DxOmark posted the new Sony RX100m4 sensor test results. The good news is that there is a small improvement compared to the previous generation and:
For a physically small sensor, the new 20-Mpix Exmor RS BSI CMOS chip ranks high, coming in at 116th in our database for sensors of all sizes. Performance ranks alongside recent Micro-Four-Thirds models and even APS-C-equipped DSLR models such as the Canon EOS 7D Mk II and EOS 760D.
Serious zoom: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II shooting experience (Dpreview)
Most sexy(?) RX10mII slow motion test on Youtube.
It is important to note that even though I did encounter a variety of small issues, the image quality makes many of these just not worth worrying about, and I would have no problem recommending this camera to most people. The only reservation I would have is with photographers who solely shoot in a studio, as a full-sized DSLR with proper ports, a more balanced build, and an optical viewfinder may benefit them, as the weight-savings of the mirrorless design doesn’t really matter too much. In the end, Sony has released a truly impressive camera, and one that I expect to find at or near the top of many “Best Cameras of 2015” lists at the end of this year.
Overall, despite the few shortcomings, the A7R II is well worth its asking price. It’s not going to replace a main body for many event or sports shooters, but most everyone else will be quite pleased with what Sony has put in this camera. Landscape photographers especially will love the wide dynamic range and exceptional detail. While it’s not perfectly executed, the Sony A7R II is currently the best mirrorless camera on the market. If you can swing the price of the camera and the price of the outstanding glass needed to fully realize its potential, it’s well worth a look for the serious shooter.
The leaked Sony roadmap shows how the A6xxx should have been released sometimes between April-June this year. Got delayed because of some hardware issues (rumor).
Ok guys, let’s stop the A7rII talk for a moment to go back to what really excites us GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) syndrom photographers…rumors about future Sony cameras
The last couple of days two trusted and one anonymous source (Thanks!) confirmed Sony is about to launch a new E-mount camera. I am yet not 100% sure but this should be finally(!!!!!!!) the new A6xxx (or A7000) camera!
The new Leica FF mirrorless will have a design based on the original Leicaflex camera.
MirrorlessRumors (Click here) broke the news and posted some detailed info about the very first Sony A7 line competition. Lecia will launch a new Full Frame Mirrorless (non-rangefinder) system camera in October! Here is the info via MR:
Coming soon: An interchangeable lens version of the Leica Q, with AF lenses. Due out in time for Photo Plus, in October.
This will not be the replacement to the M240 but rather a new system with new AF lenses, bulkier than the Q or M lines, with an EVF and lighter build despite the bulk. Sensor will be similar, if not the same, as the Q’s sensor. Anticipate that it will come bundled with a 50 mm f/2 Summicron lens and retail around $8,000 USD. Build quality will be comparable to the M line and Q line…much of the Q’s tech, including in body image stabilization, electronic shutter, and built in high res EVF, will be included. The camera may harken in design to Leicaflex bodies of years gone by…like a bulkier XT-1 with more simplified layout. This may end up being called the new “R” camera and may well take old R lenses via adapter, along with new AF R lenses. Not sure that it will take M lenses.
Anticipate that Leica will begin to simplify options, but canceling the T line and possibly the X-line. What will remain are the DLux, VLux, M, Q, S lines…
Good, at last Sony will get some competition although the price of the Leica camera body is rumored to be around a heavy $6,000. It’s a good news for us Sony camera owners too. Without competition we are condemned to pay a high price on new cameras and lenses. With Leica and maybe in future Canon and Nikon FF mirrorless things will change.
It’s also worth to mention that the mirrorless tech like in body stabilization and the sensor are made by Panasonic. Maybe one day Panasonic will join the new Leica system too?
Hi, I had succssfully updated the firmware on my A7R. However, the camera on but did not power up when I tried to use it after few days after the firmaware update. I have tried reset the camera as per the dierections given to me by Sony Customer Service. Before the firmware update, my […]
Hi all, I recently just got my A6000 and already upgraded the firmware to 2.0. Do I also need to upgrade the lens system version because my current version is .01?. Based on the info here http://www.sony.com.my/support/download/523458/product/ilce-6000l only those lenses listed need to have this lens system upgraded correct?. Thanks. gary
Hi all, I know how to activate the bulb mode in A7R (through the mode dial to Manual mode and changing the shutter speed), but I have to hold the shutter for the duration of the exposure. Is there any way where I can click the shutter button to open the shutter and click another […]
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