bicycle snap shooter: Intense snap of Steve Huff...like the way his face seems to be lit by the screen of his smart phone.
That's Steve Huff (the spirit communicator) from Huff Paranormal.http://huffparanormal.com
sh10453: I'm really disappointed and bummed. Why only $15,000?If you aim a rare item at Chinese billionaires, you may as well make it worth their while!! 10 times this price would be a minimum starting point so they can have some bragging rights.
What is next? A limited edition Leica with a kangaroo picture to be sold only in Australia for $$10,000? Or maybe one with Donald Trump's picture to be sold in ... ummmm ... not sure in which US state!!! :-)
An Aussie special edition would fail big time ... we are not so gullible.
daqk: This is the right camera for image quality and portability. I own ZS40 and wanted to go 4K, almost wanted to go LX100 but no flash? This ZS100 is a valid upgrade for me.
But no GPS ... not a perfect travel camera.
Good luck shooting video outdoors with a fixed LCD. I tried desperately with my GM1 and LX100 but gave up in the end.
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!
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.