Suave: Good, it means that refurbs will show up sooner than I expected.
You'd be willing to *wait and see* if it affected your camera?
If so, you're a sucker.
Kabe Luna: What happens if someone walks behind the camera in close proximity? Will that trigger a release? Or, if in bulb mode, will it close the shutter and end the exposure?
FYI, all, I took a closer look and the sensor is triggered at about 4 inches on my a7s.
stevo23: Useless - very limited and hobbled. Can't center focus point, very limited set of function available.
Clever and great idea, but I wouldn't pay money for it. Frankly, I don't know why they have to make apps like this that limit the camera so much.
Just a different perspective - you see a camera hobbled within the confines of the app, I see the app purely as optional addition to an unhobbled camera. I'm perfectly comfortable disagreeing on these grounds :)
win39: For on tripod shooting it is hard to improve on a wireless remote(Nikon 1) for ease of use or the versatility of a remote control wifi phone app that also lets you change settings and view your subject on the phone and trip the shutter remotely(Fuji).
Ok ok that's enough ;)
Why? In the rare case it might be a problem I just turn the viewfinder off. Very basic years young trick.
GlobalGuyUSA: Is it sharp? You can see the Spiders coming out of his nose. :-D
FYI, the finger in butt is largely regarded as a waste of time and by the time I turn 40 (six years) I would put even money on it no longer being a thing. If it still is I'll be informing that they can place their finger in their own butts - if there's room left next to their heads.
I think we've got the answer then as to why this feature is not available for those cameras :)
For anyone reading later, I accidentally a word above. What I meant to say was that 6" is as CLOSE to my body as I can get before it shuts the LCD off and switches to the viewfinder. My guess, anyway, I'll measure at lunch. This is defeatable by selecting the LCD only, and isn't much of a hassle with as seldom as it occurs.
GoneMirrorless: Smartphone shutter release seems a better idea. The waving thing seems silly. With a smartphone connection you can tap the focal point want and a lot more.Live view on a 1440p smartphone or tablet would be better for judging focus too.Maybe because these cameras lack a touch screen they had to think of something else.
How can you see them if they can't see their camera? :)
Bauxite: why doesn't Sony give us the documentation needed to create our own free open-source software apps for its cameras?
Because they don't want the bad publicity of saying "sorry, you're f----d" to hundreds of people bricking their devices every year.
Once more please :)
While I agree with you - the sony apps often seem unnecessarily restricted - if you buy a camera that has x feature set and the manufacturer offers an albeit limited addition to that feature set, that is the precise opposite of "hobbling".
6", more likely. That's as far as I can hold the a7s away from my belly when shooting from the waist and not have it switch to viewfinder mode.
I'm supporting your point, but I think it's important to note that someone using this wouldn't be at risk of bumping the camera as they wave past it.
DaveClark: We don't need more laws, thank you very much. How about enforcing the ones we already have?
I went searching just for you, goob. Came up with a great reference for you, since you asked elsewhere in these comments: a police department acknowledging our right to record them.
R_U_Q_R_U: You already have the right to photograph police in the USA.
"When in public spaces where you are lawfully present you have the right to photograph anything that is in plain view. That includes pictures of federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police. Such photography is a form of public oversight over the government and is important in a free society."
"Police officers may not confiscate or demand to view your digital photographs or video without a warrant. The Supreme Court has ruled that police may not search your cell phone when they arrest you, unless they get a warrant. Although the court did not specifically rule on whether law enforcement may search other electronic devices such as a standalone camera, the ACLU believes that the constitution broadly prevents warrantless searches of your digital data..."
No. Various police departments and officers conveniently "forget" this law. After eleventy billion dollars' worth of settlements across the US already for trampling on the rights of citizens to record, there's no way that all of law enforcement doesn't already know that filming is in itself completely legal.
Completely incorrect. Just stop talking, seriously.
Paul B Jones: 15 feet doesn't cut it if you want to record police behaviour from inside your car after they have pulled you over.
Getting in the face of cops when they're trying to do their job is a crime in itself and the cops can haul that person away no questions asked. These laws have nothing to do with that. These are regarding filming and filming alone.
timely Sony a100 review to follow
James Booba: Sony FS7 ... 7.990Canon 1DC ... 7.990
Hard to decide lol ... Crap Canon.
I think it was very well played sarcasm.
MediaDigitalVideo: Caskback for those who payed the full price Canon ?
Lassoni: Doesn't the Sony A7s walk over this, and for much lower price?
I think that's safe to assume, since the discount alone is literally what you can buy two a7s bodies for today.