dr.noise: Looks cool, but should be named "focus bracketing" which is already an applicable technique with almost any camera.
automatically and at 30 fps?
Only olympus has something compareable. But not at 30 fps. However they do it at full resolution and in raw if need be.
Franck Bender: I'll be eagerly waiting for the reviews on that one. Apart from the virtual impossibility to focus it accurately wide open, it must have a very unique look.It does look very plasticky, though.
This is a lens that's used for a certain look not necessarily for great quality. At that price with such shallow depth of field. And probably nice Bokeh due to the stupid ammount of aperture blades why not.
Artpt: It would be good if Olympus can expand its video quality. The images are wonderful and the stabilization helps. It would only compliment to expand video.
They are willing. The EM-5 II is already shooting in high bitrates.
Olympus is still in need of a faster processor that can handle it's Jpegs like we are used to but with Panasonic video quality.
At least it seems they are going in that direction
Androole: It seems equivalence is unkind to larger sensors as well as to small ones.
"$1500 for a 28mm f2.8? Who would ever buy that?"
It's perhaps an exaggeration, but it does say something that despite the 645Z's bargain price tag as far as digital medium format is concerned, it's still not a great value proposition unless you really, really need it. Especially since the 5DS has the same resolution, and the A7r II (and undoubtedly the D820) are nipping close at its heels.
medium format bodies are heavy large and extremely expensive.It's a small market. Meaning R&D budget needs to be payed off by a select group of potential buyers.
this makes them bloody expensive. Holds true across the systems.Pentax is actually the most affordable here.
RichRMA: I don't get this. Why use Sony's A7RII, Nikon's D810 or these Canon's for action shots? None of them has a hope of delivering their native resolution under those conditions. It would be better to use Sony's A7SII, Nikon's D4s and whatever Canon has less resolution and more AF speed on tap.
It's actually much worse then the A7rII for action.The R version actually has a decent on sensor phase detect system.
The A7s(2) is made with video in mind.
Orcio14: February 8 2012 Sony has released its "flagship supertelephoto lens" 500mm f / 4 G SSM. Therefore, I have a question for Sony: 1) how many units were produced and how many were sold so far?2) wouldn't it be better to release a good quality "G" lens f5,6/400 (or even f4,5/400), available for a wide range of photographers, rather?
Please ask Nikon too they haven't made one in decades.
Fotoke: Canon S120 is included, but Panasonic DMC-LF1 is not? Why?
Both S120 and LF1 were in the high-end pocketable compacts roundup last year. The LF1 was even chosen as best affordable high-end pocketable camera. It offers more zoom than the S120. It's still available.
f2.0-5.9 vs f1.8-5.7.
28-200mm vs 24-120mm
don't why it made it on this list with 4 more interesting Canon's already here.
jwhig: You say in the introduction that "the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 use a slightly smaller Micro Four Thirds chip." Surely there is no such thing as a Micro Four Thirds chip. It is Four Thirds and the "Micro" part refers only to the lens mount.
it's still a mount obelix just like canon FD is still a mount while no one no longer uses it nor cares about it doesn't matter.
Pandimonium: It looks like Canon fodder. Five camera's sent to the front but none make it to the end.
Rx100 is leading sales in this part of the market
Jack Simpson: I've had the coolpix P900 since the end of May and, as well as, shooting moons, it's great for shooting concerts and sporting events :)
Boosting the ISO to 3200 on the Nikon P900 is asking for grainy front phone camera facebook quality.
While a larger sensor like m43 and up can cope with it without much issues. 1-inch sensors are getting there as well and can be a substitute(Rx100 Mk3/4) But since i don't have one of those i can't use it in that case.
I opened a thread about a concert here if you wanna seehttp://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56584371
jagge: Just as a reminder here is Dpreview concluding remarks on the mirrorless Samsung NX1:
Not only does the NX1 feature the largest BSI sensor we've ever seen, but it also offers the highest pixel count of any APS-C body. The combination results in excellent image quality and - just as important - the NX1 also incorporates one of the most extensive and effective on-sensor phase detection systems we've seen. All this, along with the magnesium alloy body and top-plate LCD info display, means that the NX1 can compete with the best APS-C models on the market.
I agree it's sad to see that happen.Especially sinc last year Samsung innovated just as much as Sony and Panasonic.
nikheat: Come on Sony, get rid of the teanslucent mirror for A-mount, and give us a camera that can hold large batteries and large lenses easily......
I think Sony needs to make the translucent mirror damn optional. A seperate mode that allows us to use the additional light.
Becouse when we do have enough light the SLT technology can actually be pretty beneficial.
Solid tracking in live-view + video. etc etc.
xpanded: "even in lighting as low as EV-2 where other cameras struggle"
Benchmark is -4 EV now so why on Earth does Sony write this?
Too little, too late.
Not the same target audience Gionni.People interested in this camera will find the A77mk2 overly complicated and heavy.
That being said it definately is very good value
Daft Punk: Lots of ill advised comments here.
I've got Canon and Nikon systems but let me tell you a little about Somy SLT cameras.
A couple of years back I bought a Sony A58 and kit lens.
It was handed around the family , used as a "communal camera" on the idea that it was relatively cheap and disposable.
That little A58 has provided more family memories and precious photos than probably any camera I have ever owned.
This camera no doubt continues the tradition
Great IQ in an affordable package. SLT makes this as easy to use as a smartphone. Live View is exceptional and better than ANY Canon or Nikon at any price.
This is a great little cam.
"Live View is exceptional and better than ANY Canon or Nikon at any price."
Exception being the Canon 70d your absolutely right otherwise.And the 70D is too complicated for the audience you mentioned!
m3: 2.7" 460,800 screen. Bodyshell same size as the A77. 24Mp sensor.Sounds like someone at Sony said "Let's raid the old parts bin!".
Dslr's are very delicate in terms of AF. It's a seperate module that needs to be calibrated with each individual lens for accuracy.
The 7dII often get's much praise for it's consistency but not it's accuracy. The Sony does not match the 7dmkII unfortunately.
For one it doesn't have that many cross sensitive sensors and as far as we know lacks the micro adjust feature.
On the flipside SLT allows for good metering and facial recognition without the need for a seperate high resolution RGB sensor(like the Nikon D750 and Canon 7dmk2 have but cheaper crop models do not)
So it's entirely possible and also probable that this Sony beats a Nikon D7200 in AF performance. Which at that price is bloody impressive!
ChuckTa: Hmmm, Ming should try a Samsung. I have a Sony, Fuji, Olympus, and Samsung. Samsung has the best user interface for sure.
yes i agree the graphical touch UI is second to none. Body is the equiv. of the best Dslr's as well.
It is behind on lens selection in particular with close to no 3rd party support.
CameraLabTester: Nature and sports photographers can look through the viewfinder of a DSLR for many many hours and consume very little battery life.
If you use your chandelier to warm up the soup for dinner, you will have an astronomical electricity BILL.
Mirrorless models are made with live view in mind. They don't have issues heating up.
Save for the Panasonic g7 in 4k pre mode. Which is constantly recording 4k and save 60 images when you press the shutter.
30 images till 1 second before and 30 images after.
dansclic: Battery problem IS à problem. Buy 2 spare batteries, are you kidding ? You pay 500 USD for a small camera and because the battery is too weak you havé to give away another 100 USD ????Size has little to do. Take the older Casio pocket cameras. My wird has got one. The battery is not big but you CAN make more than 500 shoots with it.In india, smartphones batteries last more than two weeks...... So,what ?
Sony is selling the a7r2 and the original a7s with 2 batteries in the box.
Still changing batteries in the heat can cost you an image or 2
true unfortunately not that many mirrorlees focus as well as the NX-1 and i have only tried one with beta software.
Which was still a lot better then both mirrorless camera's i own today.
keepreal: For a while I was considering a Sony but the ultra wide angle lenses I would have wanted are awful. What is the point of a superb camera such as the A7 II with such a mediocre and limited choice of lenses, also less ambitious models? I know you can use an adapter for quality lenses such as from Leica, but then you lose the automation.
With a solid stance you can do that with a D7100Camera above your head bumping into a gazilion tourists?Not a chance!