Absolutic: just like with Sony E lenses, the same story repeats. They are releasing a large number of slow 18-1XX (now 28-XX or 24-XX) all in one lenses. No 85 even on the map. I guess the 90/2.8 that you won't get for almost a year is supposed to be your 85. Or use 85 A size lenses with LA-EA4 adapter. I am not even talking about 135FE. not even 85 on the map. Clearly Fuji has a much better lineup now and it is here now. Fuji also has 90/2 (135 equivalent) on the map. Sony is just repeating themselves with their lens history of E mount
There is "Large Aperture Prime" in new roadmap. Hope it's 85
Tonkotsu Ramen: What year is it sony?
This is just horrible.
What do You want from a $100 camera? ))
Vitruvius: Under specs for autofocus it lists both contrast detect (sensor) and phase detect. Is this right? Also the wireless and smartphone remote control (Play Memories) is VERY limited at the moment. It is just a remote live view with a trigger. That's it. No apps work with the A77ii yet. But I hope they change that.
@HowaboutRAW - all Sony SLT have phase detect on both photo and video
40daystogo: Why would anyone choose to get either the Lumix FZ1000 or the Sony RX10 - both of which only have 1" sensors - when Sony's A6000 with 18-200mm lens cost roughly the same as the RX10 (admittedly before the discount), and which has a larger APS-C lens, with the A6000 combo weighing less than the RX10?
High quality zoom on RX10 with constant aperture, comfortable grip....
Mark3 is much worse in terms of shadow noise.
Adrian Harris: The real problem with curved sensors is that if anyone dares introduce them, their customers current lens line-up will be obsolete overnight. Which company would dare do that??? ...well Sony already have about 4 different lens systems, so what the heck, here we go for a 5th lens line-up!!!
Would Canon or Nikon dare do that? ...which is maybe why it hasn't been done before.
@Marty4650Nikon and Canon has APSC and FF lenses + mirrorless = 3 different systems?
Sony has 2 systems: A-mount and E-mount. APS-C and FF lenses in each mount are fully compatible.
A6000 samples at base ISO in RAW look sharper than D610.
Eugene232: great but boriiiiiing camera
Not boring camera but boring photographer
discbrake: Good job, Sony. But OM-D E-M1 over RX100 III for a walk-around camera. E-M1 is "small" for me. I'm more excited for the Alpha 7s that will release in July.
Does E-M1 have comparable size with fast 24-70 zoom?
Just a Photographer: Pretty expensive considering the fact that you need an external 4k recorder to be able to use this camera to its full.
You still can shoot FullHD without external recorder as Mark3 or D800. But Mark3 and D800 can't shoot 4K nor with external recorder nor without it.
Smokymtnhiker: The 16-35mm F4L should be awesome on the A7R. It would be the perfect do-all lens for backpacking trips. I hope Novoflex hurries up with their AF adapter. If so I will forget about getting the Sony 35mm 2.8.
Why not to wait for Zeiss 16-35/4? It will be released soon http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-new-zeiss-fe-16-35mm-f4-0-fe-lens-will-cost-about-the-same-as-the-24-70mm-zeiss/
peevee1: The best feature about A77 (and mk2) is that 16-50/2.8 lens which is a couple of classes higher than the typical 18-55/3.5-5.6 disgraces all other companies like to include in their kits.Sony should also provide a kit with their 18-250 superzoom for the customers who like such things.
Vamp898 Sigma is not so sharp wide open and not fast and stable AF.
sabink: No GPS??? Typical! Thanks, but no thanks! I will stay with my current Sony camera until Sony produces something better without "forgetting" some of the options I currently have and if this does not happen soon I will switch systems to a company that invests in software/firmware upgrades rather than new models with different limitations!!!
Is there any camera in the world with no limitations?
FRANCISCO ARAGAO: How about low light performance. How does it compare with the "old" A77?
We know it when there will be RAW support and cameras with final firmware
Marcelobtp: This A77II is a near perfect camera for most things i've been doing.But there are some quirks that i just don't understand why sony is delaing it so much.Why no touchscreen?Why no ISO info on the top LCD?Why use the same battery from the A700 times?(A new battery is an urgent upgrade, to make it more competitive, my D7000, i can shoot more then 1000 shot per battery easily and was launched 4 years ago)Other than that i really don't understand the order of AF mode MF, C, A, S?
I've done more than 220000 shots with my A77. In real life A77 usually does 700-1200 shots per 1 battery, and it's very acceptable result for camera with EVF
ppapageorgiou: This camera is at a point on the product line that's now pointless. Who needs a high-end APS-C camera? They should discontinue the A77, revise the A65 instead, and maybe introduce a cheaper full frame like an A85.
Why is it pointless? A77II with 16-50/2.8 costs like cheapest FF. Are 7D and D7100 pointless too?
QuarryCat: who needs Sony?With the bad service, the slowly AF-lenses...Alpha System is even worse than Pentax and the technical support is the worst in the camera-world.
Bad service? Slowly lenses? Have You tried it Yourself?
JKP: Who is it for? Rather expensive, you can almost get a FF camera with the same money. The mirror in between lens and sensor eats light, so sensitivity will be poor even if compared to other APS-C cameras.
The auto focus system needs to be really remarkable to to justify 'Translucent mirror DSLR' light loss.
It's not expensive, especially with 16-50/2.8($1,798.00). How much does Canon 7D or Nikon D7100 with /2.8 zoom cost?
Mike FL: Sony 7 is NO longer a "Weather sealed camera" due to LIGHT LEAK issue.
A7 is still dust and moisture resistant http://store.sony.com/a7-full-frame-mirrorless-camera-zid27-ILCE7/B/cat-27-catid-All-Alpha-a7-Cameras?_t=pfm%3Dcategory