jdh99: This is a shocking development and a blow to Sony's E mount. Mount adapters always degrade image quality. Consumers shouldn't expect to have to adapt the mount
It doesn't suggest Sony under-engineered the mount, it suggests that the camera is being put to uses that are outside of it's design spec - and the fact that it can be, without issue for most users (including me), is not a "shocking development" at all.
Do you buy those fuel additives that "Make your car run 50% better!"? Fuel must be under-engineered.
cpkuntz: I've never heard of this problem. Glad I bought a D810 for good IQ rather than a Sony.
I'm sure they'll have one out for many manufacturers' cameras soon. Doesn't mean they necessarily have a problem that needs fixing.
photo perzon: For the same money and weight and size, the APS-C Fuji X-A1 and the perfect 27mm pancake produce immaculate samples.
Yes, they would laugh you out of the store ... and then offer you the Leica Dlux Typ 109.
Lee Jay: I'm having a hard time understanding how this could not produce lots of astigmatism, coma, CA and so on. Also, it would seem that aperture would be constant leading to either a very narrow zoom range, some crazy fast f-stops at the wide end, or some crazy slow f-stops at the long end.
"continuous zoom" - Are we sure that's what it is? Could just be multi position zoom (24 - 35 - 50), like the old Tri-elmar type lenses.
Isn't a prototype supposed to use components that will be used in the final product, rather than just be a "proof of concept" using existing fully functional products taped together?
I had an X100 for a while. If I had more money at the time I would have kept it. It is a marvel. I'll own another X100 model one day (S, T, Z, whatever), it definitely left it's mark. The shooting experience was the most enjoyable I've had with any camera.
Peter Bendheim: The Apple haters will be out in full force...bring on the popcorn.
"but can't say I am excited by anything today"
Why would you be? You already have a modern phone with a camera and large screen, which is what this is.
arhmatic: The iPhone is probably the most used camera mainly because it's in your pocket. I've been using one daily since 2007.
Otherwise, is below average, I have to sadly admit... No exposure compensation, no ISO, interface nowhere near Nokia's....
Sounds like iOS8 will add some features, but have you tried Camera+?
Jogger: "There is also a new M8 co-processor which is coupled with a barometer and allows for accurate tracking of changes in elevation. "
And this is critical for phones because???
"And this is critical for phones because???"
Makes fitness apps much more reliable for one. Being able to map a walk/run/bike run that includes elevation information is much more useful than just kms.
Peiasdf: A bit disappointed that it isn't all crazy with the specs but after using a LG G2 for a month in January and a Note 3 for 2 months just now, there is still no other choice but Apple. Raw specs sound sexy but if raw spec is all there is everyone here would be shooting D810 + Nokia 1020.
That said, if I am designing these two phones, I would make both 1mm thicker, add in a huge battery and put OIS on both. It would make them slightly more expensive to make but it would also convince some spec-whore to switch.
BTW, there is a photo comparison out for iPhone 4.7 prototype vs iPhone 5S. Night scene is a lot better. Looking forward to the full review.
Not sure I can remember anyone for the longest time talking about Apple for pure specs. Even going back to my 6100/60 in the early 90's there were always faster machines out there - didn't make them better for my uses.
rogerstpierre: ped·ant noun \ˈpe-dənt\
: a person who annoys other people by correcting small errors and giving too much attention to minor details
I guess someone in DPR doesn't appreciate being corrected!
Wouldn't that be "at DPR"?
SKPhoto12: This has to be the most ridiculous contraption that I have ever seen. Do you see yourself walking around with this stuff in your pocket? Sony needs to get its head around a cohesive product strategy, starting with developing good glass for its slr's and mirrorless products, which have good potential, but all suffer from lacking lens offerings.
How about this. Back of concert, tall monopod - light and unobtrusive. Small enough to mount to drone. Safer warzone photography.
Yes, I think it's likely just a public experiment in making things as small as possible, but I can definitely see advances made in these products being useful in other areas and future "regular" products.
I created my own full-frame version of this camera by gaff taping an LED torch to my K1000. Future retro!
fuego6: Film!?! and how the hell does he just "throw" the hoop that high in the air? Terrible "inteview"...
Guessing the size change is from throwing it towards the direction of the camera from a distance.
deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.
There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!
I'm not critiquing your character, I believe you have much to offer the world, you just haven't put any of it into a single one of your comments for 2+ years. It's not the content, it's the container you send it in. Apologies though, it was obviously taken harder than it was supposed to have been.
Probably just should have said "Jeez, lighten up, the world here is not so bad." Carry on. *shrug*
No, afraid you've missed the point. Or just not admitting you've gotten it. Have a good day either way.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that the character and class that comes through in your photos (France especially) is missing from your comments. :-)
We get it Mark Alan. You don't like new Apple stuff (presumably you thought OS7 was the bees knees) . Fair enough. You don't like Adobe CC. Fine. You don't like people who use smart phones. All good. Why not post comments about something you DO like?
It might even make you, I don't know, happy?
"Well, except for those stubborn few who won't take the hint."
Or who don't find the current alternatives do the job as well.
Yosemite 10.10 also runs fine on my iMac 2009. Supporting 5 year old hardware doesn't seem that nasty. Especially when you consider that a lot of the hardware older than that is multiple generations of CPU/GPU back, and not 64-bit architecture.