evoprox: What does this remind me of ??? I can only hope for you guys that they don't repeat the NEX desaster (more bodies than lenses) and come out with some decent glass pretty quick before they ditch it altogether yet again. After 3 years in the NEX world my money goes to Fuji these days - couldn't be happier.
Yes yes, because the D800 produces such better output than the A7R. Or even if we go back in time, the D300S so much better than the A500, D7000 so much better than the A580.
No, no and no. Despite big price differences.
goloby: AF sensitivity down to -4eV WOOOW!!! Not even 1Dx or D4s do that!!!!
New boyz is right, about a third of the incoming light in most DSLR's reaches the AF sensors țhrough the semi silvered center of the main mirror and bounced via the small secondary mirror behind it.
iAPX: I found it funny this little body with all this equipment around. Seems I am trolling when laughing about a little mirrorless body needing to be put on a tripod just to take a good picture without motion blurr, especially with one the rare good lens sony offers for it!
Now for video, it's laughable too, with a 12MP resolution (I still use my D300s but who will buy a mirrorless body with 12MP in 2014 to do photography?!?), and none of the advantages you will find on BlackMagic gears.
Still photography? nopeMovie shooting? nopeLauging? ah yeeessss
" can not go higher than iso 1000"
That tells me you're not using it to its full potential to begin with. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to get good results at ISO 1600 or even 3200 out of the A900.
FlowerHappy: How many negative comments will we see from the 4/3's groupie's
A large part of 4k cameras being used today are filming with external recorders. Why did Canon bother with the C500, you ask?
The question is, why do you bother.
drjs: Says it is using alpha mount. What the heck? A new mount???
The E mount has been an Alpha mount since the introduction of the first NEX (3 and 5, which also carried Alpha tags) many years ago. Only the NEX moniker has been removed.
Alpha E mount native, can use Alpha A mount glass with adapter.
Sad Joe: A sign of the times - I'm an Apple fan ( I still have a G3 computer) but since Jobs left so did so much that Apple was….
The difference is that things have moved on since then and operating systems and apps have grown in size and are still growing. Which means less usable storage for larger apps and still no "stand alone" way to expand.
Daedbird: So, if Apple had millions of 5Cs sitting around, wouldn't they just drop the price of the 16gb model? I think the 5C is doing ok, but obviously there is a belief they needed a cheaper model....
The price of unsold stock (if true) is greater.
Photographer Jonathan: I see allot of comments about who needs 400.000 ISO, because no one would ever shoot using ISO that high, but I don't think these people get what ISO really is, but I compare camera ISO to a guitar amplifier, and if you turn a guitar amp up to 10 you can hear the buzzing of the amp, and maybe the buzzing starts at 4 but gets strongest at 10, but with a sensor when you turn it up to 10 witch is the highest ISO, you can see the noise the most, so with a guitar amp, the more powerful the amp is, the less you need to turn it up to get volume out of it, so you get the volume with out hearing the buzz, and with a camera sensor, if it goes up to a higher ISO, it's the same as a more powerful amp, it means that at 12800 ISO it isn't working as hard to amplify the sensor, so at 12800 ISO it's going to have less noise than a sensor that only goes to lets say 24.000 ISO, or 200.000 or so on, so in theory if the sensor went up to a million ISO, maybe 12800 ISO would look like the noise of ISO 500
Except that the analogy doesn't work, because a stop extra ISO range, doesn't make the D4S "work any less hard" at say ISO 12800 than a D4 (with similar performance at ISO 12800 too).
Or 4 stops more range than a D800 doesn't give any meaningfule information for the ISO 12800 in comparison to the D800 either, since you can push a D800 to ISO 400k yourself too. In the end these top ISO ranges are all digital amplified ISO's anyway, just like pushed RAW files.
The new jpeg engine appears to control noise better throughout most of the ISO range, but not without a cost: much heavier smudging of details in the green channel. See for example the green detail at the top right/bottom left.
zodiacfml: Camera makers should be very afraid.
The 5S Pano mode is pretty close to the Note 3 Pano mode. It handles dynamic exposure changes (within the same pano) and stitching a hair better, but the Note 3 offers 27% more vertical resolution and a significantly wider view (360 vs just over 180 degrees max).
clicstudio: Apple had one of the first digital cameras in the market in 1994 with the 0.3MP QuickTake 100...They should have the initiative again... Hopefully
I meant the first commercially/consumer available digital camera (that actually recorded as a digital image). That was the Fuji DS-X in 1989 (follow up of the 1988 DS -1P which was never actually marketed). 400k 2/3" CCD.
They were at least 5 years late to the commercial market.
RebleXT: I had share of Samsung. My S3 ist the first and the last of that brand unless they:
a: get rid of that annoying manual puschbuttonb: get rid of touchWizc: offer stock Android (offer that here in Europe)d: get rid of those dark und unreadible (in the sun) Amoled Screens
If you don't want to root, you can practically turn all Samsung added apps off (in the dedicated apps list from the settings menu ). Without root you won't gain card space, but you will regain memory and speed. I turned off the ones I don't use, saves me battery juice too.
IEBA1: I didn't expect to be impressed, but even after seeing the impressive HDR video mode, the fingerprint scanner, photo access from the lock screen (FINALLY), able to take a splashing, (No not underwater like the S4 Active- but maybe an S5 Active is on the way?) and that low power mode? Amazing!And the multi-homing (able to connect to two internet sources simultaneously) is usually a feature reserved for a $200 router. Not that I'll ever use it for that, it's just damm impressive.
Make me want to hand in my Galaxy Note II for a S5 now.
Since the Galaxy S2 (after JB update), all Galaxy phones allow you to add a camera shortcut to the lockscreen, similar to the one on the S5. I have had it on my stock S2 for about a year.
No need to root and install a custom ROM, even a third party launcher (simple app) can replace Touchwiz. Plenty of choice. Same for point c, where you have launchers that completely overhaul the look to mimic stock Android.
Michael Ma: I'm loving that HDR video feature. You may even be able to take video outdoors on a sunny day and not have crushed blacks and blown highlights in a single frame!
Download booster...that's one expensive feature to use considering a gig is about $10, and you'd only be using this feature to speed up a massive download, trying to save a few minutes at most.
Many have unlimited plans and don't pay per GB, so then it can be helpful. But I agree that for those who pay per GB or only have a few GB limit, it's not really useful.
Spectro: Improve IQ, maybe the raw engine is recoded. I always thought my D600 raw had tad better noise then the my A7 and I use the same lenses on both. Both are the same sony 24mp sensor, except the a7 maybe has turned some of the sensor area into phase detection af. The E mount or what I like to say alpha mount should have been bigger or just have been an a mount in the first place.
As for the light leak rumor technie photographer like to bring up:I have no light leak on the A7 and I did this with the 24-70 kit lens at 30 sec at 25600 iso (hypothetically a setting I never use).
Only when I put my nikon to nex adapter do I see light leak. Since it is not a sony official adapter it isn't a sony problem on mine.
And that's where you make another set of assumptions and thinking errors.First, the A900 offered uncompressed RAW, which nullifies the compressed RAW argumentSecond, the D3X used a newer and adjusted version of the same sensor (it came out half a year after the A900 and offered 14 bit RAW, which the A850/A900 did not, 2.7 to 4 times the price had to pay off somewhere...).Third, the A900 was mostly lagging in RAW performance because the Adobe demosaicing for Sony ARW's was horrible until the release of LR3. Plenty of threads about that back then to back that up. After that and with RAW NR set to zero, the differences became much smaller.
Which indeed points at sub par processing, mostly on behalf of the RAW converter, rather than the camera.
The "problem" that you might only encounter in very particular conditions (extreme contrasty transitions), while pushing RAW files several stops and while pixel peeping. Yeah, such a problem that barely anyone knew it existed on all Sony cameras released since the A900/A850.
The OP was talking about noise, which the A7 has more than the D600/D610 mostly due to OSPDAF and different CFA's (for better colour separation). The A7R does not have OSPDAF, hence why it measures within measuring error of a D800.
No idea why you're starting to confuse things by throwing in more factors such as SLT (wich takes half a stop by itself). And the noise factors mentioned above have little to do with Bionz, which is mostly taking care of jpeg processing.... OSPDAF and CFA's, that's all one needs to know to explain 90% of the difference.
The A900/A850 were the last to offer uncompressed RAW next to the currently used cRAW. Even back then people had trouble finding a difference.
Has very little to do with processors, much more with OSPDAF (hence why the A7R and D800e are so close) and CFA's.