And that's the problem, you'll either be stuck with single focal length or need to carry multiple lenses. The former is fine for some and the latter throws away the whole pocketable thing and adds some extra inconvenience.
The price is actually making me feel a little more optimistic on quality. If it’s half way between the rf24-105, and the old 28-300, it’s a likely buy for me.I think that if the optical quality of the 24-240 lens is good, that $899 is not an unreasonable price. If it lists for $899, chances are that it will likely sell for a little less after its been released. Also, rebates always happen during parts of the year.
Most of those bodies aren't pocketable even with a pancake prime on them--certainly nowhere near as small as a G7X or an RX100 series camera (and now apparently the G5X II). A select few camera bodies with a pancake lens could fit in a large jacket pocket--but then you're on a fixed focal length OR you're using a kit lens with such a narrow aperture that you might as well be using a 1-inch sensor anyway.
AgreedThe price is actually making me feel a little more optimistic on quality. If it’s half way between the rf24-105, and the old 28-300, it’s a likely buy for me.
the ref 24-105 is just so damn good that would be hard to take off if the 24-240 isn’t reasonably close!
By all means, please share your sources for that information.Well Sony actually did, truth hurts I guess.