What I'd like to see is a sensor/nex mount of similar design with full support for af lenses through a adapter. I don't care too much about the clamp either. Wifi offers much more and truly disconnected opportunities
Kudos for the innovation. Best is the compatibility with iOS for my use case: I'm a frequent flyer and still like window seats for the view. Mostly I do hesitate to take a 'real' camera due to noise and bulk and end up shooting with my iPhone. I was already considering the rx100 but didn't need a second camera. This fills the gap extremely well, although I admit this is very niche. I can see other interesting uses depending on the wifi reach too. Nice.
Edit: hope they add iso and more manual controls at least via apps though
Time for a kickstarter relaunch
Oh no, the not final sticker is gone! I somehow loved this little touch of imperfection to this in every other way interesting little camera.
Griffo 155: This is exciting news with the additions to the series 1 lens Stable... The 6.7-13mm has caught my eye!
Why all the negative comments...
Well, autofocus-capable max f11 lenses might at least be intersting from a design point of view ;)
i love the 'not final' sticker on the camera in lead photo. i like it for no special reason, but it does give a nice little different touch to the whole preview and a nice little different camera. kudos to sony for doing something unexpected.
spidermoon: VG900 with FF sensor E-Mount and not native FF E-mount lense, that's quite ironic :) Hopefully, they put a 250$ adapter in the box (street price of la-ea2) . Strange marketing, as usual for sony ;)
i think it's actually a quite smart step: the short flange distance of the mount allows plenty of adapters that can really make use of the full frame sensors--from cheap (but lovely) m42 lenses to quality leica glass, just the available stills lenses provide more options than one can ever use and there are also plenty of film lenses.
i must say that sony really impressed me today. along with the ip5 my wet tech dreams will soar for weeks--until i realize how few of them i'll eve be able to afford (or need).
does it come in affordable too? just kidding, i am pretty happy with my a55 and some superior 'heritage' minolta lenses.
Maxfield_photo: Hey, they put a normal hotshoe on it, good for them.
Is it only me, or are there additional pins at the front of the hotshoe visible in the tom left picture?Interesting step by Sony anyway, they seem to make serious moves towards pro users and they sure deserve it, their SLT technology is on the ege (love my a55) and there are a lot of lovely Minolta lenses flying around for cheap.
Excellent. I'm becoming hungry...
Call me uninformed but why does it not come in Sony/Minolta A/AF mount too? I recon that Sony E has probably better chances to sell well, considering their cameras but Sony's SLT Alphas aren't to bad when it comes to video too, aren't they? Or did Sony push the E mount through royalties and so forth?I own one awesome A55 myself, but don't have any need for such a lens though. I'm just puzzled...
Is there really a lumix 7mm-300mm lens? I couldn't find it anywhere...
I admire all the work that went into this picture. Great home made astronomy.
i had never planned to use sony equipment exclusively, but whenever i want something new, sony provides the best overall solutions for my needs. i'm very happy with my a55 and lenses (including some decent minolta glass, which is technicaly the same breed) and this little could be the ideal replacement for my aging dsc-h20. I also like its lines - let's hope it keeps up with its promises.
will it be offered in pink too or will we have to wait for kai of digitalrev tv to paint it? - just kidding. nice camera anyway. i think i might be able to accept the motocross / stealth helicopter cross over design when it produces as outstanding results as the k5 does.
I just bought a used A55 and I absolutely love it. But if the A57 had been available a few weeks back I probably had reconsidered my decision.
Anyway, the bottommost picture on the first page isn't linked to it's larger counterpart...
Dan Nikon: Interesting that you left out the most important and best part, Kodak is still going to make film, a niche that serves them and Ilford well and keeps us real fine art photographers set with all the options we need to stay in business. Not that many on this site would care, but many of us pros use fillm along side of digital and will continue to do so. As cited in the BJP:
I do care, and so does my m42/1 system.
viktoriskra: Does it come in pink?
Sooner or later Kai of DigitalRevTV will get challenged to do so. But it won't be pink it'll be magenta or even pinkenta ;)
Ashley Pomeroy: Well, that's that. I took my X10 and smashed it on the ground, and spat on it - and then stamped on the bits. And then I took the box and SET FIRE TO IT. And then I cut marks in my arm because I was so upset. Life is basically not worth living any more, and I hope the people of Fuji who WRONGED THE WORLD like this suffer for bringing such sadness to the world.
In fact I've half a mind to go to Japan and erect a large screen around Mount Fuji, because I'm sure the people who live in the surrounding countryside don't want to be reminded of this... this perversion of all that is good. If you have an X10, please mail it to me so that I can smash it for you.
I know it's a bit off-topic--I'm perfectly neutral about Ashley's statement--but I cannot resit to pick up the CERN "debate". There is actually quite a bit curious information of what would happen if you /would/ stick something in the beam: http://youtu.be/_NMqPT6oKJ8 and what /actually/ happens: http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/22/what-happens-when-yo-6.html. Enjoy.
I highly recommend the infinite monkey cage btw.
Nice article indeed, but isn't the optical path slightly different than shown in the mirror down graphic (no reflection on the front bevel)? I'm not quite sure though, so please ignore me if I'm wrong.