ThatCamFan: "In the UK, we have seen a gradual and sustained decline in demand for standalone digital cameras and camcorders and related accessories"
short realistic translation: nobody wanted cameras running android and only 2 zoom lenses with a 2.8
I've tried many of those Sony lenses (didn't say only the 55mm either), many aren't that good. But some are.
DXO lens testing is more helpful than DXO sensor scores, but it's still not real useful.
Try using lenses in place of only read specifications.
I'm looking forward to trying the FE 90mm G lens on a body able to shoot uncompressed raws.
Good Sigma lenses aren't up the best from Samsung.
"Their FE lens maybe not the best but still much better than any lens from samsung."
I'd not go belittling Samsung lenses if you want to be treated seriously.
Sony has good FE lenses for the A7. Not all are amazing.
Zeisschen: You know your company has done a tremendous job when you read so many butthurt comments on dpreview section...
Kudos to Sony for being the biggest and most constant challenger and innovator in the camera market since 5 years! The camera world would be boring without you!
Still telling lies about pictures--my sharing thereof. And still don't know how to click a link.
I'm not sharing my raws.
The DPR samples from the A7RII basically make the point. And the DPR A7II uncompressed raws sure look better than any A7II raw I've seen or shot to date.
I don't understand what the no camera question is? Except that it's a misuse of s question mark.
Nope, still don't have a smartphone.
The H2 is ugly?
It's a nice boxy Fuji.
Ben O Connor: LEICA SL.
WHAT A MACHINE! it feels like it carved purposely for my hands (I am 6" 183cm , can hold size 7 basket ball in my hand!).
AMAZING ERGONOMICS AND BEST EVF TO DATE! The first evf that I did not dissapointed, even amazed.
Thanks to Kokkolan Kuvatiimi (Kokkola/Finland) for this handheld experience! Such a great surprise for an ordinary Saturday!
There was a second version of the 20-50 released in 2014, it was on some of the 1000 series bodies.
ttran88: Rumors are Ricoh is buying Samsung imaging division. The two have had previous business relationships so this is no surprise.
That's interesting, it would give Pentax a real mirrorless system.
Ktrphoto: Why make such a big deal about how bad the noise is when an image is under-exposed?
Much more interesting is the image quality with correct exposure. After all we aim to use ISO aperture and shutter speed that are the best for the images we want to make.
And most avoid pushing by more than one stop.
Also I suggest you learn about curves.
Magnar W: A camera built to last for hundred of years, with an already outdated sensor? ;-)
It's not built that well. But it's a nice block of aluminum.
And the sensor produces very good results through ISO 12,800.
tom1234567: All of a sudden everyone misses the nx1 but they never put there hand in there pocket to buy it😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭Tom G
The only thing particularly new about the GH4 was/is 4K.
The body shape was nothing new.
And I'm sorry that you had to lie to maintain your ego's slight grasp on self-respect.
The first of a series often causes pause.
The 50-150mm took too long to ship.
It seems to be selling in the USA.
The price didn't really drop after 6 months.
H.265 gave some pause.
Projection there buddy.
No, I've never owned a Leica camera body, M lenses on the other hand... And I have owned Contax with Zeisses.
"Never have you shown any pictures!" A lie. (Or you don't know how to use a webpage.)
"Neither have you taken any pictures ever with those cameras", your wish, not reality.
I don't have a smartphone.
The banding in the SL is pretty infrequent, and I have hundreds of my own raws. I found banding in 1 or 2, and both were above ISO 3200.
It's not simply the artifacts at contrast edges that is the problem for the Sony lossy raws. It's that the whole image looks wrong, even when shot with a very good lens.
So you don't seem to know much about either subject.
It just happens to be a print review I read of that lens that was very very positive about that lens; it was only a review of the 85mm NX. (It is not available online.)
I've tried more than one of the 85mms and yep it's that good.
Your ignorance is showing:
The 30mm is excellent.
The 45mm is excellent.
The 60mm is excellent.
The 85mm is extraordinary, better than the 16-50 f/2.8. (And yes competes with good Leica and Zeiss lenses, not the best though. And Popular Photography most certainly reviewed this 85mm lens, and called it amazing.)
The kit 20-50 is excellent.
The other fixed focal length NX lenses are very good.
Right, the 50-200 is not great.
You're spouting, not reading, or using lenses.
pacnwhobbyist: You have to wonder, in retrospect, if that "ditch the dslr" offer they were running was a way to offload excess inventory before closing down.
The first "ditch the dslr" day was more than a year ago.
The problem is that Sony was degrading the image.
Now one can choose a way around that problem.
A problem for Sony is that they took way too long to fix this problem, and still haven't addressed the same problem with A6000, A77II, and A99.
A further problem was/is people saying the issue has little effect on image quality.
Sorry, only the very best SonyZeiss for the A7 camera (the 55mm) can match the optically best from the Samsung NX line (the 85mm).
If you're counting lenses for the full framed A7 bodies, yes Sony has more, and some are very good, like the 90mm G.
However, counting APSC lenses only, Samsung comes out ahead of Sony. And Samsung's lenses are usually optically better.