They only caved after the threat of class action law suits:
What a shame.
Frank_BR: Why are the camera manufacturers complaining now? In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the world sank into recession, but the sales of cameras were peaking. Then the world was becoming poorer but camera manufacturers were making money like never before. Was that fair?
Now that the economies of the USA, Europe and Japan are beginning to recover, the sales of cameras are running out of gas. That old book would describe the situation, saying that fat years are coming to the world, and lean years to the camera manufacturers. Isn't that fair?
Sales has to plateau at some point. Happened to the film era, history should repeat itself. :)
lenseye: The IQ of cameras of the last 2 to 3 years is sufficiently good enough that you don't have to upgrade every year anymore. We're way past the point where each new model improves markedly over the previous models to a point that it becomes a must have.
Why not make the new model introduction cycle longer and pay more attention to debugging and improving the firmware? Improve the lens or reduce the noise further as opposed to cramming in features that no one ever uses.
Better still, make the camera modular. So, folks can choose the type of sensor they want by making a trip to the service center without having to buy a brand new camera.
Is this a sign that DPReview is going to cut down its digital camera content and increase its emphasis on connect.dpreview? :D
Zeisschen: With the a6000 news just prior to this, it's hard to believe both product pictures are made in the same year 2014. Compared to the modern Sony design this camera just looks like a cheap plastic tool from the 90s.
Zeisschen: end of DSLR era? Seriously? What planet do you live in?
You need to wake up and look at the worldwide sales numbers, or perhaps, just the N.American/European sales numbers. After all these years, mirrorless cameras still represent nothing but a niche market and Sony has yet to capture 20% share of the interchangeable lens camera market, a target they set for themselves when they acquired Minolta many years ago.
540g. PZD. VC. Awesome. I'm in... will wait for reviews regarding AF accuracy and optical quality.
Kurt_K: Sony camera review: 1500 commentsBeautiful photography: 25 comments
photo nuts: Fantastic photos. Love them all.
Notice that 5 out of the top 10 entries are taken with the EM5. Just sayin'. :)
Counting error. Should be 4 out of top 10 entries. Anyway, here's the breakdown:
Olympus EM5(4), E3(1), E500(1), E510(1), E520(2)Canon 550D(1), 40D(1), 50D(1), 5D2(1), 5D3(1), 1D4(1)Nikon D800(2), D70(1), D90(2)Panasonic FZ100(1)Sony A350(1), A99(1)Kodak Z915(1)HTC 1Unknown 1
Fantastic photos. Love them all.
Nice!!! She is so fortunate that she gets to enjoy her work.
There are so many superb shots in this challenge!
RuthC: I notice that a considerable number of these critics of the selected photos have NEVER entered any challenges, not participated in any way. Perhaps if they are such crack-shot photographers themselves, then they should show the rest of us mere mortals how it should be done!
Heartwarming. Priceless. Absolutely fantastic. I love them all!!!
Red G8R: Of the three latest mirrorless cameras, EM1, A7/R, and the XT1, the XT1 appeals to me the most and as soon as it's available, I'll be trying it and most likely buying it.
Question: how do you decide the camera appeals to you most when you do not know its specs and have not seen or touched it?
This photo deserves higher placement. Simple and lovely.
Lovely colors. Like this a lot!
A very fine photo. HDR? LOL. Folks who say this is HDR really have no idea what they're talking about.
Gorgeous! Well done.
It's funny that customers need to fork out extra cash for manufacturers' mistakes.