norman shearer: I really like the tech they are putting into this camera, lets hope some of it ends up in the A7000. An electronic shutter with no rolling artifacts or drop in bit rate would be great for street shooters.
Because of the noise or lack thereof, I suspect.
lhkjacky: Put it in A99 body, a-mounthigher burst rate 8fps / 10fps, larger buffer, dual card slot, Able to put 3 large batteries at once with vertical grip.No overheat during 4k videoThen Sony you will take my money. :-)
Is is not about the look, it might be about sealing, pro like sturdiness.
Why not making it like this but using e-mount with an adapter piece for a-mount (with drive, La-ea5 maybe)? Like A3000 looked like a DSLR but was e-mount. Versatility with other lense manufacturers would be bigger.
cluening: Anyone heard anything about the resulting pixel pitch of such a BSI sensor?
Well resulting (real) pixel pitch. Sure, in Non-BSI it was usually calculated by this. But electronics covered some (or even more) area resulting in a smaller than calculated photo sensor area. In other words: I would like to know how much bigger the area is on this specific BSI sensor compared to A7R. Then we could calculate the pitch traditionally and add the size gain for comparison reasons... Whatever. The real world results will show more than figures anyway...
Anyone heard anything about the resulting pixel pitch of such a BSI sensor?
bossa: Kiddies with animals have been an ol' fav' for generations. These pictures are, predominantly, set pieces that are designed to appeal to sentimental parental instincts... ..cute isn't necessarily good art. The genre of the work is reminiscent of kitsch paintings from the late 19th to early 20th century and, from my perspective, is very boring in every way.
Dumbest comment ever. Art is always designed to appeal to certain emotions. L'art pour l'art is nothing but pretence. Especially as this piece of art lies in a field that has widely been covered it has to compete with earlier works - and does quite excell at it.
HawaiiVolcanoes: another thought: why does it say "Carl Zeiss" on the lenses...Zeiss announced a LONG TIME ago that they were dropping "Carl" from their company name...sooo....what's up with this?
Actually, Zeiss is just a protocol badge. Carl Zeiss in Germany does not really produce any of those lenses. It offers just some kind of consultation.
I guess it is FB's counter move as more an more real OSes are taking over in this regard. Windows Phone, iOS e.g.
And Apple actually has the possibilty to make FB totally redundant. The already allow hardware based picture sharing, messaging, video chatting.Your idevice IS actually some sort of Facebook. Only thing missing: some sort of more integrated link sharing with a preview function- and maybe a personal profile. But both very reduced as FB already gets very annoying in sharing every thought and making ANY life event sharable.But integration of whatsapp, twitter, facebook and instagram & co. in iOS makes it already very versatile, if you want to share...Next step surely will be to enhance the sharing experience a bit more in the direction of keeping Apple users together.
Looking forward to it, if you believe it or not. Everything better than FB.
HubertChen: A mobile phone's main purpose always has been sharing. Right from the beginning when all you could do was voice call. So having facebook adding features to smart phones making sharing easier is commendable. What makes me very concerned is that this Software only works on some models. That would indicated they hack deep into the OS, which would make this whole thing less reliable. Also the diffuse language is scary. It is not an app and it is not an OS. So what is it? Why not be clear on this ?
This limitation means it will not run on Chinese mobile phones. Using Facebook in China is already difficult because it is blocked by the Great China Firewall. Sadly facebook itself is now adding to the hurdles of using facebook in China. Besides hurting their users they are hurting themselves by making it easier for the big Chinese Software Giants to break into this segment.
Well, that makes as much sense as saying life is about sharing EVERY thought. It is not, at least not in the FB regard. I will not call people to tell them "look what I am eating". Hooray.It is nice to have some more toys on a smart phone, but most of it is just another waste of time. Look at emails 10 years ago - the same nonsense in the attachments. If FB ceased to exist, nobody would miss it. Whatsapp and the sort already took over as being more effective in really adressing the audience you want to stay in touch with. FB is like loudly talking in an empty room and other people passing by and looking through the empty door.
All those newer highpixeldensity display seem to have that affinity towards . Hopefully, there is something like color profiles on a jailbroken iphone...
The display looks yellowish.
Not the resolution is 16 times higher than Full HD, it is the pixel number. The resolution describes the increments along one axis. So, resolution is 4 times higher for each axis. ;-)
cluening: Nikon has launched the V2 - as a German I ask myself whether the Japanese copy cats got hold of the old plans...Fruitless attempt, somebody please tell them. ;-)
@BSweeney: Yeah, people might not get the historical reference and my joke. So, cokeisit, Tape5 calm down, the dpreview statment that Nikon launched a V2 is just funny, when you know history (V2 being a missile, inventor Ex-Nazi Wernher von Braun, Moon landing, etc) and think about Japan being an ex-member of the "axis". Bad choice of words. BTW, cokeisit, leader in anything does not necessarily mean you invented it. So, for the most part, Asia including Japan and China are just better at producing electronics, not inventing the key technologies. USA and Europe are still leading tech inventors. And Japan as well as China have a more or less strong history of being copy cats which is just the truth.Tape5, before swallowing anything, Sony may first make some profit. Otherwise they will be history soon, bought by Volkswagen who need a car hifi sub division. (get some humor and dont take it too hard with Rover, RollsRoyce, Bentley.) ;-)
And psst. Don't mention the war, right?
gl2k: The V2 is everything the V1 should have been from the very beginning.Well done Nikon and thanks for listening to your customers.
Well, precision was always a problem with both systems. But the capacity of V2 is surely greater. Wait... you talking about the camera? ;-)
Nikon has launched the V2 - as a German I ask myself whether the Japanese copy cats got hold of the old plans...Fruitless attempt, somebody please tell them. ;-)
Edit: Had a look on the 16-50 full size. It doesnt seem to be worse than an average 18-55 sample, possibly there might be sharper samples later. But surely still is small in size. So ok up to me.
To me, the pics look kinda good and normal for the NEX system. You surely have to tweak sharpening setting to +2, contrast and DRO, to get Canon-like results out of box. Same with PP, there is enough headroom. Never questioned a jpg with standard settings. Do not see sharpening artifacts, so whats the problem?
Biggus: hmm, I don't see that the iPhone 5 image is that much better than the One X or the S3. It may just about have slightly better resolution, but not in the parts where it's overly bright in the highlights in comparison, indeed in some places, it's the worst of the 4. I'd also say the colour is as much on the warm side as the others are on the cool.
Looks to be a rather biased review tbh.
In my own order of preference, looking at the overall image, I'd choose in the following order...
S3 - most balanced, but less cool than the iPhone is warmiPhone5 - too warm808 - soft/suffering from hazeOne X - very warm, too dark in the shadows
What you consider as haze and softness on the 808 is just the very defensive approach on in-camera tweaking. As I found out with the N8, this haze and softness can easily give perfect pictures in PP. A lot of headroom.Cant do with Apple phone cams, as I tried.Might be the same with the S3, already showing lots of sharpening artifacts, so dead end.
vlad0: I've been taking pics with my iPhone 5 for the past week.. it does very well for it's sensor size, but when I put it up against my Nokia 808.. things don't look so good, especially at night..
Here is my little test from couple of days ago:
skydrive gallery: http://sdrv.ms/QOzrHB
Thanks for the samples. The 808 sure bests the other 2 cams. But the N8 also does quite well, it can be PP'd still very well. Just the contrasts are a bit low, thats it.
I got pretty tired lately by changing my ipad 3 four times (!!) because of an obvious yellow tint on their displays. Never it was a problem to convince support staff of that fact as all displayed Promo ipads did not have that tint and showed it in direct comparison.In this light, it is pretty hard to use the ipad as an photographer's tool, sadly.Only until I found out that in Cydia store (many of the Apple users have to jailbreak it, finally, to get some vital functions out of the device, sadly again) there is a paid app that is called "color profiles", with that you can at least tweak the display to a more neutral rendition or match your PC screen output.
Apple personnell told me several times they know about the problem, but started discussing first after I mentioned that I need it for showing pictures and compared it to my more neutral ipad 1. And that I dont like people look like they had hepatitis. :-( Now, I realized the problem is there with iphones, too, but no surprize.