Scottelly: There are digital watches, with three or even four control buttons on them, which are waterproof to 100 meters. Why can't SOMEONE make a digital action camera that has the same sort of toughness as a $100 watch? It's pretty damn pathetic, if you ask me.
A watch is sealed with screws and you don't have to take the battery out every few times you use it. It is also recommended to replace the seals when you replace the battery. Also a watch is tiny with very little space for air in it so physics help it along as well.
Making a camera with 100 meter water proofing that is also easy to get the card and battery in and out of, and keep it tiny would be very difficult and expensive. Also this camera would be next to useless at 100m as it is so dark down there and this is a small sensor. If you are diving to 100m then you can probably afford a proper dive camera.
The a5000 does have a built in flash, the chart above says that it doesn't.
Bexter: This site is going downhill with these silly articles and multiple previews.
Simon, I appreciate your response and realize this one is a bit tongue in cheek. What I mean about multiple previews is that it just seems like there should just be a single preview and a single review rather than them coming out piecemeal.
I see why you do it this way and it probably gets more clicks. My honest feedback is that it is a bit frustrating on the front page as there is enough good topics you cover that we don't need to see links to the same camera on 3 or 4 consecutive days.
This site is going downhill with these silly articles and multiple previews.
robbertleopold: According to the announcement in DP Review the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 will become available for USD 897,99 and Pound 749,99. At the moment the equivalent of USD 897,99 is Pound 523,63. Does this mean that the FZ1000 will be 43 % more expensive in the UK than in the USA ? That can't be true. There must be a mistake in the announcement.
UK price includes 20% VAT but NA price doesn't include taxes. Still expect to pay 15-20% more in UK.
mosc: I think the RX10 is overpriced. The lens is great but in a few years it can't be used with a newer 1" sony sensor that offers new things like 4k video or real action tracking on-chip PDAF. If they make an RX20 one day, you'll have to re-buy the lens. Maybe it'll be a little longer at tele or a little lighter but your old glass is throw away. Usually, fixed glass comes at a discount. No mount to deal with, the lens can have fewer compromises, saves money. That makes up for it. This one doesn't seem to have that.
You can't find 1" lenses that compete with this but there are plenty of APS-C sized lenses that do. The article lists a couple, the EF-S 18-135 and the very impressive sony E 18-105. There's also the 18-200 sigma that just came out which is under a pound and has 11x instead of 8x range and usable macro. The dimensions of the RX10 isn't revolutionary either compared to one of those lenses attached to a small camera. Several combos come out LIGHTER than the RX10, all are CHEAPER.
It is very expensive but this is a constant aperture f2.8 lens covering that huge range. That is what you are paying for.
Dave Luttmann: No OVF. Pay extra for an EVF. Hello Canon.....anyone home?
Helps keep it small, I don't think I have ever used the viewfinder on my G11 in 3 or so years of having it.
Glad they now let me disable that Movie record button on my A77. I never use it and often hit it by mistake.
Another half assed Macro ring light, we need a ring flash as my at least 15 year old Minolta one won't last forever...
nicolaiecostel: Why did they make it SLT ? How do sony people clean that mirror ? I can't imagine working with a camera like this at slow apertures. Is the dust a problem for those switching lenses frequently ?
Same problem as without a mirror, instead of the dust getting on the sensor, it gets on the mirror. What difference do "slow" apertures make?
Do we really need to cut down the rainforest for this?
Bexter: If they released a macro lens and ringflash for this it could be a very competent macro camera as you can get such good depth of field but still good bokeh due to a prime lens.
Otherwise I think your money is better spend on a Canon G12.
Will any existing ringflashes work with it though? I doubt they will make a ringflash specifically for this camera.
If they released a macro lens and ringflash for this it could be a very competent macro camera as you can get such good depth of field but still good bokeh due to a prime lens.
The aperture is f18 and flash is used so it could be a 2 sec exposure.