where is the manual focus ring on the emount/micro-four third lenses?
poor update on the nex for manual focus shooters. Still randomly moves center focus point off center when going into video mode. No spot focus on video mode. Spot focus on camera mode has no indication of where center focus point is when camera is set with af/mf on hold mode. Histogram does not accurately represent metering when in spot metering mode. Lots of bugs that haven't been fixed. But, never-the-less, I still love my nex 7. Just wish they had better photographers working at the company that would fix these functions.
I felt the article did a good job of simplifying the array of choices we have in mirrorless cameras for those looking to buy one - but the categorization doesn't really work perfectly. Some of these cameras can go in more than one category. The NEX 7 could be considered a hybrid camera. The GH2 could be considered an enthusiast. The Nikon J1 could be considered beginner.
Looks better by 1 stop to me. Last time I recall ISO 1600 on the a77 was about equal to ISO 6400 on the 5n. Now ISO 3200 on the a77 is about equal to ISO 6400 on the 5n. I bet this means that the nex 7 and the nex 5n would be pretty close and to me that shows that Sony did not make a mistake by going 24mp if the 16mp sensor performs about the same..Well - that's my observation. I'm feeling pretty good about it (for the first time).
hikenhi: Put this SLT-A77 against the Pentax K-5, RAW, ISO 3200. Any Questions?
Put the SLT-A77 against the 1/3 cost 5n at ISO 3200.
Looks like ISO 1600 on A77 = ISO 6400 on nex 5n. We're talking about a $500 camera performing way better than a $1500 camera from the same company. Great job Sony. I think there is a reason why Fuji x100 is 12mp, Nikon d700 is 12MP, Nikon 1 system is 10mp, and some point and shoots backtracked from higher mp to lower mp. If sony wants to get marketshare from the likes of Canon and Nikon - they aren't going to do it with this camera. Unfortunate because I have the nex 7 on preorder.