Aroart: I personally know quit a few photographers and videographers here in NY. Every time they use a Sony camera they all complain about the terrible battery life over priced lenses and ocassionall crashes. They either return them in a week or use them for a side kick and family gatherings. While the image quality is there I don't think it would be able to take the physical abuse and demands of a pro that shoots weddings or in extreme weather... So technically this camera realy should not be on best overall list...One more issue Sony doesn't even have the most used lense in there system lineup the 70-200 2.8.......
I know many that use the A7S and A7RII professionally, including myself, and they have been superb. Batteries are as cheap as chips. Crashes have never been issue. They're by no means perfect, but nor is any Canon or Nikon kit I've used in the past.
Thorgrem: Another A7(x)II article? Lol.
Sony is the only company bringing something new to the table. What's there to say about Olympus or Panasonic, with their same old same old 16mp sensors? Does Oympus even bother to offer 4K? FUJI are still banging on with with their good ol' 12mp sensor, now 5 years old, that's barely good enough for stills and incapable of video. Samsung have quit for good. And Canon and Nikon are asleep.
JeanPierre Thibaudeau: 220 shots per battery charge for a $3,299 camera? My, my! I hope they give a bunch of spare ones with it. My $350 Fuji F30 produces 590 shots per charge. No 4k video either. Nope, you can't have it all. Even if you pay big bucks.
The sensor in the Fuji F30 is a fraction of the size of the FF sensor in the RX1. So small, in fact, you need a microscope to see it.
Why are all the muppets whinging about price. The only competition is the Leica Q which costs $1000 more and has the same sensor tech as the first generation RX1.
RichRMA: Digital Sony Photography Review.
Sony's getting a lot of attention because they're the only company bringing something new to the table. There's not a whole lot DPR can write about the E-M5II with it's vintage 16mp sensor and out-dated 2k video.
nerd2: Here's some facts.
-Iphone 6s still lacks OIS-Iphone 6s/6s+ has EXACTLY SAME sensor size and optics (which means the same f2.2 aperture)-Now they crammed 1.5x more pixel into same sized sensor, so now pixel pitch is 1.22um down from 1.5um of IP6
Let's compare this to Samsung GS6.
-f2.2 optics is 34% slower than f1.9 optics of GS6.-Each pixel is 18% larger (in area) than 1.12um pixels of GS6.-So GS6's each pixel takes 13% more light than IP6s.-And GS6 has 33% more pixel count than IP6s.
This simple calculation says that for low light photography, GS6 has theoretical 50% advantage over IP6s. Oh GS6 has OIS too....
Who cares? It's a Samsung. I couldn't be less interested.
bernardf12: I would like to see how Sony will fix the lossy compression issue with the already slow processor and limited battery capacity. I am not going to hold my breath for that one. That together with the lack of cheap compact fast primes makes it worthwile to wait to see what the others are up to next.
The processor will actually be taxed less if it does not need to run compression routine prior to saving. Battery life could actually improve. The great thing about this so called issue is that Sony can easily issue a firmware fix to make this camera near perfect. Buying into anything else (m4/3, APS, Nikon/Canon whatever) locks you into old tech with no hope of improvement.
What the ....? No IBIS when shooting 4k video !!
mpgxsvcd: There may be better cameras out there for specific areas of photography. However, if you can’t take a great picture in any situation with this camera then it isn't the cameras fault.
Paul JM, what do you define as a "large" print? I've printed my 10mp Leica M8 at 13x19" and they look phenomenal. I could easily have printed larger.
Great, yet another Olympus body with a lame 30P video frame rate!
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).