GaryJP: Not everyone's priority, but if the overheating reports for video shooting are true this camera has just been ruled out for me completely. It was otherwise going to be my next camera.
There is also Samsung NX1, apsc sensor, for 4K.
RadPhoto: So, you do have D810? I am still waiting for the review :-)
I would consider buying Sony's A7RII but it's too damn expensive for me. In Canada it's more than $$4000 for a body only! And since I a don't have any glass for it (I am Nikon and Fuji shooter) I need to spend another $3000-4000. Hmmm. I will wait a bit. As Sony's prices drop fast.
I got the A7 new a bit over 1 year later (when the A7ii came out) at half the intro price. So yeah, Sony price does drop like other brands. Just wait for the next model to come out before you buy.
Polacofede: "with 399 focal plane phase-detect pixels" sorry for my ignorance but is really necessary that kind of thing? i mean wouldn't you end up getting focus on something that wasn't intended letting free the camera to focus were it wants?
I will be even cooler if one can use touch focus on those 399 points. Maybe A7R3.
DavidsfotosDotCom: If this camera is so good why did it get Zero 0 EISA awards for 2015?
Probably because they didn't pay. A7RII clearly deserves an award, along with Samsung NX1. Both are breakthroughs in the mirrorless category.
ChuckTa: I found it very strange that DPR use A7S (1 stop DR lower than A7R) for DR comparison instead of A7R. It almost looks like DPR is trying hard to show that there is a large improvement of DR for the A7RII. Could you please compare it to the A7II or A7R instead which has a higher DR (base on DXO). Thanks.
Well, if you don't want people to second guess the reason, you should compare it to the model that has been upgraded, logical? From link, I see the older A7R actually has a touch better DR in the low ISOs where it matters for landscape, else above iso640 the newer A7R2 has advantage. But my ref is DXO where A7s has 13.2 while A7R is 14.1. So you know why I think that.
I hope DPR can do eye focus test on a person with no makeup on the eyes. I think the really dark eye makeup will make the focus easy. Also, maybe some comment on how much better eye focus is vs face detect which is now very common.
Torsten Hoff: Regarding image #13 and Eye AF:
>> Eye AF will be a boon to photojournalistic photography styles, nailing shots like this with one button press (35mm | F2 | ISO 3200 equivalent)
I don't see how Eye AF would have nailed that shot unless focusing happened while the subject was still looking at the camera. Did Sony become the first company to implement Eyelid AF?
I think the reason eye focus worked in those shot is because the model has very heavy mascara and eye makeup. I hope DPR will test the limitation of the eye focus.
ChuckTa: I wish the test would show us a series of image instead of just one in focus photo. This would give us a better idea of how accurate the focus is. Obviously, a comparison between the A7R or A6000 or even a DLSR would give us a glimpse of how far the A7R2 has reached.
Thanks. For starters, can you tell us how many in focus and out of focus shots for the studio test of the jumping man. And what focus was used to get those shots. Thanks.
I found it very strange that DPR use A7S (1 stop DR lower than A7R) for DR comparison instead of A7R. It almost looks like DPR is trying hard to show that there is a large improvement of DR for the A7RII. Could you please compare it to the A7II or A7R instead which has a higher DR (base on DXO). Thanks.
I wish the test would show us a series of image instead of just one in focus photo. This would give us a better idea of how accurate the focus is. Obviously, a comparison between the A7R or A6000 or even a DLSR would give us a glimpse of how far the A7R2 has reached.
ChuckTa: After playing with Capture One 8 pro for a couple of weeks. I can't really say it is better than LR5. In fact, sometimes I found LR5 actually shows better details. Each software renders a bit differently and to me, and its hard for me to say which is really better.
I see what I see and I have use it which Sony, Fuji, and Samsung raw. The "improvement", actually I would rather call it the difference is not enough for me to change.
Don Sata: There is no way the cover photo (sun through forest sky) could have been achieved in a single shot with another sensor than a Sony, the wide DR allows to preserve highlights and recover decent shadows.
Well, there is the Nikon D7200 which at 14.6 has a higher dynamic range than even the Sony A7R. Rumor to be a Toshiba sensor. Even the Samsung apsc sensor has a DR of 13.2, good enough for that type of image.
The Canon ultrawide lens doesn't seem to work too well with the Sony sensor. Maybe need some strong lens correction profile.
I think that is one of the better real world image that I have seem from DPR. Well done.Oh, sharp lens too.
After playing with Capture One 8 pro for a couple of weeks. I can't really say it is better than LR5. In fact, sometimes I found LR5 actually shows better details. Each software renders a bit differently and to me, and its hard for me to say which is really better.
Samuel Dilworth: It would be interesting if DPReview would spend a few words explaining WHY the GX8 is so big compared to the GX7, despite the removal of the flash (itself not a problem for me), etc. Maybe Panasonic USA can help.
The GX7 is itself hardly tiny. Is the GX8 bigger chiefly because some people want bigger cameras, or is it bigger for technical reasons that can’t be easily circumvented? Clearly the viewfinder is bigger, but that doesn’t account for much.
It is what it is and I don’t write off the camera, but it sure is beefier than I expected.
They really should make a bigger sensor to go with the bigger body.
AngryCorgi: If this level of AF quality makes it to the APS-C cameras soon, there is some hope that a metabones speedbooster equipped Sony could finally AF with real-world competence.
It exists already, the Samsung NX1/NX500 phase detect has over 90% coverage of sensor. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/samsung-nx1/3It would be interesting to see if NX1 or A7Rii has a faster focus.
watson076: Sony really is churning out impressive cameras. I myself tried the a6000 and really liked it except one very important area: image quality. No matter how hard I tried I really couldn't get good pictures out of this camera. Maybe it was user error.
Its probably the kit lens. Try a prime lens. Also prepare to shoot raw to tweak the color.
ijustloveshooting: i dont think canikon has to worry about these mirrorless cameras, as long as these system have half of the glass that caninkon have...There're many glasses on Canikon camp that each of them is the reason to stay with...photo can not be taken only with sensor....
Sony Zeiss prime are nice, but which FE zoom is good? Its the reason I only use MF lens on my A7. I am still waiting for Sony to put out some reasonably price quality zoom.
I hope Samsung also add this firmware upgrade to the NX500 before DPR review it.