hope some other company ends up buying Thoshiba's sensor division. like,.. Samsung/Canon/Nikon or maybe Ricoh. there should always be some competition for sony.
lancet: Could somebody please explain why anyone would use real world samples taken by someone else as a measure on which they would decide whether they purchase the camera or not.
When I think about the next camera I'll buy, I first look at the specs and whether it will mesh with the current setup I've got. Then I go to a dealer and see how it handles. If I'm unsure, I will rent it for a day to use it beside my current camera in a scenario that I plan on using it later, process the files in my normal way and see how it compares to my camera. If I like what I see and how it feels, I will buy it.
Looking at the samples here or anywhere else gives you absolutely no idea how the scene actually looked when it was photographed, what was the quality of the light and whether a 24MP camera wouldn't have made a similar image. Finally, since it was used by a completely different person, there is no telling whether your technique will provide similar, better or worse images.
from the specs, i thought that this is "just another camera", "low dynamic range", "low max iso" etc etc. but, from those images, i can see that the images are good in feel. so, i guess these samples serves it's purpose
Abhijith Kannankavil: they should have done something about the sensor manufacturing process. But, i guess for the intended purpose and customers, it may sometimes be a perfect match.
And, there's one thing that have always been in my mind when i read comparos between cameras. when you compare camera 'a' with camera 'b' which has lower pixel count, by downsizing the images from camera 'a' to the size of camera 'b',.... aren't you giving an advantage to the images from camera with lower pixel count? , because it is not edited at all, whereas the other one has gone through the Photoshop once. ? ? ?
thanks for explaining it @rishi sanyal.
but, wouldnt it be better if you downsized both the cameras to a common size? such as 34 mp in this case (not that it would have made a difference in this comparison). it may be an important factor while comparing the new sony 40 mp sensor to the old 36 mp sensor.
they should have done something about the sensor manufacturing process. But, i guess for the intended purpose and customers, it may sometimes be a perfect match.
this is something we all were waiting for
the not so great low light autofocus, non interchangeable focusing screen and no focus peaking are the only problems I see with this camera.
I may not like it's looks, but that's just me.
the title of the article says what's the problem with Sony. they just keep bringing new things every six months n forget what they were selling to us six months ago.
wus: I hope is is not quite correct when DPreview writes above
"All but the Sony mountS will incorporate Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology to compensate for camera shake. This functionality is omitted from Sony mounts to accommodate for that manufacturer’s in-camera image stabilization system."
because only Sony's A-mount cameras have in-camera stabilizers. The NEX and the new A7 series with the E-mount don't, so if Sigma will really omit the in-lens stabilizer from the E-mount version, too, it will be quite a show stopper.
Anyone on here KNOW any details?
looks like the version for mirrorless will come with different optics and will be a completely different lens.
that may feature in lens stabilisation.
great job Fuji. a really nice way to show the commitment to the costumers.
it isn't ugly enough to be real.more exotic wood and bigger hand grip please.
falconeyes: From the image, the lens would be no more than a 1.8mm aperture. Which is only half the 3.3mm of the Nokia 808's lens, the current smartphone class leader. Therefore, this new device can only capture 1/4 the light of the class leader and won't be that interesting.
you are comparing two cameras with different sensor sizes. so this camera module may have a lesser f number even if the lens is smaller.
for now, all we can do is just speculate.
good news for people looking for used d600. nothing more.
wish they did that for picasa and gmail.
thanks to DPR for sharing the story.
Mssimo: Some info on lens design.
thanks for that link
the 5mp pics look good.
and as a device, it'd have been better if they just kept going with mameo/meego
The collaboration is also due to include'products for the DSLR segment' >>
and that'd be called "SOLAR" and cost 5 times as much.. great.
so it's more of interchangeable/attachable module camera for smartphone than interchangeable lenses for smartphones.
sounds almost like a future generation of devices.
N13L5: I wonder how much Microcruft is paying these companies to crank out new Windphones to rot on store shelves...
there had been some lawsuit with samsung from ms.it was settled with many conditions. one of them was said to be "samsung will put more effort into windows based smart devices"