TrojMacReady

TrojMacReady

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WACONimages: Looks promising! As the original A6000 already was and still is! But Sony what about lenses... The are HUGE, most of them. They are EXPENSIVE beyond being realistic. This could be an awesome sports-camera. But there is a lack of bright tele lenses for these ape-c bodies. I mean + 300mm

Long tele lenses will be similar in size and weight when designed for FF or APS-C. Hence why you won't see long APS-C tele lenses for Canon or Nikon bodies either. There's simply no point designing them when the FF version will look and do pretty much the same.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:29 UTC
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nutscracker: Where is the new APS-C lenses? Sony's current APS-C lenses lineup is a junk

The 24mm Sony Zeiss is great, just a bit pricey.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
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jaxson: Lack of sensor stabilisation is the main drawback for me.

Why is no one mentioning this?

Only 300 did before you. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
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noflashplease: What exactly is the point of a brilliant autofocus system without any adequate telephoto options? Sony needed glass and instead they concentrated on gimmicks and gizmos. The A6000 wasn't deficient in terms of autofocus performance. This big issue was always the limited and unimpressive selection of lenses. I can't imagine very many people shooting sports or wildlife with the corny powerzoom 16-50mm!

I'm talking real focal lengths, not equivalent focal lengths...

The size of the front element and length are pretty much a given, ceteris paribus (non folding/collapsing design etc.). The only difference is in the area close to the lens mount. On a longer lens that's not going to make much of a difference, because it will make a relatively small portion of the lens. See for example also the Samsung 85mm F/1.4, which is similar in size and weight to the Nikon 85mm f/1.4, despite the fact that the former was specifically designed for APS-C cameras (there were and are no Samsung FF cameras).

For the same reason, neither Canon, nor Nikon has bothered or will ever bother designing 70-200mm f/2.8 or large aperture 85mm lenses for just the APS-C format. Even when they have (will have again) semi-pro APS-C cameras to go with them. The FF versions do that job pretty much the same.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
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WACONimages: Looks promising! As the original A6000 already was and still is! But Sony what about lenses... The are HUGE, most of them. They are EXPENSIVE beyond being realistic. This could be an awesome sports-camera. But there is a lack of bright tele lenses for these ape-c bodies. I mean + 300mm

There's a 300mm f/2.8 Sony lens that works with the LA-EA1/EA3 adapter ring. Be prepared to break the bank. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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Siobhan A: Don't blame DPR. Part of their job is to get everyone excited about new cameras....then get them to buy them on Amazon.

But this new Sony shows Sony doesn't care about a small affordable system anymore, and shows they are not willing to add the features that so many were asking for the past 18 months.

One could wonder if people with over a dozen accounts are here to give us objective opinions, or just to troll

Hello Siobhan A aka DT2000, Just Having Fun, Lab D, Everdog etc. etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
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noflashplease: What exactly is the point of a brilliant autofocus system without any adequate telephoto options? Sony needed glass and instead they concentrated on gimmicks and gizmos. The A6000 wasn't deficient in terms of autofocus performance. This big issue was always the limited and unimpressive selection of lenses. I can't imagine very many people shooting sports or wildlife with the corny powerzoom 16-50mm!

An APS-C 70-200mm lens wouldn't really be noticeably smaller.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
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AdamT: Hmm, what happened to the A6100 and 6200 ? .......... No IBIS or touchscreen are the downies :(. "Copper wiring" the Joke - LOL, and the new fancy AF system and box-ticking 4K are the headline features of this newcomer ..

Personally I didn`t find the AF SPEED in single AF in the A6000 lacking, it only was poor in low light, that`s where the new AF update will be important so long as its a significant improvement , otherwise keep your A6000`s folks. the lack of IBIS is a bit of a killer considering all their current A7s have it now

Copper wiring isn't exactly a joke if it allows for much faster readout speeds which in turn allows for:
-120 fps viewfinder mode
-silent shooting
- 4K video with 6K sensor readout
- much wider and much more dense AF coverage
- better AF tracking
- live view during 8fps burst

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
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ozturert: Biggest change would be to improve AF in low light. A6000 sucks in low light, even EOSM is better. In good light though...
And how about the viewfinder? Does it still slow down considerably under low light? I see that it has been updated, which is a good sign.

-1 EV with an F/2 lens according to the spec sheet on the Sony website. Metering down to -2 EV.
http://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-6300-body-kit/specifications

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
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uMad: I don't see the "Oh WOW"

It has the same (cheap :/) body the A6000 has, still no weather sealing, no "pro features" like joystick, touch AF or dual cards.

The viewfinder is no the standard it was with NEX 6 in 2012.

The sensor seems to be similar to the one Fuji announced with the X-Pro2

And price went up by 350$. - OH WOW 350$ ?!!!!! WTF!

It has improved sealing, apparently even at the lens mount this time.
http://sonyglobal.scene7.com/is/image/gwtprod/d1bd57e76510d20551125de50688f544?fmt=jpeg&wid=378&qlt=85

And the EVF is not the same as the NEX 6 EVF. Possibly the OLED panel is, but with the DR (and visible sharpness due larger read out) improvements that we already saw in previous releases, faster readout (120fps), completely new EVF optics (see A7RII et al).
http://sonyglobal.scene7.com/is/image/gwtprod/62bad5e2afdeb2d736016c04995f6642?fmt=jpeg&wid=378&qlt=85

The body may look similar, it's not the same at all, it's magnesium alloy:
http://sonyglobal.scene7.com/is/image/gwtprod/44c93c91bb79d7186099c144a587abee?fmt=jpeg&wid=378&qlt=85

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
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jalywol: No BSI sensor, no IBIS, and more expensive? Meh. I guess they really want people to buy their FF models.

The blue line around the lens mount would suggest a first actual lens mount seal for an E mount camera (used to be orange in the graphs from the A7RII et al).

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
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SidePod: oh wow .. how underwhelming ... but since its a Sony: "WOW!"

It has a level gauge.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
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nutscracker: Where is the new APS-C lenses? Sony's current APS-C lenses lineup is a junk

The announced 70-200mm and 85mm FE lenses obviously cover both formats and actually serve both formats. Because they would be pretty much the same size and weight if only designed for APS-C. Which is why Canon and Nikon don't have 70-200 f/2.8 or 85mm large aperture lenses that only cover APS-C either.

Likewise, many current A6000 owners have already been using the 70-200mm f/4 too.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:20 UTC
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jalywol: No BSI sensor, no IBIS, and more expensive? Meh. I guess they really want people to buy their FF models.

- live view during 8fps burst,
- 120fps viewfinder mode
- higher resolution viewfinder
- magnesium alloy housing
- reinforced lens mount
- dust and moisture resistance
- digital level gauge
- 4K (6k oversampled!) video
- 120 fps 1080P
- S-Log 3
- XLR audio support
- microphone input
- improved AF speed, coverage and tracking

Just to name a few upgrades from the A6000.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
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bakanecko: 2015 Sony cameras are not volume sellers, all premium priced and segmented for higher level photographer, no surprise here.

Read what I wrote, it (bread being money) is being eaten as we speak. Whether you or I like it or expected it or not. Don't think for a second that these camera makers would choose to lose money... Instant punishment from investors.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 10:48 UTC
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endofoto: Sony has to make difference in sensors to force us to buy new cameras. Graphene sensors can increase camera sales, bec silicon sensors cant get any better. Graphene sensors are 1000 times more light sensitive and 10 times cheaper than silicon sensors.

You fell for the marketing material, but if you read the paper on that sensor, you would know it's only really claimed useful at cryogenic temperature. Good luck with that in a camera. ;-)

Brace yourself for huge amounts of dark current noise.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 09:53 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: It's kind of hard to support into the Sony camera system when they only have a handful of lenses and the ones that are available are grossly overpriced.

And yet those Canon and Nikon (other makers) reported a larger drop in sales and a drop in operating income (where Sony shows a 20% increase).

Too many back seat drivers.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 09:38 UTC
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bakanecko: 2015 Sony cameras are not volume sellers, all premium priced and segmented for higher level photographer, no surprise here.

That must explain why both Canon and Nikon reported a larger drop in sales and a drop in operating income (instead of 20% increase). ;O)

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 09:36 UTC
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Andreas Voigt: "...more RX and a7-series cameras. Operating income went up by over 20%, however, due the aforementioned shift to higher-end digital cameras"

That’s no surprise. Over the years Sony managed to double the price of the RX100 series (model I to IV). And their latest a7 series got a 50% premium price hike.

But it makes me wonder how the strategy (trying to compensate declining sales by increasing the price) is going to work out over the long haul.

They leave the older (cheaper and with discounts)models in the lineup. In other words, there's still choice. The A7 can be had for a mere $1099 at Amazon for example.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 09:34 UTC
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