To dpreview staff: the chart showing the equivalent max aperture of the lens at different focal length is the greatest addition ever to a review!
This chart should be included on every lens and compact camera review from now on.
I just made the math at some focal length, and got some surprising results:
- At the wide end (28 mm) the RX100 lens is approximately 1 stop better than a µ4/3 kit zoom - At 85 mm, the X10/X20 lens is equivalent to a µ4/3 kit zoom
Rapidshare: I want the 16-50 mm and the 36F18 Lense, but black lenses don't look very good on silver bodies, do they?
The 16-50 power zoom will also come in silver.
sharkfeeder: I was just whining about this on a different thread. It seems Sony has heard my prayers and responded. I'd prefer an f/1.4, but the 35mm f/1.8 means that my Sigma 30mm f/2.8 goes up for sale, along with that odious Sony 30mm f/3.5 macro. And at $450, if the 35mm f/1.8 is a decent piece of glass, it's likely to cut deep into the sale of the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 (which is perpetually out-of-stock anyway). Okay, maybe not "deep," but unless you absolutely need a 24 on this kind of camera, why pay more than twice the price. Good work, Sony. Now, let's see if you can actually deliver it in November, as stated, and not make us wait until 2014, which wouldn't be a huge surprise if past history is any indicator.
This one has OSS.
nobblynoel: For Video 1080p HD video recording, video image stabilisation and noise reduction
Actually, if I understand correctly, Alpha 65 & Alpha 77 both use sensor shift stabilisation when capturing still images but use digital stabilisation for video.
Agree.They manage to get digital image stabilisation & noise reduction before all other camera makers. For everyday people like me, those are important features. Yet neither Sony or Panasonic have that. What a shame.Maybe they can do it thanks to their powerful dual core processor? I wonder what the impact on battery life is.
spacegoret: The only thing interesting to me in this system is mirrorless phase detection.
After thinking about it, I also like the Smart Photo Selector. It may be a real improvement over traditional continuous shooting.
The rest of the annoucement is terribly embarassing for Nikon.
inevitable crafts studio: i thought they said it will be totally revolutionary and no one has those features they will offer in their mirrorless ??
i hope someone will lose his job for that
Probably several people will lose their jobs. Maybe the whole team.
The only thing interesting to me in this system is mirrorless phase detection.
This is a mad lens!
Can't wait to have a similarly designed lens for E mount!
NEX-5N with something like that on it would truly become the ultimate pocket still/HD video camera hybrid!
Are you listening Sony?
adrian_l: Any praise for making the new NEX cameras smaller is feeding into the illogical notion that smaller cameras are simply better. Take a look at the collection of lenses and one can see that the camera body is not very compatible with the zoom lenses that Sony has to offer, with the exception of the pancake type fixed focal length lenses. Instead, the preview/review should be examining if Sony has met the potential of the system by including additional features/controls on the camera. The specs on the NEX system seems to suggest the potential of a very portable system with high quality images, much like the Leica M did for 35mm photography in the past. Try not to compare the NEX camera with a point-and-shoot. Portable doesn't always mean having to fit in a pocket.
I totally agree with you. This camera has great specs, but the grip makes its unconfortable to hold with anything but the 16mm pancake.
If you want the kit zoom lens, the confortable and logical option is to get the NEX 5.
Same problem with the Olympus PEN line and the Panasonic GF line. And now with the new G3, they made the grip smaller!
It's OK for very light/casual usage, but unconfortable for anything else.
Look at all the super zoom bridge cameras, they all got nice grips. Why such a mistake on the mirrorless cameras?
Big zoom and/or big sensor => big and heavy lenses => big grip. Simple.
I guess its harder and more expensive to move the battery, card reader, electronics from the main body into the grip... Or maybe its the marketing department who says that a small grip is less intimidating to point and shoot upgraders?
Anyway, I'll pass on the C3 and wait for the NEX 5 upgrade.