Rishi Sanyal: Have any of our readers spotted any samples elsewhere showing F22 sunbursts from this lens? The Canon 24-70 F2.8L II sets an impossibly high bar for sunstar rendition, which'll be important to landscape shooters considering this lens.
Wow, after you mention this, I remember one of my Nikon friend who's fascinated about my brother's Canon starburst(borrowed his 24-105mm F4 for an assignment). He tried to replicate the result from the very same spot, using every aperture possible but failed. He's using 17-50 f2.8 + D7100 if I'm not mistaken.
Imagingfix: "tech that may challenge last remaining DSLR strongholds" Please DPReview is there really that many photogs that have issue with the AF performance of their DSLR? I would bet that less than 1% of all photographers would claim to hate their current cameras AF Performance.
DPR says exactly that, DSLR AF is better than mirrorless. That's why it's considered as stronghold. For now.
At that price they better not exaggerate.
Joseph Mama: Is it just me or do these new advantages seem really minor?
I mean, how often are you spamming shots and have a desperate need to be able to see whats going on withiin that 2 seconds before the buffer fills up?
Secondly, I guess my 179 Autofocus points was somehow insufficient on my A6000? Having 425 is gonna have a huge difference?
In the meantime, NO stabilization which seemed like a shoo-in feature considering the A7 mark 2. Also, considering many of these lenses dont have stabilization already.
I guess the good news is that I won't be tempted to "upgrade" this year...
I say it's a major upgrade. Minor upgrade is like 1DX Mark II upgrade. D4 to D5 is kinda somewhere in between, but closer to major. Why major? Let's see...1. Body upgrade? Yes - Plastic to mag-alloy.2. Sensor upgrade? Yes - Now with copper wiring for faster readout.3. AF upgrade? Yes - Greater coverage, faster focus acquisition4. EVF upgrade? Yes - High refresh rate
If that's not a major upgrade I don't know what is.
BeaverTerror: I remember five years ago when some of the earliest mirrorless M43 cameras were coming out with touchscreens, and the legions of sheep on this site scrambling to point out that they'd never buy a camera with a touchscreen, that touchscreens were for smartphone plebs, and that physical controls were the only way to go.
And now, it's the other way around. Just goes to show that most people have absolutely no idea what they want or need.
For me touchscreen is good to have, but not a deal breaker.
sh10453: Can I add another "Oh, WOW!"?, please?
Bummer, I have just bought my first Sony camera, the A6000.Now it's time to sell it :( ... OK, maybe in a couple of months.
Great specs. Wondering why 6300 and not 6100, or 6000 II.Amazing progress in digital cameras over the past 10 years, or even the past 5 years.
Maybe they counted firmware upgrades as intermediate models.. haha.
cgarrard: Sony, build an 85mm and 135mm GM 'STF' (smooth transition focus) with AF please. You want bokeh, that would be the master bokeh pair of lenses. Period.
Not okay with PDAF only. I think it is actually beneficial for CDAF because it blurs out the out-of-focus region more.
Edit:RaghavBaijal beats me to this post.
Siobhan A: Forever?Does he mean like all the Canon lenses those Sony owners have been scrambling to buy and keep?Oh, and why are colors so bad in the two pictures from this story? Were these lenses used??
How about 135 STF?
Hotahseh: welp looks like im selling my soul for this.
You sold both of your kidneys???
Mike FL: Which SONY 24MP sensor is newer/better?
1. The one that SONY gives to FUJI X-Pro22. This one3. Same
Take your pick.
straylightrun: It's a real shame Sony didn't include IBIS. Sony's real focus is on their FF system, not APS-C anymore.
I case you didn't notice, Sony mirrorless consists of 3 production lines - the original NEX series, A7 series and the faux-DSLR series.
The original NEX body(like A6300) is too slim to house a mechanical IBIS mechanism, IMO. They may be able to do that someday, but I won't hold my breath. The NEX priority is compactness.
Artpt: the Sony A 5100 has a touch screen and is a great feature to implement in all their product lines. I wonder why they never revisited touchscreen. Like other comments I'm a bit disappointed in this.... everything else seems great.
Sony treated touchscreen similarly as how Canon treated tilt screen - they are for beginners. Which I totally disagree with.
You people are hard to impress. Copper wiring(that's a big thing in sensor business, trust me), 120fps VF, 4k full readout, close to no blackout 8 fps burst, corner to corner AF coverage...and you called it meh? AF coverage alone is enough to impress me.
Everlast66: Continuous shooting compared with similarly priced DSLR from today's Sony's presentation video:
Better tracking I think. Definitely better AF coverage.
seanxnie: What a new mirrorless camera! Love it. Regretfully, no IBIS. Still no touch screen? What's AF sensitivity, -3EV? But
AdamT: Hmm, what happened to the A6100 and 6200 ? .......... No IBIS or touchscreen are the downies :(. "Copper wiring" the Joke - LOL, and the new fancy AF system and box-ticking 4K are the headline features of this newcomer ..
Personally I didn`t find the AF SPEED in single AF in the A6000 lacking, it only was poor in low light, that`s where the new AF update will be important so long as its a significant improvement , otherwise keep your A6000`s folks. the lack of IBIS is a bit of a killer considering all their current A7s have it now
Copper wiring is a big thing in image sensor world.
turvyT: This is great fun: almost every three days a new camera announcement. And prices keep soaring! Great for dreaming, great for trolling, great for not buying any electric box that soon will be obsolete. Great times for sitting, sipping some malt and watching the parade.
Agree on price. On the positive side, older model will get cheaper...
Raziel Orlando: The D5 seems to be more exciting for me than this 1DXII .
yahoo2u: I wanna shoot my cats with this.
Just don't drop it over your cat.
Favorable Exponynt: I just can't decide which one I can't afford, this one or the D5. Maybe I'll just not get both of them and wait for Pentax.
Get the Pentax. It will easily become the coolest DSLR of 2016. Trust me.