nyer82: I knew this was possible... to have both sensor and optical stabilization and the camera decides how to implement them. It's really the best of all worlds. But whenever I brought it up, people screamed at me.
Pretty sure shooting a native emount lens with IBIS in the body will have a better stabilization effect with this new systen than lens alone or body alone.
@falconeyesDo you work for Sony? Are you an engineer?
topstuff: Does it have a silent electronic shutter option like the A7S or does it still have the shaky, clattering shutter action of the old A7R?
^ Ridiculous logic. No one is going to buy the a7s to shoot with silent shutter and first curtain electric shutter off.
In terms of noise, the a7m2 loos like it wont' have any differences with the previous shutters. It should be able as noisy as the a7.
Mike FL: It is not easy to introduce a 4.5 stops IBIS for FF size sensor liking Canon ALWAYS says "we "see [it as] IMPOSSIBLE"".
Which Canon/Nikon/Fuji bodies have IBIS in them?
Wilight: I'm curious about the shutter sound and if this one has electronic shutter (silent) like the A7s.
No, it will have a noisy shutter like the original a7. EFCS is still not that great, many other mirrorless cameras have quieter shutters than Sony with EFCS on. No silent electronic shutter like the a7s.
What are you on about? With the a7m2, they both work together for more effective stabilisation than just one system.
GoneMirrorless: IMHO, IBIS is more for crop cameras where focal lengths are longer. @ 24mm IS is not a big deal. @300mm it is. That's why most long zooms and many long primes already come with IS.
Sounds like someone is trying to justify a little too hard why they dont' have IBIS
ekaton: And the A7III will have a touch screen and no AA filter and will be a available in 11 months. Oh, and the A7rII and A7sII will be launched in between.
You mean there are always new camera models coming out? Wow, who would of thought??!!!
lacikuss: Awesome, Sony is moving the dynamics of the FF market a la P&S....
They already own Nikon now is time to beat Canon!
They are like Toyota beating GM slowly and steadily.
^^ Nikon mirrorless is a joke and Canon mirrorless is non existent.
Does this have silent shutter mode like the a7s and Panasonic GX7?
FF IBIS mirrorless? Well that's it folks, Sony is pretty much the king of mirrorless. Everybody else just pack your bags and go home. No point trying now.
snapa: Olympus is really great at producing extremely expensive lenses. To bad their sensors can not do justice to them. Hopefully the next generation m4/3 sensors will be able to keep up with there lenses. If that ever happens, the m4/3 format will be a formidable one. That is of course, if the prices come down to reasonable prices, which they are not at this time.
^ sensor tech in larger sensors will also equally improve as well
This isn't news.
aarif: Good now lets wait for the pro bodies to arrive
a77 mk ii, a99, a7, a7r, a7s etc.
PhotoKhan: Discriminating between "pros" and amateurs is one big, huge blunder.Now you'll have high-end enthusiasts mad at you.
If you HAD to start this way on account of limited resources, just let customers know that, something in the lines of "a wider scope of users will reached in the next step of this service...".
All you had to was look at how CPS does. It's all based on equipment owned, not business cards.
I think you're over analysing this and getting insecure over nothing. Pro in this sense means someone working as a photographer and getting paid for it. That's it.
Absolutely disgusting. With such minor software changes, why not just make it a firmware update?
emadrisss: Another example of why our western societies are so decadent and why the 3rd world nations hate us so much - is a camera like this truly needed in this recession riddled world?
Over the top much? This extremely niche product hardly reflects the majority.
Shamael: WHY is a question that will never find a correct answer. We all are just Humans, initally lettered by H. Now where do we come from, follow the ray of creation that way, YHWH. We all are here on the end of the chain, and none of us can go the way back. Look at it, you are H and the way back is this WHY, you can't go that way, so, do never ask that question as well, WHY is impossible and never gets a sactisfactory answer. We all know much of the world, we know how things work, how they act, but there are not many from which we know WHY they work that way, and if we do, it's just a part of the whole, we will never know the whole. So, consider this question as useless. The effect we live is coming from us, call it "will", and the cause of it is our own personality. We "ARE" thus we think, and 7 billions of people think different, they are individuals, indivisible in their opinion, where for each of them the only one that counts is his own. So, ask then once more, WHY should we care ?
RIP Go Pro