grrrr.... no touchscreen again! Not sure about everyone else but I find touchscreen really useful to quickly point at what I want in focus rather than using buttons to reposition.
ok not bad, now make it hover like the Kino from Stargate Universe and they'll get my money
just use film.....problem solved.
The only people who were underwhelmed and disappointed by this are the gear fanatics who constantly obsess about having the latest and greatest.
EDIT: Actually I found this so everyone can relax now :)
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell told the Washington Post today that the embattled agency would make changes in the language of rules governing media access, photography and video in federal wilderness areas.
"If you're news media, it has no effect at all," he said. "If you're a private individual, this doesn't apply."
Individuals who want to shoot on wild lands won't need a permit, even if they plan to sell their photographs, except if it involves props, the report said
lacikuss: Its nice to see those sensors compared size by size.
Maybe people will understand that size does matter for image capture. When you see this you soon realize the real IQ potential of your camera and will stop trying to make imaging proveness coming from smaller sensor vs bigger ones as a bases of your argument. And admit that your smaller 1", 4/3; APS-C just cant compete with FF on IQ.
maybe size using current sensor technology FF has an advantage. But things may change if organic cmos sensors are introduced, in which case size will play less of a role.
lacikuss: Well, I guess SONY has been launching new stuff every month...
? sorry responded to the wrong duplicate post which you edited later
we all know everyone who uses this lens will still end up tweaking their photo's to death in Lightroom and Photoshop making whatever benefits this lens offers with respect to colour, clarity, sharpness, contrast etc kind of pointless.
Neodp: "We" are not Window users. "We" are not OS-X users.
Dear manufacturers please check your "facts". We are many.
It's OK though...
If you don't care. "We" don't care.
We are the Borg. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.
dash2k8: Several ppl saying their Manfrottos fell apart. Sorry to hear that. I've had several Manfrottos of various sizes over the years and they're all still in great condition.
Not only falling apart - the second last Manfrotto I owned decomposed into it's base elements, the last one transformed into a preying mantis! I'm going to keep buying them though, hoping one of them will transform into a new girlfriend!
57even: Still no 16 bit layer support.
Would reduce their costs if they just used the same code in both programmes.
I think the new version of Elements XXL now has 16 bit support
UncleJJ: THANK YOU SONY! Awesome concept. It was about time somebody came out with this camera. It was what we've all been asking for... watch Nikon and Canon follow (just like they've done with their mirrorless lines). I'm really impressed with Sony's forward thinking following their NEX line (which I guess is now dead) This will be the leading product that will pave the way for a new type of camera. Let's face it: DSLRs are dead. I know all of you old-school photographers are in denial, just like you were about film till digital caught up. This is the face of the future. Well done Sony!
@ABM BarryThat's right get it all out of your system ABM Barry. Let go of all that verbal diarrhea and you'll feel much better!
Sean Davey Photography: OK, I'm a long time Canon user. I want to know if I buy one of the converters out there will I be able to use my Canon EF lens full frame on the new A7R or will there be fall off on the edges?... I'd really like to know a clear and concise answer from someone who actually knows from experience... Thank you.
@ ABM BarryThey aren't discontinuing NEX, just rebranding it. E-Mount APS-C is still alive. Why would they discontinue it and also introduce Zeiss Touit lenses for E-Mount recently. Please do some research before posting.
erotavlas: my opinion is that this camera (and others like it) don't advance digital camera technology forward very much, if at all. We have such amazing and advanced knowledge and manufacturing capabilities today that are beckoning for someone to put them to good use, only to be silenced. And not only silenced, but also insulted. We insulted technology and innovation by creating such a thing. As if Nikon hit a brick wall and lost all their imagination and creativity on how to use today's technology to develop something new and innovative. So they went backward instead of forward and pasted existing technology into an old design because they didn't know what else to do with it. To me this doesn't make sense.
@Ranford Stealth1st, the distinction between 'real' photographers and everyone else is silly. Photography is an art that anyone can enjoy. Is someone who sells their art more an artist than someone who pursues it as a hobby? I would hope not.
2nd, photographer’s need technology to do their work, it’s called a camera. Needs change and technology advances to accommodate them. People also push advancement by adopting features that improve workflow or end result. No one forces people to adopt anything, they decide to do it.
Lastly 'needing' a technology to accomplish ones goals does not mean one lacks education in any way. In fact quite the opposite, those that use those 'ultra high tech equipment’ are highly educated and skilled at their work. Take astrophotography, many amateur astronomers need those technological advances or else the ability to capture some of those amazing images would be out of their reach with older technology, due to cost, time, device limitations, etc.
my opinion is that this camera (and others like it) don't advance digital camera technology forward very much, if at all. We have such amazing and advanced knowledge and manufacturing capabilities today that are beckoning for someone to put them to good use, only to be silenced. And not only silenced, but also insulted. We insulted technology and innovation by creating such a thing. As if Nikon hit a brick wall and lost all their imagination and creativity on how to use today's technology to develop something new and innovative. So they went backward instead of forward and pasted existing technology into an old design because they didn't know what else to do with it. To me this doesn't make sense.
4k? why don't they skip 4k and just go directly to 6k
Bjrn SWE: It's not retro enough - shouldn't be no display on the back, and there should only be a maximum of 36 exposures until you have to reload.
they forgot the film advance lever, can't take the next shot without advancing the frame
mmcfine: Good luck to Sony. I stopped buying Sony products more then a decade ago. As a post below me mentioned, Sony changes directions way to often and I won't buy into a system that is constantly changing. I am happy with the Canon 6D full-frame. It's small and light and follows Canon's ergonomic and UI design.
So I guess you wont be buying into computers, smartphones, cars, televisions, music players, and all other technology either...cool!
HubertChen: Sony forgot photographer have noses.
This camera has an EVF. Why is it placed in the middle of the camera, where I need to twist my neck and squeeze my nose against the display? Not convenient and will always leave smear on the LCD. If you have a Mirror Box, your OVF has to be here. An EVF is connected with flex PCB. You can place the EVF where you want to. And I want the EVF in a conveient position. Not in an inconvenient one.
Look at cameras from Leica, Zeiss, Voigtlander and Fuji and the viewfinder is in the corner. Very convenient to hold to the eye. No Neck twisting. No nose squeezing. No Display cleaning.
I presume the design is made by the same team that created the NEX menu system? It is a shame to have so great technical prowess and then not utilize the best possible design.
These kind of usability flaw more influence buying decision for pro photographer then IQ. All cameras today have great IQ. But do they lend themselves to great shooting flow?
time to engineer a noseless photographer