RJ46: It's no wonder compact sales are down when they aren't even making an effort. Take the Canon S200 for example, it's video was a pathetic 720p24! No wonder people aren't buying it! It's video should have been at least 1080i50 and have the ability to pause during recording in order to provide something better than the average phone.
"The fact that compact camera sales are down is absolutely nothing to do with video"
When your phone can do better video than a compact, why buy a compact?
Bernard Carns: The first youtube video I saw of this showed how easy it was to tip it over.
Maybe the side rails help.
But then it might be jittery.
Not so good if you want your glide to be on an incline or vertical.
We'll see how it pans out when it's in the wild.
The price is nice.
May work just fine for some.
"We'll see how it pans out when it's in the wild."
RidgeRunner22: Somewhere around a 28 on the a6300, sigh if only E mount came in anon-Sony flavor.
Exactly, not sure what the complaint is. The Touit is 18mm on a6300 ... just use that.
A smaller one of these would be perfect.
ijustloveshooting: if that body had AF joystick, it'd be a killer machine!
Custom buttons != menu system
"100% change" is not actually doable anyway, but your idea of change is still a major change, given that none of it is customisable now.
"Well you know one now"
Well, I thought, OK, I do ... then you explained, and I'm pretty sure I still don't. :-)
"If they 100% change it again many will be unhappy since it now is kind of the same for all the sony cameras."
To be honest, I don't know anyone who would feel like that - if the new menus are improved.
Well to be honest, that's what I thought before this year's models.
Yep, they need to introduce one or the other. Or both.
Yxa: Nikon D7200 silver awardSony A6300 gold awardSome Sony bias here for sure
The D7100 got a Gold award. Most likely the D7200 got Silver because it didn't bring much new to the table.
turvyT: I just read a thread of posts complaining about the speed of Sony's tests versus other brands. They were harsh, and maybe not true, but not insulting. Then I refershed the page and the thread was gone. If the thread was censored doesn't help dpreview's image.
"the speed of Sony's tests versus other brands"
Do you mean that the reviews appear more quickly after release?
AZdgordon: Good work and demo of the video capabilities.
But, I value and give great credence to DP Review's reviews of cameras and have been anxiously awaiting its COMPLETE review on the a6300. WHEN are we going to see the full review instead of all these ancillary bits and pieces???
"but others are beating you to the punch on this"
Honestly though, so what?
LF Photography: Although it seems like a powerful compact, it's high price and size place it in DSLR/Mirorless territory. Call me crazy, but I'd rather get a FF DSLR such as the K-1 for the ultimate in stills IQ and ruggedness. Video specs are nice, though.
I guess one question would be - if you don't need 600mm, don't need 4K video, and don't need a compact camera - why are you bothering to a) read the article & b) comment on it?
The K1 looks like it will be a nice camera, but it has zero to do with this.
rsf3127: 186g is seriously lightweight.
A pity that the aperture blades are 7 only.
Will keep me busy while the 249 usd 35mm 1.8f has not hit the market.
They are rounded though, so shouldn't be too bad.
Pritzl: Remember when a hard drive's space was measured in MB? Ah, yes. The good ol' days! :P
What was the write speed on your fountain pen?
photogeek: Don't know why they bother. APS-C is definitely a dead end in Sony lineup. To make it otherwise, Sony needs smaller, APS-C specific lenses for these cameras, and given that they can't even be bothered to produce a full lineup for their $3K+ bodies, I just don't see this happening anytime soon, if ever. This is coming from a former NEX-7 owner. I liked the body, but the lens lineup was inadequate, so when the first A7 came out, I saw the writing on the wall and got rid of NEX-7.
Arbux, that's a load of twaddle. Internet time just runs faster than actual time.
"including now dead Samsung NX"
Perhaps that's what happens when you rush.
Building a system takes time. This camera will take wonderful photos, with lots of quality lenses available for it. Which part is the dead-end? The lenses that will continue to work? The accessories that will continue to work? The batteries that are shared with the A7 series? The RAW files that will continue to work?
Theoretically, you may be correct. But to what end? What's the difference? You take your shots with what works for you now and into the near future (it's electronics).
If you can't find lenses that work for you with the mirrorless systems, that's your issue, not the cameras. Three quarters of a century of lenses work beautifully with them, from some of the best quality native AF lenses through to pre-War sonnars.
nic22: Looking at the studio scene for the a6300 vs Olympus E-M10 (or Fuji XT10 or a6000), the Sony always looks worst. Whether it's with bright or low light, JPEG or RAW. The a6300 pictures look washed out and lack detail. Take a look for yourself if you don't believe me, in particular the playing cards in the upper right corner.
The a6300 only starts looking as good or better is when you jack up the ISO like crazy.
How is that possible given the differences in sensor size? How does this square with the good reviews I see around for the a6300??
The top right of the a6300 studio scene is out of focus. Decentered lens or misfocus?