monsieurlumiere: For young videographer who study the basics, most of the equipment used are Canon 5D mk3 cameras and lenses. The cost of such equipment is more expensive than the XC-10. The future of the XC-10 will tell us if this equipment is good for videography students. If the XC-10 works well, It could be that it becomes the videography standard for students, as the 5D was.
@OP, That tells me that none of these students really did examined the market of tools. Instead it is a 'me-too' decision.
I think a review site (check the URL ...) should do more. A big reason for its sheer existence is that it should be deliver enlightenment. - Helping customers to find gems outside the normal me-too buys we see and do.
Stating it is great because the logo is the right one, simply doesn't cut it.Without this site everyone and their mothers would still be able to find Canon and Nikon offers. So there is no need for this site to accomplish that.
Most of the critics here are about the market perspective and the competitive analysis.Don't you think those students would benefit if they knew more about the different offers out there and was able to pick a tool that fitted their needs.
Nike shoes wasn't the best just because everyone wanted them.
Segaman: Canon is here to stay
Has been true for a long time. But some have argued that others are moving on ...
If optical steady shot means 'in-lens' then I don't understand 5-axis stabilization?
So. At the end of the day, the reason I should care is the cool/avantgarde/horrid/great form factor. And 300mbps bit rate.
Other than that there are other offers that's worth a second look. Correct?
Earth Art: I was worried the lens would not be 4K, but thankfully it says 4K right on the front. That should make a huge difference. :)
It was smart not to use a 1080p lens.
When did you last see a lens not handling an 8MP picture?
D1N0: Sony should bring out a compact 18mm super wide, which kan make optimal use of the short flange (but it is probably difficult due to angular vignetting) A FF mirrorless should problay have a somewhat wider flange distance, like 35mm.
Enlighten me, In what way does it matter if the space between the sensor and the first piece of glass in the lens belongs to the body or the lens?
ChrisH37: $1600 for the 35 is 'intimidating' to say the least. Nearly double the launch price of the Sigma 35 ART (which works brilliantly via the LA-EA4)
I was weighing up going for a Sony a99 or an A7ii, as somebody who shoots at 35mm extensively I think the a99 has just gained a sale.
Interesting, fine tuning shouldn't be an issue on contrast detect AF based cameras...Care to elaborate?
tom1234567: You pay for the name always the same Sony is one camera I would never buy
... Some just buy cameras to take pictures ...
Because film have gone out of fashion.
MJ Fine Art Photography: Hmm... You guys seem real proud that you have proven Sony liars about the dynamic range. Just one thing to note though. In your test of the A7R vs the A7s you made one huge mistake that renders your test conclusions mute. You tested one camera at its' base ISO(A7R base ISO100) but not the A7s(base ISO 3200). Not every camera has the same base ISO or the same point at which the highest dynamic range is achieved. For a test whose entire point is determining best dynamic range the obvious first thing to figure out is the actual base ISO of the camera in question and test at that point.
Just a thought around the ISO3200 labeling.Isn't that, in auto-ISO, something that aims for that 17% grey, and that simply doesn't apply for SLog2? So what to call it that people can somehow relate to? - Let's choose 3200...
armandino: Is this turning into a Videocamera review site?Glad to see an excellently performing full frame as a 4K videocamera. However it is a heavily handicapped expensive still camera, far from an all-round performer yet it gains a whopping 86% and gold award. I am starting departing from Dpreview opinions lately.
I guess it would be strange to judge the 7DII as only a portrait and landscape camera.Tools should be (re)viewed for their intended purpose.
D 503: There are so many A 7's that I lost track of the camera being reviewed.
Ooops!!I was really unclear! I referred to the two Sony mounts, i.e. e and a mount. I also meant the a differentiator beween the two Sony mounts, and the Canon mounts, is that the Sony mounts allow for reuse of APS-C lenses on FF bodies.
It is a bit hilarious that Canon is the only brand not allowing this, and still there is so much talk about "buying into a system". - No you don't.
cheetah43: Ergonomics and handling, JPEG image quality, performance are all at around 65% mark - serious inadequacies [ref. graphic]. All this reflects very badly on the whole of Alpha 7 series. Why would Sony release Alpha 7S - supposedly a video film maker's version - with such short-comings priced at $2500 that cannot take decent JPEGs?
But seriously, a photojournalist isn't a pro ...
@Vadim whilst I agree with you ...Sony only have two mounts. On top of each mount there is FF or cropped lenses. As you say a differentiator from Canon is that you can use the cropped lenses on an FF body. That is valid for both mounts.
But I've seen alot of Canon users complaining about Sony tempo when releasing bodies. Maybe the Canon tempo is a better fit for them?
vesa1tahti: What about high ISO performance in astrophotography? D7200 or 7D mk 2? I think Canons have had better sensors/lower noise in this purpose?
That Clark guy had me until:"The 7D mark II has very small pixels for a DSLR."He needs to get out more ...
Photoexposition: So, this is how Nikon plans to fight the 38,1% drop in DSLR sales since 2012 ?Not to mention D7100 owners who will sadly face the value-drop of their camera on the second hand market. Excellent way to upset their customers, way to go.When men can't change things, they change the name. D7100->D7200.NFC ? Well, that's marketing BS that applies to compact cameras or smartphones, not a serious digital SLR camera. The years when Nikon was a pioneer and a real innovater have vanished (Nikon F, F4, D300, D700)You wanted a tilt-screen ? Doesn't take a rocket-scientist to forecast a D7300 in 2 years with this improvement. We are passionate photographers, not milk cows.
It doesn't matter how good it is.Those 38% won't buy at this price level anyway. - Nothing wrong with the price level, just that those buyers isn't there.
MylesP: Can't say my hair is blown back but for D7000 users this might be a decent upgrade. A tilty screen would have been really nice to see.
It also serves the purpose of providing the D5 users with a competitive upgrade path.
MAC: Seriously, where is this camera on the pro sports sideline? Nowhere. Where is the long f2.8 sports glass? Nowhere. Where did Gary Fong's demo go? Nowhere. A6000 - slows down to 8 fps with f2.8, you need f3.5 to reach 11. And where do pros use EVF for sports? Nowhere. And DPReview rates the 7d2 Silver? Does DPReview even know what sports tools are? No, this is highly touted dPReview toy - that gets expensive with even f4 glass - and is less capable sports camera than the new canon. Before rating and reviewing what they call sports cameras, DPReview should really ask sports pros.
Kudos, nice link.
You have absolutely no idea on how the 70-400 performs on tha a99, or the a77mkII, or with adapter on the a6000, or on the a7II? But still throwing stuff around like it was manure.
"Sony would be toast." - How do you know?Because you've been touted that Canon is the greatest 'til you believed it? - What if that's wrong ...?
One thing is consistent, do not say anything like "Opps I was wrong. I'll check better next time" Or just some kind of knowledge that you were out on thin ice.
Throwing stuff around with no care. From the latest post this popped up:"It has been long established fact in-camera NR slows down frame rate."- Long established really means it is not facts. Folklore at best!It may certainly be true for some cameras and for some circumstances. But it sure is not an universal truth.
Couldn't it be so that even if Canon cameras got bogged down by NR, other don't?
Get out more , try some stuff.
"This explains a lot to me... their users can grasp? ... are lazy and slow."Oh come on Eleson, keep it civil...
Ok, I admit. That was not civil.
But I don't think it was undeserved.Almost nothing from your side regarding a6000 have been correct.No interest whatsoever in actually getting the facts straight before claiming stuff. Not even knowing what mount the a6000 uses. Or the a77 for that matter.
Or tried to understand what Sony is releasing and how it fits together."Having everyone confused" is simply wrong. So I made the deduction that you only hang out with Canon fanboys, hence the comment. Again sorry for that. I should have asked first.
And the F3.5 stuff. Have you taken the time to correct that in any of the posts wrote that in? I think you should.(OH, F3.5 is for PDAF during video, nothing else)...