epozar: no IS :(
No need. Sony A7R II has one. ;)
maybe there'll be a bargain M9 on ebay shortly... :)
Roland Karlsson: Does not look like granite too me. If it really had been granite, then a hit by the lens hood would not damage it, maybe a direct hit by the cast metal body.
oh, I just noticed the same reply one line below me. sorry. O:)
I still wonder where those currency conversion rates come from...
ttran88: Sony article again??? Canon recently published their earnings and they made some money too.
yeah, they made some 16% LESS money... :D http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/07/canon-profits-drop-16-in-second-quarter/ It's more obvious now who's in the game and who really listens to the market... Canon fell asleep in the last century.
PS: I am a former Canon fan, now moved to Olympus OM-D system. No SONY fanboy... ;)
Olympus has been going some different ways the other years. Thumbs up from me!
biza43: I have moved from Canon EOS (shot with it for 20 years) to Sony A7 system. From my experience, all these items mentioned in the article are very valid, but they will have a small impact in the "pro" world. For a pro photog, Canikon systems are still much more reliable than all these MILC advancements.
If you need to get the shot, poor AF in low light does not cut it... fidgety controls and menu driven interface controls do not cut it... some of these "lowlights" can be overcome by familiarity; but the point is, it takes time to get acquainted with a system, and who can really tell that Sony will not drop the A7 system, as they have dropped the Sony-Minolta DSLR line? Or the NEX line?
Pros require support and reliability, and Sony are not there yet... for us amateurs and hobbyists it is fine, but if you need to put bread on the table? Not really...
Stability and support is only a matter of time. I think Sony is on the right track and found what they've been looking for to grasp a nice market share and nail their future. Looks like they really listen to consumers unlike Canon (no hate - I shot Canon for years, too, before I ditched the whole system last year). Frankly, I've never sensed so much innovation from other brands (especially Canon) than I have from Sony for the last 2 or 3 years. I am a happy OM-D owner at the moment, but Sony really is an attractive destination for me as an enthusiast.
Edit: But I agree completely with the last paragraph. Just don't think it'll take that much time. ;)
vladimir vanek: shut up and take my money!
you're so kind, guys! ;)
shut up and take my money!
vladimir vanek: kickstarter for a $35 paper box? :D
you mean Camera? :)
to me it looks nice and the price is reasonable.
coody: Why can't it be designed better from the beginning but has to go through the firmware updating? Can the firmware perfectly resolve the flaw? Usually the more firmware updating has, the more problems the product has.
you look at coody's question from the camera makers' point of view. what coody was asking about, i believe, is why don't they spend enough time for the camera to include such updates already at the announcement. I am curious, too. To be honest, I don't know how it works in the R&D during a new product development.
kickstarter for a $35 paper box? :D
Funny. :)) But those guy climbing down the rock look almost 3D! That's cool.
I wonder what people at Hasselblad sniff... :D
It's completely legal here in Slovakia to shoot (I mean take photograph or video :)) any public agent (if that's the right term), ie. police officer, politician, clerk, etc. It also makes sense because they are all paid by the public from their taxes etc.There was a rather large cause involving a police officer who misused his powers and it was only thanks to one of the victims' daughter who filmed a brute attack on her mother with her cell phone, that stopped the officer's misbehaviour and started things to come to the surface. The officer has been suspended, arrested, later released from police, and now he faces proceedings.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQROEeacqoQ
Paul B Jones: Good questions and honest straightforward answers. Lots of peculiar comments though. Why the personal animosity? Did Canon hurt peoples' feelings somehow? And why the assertions that Canon knows nothing about markets and marketing when year after year after year it is number one in camera sales? All very peculiar.
Well, I've been a long-term Canon fan and user (many cameras and L lenses, not just the powershot a10) and ditched the whole system due to Canon's attitude! But maybe it's because they feel like number one indeed. I think however that they've never been so close to lose that position.
Thumbs up for Sony. They've been doing good job over the last two years. Looks like E-mount is a good way to go alongside the ultra lightweight and portable MFT. I think Canikon will lose some market share.
Poweruser: Another demonstration of how little "bokeh" is going on in a 2.8 midrange zoom on APS-C. Which is why most people should be happier with either a slower, cheaper, lighter standard zoom or a set of fast primes.
This could have been a winner if as fast as Sigmas 18-35.
bokeh is not everything. but I agree that it sometimes saves the day if there's lack of talent O:)