Roland Schulz: Ok folks, nice test, but not completely honest: The Sony may beat Nikon´s or Canon´s best AF systems in low light using a F1.4 lens, but that´s only half the truth for wedding photographers that often take F2.8 zooms or even F4.0 to be more versatile. I bet Nikon and even Canon run´s smoking circles around the Sony using F4.0 zooms – why? Simply because common dSLR phase detect AF systems work with an internal let´s say F8 AF system, result is that lenses up to F8 doesn´t alter the AF performance. Not so with the Sony, here the AF system hitting light is limited only by the lens, but a hefty F5.6 500mm telezoom would influence the AF by 4 stops where Nikon and Canon work as before. This fact wasn´t “pronounced” in this video. So maybe the A7RII´s AF is not the holy grail for some (many) folks. Would really be nice to see a comparison with F4 lenses!!
On the other hand on sensor AF has many advantages as described, compared to dSLRs there will hardly be a front-/backfocus.
What Roland said was my excact thought too. In many situations, a 2.8 zoom is the tool of choice of the often cited wedding photographer.How about a second comparison of the three cameras at 2.8?Wouldn't the D750 win here?(It's not that I'm biased here, I'm yet only an APS-C guy waiting to jump the FF train, but where to spend the money is no easy choice)
DVT80111: is it just me? I did not see a huge different in IQ from RX100.
it doesn't look any better to me, IQ-wise.The claim was - besides increased speed - "more space for the light sensitive portion of each pixel" which should have given an increased IQ, at least at high ISOs.
I'm glad about daring developers and products like this, thank you, Mr Guichard!
1) great shot!2) where's the 'demand for marriage' button? :)
very big viewfinder in a small camera
fberns: It was the photographer's camera, he made the trip, he was there near the monkeys, he published the photo. If it's not him to decide on those photos. the law is buillshit.
I think that Wikimedia just takes this point of view because it suits them best in this case.Next time something like this will happen, any photographer will simply lie and say the camera was set up for timelapse and the series was intended (and possibly the camera taped to the monkeys hand)...
It was the photographer's camera, he made the trip, he was there near the monkeys, he published the photo. If it's not him to decide on those photos. the law is buillshit.
Thanks you so much! Although I live in Berlin, Germany and only know very little of your country except London, I enjoyed your images and commentaries a lot!
fberns: When I took a look at the NEX-6 in a shop when it was new, mostly it was the viewfinder that I found less good than a DSLR's one. So I thought I might go mirrorless possibly even with the very next model because of a step-up in terms of viewfinder resolution and -speed (lag). But gosh - now it's a step down instead of an improvement. Seems I'll still have to stay for some time with my chunky DSLR...Thank you Sony, this way I won't spend any money on a mirrorless. Not yet.
> do you read other reviews, all reviews I saw so far stated the evf had less lag, better optics, better image. <
If I found the 2.4 MP viewfinder's resolution too low to give me a nice viewing/shooting excerience, I'm sure the 1.4MP will not please me more, won't it?I'm aware an EVF has a few advantages over OVF, but most important for me is that I do like looking through it and for me personally, EVFs aren't there yet.(Very unfortunately, though. I'm sure I'll switch to mirrorless one day)
When I took a look at the NEX-6 in a shop when it was new, mostly it was the viewfinder that I found less good than a DSLR's one. So I thought I might go mirrorless possibly even with the very next model because of a step-up in terms of viewfinder resolution and -speed (lag). But gosh - now it's a step down instead of an improvement. Seems I'll still have to stay for some time with my chunky DSLR...Thank you Sony, this way I won't spend any money on a mirrorless. Not yet.
this camera will be a success!But the price is a bit high to me.
The lens/sensor module for smartphones is a great idea!But if the bigger & better version doesn't feature aperture priority, nor RAW mode (and will possibly have a long viewfinder lag?) it's not ready in my opinion.
naming it Alpha is plain stupid - Anything Sony... Alpha... was until now defined by the Alpha mount!
nice, works well. The bits in the corners are a welcome addition.Seems to be optimized for further increasing resolutions.Will still have to find my prefered comparison spots that I had in the old scene.It's the first time I say it: The whole test scene funtionality was one of the main reasons I got to love your camera review site and that made me always come back!
itsastickup: I'm really quite perplexed. There's no real testing for moré here.
Are you sure it's moiré on the globe? I was wondering, but the fine lines look the same on the D800E and the Pentax 645D also... In my understanding, moiré lines shouldn't be exactly at the same position on different cameras? So in my guess the lines are already on the real-world globe. Are they?
SeeRoy: All this stuff - OLP vs no OLP etc - is just yet more marketing guff intended to differentiate products that are essentially functionally identical. It keeps the churn going, with people replacing perfectly serviceable products with marginally different "latest" versions. Of course the companies are only partly to blame; there's a constant demand expressed in sites like DPR for features and "improvements" to enable "better IQ" in snaps of dogs, cats, kids and cut flowers.
Let's rather talk photography here. :)If you start with the plow and the moon, I'd say that pushing a plow makes much more sense to me than landing on the moon...
While I am glad about the move (Canon's Rebel T series had become bigger and bigger) the statement "comfortably the smallest DSLR" is clearly wrong. The Pentax k-x was in the same league - and that has been a few years ago with a bigger viewfinder and in body shake-reduction! While a bit wider and a hint higher, it was a tiny bit slimmer, probably resulting in pretty much the same volume.
I'm really glad about this addition to the camera market!
While I don't understand the reviewer's statement:"The P330 (left) is exactly the same size as the P310, which is pretty impressive, given the increased dimensions of its sensor"
It's finally quite exactly the same lens and sensor specs that Canon puts in the Powershot S series since years, and those are even a bit slimmer. I certainly won'T exchange 2.0 against 1.8 or 5.9 for 5.6 given the S110's body is 5mm slimmer. The aperture difference would have to be bigger to get me excited.
Ben O Connor: ...there is a place in the foto, where the houses were zigzagging with trees, etc.
I think i find a point which shows its not a flawless pano :D
just wanted to post about it, but you were faster...there had probably been a little earthquake near St. Pancras :)
"...sensor must be bigger and the lens brighter than it is today."
Great!Aiming from my Powershot S95 I would love a bigger sensor and a brighter lens (for low light performance, but also for more "shallow depth of filed capability") in a not too big size.Sonys RX100 needs more concurence!