iAPX: The idea of smaller and smaller cameras, while needing the same exact lenses as others (due to full -frame format), is going a little more ridiculous with this announcement.
In fact, Sony must have offered another option for the A7 serie: a rugged solid heavy body, with a solid construction, for those that want to use big lenses on it. same sensor and electronic, another construction, with a classic slr design, weight and solidity.
I'll stick to DSLRs for my FF fix. The Nikon D750 size-wise is very small for a full featured full frame DSLR. Once you put AF lenses into the equation, I see very little benefit in a FF mirrorless camera. The lenses are still big and then Sony tries to hide the fact by either making the lens a slow f-stop or by using shorter focal lengths. Plus you lose proper continuous AF.
peevee1: Why would you need a firmware for a connecting dock at all, let alone firmware added individually for each lens? Sounds like some terrible engineering.And instead of requiring the expensive dock different for each mount, couldn't they simply add a microUSB port on the side for lens firmware updates and calibration?
Sigma lenses are all backwards engineered to work on various camera mounts. By allowing the user to update their lens via software, Sigma has made it easier to "fix" your lens just in case Canon/Nikon decide to shut out third party glass via a camera firmware update on their end.
Also what if you're in the field tweaking your lens and you yank the USB cord from the lens rendering it inoperable? The dock solution is a better and sturdier solution. Though I like how Olympus does it where you plug the camera in and you can update the firmware of both the lens and the camera all in one go.
Wow, a series of uninspiring snap shots that aren't even particularly sharp. Way to do the camera justice. *roll eyes*
Jonathan F/2: Best camera of the show. Period. 1" sensor killer.
You can mount a pancake 14mm on a GM5 or a 100-300 telephoto zoom in an EVF camera smaller than my wallet. To me that's pretty ground breaking!
Lots of big sensor, fixed lens cameras. GM5 is more groundbreaking.
Best camera of the show. Period. 1" sensor killer.
PRohmer: I totally regret getting Olympus. I hate everything about this camera except for I.S. Olympus is a shitty company with shitty support. You're gonna tell me this is photographer's camera, so don't expect much of video features? Fujifim x-t1 is a photographer's camera, Em-1 is an angular camera. I only got it because i wanted to keep using my Panasonic lenses, but it was a mistake. I still don't get how this camera got its high ratings. Is it some kind of hipster camera? Who designed it?? It gets caught in my clothes all the time. Evolution in design is there for a reason.
I'll take Olympus M43 any day, mainly for size and IBIS. I see no point going with Fuji as the cameras/lens aren't very small and it's just expensive. Better off going with FF DSLRs!
wassim al malak: matt granger do first ISO tests comparisons between d610-d750-d810 .www.mattgranger.com/d750 .what is your opinions ?
I find him a tad creepy as well.
I think why people are mad at Nikon is that they produced such high featured cameras during the D3/D700/D300 days while the Nikon cameras now are still at the same price point or higher but omitting features like the full metal body, 1/8000th max shutter and fast FPS. Nikon seems so worried about cannibalizing their own line-up instead they're just annoying their core base.
Bamboojled: This lens really rounds out the 1.8G line!!!
Not yet, Nikon still needs to update their 105 f/2 and 135 f/2 lenses. Then they'll be done.
More interesting than the D750 that's for sure!
APS-C is so 2006.
It's a phone. Big whoop.
estarkey: So I just realized, they removed the original GH4 preview! What the hell kind of operation is going on here? The original preview was better than this so called comparative review.
When Phil Askey ran this site, he'd just go straight to the point with a review instead of all this click bait.
Jonathan F/2: The film media is not the problem, it's Hollywood's lack of original content and the same old dog poop they keep churning.
Nothing original about Breaking Bad or Community. I'd tell you why they're not original, but your brain would probably explode from not being able to comprehend my insight on Hollywood and the world at large.
The film media is not the problem, it's Hollywood's lack of original content and the same old dog poop they keep churning.
What's the point of this article? Why should I care about a photographer and his whining? Boohoo, get over it.
Saldahna: I wonder how many of you guys have seriuosley tried to use the V3 and other cameras of the V series. I'm a SLR Shooter but my D800 and the holy trinity stay more an more at home, or will be used for Landscapes. Please try this camera by yourself before you judge.I've tried the Sony A6000 but the back screen is like a mirror....and the Lenses are to big. I want something small with power. That is the V3 with EVF and Grip. I love my DSLR but I also love these small V series cameras.
I'm a hardcore Nikon DSLR shooter and I'm going to have to disagree. If you want a well-rounded mirrorless system M43 is the way to go. It doesn't have the continuous focusing of the Nikon 1, but for everything else M43 is just a better system overall. And yes, I did try going all in with the Nikon 1 for my mirrorless system and I eventually sold everything to go back to M43. The biggest drawback is the Nikon 1 sensor, it's just not very good.
Another strap? Why the heck would I want to be walking around with a giant camera hanging off my neck? It just screams rob me when walking in shady neighborhoods.
Sony does a good job appealing to the tech geeks of the photo world.