I don't find smartphone "photography" fun. I use it when I really have to, usually as a memo. But I'm only having fun when holding a proper camera in my hands.
krazeyez: Again. the. same. sensor.
Sorry, there is no way in hell I would ever pay for the same thing (again).
I'm pretty sure the sensor outperforms your skills.
ShoppingBoy: Thanks for this exciting news. Apple are probably the top innovators in photography today. I'm looking forward to growing with them in the coming years.
joelR42: Thank you for showing not only that the A7RII is capable of low-light AF but that mirrorless cameras work DIFFERENTLY than most DSLRs. Not always better or worse but if you use a mirrorless (especially Sony) like a DSLR you're likely to get frustrated.
The opposite is true: you cannot expect perfect focus accuracy from a DSLR, while you can with a mirrorless. I would really not want to get back to a DSLR's focus inconsistencies.
Wow guys, you really should clean your camera's sensor before making such a video !
justmeMN: I hate that sensor!
(See, how polarizing it is.) :-)
I, for one, love it! Hey, it works :D
Marty4650: Is there something this thing can do that I can't do with my Panasonic GM1 and my smartphone?
Wait... I think I just figured it out. It is a lot cheaper. You pay only $299 for it, and since you are using your smartphone as the viewfinder and controller, you don't need those things built into the "camera."
Yes but the ergonomics will be awful for "normal" shooting. Might be OK for special projects, but I would take a "real" camera any day. I did use the Sony module on a smartphone, and it was a real PITA.
baloo_buc: Until mirrorless will have full PDAF they will have a huge handicap even for static scenes.I have both mirrorless and dSLR cameras and I seldom regret I don't have the other with me (especially true for mirrorless).So the gap is narrowing. Still the mirroless is too small for me.
That has nothing to do with the focusing technology. If the focus point is not on the subject or is too big, the camera can't know where you want it to focus. Did you use the small focus points? Panasonic cameras also have spot focus option, which uses a focus point that is even much smaller than a dslr phase detection sensor.
Yes, AF speed on static subjects is very fast and almost always spot on, which is far from true with a dslr!
ttran88: If PDAF works well with metabones adapters, Canon has officially become Sony's third party lens maker.
Haha, good one :D
VERY nice upgrade ! Now where did I put my Visa? Oh yes, I can't afford it :(
rubank: How interesting to see what the G7 can do at f/16-22.... (maybe not)
Well, I guess there are neutral density filters for those occasions.
forpetessake: Last time I shot with Panasonic was 4 years ago. I didn't like it because of poor colors. Now 4 models later Panasonic still has the same poor colors... On the other hand they make very good rice cookers... Maybe they should stick with that.
And if you can't shoot raw to tailor colors to your own taste, maybe you should get back to the kitchen and prepare some rice.
Would make a nice standard lens on my OMD :D
I think it might be to show the diffraction correction feature. You can notice a mush stronger sharpening in the picture.
Electronic first curtain shutter?
Ah, you get what you pay for :D
photofan1986: Images look good, for sure, but I see that as an amateur photographer, I really don't want a über-high megapixel camera.
@ FodgeandDurnCertainly, but what can be considered as "acceptable" within the DOF limits is subjective, and the higher the resolution, the lower the threshold of tolerance would be, imo.