BattleBrat: Hmm... I'll stick with my Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4
Ill stick with my $1600 made in Thailand lens*
Im already subscribed to DigitalRev.
HowaboutRAW: Much stronger colour, and those ISO 8000 skyline shots look real good.
That too way too long.
It would be nice to see real world shots of the same basic scene taken at the different bit depths. The Seattle skyline should be easy to do that way.
Now Sony, how about the same improvement for the A99 and A77II.
In your dreams. Amount is dead.
This is photography news, how?
Mike FL: Hmm, just found out that Leica is on sale too, "Instant Savings: $7,995.00"
It does not happen every day.
Mike FL - None of those are rangefinders. Do you even know what a rangefinder is??
supeyugin1: After investing in NX line for 5 years, and having multiple other Samsung products (microwave, TV, cell phones), I decided to boycott Samsung products from now on. Samsung shows complete disrespect to their user base. Their products are pretty damn good, but this disrespect makes me change my buying habits, and ignore Samsung. There are other similar products on the market which can replace Samsungs one. Starting today I decided to replace my Samsung phone (Galaxy K zoom), and ordered Panasonic CM1. I hope other people will start boycotting Samsung as well. See ya, Samsung!
The market determines if a company is successful or not. The same thing would happen to Canon or Nikon if people stopped buying their products. What do you expect Samsung to do exactly? Refund you your money? Continue making camera equipment and go bankrupt?
Timbukto: "Consumers may not demand 4K content today, but at some point they will, and if history is any guide this will probably happen soon."
Lets examine history in regards to a few other technical innovations -
Digital audio fidelity has surpassed what most human ears (especially aging males) can hear in regards to high frequency reproduction. There have been ultra-hi-fi formats such as SACD or DVD-Audio. We are probably technically capable of reproducing the dynamic range of cannon blasts and high frequencies of bat calls, but I don't think many millennials know or care what 'SACD' is. Audio fidelity is an afterthought nowadays compared to convenience and Rapper branding.
Automobiles can be built to go faster and faster...at some point the limits of speed are dictated by the constraints of human senses/skill against the fragility of flesh and bone. Technically we can build faster cars, we do not have the human capacity to drive them however. Emissions and efficiency > speed.
Whats your point? Eventually everything will be 4k as standard and it will be more expensive to buy a 2nd hand outdated 1080p recording device. Like today: good luck trying to buy a 480p only recording device. Might as well just buy a 1080p device as itll cheaper and have warranty and is new. What exactly are you trying to say? That we should halt technology?
trophygeek: I'd like to know if the screen, when it's articulated all the way up, causes the eyepiece detection to trigger. This is a problem with my older A7S.
I hold the camera at waist height and articulate the LCD screen so I can see it from above, but then the LCD screen turns off because it thinks I've got my eye near the eyepiece.
It basically means that even though the LCD has 90° of rotation, I can only use about 45° worth.
The new EVF auto sensor is very oversensitive. It's a known issue.
ZJ24: I think it's a great camera. Staggering to get that kind of quality in such a small package. In all seriousness the battery life is a concern if you are shooting 2000+ images a day and video for an event with this as your primary body, along with the single card slot.Not a deal breaker though for most, but I even carry two to three batteries with a D700 for security so you might need 8 if you're getting 350-400 shots a battery with the Sony, just something to consider for that kind of use. But it would be churlish to say it's not ground-breaking, it's setting a new standard for its class.
@Abel89er Wow, those are some really poor justifications. Most DSLR batteries last 3-4x these Sony batteries and don't weigh enough to make any real world difference.
KW Phua: Waiting for mirrorless lens. Mirror lens are too big to fit with mirrorless camera.
28/2, 35/2.8, 55/1.8, 85/1.8 and 16-35/4.
The sad thing is that if the NX1 had the name ‘Canon’ on the front, it would sell like hotcakes.
rrccad: Andrew confirmed this with a dealer as well, this wasn't just heresay that he was reporting.
also .. occam's razor a bit..
name a camera company that hasn't produced a new lens in 14 months and a camera in 10 months that was actively still developing cameras and lenses for ILC's? we're not talking a subset (crop, full frame,etc) but entirely through it's entire ecosystem. no commited to 300mm, the MiniNX2 was scrubbed at the last moment and no new glass this entire year, and well, for 14 months and even if they do make it at CES.. 18 months? and it's not a dead end? who's trying to kid who that samsung isn't looking at a exit strategy here?
as far as the "proof" because they were at shows. Comeon people, all that stuff is paid for months and months in advance. that certainly isnt' proof of much of anything.
I dont think you know what occams razor is.
Should have included Sony HX90V.
steven_k: I thought Samsung was getting out of the camera business.Why purchase this?
>I thought Samsung was getting out of the camera business.Why purchase this?
With an entry level camera like this, the majority of people will simply only use the kit lens. Some may buy just one additional lens like a telephoto or prime lens, and that's it. They don't need a strong growing eco system of lenses, and Samsung already has a telephoto kit lens and plenty of primes. So if Samsung were to discontinue their entire NX range, it wouldn't matter.
HS Wells: someone who spread false rumors should be in custody with charges. Samsung has already lost many customers. Samsung should make an official announcement that they will keep going on camera business.
>Samsung has already lost many customers.
Samsung had customers?
supeyugin1: Full frame, shmull frame! I want 1" fixed focal compact with 35/1.0 equivalent!
^ I shoot f/1.4 at 35mm on FF and sometimes there is not enough DOF for subjects when trying to take environmental portraits.
f/1.8 on a 1" sensor is equiv. to f/5 on FF. You won't be getting any shallow DOF at 35mm.
marc petzold: Some of these fixed lens Cameras wouldn't be needed - *IF* Nikon would release after so many years finally a 23mm F1.8 DX lens, so DX-Shooters like myself would have a 35mm/1.8 Lens compared to Fullframe focal length.
Please Nikon, we do have the 35/1.8 (52.5mm) DX 1.8 Lens since March 2009 - now give us the 35mm Focal length! I'm waiting since the D1 for that AF-S DX Lens...
Just get a Fujifilm X-T10/XT1 and Fujifilm 23/1.4. Problem solved.
So you want a 13mm f/0.25 lens? It would be cheaper to just buy the RX1R II.
My condolences to a-mount owners.