Lassoni: Mirrorless doesn't give size savings if the objective is big. I guess it works well with pancake objectives, but even stuff like 50 or 85 prime start struggling on a mirrorless body that is small. There's also the problem if you happen to attach a heavy objectibe on a small light body, the weight balance will be off. DSLRs require special tripods to balance the use of 400+ prime teles, whilst I think a small body mirrorless might already start running into troubles trying to balance a 1kg prime/zoom.
^^ I use a Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 with adapter on a smallish A7. No issues other than I don't like the weight of these 70-200mm lenses even if I am using a 5d mk3.
Nukunukoo: I own a good collection of the Sigma Global Vision series and I am gobsmacked by their Image output (FF and Crop). But to be honest, I'm finding it hard to justify the zoom range. How difficult (or big) would it have been to create, say, a 24-45mm?
Considering no manufacturer other than Sigma has managed to make an f2 zoom lens for 35mm sensors at ANY focal length I would wager is a toughie.
lacikuss: Maybe this is the signal that they are not launching the A7000 this summerr?
If Sony's recent RX 100 IV, RX10 II and A7r II are any indication all new high end Sony cameras will be featuring 4k and stacked sensors so plenty of things to improve on in the A7000 or whatever they call it.
owenleve: Bricked my camera..... encountered an error and now it won't power up... followed the exact procedures. Only the red light on the bottom of the camera lights up now..
@EthanP99 - So what if you updated 5 cameras ? The OP obviously encountered something not expected and you may have updated a million cameras but the fact is his camera is still bricked and thats not a nice thing.
@Owen - Remove the battery from the camera for a minute, pop it back in and try the firmware update again. If that also doesn't work then I wager a trip to the service center is in order.
STR54: Boy, after reading all these expert comments it must be an absolute miracle that my plasticky, bulky, slow, next to no DR sensor Canon t2i is still able to snap a pic without totally falling apart!
Hey I will fight over cameras anyday with anyone. But never over chocolates. Whether the chocolate is called Canon or Nikon or Lindt I will eat them all without argument.
rhurani: we come here to read some insight and we get only insults and blames. get-a-life people
No. But I drag raced a Ferrari from signal to signal... I lost... Badly. :(
But the bloody engine note makes my heart flutter every time.
Wolfgang Fieger: Not so impresdive as the same company never offered any firmware update for their pro model A99. Thought that body really needs some improvements that could be provided easily with updates
^^ Sorry yes there were 2 not 3 firmwares launched. Unfortunately expecting something that isn't the norm is opening yourself to disappointment.
Sony will never provide an interval meter since they expect you to spend $$$ and buy the software from their Playmemories store.
^^ Ha ha thats rich ! I love Ferrari cars too but I drive a Micra !!! :(
No I don't own either the 5D mk 3 or 1Dx but I have used both and both are amazing cameras. So yes I admire those Canon cameras but not these rubbish Rebel cameras.
#1 - Sony came up with 3 firmware updates for the a99
#2 - The a99 doesn't use the latest processor so XAVC-S codec support cannot be implemented
ozturert: It requires an SDXC card. It does not record XAVC-S videos onto my my Sandisk SDHC 45MB/s cards. If it was an SDXC with 45MB/s, it'd be OK :)But this is very good, finally A6000 gets the XAVC-S codec. And startup time is much better now, and as good as a 5-year-old compact :)
Sdxc cards unfortunately start only at 64 gb. Not something I like to use since if the card dies you can lose a lot more photographs
^^ Sorry but I wholeheartedly disagree with you. I am discussing about the camera being reviewed not talking about something completely off topic.
If you don't agree with what I say either point out any mistakes in my statements which I will grudgingly retract and/or apologize for or ignore them.
You know you can get through the entire article and simply ignore the comments section right ? :P
If you don't like the comments don't read !!!
And no most of these guys (like me) aren't Canon haters. We love cameras like their 5D mk3 and IDX. However we don't like these poor excuses for a camera like the Rebel series which we feel are overpriced thrash. Thats all.
^^ Again please read the 2 comments above yours. No one is saying you can't take good photos with it !!! NO ONE !!!
The crux of the statement is that for the money these Rebels are the worst performing cameras in their segment. Thats all. Nothing else. People can take awesome photos with cellphone cameras too. Thats not the point at all.
Nobody is saying you can't take photos with your camera ! No ONE !!!
All they are saying is that compared to the competition the Rebel cameras are the worst featured and performing of the bunch but not by a huge margin.
maxnimo: It would be cool to have a real-world shootout between the Canon EOS 5DS and the Sony a7R II using the same subjects at same distance using their best prime and zoom lenses, and just see which generates the best image.
^^ Actually it did improve my photography. Please read what I said about DR benefits from a new sensor. I used to bracket and use GNDs often but now I don't need to as much. I even do a lot of long exposure photography and that is a bit of a gamble since light can change a lot during the exposure and getting a perfect exposure is difficult.
So with newer sensors I can fix the exposure far better than how I could earlier.
My friend used to shoot wildlife with a Canon 5D mk 2 and his results were so so as the AF wouldn't work too well in low light. Once he shifted to a 5D mk 3 he managed to get much better photos as the AF is far more reliable now and faster too.
"I still need to find someone whos photography has actually improved BECAUSE of a new camera and all the great features it sports and not because of more EXPERIENCE!(Talking about DSLR - DSLR or DSLR - MILC switch, not P&S to DSLR!)"
^^ This is what you said and I replied that I was one case where a new camera actually made me like photography more.
Same with sensor tech. I have a lot of Cokin filters - GND and others that I used to shoot landscapes. I find that with newer sensor tech I can get noticeably more detail from blown highlights than what was possible earlier. So I hardly use them now and my landscape photos have improved with newer sensor tech.
Soon with very high MP cameras I probably can start shooting birding or wildlife with lighter cameras and lenses rather than the big huge bulky lenses that are needed today.
^^ I did actually. Live view made the biggest difference to my photography and I started enjoying photography much more after live view came into the picture. With my old Live view less A700 I used to not enjoy photography as much. Since I started enjoying photography more I started shooting more and so my skills improved. Still long way to go mind you but heck I am enjoying myself now.
This is a hobby for most of us here and while I am sure I could have taken good photos with my A700 I would need to take much more effort to get the results I am getting now with much newer tech.
tmurph: This is a jewel of a camera, I changed to mirrorless last year and have had no regrets. I hope that Panasonic and Olympus are watching and hopefully develop a new sensor and get rid of the oh so long in the tooth 16 mil they offer at the moment.Sony are to be congratulated on pushing the mirrorless camera up to another level.Alpha dog indeed.
^^ Thats a rude thing to say. Photography is a hobby to most of us. How he wishes to shoot is his business. I don't crop much but when I do I am glad I have a 24 MP sensor which allows me to crop. I couldn't do it on my old 12 MP camera and to a lesser degree on my 16 MP camera.
User5049779158: Battery life is a huge disappointment, I have only tried Sony and fuji and there is a big difference. I feel that they are not investing enough to improve in battery and power saving (compared for example to the mobile phone). It is 5 years since the first nex camera..!
@bmwzimmer - I generally take 3 - 4 photos of the same subject/scene and no I hardly check my photos unless I feel something could be off. I do keep a 2 second image view so I can see the photo in the EVF and see if my exposure is off.
Other than that I try not to review my photos as far as possible during the shoot unless its a very relaxed shoot and I have lots of free time to see what mistakes I made or any good shots that I can recreate to make better etc.
Otherwise for a day shoot I do get around 500 photos if I take a lot of burst shots.
I use a A7 and A7II for weddings with an LAEA4 adapter which drains power much more than with native lenses since it has to move a focus motor. Still I get around 500 - 600 shots per battery if I shoot without flash and at lower ISOs and about 400 - 450 if I use a lot of flash and high ISO.
I generally survive with 4 batteries total for an entire wedding. However if its a day long wedding then I carry around 2 chargers and use that to rotate the batteries.