Jefftan: the 30X zoom on small sensor compact is just a waste of money in my opinion
try this, get a NEX-3N, put in a pancake lens like the E-mount 20mm, than using the in camera digital zoom (or even better turn off all NR in RAW conversion) ,than crop out the central area having the same scene as a 30X zoom image (remember to switch to central focus)
try it and you will be surprised, the resulting pic will be as least as good as from 30X small sensor compact if not better
A 30x pocket size P&S is much better for the average consumer than jumping through hoops shooting RAW with the NEX-3N and cropping or using digital zoom. I have the 3N, A7r, GH4 etc and they would never replace a 30X pocket size camera for someone who is shooting the kids at the park , Disney World etc.
Mirrorless point and shoot has a 90% market share . All smartphones have point and shoot cameras built in like the new Panasonic CM1 with 1 " sensor and OnePlus One that has a 13mp sensor that shoots both 4K UHD @30fps and DCI Cinema 4K 4096x2160 @ 24fps and only costs $349 for the 64GB version. The only DSLR that shoots 4K is the Canon 1D C but there are many mirrorless that shoot 4K like the new Samsung APS-C NX-1 and m4/3rd Panasonic LX-100.
Michael Ma: The design of RED cameras are a little over the top. I guess the guy that gets the job is the guy with the most number of wires and carbon fiber on his camera.
DPR posting RED's Epic Dragon on this forum is a huge mistake since the DPR's base is made up of still shooters who never seen a camera that is made for movies that cost hundreds of millions to make.
wsalopek: ASTRONOMICAL PRICE.
For those who want some kind of decent line of FE lenses (good/great performance AND at least semi-affordable) as they consider buying into the Sony FE ecosystem...announcements like this are rather disheartening....$2500?
Honestly, to say something like this "expands the FE lineup", is like saying "Gulfstream has introduced a new business jet, so YAY, Joe Traveler has more choices of aircraft to fly".
Of course I exaggerate some but...
Look...this is probably a good lens. But for Canon and Nikon customers who are considering an A7/variant (or indeed ANYONE considering an A7/variant), the limited number of FE lenses (A-mount + LA-EA4 is far from ideal), compounded by the utter astronomical prices of said Sony lenses, is, well, like I said, sickening.
The Tokina Cinema 16-28mm T3.0 with Canon EF Mount is $4,499.00 so $2,500 is not such a high price for this lens.
SergioMO: Finally !!! Someone opened the Pandora´s box, now will see Samsung/Sony etc. producing better camera phones. Bring it on !
Sony and Samsung smartphones have today 4K @30fps instead of 4K @ 15fps like the CM1. What was Panasonic thinking since they already have more 4K cameras with 4K @ 30fps than any other company and the first 4K camcorder with 4K UHD @ 60fps on low cost SDXC cards.
The Squire: Nice, but can I have a 1" sensor on the front as well.. You know, for selfies.
That would make it as thick as my 36mp full frame Sony A7r with Zeiss FE 35mm wide angle.
Mike FL: So the 4K video will be @43mm because 1.54 crop. No?
CM1 4K only at 15fps and 1080p at only 30fps when there are smartphones out there now with 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 60 fps.
falconeyes: Panasonic must have missed the PureView idea: the option for a digital 3x zoom w/o loosing too much of image quality. This requires a sharp lens in the center, a bright aperture, and diffraction-limited performance in the center (e.g., enough pixels like 5x3x3 or 45MP). And a decent sensor size, correct. But that alone isn't enough.
Microsoft has to be the dumbest company on the planet for not coming out with a modern version of the PureView 808 with 4K 30p and 2560x1440 5.5" display like the Samsung Note 4 and LG G3 .
Joe Ogiba: A 4K smartphone with 1" sensor ! That is my next smartphone for sure.
Update: "It can record 4K video, though only at 15fps. 1080p videos are recorded at 30fps."
I guess I will get the 4K Note 4 or 4K LG G3 instead.
A 4K smartphone with 1" sensor ! That is my next smartphone for sure.
The NX1 makes the new 7D II look very old. Maybe the 7D III in 2020 will have specs like the NX1.
Poor Canon and Nikon, they are stuck in the past with 1080p DSLRs while companies like Samsung have cameras like the NX1 with cinema 4K and 15fps with AF.
No 4K like the LX100, well it looks like Canon and Nikon are stuck in the past compared to Panasonic, Sony and Samsung.
James Pilcher: Where are the real FE lenses? The video stuff is fine, and this lens looks excellent, but FE still shooters are starved for a lineup of good FE-native glass. Honest question: Is still photography dying?
I have the 35mm FE, 55mm FE, 70-200mm FE and 28-70mm FE lenses for my full frame VG900 and A7r along with fast F1.4 24mm, 35mm , 50mm and 85mm primes . With low cost adapters any DSLR lens will work on the E mount.
Artur Pietruch: This lens was introduced with a new 4K super 35mm PSW-FS7 http://www.cinema5d.com/sony-fs7-launched-portable-super35-4k-camera-exclusive-hands-on-video/So it is very inexpensive cine lens for e-mount cameras
The FS7 is not a full frame camera like the VG900 so this 28-135mm will not work like a 28mm wide angle but like a 42mm. It is not that expensive compared to other quality zoom cine lenses.
I bet Sony will have a 4K 60p version of the full frame VG900 camcorder.https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2935/14439787613_ddb049ff73_b.jpg
MediaDigitalVideo: Dedicated to which 4K camera ?
Panasonic GH4 , FZ1000 , HC-X1000, Sony A7s and FDR-AX100.
1080p30 in an action cam when other action cams and smartphones have 4K or 1080p60.
The Samyang 85mm F1.4 costs less than the NJ 7% sales tax on this lens .
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