Bhima78: This really is how Canon stays so relevant. Create a solid, entry level camera and sell it with 2 lenses for under $550. Newly minted enthusiasts are greeted with a decent camera that is connected to one of the best lens and accessory ecosystems available. And as they grow in their photography, they will likely stay with Canon. The 18MP APS-C sensor isn't the best, but, in the right hands can easily produce professional-level results.
One of the biggest issue with the smaller mirrorless companies is exactly this: They have yet to truly create a compelling soccer mom camera for this price bracket. The A6000 is the only one that comes close, every other manufacturer failed to create a compelling entry level camera at this price point.
The A6000 did not just come close. It is the best selling interchangeable lens camera ever.
bildsee: I'm very interested in the A7Rii and I really appreciate the detailed review.However, there are so many one-sided comments of both fanboys and disbelievers, that it is very hard to make my own, as much as possibly impartial opinion. Even the review itself sometimes feels like down grading some flaws.What I'm also missing are *real* real-world examples (not in particular by DPR but any gallery in the web). IMO the DPR gallery is not very meaningful and some issues of several shots (out of focus and so on) have already been posted here.So if this is such a great camera (at great price ;-), where are the great examples providing the expected "wow effect"? Great landscape, wildlife, portrait, ... whatever which blows you away? Anyone providing such examples?Comparing with other top dogs in real world would be nice, too. There is only one single example, the static Seattle cityscape at sunset, which is about DR only.So after all I will have to try and find out myself.
Check out the 1275 pages of Sony FE Images at Fred Miranda, you should be able to find some good A7R II photos.
falconeyes: Small Sony is making a solid profit year after year - despite their bold effort at innovation and R&D.
Makes me wonder where all that money within much bigger Canon and Nikon is going to ... There must be a staff of lazy/inefficient and wealthy people to be sustained ;)
Sony Q2 results by division:
Mobiles - Sales $2.32 billion Loss $172 millionGames - Sales $3.00 billion Profit $199 millionCameras - Sales $1.55 billion Profit $215 millionHome Entertainmt - Sales $2.40 billion Profit $131 millionDevices(incl sensors) - Sales $2.15 billion Profit $272 millionPictures - Sales $1.53 billion Loss $187 millionMusic - Sales $1.16 billion Profit $122 millionFin.Services - Sales $1.76 billion Profit $343 million
Sony annual revenue $76.94 billion. Canon Sales $ 35.25 billion. Nikon $9.5 billion.
Rooru S: 4K screen on a 5inch device? No thanks. I wonder how faster and cooler will run the FHD Xperia Z5 compared to the 4K Xperia Z5 premium.
4K on a 5inch device is just overkill. It would be a different story if we saw a 4K-screen Z5 ultra, Z5 tablet or Z5 tablet compact.
I am pretty sure they will come out with 4K iPhone in a future iteration of the iPhone. Remember their thumb commercial and now they have the iPhone 6 Plus. What you might think as stupid today might not be tomorrow.
But when Apple releases the iPhone 7 with 4K everyone will be swooning and marveling how great it is.
lapomattiabarambaniviendalmare: Now Sony,please give me a 85 1.4 or 1.2 and a 24/70 2.8 E mount.Pretty please.
IZO100 - Take a look at this link
What about the shadow flare issue - was it encountered during the review?
This is not Thailand photographed with a Nokia Lumia 1020 - it a few monkeys photographed in Thailand.
Fredy Ross: I have a canon dslr and you are wrong pew pew
Here' s a comparison with the NEX-6 and an AA battery.
For a camera that was reviewed based on default settings, it is amazing how the review was ever done - I am pretty sure the default setting for the power button is OFF.
No, Kodak DSC520 in this list? Its the only camera that has got the "Most, Hugely, Very, Highly recommended" rating from this site :)
You can have a look at some more samples
I dont like the new interface - I liked the old one. But who knows maybe I'll get used to it.
You've got to admit - lookwise it is a bit over the top.
Nokia is making a big mistake by betting on Windows and ignoring Android. This blinkered approach and high risk strategy is completely due its current CEO Stephen Elop who is an ex-Microsoft employee..
Justin Francis: Too big and bulky. Slow lenses. Blown away by MFT. Sony should just stick to making sensors. Just like its consumer electronics, Sony has lost its mojo on design a long time ago.