Jonath: Equally as interesting as AF, the press release suggests these are new optical designs too. MF Sony-E Samyang lenses were essentially DSLR versions with an extension 'tube' built on. Suddenly we have three options at 50mm(ish) for FE mount.
there were lenses made specifically to mirrorless and E- mount, like the 8mm f2.8 fisheye or the 12mm f2 but they were all APS-C
Ayoh: Looking at the optical diagram, the housing seems overly large for the element size. Also I think the classic older angled Zeiss body style is much more appealing this new strange funnel shape all the new Zeiss lenses have
its a ultra wide lens, the housing have to be large so when you put some filters you dont have vigneting
Solar Climber: Great enthusiast camera that lacks an APS-C lens lineup. It's like putting a chevy cruz suspension in Z06 covette. I'll pass.
the new D500 or 80D are also great cameras, but they also lack an APS-C lens lineup
AbrasiveReducer: Sounds like nice camera. I might buy one, if they don't replace it with another model before I get to the store. The feature creep menus would knock it out of gold status for me, but that's Sony and I'm sure you can get used to them over time.
Anyway, let's hear more about Sony in the future. I was beginning to think DPR was ignoring Sony. For a couple days.
dont know why peple complaint so much about the menus... the A6300 have alot of costumization options, after setting the costumizable buttons, and setting the camera to your personal style of shooting, you almost never have to dive in the menus...
akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.
They all captured superb images.
I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.
All three suffered issues due to this.
The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.
I am now trying Pentax.
If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.
i also had 3 Sony mirrorless, 2 nex and 1 A7, still have them, and my Nex-5 (the first from Sony) still work like the day i unboxed it, they all do, the A7 was bought used, and no problem of any kind, very good build quality!
you had (very) bad luck, i guess
Gediminas 8: To put the review short: OVERPRICED for what it does.
Thanks Fuji, after the X-E1 trap I'm not investing thousands into another pretty but crippled product of yours.
Glad DPR dared to call out the flaws this time.
This Camera is not a rangefinder...
Melchiorum: Suddenly, A6300 looks like one hell of a camera. Here go my plans of investing into M4/3...
@ paul boddie, the problem with M43 is the crop factor, with this adaptor you can use APS-C lenses on APS-C mirrorless bodies, or Full frame lenses for FF mirrorless bodies, and Sony offers does 2 formats, with M43 wich lenses would you use? they would be too big or have strange focal lenghts...
evilmagicnut: Should one expect that Sigma will also release a Nikon flavour of the same adapter? I'd love to invest in Sigma lenses I can use on either Nikon or Sony bodies.
No, A-mount does not have mechanical aperture lever, the motors you are referring to are for the screw-driven AF lenses, but all modern A-mount lenses have SSM, so they AF with all 4 diferente adapters
KonstantinosK: We've been shouting for years for a waterproof large sensor compact and the first firm to come out with one is... Leica? Oh, the irony. I just hope this will drive other manufacturers to make one with a more affordable price. APSC would be wonderful but a 1" sensor could be enough.
Nikon has an interchangeable system? Ok... They have 2 lenses for that system... I have one with the kit lens, and im stil waiting for a wide angle lens... Oh, and i went to the philipines on vacation and lost a 16gb card and all the photos cause water entered on the battery/card port!
pew pew: the marketing on nikon 4k is very deceiving.. the d500 has a 1.5 extra crop on 4k so around 2.2 crop in video and the d5 records 3 minutes clip max and can´t even record it at Full Frame only at 1.5x crop factor..
And Nikon has very few winde angle lenses for DX, si with a crop of 2.2 this will be hard to go arround, unlike the GH4 that has a lot of lenses for its formatt
lensberg: Is Nikon deviating from Sony made sensors...??!! Is this Aptina's new APS-C offering...?!
Aptina left the Camera sensors business, they were bought by a company fucused in sensors for the automobile industry
deep7: I can't imagine I'd ever buy another digital SLR now. When I pick one up, it feels like a dinosaur - film technology adapted for a purpose. Even though some optical viewfinders are lovely and big and bright and I understand why peoplelike them, they lack so much information. Electronic viewfinders all the way for me.
and if you shoot with a OVF a very bright scene, like I do a lot with surf, where some times I shoot with the sun in front of me reflecting on the sea for several hours, you'll probably go blind...I can now shoot with a 500mm with the sun in the center of the frame, try to do that with an OVF without making a hole in your brain! loll
007peter: Right Tool for the Right JOB. OPTICAL VIEWFINDER is a requirement for serious sports shooting, that is why DSLR will never be replaced by mirrorless. However, Panasonic G7's 4K Photo mode bring about a new solution to shooting sports by FILMING 4K instead. Naturally, you still can't do rapid panning due to rolling shutter, it is still a fantastic solution for capturing action with mirrorless. I would be interested in reading a future article from you if you ever get your hand on a Panasonic G7.
Sorry but thats not true, i shoot surf with an A77 at 500mm without any problem with lags, blackouts or whatever and my evf os not one of the best arround! I dont know what evfs you guys shoot, but normally people o says what you are saying dont have any experience with evf... My main problem with evf was sunlight, but solve it with with a bigger eyecup...
ventur: my question is:
does this bring a real world problem or its all a theoretical problem?
just saying this because I haven't seen any problem with that, just talk...
this is confusing me, because DxOmark just rated the A7rII the best sensor ever tested.
I see some minor artifacts at 100% ( or 200%?) magnification pixel piping, in a JPEG (compressed format), after a raw conversion (different converters, different results for different brands)...
I also used to use cRAW on my A700 without any problems
from a old topic (2007) in dpreview:
" ...you will never see the difference. CMS (color management) conversion, Bayer demosaicing, Gamma Correction, conversion to 8 bit formats (for display and printing), and (if used) jpeg compression, will have a MUCH bigger effect on the final output then cRAW compression would ever have!
The truth is that getting the image from your subject to your output (display or print) is actually a very lossy process in of itself, no matter how you store the raw image data."
my question is:
Esstee: The reason I won't touch another Sony camera.
and if you do, I doubt you'll see the difference in the raws
captura: There is no upcoming A7000. Just a rumor with no source to back it up.
the probability of Sony releasing the sucessor of the A6000 its way higher than the probability of Canon releasing a new EOS-M lens...
I miss the old days... when everybody bashed Sony for the lack of lenses...
now I have more full frame lenses for my A7 (a 2 year old system) than EOS-M and Nikon 1 (4 years old?) all together
57even: Don't get all the complaints. Its a nice competent camera and an obvious travel choice for Canon users.
The sensor used should give it great AF, and there is an EVF option. Sure, some of the dedicated competition has more functionality, but anything better is either old (A600) or quite a lot more expensive.
Personally, I am glad to see Canon making large sensor mirrorless cameras. I still think Nikon read this market wrong, having tried and failed to get on with the 1 series, which are no cheaper despite the smaller sensor.
this camera is only 6 month younger then the A5100 (its direct competitor), A5100 its a superior and cheaper camera... more then 30 lens available, Canon has 4? you are right, canon are predictable... and that's not a good thing in this scenario.