A flipscreen would have made it more useful, and more of an update.
Not a single macro?
Re-use of the G1x sensor.
Really nice camera... but 5 years too late. And over the top. I could'nt take this on the street without getting mugged.
Want retro? Make it smaller, simpler. I would like to see a FM.DX or even better a FG clone. No need for AF, seriously. Just give it a big bright F3-class viewfinder.
How about that... A truly manual digital camera with F-mount :p
Nothing new. ALL darkroom work was manipulation of some sort. Time in the bath as the simplest example.
vFunct: Has anyone ever seen a professional photographer at a press event use anything BESIDES a Nikon or Canon?
All other manufacturers are a JOKE compared to these kings.
Mirrorless camera's are even WORSE than jokes.
There are absolutely ZERO Photojournalists in this world that use a mirror less camera. They are completely useless!
The only people that use mirror less cameras are measurebators! HAHA!
Really kiddos, stop playing with your mirror less camera and get a grown up camera like a Nikon.
Seriously, has anyone actually ever seen a photographer at a press event that uses anything besides a Nikon or Canon?
Of the 150 photographers at Fashion Week or a Sporting Event, I noticed that ALL used Nikon or Canon. HAHA!
All the other cameras must be used by girly weaklings.
But are press photographers photographers? I was one for a year and a half. I quit because there was nothing photography about it - just stress and lugging heavy gear around that did it all on auto. High fps, superb AF, mega-long battery life and enough pixels to crop heavily. That's all that was needed.
"Photography".. is something else. That's why retro is cool. But this new camera is a mashup. Not retro enough, not light enough. It's like trying to make a "pro retro". Still... I want one :)
I am sure both the 7r and the 7 are fantastic cameras, but I'll wait until some other site provides "samples" before I start pepping.
wootpile: Should be the same sensor as in Nikon p7700 but these samples suck. Not a single crisp image.. Let's hope it is just another a case of Dpreview manhandling. (why post pre-samples taken without sample-value content?)
I like the styling Oly is using - angluar and tight.
If the IQ is better than the sucky samples seen, I can see this one being a very good macro machine for bugs
well, there's your answer - you're experiencing them as sharp because you are looking at them in reduced format and not their real format. Expand them to 100%
photofan1986: If IQ was on par with XZ-2, it would be nice, but from the samples here it does not come close. I wonder why the images are so soft.
I agree. It has to be the same sensor as in the xz-2 and the P7800. Samples are not worthy of posting imho
Should be the same sensor as in Nikon p7700 but these samples suck. Not a single crisp image.. Let's hope it is just another a case of Dpreview manhandling. (why post pre-samples taken without sample-value content?)
Is this the ultimate macro machine?
webrunner5: Putting any other lens but the 20 1.7 on this will seem silly. But I would like to see a picture of it with the 20.
Thanks Anfy. Looks awesome!
Just saw the "picture-in-picture" ref for manual focusing. If this works the same way it used to on cheap film cameras it will be awesome. Easiest way to set focus by far.
So is the spec correct? Double image that merges on the focusplane?
I like it. Put a 20 on it and you have your classic go everywhere minicamera - think rollei 35, minox, olympus trip, etc (the golden film days) - all of comparable size.
This one + a 20 fits in the pocket - just like those did (every "photographer" should have at least one serious pocket). Needless to say, the image quality of the current MFT's is vastly better than any film ever taken with those small cams (please don't say no, unless you have actually shot with them).
Shi Yali: First full size samples on Japanese Sony web site
freedomlover.. get real.she is wearing a yellow sweater which is also bouncing back from the reflector.. what did you expect?
wootpile: fantastic camera from Sony, well done. Just wish they would adopt the side-mounted swivel screens that offer much more versatility - for example Nikon 5200
Stu-5 I disagree - they take up about the same amount of space when you start measuring, the latticework that holds current flip-only screens takes as much volume as the swiveljoint.
THE BIG BOON for the full swivel-joint is being able to flip the screen backwards when you store it, thereby protecting the screen while carrying it.
The nx-20 is a good example of using a swivel screen that takes no extra space compared to the current simpler flipstyle
Canon 70d another example of seamless integrationhttp://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-70d/images/top.jpg
Nikon d5200 another onehttp://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d5200/Images/Inhand-Td.jpg
VaLeX: come on, guys, not a single photo with that articulated screen tilted?How does it tilt? At what angles? How sturdy is the articulation?
I don't get why not more cameras are being designed with the fully articulating screens, like those found in every videocam, nikon 5200, fz200, nx-20, etc
fantastic camera from Sony, well done. Just wish they would adopt the side-mounted swivel screens that offer much more versatility - for example Nikon 5200
wootpile: good samples, shows the limitations of the lens, perhaps the format
Ridiculously expensive camera! same pricepoint as a Fuji kit!
It's the kit, the price and the package that counts. A Fuji kit in the same pricepoint offers a better sensor (try to debate that) and a better kit lens. I think the GX7 seems like a nice camera (even though it weighs as much as a dslr..) but THE PRICE IS COCOLOCO
good samples, shows the limitations of the lens, perhaps the format
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