GX8 should be camera of the year!
Jim Forever: Really surprised to not see Nikon D610 included in the winners!!! The best affordable FF at the price of an APS-C!!!! Simply the best IQ which beats canon/Fuji etc high end FF/APS-C cams!! Amazing low light performance excellent lens selection. Wonder how Samsung has even featured here?:)
They want the sheep to think DSLRs are dinosaurs because you need to spend money on a camera that isn't weather sealed, doesn't have dual card slots, doesn't have a long battery life and doesn't have a comprehensive native lens system!
neatpicture: Well I have been saying all along. Samsung is a market exploiter, I only get disposable electronics from this brand. I was laughing away when people took this brand seriously when the NX1 came out, as taking over the photography market. Saving from the German market obviously is more valuable than their reputation and loyalty. SO Samsung style, and I cannot believe so many did not see this coming.
Sony will probably do the same leaving all the Sony F/E mount owners orphaned!
Jonathan F/2: Only amateurs shoot RAW!
An efficient jpeg shooter can speed through captioning, quick edit and have pics batch FTP'ed to clients by the time a RAW editor finishes uploading images to their computer! I always find it amusing when newbies take forever to get their photos out processing RAWs while the rest of the pool photographers already get photos out!
Only amateurs shoot RAW!
The D5 should be revolutionary!
E-M10 should of gotten top pick. Silent shutter, 5 axis IBIS, high res EVF, 1/16000th max shutter in electronic mode, touch screen, flip LCD and the largest lens selection to choose from. Not to mention the best metering system of all mirrorless cameras. It just seems like these camera reviewers are more obsessed with specs than actual picture taking.
Sounds like a guide made up by hipster trust fund babies.
gLOWx: Big problem : when Sony will provide a stepped up M43 sensor ?If they don't, M43 format is simply dead.And i like my M43 PEN too much to accept this :D
May be Sony simply want to kill Panasonic/Olympus M43 line...Not providing a new sensor is the best way to do it ;)
I don't speak about raising MP count only. A new 16 MP could be enough for me. But with upgraded dynamic, color range and sensitivity.LX100 "washed out" lens flare left me cold. There is no more real innovation in M43 world.It is time to move lines, again.
What the heck are you talking about? The GX8 has the new 20mp sensor. It's only a matter of time before that sensor trickles down to the entire M43 camera line. Stop trolling your doom and gloom!
Clyde Thomas: Has any pro sports tog bothered similar test with AMount a77/99?
Honestly, I'm just astonished how AMount (with joystick, extra power, AF-D, native pro tele, and the ability to use it all for video) is avoided at all cost. Yet EMount with all the shortcomings listed in review, is repeatedly tested for action photography.
What a weird wanderlust age of the kludge we live in. Avoid the obvious. Entertain the uber hack. This era of photography seems like a huge distraction to me.
I'm sure the camera vendors are getting extra kick backs that's why you have websites trying to push kludged setups for something that isn't broken to begin with. For example, all Nikon has to do is integrate the tech from the Nikon 1 series into their DSLRs, lighten up the bodies a bit and you'll have no need for any of these hacked solutions.
mpgxsvcd: The article is only about focus. The writer just continuously harps on the fact that the AF doesn’t work in the manner that he is accustomed to. I understand that Sony has an uphill battle converting Canikon users. However, there are so many other aspects that are important for sports shooting than just AF capabilities.
For example the low light capabilities are critical in this type of scenario especially when the photographer tended to use ISO 12,800 as often as possible. Those ISO 12K shots actually looked decent but I can’t help wondering why he didn’t use ISO 1600 and 1/250 instead? Some of the high ISO images were stationary portrait type shots.
Overall I get the impression that the writer of this article went into it thinking that the Sony couldn’t AF like he was accustomed to and he set out to prove that point no matter what it took. He proved his point but it really left me wondering whether he truly explored all of this camera’s capabilities for shooting action sports.
DSLRs for professional action has no replacement. The Sony A7 series is not in in it's element here no matter how you shoot it. It's fine if you like to shoot pictures of your cat, but not for getting that money shot.
Mirrorless has it's place, but obviously not in this scenario.
Camera of the year. Sony take note!
Jonathan F/2: I thought mirrorless was supposed to be smaller? Looks as big as a D750+24-85 VR!
Who cares about 5 axis IBIS, when the only thing you can focus track with continuous AF is a slow moving snail. Those FE lenses are huge. I always get a chuckle looking at A7 camera owners thinking they went small! LOL
Once you get those dumb adapters mounted with an anemic battery that only allows at most 200 shots...your "small" camera doesn't seem all that great!
I thought mirrorless was supposed to be smaller? Looks as big as a D750+24-85 VR!
Jonath: 20, 24, 35, 50...
interesting they chose the 20mm before 85 or even 135 as many have speculated over the past few months. Certainly pretty unique, especially with it being so bright, I wonder if that was the driver to do it rather than the more obvious 85mm? Sigma's 85mm is already a very good lens, so maybe that was part of the decision too?
Either way, likely to be an excellent lens if it follows the quality of the others so far released.
This is what makes the new USB dock compatible Sigma lenses more appealing. Since Sigma is able to sell the same lens across the board, they can pass that savings onto the consumer. That's why they're able to make these fast exotic lenses at affordable prices. I used to be adamantly first party lenses only, but Sigma has proven to be a very worth alternative by thinking outside the box and providing consumers competitive prices.
You forget that Sigma isn't an "authorized" lens provider for either Canon or Nikon, so the ability to update firmware to make sure your lens will work with the newest camera is more important in this regard. Personally I prefer using the in-camera AF fine tune because it's a pain in the butt to remove the lens from the dock each time to check focus. ;-)
I'm sure the 85mm EX is a good lens, but I think it's important that Sigma get their remaining lenses up-to-date as C/A/S designation glass. Mainly for the ability to update and adjust those lenses via the USB dock. Being able to update your firmware at home sure beats having to send your lens back to Nikon/Canon for a firmware update (ex: The Nikon 200-500 VR).
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I was all excited for this lens, but with no filter thread I'll stick with my Nikon 20mm 1.8 G instead. What took DPReview so long to post this announcement? Probably since it was Sigma and not Sony it didn't get priority coverage!
farhadvm: sony is taking over
Ha, why would a pro switch to Sony that has dismal support service, mirrorless cameras that aren't even weather sealed and an incomplete+overpriced lens lineup?