Why does the headline explicitly state "iPhone" instead of smartphone ?Wouldn't any other modern smarthphone with a decent camera work as well ? Even more since the iPhone camera is average at best.That smacks so much like "WOW, look what an iPhone can do !!".Using a decent Nokia gives a lot more headroom to play with.
Holy Moly. f2.8 prime! Obviously according to Sony f2.8 is the new f1.8 (borrowing from "Sex in the City").
I'm much more impressed (in a negative sense) by the high noise of the Sony A99.To me it looks as if it is almost a full stop behind its competitors. Is this the price you have to pay for the fixed mirror ?
Another perfect proof that phones deliver absolutely unusable images. I mean let's be honest what are those crappy images good for, except an awful FB post supplement.
A "Lance Armstrong" P&S. It pretends to be more than it actually is.But so what. It's definitely not what any serious photographer would ever use but if you are a paparazzo on budget this is for your.
With this device attached to the camera ... I can put my flash where ?
Pretty much curious about battery endurance !!!
iPhone 7 with 8k display.Retina-display is followed by quantum-display.
Cite : "Click here to read the Sony Experia Z hands-on report"Cite : "We haven't had a chance yet to play with the Xperia Z"
@dpreview : Are you pulling my leg?
Why would someone use manual focus ? Especially since CDAF prevents all problems with back/front focus.
Fast AF, integrated VF, standard hot shoe, handy controls layout, enough control elements to quickly do what you want. What more could one ask for ?I'm not really a fan of this retro-look but that's just my taste.
Anyway, this camera if it holds what it promises on paper is a real winner !!!
Specs look great. Startup time and AF performance look awesome. Hope Fuji keeps their promises. Might even kick Sonys RX1.
In 8 months I'll buy it with a 70% discount.
On paper all these new cameras look great. But in real life more often than not these little gems reveal some quirks and shortcomings.Mostly it's the hesitating and/or imprecise AF. Sometimes a grainy & dark EVF, ... and so on.That said ... only thorough testing will proof if real data meets the specs.
Nikons pricing on the V1 is frivolous. When newly introduced it was pretty expensive but less than a year later Nikon now gives a 50% discount. Making early buyers looking really stupid. I know many early adopters will disagree but honestly guys don't you feel screwed ?Only Sony surpasses this disgraceful behavior with its $150 lens hood for the RX1.
Laughable. Since this gadget will never ever go into mass production it will cost a (small ?) fortune. Probably (a lot) more than a decent DSLR.
How strange ...In the "Enthusiast Zoom Compact Camera Roundup" section dpreview tells us that there is no such thing as a "best camera". For good reasons.Now suddenly ... wow ... we were asked to vote for the best camera of 2012. How come ?
jdc562: I have been using the Sony A99 intensively for about 6 weeks now, doing critical tests during the first 4 weeks, when I could return it in exchange for a Canon 5DmkIII or Nikon D800--which I planned to do if the A99 didn't meet my expectations. I do a lot of wildlife photography, mostly flying birds. I found that I prefer the electronic viewfinder (EVF) over optical ones. Sony's EVF is as sharp as optical versions (it's not some grainy screen), plus it gives me a live preview of the image, including exposure, contrast, etc., spelling the end of mistaken settings for exposure compensation. The "peaking" function in the EVF highlights the parts of the live view image that are in best focus--great for manual focus, including focus stacking. I get many more than 400 images per battery charge--easily covering a day's worth of shooting. The Sony Zeiss and Sony G lenses are excellent (see the independent tests). The A99 has done very well. So, I'm not switching to the Canon or Nikon.
The WYSIWYG concept is indeed very tempting compared to the need for continuously chimping after critical shots.Might be a real selling point.
Is the glass half full or half empty ?
This could be the perfect AFFORDABLE FF sports camera. Up to 10 fps in crop mode is exactly what many non-pro sports shooters would die for. But then ... Sony spoils it. The still lagging/stuttering EVF combined with an AF that is good but not excellent kills the A99 as a sports cam. What a pity. Even more sad since Canikon obviously don't care about high fps in their "below $6k" cameras.
Other than that I think the A99 is a strong competitor. Unfortunately though the D800 has reached such a low price point that it's a no-brainer to buy.
video review & comparison to NEX 6