Clever advertising. Showing the Mitakon 135mm F1.4 will make some people eager to stay on touch with DPR. And what about showing Sony cameras on a Canon lens sample gallery...interesting.
Aside from that, I really like the picture used on the article.
Rooru S: So...you have to keep camera still while it records a short video? Hmmmmmm...
Just read the new article regarding this feature. DPReview confirmed my doubts. You have to keep camera still while it makes an analysis and while you capture a short video...
If I don't, I end up with pictures that for each focal plane selected it will change the framing.
So...you have to keep camera still while it records a short video? Hmmmmmm...
Dirk Nuary: Sony is started to protect and comfy their camera users.
Sadly, that's only true for E-mount users.
PerL: Apparently the system does not mean much or anything in these comparisons. How can the system camera Sony A7 II be considered a better choice than the system cameras Nikon D610 or Canon 6D?And "best overall" when DPReviews user report showed how much the Sony EVF/AF system lags traditional DSLRs in the field for action shooting?
@Richard Butler...I'm quite sure you got things mixed up. PerL was talking about the a7 II. Why did you mention the a7R II??
mermaidkiller: Why no mirrorless like the Sony A7S/R ?
@antares103Sony A-mount cameras are using larger batteries and they still have poor battery performance compared to SLRs. E-mount going for larger batteries won't beat SLR energy consumption.
Why is the A7 on this list?
happypoppeye: There is very little benefit shooting in RAW these days and its easier for a company to handle jpegs. Plus, jpegs are almost just as editable.
it's not about a company not being able to handle raw files easily or not. It's about making too many adjustments or editing that may distort reality.
peterpainter: I think it could mean 'don't rush out and buy the Sony a7R II because, well, we just might be putting a version of that sensor in the D5';)
In any case, they would put that sensor on the D8xx series. Not in Dx-series. Dx-series are for sports/action photography, not high-resolution stuff.
The only reason I can figure out for such a desperate announcement is the Leica SL. Which must worry Nikon more than I thought.
Unfortunately, the announcement (giving a name, D5, and fact to become the next top-level again), confirms a sad thing: Nikon still does not innovate. If I had $7000 to spend for a next body, the SL suddenly looks rather tempting after this announcement ;)
Leica SL got nothing against the D4S. The SL can't reach ISO409600, can't shoot with ultra fast AF-C at high rate. Leica SL isn't a competitor.
If Sony can't offer a mirrorless with 16Mpx, max.ISO409600 with at least 10fps AF-C and ultra fast AF performance as seen on the D4S, Really doubt Nikon is able to achieve that.
Too bad. The NX1 is a great camera. I wasn't going to buy it (already invested on Sony A and E mount cameras and lenses) but the NX1 brought a good competition. They were able to have 4K from a very large res sensor. And AF was nice.
Rooru S: Aaaannnnd this article proves that Sony should release a camera for today's needs, not make us wait for a few years until they match performance from current SLRs. What's so hard for Sony to put a 12Mpx sensor on a a99 body, better AF module than the one we see on the a77M2, put a OSPDAF points on it (dual AF system ala a99) and offer 10 or 12fps? With a fixed mirror, it would be no issue at all having 10fps compared to 1DX and D4S which has to move a mirror..
@chlamchowder:Sorry, should have been more clear. Today Sport, Action and Wildlife Photographer's needs.
Okay Sony, you just delivered an entry model... When are we going to see a Fullframe A-mount body with your fabulous 12Mpx sensor (max. ISO409600), upgraded dual AF system (ala a99) with 79 points dedicated PDAF points and 199 PDAF points on sensor, 10fps with Full manual control AF-C at full resolution in a a99-style body (or with built-in vertical grip if you wish)...???
Yoggie: Earlier this year I decided to upgrade from my a57. I really wanted the a77II and to upgrade beyond my basic "starter" lenses, but I realized that I would be putting money into a dead end system. The a-mount might not be dead, but it is a dead end system.
Let me guess... So you're going to invest in E-mount which will take a lot of time to have a lineup just like A-mount currently have and with a performance not on par of A-mount cameras when it comes to AF performance... Am I right?
RC Photography: The A77ii TODAY sells on Amazon for $858 new and $690 used. In 4 months is will be even less.
In 4 months Sony plans on selling the A68 which is the same size but lacks in almost every specification for $650.
When was the last time one of the largest APS-C DSLRs came with a 2.7 inch LCD? 2009? The A68 doesn't even have 1080/60p video!
Back in early 2012 Sony was selling the A57 and the NEX 5N both with 3 inch LCDs and1080/60p video. The $650 A68 in 2016 won't have those features.
This camera comes with XAVC-S, quite sure it comes with 1080/60p video.
EDIT: Sorry, Just noticed here DPReview states it is only XAVC-S for 30 and 24p.
calkapokole: In many ways worse than my A55, I am so disappointed.
I can tell you this camera is way better than your a55. 1. It has 24Mpx, 79 AF points (15 cross type) and 3. XAVC-S. The list goes on. Now it's your turn.
And remember, this camera is cheaper than your a55 at launch. This cost 650usd aprox. body only while the a55 body only was 750usd.
Aaaannnnd this article proves that Sony should release a camera for today's needs, not make us wait for a few years until they match performance from current SLRs. What's so hard for Sony to put a 12Mpx sensor on a a99 body, better AF module than the one we see on the a77M2, put a OSPDAF points on it (dual AF system ala a99) and offer 10 or 12fps? With a fixed mirror, it would be no issue at all having 10fps compared to 1DX and D4S which has to move a mirror..
This probably competes against the Canon T6i and have some features that competes against the Canon T6s. The a58 simply couldn't compete against such cameras.