Another excellent review by a Nikon D800 and D4 photographer...."As of February 2013, this camera sets the bar for all compact digital cameras to meet. Finally, after thousands of words, only two more are needed: Highly recommended."
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and looking forward for more camera and lens reviews in 2013...
Mssimo: He forgot to talk about the 2 hours of POST on each image.
what do you mean?
Benarm: very clever, great use of A77's superior frame rate
The secret is setting your flash to manual and set the power to about 1/16 power, now you can use your flash in a rapid succession - no need to fully recharge after each flash. Combine this with the fastest DLSR, you get awesome results like Maianer macro photos.
Sony RX1 is the BEST!
drbird: Certainly a nice camera....Just take it out in the cold (-26°C - 32°C) on day two both camera were still working perfect just both displays were unusable...the EVF went black/grey the rear LCD was black. This was the same with the 5DMK III but at least we could still use the OVF. This and the delay of the EVF for birds in flight or other action shots were seeing what you capture is important just makes it a no go for me. btw the displays came back to live when we got down from the mountains ...another drawback was that the camera was just eating batteries in the cold about 5-8 times more than equivalent cameras with OVF. Sure the camera is fine for many things but I pray that the OVF will stay with us for a long time to come.
Mark II failed miserable in Antartica http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/antarctica-2009-worked.shtml but I read Mark III has "enhanced" weather sealed it must be the reason yours survived. A99 is a SEMI professional camera and WAS NOT designed for extreme cold weather.
DRarchitect: Someone is sabotaging this camera, the sample photos are terrible. Out of focus, composition is wrong, shot at the wrong ISO... It was all made to look absolutely terrible... DP I hope you did not do this on purpose........
If it was Silver Award, I say sabotage but I am very satisfied with DP's review and GOLD award!
"When we reviewed the RX100, earlier this year, we were very impressed. What do you think of the RX100's inclusion in Time's list? Let us know in the comments. " very impressed but why no gold award? ;-)
It is just unbelievable there are so many Sony haters here without even trying or owning this camera.
I am sure if it is a Nikon or Canon, there will be less negative or nasty postings on this article.
I think Sony is a very innovative company. Just look at RX1 and Sony A99. I think it is great that we have many choices and it will push other companies to design a better camera.
These are the kind of quality samples DP should be taking. RAW + JPEG samples at http://www.mobile01.com/newsdetail.php?id=12497 in Chinese. If you still think these samples are bad due to the camera, you are just a hater and lost your credibility as a honest forum member.
BMWX5: I see a Gold Award for this camera and RX1 and 2012 Cameras of the Year! Anything less will be a conspiracy ;-)
A57 is golden!
I see a Gold Award for this camera and RX1 and 2012 Cameras of the Year! Anything less will be a conspiracy ;-)
deniz erdem: why do sony jpeg always have that blotchy look to them? i know the raw files are probably very impressive but why sony? why dont you have good jpegs?
Did you see the RX1 samples? These are also impressive samples. I think they really improve their jpeg engine.
Wow, this camera is worth every penny. Just look at this high ISO samples... http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2012/10/09/night-time-street-shooting-with-the-sony-rx1-amazing-high-iso-samples/
I could not believe the push back from Canon and Nikon fanboys. Sad, quite sad!
BMWX5: Where are the real sample photos for Sony A99?
@bruder, those not A99 real samples. They used a camera with pre production 0.92 firmware. Plus so many of the photos were underexposed. I prefer to wait from professionals such as DP reviewers!
Where are the real sample photos for Sony A99?
twenty200: I own an A77. Until you've shot your style of photography with an A77 or A99, you simply have no idea how much of a positive impact this kind of viewfinder will have. The first time I went out shooting with my A77, I couldn't stop saying "Wow." Not because I was dazzled by the technology. I was wowed by the immense usability. An EVF gives you so much more control over the camera than you've ever known before. It's a lot like the leap from film to digital all over again in that it's even more instant feedback. I can't justify buying an A99, but if I could, I'd have already done it. I'm not a Sony guy, but I'm definitely sticking with Sony unless somebody else creates an even better EVF. For me, it's the killer feature I can't do without. I thought it would be a gimmick. It turned out to be the most photographer friendly feature I could have ever imagined.
Shoot both eyes open and use "Tracking Object" to shoot a moving subject. You have been lambasting Sony cameras since A77 came out. I read many of your threads. You just can't help it that EVF is the future. Learn how to take advantage of it and it is awesome!
Martin Datzinger: Sad to see they used an SLT design, the brilliant OVF was one of the main incentives to buy the a900.
Sad to read that you are stuck to outdated technology. EVF is the future...
VivaLasVegas: This is the paper tiger everyone is talking about, yawn......good night everyone!
Rude post from a Canon guy. Shame on you!