What's with the tie at first place? They only award prizes like that to little elementary school kids. It would of been entertaining hearing all the gear heads cry like babies (on the forums) wondering why their prized camera didn't win!
While all the real photographers just shrug their shoulders waiting for these guys to sell their current cameras on the cheap when next new shiny gadget gets released!
What I find funny is that Nikon shows how to do small optics with the 300mm f/4 PF VR. Sony makes small bodies, but their optics look no smaller than SLR equivalents.
Jonathan F/2: Those lenses look huge. Better off buying Micro Four-Thirds for the size and getting a DSLR when you need FF and proper continuous focus.
What are you guys talking about? A GM1/5 and E-PM2/E-PL7 are tiny and so are the accompanying primes. For the price you pay for the Sony FE glass, you're better off buying Nikon 1.8 G glass or even the Sigma Art lenses which are just as good if not better than the Zeiss offerings.
Those lenses look huge. Better off buying Micro Four-Thirds for the size and getting a DSLR when you need FF and proper continuous focus.
Nikon is starting the new year off on the right foot. I think we'll be seeing some butt kicking form them this year! I think the sleeping giant is about to wake up!
Frank C.: dumbed down piece of photographic equipment for 2k$+... I don't think so! 1/8000 and 1/250 x-sync was around decades ago, srry today it's fuel injectors, not webers! LOL
At it's $2k+ USD price point, I do think a 1/8000th max shutter speed and 1/250 flash sync should of been standard. It reeks of a marketing decision more than anything else. If the camera came in cheaper, I wouldn't think anything of it.
I don't get what people are complaining about. There's still a huge market for APS-C DSLR shooters. A D7200 with the D750 body would be a killer DX camera if Nikon chose to release it.
What's up with the smearing at high ISO? My old 2007 D3 looks better than that.
Zeisschen: 1 year ago, almost nobody thought Sony would be able to squeeze a FF sensor into the E-mount in a small mirrorless body. They did it.
1 day ago nobody thought Sony would be able to squeeze a 5-axis IBIS behind this sensor into that little body. Again, they just did it.
Hats off Sony engineers, you deserve all available Kudos for your innovations. This is the exact opposite of "seeing impossible". I'm very happy today with my choice investing in your E-mount. Keep them lenses coming and show the industry what's possible. I can't wait for your next big surprises!
Last I checked, cameras need something called lenses. Apparently Sony doesn't make those as frequently!
mais51: Look - this Canon lens is smaller than the new Nikon 80-400, focus much closer @ ~1m against the Nikon 1.75 m, shorter and cheaper, if I were a Canon shooter it would definitely be on my wish list - let's see how it performs
Not much, but for those oft times you want to go a little wider especially when shooting big game or want to get a shot with more of the environment, that 80mm FOV is quite useful. No need to switch out lenses just to go a little wider.
Just buy your standard filter and a cheap filter puller you can get from any camera store online.
You forgot the Nikon is 80mm at the wide end which makes it a bit more versatile. Either way, for the money I'd rather get the new Sigma 150-600mm Sport.
Mark 100: The photos in the article don't do the $900 camera justice.
Popco.kr does a pretty good review. check their site out.
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.