Hi, Dpreview Staff.
Great samples. However, can I know for what resolution are you optimizing the sharpening/clarity settings? Can you inform me of the monitor's size, resolution and ppi, as well as the target output size of the samples? This is important as on some monitors the samples seems undersharpened while others oversharpened.
McLuhan: what happened panasonic? you are now using sony's ARW format as uncompressed image storage. So it is not only the sensor, but the imaging processor from sony now?
Thank you for clarification, Andy !
what happened panasonic? you are now using sony's ARW format as uncompressed image storage. So it is not only the sensor, but the imaging processor from sony now?
why still no viewfinder ??? having a superzoon without a viewfinder means your IS system at telephoto end effectively disabled !
Richard Katakuri: Can dpreview.com ask Sony when the 5N twin lens kit and Nex-7 will be back in stock please? Silence from Sony is rather frustrating!
While still saving every bucks for the A99, what I do wish to have here and now is their HX200 which offers RAW, remote shutter cable, hotshoe and a better viewfinder ! Sony will never do though since interchangable lens systems makes more money out of us and to raise the Nex and SLTs is their top priority...what's even above that is the nature of ....$ony...
Cy Cheze: Hope someone gets to confirm if the EVF is usable. The LCD might be hard to use in bright sun or long zoom.
This is the sort of camera one might want to be weather resistant. But the introductory remarks don't address any dust or weather sealing.
Optical stabilization at 624mm focal length might be very difficult indeed, although perhaps more feasible than with a 1/2.3" sensor in need of slower shutter. At that lenght, video can seem "shaky" even on a tripod.
The Fujifilm guys from Fujifilm Canada already revealed that the EVF is the same type of the one used on X100, 144 mega pixel should be adequate for manual focus with a fully manual fucos ring. I own one HX100v and tried Sony A55 with its 144 mega pixel EVF using manual focus and found it enough to perform manual focus at least in acceptable indoor lighting envirnmont and should be execellent for outdoor use in the day.