Marksphoto: When a Canon user sees a camera like this come out he or she should have a smile on their face.
I can't wait to see what 5d mkIV will look like...
Dont hold your breath.
helltormentor: @ Rishi Sanyal
On paper, the A7R II has everything that I could ask for. My only concern is the lossy RAW issue. Your are talking about 1 to 2EV dynamic range loss whereas the DXO Mark comparison between the D810 and the A7R shows something close to 1/2 dynamic range difference. Taking BSI sensor and IBIS into account, 1/2 dynamic range loss might not be a bad compromise but 2EV dynamic range loss is a huge loss. Can you please expatiate on the severity of this issue a little more?
So continuous braketing will drop the camera to 12-bit mode and there is no way to disable this "feature"?
Birdkai: Guys listen, I don't think this has anything to do with fanboyism or brand loyal having both side of consumer comparing and arguing. Some master from mountain told me it was the brand Feng Shui, Canon, Nikon and Leica all has brand name of 5 letters. Sony need to change their brand name, perhaps to Sorry so people will love it more.
They could try "Kodak".
JKPinPDX: One can only imagine what Sony has up its magic sleeve for the NEW A7s...Sony will finally give us APS-C guys reason to finally make "the jump" to FF!
Sony is on a flat out assault in this space! I can't imagine what Canon and Nikon executives are saying in their sales meetings! I would love to be a fly on the wall and hear what their strategy will be to answer Sony's recent assault.
Sony needs to release a "6d" version of the A7rII -- a camera without all the autofocus points and maybe a bit slower processing, but the same Image Quality at half the price.
vscd: Let's see what happens after Canon comes up with a new sensor with equal or better dynamic range than Sony. You will see there is nothing left for Sony to be proud of ;)
[...]Sony's ergonomics vary all over the map. They usually throw way too much garbage in our faces, designing their cameras for people who talk about photography more than actually do it.[...] Ken Rockwell, yesterday ;)
Canon just came out with a new FF sensor, dont think it is reasonable to expect another one in such a short time.
hypo: Call me old-fashioned but I can't be doing with the phrase "backside illuminated".
Try as I might it only brings up totally inappropriate imagery.
Am I the only one who has this problem?
I suppose the addition of a small joystick to the camera's controls is out of the questions too.
Parallax1: I've noticed how over the past 2 years I've found myself more and more without my D800 with me, mostly because of the annoyance of carrying such a big camera with me.
In dedicated shooting situations, I still take the D800 and 70-200, but I find myself more and more settling for the phone because of the convenience factor. I've been looking at MFT, but the Olympus bodies are annoying replicating the viewfinder bump, making the bodies too big.
This article really has me hitting the preorder button on Amazon. My last hesitation is that it seems like all of Sony's focus is on using Canon lenses, it does not seem like there is any discussion about using Nikon lenses on the sony system - guess the adapters aren't there yet?
Besides the belabored to death 14 bit (which is a huge and curious issue) the things that would cause me to switch would be a good nikon lens converter and a pancake lens (protrusion about the size of the handgrip)
Because Nikon will be coming out with their own body based on this chip and most Nikon shooters will hold off purchase in favor the future Nikon body. So the best opportunity will come from Canon glass owners, and arguably better glass too. ;)
pkosewski: What happens here is Sony finally succeeds to become the "Apple of something".They wanted to become the "Apple of PCs", "Apple of notebooks" and "Apple of smartphones", but it never worked because the actual Apple was already there.
I's all the same. Nice design, nice features, high prices.We can already see reviewers just melting when they talk about Sony's cameras - some sponsored and some hopefully honest (I'm sure DPR is the latter).
I'm almost sure that if Canon released a $3000 body without weather sealing and with this kind of ergonomics they would be bashed in reviews (even if it was as advanced as a7RII). I'm pretty sure Sony a7 won't be, because - as some say - this is a camera for different people and different needs. But the same people often add that this camera will replace SLT and SLR.Logic horror. :/
And all this hype results in Sony still NOT making a robust MILC. It's not that hard to put this sensor and mount into A77 body (sans mirror). So where is it...? :/
The minidisc was a good idea, but it couldn't play mp3s. Sony wouldn't allow it to play mp3s because of its investment in the entertainment industry and that industry's obsession with DRM. In a way, Sony allowed Apple to be saved from its PC failure.
coudet: Presenting no-AA as a good thing without even mentioning aliasing? Nice puff piece.
Pixel density helps fight moire: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/non-low-pass-filters-explained-goodbye-to-anti-aliasing--1160397
Boss of Sony: My pinhole camera is better than this. It also has more cutting edge-technology, such as cutting-edge cardboard and a cutting-edge hole.
Are you using aerospace-quality cardboard fiber box?
Dont you think the "Walkman" of something would be a better analogy? Oh wait...
I think the need for this kind of algorithm is a bad reflection on modern photographers.
panpen: I can't take beautiful pictures unless I lug 15LB around my neck, print 4x6 and post on Facebook. Yep, that big label showing CANON on my neck strap makes me a pro.
Be careful Pampen. When you carry a lot of weight up high up on your body -- your center of gravity changes, especially if you are tall. This makes losing your balance a lot easier and it is much harder to catch yourself if you start to fall. Combined with a lot of expensive sensitive equipment.... disaster can happen quickly.
AngularJS: Great lens, but I'm saving for the Canon 11-24.
Great lens! but you could buy three Tammys for that price.
Donnie G: I'll be out this St. Patrick's Day weekend earning a few thousand dollars taking pictures with my crappy old Canon DSLRs. You know, the ones with the crummy sensors, huge and heavy bodies, lenses and those obsolete OVFs. When I'm counting my money on Monday I'll try not to give in to the temptation to slap myself silly for making my customers settle for photos that were not taken with an EVF and 14 DR sensor equipped compact, lightweight, mirrorless camera. I suppose, much like Canon, I haven't learned anything from the other camera manufacturers either. :))
What's your point?
That you couldnt do the same thing with a 14 stop DR sensor in your DSLR?
Did somebody say that you couldnt make any money with Canon DSLRs? Is that who you are proving wrong?
Wow, a rock shaped like a grasshopper.
ThatCamFan: If the people arent working fast enough to keep up in the industry, perhaps some should be let go.
Ahhhhh, Kodak. That brings back memories. Do I recall right that, back in the day, you had to get an overpriced Kodak DSLR to use Canon lenses? And it was party time when Canon ended that exclusive contract, or whatever, and made Canon products directly available? Maybe I remember incorrectly.
Sounds like Mr. Maeda has a serious case of Notinventedhereitis.
Something which almost brought down the US auto industry.
At least the lens division doesn't appear to be run by the same people in charge of sensor development.
And the only reason the 5d3s/r models are limited in ISO is to sell more basic 5d3 models. Removing functionality from a product because a manufacturer perceives its main customers wont want that functionality is ridiculous -- you don't know exactly what all your buyers need -- some may want a higher ISO capability. So Canon is basically saying that if you want high res AND high ISO you must pay double and buy two cameras. After all, this is basically a worked over 7d2 sensor, and the 7d2 can go up to ISO 51,200....
That would be funny if it was a cinder block/breeze block building. It sure looks like it is.