OK, Dpreview says "Both bodies are made of a magnesium alloy" which makes it sound like they are both identical. The preview from The Camera Store says A7 has a plastic front and some plastic dials. See video at 3:44: https://youtu.be/bnvgceTEV3c#t=3m44sIs this true?
The dream is still alive... Just two weeks ago the DigiPod was presented. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/digipodI personally don't think there's anything interesting about these ideas if the device isn't full frame. I believe there will be too many technical obstacles. It's probably doomed to be forever vaporware.
Hobbit13: Most mobile phone cameras have a depth of field that is large enough to do most shots in "hyper focal" any way. So I do not see the use for such small sensors.
But it might be useful to capture 3D movies etc.
What I came here to say. The Lytro camera itself was a joke. Yes, if put something at 20 cm distance from the camera you might be able to achieve shallow DOF that you can later control. Forget it if you are taking a portrait of someone 3 meters away.
tcab: What about Fuji x100 raw support - doesn't that need improvement too?
Most people can't get x100 raw to look as good as in camera jpeg, which shouldn't really be the case. I've tried it myself and simply gone back to jpeg - it's just too hard fiddling with the raw files.
Has Adobe forgotten the x100 and the x100s?
X100s improvement are included in this update. I've never noticed any difficulties with my X100 files.
Great that they have made some improvements. But I must say I'm a bit disappointed. It very much looks like the same mushy watercolor effect (slightly less of it) but with lowered sharpness. This is judging from samples, I have to give it a go in LR.
Lesson learned: just go bayer the next time. I don't think X-trans offers anything that has justified all this trouble.
HowaboutRAW: I wonder if Adobe will make sure that Adobe Camera Raw will open these new Sigma Raw files?
ACR is a lot less of a pain to use with DP2x raws than the difficult and limited Sigma Pro Photo.
When converting DP1, DP2 and SD X3F raw files to DNG, are they still linearized? [ http://www.barrypearson.co.uk/articles/dng/linear.htm ]