quiquae: Given that this is a zoom and not a 600mm prime, I wish it had a somewhat shorter MFD. (I know it isn't trivial.)
Usually with interchangeable lenses the MFD is the same at every focal length. With compacts, that is rarely the case, but usually with SLR lenses that's true.
SushiEater: 150-600mm Sport is insane. It is the weight of 120-300mm OS F2.8 and I can't hike with it like I do with 50-500mm.
Hmm, maybe it's the size and weight of the 120-300 f2.8 because 300/2.8 and 600/5.6 come out to the same size aperture diameter and (likely) element diameters.
Large lenses are large. Who knew?
Dpreview comments are always good for a chuckle.
Sdaniella: flipping vari-angle (non-swivel) tilts-only-up-n-down LCD ...
no face-forward, even if mounted on a tripodno angle leftno angle rightjust up-n-down viewable held from the rearand no face-inwards (for protection)
Nikon did offer Canon-style fully articulating VASS (vari-angle swivel screen) on the odd APSC DX dSLR, why back to this less flexible tiltflip updown LCD instead!?
ditto:why did Canon also use a less flexible tiltflip updown LCD instead on their Powershot G1XMkII?
yikes!what gives? we've seen other mfrs doing this, too. but it baffles me, perpetuating clearcut inflexible designs don't make any practical/functional sense at all.restricts creative VASS perspective shooting options a great deal!
I can understand objections to fragility of moving VASS parts in higher FF models where pro/prosumer work can be more rough, but this is where a modular-robust-VASS could come in to compliment a fixed rear-screen (yes, I do want two OEM well-integrated screens over just one)
You think people are buying a $2500 camera to take selfies on a tripod?
Just another Canon shooter: "Fujinon XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR" ???
Isn't something missing there? :=)
It's actually "Fujinon XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR OMG $$$"
I am pretty sure it would cost more to put together a high end kit from Fuji than it would a FF kit from Nikon, Sony or Canon. I can't think of any APS-C lenses that cost more than these two.
Are 85's really known for problematic distortion?
tkbslc: I'm trying to figure out how this works logistically in the real world. Certainly you don't want it on your phone all the time, because then your phone is going to be a pain to use. So you'll have to detach the lens and sensor unit and then store them where? IN your pocket? That's not going to be realistic, is it? So then what, a bag? Probably.
So now if I have a small sensor unit and a lens or two in a bag and my phone in my pocket, how is this even .01% better than just having an a5100 or whatever in that bag? And then the fact that I have to make sure my phone is ready to go and start some apps to use that camera that already requires me to carry a small bag, makes it actually a far less convenient solution.
Put a can in your pocket and go walk around for 2 hours and come back and tell me that's something you think is a reasonable alternative to carrying a small bag or pouch.
I still don't beleive the QX1 with a lens is going to realistically fit in your pocket. It's about the size of a pop can factoring in the lens.
TheWhiteDog: I just noticed the QX1 has a 1.5 multiplier so that loses me, no wide angles(except extreme ones that would be too big for this rig and would give at most an equivalent 24mm) Might appeal though for remote use with long teles but that would be cumbersome and I wouldn't trust the security of the setup. Too bad. But I am sure the concept will be refined in the future, SONY is always pushing the boundaries and that is no bad thing.
1.5x multiplier? You mean just like EVERY other APS-C camera from Sony?
Michael Piziak: By the time you attach all that to it, you might as well just buy a small compact camera.
If you think transferring files is a pain, then imagine having to do that every time you want to take a picture. Because all you do is pair the devices and the app on the phone find the module - just like it would on a camera. At least that's how the wireless Canon cams I used operated.
@kangoo1707 - I actually was trying to imagine I was on a trip or out and about. If you'll read my comment I was having trouble envisioning how I'd save space or gain any convenience with this product.
I'm trying to figure out how this works logistically in the real world. Certainly you don't want it on your phone all the time, because then your phone is going to be a pain to use. So you'll have to detach the lens and sensor unit and then store them where? IN your pocket? That's not going to be realistic, is it? So then what, a bag? Probably.
Just what nobody wanted! Thanks, Sony!
chiane: Remember old folks, if it doesn't look like every other dslr, it's ugly.
Also if it has lights just for show, it is ugly. And if it is ugly it's ugly.
LukeLT63: From the outside it seems the camera of David Hasselhoff in the TV series Knight Rider (Supercar)..... :-O ..... goes very car!
That was my first thought. Maybe they can make a model with red LED that does voice control. "Michael, shall I switch to ISO 1600? It's getting dark"
Elliot H: instead of a pimped out camera, how about a fully articulating lcd which would be useful to many
You can have articulating LEDs if you want, but no LCD.
Still the same lens and sensor size. Might as well get an X20
Markol: This is going to be a hard sell, even for Fuji
I agree. They should have gone 1" to better compete.