ChapelThrill23: One of the biggest issues that the Sony systems have right now is how expensive the native lenses tend to be. I don't doubt that they are very high quality but other mounts offer some optional but still quality lenses at more modest prices too.
A lens of this quality under a thousand is a bargain. You want first class sensors you need first class glass. this lens delivers in spades.
Beautiful job, great lens.
zino: Just got my a7, what a great piece of art. It's way better then canon and nikon put together. Canera weight and picture quality is something both canon and nikon can dream off.
Tradeoffs. Nikon uses those sensors in cameras that are different, someways better, someways not. I prefer Nikon, but greatly admire the Sony's.And saying the Sony is way better than canon and Nikon put together makes you sound ten years old.
jlluissanchez: Nikon you see how easy it was?
They can see how well the Df is selling, how profitable it is and how happy the userbase is. Fuji will see the rear of the Df as it pulls away, (sales figure anology).
I think the Fuji looks klike a wonderful camera, and does not need idiotic posts like this to succeed.
itchhh: This is what the Nikon DF should have been . . . . IMO.
The Nikon should have been a Fuji....Whaaat? You do realize one is a FF and one is a crop?
iamatrix: What is dpreview smoking these days ? First they diss the DF now this ? The pictures look so much better than Fuji and Olympus yet the editors seem to drool over these highly overrated camera systems. I guess it's no surprise especially when they gave a gold star to the Canon SL1 for being the first camera to incorporate a 1998 sensor in a small SLR body.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx1/21Harold, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
harold1968: This is a really subpar review. Taking out genuine slight disadvantages of the A7 compared to the best of DSLRs and making them into mountains.The A7 is a beautifully build, fast to use, beautifully laid out, ultra-configurable camera with incredible IQ.Not sure who would buy this and use it for jpg.In terms of the Lenses it appears that the 55mm not only leaves all Nikon and Canon 50mm in the dust it beats the Leica 50mm Summilux (see 3dkraft). (Yes I have had both)Yes I had a D800E and 6D for a year, a X-pro1 and E-M1.The A7 is superior then all of the above cameras for 90% of shooting types. The rest is as good as mostI love the thing about "can't recharge outside the camera" - yes you can, a charger is £40.
This can't be a conincidence after a review using $10 vivitar lenses on the A7 saying the corner performance was not that goodROFL
The A7 is a very good camera, hence the score and silver, but don't get carried away, other than size, the D610 is better in almost every respect.
Avobanana: Fair points are made about ergonomics and speed. But the reviewer is clearly biased.
But like many others I cannot understand the persistent negative undertone and bias against the camera. One of the camera's biggest strength is the image quality in RAW mode and yet the reviewer chose to chime on and on about the JPEG quality. In the EM1 review, the reviewer praises the impressive image quality which isn't even in the same league. They cost almost the same, no?
Either Dpreview is losing its objectivity or something shady is going on.
Yeah, DPR clearly hates Sony and all its cameras:
SonyA7r: At least it got an award compare to zero award to Nikon DF ;-)
And a lower score
Richard Murdey: You almost feel sorry for Nikon. Almost.
Deeply compromised. Except for those that use it instead of talk about it.
Unless your talking about sales figures. Then you almost feel sorry for Fuji. Almost.
Caerolle: It will be interesting to see how this camera falls out in 'popularity' thing once DPR puts it in that system.
Though for some reason all cameras don't seem to get put there, I don't think the A7s did?
They were there, just not for very long.
KGP: Poor Df...
Yeah, poor Df, it will only outsell, out perform and have better iq. Oh, wait, what camera has been number 1 here since announcement?
Stephan K: This design shows up the Nikon Df design with it's dials at different heights, faux leatherette moulding on the side of the hump and busy front of hump. Full marks to Fujifilm for it's exquisite design.
Too bad it won't show it up in IQ, AF or sales. And the Nikon actually has a prism,
ManuelVilardeMacedo: "Aside from it's questionable build quality""Its", not "it's".Illiteracy is taking over. Maybe most don't care, or maybe I'm just being picky, but where will it end?Grammar aside, the Benro and Induro ball heads seem to be little more than OEM, made in China products that can be purchased under other brands for less with only slight differences between them. One of those brands is Triopo, which appears to be a polish-chinese venture. Worth checking out for its good price-quality ratio.
yes, illiteracy is definatey taking over Manuel. Good call. Grammar aside, of course.
SystemAgnostic: I almost bit on a Canon 1.4 which has been just over $300 recently, but I expected a new Sigma was coming, and I'm sure it will kick the pants off the Canon. I just hope they don't raise the price much above the current Sigma 50mm 1.4 which is $500...
I think like most of the new Art series lens, this will not be cheap, and hopefully the quality to match the price.
Mirrorless Crusader: Nothing from CANIKON on this list, because they make garbage products! Oly won last year and is going to win again!
Of course, Nikon, or Canon, will sell more cameras than the others combined. And actually make a profit.
mpgxsvcd: I am still stunned that there is not a single product from Canon or Nikon on that list. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
So, what was the voting percentage by brand?
davaodoc: I am an avid Nikon user. Between me, my wife and my son, we have the Df, D4, D800, two D7000, D3100 cameras as well as almost all the current nikon lenses, yet I hate the Df and I regret buying it.
I made the mistake of getting a Df as soon as it hit the market. I agree that it is a D610 with a 50% markup. In Nikon's desire to create a "retro camera", they ended reinventing the wheel.
How else can you justify: it costs the same as the D800, but has no video, NO HISTOGRAM IN LIVE VIEW (a mortal sin for landscape photographers), no built in viewfinder cover (again, a must for long exposures), can't adjust the ISO with one hand (try it) and a single SDHC slot?
I also have the mirrorless Fuji X-E2 and a side by side comparison shows the X-E2 beating the Df in every aspect. I'm sending it back.
No, I want to see the shot of the Fuji beating the Nikon in every aspect. Pictures please.
Merry Christmas to the entire staff at DPR, thank you all for all you do.