tangbunna: don't be surprise. wireless SD card was exist since early 2000s remember it was eye-fi sd card started at 64mb storage.
The difference is the transfer rate.
> Upload time for a 6MP JPEG with the Eye-Fi card was approximately 6 seconds.
1MB/s for the Wi-Fi cards vs 48MB/s for the TransferJet.
Even though working distance is in centimeters.
>10GB can be moved in just three and a half minutes.
10GB / 210s = 48MB/s. Quite respectable speed.
"Why are we not funding this!?"
ThePhilips: > switch their sensor read-out from 14 bits to 12 bits in certain modes
And the people keep telling me that more megapixels doesn't harm...
a7S is probably simply conforming to the current Sony's standard. Every camera having its own unique RAW file format is simply unreasonable.
Otherwise, purely technically, compression of any form exists solely to reduce the amount of data.
If you do not have much data to begin with (lower res sensor) then there is simply no reason to even bother implement the compression.
Requirements for the high res + higher fps are directly responsible for the Sony's decision to implement the compression.
peteygas: It has the DOF of a 3.4 BUT light gathering of 1.7
My sensor is longer than yours.
> switch their sensor read-out from 14 bits to 12 bits in certain modes
Seattle Myck: Wow, you guys are fast. Sept 3rd article - you must be using UTC time.
Do you know that Earth is a rotating sphere? It's not flat at all!! [... skip ...] TL;DR there is such thing called time zone.
You comment is ~5 hours old. In Europe it has been the Sep 3rd 8-10 hours. In Asia - e.g. Japan - 16 hours.
P.S. Now you know why Europe and Asia are always ahead of time compared to the USA. We are actually ahead of your time.
Pana, why no faster-and-quiter-AF-ing 1.7/20mm?
kadardr: A real world recension of A7RII, with some musing why is this such a camera you have to buy:http://blog.mingthein.com/2015/08/25/the-sony-a7r-ii-a7rii/
In short: a typical Sony camera.
I have impression that they rush camera to the market, and never really finish polishing them. And now, after so many releases, they have basically stopped trying to really finish them, since marketing is on the roll and keeping Sony in the news is more important than the rest of it. A dangerous gamble IMO.
zodiacfml: Now give the A7s the BSI technology so that it's less pixels with less noise.
At the moment of the announcement, all videographers of the world would org@sm simultaneously.
Quite well controlled aliasing on Sonys.
I still do not like the weak AA filter, but the situation got much better since the first days of the AA-filter-less cameras.
photo perzon: So whoopee doo a silver review. Enough Golds around to bury it.
> Speaking of not useful [...]
Nothing is really useful. Just give up on your life. Hold your breath and count to ten. This is the end.
Jefftan: In 2015 can u really sell a mid range camera without 4K and with old sensor?almost 400 gram is heavy in my opinion for a small sensor camera without weather sealing. Remember GM1/5 with the same sensor is only 200 gram and that is with magnesium alloy frame which EM10 II is not
The only interesting feature this camera has is 5 axis, even this is rate lower than EM5 II (5 stop vs 4 stop)not interesting or exciting
> I own a GM1.
Off-topic. Imagine a weather-sealed GM1. Wouldn't that be sweet?
> with old sensor?
Are you blind?!
Go to studio comparison, switch to RAW and compare at ISO 6400.
If you still do not see the difference, than I strongly recommend you to visit an ophthalmologist. You need glasses. And thick ones at that.
Wilight: 27mm (40mm equiv.) f/1.8, please!
"Do you want the X100T's successor to feature a new lens?"
35mm eq is bit too wide.
50mm eq is bit too narrow.
IMO the 40mm FL strikes perfect balance.
P.S. Based on experience with the system maker lens: the Pana 20mm lens for m43.
darngooddesign: Four OMD articles on the front page, you guys are clearly on Olympus' payroll. /s
"Last week, I would have said DPReview was on Sony's payroll!"
Finally, DPR's stuff would get the salary on time! And a bonus too! /s
Ruy Penalva: Do we are in the XXI century? A 16 MP sensor sounds like a sub smart phone sensor. If it were only video dedicated may be but a mixed still and video sensor should have more pixels.
Yes. 60MP would be about right. Canon upped the ante: releasing a camera with less than 50MP doesn't make any sense anymore.
Intermittentoverexposure: I just don't see the point. So many other ILC systems with bigger sensors that perform so much better.
Performs in what aspect better?
bluevellet: New format doesn't work on older Windows systems. A bit buggy on my phone too.
Lots of things do not work on older Windows...
Among the top web sites, the DPR actually is very very good at supporting older systems.
P.S. Hats off, DPR. I do not agree with all the design decisions, but I do really appreciate that you are not forcing me to use the new "hipster" software to enjoy your site.
T3: It's amazing to see how few parts the Sony A7R II is made up of. That definitely must have long-term manufacturing cost benefits.
Yes. The sensor and the electronic chips are probably the most expensive parts. Considering the sales volume of the FF gear and short-ish life-cycle of the technology, neither goes down in price.