Based on the following image from an SAR message board post, the A7 II's IBIS will be compatible with manual lenses:http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1466/1462/original.jpg
50mm f/0.95 lens on FF sensor with 4 stops of stabilization = usable handheld photos in conditions so dark you can't even see the camera you're holding. Sony should include a flashlight to help with manual focusing :)
Looks pretty nice to me. A tinge of luxury but without a hint of gaudiness.
Horshack: Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?
A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.
Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.
@austin, I suppose framing Sony's response as honesty is one way to look at it. That honesty is mighty expensive for us Sony users though :) Speaking seriously though, I guess we'll never know if a firmware workaround was possible; our best chance was a delay between the closing of the 2nd curtain and the opening of the 1st during the beginning sequence of an exposure. It's unclear whether their hardware design allowed for firmware intervention between those two steps.
Q: Why did it take so long to replace the EOS 7D?A: I will ask our engineers!
There's no way it took Canon's engineers 5 years to design a 7D replacement. The Sigma CEO praised his engineers during his interview; this one throws them under the bus.
I predict the dpreview forum server will melt from overloading in 3..2..1
Not sure how a high-MP camera can be considered 'functions as designed' when it doesn't control internal vibration effectively enough to prevent that vibration from affecting the resolvable resolution of the camera. I suppose the Hindenburg functioned as designed until someone verified that Hydrogen was flammable.
Sony's approach is to have you spend another $2400 on a new body rather than implementing a workaround for the first $2400 you spent. Do you really prefer that approach?
Which would you prefer, an "improper" solution or no solution?
Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?
In other news, the discovery of fire might prove useful.
JanMatthys: I say in 2 years Nikon files for Bankruptcy protection and in 3 years it gets bought out by Samsung
Nikon net income was $460 million USD for its most recently completed fiscal year.
Nice to see such a technically competent representative from a camera company. Great interview.
Richard, regarding your comments about the G7 appearing to have better image stabilization than the RX100, is that compared to the RX100M3 or the earlier generations? The RX100 and RX100M2 both had very ineffective stabilization, essentially yielding zero noticeable improvement. However the RX100M3 stabilization is much better and is good for at least 3 stops.
jhendrix: Imaging Resource says the new sensor provides improved "clarity" over the 70D and eats the 1DX for lunch.
The 1DX is much larger and heavier than the 7DM2, so if the 7DM2 ate the 1DX for lunch then it will have the mother of all stomach aches. And a voided warranty, since gluttony is not covered.
Retzius: Nikon went back to the AA filter?
Nikon has never released a 24MP FF body without an AA filter. The pixel density is too low to avoid aliasing.
One-click zoom! The D610 has moved up to a deluxe apartment in the sky.
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....
Camera+ doesn't implement true exposure compensation - it doesn't alter the aperture or shutter speed - it only adjusts the brightness of the resulting JPEG.
iOS 8 is adding exposure control.
P&S cameras, the bell tolls for thee.