IZO100: This review before the Canon 70D ? Why ?
What is the market share of this toy again ??
@RichRMA: After all these years, DSLRs STILL outsell MILCs by a ratio of 4:1. Market share for MILCs has remained stagnant in the last few years.
Wow, it's been a long while since DPReview reviews a camera so soon after launch. The last time this happened was during the Canon 350D-400D era. :)
The colors are fantastic!
Mirrorless Crusader: You could get the RX10 for $100 less than the D5300 + 18-140mm, and you get a better lens, faster aperture, better wide angle, smaller size, and a superior viewfinder.
EVF superior? That's subjective. I used one for a year and dumped it.
RX10 weighs 810g with no flexibility to change lens.
RX10 has a smaller and thus inferior sensor.
Donnie G: Innovation or desperation? Sony would like to turn a profit within their camera division. In order to do that they need strong sales at the mid to high end portion of the market, but, so far, nothing they've tried has worked. Can the A7 and A7R get the job done? While neither of these new Sony cameras would get me to switch from my current system, they are still technologically interesting since they seem to offer practically everything that's on the mirrorless ILC enthusiast's wish list, and at a reasonable price too. Based on that, these cameras should be a huge sales success for Sony that would finally allow them to break into the mid to high end of the market in a big way for the first time. Now lets see how many mirrorless ILC enthusiasts actually vote for these new cameras with their wallets. Good luck Sony!
@Underdog: It's all about EVF vs OVF, focus tracking and battery life. So far, the IQ and performance of APS-C mirrorless cameras are not sufficient to coax a change in the interchangeable lens camera market.
Richard Murdey: Public service announcement.
Lens design changes with image circle and and minimum clearances, and even with tangential things like how fast you want the autofocus to be.
Lenses for the Sony A7 cameras are going to be bigger than the NEX E-mount lenses, but not always as big as the dSLR A-mount versions. There are modern tricks like collapsible zooms, and in-camera distortion correction, which can be used to get the lens volume down.
For 35-50mm prime lenses, and possibly wide angle primes as well, the whole package should balance pretty well. Once you get into the telephoto range, however... well, Sony has a grip you can bolt on, but the size advantage over a dSLR is largely moot by this point.
Yes, I looked at the weights of the 35 to 70 mm zooms/primes, and they are indeed relatively light. However, their 70-200 f/4 OSS and 70-200 f/2.8 zooms are not any lighter than the Canikon counterparts.
Like it or not, these cameras are going to make a huge impact. :)
Northgrove: I can't believe they did it. I mean coupling a 8x lens with a 1" sensor. I thought the lens would get too large, but this is a technological marvel and pretty awesome. Sony shows their skills in compactification once again.
Sure, it'll be expensive for a compact, but it'll also be the best compact superzoom that currently exists and will exist for some time.
Compact? 813g for a compact camera? Gimme a break
Weighs 813g and costs US$1300?
No thanks, Sony.
wetsleet: Once a camera gets to this size, and the lenses too, is there much of a size or weight benefit left over FF DSLR? That is, once you stick a pro lens on the front, will you notice the weight saving of mirror and box? And if not, are there any other advantages of mirrorless over mirror to recompense the loss of the optical viewfinder? Speed maybe? Reaction time? I'm just thinking out loud...
@Mel: After 1 year of extensive usage with the OMD EM5, I've concluded EVF is truly rubbish. They can neither reproduce the same light intensity nor colors as OVF. Looking at an EVF is like staring at a mini-TV; EVF is suitable for videography work but a poor tool for photographers. I have sold my OMD, plunged back into the world of DSLRs and will never touch an EVF camera again for the next 5 years. Here's hoping a breakthrough in EVF technology surfaces within the next 5 years.
Looks like Nikon is getting desperate...
This is amazing. Lighting, composition and pose are all perfect. Kudos to the photographer!
From the preview:
"The point here is that the D610 will offer all that made the D600 excellent, plus a few nice improvements, and hopefully less oil."
Less oil? Shouldn't it be NO oil? ;)
photo nuts: DPR: I see MANY previews, but hardly any review. What's happening?
@Barney: I am not asking specifically about this preview. I am talking about ALL the previews that have been floating around since the beginning of the year. Many of those cameras are already on the shelf, so there's no excuse about availability. If DPR is not impressed by those cameras, they can easily add a note explaining their gripes or concerns and why they have chosen not to review those cameras.
DPR: I see MANY previews, but hardly any review. What's happening?
Well done! I like this a lot!
Very unusual photo. Really stands up among all the entries. Well deserved win!
Amazing. I LOVE this photo!
Composition and colors are fantastic!