Menneisyys: No point in trying to emulate shallow DoF. The results will be sometimes dreadful, as has been shown by the M8.
When I want a shallow DOF with my 6.44" Sony Xperia Z Ultra smartphone I just use the APS-C QX1 and fast FE mount lens with it.https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8615/15947075285_4f58229370_b.jpg
Mssimo: No phone camera of the year?
20mp 6.44" Sony Xperia Z Ultra OX1 APS-C smartphone camera :https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8615/15947075285_4f58229370_b.jpg
Zerg2905: Dear DPREVIEW...I read your reviews carefully. Because I think you have the skills, and the expertise, to produce quite good reviews. And many, many times, I was on the same page with you, especially when you pointed (rightly) the clear flaws some of the Canon cameras have. But not this time. I own the 7D 2. I had the 7D before, and between these two there is no contest. Sony sensors, ah, yes, they DO have more DR (but not that much). Other brands DO have more video mumbo jumbo (and big minuses in other areas). But the 7D 2 is, in my opinion, a photo tool, first hand. So tell me, please: which photo tool in the APS-C world is matching the 7D 2? The SLT A-77 II? I would have to disagree, as I have use it, too. Other brands don't have anything close, but, like the 7100, are "Gold award" cameras.I think the Silver Award is a BIG MISTAKE (and many EU and US articles seem to be on my side here...), a mistake that will cost you credibility. Not now, but in the mid-long term. If it matters.
Silver Award a BIG MISTAKE ? Really ? Soft video lacks detail iTR struggles to track fast moving subjects Long screen blackout during live view shooting No AF with continuous shooting in live view No zebras to evaluate exposure No focus peaking No touch screen No Wi-Fiand no 4K like the GH4 that DPR gave a Gold award to,
Joe Ogiba: Soft video lacks detail iTR struggles to track fast moving subjects Long screen blackout during live view shooting No AF with continuous shooting in live view No zebras to evaluate exposure No focus peaking No touch screen No Wi-Fiand no 4K.Way to go Canon, the NX1 is going to eat your lunch.
NX1 fanboy ? I prefer the latest technology not last years technology.https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8269/15630307940_e284e8a0da_c.jpg
Clueless people buy cameras by sales numbers.
Soft video lacks detail iTR struggles to track fast moving subjects Long screen blackout during live view shooting No AF with continuous shooting in live view No zebras to evaluate exposure No focus peaking No touch screen No Wi-Fiand no 4K.Way to go Canon, the NX1 is going to eat your lunch.
Singh: mmmmmm! Silver award!!
The original 7d was class leading when it was first released and I see the MkII also as class leading. I've now moved over to the 6D FF but if I was in the market for a new APS-C camera I would not hesitate to buy the 7D MkII.
The NX1 should get a Gold award like the GH4.
Joe Ogiba: Maybe the 7D Mark III will have 15fps and 4K like the Samsung NX1 by 2020.
Samsung NX1 4K Low Light & High ISO Test :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVS0llw-BMU
If your #1 priority is high iso capacity the Sony A7s is light years better than any Canon.
Show me a link to a video of the 7D Mark II AF test like the one above.
Maybe the 7D Mark III will have 15fps and 4K like the Samsung NX1 by 2020.
With Sony charging less than $20 for 4K cameras in smartphones I would wait until the 4K quadcopters come out.
fmian: Not that I can afford such a camera, but the fact that it's a crop sensor compared to a real full frame 645 camera seems a let down.
My Pentax 6x7 has a much larger film size than the Pentax 645 but my compact 36mp A7r still beats them for detail.
A7r vs 645Z :https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7536/15799229858_50f29a40ec_o.png
The compact 36mp A7r shows enough detail for 36x48" prints from a cropped image so I have no desire to go MF. I still have my Pentax 6x7 system but have not used it in a long time since it never showed the detail I get with the A7r.https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5598/15360260540_65e2eb0d11_o.jpg
DPR: "..while video can be recorded in 4K."
4K @ 15fps ? Really ?
108: Geez, those A7 Sony bodies must be the ugliest cameras on the planet... even the soviet 1941 tank T34 looked better .
Old farts love old SLR/DSLR cameras with a flippin mirror inside like the Df with a bunch of dials on it and a top 1/4000 shutter speed for double the price of a modern FF mirrorless.
Swap the gold for 1/8000 sec shutter speed like the lower cost FF cameras.
dark goob: This looks awesome. Now I can finally upgrade my Canon GL2 and use all my Olympus glass. Sweet.
The GH4 could use any Olympus lens and it shoots both cinema 4K 4096x2160 or 4K UHD. The Samsung NX1 shoots both also.
By the time this camera comes out in February 2015 Sony will have 4K 60p cameras and the GH5 will have 4K 60p by late 2015 with both having UHS II support for 2000x 300MB/s SDXC cards.http://www.lexar.com/pro-2000x-sd
dmartin92: So it's probably a waste to get 4K if you don't have a 4K television ? That's my question.
Wow, it's amazing how clueless some people are. There are thousands of 4K theaters worldwide.https://www.amctheatres.com/sony4k
justmeMN: Technical merit aside, in the US, Samsung has a brand problem. $2,799.00 for an off-brand camera? Good luck with that.
Canon and Nikon have brand problems with people who want the most advanced cameras today . What Canon or Nikon shoots 15fps and has both cinema 4K 4096x2160 and 4K UHD modes ?