HaroldC3: Basically an a6000 without an EVF. Okay...
And without Mic input, hotshoe, or any compatible accesories.
Snikt228: Just buy a telescope for like 1/100th the price. Kinda silly
- CA- Astigmatism- Bokeh shaped like donuts- No AFseems like a lot of negative points. The Canon only negative point is price :D
Solar Ben: Try to keep things in perspective; Canada Post ships millions of parcels every day without any problems. Not sure why this story is even on dpreview. One time I heard some guy stole a camera, better write an article about it.
If the article just said LensRentals Canada is avoiding taking any further orders, that's news right? but once it states it's due to equipment being stolen, it is not news anymore even if that's the reason why LensRentals is going to stop sending equipment for a while... OOOK.
We are talking about a big company related to photographic stuff that may help customers to understand why they're not taking orders.
Reality Check: As interesting as this sounds (especially to those of the recent digital age, and some Sony engineers apparently) this is just OLD technology/concept revisited...We tried this back in the film days (in concept) for the very same reasons - smaller/simpler/cheaper lenses with better performance across the image frame, etc..What was determined back then (as is being 'discovered' today) is the very limited beneficial uses provided. Wide angle lenses, due the intrinsic field curvature of the elements used in their design, are almost the only area of benefit. Just about anything longer than ~50mm would itself have to be -redesigned- in order to project effectively, which would of course exponentially consume any cost savings of simpler/cheaper wide angle lenses.Sony has provided theoretical information to suggest greater sensor performance, noting signal noise reduction etc, but nothing that could not be accomplished by putting R&D towards 'fewer' 'larger' and 'better' photosites..
@Reality Check: there is an increasingly market for large sensor, small compact photographic devices. You know, the ones you really take to the streets everyday. Sony doesn't need companies to design lenses, they already know where the money is at. If they have sold many RX1 and RX100, they know there is a market for such cameras.
And if we take this to mobiles...Iphones are using Sony sensors for a while, and if they are selling millions of those devices, imagine many large sensor fast lenses designs without proturding cases.
Now, your main concern is interchangeables devices. Well, as you said, the market isn't going to change the current standard (flat sensors) for this tech. But remember, the current market is shrinking.
Forget about the attachments. A F1.2 Lens with a bigger sensor in a non proturding design is the way to go.
Dave Lively: A phone has to fit into my pocket. With a 6 inch screen and protruding lens I doubt this one can do that.
I don't see a proturding lens there. Unless you're talking about the "attachments"
I have seen this Camera model being sold in my country (Panama), so I'm quite sure this model is being sold in Latinamerica too.
Some are great pictures indeed. I think the strong interest in photography made via-drones is that now, with 1000USD you can take pictures in most places with a minimum investment. Aerial photography for the masses.
But I prefer the old way using airplanes =) expensive, yes, but you're up there taking the pictures, not something else.
vscd: Thats a problem of sony. The good idea is not enough... the whole system counts. They build the best sensors but f.e. have a lousy system around their A7-bodies with 4 different lenses.
A camera is not the body, only. You need optics, flashes, software or accessoires. This is fine for a fixed lense full frame cam... yepp.But I hope the curved sensor is not to expensive to build. At least not more that the 2 or 3 Glasses you get rid off in the optics...
c'mon, a7 series camera have been around for months only. We are supposed to have 15 lenses by end of 2015...and having 5 lenses available (not 4) with two more lenses announced right now is a good sign.
lacikuss: Excellent article...
So why then a Sony RX-100 III is priced at $850? It should cost $450 according to this article...
Because there is not a single competitor in this planet that can fit a f/1.8-2.8 24-70mm lens with a 1.0 Type sensor in a pocket sized package.
The RX-100 I and II sold at 799 and 699 for many months (if not years) and they sold pretty well just because there is no competition on this planet. If they had competition, they for sure would drop in price. Just look what happened with the RX10.
Rooru S: fifth af lens for eos-m in two years? it's hard to believe people are complaining about lack of lenses in sony e-mount (both fullframe and aps-c)
@67gtonr: that's my point. People like modular-like systems, where you can choose what lens use depending on situations. A fullsized Fullframe lens or a small APS-C one, it's your choice and many mirrorless users have been doing it for years. But I remember people bashing on Sony users for not having enough native lenses or using "huge" lenses on tiny bodies, and with Canon I see none. It seems to be a brand thing.
Matthew Bartok: This is Sony, I seriously doubt that they will dedicate this new design to just fixed-lens point and shoots only. Think about the benefits to having a curved censor on a video camera, this is where the new design will truly shine.
Nah, they will offer a big sensor on a small package with a bright lens with a fixed focal lenght. Doubt they will offer a zoom as first product with such a sensor, so no compromises at all. Just like the RX1.
ondrejbobek: I would happy to see article about real photographers and work on World Cup in Brazil - about press center, cameras and lenses, shooting techniques or differences, lights on stadiums, adjusting and sending pictures with caption...
I would appreciate a price drop for the RX100 mk.3 too.
Ivan Lietaert: I hate it when dpreview uses the term 'large sensor' here. It is misleading and confusing (how would you call a full frame sensor - gargantuan?). Why not stick to objective terms like 'one inch'? I still remember when they called the LX3's sensor 'large' while it was a 1/1.67 inch sensor.
I believe, many times Sony advertises this as 1.0 Type sensor. Not saying at all that it measures one inch.
fifth af lens for eos-m in two years? it's hard to believe people are complaining about lack of lenses in sony e-mount (both fullframe and aps-c)
Rooru S: Lens smaller, brighter than current RX1 with same price would be great! But I don't see this making into a interchangeable lens camera anytime soon.
that's why I was making a reference of the RX1. that's a fixed lens compact camera.
Zeisschen: So Sony's future full frame cameras will have M43 sized bodies and Leica sized AF lenses. A dream!
But they will be fixed lens most probably.
Most video cameras from Sony are fixed lens anyway. Talking more about their handycam and pro division cameras excluding the F-series and NEX-series.
Rooru S: Is the FZ1000 Weathersealed?
Thanks for the prompt answer!