the online photography forum world will erupt in flames as suddenly dynamic range increases completely destroy the balance of company fanboy argumentation and Fuji/Panny fanboys laugh themselves with glee to their deaths
Jim Evidon: If I read the article correctly, by employing a global shutter effect to the entire sensor, they could totally eliminate a mechanical shutter; either focal plane or leaf, and simply use the firmware to electronically turn the sensor on or off at user adjustable “speeds” resulting in a lighter, mechanically simpler and more accurate camera.
To the user, the controls could look familiar with dials and wheels, but the internals would be completely electronic. I expect the new product could hit the market within 2 years or much less. I suspect that the project is further along than is reported.
Times they are a changing.
don't worry there'll be a 'RealShutter-Sound (R)" $250 addon that perfectly simulates the click with adjustable volume and additional timbre controls
mxx: What happened to the a6100 and a6200?
i for one am a fan of mirrorless turds
Chris Joy: Once again Sony takes two steps forward and one step back. The new EVF, improved AF, awesome video specs, Slog3 and so on are awesome - but then there's no headphone jack to monitor the great audio courtesy of the new (or old if you're a Nex user) mic input and all those wonderful AF points dancing across the frame but no way to quickly change subjects or focus point. This is especially annoying when shooting video and my favorite feature of a number of other cameras, just touch the screen to move focus. The new PADF should be really accurate and make racking focus a breeze.
haven't you heard manual controls are for hipsters
xeriwthe: a6000 low ISO JPEG is impressive, certainly exceeds the x-pro2 for detail. the noise reduction of the x-pro2 at high ISO maintains a higher uniformity of detail than the a6000 at high ISO, but just barely. i am impressed by the sony jpeg engine too bad i'm still a fuji fanboy at heart. the xpro2 low iso jpeg hits a similar overall detail level to the x-a1 RAW when scaled to equivalent sizes, which is key to me and impressive for a JPEG engine.
interesting how the electronic shutter makes a pretty significant difference in the pixel level sharpness. what causes that?
resummarizing my garbage; a6000 low ISO JPEG is impressive, certainly exceeds the x-pro2 for detail. but the xpro-2 renders smoother details with less propensity to render crunchy artifacts like the bayer sensor. the noise reduction of the x-pro2 at high ISO maintains a higher uniformity of detail than the a6000 at high iso.
overall i am impressed by the sony jpeg engine too bad i'm still a fuji fanboy at heart. the xpro2 low iso jpeg hits a similar overall detail level to the x-a1 RAW when scaled to equivalent sizes, which is key to me and impressive for a JPEG engine. overall detail similar to a 16MP bayer with the benefit of the contrasty, smooth moire-resistant xtrans rendition, all in a JPEG sooc. damn not bad
a6000 low ISO JPEG is impressive, certainly exceeds the x-pro2 for detail. the noise reduction of the x-pro2 at high ISO maintains a higher uniformity of detail than the a6000 at high ISO, but just barely. i am impressed by the sony jpeg engine too bad i'm still a fuji fanboy at heart. the xpro2 low iso jpeg hits a similar overall detail level to the x-a1 RAW when scaled to equivalent sizes, which is key to me and impressive for a JPEG engine.
may be over stating it here but i think fuji actually may have 'fixed' the watercolor in the sooc jpeg. omg
watson076: Over the last few years manufacturers have really lost touch with what photographers love, but I believe Fuji really hit the reset button. 40-50 mp this and that, 4k video, blah blah blah - who the f**k cares ? What I want is a true photographic experience (and I speak for many friends of mine who feel the same way). Fuji concentrates on what true photographers want, not what focus groups tell them to manufacture. Thank god someone is listening.
nothing like focusing on the 'experience' to excuse the slower pace of R&D.
never going to give up my fuji fanboy dedication after they granted us the x10-series designs (goddamn i hope they continue the series) but it does hurt a little being stuck a few years behind in technology. 4k video would be nice for some things
Joed700: I shot Fuji XT-1 along with several prime lenses, 56mm f/1.2 being one of them, for about a year. It's a well-built lens and a good performer. However, Fuji X series bodies and lenses don't hold their values. If I search my memory correctly, it dropped at least a few hundred dollars since it was first introduced...anyhow, I sold the entire Fuji system because I could get the same/similar results with either Canikon 85mm f/1.8 for a third of the cost and shooting FF. The fact that Fuji systems don't hold their values is a deal breaker for me. IMO, paying too much for APS-C...
if you buy it for cheap as a second hand user are you paying too much?
Banh Mi: Not sure why pick Fuji, I had fuji X-T10 , and I had 56mm 1.2 , focus is crap, everything is crap. body + everything feel like plastic, cheap build... Even the Canon EF 50mm 1.8 STM is much better build. I recommend all others brand, except fuji. All of all, the sensor of Fuji give me not sharp photo like: A7, Canon, nikon, Samsung Nx, Olympus, and even my GM5 + Mitakon 25mm 0.95, beat that Jufi 56mm 1.2 easy on sharpness. I also agree with colors of fuji and JPG, but then Lightroom is better, and who the hell shoot JPG ? A Man shoot raw. P/S: Fujifilm cheap build, slow focus, but .. price is too high compare to other brands.
Richard Butler is a female?
Daniel Bliss: Well, this is disappointing. Why not Fuji putting in an offer? Why not Nikon? Why not Canon? It's not good to have only one company that can really deliver the goods.
good for sony business. probably not good for anyone else's business or for consumers
It's a neat form factor for a superzoom, maybe there are some nice image quality techniques to get good HDR. I don't think anyone expects the color depth and dynamic range of large sensored cameras but if it can produce similar quality to typical compact super zoom cameras t in a flat bar like camera that's a nice achievement.
Not impressed, the LGG4 toasts this camera for low Iso detail.
I think the lens is just not as good as the best android Cameras these days.
I am still impressed with the quality of the LGG4
eat a dongle sony, i want something to kvetch about! YOU ALWAYS SCRUH US OVER
Mark Bergman: Most requested missing feature - I've owned my X-T10 since the first day is was deliverable. As an alternative to my Nikon D7100, it is doing a nice job. Low noise at high ISO for available light photos, half the weight of my Nikon (which I use regularly). So my first call to tech support was to inquire about the photo review feature. When one uses the electronic viewfinder, the only way to review the photo just taken is via the viewfinder. The camera will not switch to the LED display to allow us to "chimp" the photo. Tech support says "no the camera has no such setting and this is the most often requested feature request they receive".
Got it, understood now what the request is. I thought it was insane they would remove photo playback on LCD
how bizarre, my (now) ages old fuji x100s allows reviewing images in both EVF and back LCD. what use is the back LCD if not for playback? fuji sometimes makes the most bizarre design compromises
woo maybe the first integration of their csr imaging acquisition. COACH lives on!
www_zeeshan_de: The best ISP is a chip not touching the RAW data and giving the RAW data as output. No need for stupid interpolation algorithms from ISPs. With RAW, every body has the freedom to build the final image on their own, with or without interpolation.
lol raw snobs. long live the JPG!
xeriwthe: OMG HDR SO FAKE
i was being facetious i actually don't mind it, all photos are fake anyway, so lame to crop out field of view i don't see a crop of the world i see ~180 degrees!
OMG HDR SO FAKE