"The alpha phase of the release life cycle is the first phase to begin software testing..." -Wiki. Yup, this Sony camera is an Alpha. :-) Perhaps next year Sony will release a Beta version.
This camera should have received a Participation Ribbon, rather than a Silver Award. :-)
(In the USA, they are a pretty obscure brand.)
jtan163: The beginning of the end for DSLRs.
In the USA it's Fuwho? Their obscure products are no threat to Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
Another mirrorless camera with DSLR Envy.
Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.
According to IDC, the Mac's worldwide market share is in the Others category, somewhere below Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer Group, and ASUS.
I'm surprised the DPR decided to have an article on such an obscure, unpopular, product. :-)
Shame on Nikon for making an affordable DSLR. They should only make high-end DSLRs that few people can afford. :-)
white tea: Does anyone knows if this new Nikon has exposure bracketing?
The Nikon USA web site specs show (manual) Exposure Compensation, but no (automatic) Exposure Bracketing.
This line of Nikon DSLRs continues to be unique, in not offering Automatic Exposure Bracketing. Even my 2003 Canon G5 compact camera had AEB.
Compact camera sales are rapidly declining, so Canon decided to try to increase sales with a unique feature. The camera may, or may not, be a sales success, but at least Canon is trying new things.
As someone who owned a Pentax film-SLR, it's sad to see what the company has become. The company was sold, and resold, and doesn't have much of a future. In 2010 they had a whopping 1.5% worldwide market share, and it's probably even worse now.
A belated Happy Winter Solstice!
The downside of excellent cameras, is that they take away your excuses for making crappy photos. :-)
Thankfully, Olympus didn't have an endoscope photography contest. :-)
Substance aside, I think it's a very nice looking camera. If someone wants to give me one, I prefer the all black version. :-)
The camera wasn't good enough to get an Award, but DPR should have at least given it a Participation Ribbon. :-)
No Award - oh the humanity...
Petrogel: Will this kind of consumer DSLRs be dead in 5 years?These DSLRs are already dead, but they don't know it yet
In 5 years, will Olympus and Panasonic still be making cameras? Probably not, because their camera divisions are money-losers.
The Canon SL1/100D is 10% narrower, 3% shorter, and weights 18% less than the Olympus E-M1.
Ruggidisation is a key feature. That way, when you get beat up for taking "unauthorized" beach photos, the camera won't break. :-)