Zvonimir Tosic: Magazines like Communication Arts are full of stuff like this, and call this photography, but I don't agree with it.
This is actually digital illustration work, but done through elements of photography. So this is not photography per se.
It is staged, and unreal. Same as life in the movie set is not real life of a person, but staged. And we don't call movies real life.
Photography, likewise, is supposed to memorise elements of reality, or, the truth. And even then, when going through a mountain of negatives that showed truth, photographers would look at all of them to pick one where all nuances of truth were the most obvious and overwhelming.
I don't care much for your rules. Photographers can do what ever they bloody want with their images…of course we have the right to comment ; )
Fantastic! I loved seeing these images.
Please do more of these videos! I don't care what camera or brand is used because I like seeing professionals at work, great locations and very nice photos. I happen to have an A6000 but if this was a video done with a Canon EOS M…I would still watch it….also enjoy reading all the beearches moaning and whinging below. First world problems peeps!
Boss of Sony: Sony a7000 coming soon. Can't wait. It will be the camera to get.
I'm interested in the A7000 too…but what has it got to do with this camera release? Very different beasts.
straylightrun: I don't understand why the retro like has spilled over into their mainstream entry camera line. That's kind of Fujis thing. They also already have the GM5 for that. They should have stuck with the modern look of the rest of the GF line.
I'm no retro design fan (I think its pretty lazy design) but this camera is quite sleek and 'cute'. Perfect scale for the M43 system I think.
AngryCorgi: This selfie nonsense is getting out of control. First off, people don't act the same way with legitimate cameras like they do with idiotic cell phones. Second, the average consumer of these products is NOT a 13 year old girl.
Camera industry: knock it off! Your market analysis is lying to you!
Is it selfie stick compatible?
mathlawguy: A new low in DPreview sample photos?
Really…why even bother to type this? Took time out of you busy schedule of pulling wings off flies?
I like this shot alot
ZeneticX: GREAT. Now how about some aps-c lenses ? sony could show some love for a6000 after the popularity it gained last year
Yes, agree. I was thinking about moving to the A7ii from my A6000 but it seems Sony wants the A7 series to be at a higher price point for "serious" amatures who want fast (thus larger) lenses. I hope Sony make more reasonable and compact lenses for APSC. They should not ignore their bread and butter sales!
Fantastic! I have been following his work all year. Goes to show what you can do with a very affordable system camera. I'm a Sony user so this was part of the reason I started following his work but the end results are not about the brand or model of camera.
AussieBarb: What about including the Ricoh GR in this line-up? You rated it highly.
Love my Ricoh GR. A fantastic camera but not a zoom and not released this year sooooo? Some how if it was not released very recently it does not exist. Gotta keep them comsuming.
HeyItsJoel: Bye bye, Olympus Micro Four-Thirds...
Yes m43's have the size advantage...both are very different (and great) cameras for different market segments.
Horshack: Looks pretty nice to me. A tinge of luxury but without a hint of gaudiness.
like a gold plated stretch Hummer?
Can it get any uglier?…oh yes there is the 24k gold edition
Mirrorless Crusader: These photos look like they were taken by a 7-year-old.
Well give that 7 year old a medal. I think most of these shots are wonderful.
Aroart: Hands down the best bang for the buck.
wow race won…everyone else pack up and go home? I like some Micro Four Thirds cameras very much and nearly bought one recently…but I could not justify the price point. Bought an A6000 instead. In my small world the Sony won that race by a fair margin. You of course seem to be speaking for everyone. Between the A5100 and A6000 I think the A6000 is much better value.
jonrobertp: Phones as photography....let's be serious.
Thats the problem with DSLRs…maybe they are too serious and need to lighten up a bit.
wow amazing light.
rodderslw: What a bargin! Just image quality alone those studio shots look great compared to their direct competition and beyond. Do they use the kit lens for the studio comparison? I have had this camera for about 6 weeks now and am very happy with it. Great to hold and shoot with and with the SEL35f18 prime it shines. Also great to use with my old Minolta 50mm f1.4 and other legacy lenses.
Awesome, thanks for the info.
What a bargin! Just image quality alone those studio shots look great compared to their direct competition and beyond. Do they use the kit lens for the studio comparison? I have had this camera for about 6 weeks now and am very happy with it. Great to hold and shoot with and with the SEL35f18 prime it shines. Also great to use with my old Minolta 50mm f1.4 and other legacy lenses.