Rooru S: Finally! Someone who puts size over fast aperture. Lately, all FE lenses announced were huge with the only exception being the SEL28F20. Someone had to put a stop for this madness.
@neil holmes:I SAID: "Lately".
Finally! Someone who puts size over fast aperture. Lately, all FE lenses announced were huge with the only exception being the SEL28F20. Someone had to put a stop for this madness.
ShutterNot: Congratulations to SONY and Samsung. Looks like they had a great year.
I'm not ready yet to buy a Sony or Samsung product. Lets see if they can manage to win me over next year with a reasonably priced product which makes it a pleasure to use.
@entoman:hey hey, you can already "adapt'' fullframe lenses into Sony EEEEEE mount, no need for Sigma and Tamron to adapt their designs by using barrel extenders, you're best served by using adaptera. By the way, there is no such thing as "sony mount''. There are Sony A-mount, Sony E-mount and Sony PZ-Mount.
Mssimo: lightweight and portable?
more portable than Sony F55 at least.
Peiasdf: I wish Pentax don't go FF with DSLR. Mirrorless FF will slowly eat into FF DSLR market and with C/N already offering a full lineup of cheap to expensive FF, Pentax won't make a splash. I'd much rather they go mirrorless FF to give SONY some competition and expend the mirrorless FF market.
mirrorless is the future, but not necessarily the Compact Mirrorless concept. And Nikon and Canon doesn't want to awknowledge that Sony got the right concept and that's why they're sticking to SLR designs. In fact, since several FF lenses will be big, why push hard to get smaller bodies with more limitations if your lenses will be huge anyways? Nothing prevents Canon, Nikon and Pentax to offer a mirrorless in a SLR-body with EVF and PDAFOS or dual-pixel tech. They could keep using all the plethora of lenses available right now without having to redesign or create a whole lineup of lenses or having to use adapters.
SHood: That must be one big drone to carry that camera along with the weight of a lens.
Recently Sony had their Cinealta F55 carried by a big drone for some fireworks shooting and that camera weights 5Lbs alone. 3.5Lbs+Lens should be no issue at all.
Neez: This is the first zoom sony should have released for the E mount. Second should be the 70-200 f2.8.
@Neez:If you don't care about size, go buy A-mount. Those lenses have mechanical coupling which is better than focus-by-wire crap.
Rob Sims: The workhorse of any professional Full Frame system: F2.8 24-70mm F2.8 70-200mm
Sony, are you taking note?
Go buy A-mount lenses then.
@Temporel:No, I mean, as huge as any other F2.8 Constant aperture Zoom lens. The FE 70-200 G F4 OSS is bigger than Canon SLR 70-200 F4 IS USM. So we can expect such lenses being just as big or bigger than SLR counterparts. Look at the FE 35 F1.4 ZA, bigger than Canon and Nikon FF 35mm F1.4 lenses.
Why? It would be HUGE.
Wait...1299.99USD? or was it a typo and you meant 2299.99USD?Not related at all, but look at that "retro-looking" type font at the lens barrel.
599.99 USD? Why not buy a Sony RX100? You get a zoom lens, probably the same sensor and better handling. Better yet, you get a nice little flash with bouncing capability.
Am I missing something? Would like to see a size comparison against the RX100 and see if it's still worth the price tag. Probably not.
cgarrard: The new Sony... listening... love it :). Good for them, really... each step forward wins more and more respect and the hearts of photographers they court.
@miketala:No, when you buy a camera and you find there are a lot of things in need of improvements, you expect the manufacturer to solve them.. So far, Sony seems they don't want to listen RX1 owners.
what the hell...I could buy another camera with that price...
Johannes Zander: This should be called a softwarefix, not an update. It only fixes issues! No new functionality!
all over the world, software fix comes bundled in a update package even if it doesn't offer new functions, like it or not.
here here DPReview. Make a side by side comparison of EVF "slideshow effect'' and OVF "blackout''. Maybe you could use D810 and A7RII for comparison subjects. Involve four things. Single shot. Panning/Tracking with Single Shot. Continuous Shooting and Panning/Tracking with Continuous Shooting.
funny how you tell me to relax while avoiding the fact that RX1 and RX1R owners has been waiting for firmware updates since forever.
RX1 and RX1R owners would like to agree but they can't...even after they paid premium pricetags for those models.
The Jimmy 86: I've never owned an Olympus but it's heartening to see them honouring their products like this. More manufacturers need to take this approach. SONY. That's you. Instead of just releasing a new camera every time I turn on the internet, do some FW upgrades. That also goes for Canikon and Panasonic (still waiting on a most likely abandoned LX100 upgrade.)
@Everlast66:RX1 and RX1R owners would like to disagree with some comments.
''Up to now, Sony's cameras have only recorded compressed Raw files which can have a visual impact on some images''.
Have you forgotten the a850 and a900? Those cameras recorded uncompressed RAW. Geez.