Prognathous: Why the hell do they need to come up with a new lens mount? Enhancing M-mount to support AF or using the royalty-free Sony E-mount would have been much better than introducing yet another mount. We already have too many mounts, it's time to consolidate not add.
So how is Japanese lenses 100% German?, funny how fast people discount how good Sony/ Zeiss lenses are but jump to try and justify Cosina Co.Ltd who makes lenses for Zeiss/Sony and Panasonic/Leica are 100% Leica.One thing for certain "RAW" nobody but you claims Samsung makes lenses.
Fazal Majid: For the naysayers: you are not the target market. The people who buy this are those who want true Leica lens quality or brand image (not a rebadged Panasonic), but find the M rangefinder system too difficult to use. It will sell like pancakes, although arguably the X Vario is a better choice for that audience.
Correction, Leicasonic lens quality.
Boerseuntjie: For the price of the body you can buy a Sony A6000 with Zeiss 16-70mm F4 lensand it comes with a viewfinder build in...LOLhttp://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1038726-REG/sony_alpha_a6000_mirrorless_digital.html
@Bhima78... Blah, Blah, Blah, since when is the EM-1 an APS-C camera?
munro harrap: The lenses look like the FUJI lenses to me, and the camera looks like a modified NEX-7 Sony. Who does the sensor I wonder.
It wont bounce!, but break, no doubt.
Sony sensor with Leicasonic lenses
But they need a new mount for these Leicasonic lenses.....LOL
nunatak: why is it anyone who is critical of Leica's business practices is a hater? Leica is the Louis Vuitton of cameras. a famous brand which caters to people who like to wear famous brands.
for some people this camera will be a great value. for most others, not so much.
@HowaboutRAW... Again you show how ignorant you are, these are Leicasonic lenses on this camera and Samsung can not even make lenses close to Sigma optical quality, so keep on spewing that junk.
Simon jackson: does any body know when dpreview is going to have full review and what do you think there going to rank it?
@ Galbertson this is a pre-order and a hell of a deal. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1038726-REG/sony_alpha_a6000_mirrorless_digital.html
Retzius: Sony sensor + Epson viewfinder + Japanese lens + camera body milled by a Japanese CNC machine + final assembly by unionized EU laborers = German camera that captures the "essence" of photography
For the price of the body you can buy a Sony A6000 with Zeiss 16-70mm F4 lensand it comes with a viewfinder build in...LOLhttp://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1038726-REG/sony_alpha_a6000_mirrorless_digital.html
PowerG9atBlackForest: Can you imagine how a naked, clinically dead metall piece milled down from a massive block of aluminum will feel in your hands. Warm and cosy? - Cold like ice!
Not to mention,what a waste of Aluminum
Funny how people say Sony E-mount lenses are slow and expensive...LOL
Sonyshine: This looks like a high quality camera that will no doubt perform beautifully....unlike the over - priced Sony's with lumps of wood and cow skin that Hasselblad pass off as an upmarket camera .... :))
Get over it, old news
Look a fancy Panasonic Camera ;)
Wow Richard Butler actually enjoy using a Sony camera? did not see that comming
People said Sony Mobile will never fly after they let Ericsson go.Sad that the two giants of mobile phones Ericsson and Nokia could not survive, it looks like making the same boring phone year after year strategy of Apple and Samsung works good ;) that speaks volumes of how dump North American consumers are, buying the same crap and falling for junk marketing...LOL
Devendra: good to know sony caught up with 36mp FF after couple of yrs
@ HFLM with no sensor there is no camera, just like in the old days with no film there is no picture.
The 36mp Nikon is a Sony sensor and Sony has a 50mp Medium format sensor they sell to Hassy,Phase one, Pentax so who has the catching up to do exactly?For a so called engineer you sound quite stupid
Boerseuntjie: Just like DPR Impressions and reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, Sony claims that the a6000 has the fastest AF performance on the market statements should always be taken with a grain of salt.Nice upgrade for E-mount, hopefully new A- mount will have lost the Translucent Mirror and sport same fast AF ;)
Thanks T3 I was making fun at DPR ;) I like the camera and own the NEX-6, this camera sounds amazing to me but I don't understand why Sony would put a lower resolution EVF in the a6000 and not just use or match the NEX-6 EVF.
Just like DPR Impressions and reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, Sony claims that the a6000 has the fastest AF performance on the market statements should always be taken with a grain of salt.Nice upgrade for E-mount, hopefully new A- mount will have lost the Translucent Mirror and sport same fast AF ;)
Marvol: Of all the ridiculous criticisms aimed at Sony by DPR over its last few products, this:
"While its 'NEX-like' design is getting a bit stale"
has got to rank as one of the best. DPR is really outdoing itself trying to find fault.
Do I REALLY have to point to every DSLR made by CaNikon looking exactly like the predecessor - and pretty much every other DSLR ever made for that matter - but with a different name badge? The Canon G-series?
And on the other side of course, when Sony DOES come out with a novel design, they get marked down for not being consistent or unable to settle on a good design or whatever.
Truly DPR, the depths you are plumbing. Get a grip.
Well Leica get's away with a "novel" design...just a brick with a lens...LOL DPR must be on crack.