With thit hat, he's really a gear head :)
Adrian Harris: OMG - it simply blows away the Canon 5D Mk111 for showing fin detail, even in very low light - wow. Now that did surprise me!
It's not a surprise, the A7 is 36mpx without AA. It's competitor is the D800E, not tested with the new scene. The A7 missing too.
but where is the aperture ring on the lense ? This camera is mainly for people with lot of old manual Nikon lenses.
Remember the fith of November, when Nikon emerges from the shadow and put fire on DSLR market. Kinda a revolution.
abortabort: New 15mm f1.7 'Leica' with aperture control on the lens + GM1 surely is the biggest sign yet of a Leica rebadge of exactly that combo.
Since Leica rebadge Panasonic camera, i bet there is a GM1 with this lense came form Leica in not time. Just 600$ more for the audi design and Leica logo ;)
TTran510: Was going to replace my E-PM1 with the GM1 but I saw a picture of a camera the size of the GM1 but with a EVF. Think it's the Lecia m43 body so I'm going to wait for it. That body with the 15mm 1.7 would be the perfect camera to bring everywhere.
It's the panasonic LF1, a small sensor big zoom camera.
Greg Lovern: @Allison Johnson:
Can you please show us a picture of the GM-1 side-by-side with the Pentax Q7?
I own a Pentax Q and the small size of this GM1 is impressive. The Q is my favorite always-with-me compact camera, it take very good photos with the prime.
thx1138: Shouldn't that be minimum shutter speed 1/16000, not maximum shutter speed which is 60s. Actually you have them interchanged in the specs.
maybe, but photographers are not very aware of reality :)
I'm sure that Appetizing food and cute dessert are a dream for food porn lovers, but i prefer HDR and panorama modes.
munro harrap: We have to wait and see how the theory works in practice. I use an R1 still, at base iso in RAW it is excellent, and have been waiting for this since then. But I am puzzled because if the 1" sensor allows a max of 5472x3648, and the sensor is square, how come there is no max resolution available (according to you) of 5472x5472? There should be, indeed there must be, because otherwise the sensor is not square at all!!!.
What exactly IS going on here? Have Sony stupidly chosen to limit resolution, in which case we can all wait until Nikon grab the sensor improve the image processing as they always do and market their own version complete with 5472x5472 and we can bin our Hasselblad film bodies for good!
More accurate information please!
1" is a trick. Sensor size is 13.2 x 8.8 mm. http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/24952/why-is-a-1-sensor-actually-13-2-8-8mmIt's more or less a Super 16mm Film Frame size.
1" sensor area is ~120mm²µ4/3 sensor area is ~225mm²APS-C sensor area is ~370mm²FF sensor area is ~860mm²
shaunly: looks like a real winner here. Good job Sony. The 7R seems great for landscape photographer like myself looking to save weight when we go backpacking. With a few right lenses, I may just sell the D800.
Can't wait for the test results!
It's E-mount, so you can put E-mount to nikon adapter and use all your nikon lenses, albeit in manual focus peaking mode and aperture mode.
jenbenn: Excuse me, whats the point? If I compare this Sony to the Canon 100D with a Sigma 18-200 superzoom, a combination of only slightly bigger size and and higher weight, the latter will offer higher IQ and better dof control due to its Aps-C sensor and more versatility due to its interchangeable lens system. Above all its cheaper than this sony. So again: Why would and should anbody chose this superzoom compact?
Why choosing a super-zoom ? Better video with mic in and hearphone jack, no fear of dust in the sensor, 24-200 f2.8 zeiss zoom, top lcd, aperture ring. Why choosing a 4x4 over a city car ? it's simply different usage.
Impressive, Sony gather all good ideas from others camera and put it in a all-in-one camera. wide-tele constant zoom, quite big sensor, top lcd, direct exposure compensation wheel, mic and headphone jack (very rare in other camera), aperture ring, wifi. All you need is 1300$ :)
Master Yoda: Yes, the ASPC sensor would be nice . . . yes an even longer zoom would be nice . . . yes the price is a bit steep . . . YES they are going to sell a TON of these!
Oh yes, a 20-1000 F2.8 constant APS-C bridge the size of a match box. Law of physics ? who cares :) :)
Shunda77: Good laaaawwd!! that's expensive!
Yeap, but it's a 24-200 f2.8 zeis sonar and top evf and lcd, with a 1" sensor.
When some manufactuer make mirrorless camera, Nikon make an oilless one :)
The Fuji X-M1 looks terrible, soft and muddy At high iso, the K500 have better raw than the Nex6, despite having same sensor.
thomasw333: Nice, lose X-trans, gain EXR, should be an interesting camera. And Fuji can drop the price because they are not using X-trans. And it seems like Fuji charges more for the X-trans across the entire range, so as to make X-trans a premium product. Being Fuji and X-trans, Fuji has set their prices at a more premium level, they are working hard to be a more premium brand. The X-A1 helps sell more cameras, without ruining there premium X-trans push.
It is a good strategy for them, people start with the X-A1, and hopefully move up to higher end X-trans cameras.
it's a classic bayer sensor (maybe the old Sony one), not a new modern dual S/R sensor like the one in S3/S5. EXR is the name of the processor.
Zvonimir Tosic: I personally think camera manufactures have gone bananas, suffering from "I also must have a huge lineup" inferiority complex. And then they blame smartphones for their lack of common sense.I thought Pentax was last gone crazy with the K500, "produced" by dumbing down the good basic product of K30/K50, just to shave off $50-100 or something like that. And it saturates and complicated its own line not with no real choice at all.Fuji is doing same: X-E1 was already a good value, but with X-M1 I already started rolling my eyes recognising the trend, and then ... tada!, an X-A1. More dumbing down of the same camera, same sensor, same everything. Nikon is doing same with both APS-C and FF, Canon is doing same. Olympus does same, but from the bottom up. What is given to users is not a real, genuinely good choice, but rather an artificially fabricated and overproduced handful of compromises in a dumbed down same camera that loses all its value the moment it's shipped.
Not the same sensor, it's a bayer 16mpx sensor, not the X-Trans., Fuji confuse people with the name X-A1. X-M1 have the same sensor than the X-E1, lack of EVF make camera cheaper. Fuji have a good product line :A1 : no x-trans sensor, no evf, AA filter quite cheap kit zoom lenseX-M1 : x-trans sensor, no evf, no AA filterX-E1 : X-M1 with evfX-PRO : old gran' father
16-50 : entry level kit zoom, good but not outstanding and cheapest18-55 : top level kit-zoom, very good kit zoom, not cheap
StevenE: It's micro 4/3, so you can forget about shallow DOF.If that doesn't bother you, then this format could work.Non starter for me, unless it can fit in my pocket.
If you want true DOF, go to Pentax 645D, it's surely the top PRO camera, it's big, have big lense, big sensor, big mirror and thin DOF. :)