BCSeah: can we hv one thats non TTL? just auto? i m using Fuji n like Metz's product.
nerd2: Why they are still making long-flange (mirrored) version of their camera instead of going full mirrorless?
Well lens rentals has the 18-35mm f/1.8 in stock and this forum member in the US posted a little while ago using it on his A77ii: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54141956
Just a Photographer: None of the images shown in the example require 79 AF Points nor 12 fps.
If DPReview was serious with their real world samples. Wht didn't they go to a football match, motorsports or shoot birds in flight?
You might also consider trying it set to AF-A with DMF enabled (change "AF-A setup" in the menu). I think a lot of current A77 users frequently use this because you get focus peaking with AF as opposed to just for manual focus.
Maybe try it with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 or Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 It's not the same, but it's closer.
ottonis: I find it funny that some people actually compare the A7s with professional grade cameras such as D4s or 1Dx and then conclude that "A7s sucks".
The point is: Sony never positioned the A7s against D4s or 1Dx. Sony positioned the A7s as a special FF interchangable lens camera, capable of super high quality video under low-light conditions. The A7s is optimized for video (Sony needs some beating here for implementing 4k video only as an external option).The A7s is apparently neither optimized for landscapes stills (12 MP of resolution being a limitation here) nor for sports /action stills shooting (low fps and probably same AF as in the A7r).Many of us have seen (or wanted to see) the A7s as the ultimate low-light monster for stills photography, and while it certainly can catch up with the best of the best in low-light performance, it is still NOT a camera really optimized for stills photography.
While it may not be great for action shooting, I can see excellent potential for it with street photography where you may only want to work with natural light, day or night.
pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..
The US price is 950 USD (about 700 Euros) so it's about $440 more in europe...
Kane1972: The thing that seems to get missed on any Sony SLT camera is the fact it had TRUE Live View, which is something Canikon cannot say. In other words, what one sees in the EVF is the image they end up with. No more checking your shot, adjusting the settings and taking another, just adjust first and then shoot!
Also focus peaking. Has this been improved at all? Not sure it needs to be any better, but more colour options would be nice. This feature is invaluable to manual lens shooters.
With setting effects turned off you basically get the view you'd have with an OVF.
steve_hoge: OK, are any shooters out there really using Memory Stick media? I wonder if they'd have had room for GPS hardware if they'd left out the MS slot...
The card slot is SD or memory stick, so just one slot.
Banhmi: I'm pretty irked that they reduced features from the original a77.
Specifically, I actually really LIKE GPS now, even though I originally thought it was pointless.
I believe they basically switched out GPS for wi-fi/nfc. I can see how some will miss gps, but I'd rather have nfc.
awaldram: Whats with dropping the minolta flash mount.
Hardly mentioned but seems to biggest 'News' in this camera obsoleting all Sony flashes.
Does the ISO hot shoe support any kind of TTL as it looks like single pin , so is there data fed over it to support TTL
Come on Dpreview inquiring minds want to know.!
AF hold and fps/af priory are old hat being on previous cameras at this level , You've even reviewed one recently (k3) it's not new and you should be reporting it as expected/required rather than new tech.
The new hot shoe was introduced with the A99 and is also on the A58. It's also the shoe that is on the latest E-mount bodies, and high end cybershots like the RX1, RX10, and RX100.
There are currently 3 flashes available for the new shoe: 20M, 43M, and 60M. The older flashes can be used with an adapter which I believe was included with the A99.
Zoron: This camera has all the the 3 things i wanted in my next camera that my D300 doesn't have.....1. IBIS 2. Articulated Screen 3. Movie capture......and still having built-in flash. I realize what Sony lacking is the software side especially noise reduction....way behind nikon...so let's see if it is better this time.
Well the current A77 has a strong build, so imagine that will be a plus for you as well.
Claudio NC: The most NEW, attractive feature is ... are the 3 slots dedicated to the custom white balance!
Do you mean the memory recall slots?
Galbertson: John, realize this idea a little neanderthal, but on my 4X5 view camera have small bubble level , self stick strip. Always viewed from outside, no need to access. It something i automatically would add to A6000 if i purchased. Nice camera. Im also contemplating A7.
Is it possibly a downloadable app?
ryansholl: I have no intentions of every buying a 4k TV, if I'm given the choice, anyway. I feel like we've definitely reached the point of overkill.
I am excited to see what this puts out at 1080p. A compact low light machine that can finally lay down some incredible 1080p video would be more than welcome.
4K seems like a niche product now, but in the future it'll be just as common as 1080 HD TVs are now. From a couple other videos I watched, it seems like it's 1080 output is outstanding.
Was anyone else expecting them to say that "This Otus is half-priced"? :)
Robert Garcia NYC: hmm, no image stabilization?
Sony does use IBIS... Of course that's A-Mount....
@the DPR reviewer: If the fn menu works similar to the ones in the SLTs... Normally you bring up the fn menu, use the back 4-way controller to move to what you want to change (like AF area), and then you can use the front wheel to scroll through the options. Whatever you rest on would be selected without having to confirm. I don't know if it's supposed to work the same on the A7/R, but it's one of the features of the fn menu that people often don't know about on SLTs. Since you talked about it a bit I thought it would be worth noting whether or not that was the case.
lazy lightning: Yes, every six months we will come out with a new camera with a different lens mount and one or two primes with the promise of more to come!
they've only come out with one other mount since they started in 2006... The e-mount was three years ago, and no new mounts on the horizon...
AbrasiveReducer: I think the concept is good and maybe it's just the appearance but when I look at these I think this is version #1. Before long, we'll look back and say, remember when people were lining up to buy those boxy, first generation, Sonys? Just a hunch but I think that v.2 of these Sonys will be a lot more refined.
I think the design was meant to give a nod to the design of some of the old Minolta rangefinders...
Sgt_Strider: I'm confused here. In the specifications page, DPR shows that it supports a wire remote and yet Jeff Keller wrote "as mentioned earlier, the A7s do not support a wired shutter release of any kind."
What's the truth?
I might have to re-read it again, but I'm pretty sure it said wireless remote. But you should also be able to use a smart phone as a remote with NFC. Maybe being able to use a wired remote would be nice, but that would add another port and hardware internally for something that you have 2 other options to use.