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Announced in February 2016, the $2598 Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS (Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8) is a short-to-mid telephoto zoom lens for such Sony full-frame a7 series cameras as the a7R II. The “GM” in the full lens name signifies that the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 belongs to Sony’s “G Master” lineup of pro-grade optics.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II is the company’s new flagship mirrorless model, sitting above the PENs and is the latest addition to the range. Featuring a newly developed 20.4-MP Live MOS sensor and an impressively powerful TruePic VIII processor, the new model is capable of burst rates of up to 60 fps with AF-S (using the optional electronic shutter mode), and up to 18 fps with AF-C.
Announced in July 2016, the $1498 Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA (Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4) is a standard focal length 50mm prime lens for Sony full-range a7 hybrid cameras (such as the a7R II). Boasting a wide maximum f/1.4 aperture, it’s a versatile lens choice for general use and low-light photography, as well as for creative background bokeh portraits and effects on Sony a7 cameras.
Announced worldwide in November 2016, with an intriguingly belated announcement in the US at CES in January, the mid-level D5600 is the latest addition to the range. While the new model features a similar DX-format 24-MP CMOS sensor and 3.2-inch fully-articulated LCD in a relatively compact body to that of its predecessor, it adds the company’s SnapBridge technologies —both Bluetooth and WiFi with NFC for image transfer, some touchscreen LCD enhancements, and a built-in time-lapse movie recording option.
Launched just 8 months after its predecessor, the A6300, the $1398 Sony A6500 is the third iteration in Sony’s flagship range of mirrorless hybrid cameras featuring an APS-C sensor. Built around the same 24.2Mp APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor as the A6300, the new A6500 achieves the same overall DxOMark score of 85 points, with almost identical results in its Portrait, Landscape, and Low-light ISO scores. The A6500’s 24.2Mp sensor packs plenty of resolution for photographers seeking to record intricate detail, and in the mirrorless APS-C camera category, the A6500 is surpassed in resolution only by the 28.2Mp Samsung NX1.
For a lot of reasons, this could become my go-to camera. Small size, excellent focus, video, fast speed, ibis... But doubt as to overall IQ because important to know comparability of the camera with available lenses compared to Nikon D500,D5xxx and D7xxx cameras with lenses like the Sigma F1.8 18-35mm. In the past you folks have given relatively lack luster grades for pmp to the Nex 7 and A6000, even with the best lenses like the Zeiss f1.8 24mm. Same issue existed with the A7r, but when lens tests with the A7rII came out, the higher quality sensor, made a huge difference. Now still waiting to see comparable comparisons for the A6500 and A6300.
We see your evaluation of this camera and the A6300. With its IBIS and touch screen focus and otherwise similar features it is the leader among Sony MILC's and a near equal of the Nikon D-500 as a high end sport shooting APS-C camera. But now, what lenses? Will the camera plus lens combos prove to be as stellar as those for the A7rII? Or not so much? And mainly, which ones? There's the Zeiss 1.8 24mm and 1.8 55mm...both unstabilized lenses that might be great with one or both of these cameras. But are they? No word! Amazing, but apparently you have tested these lenses with the cameras in order to set up files for DXO Optics Pro 11 elite. We need the results of this lens testing NOW...as part of the input we use to purchase lenses, or select lenses for a particular shoot. Please get this work done.