According Sony vide, only 7r has Leica M9 like microlenses on the sensor -- but not 7. Is that correct? DPR never mentioned this difference.
CaptureAll: Good review but you should have included the Nexus 4 and iPhone 5S.
Going slightly OT here; the main benefit (imho) is regular OTA updates, both of the above have them. All other Androids get updates when your carrier approves them, which takes months, or may never happen at all. Sure, you can root your device then put on a custom ROM but. not everyone wants or knows how to do that.
My point is hardware is good but if software is buggy or lacks a feature the updates (to the camera) my not come as quickly as the Google Nexus or iPhone devices.
Z1 is better sexier looking phone with glass on both sides. LG looks cheap next to it.
Z1 looks and feels premium. LG looks and feels like a toy.
Z1 is dust and water proof with dedicated camera button to take photos even under water. LG would be dead if it gets wet.
So it's not as one sided as your continuous anti Z1 comments would suggest.
Panasonic were so influenced by Sony that they even copied the naming system (i,e Nexx7). Where is GX2, GX3 --- GX6? Sony inherited the naming system from Minolta where 7 series were higher end enthusiast and 5 series were lower specs than 7 Series. And Minolta also had 9 for professional cameras, i.e Minolta Maxxum 9000 (same system that Sony inherited, A900, A99, etc).
Sony bought Minolta, but I can't see why Panasonic would choose to call it 7, unless they have just decided that they are going to follow the same Minolta naming system.
Scott Greiff: At $4.99 a piece to add "functionality" to your camera, "Shaft" is indeed appropriate.
And you bought a camera that is never able to add more "functionality", other than buying a new model.
That's far more pathetic "shaft"
$4.99 vs $900 buying a new model
X100s Studio shots
MrSkelter: This doesn't look much better than my K-01 with a FA limited lens. More testament to the Pentax than a slight to the Fuji though wow that lens is soft up close with the white flowers.
Sergey Borachev: 12 whole months! That's pretty good for such a camera.
for most of those 12 months, they were selling them for pennies.
Would DPR move to using that Zeiss 50mm as a stock lens to test Sony APSC cameras in studio shots?
olypan: The X100 created huge interest from the audience. The RX1 feels like it is being pushed to death by Dpreview, whether we like it or not. OMD was grudgingly glossed over despite huge interest. I expect the next Pentax will be another fly by appraisal too.
" whether we like it or not."
Speak for yourself only
Phillip Blooms tweets that Nikon D600 does not have manual control in video
That's kill D600 for anyone who was even remotely interested in video ...
semorg: 20MP? I'll pass!
If sony built this for the enthusiast market, then they missed the mark. Put the same sensor on a 10-12mp camera with much better iso performance, and I'll be talking with my wallet
The answer is to compare to Nikon 1. Same sensor size ..
I think the 20MP sensor does better than the 10 MP sensor, even at high ISO
semorg: 20MP? Why not something between 10-14mp and use the extra pixel size for better low light performance. Lame!
Have you seen IR samples?
Same sensor size, but high ISO, at least jpegs, look better than Nikon 1's 10 MP sensor
Alpha Phil: Ahhh, another sloooooow compact zoom. Just what we've been waiting for......C'mon. Have the guts that little old Olympus or Fuji have.
Even at high ISO, IQ looks better than Nikon 1, despite 20 MP sensor
Look at studio images on IR
http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTMit blows the Olympus or Fuji for IQ .. and it's much smaller
Thanks. Hopefully A57 is next line? It was released a week before K01
Brian Thomas: Thanks, Richard for answering my question about the shutter sound. Interestingly, in your video presentation, your subjective statement that the shutter sound "is about average" is the most valuable piece of information for me.
Is A57, since it doesn't have a mirror, quieter or louder?
Parkerhere: Just bought this camera and plan to shoot video of a wedding in July. Any advise on what card to use and any other suggestions?
Any class 10 card should work.. But the fastest cards right now are the 95MB/s one and they are not that expensive on Amazon
obeythebeagle: I haven't been loyal to any brand since I sold my film Leicas and Rolleis. The image is everything, and like music, what you like is subject to personal preference. All four comparison images are awesome, but I am most amazed at the NEX7, which in some cases seems to outperform the full-frame flagship Nikon and Canon. Between the NEX7, and the fact they are making the sensor for the 800, upstart Sony is on a roll. Saving up my pennies for a NEX7.
ISO 3200 is not everything. Nex-7 images are amazingly good (even better than D4 and 5D III) at lower ISOs
This may not be a Sony's sensor, see the picture of the sensor here
It's not going to score high dynamic range on dxomark like Nex-7 ..
It's not going to score high dynamic range on dxomark, as Nex-7 and D7000