Hmmm ... I would rather have higher quality 1080P (e.g. like the RX100m3 with full sensor readout and XAVC-S @ 50mbps) than 4k video at only 30 fps.
P Johnson: Still some notable watercolor effects of especially grass and 'chipsified' leaves in trees in full size, but that's APS-C at current state.
I wouldn't draw any conclusions until raw is supported by Adobe and the like. Plenty of top end cameras, like the Leica M240, show similar issues in JPEG's.
aerorail: rx100m3 is taking a small step backward imoi'll keep the m2 and see what happens in a year or two
Because he owns the II.
B1ackhat: "However, one significant change is that you can now use Auto ISO when in Manual mode - effectively creating a Pentax-esque 'Shutter and Aperture Priority' mode."
OK, this is huge. The IS on the RX100 series sucks and the camera often chooses a lower shutter speed than it is capable of stabilizing, so adding auto ISO to manual mode is truly a godsend. I still can't wrap my head around the price tag for this thing, but I am thrilled to see this change implemented.
The RX100 III now has 5-axis IS.
maxeythecat: Sorry but GPS belongs in your car, not your camera. ' Nuff said.
Sure ... but what if you have a really bad memory and forget where the Grand Canyon or Eiffel Tower is located? I was recently looking at some images I shot of the Colosseum and, for a minute, I thought it may have been in New York. Thankfully I was able to resolve this conundrum by making use of the all important GPS data.
DaytonR: Interesting camera , it seems Sony is hell bent on removing GPS from its cameras - sad ....
Yes, so very sad. What is the world coming to?
Scottelly: They took away the GPS?!? WTF?!?
Though I am glad they have made a new, updated version of the A77, I can't understand Sony. I won't buy it without GPS. I will get the old one instead . . . or I'll get a Nikon D5300. I don't really need the speed shooting capability, and until I see that Sony is committed to this line of cameras by making three or four new, kick-ass lenses for them, I will stay away from their newest cameras. The mirrorless cameras don't have two of the features I have come to expect from Sony - in-camera image stabilization and GPS, and now Sony drops GPS from their newest A77! I think they dropped the ball too.
I was thinking Sony should make one of these without an anti-aliasing filter. Hopefully they will make an A79 with that and GPS . . . and a bigger buffer . . . and two memory card slots (fast ones - maybe UHS2).
I wonder how fast the memory card slot in this camera is.
Seriously? Who has time to wait for WiFi data transfers. I want my camera to incorporate a smart phone so that my images appear instantaneously on my Twit-ter account.
Zoran K: $1200 ???
Panasonic DMC-GX7 with Micro Four Thirds sensor, tilting EVF and 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is $950 !!!
Just wait. The V1 was launched at a similar price and ended up selling for a few hundred dollars.
Photoworks: Olympus needs to work harder on the IQ front. The IQ of the E-M1 is pretty much line-ball with the older E-M5. In fact, the past six m4/3rds from Olympus have all been fitted with 16mp sensors. The E-M1 is now as large/heavy as a full-frame camera (Sony A7/R) yet IQ quality is no better than the miniature GM1 (also fitted with a 16mp sensor).
Sure, that's why those large/heavy DSLRs are dying a slow death.
Olympus needs to work harder on the IQ front. The IQ of the E-M1 is pretty much line-ball with the older E-M5. In fact, the past six m4/3rds from Olympus have all been fitted with 16mp sensors. The E-M1 is now as large/heavy as a full-frame camera (Sony A7/R) yet IQ quality is no better than the miniature GM1 (also fitted with a 16mp sensor).
Aaron801: I know this is a really ignorant question, but I know nothing about this class of cameras... I'm wondering why a camera so bulky and so expensive is only 16mp?
Perhaps Nikon are using older generation CPU's in their cameras. The Sony a6000 can shoot 24mp at 11fps with incredibly fast auto-focussing, including tracking.
I'm pretty sure 16mp is a misprint. It should say 36mp.
Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.
I agree. Canon could also make a little more effort by offering more than just a paltry 30P video frame rate. The RX10 offers multiple frame rates from 24P all the way up to 60P.
mpgxsvcd: Micro Four Thirds just sucker punched Canon and Nikon. They didn't even see it coming. Now if only we could get Andre Agassi or Ashton Kutcher to advertise for Panasonic people would actually know what m4/3s is.
Yeah, the big boys must be crapping themselves. This camera, after all, has a monster 16mp sensor.
Only 30p video? Of course ... it's an Olympus!
dannyboy5400: DF = Dumb FoolsPay more for less. Ooooh, retro knobs make me a better photographer!
How? Do they read your mind and rotate accordingly?
dannyboy5400: Nikon D800, Sony A7, A7R, even the D600 and D610 would be cameras I buy before this thing. Oooh, it has knobs, wow, so impressive.
Is the so? Then what aperture is set on the 50/1.8?
ArtiTO: Every six months I want to do something new
Yes, we can see this. Unfortunately:-(The reason my next camera will not be Sony.
Why only 16mp? Is this camera designed to shoot at 10fps, like a D4? If not, it should have been 24mp with no AA filter.
Yes again, another Olympus camera with lousy video. 30P is yesteryear.