tesch: These cameras are going to make Canon the next Blackberry!
@HowaboutRAW"and right now it’s having image quality problems. The Fuji XE1, Olympus EM1 and Samsung NX300 all have better image quality–as too of course the Nikon D800, D610,+D4 (plus the old D3, D3s)."How you can state anything like that?Fuji XE1, Olympus EM1 and Samsung NX300 they do not come even close to image detail and cleanness at any iso compared to the a7s. Colors of course is a subjective matters, yet Sony colors are more than fine.As for the Nikon D800, which is a wonderful camera, looking at the comparison charts on this site, it is barely a match and not quite for the a7r at any iso.I know that comparison charts they do not say the whole truth, yet in my real life experience I have found that they say about 95% of the truth, especially if they are made with current DPReview method.For what I can see on the current comparison charts of this site, if we take the Phase one out of the equation, the A7r is head and shoulders above anything else you can compare it with.
estarkey: Let's be honest. Sony got balls the size of Texas. Ok with that out off the way there is a major problem: Canon's 6D has a max ISO of 102k and this is only 25k? A deal breaker for me.
I LOVE uncompressed video out feature, but what about max ISO in video mode? That is the reason I went back to Canon instead of getting the alpha 77, because ISO 1600 just won't cut it.
Just switch on that bloody light!
CFynn: I hope this inspires Nikon to make a full frame camera the size of the FM.
I dumped all my Nikon in 2002 and all my Canon in 2008.Went with Sony and Phase 1 and so far never looked back.
Francis Carver: Wow, based on the product photos, these two have gotta to be two of the butt-ugliest cameras ever coked-up by man/woman.... only matched in sheer ugliness by their matching ugly-duckling stripped-down lenses.
Depending whether you want a low-pass filter or not, you have to buy one or the other -- or both. I guess Sony have not been following product development news from Pentax -- they managed to put a switch on their K-3 for the user to make this decision on the spot. Oh yeah, and Pentax had managed to put image stabilization/hake reduction right inside the camera's body, where it should be. Revolutionary concept, I know.
An E-mount lens in a camera priced this high? No, thank you, Sony-san. BTW, I saw nothing here on the actual camera review about the PRICES of these cameras, only about the lens pricing. Suspicious....
You cannot say butt-ugly to any other brand of cameras, while you brag about Pentax.Pentax wins the Pulitzer for ugliness every year.
DP Review, please give me a call when you get moire....I may have to wait for a while though. In my experience, at above 30mp you may get it once every few thousands shots.
Joe Ogiba: Since all of the DSLRs from Canon and Nikon that came out in the last year like the full frame 6D and D600 along with APS-C 70D and D7100 only have SD/SDHC/SDXC slots the amount of cameras with CF slots will continue to shrink.
The Lexar Professional 600x 256GB SDXC UHS-I Flash Memory Card has been out for a year and with UHS-II SD cards coming out next month with up to 260MB/s speed (312MB/s max) more and more DSLRs will move from CF to SD cards.
Some motion cameras will adopt this new CF standard.The not released yet, ARRI Amira, will take this kind of cards.I think this more a card for motion picture rather than still photography.
Sony is actually on the making of cameras that will move the sensor in order to focus.Apparently it will focus also with almost any brand of lenses and with manual focus lenses.
SHood: Who would pay $5k for a pin head sensor (1/2.3").
first is not 5k but 4500$. they will sell truck loads of these cameras to rentals houses around the world.
the small sensor is not for me, but there are plenty of videographers who need as much DOF as they can get, for their kind of worksome commercial shooting in studio environment needs a lot of DOF, with a small sensor you can get it at wide apertures that do not not require a lot of lighting.try of working at f16 with a dslr in studio or interior. with a dslr and the bill of lighting rental will easily get in the thousands instead of few hundreds that you would need for working at 5.6 with a small sensor.
Kiwiboy: Where did I say that I'd used the camera shake function??Regarding my car, yes I do lease it as it make financial sense in my situation. So nobody subscribes to sky or any other pay TV? Why's that OK?
Well.... it is. If you have been using it professionally for more than 15 years, you know all the alternatives are a joke.During the 90ies Adobe bought the only other competitive option which was Aldus Photostyler.Don't tell me you would even touch Corel software....
Gionni Dorelli: They will crack this baby too. Do not worry.It would be interesting to see how many long time paying customers (as i am) are happy to swallow a 75/100% price increase from what they were paying their perpetual licence upgrades.I'm not happy for sure.
Sure Gabor, I have paid for it for about 15 years and I will keep doing for the same reason you mention and because they are pocket money. yet the pricing is not fair to old long term customers.Some amateurs that were happy with paying 199 each upgrade every 24 months or thereabout, will not be happy with paying 480$ on the same period and not owning the SW.those customers may "crack" under the pressure....
What they should do, it is to allow users to keep the SW running without having to pay the subscription after 24 months worth of payments.
They will crack this baby too. Do not worry.It would be interesting to see how many long time paying customers (as i am) are happy to swallow a 75/100% price increase from what they were paying their perpetual licence upgrades.I'm not happy for sure.
joe6pack: 'She is rather thin for my taste...and I considered adding some fat to her with Photoshop'
Why did she hire the model in the first place???
Clothing photographs better on thinner people.
Most of these girls that we use for fashion editorials are naturally thin and healthy. They eat normally when lunch time come around on set and also in their every day life.Some people do not eat a lot simply because they do not feel hungry. Other people eat a lot and more often and most of them get sick and die earlier than thinner people.
HowaboutRAW: That T style "magazine" is really just an excuse to sell advert space. It's not like it's Vogue or some serious fashion rag.
In other news, the NYTimes employs some jaw droppingly stupid editors.
I have been working for various issues of Vogue and similar high end magazines for years. There is one rule for all:The less Ads they are able to collect for given issue, the thinner the editorial content and the magazine itself will be.Sometime when they do not collect enough Ads, they withdrawn some fashion editorials (already produced). Ads are vital to the existence of publications and Vogue is not exception.
I was smiling when I red that Leica wanted to be 10 years ahead of Phase and Hassy when they delivered the S2. But the guy has a point.The S2 is indeed quite more advanced in term of camera body of those two brands and considering how slow they are on innovation, they may well need 10 years to match the Leica S2.I own a Phase one system BTW....
GPW: NIKON D800!
I run 50.000$ per day photo shoots with Sony FF DSLR and did with Canon and Nikon before. I know plenty of photographers who run 6 figures budget photo shoots and use Canon 5d.Cameras are never an issue with clients, they normally trust the photographers choice.I also own medium format Phase one , but there are many circumstances, the vast majority, where these MF system are just not practical and would be hindering the result, simply because they are too slow. including the S2, which is a magnificent camera.
Samsung is shameless.This is a Sony Nex knock off.Like it is not enough doing piggy back with Apple.
Samsung is shameless.This is a Sony Nex knock off.Like it is not enough doing piggy backi with Apple.
Gionni Dorelli: I have used both lenses for years, taking beauty and fashion photos.The Sony Zeiss has an edge on the Canon on about any aspect of photography.The Zeiss is also faster at focusing in low light.In studio, under modeling lights, sometime the Canon never stop hunting where the Zeiss just works fine.
Yes I'm sorry, I was reading this on my iphone and I though it was the Sony ZA 135mm 1.8.
I have used both lenses for years, taking beauty and fashion photos.The Sony Zeiss has an edge on the Canon on about any aspect of photography.The Zeiss is also faster at focusing in low light.In studio, under modeling lights, sometime the Canon never stop hunting where the Zeiss just works fine.
Get a weekly update of all that's new in the digital
photography world by subscribing to the Digital Photography Review