cgarrard: Great camera but Sony needs to add lenses to its lineup. Bad. They do that and the camera world is their oyster.
"..having the opportunity to use Canon, Nikon, Sony, Zeiss and even Leica lenses opens up so many doors that were previously closed for photographers. That in itself is a game changer! "http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/an-in-depth-review-of-the-sony-a7r
jhendrix: Seems renting a camera instead of all that gadgetry would have been less costly. Makes for a good article I guess. Looks a little bit like my leaf blower.
The A7s beats the Red Epic in low light.http://www.jdfnet.com/2014/08/01/sony-a7s-vs-red-epic-and-gh4-low-light/
Jogger: Doesnt Zeiss have a lens with a similar focal length?
Zeiss made a 1700mm F4 that was 564 lbs.http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3865393209/zeiss1700f4
Menneisyys: No large sensor (at least 1/1.2", as in the 808)? Uninterested, then.
You and your 808, give it a rest already. If I want a big sensor I use my 36mp Sony A7r. If I want 4K I use my GH4. When I get a new smartphone in January 2015 I want something like this Lenovo or the LG G3. The 808 4" display has 360x640 pixels of resolution compared to this Lenovo 6" IPS display with 1440x2560 resolution.
If you want the smallest system camera look at the smaller Panasonic GM1 with much larger MFT sensor .https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/14648806550_a17da78c6f_b.jpg
stevo23: The A7s is the clear winner when compared to the GH4 for stills. The image quality is vastly superior and it's no wonder - we're not stretching the limits of lenses for pixel density when compared to the GH4. I had hopes for the GH4, but sadly I'm disappointed. And no wonder - that's a lot of bulk and weight to carry around.
For stills I prefer my 36mp A7r with my 35mm F2.8 FE, 55mm F1.8 FE or 70-200mm F4 FE lens since I have had cropped 36mp images made into 36x48" prints that look great. For video I prefer my GH4 for internal 4K with my three sharpest MFT lenses ( 25mm F0.95 Nokton, 42.5mm F1.2 Leica OSS and 75mm F1.8 Olympus ).
Wye Photography: ...has inspired me to get out my box brownie.
24bit: Great pics, but what happens when the drones motor fails and falls on the crowd of people in the stadium below !
Right, lets ban drones but continue to let drunk drivers kill thousands on our roads every year.
My two favorite drone videos :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcR_K5Y7GQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9KZ3jgbbmI
gskolenda: The video on this camera is crap! terrible, horrible rolling shutter, absolutely useless for me. Wife has the Galaxy Note II same problems!
Not useless for others.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_g180YYvX0
I prefer my GH4 for 4K video and my 36mp FF A7r for stills.
Craig from Nevada: I wonder if camera buyers have noticed?
The only way Canon and Nikon could sell their mirrorless cameras is with fire sale prices of well over 50% off.
Serickmetz: Wow the Panasonic isn't even out yet and already looks bad next to that Sony.
Maybe Panasonic should have come out with something innovative instead of just copying Sony and stealing a piece of their pie.
Right, Panasonic added 4K and dropped the price compared to the RX10. bad, real bad.
RonHendriks: You can also compare it to a Nikon 1 series camera.
Does the Nikon 1 shoot 4K video for more than a few seconds ?
Sweets: to Joe Ogiba...hi Joe, i have a htc sensation and in fact i was waiting for the new max based on specs of the htc one m8. My wife has a one m7 glamor red... very nice phone. But than, i noticed rumours that the max m8 was not real and that htc might work together to realize the next 6inch+ phone or phablet with google, maybe.Then Huawei anounced the Honor X1, i looked at the specs, good enought for me so... i went for it and ordered it, althought... not released here in the Netherlands, yet. I don't regret that and really...love this phablet...just the way it is...:-). Thanks for your message.
Thanks for the update Sweets.
Sweets: Personally, i like to read comment of people who know what they talk about. I'm writing this comment using my Huawei Honor X1 7.0 in my left hand. Ordered it at merimobiles and received it the 16th of june. Mind you, i'm very! happy with it. The first day i thought...ooo...it's huge...now, today, 25th of june i'm already hooked and do NOT want to do without it.Finally, a tip: it's something new, we should get accustomed to... try it and...you will!like it. And if not, no problem...i do!!!
Is that the Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 ? I wish they come out with an upgrade with 2560x1600 display and 4K video by January 2015 when my 2 year Verizon contract expires on my HTC Droid DNA.
Jogger: Not going anywhere near Android, iOS, or Windows Phone... they are basically NSA data collection devices.
Watch out for the black helicopters.
Leandros S: The closest competitor is actually the Nikon Df, according to DxOMarks: http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-Alpha-7S-sensor-review-New-low-light-champ/Sony-A7S-versus-Nikon-Df-New-low-light-champion
The Df is an overpriced retro camera for older DSLR lovers who hate video mode. 1/4000 sec top shutter speed in a $2,700 DSLR ? Really ?
MikeF4Black: Who is really interested in ISO's higher than 6400? I'm not. The A7s appears to be no more than a hype.
If you hate low mp full frame sensors then get the 36mp A7r. Problem solved.
Joe Ogiba: This is not 4K since max is 1080p not 2160p.
@RacenviperDid you take a stupid pill or what ? This camera shoots 720p or 1080p. Look at the specs before you post. It only shoots 720p60 or 1080p30 max then makes a panorama.https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/14214983886_3982fc60a9_o.png
My GH4 shoots 4K UHD 3840x2160 or cinema 4K 4096x2160. https://vimeo.com/94756784