Skipper494: I agree with others, why compare chalk and cheese? Comparing a M4/3 with a FF is absolute nonsense, particularly harping on video when we all know that video cameras take much better video. It would also be nice to see 'professional' standard sample photos, instead of the usual snapshots. For instance, I chose a Fuji S2 Pro long ago after downloading the extra sharp London Bridge shot.
We expect to see the ultimate capabilities of cameras in these reviews, not amateur examples. That an a7S was used to shoot a Chev commercial is hardly a recommendation, an Airbus or even a BMW, maybe.
My Pan M4/3 system is sitting in its bag, waiting for a buyer, but my NEX 7 and Samsung NX20/200 are kept busy.
Absolutely agree with you. Comparing a FF with a Micro-third sensor is like comparing an apple with an orange!
"we're a little worried that it might be another great camera that we just can't love"
We all know dp can't love Sony cameras! It's an open secret, isn't it!!?
Jahled: I'm genuinely scratching my head as to the point of such a small body that will need an external recorder if their Quad HD or Ultra HD is one of the selling points.. am I missing something?
You are missing IQ!
AbrasiveReducer: One thing that bodes well for Sony is that their fan base seems almost as fired up as Nikon (who simply cannot do anything wrong). In a world full of excellent cameras, having customers who take comments about anything less than perfection as vicious slander, this unquestioning loyalty is nice to have.
It's fun to be a Canon fanboy and I understand that!
Did you use the a7/r? Read all the reviews on the Net and read the dpreview one and see how biased it is. The camera is not perfect and no camera does. The shutter noise is worse than even any other Sony cameras, but saying JPEG image quality is worse is a deliberately misleading information IMHO.
It does not cost to be honest and being neutral my friend! :)
@ Shawn Barnett
Did you actually test/shoot the a7/r JPEG? Just wondering! :)
Ha! Ha!! Amused at Dpreview a7/r review! I thought a7/r has the best JPEG image so far by Sony and close to Nikon D800.
The review seems biased and from a fanboy perspective rather a neutral camera reviewer?
Sony Cyber-shot RX1
^^^ the coolest camera of 2012 IMHO.
LOL @ zinedi!!!
Never used an a77 or a99 EVF eh??a99 EVF is stunning - use one then comment.
It will depends on high ISO noise - looks like a great cam for CaNikon to afraid of!!
A fantastic addition indeed. Congrats Sony.
I am waiting for the Nex FF though :)
It's not for you Mr Weir then! :)