Rick Knepper: If Sony Execs are listening (to potential future customers), increase the freaking resolution. Get an A7r III to market quickly. This would be the last improvement needed to bring me in.
And by the way, to my friends who do complement their kit with a Sony, please don't take my comments personally. I know there are many capable shooters using Sony who understand digital imaging and sit back while the fanbois make fools of themselves.
If you can't separate a contrast curve from resolution, get yourself a P&S.
It's obvious you two couldn't see a meaningful difference between red, green and blue. Sad that Sony has to rely on business from low achievers with low expectations that do not challenge Sony to excel in the areas that are important.
Ironically, we have two misguided fanbois claiming superiority while doing so under an article that, if one reads between the lines, is about the shaming of Sony for catering to uneducated users who think small files are a good thing in photography.
You two may one day elevate your observational skills so that an 8 MP difference is obvious, but I doubt that happens before Sony releases their A7r III and tells you how 50 MP or how ever many MPs is better than 42 MP.
Does the uncompressed RAW fix this?
BarnET what are you babbling about?
10x8 print? You need a P&S.
PVCdroid: I'm "decent camera that meets my needs" through and through. So far, that's been Canon, Nikon and Pentax.
BarnET: 100 MPs isn't enough but I drew my line at 50 MPs so why compromise when I have two cameras already with this capacity? I'm not buying the Sony because I really want one. I want the Zeiss Batis lenses.
adengappasami: come back when you can compose a cogent response.
h2k: Great story. Interesting background info you won't find easily elsewhere. Also nice and clearly illustrated.
I was banned temporarily by the Sony mod for not taking guff from a rabid Sony fanboi who defended this lossy junk and took to calling me names. I hope this serves as a good helping of humble pie to all Sony fanbois.
If Sony Execs are listening (to potential future customers), increase the freaking resolution. Get an A7r III to market quickly. This would be the last improvement needed to bring me in.
Rick Knepper: June 19th will still count as Spring 2016.
Being the owner of a 645z and a 5DsR, I hope that Pentax has decided that a minimum of 50 MPs is the way to go, with a facility to shoot at lower resolutions (via cropping and/or by lower resolution full size images). Maybe this is the earliest Sony will sell Pentax a 50 MP version of their current FF sensor.
Mr. Tharp, since I am writing at a 6th grade level, there should have been no reason for you to misunderstand the statement.
June 19th will still count as Spring 2016.
The Davinator: My goodness....what will some Canon users complain about now? Good news though. I wonder if DPR had somehand in Sony making this change.
I have nothing to complain about when the camera I own throttles the A7r II:
ttran88: Canon has DR starving sensors. Nikon has service advisories.Fujifilm has little MP sensors.Olympus and Panny has small sensors.Samsung has dish washers and fridges.Pentax has screw drive lenses.Sony had lossy Raw.
It's not fair game anymore Sony. Bring back lossy Raw.
"It's not fair game anymore Sony. Bring back lossy Raw." Not to worry. This IS Sony. They'll find a way to screw up uncompressed RAW.
ttran88: I have to congratulate DPR's recent article and effort to get Sony to respond to their RAW files. Thank you!!!
Congratulate the competitors' fanboys who pounded the issue every day and may have shamed DPR into running the tests before crowning the A7r II the best camera of the century. Now, if Sony can increase the MPs with a FW update, I'm in, but only because I want a Batis.
Daryl Cheshire: Regarding focussing screens, I have the matt screen for the 5D mk II for use with the 50mm f/1.2L - works well
Weird since the brands still provide MF switches on the lenses.
Looking forward to the sample images (pssst: hurry). :)
I just sold my M3, EVF, 11-22, hood & adapter purchased through Amazon Japan last Spring. IQ was actually okay. I simply couldn't hold that tiny bastid in my big clumsy man hands without accidentally pressing buttons that changed settings willy nilly.
SmilerGrogan: Dear DP Staff
The 23rd rule of journalism is "Don't make your readers do the math. Your job is to do it for them"Giving measurements like .72 ft is pretentious, useless, and annoying. The correct form would be to say "slightly over 8 1/2 inches" or "8.7 inches."
I don't think Rule 23 is DPR's worst violation when it comes to Sony products.
Conclusion: wait for the A7r III. There'll be one out in 6 months.