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)
binauralbeats: VGA resolution? Sorry, I know "many reviewers said the EVF is great", but that doesn't change the fact that it is significantly lower resolution. Less is not more. More is more. Personally, I'd like camera makers to spend more on the EVF than the rear screen. In fact, leave off the rear screen and spend it all on the EVF.
@Shamael: GX7 has smaller sensor in larger body, that's why it was easier for them to make faster shutter.
Ed Gill: Sony needs to develop a decent shutter. 1/160 flash synch - really? I'll pass.
what's the difference between 1/160 s and e.g. 1/240 s?no way focal plane shutters willl catch leaf shutters.Sure it's nice to have faster flash sync, but 90% users won't need this.Better AF, more shots per battery -- that's what 98% do need
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.
parkmcgraw: 3 of 3
The camera body offerings today, somewhat analogous to how a fledgling and or pretentious cook, as appose to a skilful chef, creates a "what is that" sort of desert, not being knowable or skillful enough in the arts to produce a basic though very high quality cake or seasoned pie with ice cream.
In closing, please STOP removing basic system hardware functions and or options without first insuring that what is being selected to be the replacement item is superior on most all respects to the predecessor.
Do a job, big or small, do it right or not at all.
Go buy Nikon DF, or even better, Nikon F4.Do you seriously think that camera makers should not sell small, high IQ cameras to users who want them just because of someone's else faggotry?
Jogger: someone needs to make an adapter that allows full electronic coupling with Nikon or canon lenses.
Give me adapter that allows full electoric coulping with M43 or NX lenses ! ;-)30/2 is nice...
ProfHankD: Well that's two excellent E-mount lenses. Pitty I can't afford them ;)
Umm, NEX's 16/2.8 is small and this full-frame Zeiss 15/2.8 is huge
What for would you use that in E-mount. That would be as large as a SLR lens.
HopeSpringsEternal: Still no support for RAW recording in any Sony compact sensor camera or large sensor camcorder
...as is every contemporary dSLR.
Jakob Dam Knudsen: Everything sounds promising except for a few aspects;- The CMOS architecture is in itself inferior to the CCD. The reason as to why CMOS are used so widely in dSLRs, is lower power consumption, faster (much faster) readout and the possibility to place anti-blooming gates and dischargers and other stuff more directly on the CMOS pixel rows, than the CCD allows.- 16,2 MPixels. On a ... what, let's guess 1/2.4" sensor at the largest. Our current compact camera leader in terms of image clarity and low noise, is the Canon S9x and G11/G12 with their 1/1.7" CCD which only performs 10 MPixels. So a smaller sensor and higher resolution WILL result in more noise, backlit sensor or not. I clearly remember how the backlit principle should've revolutionized Sony dSLR noise performance, and yet today, Sony dSLRs are STILL the ones delivering the most noise compared to Canon and Nikon competitors.
I use Sony dSLRs myself, but that doesn't mean I always agree with their choises in terms of tech.
Sony has never released dSLR with backlit sensor. Canon's dSLR are years apart from Sony & Nikon (which uses sensors from Sony)
role_of_72: This 'effect' is funny. :)
The other funny thing is if this was discovered in some other product it'd be a serious engineering mistake. But since it is in the iPhone this is fun and a killer feature.:D Apple has always been good in marketing.
Every focal-plane shutter camera has this 'mistake'. In first Leicas, it took about 1/25 sec for curtain to travel across frame
AshLee52: How about a body where the sensor moved to focus, leaving the lens in a fixed position? With various adapters you could use Leica R, Leica M, and other brand lenses. You would set the f-stop on the lens and focus in "stopped down" mode, but the image would be bright on a electronic viewfinder.
You don't know what you are talking about.The amount of focusing movement, if done by moving sensor, is independent on a lens design and equals to square of focal distance divided by minimal focus distance.
for 50mm focal length, and that's moderate telephoto for NEX, you only need to move sensor by a few millimeters. That's not much.And having movable sensor doesn't mean lens cannot have a focusing system (in that case, only telephoto lens would have it, and normal and wideangle wouldn't)