If this level of AF quality makes it to the APS-C cameras soon, there is some hope that a metabones speedbooster equipped Sony could finally AF with real-world competence.
I'm really impressed with the performance with the metabones-adapted lens. That is crazy good for that setup!
wombat661: "Imagine the potential for fast and accurate focus with shallow depth-of-field F1.4 primes."I see you did the test at f4. But you talk about f1.4. You realize f1.4 has a razor thin depth of field. So... can this Sony actually focus track at f1.4. For comparison, even my 3 generations ago old Nikon D7000 can track an electric go-kart coming at me with a 85mm f1.4 lens and get tack sharp focus in moderately low light. In gymnastic I can track and catch a high speed spin on the bars in moderate light with the DSLR. You realize that is FAST!Every 3 months yet another mirrorless comes along and say they can match DSLR. Each time turns out to be a bust. So can it really, really I mean really really do it this time???? Don't come back in yet another 3 months and say really, this XYZ camera can really match DSLR!
Don't you wish you could take back that post? Trashtalking a camera and failing horribly at it...well done!
Rishi Sanyal: To everyone wondering what the advantages of the improved sensors (mainly faster sensor readout) are - aside from the obvious: 4K and high fps stills and video - please wait for a sneak peak at this camera's AF tracking capabilities in continuous AF. We'll publish a quick look that I think may turn some heads.
Good. RX100s needed some AF improvement above all else.
Cue the Canon fanboys trashing the new Sony camera whilst using a brand new camera with a sensor designed 12 years ago.
zakaria: It is the Sony samsung war in BSI technology. This tool is a piece of hi tech but the price is the weak part.
I have no idea why you would expect its "critical image quality" to be inferior to the D810. The RX1 proved that it could blow away any 24mp/35mm DSLR pairing. Pair this with the Ultra-sharp 55mm f/1.8 ZA lens, and I think you'll find it to be easily the equal of the equivalent best you can put together w/ a d810.
Canon bailed out of the US market because it didn't see an interest. Well done, Canon. You called that one!
Did I miss the test of the cycle time? I would have thought that would be included in a review. Surely I read past it without noticing it.
Autopano Pro = Fantastic Software...
AngryCorgi: Question is: How speed-efficient is the pixel-shift mode? Much like on the Olympus, that factor will be the ultimate determining factor on value of the mode.
Question is: How speed-efficient is the pixel-shift mode? Much like on the Olympus, that factor will be the ultimate determining factor on value of the mode.
We will see if the AF is "HIGH SPEED". If it is, these will sell like hotcakes. If not, they probably will have languishing sales numbers.
$2500?? No raw video format? No 24P option? Canon does realize its not the only fish in the 4K pond, right??
AngryCorgi: I'm assuming this is an Aptina sensor still. Can anyone verify?
Well, regardless of the sensor (or until we know for certain), the control layout and design of the body is a huge improvement on the J-series. It appears less "dumbed-down" now and actually configurable.
I'm assuming this is an Aptina sensor still. Can anyone verify?
RT = garbage...its about time microsoft realizes this
AngryCorgi: The CM1 JPEG output is pretty poor and it's lens appears to be nothing special.
Fair enough. :)
Oh, the raws are fine, as far as SNR against the competition. The lens still has a very small sweet spot in the center and drops off to average as you walk toward the edges pretty quick. I only noticed that the JPEG engine seemed to struggle at wrestling out details AND providing noise reduction.
I'm most shocked by how well the GX7 does in this comparison. Their JPEG engine is getting the most out of the sensor. Makes you wonder why Canon purposely ties their hands behind their back in competition by using sub-standard sensors in other devices.
The CM1 JPEG output is pretty poor and it's lens appears to be nothing special.