Interesting. I would like to know more about this lens.
Very refreshing to hear an executive from a photo equipment division speaking with enthusiasm, candid technical information and the will to make a better product. As opposed to many Canon interviews which are almost defensive in nature.
I like where Sony is going but I am a Canon user and they will have to prove it to me through images to get me to switch. The lack of 14bit RAW is not a good start! I am sure they will figure it out but the fact that it is not there to begin with raises questions for me.
108: Absolutely impressive.My heart didn't race it almost stopped when I saw the price .
Yes, Canon has never been shy about charging for its products.
Wes Syposz: who is she, just someone who does work for a newspaper, what does she know about digital photography, nothing, zilch, just makes stupid comments, no value whatsoever...
Who are you and why doesn't her opinion matter?
nekrosoft13: hey Chuck where is 4k? little late in catch up game.
and MOV and MP4 is not a codec, those are containers, codecs are H264, HEVC, MPEG2, VC-1 etc...
Folks expect 4K in these types of cameras because the sensors easily have the resolution. Once the cat is out of the bag so to speak in other less expensive models it just looks like holding features back - which is obviously their right. But also gives us the right to not be happy and not to purchase.
They actually chose to go the other direction with a new 24-105 lens? As stated below, the 24-105L is not an expensive lens. Whatever...
Bassman2003: This model is really a video-centric DSLR release. ISO aside, this camera has wayyyy more recorded detail than the 5MKIII in video mode. Lets face it, the MKIII is just soft with h.264 video. RAW video is a different story, but the Sony will bring FF goodness with a video image on par with its still output. Very welcomed for video folks compared to Canon purposefully hobbling the MKIII on the video side.
If you do not shoot video then there is not a lot of reason to choose the A7s over other options.
I like term DSLM as it carries on from DSLR. Similar but different.
Sorry, I was thinking from a video point of view - general term "DSLR" vs a traditional video camera. Your right, it is mirrorless. We need a new acronym. Maybe DSLM...
This model is really a video-centric DSLR release. ISO aside, this camera has wayyyy more recorded detail than the 5MKIII in video mode. Lets face it, the MKIII is just soft with h.264 video. RAW video is a different story, but the Sony will bring FF goodness with a video image on par with its still output. Very welcomed for video folks compared to Canon purposefully hobbling the MKIII on the video side.
Hannu108: Videos don't look very natural. It might be due to the missing motion blur.
Can the previewer tell if the shutter speeds were kept at 60 fps (NTSC) or 50 fps (PAL)? It looks that the shutter speeds are too high.
Great. Helps with light gathering as well!
Richard, I would suggest 1/60th for 60p footage for video evaluation. Anything higher is for effect or special purpose. 180 deg shutter is a film term which mainly applies to 24p shooting or overcranking footage.
skogredd: Incredibly tired of all these action camera videos taken with fisheye optics.
Yes. It would be nice to have a wide angle without such a huge fisheye look. Yes you can address it in post but it is out of control in the video posted above. Maybe they will have the same options like GoPro for field of view.
I think consumers do not trust the software makers to actually add great new features once they get the gravy train going. For many years, Adobe has come out with a new version rather than fix the bugs in the exisiting version. The only incentive for the companies was the fear that people would not purchase their upgrade if it did not have better features/performance. If the companies know you are paying no matter what, will they innovate or just phone it in? We will see...
toomanycanons: Delete your Facebook account. Simple.
Sounds like we need to brand every image we put on Facebook. Make the watermark or logo enough that they will not want to use it for other purposes. Outside of that don't use it or don't publish anything that is important.
The new crop overlays are something I and others have been asking for since the first version. This is awesome and worth the upgrade alone for me.
Being able to see where an 8x10 will fall on an image while staying in the original ratio is at the core of my digital delivery.
Thanks for this test. It is a great tool! Can't wait to see all four new Canon & Nikon cameras side by side for a comparison.
No clean HDMI output will have me looking at Nikon. I want to stay with Canon but this is a deal breaker for me. Sad as the rest of the camera looks fine.