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?
Olympus could always have the last laugh and actually make one. That great mountain of stuff piled above the viewfinder is probably something of great beauty to an Olympus designer.
burnin: Actually, it reveals Olympus as being dickheads for leaving out 5-axis image stabilization in the OM-D E-M10.
Probably shrewd marketing and cost management. You do not put all the good things in everything and the EM-10 is an entry level product.
Zvonimir Tosic: Another meaningless venture readying tons of plastic for landfill. Why no one did pastry cameras and lenses? That would be more original and at least those could be served with a little of maple syrup.
Presumably this is from your own experience with one of the cameras then?
Gesture: Would love to see a camera like this in Micro-Four-Thirds.
Nice to see but it may be not so nice to pick it up. This 1" version seems heavy enough.
jorg14: Am I missing something here?The Sony RX 100 ll doesn't have an interchangeable lens, but doesn't need it. It's 28 - 100 covers almost the same range. It's f/1.8 vs 1.7 is hardly a big difference. It has the same sensor. Is has the 'flippy' screen. Its actually smaller considering the two lenses. It's cheaper if you figure the extra lens cost, and it's user interface is better. So you want to pay more for a heavier camera (camera + two lenses), want to change lenses, and have a harder to use interface, then buy the new Samsung?
BTW, I've had Samsung cameras in the past and they've been great, so I'm not knocking the brand.
The big problem with the RX100 is that it turns many owners into tremendous bores who try to sell the camera by churning out the same old facts to everyone else whenever any other new camera of any type comes out.
MrTaikitso: No stereo microphones?
Keeping my awesome EX2F, still Samsung's best compact ever made, if not the best compact ever made?
If they added 60P and manual controls to the video (and a larger sensor), EX3F?, it would be the ultimate street and family camera. Why have they stopped supporting such a great versatile form factor?
The Samsung EX2f exemplifies Samsung's problem in that whilst they can make fine cameras their firmware coding ability to support the cameras lags well behind the competitors in stability and flexibility.
Doesn't rangefinder style imply a viewfinder built in or does it just mean any rectangular shaped camera? If not this means nearly every current compact is a rangefinder camera. I am probably just not up to date with the terminology though I cannot really see the significance of the term.