lolopasstrail: A review without mentioning price in its final summary- especially when it's an outlier price such as with this model- is an incomplete review at best.
Price/performance is a very important yardstick in the business and engineering world.
Back to school with you.
martin001: I'll say it one more time - if you are in for high res video, this might be it (I personally consider 4k currently a semi-useless and actually annoying gimmick for any non-commercial usage, but that's me). Next iteration of RX-10 might be even better though :)But if you are into photography, or realize good image is more a function of a lens rather than body holding it, then D750 is much, much better value. Where I live - Switzerland, D750 body costs cca 1500 USD, with 24-120 F4 it costs 2000 USD. This thingie ain't twice as good at photography, that's pretty clear.When you compare current lenses available, SONY is a loser, big time. I was choosing FF setup again, as I did 1 year ago, D750 would still be my choice. The whole system is just better, hands down.
Nikon big, Sony small. Easy choice, accept for sports. Just buy two camera systems. If I could have afford a Wife and an a Girlfriend...I would do it :)
Too much for a APS-C camera anyway. Money is on FF now.
il_alexk: "a7R II is one of the most talked-about cameras of the last year" ? Nope, it takes a very honourable second place. The most talked-about camera of this, last and all other years is the Pentax FF DSLR!
IF it comes out. Sony will release a A9 by the time it is ready.
osv: 1400+ posts here, on the same day that the review was published? that must be a record for dpr.
it looks like this camera, and what it portends for future sony cameras, has a lot of canikon people questioning their current platform choices :-)
well done rishi.
@Richard Maybe it is a culture thing (like lost in translation) and Sony are the black sheep of the family. I feel CanNik attempts of mirrorless cameras are crap. It's a bit like "Here kid, have a lollipop and now shut up and be happy with what I gave you".
Bene Placito: But the lens lineup is soooooooo limited.
Give it time dude...plus buy lens adapters.
I feel CanNik are PLENTY worried!
Wow! So many comments. Sony must be the flavour of the month. This is my next upgrade.
brownie314: Since most people buying in this category will probably be making extensive use of the bundled kit lenses, I think they should have given this more weight than they did. I have tried the a6000 kit, which is pretty poor. I also own the d3300 kit, which is pretty awesome and not that much larger.
I like the kit lens and tend to use it on my A6000 when seeing family, then my primes. Also Ken Rockwell gave it the thumbs up for good quality ;)
Why are the B&W photos under exposed? Great capture of the moment, but a little flat for my liking.
"Greed Is Good" Haven't you seen the movie?!
Ron Poelman: Geez, what a troll fest.Sony releases a budget cam, with enough proven tech. on board to wipe Canikons three times it's price and it's a bad thing ?What it is, is a proven 24mp sensor hooked up to all the SLT benefitsand a great supply of cheap legacy lenses at a bargain price.These will be $499 on the street and take superb photos;what else is a manufacturer to do ?When was the last time YOUR manufacturer offered you a cheap as chips second body with I.Q. as good as your main squeeze ?
FE mount is the future. A-Mount has had it's day.
Franka T.L.: is this et. classiqueof product really viable any more. there need to be some reasonibg through and some re boot to this class of products and not just Sony.
@j900 I thought this was the new English.
All so American.
A better softbox. Is more like a beauty dish you use on studio lights.
Photoman: I can't remember last time I bought a new Canon...and I doubt I ever will again.
You must care if you read it... and nice one doing a like on your own comment :)
Is this still going??? As I said in another article, I use cameras that suits my needs (I have Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Canon cameras currently). Canon just make the same old DSLR's with more pixels, but no real innovation or no real improvement of the previous gen cameras and only a knee jerk reaction to mirrorless. They need to innovative or get out of the camera business. Real simple maths really. Plus my comment about not buying a Canon for a long time, is a statement of fact and unless Canon do a major innovation in the future, I doubt I ever will.
Sweet & sour pork with fried rice and it didn't have that Canon after taste ;)
Tim Gander: DPR reports Canon's sales down/profits up and commenters claim Canon is going down the pan. Sony report the same and apparently it means their strategy is paying off. Ah well.
I poke a stick at Canon, as I have seen what they have done to the industry in Aus. Dealers were telling them for years what needs to be done, but never listened. It is also had when your suppliers become your competitors. To be honest, if another manufacturer makes a camera that suits me, I will go with it (I have Panasonic, Nikon, Sony, Canon Fuji digital camera at home). It is typical though that Canon don't move fast enough in the market and do things at their own pace. But don't forget the big camera giants that use to be around and have gone bust for making the wrong business decisions (Kodak, Agfa, Polaroid & almost Nikon).