Gothmoth: mihm... so canon will produce soccer mom cameras like the 6D and i will have to think about buying into sony?
well sony needs a lens collections as big as nikons and canons.... then i think about buying into sony cameras.
You have a lot of choice between old Minolta/ Alpha, Sigma and Tamron, Zeiss and even Samyang...Do you need more?
Maybe we will see an affordable Medium format from Sony...Please
Rage Joe: Is Nokia the only European camera manufacturer to be taken seriously any more?
For Serious Money...LOL
Carl Zeiss announced 3 new Lenses for NEX and Fuji 12mm F2.8, 32mm F1.8 and 50mm F2.8 Macro and all under $1000, the Sony and Fuji systems just got seriousTime for a Full Frame NEX Sony
Boerseuntjie: Who cares, I can't even find a Samsung camera at any of my local camera dealers?
Bestbuy does not have Samsung NX in Canada but they sure have their crap TV's
DaveCS: The sensor is the unknown variable here.CMOSIS has only been in the game since late 2007-early 2008.
Right now, I wouldn't touch this camera with a 10 foot pole.
I would wait to see some results out of that sensor before even considering that camera for my lenses.
They say CMOSIS, I say Sony...LOL, I can't wait for Sony to help Zeiss make a Digital IKON
Could be Sony sensor and would not surprise me if it was
Nice, I wish Sony would do the same for NEX
Who cares, I can't even find a Samsung camera at any of my local camera dealers?
I can't wait for APS-C to go away completely, if FF gets cheaper and cheaper this will be soon
IshrarH: I'm disappointed with the layout of the AF points of A99.
All the AF points are so much cluttered in the center part of the frame, that I doubt if A99 needed so many points.
I feel Sony simply reused the 19-point AF system of A77 without much modification, so it now only covers the APSC field of view well.
People raving about A99's continuous AF tracking capability should think again on what happens if their subject moves away from center to the left or the right parts of the frame that are left totally uncovered by any AF point.
Also, Sony took one BIONZ processor off the board that reduced much of A99's potential speed for being an SLT. 6FPS sounds dated compared to A77.
Also, no improvement with EVF means all the complains people made with A77 EVF (lagging and clipping of highlights/shadows, for example) may still remain with A99.
So, with such limitations, I wonder why Sony kept people waiting so long to bring out this camera. It's more like an FF sensor packed in a A77 body.
A77 on steroids and ugly as hell I agree, Thanks but I will keep my a900
I like it, but will not call it a Leica killer, If Sony was smart they would make this with interchangeable lens for M mount and add the adapter for A mount and E mount, now that would be a Leica rival.
Francis Carver: Wow, what superb German technology at work here, ayayay.
FOCAL RANGE: Only 2.85x. I guess it's better than 1x, but still....
BRIGHTNESS: T2.9. So, it's pretty dark, especially considering the short zoom range.
WEIGHT: A 5.5 pound (2.5 kilogram) lens is being labeled here as "sleek, "lean," and "ultralight." Oh well, I guess compared to a 10, 15, or 20 pound lens, it actually is.
PRICE: Twenty thousand American dollars. That's probably about $14-15,000 more than most ordinary shooters could see paying for it.
I especially appreciate the fact that Carl Zeiss will allegedly make this thing with a Sony E-mount. I am just curious, how many folks who purchased one of the cheap Sony E-mount cameras will then spend $20,000 for this particular lens to be mounted on it?
So Francis you do look a little stupid today, Sony just released that FF E-Mount Camcorder
photoholiko: What does it do that the NEX-5N can't for $700 less?
Mein gott!! LOL, I have to agree, but one mistake Fuji made is using Sony OLED EVF, Why??? the one thing I did like from fuji was the OVF in the X100.Don't get me wrong I like Sony sensors but hate the EVF in the NEX and SLT cameras.
What do I know: A Kodak moment replaced by 100 pictures on facebook taken with a Phone and given the latest Instashit filter treatment what a shame
Hahaha Instashit Love it
keysmith: Why on earth they don’t put direct buttons (ISO, WB) and jogs like many compacts have now a days. Sony RX100 has many more direct buttons. Why NEX can’t have any and has this childish interface. Are this lens interchanable APS-C cameras only for point n shoot people?? I don't think so..
Have ever seen the NEX7 ?
Jim Evidon: To those of you who complain about the NEX5N and the lack of pancake lenses, Please take note:1. It is true that the NEX5N has a dumbed down consumer appearance, but don't let appearances fool you. The camera is full featured and as fully capable as any of the best of them under $1500. I shoot Raw and the images are spectacular and require very little post processing in CS5.
As for pancake lenses, both Sony and Panasonic make MFT pancake lenses. The camera comes with a zoom kit lens because marketing tells the manufacturer that it is what sells. BTW, it is an excellent lens. As for pancakes, I use an Panny f 1.7 20mm and the results are very sharp and contrast moderately high.
So, I'll say this as politely as possible: Shut up unless you know what you are talking about. Your ignorance is showing.
Yes Essai and without that nice Sony sensor your D800 is nothing more than a paper weight,
Nice Apps and good start
I like the time-laps and remote control app http://youtu.be/5mFH_hg-LIw
caver3d: The camera is for real photographers not "flavor of the month" techno-babblers like you. If you have ever used a Foveon-based camera you'd understand.
Hey I was joking, all good but the price