DStudio: No one really makes a great 10-24, 10-20, or even 10-22 zoom, do they? Yet this may be the best of the bunch.
The only really good APS-C zooms are the Tokina 11-16 and the Sigma 8-16, but the Tokina has a limited zoom range, and the Sigma has a slow aperture.
And the Sony 10-18 can be used Full Frame from 12mm as well.
PhotoKhan: Gotta love all the insecure comparisons with other cameras in this "Comments" section.
This a UNIQUE (...and, seemingly, excellent) camera.
If you need it, buy one. If not, enjoy your cameras, give it a rest and celebrate the innovation.
said well said well
justmeMN: From a Photozone lens review:
"The Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS broke a couple of records but unfortunately not in the positive sense. Its uncorrected distortion and vignetting figures are nothing short of insane."
There's an auto correction profile built into Lightroom for this lens. No need to download anything, no changing of workflow. Just one click.
mathew crow: Wow there are some cynical jealous haters on this site. It didn't take long to remind me why I hardly ever come on here anymore. You brick wall pixel peeping photogs are something.
That was actually quite a good reply, I'll give you a Like for it.
Sannaborjeson: Dpreview forgot to mention it's shutter sound.I own a7r and the shutter sound is just horrible. Can't believe Sony engineers managed to make it that loud without using gunpowder.
...Sony's own RX1 has a FF sensor and shutter is practically silent.
DVT80111: $1300, same price range as Sony A7, hmm what choice I have to make?
A7 RRP in Singapore is 1999 SGD (= 1568.58 USD) including 7% sales tax, so 1465 USD if you leave the country with it within 30 days.
Until we get a detailed review we won't know exactly how it'll perform/handle, although we probably already have a good idea about image quality. Fuji really have a decent range of autofocus lenses already available for it, so definitely a selling point there.
Rob Sims: Very impressive first preview. Would be interesting to see how fast the AF turns out to be. Up until now, fast-AF in mirrorless has been reserve of m43 (and also Nikon 1-inch sensor system)... so this could be the first assault from APS-C.
I like the Sony I'm currently using, but have been envious of some of the lenses Fuji have released, just not enthused about the camera bodies. That could change with this announcement.
Well picked out, a carefully worded statement made by Fuji. It would be interesting to see if it's close enough to N1 / m43 in speed then they would lose that advantage.
(in the same way that m43 'claims' to be close enough in image quality to FF to make it redundant).
Very impressive first preview. Would be interesting to see how fast the AF turns out to be. Up until now, fast-AF in mirrorless has been reserve of m43 (and also Nikon 1-inch sensor system)... so this could be the first assault from APS-C.
Black Box, you always click Like on your own posts. Is that not a bit weird?
Wenetu: These are awesome images, but she is a professional full time photographer, that sell her work and do seminars:http://500px.com/blog/980/interview-with-elena-shumilova
Interesting read. So she was an architect up until motherhood, and decided to learn photography 18 months ago. Very impressive, I wish I could learn what she has in such a short time!
Stunning images, every one of them... I saw these images about a month ago and shared the link with friends - all of whom loved them.
Some of the negative comments below really shock me. Is DPReview's readership really so full of cynical grumpy people?
completelyrandomstuff: "Never before has there been a full-frame camera this small"
Except Leica M digital series that comes with very small native lenses as well. I agree it's a different beast, but perhaps it's a the smallest autofocus, or smallest non-leica full frame camera yet.
True, although the adaptor is absolutely tiny for RF lenses. I'm using a CV35/1.2 and CV75/1.8... and looking at the adaptor it's about it looks to be about 1cm. Not like the hollow tube I'm having to use for my Nikon f-mount lenses.
Not that I necessarily disagree with points made in this article, but the article does read very negatively - especially considering that this is the cheapest FF camera on the market - the same price as some m43 cameras but with much better image quality (the first important thing...).
I've never taken a JPG photo out of this camera, so perhaps that's why I'm enjoying this camera so much. I'd go as far as to say I'm enjoying this camera even more than when I first got my Nikon D700 five years ago (for almost twice the price), and as a result it's coming everywhere with me (...the other most important thing).
Agreed, slightly misleading statement... surely also some of the old film SLRs were this small. Anyway here's a size comparison between the Sony A7 vs. Leica M9:http://camerasize.com/compare/#213,487
It does look as though the A7 is fractionally smaller in volume, and considerably lighter. Also, all most of those M-lenses work just as well on the A7 (especially now the lens compensation app is available for those wide RF lenses) - also as they were manual in the first place, there's no loss of AF!
The Photo Ninja: I really don't see the big deal about this camera. Sure it's got full frame live view. So does my 5d3. It's smaller than a 5d - so is my olympus em1 - at its fast and has wonderful jpegs. Video? It's not as good as the gh3.
Honestly, I would expect more before investing in this system.
Photo Ninja, I think you accidentally summarised the strengths of this camera: 1- It give you better than 5d3 quality output2- Its the same size as your beloved EM1 3- It does video to an even better degree as your GH3
And the best bit? The cost. About the same as just one of your three cameras. Heck, you can even continue using your wonderful Canon lenses.
Jonathan F/2: Better off getting an E-M1 and have the awesome 5 axis IBIS.
Why, is the focus peaking better on Olympus compared to Sony?
write2alan: Here is an idea for Fujifilm: Make a camera body that can take Nikon lenses. Make a camera body that can take Canon lenses and etc... You'll sell truck loads of them overnight. Who has Fujifilm lenses? I don't see that many hands up.
Strange, I though all their existing camera bodies could already mount Nikon, Canon, Leica... etc lenses. Same as with Sony mirrorless cameras, and olympus and Panasonic. Guess I must just be wrong...
Assume as this is CDAF only this could be the same sensor as from the A3000 - not necessarily a bad thing as it's one of the best APS-C sensors on the market currently... despite being placed in Sony's most entry level mirrorless.
Would be interesting to see what sensors the NEX-6/7 replacements will end up using... and anyone willing to hazard a guess as to what bizarre naming convention Sony will come up with for them?
ryansholl: ANOTHER BODY?!
JESUS SONY CAN YOU NOT DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!!
Did I about cover it?
You also forgot:Small APS body pointless because the lenses are so hhuuuge. M43 FTW!!
Apewithacamera: Don't you kids have school tomorrow? NOW GET TO BED! ;-)
What are you talking about? It's 9am here... bed time is well and truely over! (Keep posting!)