dcolak: NIKON! Put an EVF in this camera and you'll have a winner!
Yes, Nikon needs to slow down AF speed by turning this into a mirrorless camera. :-) The camera would also benefit from EVF lag. :-)
People used to "smartphone quality" IQ should be satisfied with the output of this camera, and it certainly does something that a smartphone can't.
In addition, the range would allow the user to take candid photos without getting beat up. :-)
Wye Photography: It will be very interesting looking at sample pix from all over the zoom range especially at the long end. Will I laugh or cry or both!
An ideal camera for pedos, it's bound to sell well!
It would be a great camera for stalkers too! :-)
I guess Real Photographers aren't supposed to use articulated LCD screens. I don't understand why.
(The Nikon D5500 has one, but this camera doesn't.)
Raist3d: What really shocked me of the entire interview is how Iida talked in a candid way positively about competitors. That also shows confidence in what they are doing.
Canon Haters won't like the interview. :-)
"As usual, Mr Iida is open and honest" -DPR
Isn't that grounds for firing? :-)
I can see why a startup would want to enter the thriving and growing camera industry - oh wait. :-)
InTheMist: Look at that. Already then, they understood fundamental rules of composition: Balance, the rule of thirds, etc.
But the only thing that matters is Image Quality. :-)
It's a safe bet that Sony's "TV and Mobile Communications" divisions will be dumped before they consider getting rid or their "Imaging Products & Solutions" division.
In the longer run, anything is possible.
Chris Burkard is an official Sony Global Imaging Ambassador. If DPR believed in journalistic ethics, it would have disclosed that conflict of interest in the text below the video. Clearly disclosing conflicts of interest is standard journalistic procedure.
Every camera company announces that they want to sell more "high value-added" cameras.
In the mean time, on AmazonUSA, the best selling interchangeable lens cameras are usually old models, in the $400-$600 range.
rrccad: Well considering that IP&S had professional video, one would assume that this new sub would continue to have it, so profits are propped up and supported by Sony's burgeoning professional video segment.
does make you wonder why they'd spin it off if it was long term considered profitable though.
Sony has two definitions of video. Under their old structure, they had a Home Entertainment and Sound division that includes Audio and Video. Audio and Video included things like Blu-ray players/recorders and home audio.
Kangaroo Court: Do they actually include the camera bodies into their imaging division? I thought it was just sensors. I remember people over the years talking about sony and why they keep selling their sensors the competition. The answer was always "their imaging division makes as much money as the cameras do", I guess we shall see.
In their last financial documents, cameras were in the Imaging Products and [Professional] Solutions division, and image sensors were in the Devices division.
Sony cameras are in their Imaging Products & [Professional] Solutions division. They don't specify how much profit/loss is from the former, and how much profit/loss is from the latter.
But yes, it's good news that they put IP&S in the "Stable profit generators" category rather than the "Areas focusing on volatility management" area. IP&S didn't make it to the "Growth drivers" category though.
Chris Burkard is an official Sony Image Ambassador. That makes this video an infomercial, rather than an objective look at the camera.
Canon forecasts that they will sell 6.4 million interchangeable lens cameras this year. Not bad, for a company that does everything wrong. :-)
On the Canon USA web site, the standard kit lens for the T6i is 18-55mm, and the standard kit lens for the T6s is 18-135mm. That's probably how most retailers will differentiate the two models. (You get a longer lens, and more features too!) The suggested retail prices are US$899.99 versus US$1,199.00.
A refreshing approach, beautiful results, and an interesting backstory.
This camera can't be any good because it (gasp!) has a mirror and (double gasp!) is made by Canon. :-)
whatta: Does it have silent shutter?
I cannot understand why it does not have gps (like almost all phones) and why the viewfinder got smaller??760d 0.82x700d 0.85x100d 0.87x
Btw does that mean we can link the metering to the AF point?"(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)"
Seems to be a big step-up from prev models and not highlighted:transmissive LCD in viewfinder
@PacoMarkE In the USA, I think it varies by carrier. My old T-Mobile phone uses triangulation, and has no GPS chip. I think some other phones include a GPS chip, but am not sure.