Wow, 3rd generation already and there is still no direct competition from any OEM. What is the Sony secret sauce or.. patent?
Yarnim: Somewhat late to the party I guess, but guys, a question from a relative newbie.
Just ordered A6000 so waiting for it in the mail, but would it make sense at all to get this and the B&H Zeiss 12&32 lens combo?
One of the strongest aspects of the A6000 is its amazing focus speed, but apparently, neither of those lenses even offer PDAF and their focus mechanism kinda sux with a huge, unpleasant focusing motor noise and slow focusing.
I do get that their optics are pretty good, but not much ahead compared to Sony's SEL1018 for the 12mm zeiss, and the 32mm not very much compared to sigma 30mm.
Any thoughts, advises? TIA!
Does lens have anything to do with PDAF?
What happened? Samsung couldn't copy Sony RX100.
This kind of news made the DSLR like a dinosaur.
ISO 409600 -the ISO scale is way out of date. Next ISO, million, LOL
Zeisschen: It's quite sad to see that many readers here have obviously no idea of what quality Zeiss lenses are in the past and today. I don't know how Zeiss got the reputation for so people to sell (summarized) "fugly overprized German crap", when pretty much the opposite is the truth. These comments can only come from people who never used ANY Zeiss product.I for myself chose the Sony Alpha System ONLY for the ability to use Zeiss autofocus lenses! I'm aware that non of their lenses are "cheap", but for the performance I get I'm always satisfied and I never felt I had been tricked by them and paid too much. All of their lenses are designed to be used wide open and to deliver outstanding contrast and color, not seen in any other lenses you can buy for money today. Every single lens they make has that state of the art performance that we are always asking for, unbelievable how people ignore can ignore that by just looking at a product picture and some numbers.
Zeiss T* 180/2.8 was a horrible lens too. I had to return.
Retro-styling - a sign of a technology in stagnation.
1 of 4 Nexus 5 that I ordered has been shipped.
For just over 50% the price of an iFony 5S, it is a no brainer.
HappyVan: "In what may end up being a more infuriating than entertaining attempt at appealing to photographers, Google has released a video of people using their Nexus 5 smartphones to capture weddings. Since smartphones seem to be the #1 enemy of professional wedding photographers, we thought this was a funny choice for a promotional video."
Actually, this is wrong. Pro wedding photog don't fear smartphones.
Pro wedding photog provide value in a package. Pictures are nicely presented. Video is smartly edited and audio mixed.
Clients hire pro because they depend on the photog capturing the key moments in focus. Does that matter?
If you don't get a wide-zoom, you will end up photograph smartphone people butts.
Nikon just want to send you a message, wait don't sell your Nikon gears and buy the Sony A7 just yet.
BlueJakester: Etchell's tour and write-up of the Sigma factory is excellent. I'm very impressed with my Sigma lens and after seeing the complex and time consuming manufacturing process I'm surprised Sigma lenses don't cost more, a lot more.
Well, Japanese business model is to produce high quality at high volume. The country has no natural resource. Their only resource is the people and their skills. If they charge too much for their product like the Germans do, fewer people can afford and fewer Japanese can find employment.
It is no different from an Apple product, or any electronics product.
But I am afraid their cost will increase if they can't find a renewable energy source to replace nuclear though.
does it float?
At the time I bought the X-E1, I could get an EOS-M with lens for $300.
I am afraid the X-A1 will be another mirror-less camera in crowded field with no product differentiation.
nofumble: Nobody need to buy fast lens, that is what Canon is afraid.
No I don't understand why it takes too long for the folks at Lytro to perfect their artificial bokeh algorithm.
Nobody need to buy fast lens, that is what Canon is afraid.
I gave mine away. With Nik software, I never miss it.
sean000: Finally! Many may scoff, but I currently use Lightroom to Publish the same albums to both my Facebook account and my wife's Facebook account. These are mostly photos of our family that her friends want to see as well as my friends. Yes I have another site (Smugmug) where I regularly upload far more. There are also some photos I only put on my Smugmug site, that I will not post to Facebook. So only a subset of my photos get posted to Facebook, but they get posted twice. It's not a big deal for us since Lightroom does the work. It's just silly. This will make FB a little more usable, but they still suck. The photo sharing features on Google + are so much better (as well as the image quality), but I can't convince most of my friends and family to join.
+1 Google+ is far better and you can see all the EXIF data.
No problem if your friends don't want to join Google+. Just cut the link of your Google album then post in FB.
Supersize your sensor please
Count me in. I have not touched my DSLR for about 4 months after purchase a RX100. I did touch the DSLR for couple occasions since, but that was about all.
I don't want to sell my existing DSL. In fact, I probably upgrade to Canon 70D in the future. But I stop dreaming about 6D (FF), and develop a strong allergy to heavy lenses.
I hope Canon is taking notes.
Canon will loose money on this one for sure. It is smaller than the standard Rebel but few mm difference is not going to sway any buyer's mind. By end of the year, you will see a 50% price-drop like the EOS-M.
I will not consider this type of camera until Canon add an EVF (mirror got to go). Meanwhile, my money is going to the other brands who offer smaller size, flexibility, and better low light image quality.