marc petzold: It seems Barney likes the FZ1000 way much. Personally, i'd like the RX10 more, because the 24-200mm Range is enough for 99.9% of everyhting, adding another 200mm focal length, minus 1mm into the wide angle segment doesn't make any sense for myself, no offence. It's the same like with so called "soup zooms" lenses for DSLR here into germany, a "one lens does it all" does have too many compromises, in optical terms.
But i can see a market for the FZ1000 and RX10, etc...ppl who never want to exchange lenses, and to have it all, from wide angle to "supersizeme" telephoto focal length. For instance, for birders or wildlife photographers the FZ1000 might come in way handy.
Is a 1" sensor with a 400mm equivalent lens going to crop down to give the level of detail from a 1200mm equivalent Canon SX50? I just do not believe it. If you want a wide angle shot and the detail take 2 pictures with your small sensor superzoom and save yourself a heap of money. Of course if you have the money to burn and do not mind the bulk and weight this will be a great camera.
tabloid: Sony A65 user.
Couple of questions to our learn-ed contributors.
If a camera like this one (FZ1000) has 4K capabilities would it then be classified as a professional camera.
Why is the sensor described as a 'large sensor', when in fact its a tiny sensor.
It is a middle sized sensor, no more no less.
quezra: If reviews are good, this could be the camera that makes me break my no-more-cameras vow this year. It seems to deal with the few niggles I had with the FZ200 decisively. Well done Panasonic! Very good to see some competition in the 1" segment at last.
I reckon my wife would consider a no more cameras vow this year as probably the most worthless promise of any that I could make. :)
I had the video on, read the comments and just listened to the sound. They could produce a CD of dishwasher sounds to go with those whale noise and sea shore type relaxation albums that are supposed to sooth us in to tranquillity, especially after a day's jousting on the forum.Edit: Sorry I am showing my age there - substitute an MP3 collection for CD or is it MP4?
Karroly: Is this video supposed to teach us how to clean the GoPro sensor ?
Probably best not to use a dishwasher tablet as they are very abrasive and will cloud the lens.
I have just got a Nokia 1020 on a cheap contract, presumably because a replacement is imminent, and all my compacts are going on eBay. It will suffice as a carry around with my Nex6. The results are tremendous though the response is slow but the resultant images are superb. It is the best small sensor compact up to 1/1.7" I have ever had and I have had a few. My wife has an S4 which gives excellent images but the Nokia is in a league of its own. Certainly not a toy.
larrytusaz: Having shot with the NEX-6 before I would miss the level gauge. I can't shoot a level landscape without one if my life depended on it. There's always a Joby aftermarket spirit level, but then you can't see it if you're using the EVF. Why in the WORLD was this left off from the NEX-6?
However, I love what they'e done with having so many AF points covering so much of the frame. This is something that DSLR makers still don't seem to get--we don't want to have to "focus center and recompose," we want to compose as-is and then be able to place an AF point pretty much wherever on the screen with our current composition already accounted for. Even models like the D7100 don't provide enough coverage, to say nothing of the D3000 and D5000 series. Whenever you say "I want about 150 AF points covering the WHOLE screen" they look at you like you're asking for the moon or something. Sony proves that in fact you're not asking that at all.
@forpetessake"What can be easier than correcting the image in PP? "Using a NEX 6 and not having to rotate and crop the image in PP would be the answer I presume and PP would be no use if the image is tightly framed.The dropping of the level gauge is an inexcusable omission, probably because of a rush to market, but people will still try to make out there is merit in it.
Jerry Fusselman: "While still respectable, the EVF on the a6000 is a step down from the one on the NEX-6. It's both smaller and lower resolution."
I have both of these cameras, and no one would prefer the NEX-6's EVF. Especially in low light, the a6000's EVF is far better to look at and far more useful. That, not just resolution, is the bottom line. Thus, the review's statement that the a6000's EVF is a step down is false. It is actually a big step up, when all aspects of using the EVF are considered.
@DtEWHow does my 'it could just be' turn in to 'could not possibly'. I just made a suggestion. I appreciate your point of view but please reply to what is actually said. I doubt that there will be a firmware upgrade and never implied that there will be.
ProfHankD: I can't believe that this is rated 3% lower than a Canon 70D, etc., but you'll notice the only non-subjective con is about flash exposure. "Lens range not as developed as rival systems" -- you mean like the EOS-M system? I suppose only about 25 of my 130+ lenses would quickly autofocus on an A6000.... ;-)
This is a disturbingly good camera at a very good price. Take a look at the IQ side-by-side against the full-frame A7. I'd buy one immediately except I have a NEX-7, an A7, and a wife who'd be unhappy if I bought another camera right now.
@iudexI am not sure if EOS-M is a joke any more. It has become so very sad that it would be in extremely bad taste to laugh at it.
It seems a bit of an assumption by apologists for the downgraded EVF that improvement in the EVF usability in liveview is entirely due to the drop in resolution. It could be just that the new cheaper EVF has been set up better with its firmware drivers.
h2k: A camera without touchscreen? That feels almost un-Sony.
@DtEWI think he was just pointing out how primitive these CSC's are given that Sony are so leading edge in other areas. In fact in dropping the level gauge they seem to be going backwards.
chillgreg: Mommy!!! DPR reviewed a SAMSUNG!!! :'( MOMMYYYYYYY!!!! :'(
You really just do not know what sort of people they are going to allow in to the club next.
tmurph: Again some comments on here border on the laughable. Yes of course everyone has the right to an opinion but please....there's even someone on here talking about shares in Sony. For what it's worth G.P.S is a gimmick whether it adds to the price I don't know. The built-in viewfinder is a good idea and overall I might be tempted to buy one. Be nice to have on my travels abroad.
GPS is great. I have just been on a holiday with a TZ40 where we were being driven around by friends and not always sure where we were. Now I can look in lightroom and the map shows exactly where we were and the pictures taken.Useful to me if not to you and not sure why you need to sneer at it.Wish I had it years ago where I have pictures and am not sure where they were taken.
Given how compact the camera is given the large sensor and aperture it would be difficult to incorporate a toggle mechanism to switch between click and clickless operation of the front dial which would be necessary for manual focusing. I do think DPR are being a bit mean writing down the camera on this point, especially as if it only had one rotary dial like many compacts it would probably receive no criticism.
SW Anderson: From the news release: "Available in June 2014, the Nikon 1 S2, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm . . ."
Pardon my nit-pick, but "kit" is not a verb. Nikon's new cameras look interesting. The company shouldn't let a flack's mangling of the language detract from its announcement.
There was a time when every verb we use was not a verb. As they did not have cameras in the early centuries of the last millenium when our French rulers and the Saxon peasants created a new language to communicate with each other we do need these new words to evolve.
Jogger: Interchangeable lenses for cameras with smaller than APSc sensors make no sense. You can get the upcoming Sony RX100m3 with 24-70/1.8-2.8 equiv. in a much smaller package.
As usual a specific camera discussion thread is hijacked by the usual pre-release Sony RX100 sales pitches. What a fixed lens compact has to do with this camera I do not know.
Ben O Connor: It has 1" sensor but not compact (as Sony rx100)it has interchangeable lens but not an exiting system (Nikon 1)
out there you have a hard life waiting for you, dear NX mini...
@ Menneisyys - Shows the advantage of the NX Mini in that you are not stuck with a particular lens configuration. That is the whole idea of these cameras.
Zeisschen: incredible how Sony just kicks other companies asses with their innovative products.
There is a long, possibly infinite, gap between a product and a patent. Do not forget companies can also patent designs to make sure it is never produced. The current patent system probably stifles innovation as much as it creates it. If you can beat your competitor to a patent on new technology you can lock it out and keep producing your old design.
RichRMA: Is Sony so flush with scrap CD plastic that they are abandoning metal bodies except in the $2000 plus category?
Considering they are starting to drop the use of metal in aircraft I think having a plastic camera is not a real problem in this century.
Good to hear a 5x zoom is versatile. Is this range the start of versatility or would a 4x be versatile also?