endofoto: Sony is moving fast. It is aiming Fuji like a raptor. It is fast enough for birding and for serious video footage. It will be 800$ after 6 months just like previous models. But still not good enough for heavy work in the mountains, temperatures below zero, heavy rain, dust of deserts. If you are not a pro this is theee camera.
Or if you are a pro that does not like extreme weather and stay were is nice and sunny.
wootpile: Ach what a bummer... I had at least hoped for1) Different placement of shutter button2) Better Screen!!!3) Better EVF
IBIS would have been nice but not really expected it. I'm certain IBIS is what Sony will use exclusively to drive sales to FF.
In short though, I had several a6000 bodies during 2015. Might get one again to fool around with while I await the Fuji XT2 because the a6000 really is a nice camera. The only real downside being poor battery time, but that is a constant with most mirrorless.
Too bad Sony didn't at least put a better screen on the a6300
I agree.I would have love the shutter button to be placed on the bottom... like the iPhone headphones jack.
GabrielZ: This maybe the beginning of an era where Sony produce lenses as optically good or better than the competition. Looking forward to read the reviews for these very expensive new lenses.
That era started in 2006. At least.
electrophoto: So the 24-70 2.8 has NO Image Stabilisation? at 2200$?Even Nikons "mildly" overpriced 24-70 2.8 VR costs a tad less and has image stabilisation.
Tamron's pretty excellent 24-70 2.8 has VR... at about half the price (or even less).
And now there's what I've been saying for some time about the Sony FF Alpha:it's "size advantage" is reduced significantly if you attach the respective fast lenses... making it less appealing in my opinion...
It depends on how his knees feel on the day.
SeeRoy: Of course DSLRs focus better and are therefore better for wildlife photography...Unfortunately only for those wildlife photographers who don't walk far from the car. For those of us for whom all kinds of photography involve walking long distances in the countryside, lugging along a backpack plus extra clothing, plus food, plus drink, adding 20 lb+ of DSLR and lenses (600 F4 anybody?) is a PIA.Trading the DSLR benefits for increased range and mobility will often produce better photographic opportunities.But of course by now the pix are usually secondary to the gear and notional "IQ" - in most senses of the acronym.
It is: what ever float your boat guys....
Absolutic: the biggest thing that bothers me on my A7RII is ridiculous battery life. I have a total of 8 batteries, but it is a headache to always remember which ones I have charged and which ones I have not.... battery goes down so quick..... not a good vacation camera because of that. I do have a grip too but the camera becomes too big then, I might as well bring my Canon DSLR or Sony SLT instead (and never worry about battery life). I wish Sony finds a space to put in a larger capacity battery in the next iteration of this camera.
The a900 does not charge over usb. the main reason why I can pull about 1200 shots on a charge while tethered, is that review is off.Yet even untethered with review off and little chimping, you get up to 900 shots.Probably with an a7 series and keeping review and LCD off if that is possible, you may get an extra 50/60 shots, but that is still not satisfactory.
Battery life is an issue for those who work in advertising, wedding and fashion.With the a900 i was able to do up to 8/900 captures per battery and if tethered i was doing about 1200.For example on a fashion shooting day for a catalogue or an editorial of 8/10 pages, it is not unusual of doing +2000 captures. If you need of replacing the battery every 300 captures, it is a a pain in the neck, not mentioning when you will surely run out of charge in the middle of a photo at the worst possible moment. it is not even a matter of the cost of the extra batteries that can be bought for 10 dollars on eBay, it is just not a practical way of working. Battery is one of the several reasons why i did not buy any of these a7 series cameras.
Too bad. It looked like a lovely camera...Samsung are good at home appliances. period.A part for doing good solid state product there is not a lot they are good at.Samsung produce good cars. Yes they do.... in joint venture with Renault. They are called Samiyang and they are only sold in South Korea, but they practically are Renault cars produced in Korean plants.Forget theirs lousy phones. Since they have been succesfully forbidden to copy Apple, their phone business is going downward. No wonder.Theirs TV have good image quality, yet they are ugly and they do not last long as the Japanese brands. That is why they are cheaper.Samsung are great at vacuum cleaners. They recently made a competitor of Dyson and they have done it better. Incredible but true.They do very nice refrigerators and kitchen appliances.that is what Samsung are good for.
Gionni Dorelli: if you use lightroom CC you do not need these HDR softwares anymore.I have Photomatix and Nik HDR software packages and have not touched them since the last version of LR CC came out.
And there you can discern the fans from the pros.
if you use lightroom CC you do not need these HDR softwares anymore.I have Photomatix and Nik HDR software packages and have not touched them since the last version of LR CC came out.
CameraLabTester: Just when everyone thought that the A mount was dead...
Sony suddenly found the keys to the accidentally locked warehouse of 3 years ago.
."Cowabungga! We forgot all about these!"
I also have an a900, although it is still works as the first day I bought 6 years ago, it is long in the tooth for some applications, considering what is available these days. The a900 it is way more responsive and has better ergonomics/batterie life than the a7xxx, but the AF on the a7xxx is way superior and image quality is much better.These days I use the a900 only for architectural and interior design work because I can bracket and expose at 100 iso.If I have to do fashion, life style or advertising work I use an a77 II, a7r or I rent a phase one.
bernardf12: Sony should do one (M) ILC range and do it properly. Look at Olympus and Fuji. That will allow them to create a decent lens line-up as well. No use having multiple half-baked systems. Sony please do a FF 50mm 1.4 for $500 like the others. Then do a 85mm 1.4 as well and get Sigma to build it, not Zeiss. We are not all millionaires.
minolta 85 1.4.... Hard to get though.
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.
Just get an a77 II for 900 bucks and all displays and screens will be sweet.
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.
I have the Sigma 12-24mm in A mount and it will work fully automated on an a7 with the adapter.It has its silent AF motor, it is well built and it is a good optic.Between 16 and 20mm it is very good, and all distortions can be easily corrected in Lightroom.I normally stay a way from sigma lenses, but this one is good.
bogdescu: quick poll: is someone actually buying into this system??
If you go to China (that pretty big place with a lot of people) that is the largest market for Sony cameras and yes you see plenty of them.Also in Italy, Korea and Japan.
nafik: As ridiculous as Hummer, Leica, MB, BMW etc. this is just another toy for those of us who do not know what to do with their money (taking photography course or giving to charity could be a better option). It most likely will produce excellent images that will be looked at on smartphones for a one minute before another text shows up.
Hummer may well be ridiculous, but Leica, MB and BMW are not, neither this camera.
RichRMA: Digital Sony Photography Review.
It used to be Digital Canon Photography Review for so many years.Now canon does not do much, so.... there you have it.
I hope they will make this FW available also for my walkman.And what about all those betamax users still complaining, will they get something as well?
Gionni Dorelli: Everybody happy now?
Esstee, that was a cappuccino that you ordered this morning.wake up!
steelhead3: My A900 is perfectly content with craw (11+7) and lossless compressed full raw.
Mine too. But I think the E series cameras have a different kind of compression.