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No IBIS, no touch screen, no thanks.
So how log do we have to wait for the full review of the A7 II? A year? Please. The reality is that you can wrap fish in old news, but it's good for little else. Why would I want to peruse a camera review that's a year old? Doesn't everyone already know this stuff? In the past, a large part of my camera purchasing strategy was based on DP Review's knowledge base . . . I'm getting a little skeptical about that approach now. Also, Looks like Sony is getting the short end of the stick. I'm sure that an uptick in sales, for a nearly obsolete camera, is just what their marketing folks were anticipating. Not.
Slow news week in Seattle? Since you have nothing to do, why don't you tell us what happened with Sony at Photokina? Did they snub the show?
If you have a NEX7 you probably have already updated your firmware to take advantage of the much needed movie button disabling routine. But, they didn't go far enough with just providing the ability to disable the movie button. If you mistakenly touch the button while shooting stills, it pops up an annoying and time consuming message that tells you have disabled the movie function. Typically this happens at the exact same instant when you are releasing the shutter - damn, missed another one. An annoying little notification on the status screen would seem to be enough to alert you to the fact that you have disabled the function, instead of disrupting the whole capture sequence. A tiny bit of common sense would be helpful here Sony. Oh well, at least they are admitting that they screwed up when placing the button where they did in the first place.
Please folks, get a grip. If you want a camera with a grip, buy one. If you buy one that lacks a grip (for whatever reason) and you perceive that an aftermarket grip would aid you when you are shooting, buy it. If you like grips, buy and use them, if you don't like grips (for whatever reason) don't buy them. Pretty simple .
If so inclined, buying a custom grip from Richard is the only choice if you value your investment. Top quality materials, expert machining, and a totally "factory" fit and finish. Did someone mention price? . . . . . Really? Keep up the good work Richard, you are an asset to the industry.
Besides, if someone asks about the grip (that they don't have) just tell them that it's a new model - RX100G - they will never know the difference.