what_i_saw: They are finally climbing down. They famously ignored Indian market. When customers complained of the high prices in India, Apple said "Whatever". Time to eat the crow Apple. This is the beginning of the slide.
Well they may not be doomed, but they did not come out with this model because they wanted to. They HAD to do it or loose sales to much cheaper phones.
They are not going to make tons of profit off of it like they have in the past. And the people that buy it will not likely upgrade as often either.
So I do see a slide in profits for them, like it or not.
Now if it was about half the price...sigh.
Wow, a dream lens for sure.
Angrymagpie: does anyone know if the a6300 has the eye-AF feature of the A7Rii?
I think I read somewhere it does?
Bram de Mooij: Please stop looking at smartphones as being cameras. They are not. They are phones. OK, they are the reason for the decline of the cheap point and shoot cameras. That only shows me that these point and shoots were not really cameras either :-) They were just toys with limited use. Most obvious shortcomings of those toys was the lack of features like mp3 playing, navigation and making phone calls. Just kidding of course.
The fact that the iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr is misleading in my view. Since the iPhones and other smartphones exist a lot of people that never owned a camera in the first place started to shoot images. They were never potential enthousiast compact camera buyers. Maybe they will be some day :-)
Well does not matter who took the picture. Being able to look at a beautiful print is a great relief from the days overall stress. One can pretend like you are there!
My family doctor has some unbelievable prints he has bought that hang in his office, waiting room. He can afford them and I am more than glad to look at them LoL.
Seriously how many people on here even print out any pictures they take anymore? I know I don't even own a photo printer anymore, at least a good one like I used to years ago.
Most everyone, just like me, looks at them at 100% on their monitor and is happy. How good of a camera do you really need to look at pictures on your monitor?
Well guess what, a Smartphone does that well enough also. The vast majority of normal people have 4x6 prints made and trust me a Cellphone can easily do that.
And you are not going to talk your wife into letting you buy a $900.00 Rx100, ain't going to happen for most people. So welcome to 2016.
Yeah, that video was Cool Beans. Great little camera.
Unless you are a women with a purse, you are not going to have a camera with you 24/7 other than a Smartphone. Get over it people.
This is 2016, not 1996.
We are a dying breed camera wise, like it or not.
You must spend your whole life on DPR. Smartphones are the 800 Pound Gorilla like it or not.
Are they a Nikon D5, no. Do you have a cellphone with you all the time, yes. End of discussion.
I have 5 children, none of them, and I mean none of them own a camera other than a cellphone, and none of my grandchildren do either. You must be from outer space to think different.
webrunner5: None of these cameras are worth the price.They are P&S cameras. People other than few on here are not going to pay 850 bucks for a damn P&S. Ain't happening.
You can buy the best smartphone in the world for less money. You can buy a DSLR for 350 bucks. Way better IQ.
Yet DPR seems t have a shootout about every 2 months on them. Give it up, there is not enough crazy people in the world to support them anymore. If they had to survive on their own every company making them would be out of business in 3 months!
63%, does that include Smartphones?? No way P&S amount to 63% of all camera sales! Fuji and Leica are not players in that market to pump that up.
noflashplease: Point and shoot cameras dominated the beginning of the digital era, in the years immediately before and after the turn of the century. Today, point and shoot cameras belong to a dying niche. On one hand, you have ever decreasing numbers of technophobic elderly people, devoted to flip phones, and on the other hand, neophytes who don't remember the heyday of the digital point and shoot. Fixed lens cameras are a novelty to people who were too young to "Party Like It was 1999." Camera companies really need to dump their point and shoot lines and concentrate on interchangeable lens cameras. Period.
Yeah but where is the cellphone data. Everyone has a cellphone, so I say that data is totally flawed!
"then why not stop camera production altogether?" I would imagine that point is not as far away as you would think.
None of these cameras are worth the price.They are P&S cameras. People other than few on here are not going to pay 850 bucks for a damn P&S. Ain't happening.
FantasticMrFox: This camera would be a nightmare to handle for anyone whose right eye doesn't work properly (like me). Put your left eye to the viewfinder and you won't be able to reach any of the controls on the right side of the body. You'd hardly be able to hold it comfortably and press the shutter.
How can a company which continue to pump out some of the best lenses on the planet take one of the best sensors there is and put it into an abomination like this?! It almost seems like they are desperately trying not to sell cameras.
I don't have a left eye. I am blind in it. So I have no choice.
Spectro: The center evf is mimicing the dslr ovf. Maybe because it will be using large full frame lenses for the h model and needs more face surface for stability. Not a small range finder lenses.
Would like to see how fast the processor is on this camera, since foveon sensor takes much longer to process and iso doesn't go very high on past cameras. Which limit its usefulness for most people. Probably a slow work flow if it can't use adobe editing software. Do like the look of the design though.
Yeah but the "Old SLR's" Had to have it there because of the Mirror.
The new Sigma has no mirror so they can put anyplace they want. And apparently they Think it is better to have it off to the right. It works better for ME than if it would have been on the left. So I am happy and I guess your not. Doesn't look like you will buy it and I will. Problem solved. I will be happy and so will you for not buying it.
And what if your left eye doesn't work well?
BJN, and like in the middle is not somewhat stupid also??
What is the difference, you have your snout pushed up against the LCD either way.
And oh, by the way, not everyone has the same eye preference. So screw people with the Leica way.
webber15: The future for this new release looks very bleak to me...
1...no ibis...2...no 4k (or was it 8k)3...no tilty/twisty screen for selfies...
Dead before it even hits the shelves ;-)
Man the average age of the people that replied to Webber15 must be 90 years old plus! veritalens got it, what the hell LoL.
Well written Barney! They DO deserve it at long last.
noflashplease: I'm inclined to say that Canon just undermined the marketing of STM lenses with the reversion to USM with this new model. Do I buy into the claims of quicker autofocus? Perhaps. Nikon's competing 18-140mm is a fantastic lens with a very quick autofocus and brilliant optics. Is Canon bowing to competitive pressure? Does anyone care about the powerzoom gimmick? At least it's an add-on. Maybe even a future collectors item because I don't see many people buying the powerzoom?
Oh come on. Every movie, every documentary, every news cast has been taken with a Film or Video person NOT having auto focus at all, or image stabilization worth noting in the last 100 years.
Not counting they are looking at it mostly in Black and White. I made a damn good living carrying a 20 plus pound video camera on my shoulder. It is not easy, but it is after you master it.
Sure is everything in focus, no, is everything you look at with your own eyes in focus all the time, no. Welcome to reality.
Video is Hard. And even harder to edit. But it is what we see every day of our lives. We only see stills in our dreams, not in the time we are awake. It can be a very rewarding thing to shoot. Try it, you might like it!