Joe Shaffer: So it preforms on par or better than "professional" cameras but you keep using the words "SLR enthusiasts" for the people who would buy it. Why enthusiasts and not professionals? Is it because it doesn't say Canon or Nikon on it?
I can't believe people complain about the EVF in a pro camera. Tell that to pro videographers everywhere...
Tips for better photos according to dpreview members:
Rule #1: get a Canon or Nikon cameraRule #2: get an L or pro grade lensesRule #3: constantly upgrade whenever something new comes out
meh.... Nikon's offering is better.
Needs moar speedholes so that it can do 200 fps.
409novaman: I'm glad to see that people are never happy.
everything is back to normal again... in dpreview
fenceSitter: I guess we have to be grateful that Sony pretends to be listening at last, but this update for the NEX-7 is disappointing nonetheless.
The bracketing is still useless because you can't combine it with delayed shutter or remote, so you can't use it with long exposure times on a tripod. Have these people never taken pictures themselves?
And why they didn't take the opportunity to let the user re-assign the movie button instead of merely disabling it?
I guess it would have been hard work. This update looks like a cheap and half-assed quick fix, the sort of thing that I'd come up with after one afternoon to pacify the customer "until the real thing comes along."
Having had to wait almost one year for this "update" doesn't elevate my opinion of Sony very much.
complain complain complain
deniz erdem: why do sony jpeg always have that blotchy look to them? i know the raw files are probably very impressive but why sony? why dont you have good jpegs?
if you buy this camera to shoot JPEGs then you're buying the wrong camera...
According to most people here, we know that Nikon and Canon are going to produce better photos.... so don't bother.
Perfect backup camera for journalism?
Todd Ka: No way this is a $2700 camera.
you tell that to Leica owners.
PetaPixel asks: What should we call connected, app-based cameras?Answer: Smartphones.
Seriously, camera should stick to what they do best, which is taking pictures.
Dan Ortego: Lately I’m bi-polar when it comes to cameras. I have gone from hitting the buy button for the D600/D800 and then the A99. Every time I read something else on-line about one over the other I’m then convinced it’s the one I want. Currently, I have the A900 and it just works! I also have a new 'blue-logo' lens for it so logic would suggest that I stay put.
The appearance of the A99 looks pretty aggressive to me, and I like it. If it handles and works better than the A900 while maintaining the ‘ease of use’ of the A900, then I’ll want it. The down side is that I don’t really trust Sony to support their gear like Nikon and Canon. Once you buy a Sony you’re pretty much on your own. It’s also hard to find a decent pro-level user forum since most of they’re following is a bunch of snot-nosed kids.
Go to Dyxum, like everyone else said. This forum is loaded with a bunch of whiners dominating the threads... no offense...
JacquesBalthazar: Not the most fascinating interview. Obviously those guys have to promote what is in the shops now. They also have to reassure readers that they have a roadmap for the future while avoiding to say anything that might lead anyone to postpone a purchase. Basically those guys are not allowed to say anything meaningful at all. They have to follow to the letter the Q&A document prepared by their marketing and comms teams. Why waste time on such interviews?
That's what I said in an older post, they are similar to a product specialist salesperson or manager at an electronics store. He doesn't have a final say or decision on what's going forward, you'd have to travel to Japan for that.
jsis: He's a product manager. In other words, he's actually not the one who makes the decisions to build the camera. The guy doesn't know anything more than the salesperson at Best Buy.
PLShutterbug, congratulations, you just reaffirmed what I just said. Product Managers have some input into product development (feedback) but they do NOT make the final decisions. As you said, they are a part of the marketing department which is customer relations.
He's a product manager. In other words, he's actually not the one who makes the decisions to build the camera. The guy doesn't know anything more than the salesperson at Best Buy.
JackM: My Tag/Heuer watch has a sapphire crystal, it is unscratchable!! Nice move Apple.
my watch is better than your watch, because mine costs $20k, but still does the same thing as your $10 Ronex.
taotoo: No way will it be sapphire crystal. Probably just a hard plastic.
sapphire crystal = glass
Don't buy into the hype.
Who cares about a camera on a phone... this is free advertising for Apple.
BCnaturephoto: GREAT shots. Nice break from all of the gear-head discussions (DXO results, Canon-Nikon-Sony arguements, how Canon has lost it) on various forums.
I would love to travel to Iceland on day. It does indeed look like a landscape photogaphers paradise.
IF and only IF they removed the part where the camera used was a Canon 5D mounted on an L lens... and settings for the camera. They are trying to sway this article to a gear-head discussion.
HA Sony... what do they know about making cameras... Canon and Nikon are just fine on their own, there is no need for a partnership. We all know they make the best cameras on the planet.