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KyleSlamchez: Okay, hold the phone! The actual full specifications state that it only shoots 5fps with the physical shutter. Five frames per second!

The Nikon D5 shoots 12fps. The Canon 1DX II shoots 14fps!

I thought something was goofy. This is looking more and more like just an a7s ii with dual card slots, a larger buffer, and less resolution.

Jonny1976, a6300 tracks way better than your Pentax (read DPReview) and this camera is going to track better than A6300. d1x tracking isn't as good as d5

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:27 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Folks seem to forget the history of photography. 35mm photography used film from *35mm movie cameras* to create a visual art and expression distinguished from movies. It is called the still picture, NOT the moving picture. Now Sony wants to undo the history, and throw us back into pure movie cameras business, because that was their intent all along, to turn the photography market into video market, a strategy of which they bragged about.
Those 20 fps in A9 is "just 4 fps short" of movie mode — now, does Sony think users are that stupid not to see what they do by deliberate design? They cut off at 20, just to have some guts to call this a 'photography camera', and not what it REALLY is. But prudence calls to call spade a spade, and this camera IS a movie camera, pretending to be a 'photography camera'.

Also, let's not forget the camera is shooting full resolution 24 MP 14-bit raw at 20 fps on FF sensor with AF

I am not aware of any video camera (not even $50K Red) that can match that. First Red's sensor is smaller (not FF) and second no AF.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 06:14 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Folks seem to forget the history of photography. 35mm photography used film from *35mm movie cameras* to create a visual art and expression distinguished from movies. It is called the still picture, NOT the moving picture. Now Sony wants to undo the history, and throw us back into pure movie cameras business, because that was their intent all along, to turn the photography market into video market, a strategy of which they bragged about.
Those 20 fps in A9 is "just 4 fps short" of movie mode — now, does Sony think users are that stupid not to see what they do by deliberate design? They cut off at 20, just to have some guts to call this a 'photography camera', and not what it REALLY is. But prudence calls to call spade a spade, and this camera IS a movie camera, pretending to be a 'photography camera'.

It does 20 fps probably because that's AF limitation. The sensor can read faster than 20 fps. We know the sensor can do at least 30 fps, as it downsamples 6K video into 4K. Sony would probably use the same sensor in bigger camcorder like FS7 body with full potential.

However, that doesn't mean it's not a "still" camera. All CMOS sensors can do video. Does that mean none of them are still cameras? It has ergonomics of a still camera. It uses native E-mount lenses with AF. That isn't a camcorder.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 05:45 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is a video camera. RED could have done the same, and give us a 75 fps 'photography camera' in 8K. Sony have installed the mechanical shutter in A9 only to pretend this fully equipped video device, which needs no mechanical shutter to operate, built for video and the video enthusiasts ... is also a 'photography tool'. I mean, Sony even admitted this several years ago, that they wish to kill photography and substitute it with hi-res video.

Three things.

(1) Red costs $40K
(2) Red cannot AF. It's manual focus camcorder. This camera potentially, at least what Sony claims, has AF that can match professional still cameras like D5 and 1Dx.
(3) Red uses either Canon or PL lenses (with no AF). This camera has native still E-mount lenses with AF.

This camera is marketed as a sports still camera, not as a video camera. Video cameras have different ergonomics and are much larger and heavier and are shoulder mounted, usually.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 02:40 UTC
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KyleSlamchez: Okay, hold the phone! The actual full specifications state that it only shoots 5fps with the physical shutter. Five frames per second!

The Nikon D5 shoots 12fps. The Canon 1DX II shoots 14fps!

I thought something was goofy. This is looking more and more like just an a7s ii with dual card slots, a larger buffer, and less resolution.

OMD sensor is 4 times smaller than this camera. That's huge difference. It's like comparing IPhone to OMD

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: On paper, with the exception of a few specs, it looks very similar to most other DSLRs out there from Nikon and Canon, but with a bigger price tag. As usual, sample images will tell the truth on this camera, whether it really is a $4500 camera or not.

You talk a lot, but you failed to list FF DSLRs that does 4K without lie skipping and pixel binning, let alone other features I mentioned. Are you going to list these DSLRs or are you going to just bark?

A9 doesn't shoot 6k. I said 4K footage is downsampled from 6K without skipping pixels. Oversampled 4K means a sharper image with real 4K resolution.

And you say "But much of the other features are almost on part with the highest end DSLRs."

And how much do these highest end DSLRs cost? You again are not listing these DSLRs.

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Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
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Vitantonio Dell'Orto: 20 fps and the battery lasts 450 shots? That is 22 seconds shooting before having to change it. Don't think any actual sport or wildlife photographer would be thrilled. Until they'll fix the battery life in mirrorless (not just Sony's) reflex will always be the best choice for that kinds of photography.

If you are shooting burst mode, you can shoot several thousand images before the battery runs out. That's same for all other cameras. Even A6000 can shoot several thousand images in burst mode. Even your old p&s cameras can shoot several thousand images in burst mode. The listed shots 650 shots per charge are based on CIPA standard tests. That's not a burst mode and has specific criteria.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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falconeyes: > The new α9 also supports uncompressed 14-bit RAW, ensuring users can get the most out of the wide dynamic range of the sensor.

Still no lossless compressed raw.

ok, I looked it up, and you right. It does have mechanical shutter when it's needed for flash photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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falconeyes: > The new α9 also supports uncompressed 14-bit RAW, ensuring users can get the most out of the wide dynamic range of the sensor.

Still no lossless compressed raw.

This camera does no have a mechanical shutter. It can only shoot silently unless it has a fake shutter sound like phones do.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: On paper, with the exception of a few specs, it looks very similar to most other DSLRs out there from Nikon and Canon, but with a bigger price tag. As usual, sample images will tell the truth on this camera, whether it really is a $4500 camera or not.

What other FF DSLRs shoot 20 fps, 1/32,000 shutter, shoot silently without making noise, and do 4K video downsampled from 6K with no pixel binning and line skipping?

Please list all these DSLRs here

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Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:19 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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stevo23: Ouch the price, but I guess it's competing with 1DX etc. Sony's serious folks - I remember all the naysayers when they first came out with the A7 and look where we are now.

A7? When Sony released Nex, there was a debate and complaints on Sony forum on why the mount is so large. I predicted the mount is large so Sony someday can release a FF mirrorless camera. Phil Askey, the original DPR owner, was sarcastic and didn't think that would happen.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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falconeyes: > The new α9 also supports uncompressed 14-bit RAW, ensuring users can get the most out of the wide dynamic range of the sensor.

Still no lossless compressed raw.

it's 24 MP so file sizes should be smaller than A7RII

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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huyzer: $4,500 Whoa.
I like that they added "... touch focusing on the rear LCD screen for easy selection of, and shifting focus towards a desired focus point or subject."

it's $4500, cheaper than Canon 1D and Nikon D5

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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walgarch: Seriously guys, how long have people been saying Pentax is doomed? We're at 'the boy who cried wolf' levels now. The camera market has been a mess for years now, and Pentax has stuck around. I'm really not sure what kind of proof you guys need anymore lol

"You still haven't given any solid reasons why Pentax is dying"

That statement makes no sense as there is no such company called Pentax. Ricoh makes cameras and uses the word "Pentax" as a brand name. They bought the rights to use that name from Hoya. Ricoh lost money on their camera business according to recent reports. All we know so far is that Ricoh has officially denied getting out of camera business, according to this DPR article that you are posing comments.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 06:05 UTC
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walgarch: Seriously guys, how long have people been saying Pentax is doomed? We're at 'the boy who cried wolf' levels now. The camera market has been a mess for years now, and Pentax has stuck around. I'm really not sure what kind of proof you guys need anymore lol

Pentax is not the name of a mount. That's stupid and silly statement. The name of mount is K-mount. That's like someone claiming "Minolta" is A-mount and Minolta is still making cameras because Sony just released A99 II. If I said something that stupid, you would say I am retarded, don't you?

Pentax as a camera maker died years ago when it was bought by Hoya. Later Hoya sold the brand name, along with rights to K-mount and lenses to Ricoh for a very low price ( around $125 million; for comparison WhatsApp, just one among several dozen chat app, was sold for $19 billion).

Pentax now is a brand name no different than the brand name "Lumix" used by Panasonic or the the brand name "Galaxy" used by Samsung.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
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walgarch: Seriously guys, how long have people been saying Pentax is doomed? We're at 'the boy who cried wolf' levels now. The camera market has been a mess for years now, and Pentax has stuck around. I'm really not sure what kind of proof you guys need anymore lol

These cameras were released by Ricoh. Imagine on Nikon forum people talking about "Coolpix" releasing this or that camera, instead of saying Nikon. Won't you think they are crazy? How about the new S8 phone that was released last month by Galaxy? How about on Sony forum people saying Alpha released amazing A99II instead of saying Sony released it? Pentax is not the name of a mount. The mount name is K-mount. Pentax is a brand name used by Ricoh

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
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walgarch: Seriously guys, how long have people been saying Pentax is doomed? We're at 'the boy who cried wolf' levels now. The camera market has been a mess for years now, and Pentax has stuck around. I'm really not sure what kind of proof you guys need anymore lol

Pentax has not "stuck" around. It was sold twice, and right now the name "Pentax" is a brand name used by Ricoh. There is no such camera maker called "Pentax". It's a brand name, like 'Coolpix' used by Nikon, or 'Cybershot' and 'Alpha' used by Sony, or 'Galaxy' used by Samsung. "Pentax" is a brand name used by Ricoh.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 02:20 UTC

The sensor is not the same as Galaxy S7. It's Sony IMX333 on newer camera. S7 was IMX260

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 2nd comment
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fyngyrz: The lesson Samsung *should* have learned from the previous generation:

Non-replaceable battery: Battery problem? Phone is garbage. Write off entire cost. Purchaser has nothing. Seller loses everything.

Replaceable battery: Battery problem? Send new battery. Preserve most of purchaser's value and seller's income.

The replaced phone with new battery also exploded. They couldn't figure out exact cause for a year. The phone was banned not just by US govts but several others on flights. There is no way they would have changed that not knowing what kind of replaced battery people were using on the flight, as Samsung wasn't able to determine the cause for a year. I am pretty sure Samsung would have lost the same amount of money either way as people wouldn't buy a phone with such reputation anyway.

Most important, the real advantage of built-in batteries far far far outweigh the imaginary "saving" money on note 7, which is a pipe dream anyway.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
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fyngyrz: The lesson Samsung *should* have learned from the previous generation:

Non-replaceable battery: Battery problem? Phone is garbage. Write off entire cost. Purchaser has nothing. Seller loses everything.

Replaceable battery: Battery problem? Send new battery. Preserve most of purchaser's value and seller's income.

fyngyrz, you are repeating nonsense already refuted. They didn't trash the phone. They offered to replace the battery for free. The replacement (with new battery) ALSO exploded. What part of that don't you understand? It took a year before they figured out the exact problem.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 07:09 UTC
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