Earth Art: The lens mount looks like a metal and plastic mix. The actual contact points looks like they are metal. I don't see any reason for concern here as long as the design manages to reduce weight.
Also, why does Sony insist on keeping the mirror in there? Either go traditional OVF or go mirrorless. The light loss and added flare complications are just not worth it any more.
SLT mirror is about 45 deg to optical path and therefore doesn't add any flare
Enginel: I'm a little afraid at this pace Pentax wouldn't finish the camera until after 2017. Maybe in January they will put pentaprism and eyepiece in mockup xD
42 mp FF sensor is the only sensor which doesn't suffer digital vignetting and colorshift.
wolfie: Interesting to see the positive enthusiasm for more size and weight as an advantage over mirrorless ...reminds me of how dinosaurs (dino-slrs) failed while pesty little mammals took over every niche they occupied. But hey if you want to persist with a viewing system that only existed because of film, your welcome to the size and weight penalty - which says nothing at all about about supposed better image quality.I think between Ricoh & Pentax they could have done something unique in mirrorless, maybe in a few years 😣
@Richard MurdeySony has "succeeded" in making FE 35/1.4 strongly retrofocus and as large as a SLR lens.
@T3Kolari mod is required for Sony cameras to work with M lenses properly, and only 42mp sensor handles rays as shallow angles well.Newer DSLRs do face detection too.
I am afraid mirrorless cams have little benefit to offer except new Sony sensors. Sony made huge 35/1.4, Leica recently announced huge 35/1.4 (for aps-c only!!!)
I'm a little afraid at this pace Pentax wouldn't finish the camera until after 2017. Maybe in January they will put pentaprism and eyepiece in mockup xD
What is the advantage of this over portable printer?
ozturert: So Sony still hasn't understood what customers want. Lossless compression should not be that difficult if Canikon can do that. Sony has all the electronics power in the world, why would they not do? Don't tell me "42MP is bla bla bla" because they do not do this even for their 24 and 36MP cameras!But hey, this gives them room for progress for their next camera, right?
2 mick:I own a Sonycamera NEX-5N and I'm afraid i'm not getting any updates. Also I want focus stacking and timelapse in-camera.
SFuller123: Laughing right now at anyone that bought an significantly inferior brand of camera becuase of such an insignificant difference in Sony raw compression.
Your camera choice is likely to have an affect 1000x more significant than this.
Lack of perspective.
D810 has better DR only at minimal ISO, at higher ISOs the Sony has better SNR&DR.
Nukunukoo: I repeat. Please add Lossless compression!
Who knows? There's simulated shutter sound on NEX-3N (which cannot be turned off) and A3000 doesn't allow to playback thru EVF, all done out of ignorance
It is amusing that Sony decided to emulate DSLR lack of PDAF at f/9 or smaller.
kty: Now the big question for video folks is:
SHALL I WAIT FOR THE "A7s II" OR NOT ?!
The difference is power consumption between a7s and a7r is minute.With higher mp sensor you'll likely get sharper jpegs than converted raws from small mp sensor, or use less complicated raw processing, at least.It's all due to software
BSI now finally hit FF sensors yet large pixel fa****ry continues.
Eleson: If all the images describing backlit sensor are correct and that they actually allow light to enter from higher angles, this sensor will for sure give new life to old analog lenses. -Looking forward to tests!
Nope. Old designs don't take sensor glass thickness into account.
Miki Nemeth: Since I've seen the Sony X200 professional video camera where Fujifilm (not Zeiss nor Sony) made a brilliant lens for Sony, I am fully convinced that Fujifilm should make its lenses primarily with m43 and E-mount lenses. Fujifilm's X-mount camera line is a waste of effort. Fuji should do focus onto lenses where it is really great. Fuji X-line is just a nice try vs the giants like Panasonic, Sony, Canon. Both E-mount and m43 are open standards (unlike Canon); how great it would be if I could buy this lens on my Sony cameras.
They are anything but are not open standards, this is a marketing myth.
joe6pack: I think Samsung should make a smartphone out of it. Ditch the folding display and we have the world's first interchangeable lens smartphone. Galaxy NX!
the name "Galaxy NX" is already used for a (large) NX-series camera with Android but not a phone.
Todd3608: I doubt enthusiasts and those who want manual control are really the target for this camera.
I want it for my collection. It can be used as digital 2X teleconverter for NX lenses.
vladimir vanek: OMG, now everyone's going to produce "selfie" cameras to support that ill idea to shoot oneselves. Human vanity must have gone a long way to reach today's levels.
I'd be very pleased if all girls posting selfies on the internet would use this camera instead of 1/4" camera of smartphone.
I see this camera more like a 2X teleconverter for NX lenses...Its native lenses are anyway little too large to be truly pocketable (9-27 is about the size of Sony's APS-C 16-50 collapsible zoom)
peevee1: 11 fps with C-AF would be perfect for sports, but Sony APS-C E-mount does not have a single decent sport tele zoom. f/6.3 55-210 and 18-200, nor $1500 FE 70-200/4 need not apply.
If they had decent sport zoom, but not a camera with fast AF, you'd complain the lens is utterly useless because it cannot focus.They have to start somewhere from.