It's sort of hit and miss although my J1 would have me think it's capturing focus.
I've retired my J1 to my "video camera I keep in my car" status and continue to shoot with DSLRs for the IQ and more accurate focus. Trust me, I've tested my D5200/D5100 against the J1 numerous times and the J1 ultimately loses (and loses in the dynamic range department as well). Does that translate to the V3's performance? I bet so.
It's funny to hear that the launch price "includes an EVF!!!" Well, it did with the V2 and V1 and they weren't some wonky attachable EVF.
I rather like my J1. An intelligent point & shooter. Very high keeper rate, for some unknown reason.
mcshan: Micro SD would be a deal breaker for me.
I actually purchased one and put it into a step-up adapter, on my Nikon. It failed after a few months usage. Couldn't take the heat, I guess.
razorfish: Make a smashing new camera with great performance, cripple some key features like the viewfinder and electronic level, now you've created an "upgrade path" to your essentially dinosaur "full frame" models. How do you still get a gold award? Underprice it a lot compared to competing brands, and even seasoned reviewers won't notice the crippling going on.
- or an upgrade path to a "super APS-C" A7000 model for next year?
danijel973: I am thoroughly impressed.
I am waiting for the A7f ('f' for fast)
martinj68: it's a shame that the zoom range is even less that the first two models.short zoom was the main reason i didn't buy the mk1 and 2.
Also why is Sony so reluctant to add touch screen to their cameras?
Sony had touch screens on their NEX-5N, 5R and 5T models. Why they dropped them from newer models is anybody's guess.
chj: Does Sony not know how to make a touchscreen? Otherwise this looks to be an ideal street camera.
Sony had touchscreens on some of their APSC-size NEX cameras. But they have since dropped that feature from all of their APS-C and fullframe ILC models.
disraeli demon: There's a sort of Holy-Trinity-plus-one of features that I've been looking for in a compact for years: fast performance, fast lens, hot shoe, articulated (or at least fold-out) screen. Canon's G-line were missing the fast lens, but when they finally added that they dumped the articulated screen. Samsung had all the hardware features but the performance was too slow. Sony add the fold-out screen but take away the hot shoe.
Are these guys deliberately teasing me?
This RX100 III has a new 24-70 zoom. The next version RX100 IV will have an improved 24- 50 zoom. That's progress!
Dabbler: When the MKI came out I gave up 12mm at the long end in my 112mm X20. Now I'm expected to give up another 30mm? Yes the 24mm at the wide end is nice but I would miss many shots at the long end using a MKIII. I'm interested to see what Nikon comes up with in the P8000.
Have no fear, a new Japan-built Fuji X30 is expected this summer, and said to have a new over-1" sensor, to repel this foreign invader.
avicenanw: My guess coming up next is the pricier Alpha a7000 (which replaces the Nex7). It will have things purposely missing from the a6000, like level indicator, higher resolution EVF, stereo mic. jack, touch screen, etc.
Average User has forgotten about one inexpensive e-mount zoom lens is the FE 28-70 kit zoom from the A7/A7r cameras. I have one mounted on my NEX-5R. A BIG improvement over the older 18-55 and 16-50 lenses. As mentioned before.
I like it. It reminds me of my Sony NEX-3. I suppose I could put a round red sticker on that and people wouldn't know the difference....
JaimeA: It is not only the horizon line adjustment that is made possible by the level gauge, but with the dual-axis, the vanishing point at the horizon, thus its importance. (Additionally, the gauge is used to line up one shot with the next when doing high-resolution stitched, wall-size panoramas handheld.)We now use it often and spend less time in Photoshop. Our production of travel and architectural photography is soaring. We were shocked by its omission in the a6000, making it useless for us. We presently use mostly mirrorless cameras (especially the NEX-7 and now the Fuji X-T1) and come back with superb results. Tiny, they are not intrusive or threatening anywhere where the presence of DSLRs means banishment. We leave with treasure-troves of images. These days of technological wonders and magic it is possible to take truly beautiful, publishable photographs formerly unimaginable, anywhere if you use discretion, something the tiny new cameras permit.
Leaving the level off the A6000 bespeaks a lack of quality control...in Sony's design office. Probably 'just' an oversight; an omission. Perhaps it was caused by the same absent-minded engineer who put the Quick- Navi (ie quick menu) screen into the NEX-5R but then forgot to enable it. Works OK on the NEX-6.
munro harrap: No good zoom lenses. I know people still use primes with these cameras and DSLRs but zooms are so much more what is needed with an SLR or tunnel vision EVF, because of the tunnel vision of the way you see. For me, a fixed prime works on rangefinder Leica type machines only, because of the way you have a brightline viewfinder superimposed on a space you crop out of.
With a NEX or Fuji or a DSLR you see nothing of that space at all (unless you set a full-frame Nikon to APS-C !!) and you have to both move and zoom to crop into the space you cannot see.
The deception these mirrorless machines give you is to kid you that you can do what a rangefinder machine can do. But you cannot at all. so for Sony to market very poor zoom lenses in E mount for these things is incomprehensible.
You want one, but it cant do what you want it for, nuts
Sony kit zooms are as good as any others, with the possible exception of Fuji. Everbody knows that if you want the best results, shoot with a prime lens. However there is still two better zoom lenses available for the A6000; the FE 28-70. Designed for the Sony A7 camera, the 28-70 outperforms the cheap 16-50 zoom which is standard on the A6000, and the older 18-55 kit. And so does the Zeiss-branded 16-70, a more expensive lens.
Theoretically you can now view Google Android Kit Kat generated photos on a 32 bit Windows computer with a 4.4.2 Kit Kat OS Install . Interesting?
Have those hacker privacy issues found in India with 4.3 and 4.4 Android devices been resolved yet?
Valiant Thor: Screw Nikon. They finally make a decent J Series camera and they're not selling it in the USA? I guess if you want one you'll have to buy it on ebay from one of the Jap sites at a 30 to 40% premium. I wonder if anyone at Nikon has an IQ above room temperature.
Not in Canada, either.