....While its 'NEX-like' design is getting a bit stale....
Since I'm guessing you don't plan on calling out Nikon or Canon for their decades old DSLR designs when their next updates come, I can only guess you were grabbing at straws to find fault with this camera.
Astrophotographer 10: A surprisnigly negative review. The reviewer clearly is biased against Sony. The excellent manual focusing ability of this camera - the best out there - is suddenly no good.Not my experience at all.Who tests an A7/r with junk legacy lense as well???How about the beautiful Zeiss, Contax g, Contax Yashica, Canon FD, Nikon AIS, Leica R lenses. The images posted from these are stunning.
Noone in their right mind is going to use a 17mm Vivitar which is a lens unsuited to this camera which the reviewer obviously does not know.A hatchet job of reviewing.
@balios I did not say it was a hatchet in the least, please don't put words in my mouth that I did not write. That said, take his point on focus peaking. He uses an old lens wide open with no contrast and says that focus peaking is useless unless it's turned to high, then complains that high is too strong when he goes back to a wide view. That would not happen with a modern high-contrast lens, so yes, the issue would not be as bad with a proper lens, so in fact the camera is getting unduly punished in the article because of the use of low-end lenses.
@Barney - it isn't the point of the article? You do realize that the tone of the article is not unlike someone putting a set of old bald tires on a new Subaru and then proceeding to talk about how bad the car does driving through a snowstorm.
Say what you will about the design, but to certain collectors this camera will represent the purchase of a lifetime. This is easily going to top a million dollars or more though I don't think it will come close to reaching 2.8 million which is the most ever paid for a single camera. Still though, the people who will be going after this camera have Picasso's hanging in their living room and they aren't too concerned about the fact that you all think it's ugly.
LOL, love the people who are coming on here saying Sony is dead based on a comparison of a 2 year old A77 with kit lens against a brand spanking new Canon 70D with a prime.
Also gotta love DxOMark calling out the A77's inability to focus on an object that was closer than the MFD of the lens as a "mistake". Classy DxOMark, very classy indeed.
Can't wait to buy one come January when they'll be on sale for $399.99.