I use my Sony NEX-3N with 16-50mm OSS PZ and Eye-Fi Mobi card that sends the images to my 64GB Verizon 4G LTE iPad. The 3N is the smallest APS-C camera with built-in flash and zoom lens. Viewing images on a 9.7" 2048-by-1536 resolution display makes a huge difference to people at a social gathering.
I also like "Where the Hell is Matt?" that was done with short video clips.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY
Vizio Virtù: Wake up, folks. They try to sell you this mirrorless / EVF rubbish as innovation for your weightsaving comfort but actually it's only for their cost reducing purposes. Cutting off the OVF is cutting off photographers creativity.
Wake up folks, the old folks think you still need a huge DSLR with flipping mirror box and OVF to take great shots....too funny.
ChrishsChan: I have the chance to play with the A7 and A7r last Sunday at the Sony promotion in Vancouver. I used a SD card of Class 10 for both of the cameras. I found the A7 performance is acceptable for it's features and value. For the A7r, my first impression with this camera is totally unacceptable. The Sony guy told me the camera is a pre-production one, no idea whether it is real, I don't think Sony will let people play with such a camera if they want people to buy it. My conclusion is dead slow. I did three continuous photos, then, the camera image processing became very slow to respond. It took at least one minute before it could give us a result (photo) display on the LCD screen. Hope this is for a pre-production one. How can it match with other full frame cameras.
Gordon Laing tested the A7r and said it was as fast as the D800e in continuous shooting mode.http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A7r/
OvinceZ: Sony is all over the place. Those of us who invested in the NEX7 plus adapters and lenses are not that happy. If we upgrade to FF we have to buy new adapters and lenses. Curses. This is an expensive hobby. Those adapters were not cheap. Metabones almost $500.
The Sony lenses for the NEX7 were unsatisfactory to me. So I had to buy special Zeiss and Sigma lenses. Looks like a dead end street now!
I purchased the full frame NEX-VG900 over a year ago and I use low cost adapters with fast primes like the 24mm F1.4, 35mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4 Samyang along with 50mm F1.4 Pentax. I pre-ordered the new Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS zoom lens that should work great with it. I prefer the adjustable angled OLED EVF and video features of the VG900 over the A7/A7r. The Sony HVL-F60M External Flash also works great for still shots with the VG900 and it also has LEDs for video use.
Artistico: I wonder when Nokia will realise that they have to go Android to get more sales, though. The main reason they are losing market shares is first hanging onto the archaic Symbian platform and then going Windows Mobile at a time when all the other major players were under the Android umbrella or iOS. Result: No one bothers making apps for Windows Mobile because the market is too small to be worth the effort. In this day and age, it doesn't matter how good your phone's camera is if you cannot get the apps you are used to on your new phone.
I'd be happy to get a Nokia again, as I really like their cameras and having one would be like bringing a cheapish compact everywhere - but only if they switch to Android. Otherwise it's too much of a compromise for me, and for many others.
Newkia Android phones:
mad marty: Who spends 1600$ for this Frankenstein-monster when you can get a Sony A7???
I bet most of consumers with low cost (under $500) cameras never go higher than 1600 iso or shoot RAW and will not see the difference between the two. I find it ridiculous that YOU do not know that.
Get the 20MP APS-C Sony A3000 with 18-55mm and 55-210mm OSS lenses for $498 and a SDHC wi-fi card.
Sony A3000 vs Nikon D4 @ 1600 iso :http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/10676487114_ec81b5532e_o.jpg
Does it shoot HD video like every smartphone out there ? This camera would be great in 2006 but today every smartphone has a better camera built-in.
Alizarine: Doesn't Pentax have a camera that's also named Q?
MrRoger: The size and form appears to be closer to an F801.
Not that I'm complaining!
The last attempt by Nikon to sell to old folks before they kick the bucket. D610 specs for a premium price .
d2f: If I were at Nikon's IR&D department I would have come up with a F2 DE-1 equivalent camera. No built in flash or hot shoe, no video, no thumb wheels or buttons. But maybe include a voice control interface. The LCD touch screen would be reversible so as to complete the retro look. I would hire Apple to handle the human interface design and develop the processor. I would include a sensor that would not require HDR. And get this I would bring back interchangeable finders. Maybe the different finders would include the wi-fi and or GPS attributes. The motor drive unit would include all the interfaces normally found on a pro DSLR, keeping the body clean and light weight as possible. Also I would eliminate those memory cards by building in 128 GB of ultra fast memory. The motor drive base would allow for secondary, removable memory cards. That is a camera I would not mind spending the big bucks for.
Here is your camera, just get some film for it ;)http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-F2-Photomic-Black-with-Box-Mint-very-beautiful-and-clean-/281200774757?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item4178df4e65
16MP DF for $2,746.95 vs 36MP Sony A7r for $2,298 !
36MP Sony A7r :http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/10549831816_15ff6e63a5_o.jpg
"Samyang Sony E-mount series will allow all Sony NEX owners to fully experience high quality optics without additional adapters. Giving the fact, that lenses are prepared for 35mm format, they will perfectly work with not only APS-C cameras, such as Sony NEX 7, but also with the newest Sony Alpha 7R and Sony Alpha 7.
At the moment Samyang provides VDSLR series with Sony NEX mount, which has been designed especially for videomaking purposes: •Samyang 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC•Samyang 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC•Samyang 35mm T1.5 AS IF UMC•Samyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC "http://samyang-europe.com/index.php/new-products/77-samyang-ready-for-e-mount-full-frame
So the only thing new here is a hard storage case I guess.
Sony Professional Cameras S35 ? Is that the E mount ?
Petrogel: Of course not, they 'll switch to FF sencors get smaller with an old (retro) look and keep on selling like they do (maybe even better).
Exactly how are smartphones killing photography ? Photos taken by clueless consumers are better quality today compared to the film days.
Joe Ogiba: I guess if Sigma does not come out with an E mount version with IS I will just get the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS for my VG900.
No it's not since many use the 135mm F1.8 on the full frame E mount NEX-VG900.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8097963813_82224c873f_o.jpg
I guess if Sigma does not come out with an E mount version with IS I will just get the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS for my VG900.