Read the title idiots it's 2x Zoom
stan_pustylnik: 1 from 2 1- tester, testing procedures were faulty - camera is great2- tester, testing procedures were fine - camera is bad
Test photos from A99 are not impressive. Color is bleach, contrast is low, detail is smeary at Actual Size, landscape photos - simply shame from CZ 16-35mm f/2.8 , 70-200mm f/2.8, and CZ 70-400mm.
These tests show lower IQ than images I get with Sony A850 + 20 years old Minolta Maxxum lenses.
I have to agree stan and that is why I will keep my A900 thanks, marike6 I will agree with you, people like to point out the bad and not the good but that is what you get from Haters
rusticus: At present the best image quality for me have the Fuji cameras -well, the AF leaves something to be desired, but the picture quality is awesome - I will not buy the new Sony, Canon or Nikon. . . and I do not need FF
That is Ok you already did buy a Sony, Fuji is about 50% Sony ;)
Princess Leia: Most of the bad comments are just haters of Sony or could not afford to buy it so they'll say anything to discredit this camera. A99 is very capable profressional camera. Just look at other samples and reviews from professionals, A99 is a beast!
Haters will be haters, I only have one issue with this camera and it's "BIG" EVF,EVF,EVF,EVF why EVF? and that is why i'm not getting it.The pictures were what I would expect to see and the haters can hate if they like but I think Sony is getting better all the time, they need better direction, why would you put an EVF on this kind of camera?
nikonnikon: "Alessandrini stressed that, 'This [the Lunar] is not a NEX-7 camera, just because we are buying components from Sony"Sorry Mr Luca, what do you think if Lamborghini super sport car replaces its V12 engine and put suzuki swift engine into it.Nice try sir, and good luck with your strategy..btw i think wood accent using at camera grip will not work unless u have plan to use it as an ornament...man that's a very expensive ornament, but Mr Gates will love it.. :)
Hey your Nikon has a Suzuki swift engine ;) Mr nikonnikon or should it be Mr sonikonsonikon?...LOLNice one King Penguin it's clear this dude does not know cars.He probably thinks Koenigsegg cars don't use ford engines...LOL
Hey if they actually make a FF DSLR with OVF, I might switch from Sony to Hassy..LOLThe SLT/ EVF crap just does not interest me, sorry Sony
AnHund: Pure speculation that the Samsung should outperform the Canon S100 in my opinion.
Actually Canon sensors score bad all the time ;) but I will agree with you no way the Samsung outperforms the S100
rallyfan: Call them "ephemeral."
Once phones improve in low light situations I'm done buying pocket cameras.
I agree this these cameras are pointless not point and shoot, excuse my pun
Sergey Borachev: PROs:
1. Badly needed stability for Olympus to move on.
2. Access to the latest Sony technology (sensors, EVF, focus peaking...) for use in Olympus cameras. Just what is needed for the best mirrorless format, M43, to achieve greatness.
3. A faster pace in the Mirrorless Revolution as Sony and Oly, and Panny (all strong believers in MILCs) get friendlier. This weakens the unhealthy duopoly of Canikon and helps remove the obstacle to progress those two have become as they cling on to DSLRs. This must be good for competition and for consumers, and for progress.
4. M43 becoming more compelling with this vote of confidence from Sony to other makers to help M43 become a quasi standard to benefit consumers for better choices and prices, e.g. if Tamron start making native M43 lenses, Sigma some M43 Foveon cameras, Sony M43 pellicle MILCs, Fuji M43 superzooms, and Pentax...
Not too many. Perhaps risk of Sony's proprietary garbage, like PlayMemories, XQD ... in Olympus cameras.
Sergey the XQD card was a Nikon request and developed by Sony,SanDisk and Nikon to replace 18 year old limatations of CompactFlash memory, so get your facts straight.BTW Sony is not interested in M43 and I would not be surprised if M43 cannot survive in 2013
javaone360: Not sure how long Panasonic will stay in partnership.
Sony and Panasonic will be working together on OLED TV productionand soon if not already Panasonic will be buying Sony sensors, the new GH3 might already be sporting a Sony sensor ;)
Boerseuntjie: That 50mm Zeiss is mine, let's hope it's under $800.
But we have free healthcare and a strong economy ;)
MrPetkus: No - it's really a Hasselblad - that's why it still has a non-ISO compatible hotshoe...
Those are not production cameras and Sony now has ISO hotshoe in their new cameras.
Boerseuntjie: Sum Hong Lim, once you use the iphone 5 you will never want to use the Samsung imitation ;) Poor us for using conventional cameras are you kidding...LOL
I have one, it's called a "Cell Phone" and I can actually make a phone call on it.I think they should put a cell phone in the NX cameras and call it the retro cell phone, you know those old 1980 brick cell phones they use to have, that would be nice
Simon97: Tell Mr Lim to fix their unreliable products. I bought a ST76 digital camera. For the low price, it does HD video and optical zoom during shooting. Beautiful uncompressed audio as well. The first camera just quit out of the blue while shooting stills. I got a replacement. Both cameras freeze during file transfer to the computer and every so often leave fixed purple bars in the video. I tried the firmware update to no avail.
Then there's that 52" TV that has broken down twice.
So was all those repairs warranty or did you pay to get it fixed?
dbateman: Let us spot the treads.
1. AF lenses are bad, Manual focus lenses are much better. Now all AF!2. Digital can't survive, the quality is not as good as Film. Now Film is almost dead3. Live view is terrible, who needs it. Now all camera have it, including Medium format.4. Movies shouldn't be in cameras (still in this one). Now major selling feature!
Now the New one. Wifi in Cameras and Internet connected. Sorry every body in 2 years this will be needed in everything!
Wow for once I agree with everything you just said HowaboutRAW
He must be using a fisher price camera and his jealous.
At $1,100, I will still get it, but I will have to make a trip into the USA.I'm sure they will try to rip off Canadians by adding a few more $$$ to it and the Canadian $ is doing nicely right now at par or above par
CameraLabTester: Both these camera makers have no clothes.
Some little kid, please blurt it out:... "The Camera Maker Has No Clothes!"
I have another one for "YOU", If I only had a brain?Follow the yellow brick road
Hey Idiots, just buy the Leica X2 Paul Smith / Orange Panasonic point and shoot for $3,250 and shut up about this already, it's so yesterday.
sensibill: DPR comes off as rather disrespectful, here. Would you ask Canon 'Are you confident that you can compete in the future?'
Ok Nostradamus and the world will be ending in 2012, or wait was that 2000