Great camera, still poor native lenses .
Ridethelight: Why does anyone need such a massive zoom in this type of camera ? When I take photos, I like to be in the near vicinity of the subject, I'm seriously intrigued to what these super zooms are supposed to be for .Tiny sensor and a slow zoom in 2016 is actually depressing .
Not with a small sensor super zoom no .
Dopey , what a bizarre response, are you a school child or something .
Why does anyone need such a massive zoom in this type of camera ? When I take photos, I like to be in the near vicinity of the subject, I'm seriously intrigued to what these super zooms are supposed to be for .Tiny sensor and a slow zoom in 2016 is actually depressing .
dynaxx: Strange to highlight the battery life differences ( which is easily overcome ) when size/weight and cost are the crucial areas where there is no convergence.
The smallest full-frame DSLR ( Nikon DF, I think ) weighs 760 grams and the cheapest (D610 or 6D ) is around £1800. The A7(R) weighs 465 grams, with similar difference in lens sizes/weights, and costs just over £800.
If you want a reasonably priced camera with a decent sensor size ( equivalent to the 35mm film cameras light sensitive area that we all had in the days of film ) that fits nicely into your hand ( as our film cameras did ) then mirrorlessness has made this possible.
The 610 and 6 D do not cost £1800 pounds , and where can you get a A7 R for that cheap ? Complete exaggeration
Notice it has a selfie screen, instead of freaky wide angle shots where my ears look about 30 inches behind my nose, I can now do 600 mm selfies with super compressed facial features.Anyone know where I can source a 25ft selfie stick here in the UK ?
Love the GR , but no viewfinder and zoom .
Not sure why the haters are commenting on the pictures, all these camera's are giving very good results , just pick the tool that works for you and move on,if the 5N works for you for a lot less money,then good luck .
Mike99999: I don't understand why everyone is raving about this lens. Judging from the sample pictures the rendering is awful. I *strongly* prefer the images I'm seeing from the Panasonic 20/1.7, the underrated Olympus 17/1.8 and from the new Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8.
Seems like a repeat of the highly overrated Fuji 35/1.4 which is basically a rebadged Sigma 30/1.4 which nobody wants to admit. Behind the scenes Sigma is an OEM for many major brands, and Fuji is definitely one of them.
LOL perhaps it the fault of the Fuji lens that the bearded guy is not smiling as well,prehaps a micro 4/3 lens may have raised a smile or a laugh even ?
So the Canon don't like's include no hotshoe and the LF1 don't likes include a poor viewfinder even if the others have NO viewfinder.Clutching at straws spring to mind here when it comes to the dislike section.
The Nikon P7800 samples look a lot better
Can you view the replayed images through the built in viewfinder ?
George Veltchev: Even the little G1 X from Canon showing better image quality in comparison and even better low light performance than this mirrorless Sony ... check the test results for yourself.
Ha Ha call the G1x Ovf and viewfinder ! also the damm camera can't focus any closer then the nearest star system Lol
£1000, excuse while i scoop up my internal organs after my sides split with laughter LOL Nikon
Sad people writting off m4/3 as inadequate for portraits,i suspect the obsession with narrow dof is from folk who lack skill and rely soley on narrow dof .
Pythagoras: with a lens that size, what's the point of using mft?
But the 50-200 lens is not native hence slooow AF,so whats the point in the comparision,why does the D600 need a grip ? and lastly a 300m reach Nikon lens cropped with the higher pixel far superior FF sensor will give the same reach in any case.
There is no point
There are stacks of duplicated slow lenses for canon/Nikon camera's going back years, mirrorless is just a repeat of the last 10yr cyle.If you want to be really serious about DOf ,you will need fixed fast primes or FF .Between panasonic duplicating slow kit lenses and Olympus making overpriced silver lenses without hoods included i have finally lost interest in this m4/3 segment.
Andrew Butterfield: My local Jessops has only cardboard POS material in the window with pictures of cameras on it. Their staff look a mess and hang around outside the shop smoking. They charge as much for a slow 1GB SD card as Amazon do for a fast 16GB card. They won't consider doing deals. If they were a great shop, I'd be sad, but I'm just hoping when they go that we might get a nice coffee shop or a deli where they used to be. Sad for the staff though, even the ones who lounge outside with their shirts untucked smoking fags...
Very unfair summary of Jessops,i have dealt with some very good shops with very helpfull ,friendly staff. Agree they have some weak outlets in towns they should'nt bother with,they should of culled at least half as many shops again in the last couple of yrs.
The British high st has become a sad place,i work all over the country and most high street's look the same ie Greggs,costa coffee,many many mobile phone shops and lately an explosion of betting shops and loan shark shops's.