AndreSJ: I word question. LENSES?
For video, you have A and E mount lenses... and a host of cine lenses from virtually any mount to use.
PicOne: Why am I confused on this matter? Ok, it's 12mm. 12mm is 12mm. BUt how does a 12mm offer the same angle of view (98.9 degrees per above), irregardless of the sensor's crop factor (eg. M43 vs. APSC, etc?)
It will not provide the same FOV. It will be wider (18mm FF FOV) on APSc compared to m43 (24mm FF FOV). This is technically an APS-C lens, which will work on m43.
historianx: LOL love the we need autofocus comments, they crack me up. If you need A/F for a 12mm wide angle, then you should probably not be in photography LOL
Barbu, your issue appears to be that of motion blur rather than focusing issue. At these focal lengths, we're basically talking point and shoot for focusing.
And it does help to have the right camera (and lens) to shoot with manual focus (which is a major part of my photography style).
Kudos to Samyang. The 12mm f/2 is a fine addition, one that is VERY tempting.
dodgebaena: thanks to focus peaking, I am quite comfortable shooting my Bower (a Samyang lens) 85f1.4 on my a99. This will be a nice walk-around lens for my NEX-6.
Focus Peaking works great even with very shallow DOF, as long as there is reasonable contrast.
DVT80111: EVF downgraded from 2.36M to 1.44M.No new sensor technology for low light.
Boy, talking about customer satisfaction. Any NEX-6 owners out there should be very happy that your camera has not been obsoleted yet.
"EVF downgraded from 2.36M to 1.44M"
Not if you consider this NEX-5?R/T replacement which is where this one is priced at. NEX-6 was more expensive camera.
dlkeller: I didn't realize these things were using power zoom,. My experience with this on other cameras has been very bad compared to manual zoom. What is the general feeling concerning this?
Power zoom only if you choose power zoom lenses (three at the moment: 16-50, 18-105 and 18-200). Of course you can manually zoom as well.
Rooru S: "The two presumably share the same sensor, which apparently is made by Sony."
It's confirmed by Phase One they're using a Sony sensor and they have knowledge Sony is selling the same sensor to several manufacturers.
DPR at its best.
Avobanana: Fair points are made about ergonomics and speed. But the reviewer is clearly biased.
But like many others I cannot understand the persistent negative undertone and bias against the camera. One of the camera's biggest strength is the image quality in RAW mode and yet the reviewer chose to chime on and on about the JPEG quality. In the EM1 review, the reviewer praises the impressive image quality which isn't even in the same league. They cost almost the same, no?
Either Dpreview is losing its objectivity or something shady is going on.
I wasn't expecting anything else from DPR.
RichRMA: Why is it Sony and Fuji can't do AF in mirrorless as well as Olympus and Panasonic?
Because they refuse to go with tinier sensors.
naththo: More hump in middle again for mirrorless. lol! I think its good to have hump rather than nothing to make camera a hot looking.
Ahem, you completely missed the point from being unable to look past styling.
" though the a5000 seems a natural extension of the NEX-5 line."
Not really. The a5000 is a natural extension of NEX-3 line.
km25: Again, about lens CZ top line of lens are not Sonnar, they are Planar. If they were to make 50mm F1.4 Planar for the A7 cameras. It would look like you where using anyother maker of lens on the camera. This is not a camera to pre order. Wait and see.
@bamboo,No, just get 55/1.8. It appears to be a fine lens. The adapter would be a great addition for expanding functionality (sports/action photography), as a complementing camera to someone who has A-mount lenses or simply to shop A-mount lenses that are either no available or are cheaper, going back to 1985.
Sean Davey Photography: OK, I'm a long time Canon user. I want to know if I buy one of the converters out there will I be able to use my Canon EF lens full frame on the new A7R or will there be fall off on the edges?... I'd really like to know a clear and concise answer from someone who actually knows from experience... Thank you.
@ABM Berry:Sony has two mounts: A (inherited from Minolta and used in DSLT line) and E (introduced in 2010 and used in A7/7r.
"FE" is a designation to identify FF lens for E-mount. So, 55mm f/1.8 FE simply means the lens is full format, and 50mm f/1.8 E means the lens is for crop format. Canon uses EF and EF-S respectively for the same purpose (now also EF-M... make that three mounts there).
Allen Yang: These two cameras would be attractive after Sony SIGNIFICANTLY expands its lens group.
@photo nuts,Advancing digital imaging is of great interest to Sony, hence a major investment and incentive lately. Next 12 months are going to be interesting to those who want advancements and more options... depressing to those who are bound to be upset. :D
Olga Celle: I own a Nex 7 and despite the fact that it is a great little thing, I have to say that Sony never worked fast enough in providing the NEX 7 with decent, semi-pro lens. I am not picky, the NEX 7 was intended as a semi-pro camera. Firmware was never actualized to properly meet customers' wishes expressed in hundreds of blogs. As a result, Nex 7 owners were looking forward the next NEX 7 model; instead, Sony produces the A7/A7R promising a new line of full frame lenses in the near future...Considering that the NEX 7 and its lens were not cheap, this means that those NEX 7 owners who were expecting just a change in camera body are (again) let down. I'm keeping my NEX 7. I am buying a Nikon full frame.
@Olga, you do realize that the full frame lenses for A7 are the quality you wanted. Are you upset because they aren't crop sensor lenses? Here are high quality choices in the immediate future:Sony Zeiss 35/2.8 and 55/1.8Sony Zeiss 24-70/4 and 70-200/4Sony Zeiss ultra wide zoom, Sony Zeiss 85mm, Sony G macro (these three in Spring-Summer).
justmeMN: If you use the big, bulky, depicted adaptor, that defeats the purpose of buying a compact camera.
While adapter adds size and weight, it also adds functionality which can be removed when not needed. Even then, the combination is still smaller due to slimmer body.
True... this is just the beginning. The lens count from Sony is expected to grow to eight by mid 2014 (Sony Zeiss ultra wide zoom, Sony G macro and Sony Zeiss prime... possibly 85mm in mid 2014)... 10 lens line up expected over next year (15 in two years). Plus, third party lenses (Zeiss has announced lenses towards end of 2014).
tlinn: I wish there weren't trade offs (other than price) when choosing between the two bodies. Why no electronic shutter on the A7R? Why a composite body on the A7R vs magnesium for the A7? The A7 seems to have a better AF system too.
A7 also has magnesium alloy body, except for the front plate (which too is magnesium alloy on A7r).
Pakio: I would love this camera, but why so slow X-Sync with a mirrorless camera? My APSC Sigma DP can sync at 1/2000
Leaf shutter can allow for that (see Sony RX10 or RX1 for that).