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!
Rooru S: Ok, at this price point it seems everything below 900 USD feels overpriced if it doesn't offer 4K. This will shake the market and I'm quite sure Sony will lower the prices of their RX series...Good move Panasonic! This might be my first Panasonic camera.
Well, given the circumstances...Everything haha
Rooru S: "you will get the complete scope of functions and performance as described in the manual of your camera".
So version 1.0 didn't had all the functions stated on the printed manual? Interesting...first the claim that their lenses didn't need optical corrections (when they were Software corrected) and now unfinished in-camera firmware?
Ok, whatever you say. I was just pointing out that maybe Leica released the 1.0 version without the full set of features advertised on the manual and thus, being unfinished. Is there anything wrong with that? I was just thinking that's interesting.
I did have a Sony a99 with firmware 0.9 before it shipped worldwide and never saw firmware 1.0 being advertised with giving the user the full array of features seen on the manual. And once I heard a random guy in the a7 launch event saying the sensor of the a7R being the same as D800E and Sony reps quickly corrected the info and made it clear it wasn't the same. So, if a Company Rep isn't up to the task, then why call themselves Representative? Don't you think so?
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.
Vegasus: Sony products somehow always invented new technology but after a while, today's technology will be replaced by tomorrow's technology. This is mean price will drop a lot. Last time A mount lens, then E mount soon FE mount then what? Can't they keep it simple? New tech with new body, but still able to use older lens with no adaptor ring at all. Another one is the NEX cameras, now they changed it to A cameras. Geez, just bought NEX-5 for like $990ish, changed the name now worth less than half the price.
FE isn't a new mount. I thought by this moment everyone had that clear....
And clearly you don't see the benefits of this kind of tech. Imagine a RX1 even smaller.
No longer listed in Canon USA huh? Interesting...
Is the FZ1000 Weathersealed?
Ok, at this price point it seems everything below 900 USD feels overpriced if it doesn't offer 4K. This will shake the market and I'm quite sure Sony will lower the prices of their RX series...Good move Panasonic! This might be my first Panasonic camera.
If they were BETA, then they should have 0.x versions, not 1.0. And 1.1 suggest it's an update for the production version, or cameras already being sold. To me, it seems Leica released the camera with an unfinished firmware (that differs from all the features advertised on the manual)
And, if a rep said the T lenses were optically corrected when in fact they were not, that guy as I said, is a rep, representative of a company and is speaking on behalf of that company. And I'm quite sure they briefed all the info to the reps for the PR part of the event.