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mpgxsvcd

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On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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nimrod1212: From the video perspective: Why cripple a camera of this spec with the crappy XAVC-S codec? Should at least be XAVC long GOP, with 4:2:2 10-bit and higher bit rate options. Agh!

"From the video perspective: Why cripple a camera of this spec with the crappy XAVC-S codec? Should at least be XAVC long GOP, with 4:2:2 10-bit and higher bit rate options. Agh!"

You are right, since every other camera on the market today has those specs, right?

..........Oh wait a minute. Almost no cameras today have those specs and the ones that do are a whole lot more expensive than any of us would ever dream about spending.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1063 comments in total)

I am confident that Nikon can figure out a way to make a DSLR in the future that rivals this camera at least in stills performance. I have no confidence whatsoever than Canon can do the same.

It almost seems like Canon thought the 5D MKII was the “end all be all” and so they stopped trying to make a camera that was exceptionally better than it. Sony is happy to pick up where they left off back in 2008.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:38 UTC as 111th comment | 22 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1063 comments in total)
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Horshack: It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. :)

"Exactly. If it can subject track with Canon lenses, it might be the only body available that can do so, well. ;)"

That is really sad if a Sony camera can focus better with a Canon lens than a Canon camera can with that very same Canon lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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Eleson: I'll take the XC10 instead ...

Said no one ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:03 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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Steven Blackwood: But that $3200 price tag, That's $900 more than the current model.

And they added about $10,000 worth of features by Canon's calculations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)

Sony just added several hundred lenses to their lineup and they all have Canon written on them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:55 UTC as 241st comment | 4 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1063 comments in total)

“One of the most impressive features of the a7R II is its autofocus system. 399 phase-detection AF points cover 45% of the frame, which means over 60% coverage in either horizontal or vertical directions in the frame. That gives it more coverage than any full-frame camera out there. And we're told that PDAF will work even with third-party lenses via existing adapters. This is potentially a huge deal - especially for Canon users. “

This should absolutely terrify Canon. I wouldn’t be surprised if they figure out a way to stop this from happening. Maybe a firmware update to prevent their lenses from working with other manufacturer’s bodies. They could hide it under the guise that it improves auto focus speed with their own cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:48 UTC as 225th comment | 11 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1063 comments in total)
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PazinBoise: I wager that this will become for Sony with the 5DII was for Canon. This should get many pros/amateurs who were on the fence to jump thanks to fairly complete feature set.

The next iteration (A7R3?) will then be the real jewel for Sony much like the the 5DIII was for Canon. I imagine when that camera comes out we will see AF on par with DSLRs and all the new feature they have added now will be refined.

The 5DMKII was great but the 5DIII was no jewel. More like a lump of coal.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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sunjester: Sony is swinging for the fence. Well done!

No, they didn't even need to swing. Nikon hit them with the pitch, Olympus took a "No Show", Hasselblad committed too many errors, and Canon just simply "Balked in the winning run".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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busdriverstu: Does it say anything about dual-card slots? --- Shooting weddings/events - that has become a big 'must-have' for me.

Just curious. Do you need dual slots for reliability, or to use cards with different speeds, or both?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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Henry Curric: I am really, really hoping this USB2 spec is a misprint/error. This makes no sense at all.

Sony, you've struck a great deal with Phase One to include C1 with your cameras. This is pro tethering software - please don't cripple this camera with USB 2 tethering speeds.

Can you explain how USB 3.0 would be used? I haven’t plugged my camera directly into a computer in about 5 years. Why is plugging in the cord better than plugging in the memory card to the computer? Also can’t you use wifi for tethering?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:40 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I wonder if Dpreview is going to label this camera the “Ultimate Convergence camera” now? It has everything you could possibly want in a hybrid stills/video camera. It has 4K. It has great image stabilization for ANY lens you put on it. It has all the resolution we need for both stills and video. It has great AF even during burst images. It has a super small discreet body.

I can’t imagine buying any other camera for hybrid/convergence use. Hopefully, we will see a ton of interviews and opinion pieces about this camera like we did with that Canon camera. I want to know more about the video specs, the AF system during video, the IS with non-native lenses, and what resolutions the high speed video are at. A good interview with a Sony rep would help answer those questions.

It doesn’t have the “OLD Video ergonomics”. However, it is actually very easy to shoot video with this style of camera if it has 4.5 stop IBIS in it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:37 UTC
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cgarrard: DELICIOUS- RX10 II.

Oh boy.

At this point I'm wondering if Canons Semi-Conductor division can even catch up. Doesn't look likely. Sony is pulling really far ahead of competition, all of it.

This camera doesn't need any other lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:33 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)

This is a great camera but it still has competition from the Panasonic LX100. Both are so far ahead of the other competition that is just isn't even funny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:28 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)

I am going to just go ahead and call it now. Gold award for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:25 UTC as 281st comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)

I wonder if Dpreview is going to label this camera the “Ultimate Convergence camera” now? It has everything you could possibly want in a hybrid stills/video camera. It has 4K. It has great image stabilization for ANY lens you put on it. It has all the resolution we need for both stills and video. It has great AF even during burst images. It has a super small discreet body.

I can’t imagine buying any other camera for hybrid/convergence use. Hopefully, we will see a ton of interviews and opinion pieces about this camera like we did with that Canon camera. I want to know more about the video specs, the AF system during video, the IS with non-native lenses, and what resolutions the high speed video are at. A good interview with a Sony rep would help answer those questions.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 285th comment | 3 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)

What is crazy is that Sony has put a better video camera and a better stills camera into one body than anything that Canon sells in separate bodies for twice as much or more. Canon better rethink their whole strategy.

They may be shipping more cameras than anyone else but they aren’t gaining market share and their cameras are starting to pileup on shelves at stores. I was in Costco today and they had a giant pallet of T6i cameras marked “RMA”. One guess on what that means.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:03 UTC as 306th comment | 4 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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Walter Rowe: Curious that such an impressive capture system doesn't provide USB3 connectivity to download to your computer.

@Sam

Isn't that what wireless is for?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)

This camera is terrible. Don’t buy it. It will just encourage Sony to make more products like it. Oh wait that is actually a good thing. Carry on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 313th comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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Walter Rowe: Curious that such an impressive capture system doesn't provide USB3 connectivity to download to your computer.

"Then why provide a USB interface at all?"

Probably for firmware updates. Not sure if those are done via the memory card with Sony or not.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:50 UTC
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