EthanP99: why not have Sony's xperia z2 tablet instead? Its thinner, lighter and WATERPROOF
After having 3 different Sony Xperia Z2 smartphones all with trouble such as overheating, dust inside the camera lens, unsharp photos, lousy call quality, several software bugs etc. I would not own a Xperia product for the next many years. And I have Sony alpha 900, sony tv, hifi etc.
It's optional and you have to pay extra to get a battery. It's just like a Mercedes everything costs extra ;-)
utomo99: Samsung need to optimize all the code (for phone and tablet) so it can be faster and smoother. Many people complain the UI make slow. Also Samsung need to update the OS to kit kat for galaxy tab 3 family, S4 and other
Well I liked the new KitKat on my S4. It was faster and could handle more open apps with the KitKat update. My new Sony Xperia runs smoother but the samsung s4 was more completed software wise.
JKP: How hard would it be to allow the software to control aperture, exposure time, ISO and other basic camera features directly? I don't get it why Google, Apple and MS limit the "allowed controls" to nearly minimum.
Often, new android camera update actually REMOVES useful features found in the older version. Quite annoying.
On my Sony Xperia Z2 with 20.7 MP it's possible to control the wb, iso, and the exposure compensation. And the of course the resolution and crop format 16:9 or 4:3.
Hawaii-geek: Minimum Shutter Speed in Auto ISO would have been nice. and a Stainless Steel Mount like the a7s ?
Why does everyone want stainless steel. If only you knew. Stainless steel are softer and not as hard as the steel you otherwise would use for the mount. It is therefore not as durable as normal steel.
Eric Glam: I see two major flaws here:
1. Small capacity battery, which can barely last a few hours.
2. No internal UHD recording, so with the added bulk (and cost) of an external recorder - it kinda beats the purpose of creating a small FF camera.
Obviously, Sony doesn't want the A7s to eat on sales of it's more "professional" line of video cameras, so they had to handicap it. Typical...
Then buy a vertical grip. Fits 2 batteries.
evoprox: What does this remind me of ??? I can only hope for you guys that they don't repeat the NEX desaster (more bodies than lenses) and come out with some decent glass pretty quick before they ditch it altogether yet again. After 3 years in the NEX world my money goes to Fuji these days - couldn't be happier.
There is lacking some lenses but there is certainly enough to get your work done. Tilt shift are missing and also some cheaper f/4 zooms and telelenses for a-mount. FE-mount is obviously missing some lenses but there is many a-mount lenses that can be used.
And now we haven't even mentioned all the other lenses that can be fitted to the A7 cameras via an adaptor. This is what makes this camera truuly unique ;-)
Jonathan F/2: Snooze. I bet the Df or D3S still beats it for low light. Next.
Yes and that makes it interesting to see how the Sony A7s sensor compares to the Nikon D4s sensor.
venancio: a 12mp pro gear... what if canon or Nikon come up with an 18-24mp counter offer, would this put A7s as yesterday's dream? anyway, there's too many new gears coming within this year that i'll just wait a little longer before making a move, but boy, can sony really churn up a lot of new sensor ideas! many is a lot! : )
The idea with 12,2 MP sensor is that it's perfect for recording 4K without any lineskipping or other tricks that ruin the iq. So I don't think they will. This camera is born to be a video camera.
swainer: whats the best way to trade up your A99 with CZ 24-70?
By selling it to me ;-)
Absolutic: IS -4EV only at central point, similar to how Canon 6D -3EV is only at center, or at other points as well? this could make a difference.
Since it's contrast detection on the chip I think it's on all the focus points.
Jr: Contrast detect focus only.
Yes too bad. But I am not interested anyway. I need resolution like A7r instead.
I bet Canon and Nikon pee in their pants right now! Just try to react like a real Sony fanboy ;-)
Read more about the new fantastic Sony camera here: http://presscentre.sony.eu/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=9680&NewsAreaId=2
Absolutic: they did not mention anything about AF system. Also no new lens announcements
Improved Fast Intelligent AF performance in light as low as EV-4
BobORama: I, for one, cannot wait till the Hasselblad Maserati's come out: Carbon fiber composite draped over a Kia Soul.
Actually the Sony a99 already is a Maserati so it's just a new paintwork or custom made bodypanels.
ZorSy: OK, correct me here: it is still using Sony (Minolta) mount? I mean the one even Sony is slowly phasing out....that is a good sign for KM mount users - it will live (pricey but alive).
Sony isn't phasing the a-mount out. in the last years they released a 500mm an updated 70-200 MkII a 50mm Zeiss a 24 mm Zeiss a 70-400 MkII and a 300 G MkII. New bodies are comming.
Martin Grecner: I do not understand the viewfinder size comparison with 1D.This is an APS-C camera, while D1 is a full frame camera.So, given about the same magnification factor, the viefinder on the APS-C camera should be smaller than that on full frame camera.For example, the 70D has 0,95x magnification, and still the size is much smaller than the 1D with 0,76 magnification, as the crop factor applies.
Or does Fuji use a different methodology ?
You have to remember thats not a aps-c sized prism. The finder is electronic and therefore the finder can be made larger even though it's an aps-c sensor thats in the camera.
fmian: The very idea behind this camera is a joke as far as photography goes.It undermines the very notion of what it means to be a photographer.If people really wanted that old time pure feeling of using a manually controlled camera then they would just buy a manual film camera. And plenty of people are doing just that!This camera will appeal to those who think of their cameras as more of a fashion accessory rather than an actual device to capture an intimate moment or a breathtaking scene.It brings nothing new to the table and will serve to fill in the gap between honest talented photographers and those pretenders who think their new camera somehow makes a difference.Another thumbs down to Nikon from myself and many others here I see.
Correct. Sony is on the opposite doing just the right thing with Sony a7r and a7..My old Sony a900 also has a very distinct prism house and my old Konica Minolta dynax 7d also looks a bit like this and the Olympus cameras also. It's new wine on old bags. But maybe it will be revolutionary inside.
The prism housing looks like on my Sony Alpha 900 ;-)