Tommygun45: BBUURRRNNNNNNN HIM!! Just kidding I love it.
Oh and please crop that dudes arm out in the first picture. Its a nice picture but that guys arm is killing it for me!
I really need to learn CS6. LR is nice and all but I feel like I am missing out on a lot of features.
BBUURRRNNNNNNN HIM!! Just kidding I love it.
This piece of crap will sell in droves this holiday season. Every person who knows nothing about how cameras work but wants to get a 'good' camera will go to Best Buy and be tricked into buying this thing. God the idiocy of the masses allowing corporations to be so lazy. This isn't how its supposed to work people!
Theres no coincidence that after posting three cameras that are better than anything Canon offers you post a video of a guy taking an axe to his Canon, is there?
Soooo what's the AF system going to be like on this thing? More advanced than the A6000? What does it focus down to EV wise?
This is a decent upgrade over the III, which I have, but I am not crazy tempted to buy this thing like I am the A7RII. Even though it would make me go bankrupt.
The new viewfinder is probably beautiful but I don't use it much anyways. Also who needs 16FPS if your AF system can't keep up? CDAF focusing can't keep up with 5fps, let alone 16. Either way, keep pushing the envelope Sony!
munro harrap: But battery-wise it is almost on a par with a Merrill . The batteries are dreadfully inadequate even on APS-C, but with the stabilization, bigger sensor count, and constant live view, you'll be missing shots changing batteries
Ya dude, the battery life on my Nokia was pretty slick back in the day. Pretty sure I'd rather have an iPhone though. Anyways have fun with your huge batteries!
Love the nitpicking in here.
Sony could cure cancer and Canikon users would still be like, "Well, I bet they never thought of the impact that's going to have on the environment what with overpopulation being what it is!"
Sorry that the brand you spent the last decade laughing at is now creating products that make yours look like they are from the stone age.
This is such a foolish comment. I have literally never missed a shot changing batteries. You can buy endless amounts of batteries and they all work wonderfully. They are also insanely cheap and light if you get third party ones (which work just as well as OEM). I shot 947 shots today at the beach, over the course of 4 hours, and recorded 3 2+ minute videos. Then I came home and reviewed my pictures, deleted 359 of them, and still had 12% left on my battery. I am pretty sure over the course of those hours, and hours, and hours of shooting my A6000 I could have changed a battery. It takes about 8 seconds. You are an idiot.
Karen Casebeer: I was surprised at this statistic: The latest data shows that over 61% of first time ILC buyers are under the age of 35, up from 54% approximately two years ago.
I have heard of several aging professional photographers going mirrorless because they no longer want or are able to carry a heavy gear load. That was the case for myself, who tried to transition to a mirrorless with a Panasonic. Unfortunately, it didn't compare in IQ to my Canon so I sent it back. Perhaps I should have given Sony a try.
Well since a $600 A6000 has a better sensor and thus better IQ than any Canon camera that isn't Full Frame I would say you are correct. I'd wait a month though and get its successor, which will now be 2 full generations ahead of anything Canon sells.
Or get an A7 and blow the doors off everything including Canon's FF offerings. Also an option. Just slowed AF. Just depends on your shooting needs. And if you think the glass isn't there, unless you realllly need a long Tele, Sony has everything you would need. Well, Zeiss has everything you need.
taktak91: I recently attended a photography session.There were about a hundred amateur photographers.95% of cameras used were Canikon DSLRs.A few Pentax.I only saw 2 Sony bodies, one SLT, the other DSLR (old A9 ). No mirrorless.Only mirrorless I saw was a Lumix.I don't know about the rest of the world, but here, DSLRs remain the only viable option. Mirrorless are regarded as inferior option for those who can 't afford 'real' cameras, for those who don't know much about cameras in the first place.
Right, and if you walked up to any one of them and showed them what an A6000 could do they would immediately realize the irony of their situation. Have you ever heard of Jason Lanier?
Granted, since the A6000 there were limitations to what mirrorless could do. Now there are no more excuses. Whatever comes after the A6000 will officially be a superior camera in almost all regards to any non-FF DSLR that Nikon, Canon, or Pentax has to offer. Oh, and alot cheaper. It will have better IQ, likely better AF, better tracking, better FPS, and probably a better buffer than all but the 7d2 which has crap IQ. Weather sealing, build quality, and battery life will be about the only things that high end DSLRs will still have an advantage in, and the majority of people, (about 95% of non pros) don't really care about those things. With lenses, what's needed is basically already covered for most.
Before you know it the pro who uses a dslr is going to be like the journalist who still uses a typewriter. People sort of respect him, but most just think he's crazy.
Tommygun45: So the D7200 will shoot to -3ev but has crap live view. My A6000 won't AF on anything reliably at -1ev but has awesome live view.
FIGURE IT OUT! The A7000 or whatever it is should merge these two necessary features, and match or surpass the low light and regular light IQ of this camera, and this is where mirrorless will really start to beat out DSLRs for almost all shooting situations.
I use live view endlessly. I have a toddler who is always running around. I chase her around and can frame images with the folding screen. It is literally invaluable. Ive never had an issue where I can't see enough of the screen to compose the shot. Not to mention it produces live accurate previews so I know exposure before I take the shot. I can't believe cameras don't all have this tech. I have been spoiled.
MidwestDad: Thanks for another in depth review. (1st comment whoohooo!) The D7200 edges out the D5500 and NX1 as the leader in APS-C image quality, and is a good bit better than the Canon and Sony options. It even matches a very recent FF body (surpassing it in DR) I am enjoying the new comparison tool. Very informative. Good job Nikon. Add on-sensor PDAF or DFD and and it will be an overall winner.
Which FF did it surpass?
justmeMN: It's funny how companies often choose not to improve obvious flaws. In Nikon's case, that's Live View performance.
Well they had better get redesigning or they will be quickly left in the dust.
So the D7200 will shoot to -3ev but has crap live view. My A6000 won't AF on anything reliably at -1ev but has awesome live view.
You couldn't make it past the second sentence without a grammatical flaw? Come on now!
"It's a offers slightly more flexible Raw files (due to lack of banding), a slightly better action shooter..."
This review is fair. Anyone who has bought Sony cameras understands part of their marketing strategy. They always cripple or leave a few features out in order to include them on the next camera. Or this is done for economic reasons to keep costs down and to make the product as appealing as possible. Plus its not like they are the only manufacturer to do this. *See D7100 Buffer.
You need look no further than taking out the electronic level in the A6000 as an example of this kind of behavior. Simple, small things, but still annoying.
The A7II is an awesome camera, but obviously it could be better. If they gave it a 100% Gold Award and said it was the best camera ever made I guess Sony wouldn't have to make an A7 III with better tracking, larger PDAF focusing points, and better high ISO noise performance. But who would that benefit? No one.
We should thank the review for being critical where criticality is due. <- Not a word but it should be.
I remember being a young forum member and posing innocent questions about why a 2.8 lens had to be so bulky and why couldn't it be smaller or this or that and boy. If I had a nickel for every scientific expert who claimed that "PHYSICS MORON" was the answer I would have like 7 dollars. My general response was that "PHYSICS" hasn't figured out how gravity works yet, so there is hope for a compact bright zoom yet!
For some reason "Coolpix" has always struck me as either a missed translation or a terrible mistake made by some total nerd that wielded too much power at just the wrong time. What a God awful name. And to stick with it for so many years. Jesus. Cut and run... Cut and run.