bogdescu: quick poll: is someone actually buying into this system??
Sure. I switched to Sony a mount after >10 years or Canon. Great cameras and great concept.(I have the a77II but the a68 is actually very close and much cheaper. Good deal.)
lhkjacky: Personally, I prefer using DLSR/ SLT, rather than the poor battery life, small e-mount camera.
The AF of my A77ii is still lots better than the A6000, Interesting that Sony also admit that A6000's AF is only good enough for a holiday camera.
And A7Rii's AF is also not as fast as A6000, it is not surprise because Sony use hybrid AF, they use CDAF as the final state of the AF, APSC with small aperture zoom have wider DOF which help CDAF focus faster. (Same reason Nikon 1 can CDAF faster becoz smaller sensor have wider DOF)
For large aperture zoom or long focal length telephoto lens, OSPDAF have difficulty to find focus at completely out-of-focus situation. So DSLR / SLT is still better for sport shooter or demanding AF situation.
IMO, Sony should keep developing a-mount body with the unique SLT design.It should have larger body, longer battery life, and ultimate AF ability.
Exactly. Or A mount mirrorless. But I can't see the advantage of these small E mount body. The lenses are big anyway. Actually A mount lenses are brighter when comparing them to similar sized E mount lenses.
I think DPReview is a bit too regaled/pampered/spoiled (*) from the products that Sony came up with during the last years and had very very high expectation. Because if you just review the facts and compare with comparable competition it should have eailiry a gold reward. For example I tested (and finally bought) this a77II and also tested a EOS 70D. The a77II was far better in almost every aspect (or at least similar) but he 70D gets a higher score from dpreview. I think that the expectation were a bit to high. It's not that ultimate miracle wapon that beats a 4DS or 1DX for 15% of the price but compared to other 1000 € APS-C bodies out there it is very very exicting.I love it !
steelhead3: I thought the pictures were quite good, demonstrating DR that Canon shooters can only dream about. The only quibble I have is they seem a little bit underexposed.
As shown in the EXIF data most shots have been shot with some negative EV correction. Thats why they are a bit dark. Not sure why the photographer didn't keep default.
ZAnton: So the short flange distance makes no sense, because it causes big distortions, abberations and problems with "real aperture" on a big sensor (light has to fall on the sensor under a big angle). These lenses look quite long.
So what is a advantage of a slim 35mm mirrorless?
What I noticed is that a E mount lens with same price, weight and size is about one stop worse than A mount. So I do not see an advantage for E mount. I think they should also do a mirrorless body with A mount.The main advantage for E mount is that you can use an adapter and then use Canon, Leica etc lenses. But if you have no lagacy lenses I prefere A mount.
they should use A mount for mirrorless. Its easier to make fast and good lensrs for A than for E mount.
andy1331: Why did you mention the a77II body as bulky? Its almost identical and even lighter than a 70d or others in this clsss. And dont forget the advantages of the SLT concept like EVF, very fast AF even in LV, great Videi options... Lobe this one but dont understand why Sony doesnt come up with some smaller pendant. In this area they focus on e mount which is the worse mount I think for good fast glass...
did you try the EVF of the a77 II ? Sound slike you talk about the EVF some years ago...
Why did you mention the a77II body as bulky? Its almost identical and even lighter than a 70d or others in this clsss. And dont forget the advantages of the SLT concept like EVF, very fast AF even in LV, great Videi options... Lobe this one but dont understand why Sony doesnt come up with some smaller pendant. In this area they focus on e mount which is the worse mount I think for good fast glass...
Hey dpreview staff: The review of the GX7 is fiished that soon and we still wait months for the full review of the a77 II. Come on, give us the full review of the a77 II, please, please ...
It's stupid to believe plastic = bad quality, metal = good quality.
Here are some fact's:
It's like Sonys Picture faming option in their current SLT and mirrorless cameras. But why not...
CameraLabTester: Canon should replace the EOS M disaster with a newer body model instead on newer lenses.
New lenses, no matter how brilliant they are, are just bricks when mounted on the quagmire designed EOS M.
Come out with an upgrade for EOS M, then maybe consumers will call on the deal.
It is also your responsibility, Canon, to issue relevant and important FIRMWARE UPDATES to those who have been suckered into buying the EOS M incomplete camera. They deserve your support.
M2 is nothing compared to a6000...