These photos are teasers? I only see turn offs and I am a Pentax user. What is the point of such garbage?
peterwr: Well I won't be getting one for three reasons:
1. It's far too big;
2. It doesn't do *everything* a Nikon D4 does; and
3. It costs more than £100.
Epic fail, Olympus.
* Just thought I'd pre-empt the haters... ;-)
Hi ThorgremI agree with all the reasons he made and could add a few more but my soup is getting cold now.
Gazeomon: Nice big camera for wealthy jpeg shooters unless one wants to fiddle endlessly with various RAW converters to obtain reasonable Raw files. No Thanks, I'll stick with one converter for my camera systems. But aren't we spoiled for choice?
Well, if You think the XP2's image quality is on FF level then this might the camera for You. B.t.w. nothing wrong with shooting jpegs but there are cheaper ways to do that as well.
Nice big camera for wealthy jpeg shooters unless one wants to fiddle endlessly with various RAW converters to obtain reasonable Raw files. No Thanks, I'll stick with one converter for my camera systems. But aren't we spoiled for choice?
Gazeomon: The X-E2 cannot match any feature of a Samsung NX 500. Image quality of the NX 500 is on a different plane altogether when paired with the 30mm f/2 or other Samsung primes. Bummer Samsung gave up the game. I won't go the Fuji way with their smudge & smeary X-Trans sensor. Might look at Ricoh or Sony.
@ stevo23, must be a hard life with a single digit IQ.
The X-E2 cannot match any feature of a Samsung NX 500. Image quality of the NX 500 is on a different plane altogether when paired with the 30mm f/2 or other Samsung primes. Bummer Samsung gave up the game. I won't go the Fuji way with their smudge & smeary X-Trans sensor. Might look at Ricoh or Sony.
ijustloveshooting: no tiltable lcd? must be a joke.
I too I thought win39 was joking. He seems a bit of a joke himself.
I believe Fuji makes good cameras and very good lenses but I could never warm to their X Trans sensor quality on Lightroom and I won't change PP software. But maybe the new sensor will surprise us. I shoot RAW only.
Gazeomon: 3 years ago I would have bought the D500 in a heartbeat. That was the time when I really needed an APSC kick @rse camera. It didn't come and I left Nikon altogether amongst other reasons. Things have changed since then and I have established workable alternatives. The D500 looks like a big heavy 'klotz' of a camera with good specs. I don't feel tempted to go back there at all despite having still quite a few Nikon lenses lying around somewhere.
Some wear butts on shoulders. You seem to be one of them. Hope it suits You.
3 years ago I would have bought the D500 in a heartbeat. That was the time when I really needed an APSC kick @rse camera. It didn't come and I left Nikon altogether amongst other reasons. Things have changed since then and I have established workable alternatives. The D500 looks like a big heavy 'klotz' of a camera with good specs. I don't feel tempted to go back there at all despite having still quite a few Nikon lenses lying around somewhere.
Aradan: Too late, Nikon, too late. You lost me as a customer a year ago, when I sold my D300 and all other Nikon stuff and moved to another brand.
Same here. Left Nikon 3 years ago. No D300s upgrade, crap customer service, lousy QC. and no DX lens road map. Nikon's arrogant push towards FX didn't work on me either. I also wonder if the D500 can match or surpass Samsungs NX1 in image quality. Certainly not in the video department. Pity that Samsung gave up on cameras. But no road back to Nikon for me.
forpetessake: This review is 6 months too late. Everybody who was interested in this camera already bought it, tried it, and sent it back.There are at least two very serious drawbacks that somehow the reviewers missed. One is the kit 16-50 lens. It's so bad that it can compete with Sony 16-50 for the worst kit lens on the market. Selling 28MP camera with such poor lens is a complete waste of megapixels.Second, other reviewers noticed, and I verified it myself, is the shutter shock problem with this camera & kit lens. It's pretty bad, people need to be aware of it.It's also strange that the reviewers praised the low light performance. It's actually pretty unremarkable. There is a blue noise in dark areas, and the resolution goes down the tubes.
I still have mine after useing it for 6 month almost every day and there is NO shutter shock, just brilliant lmage quality, great handling and a lot of fun.
Doillettax: NX500: no viewfinder, poor close focus, and poor focus at lower shutter speeds, as for video: no mic input, or headphone jack.
Do You own one? I have mine now for 6 months or so and I am visiting Japan right now and use the NX 500 extensively on a daily basis. None of Your 'short focus problems' and other bullsh!t. Although I do miss an EVF in some situations, the overall userability and excellent image quality makes this camera a very good choice for travel and street photography.
The articulated monitor implementation looks scary but I am curious. I shoot Pentax and I hope this FF cam is not such an unwieldy klutz like the Nikon's and Canon's. I am cautiously optimistic.
TTon: No doubt asking prices on Taks and FAs have just gone up on fleabay. Looking forward to DPR's review of this cam and giving it a Gold award. This will be my first FF DSLR.
By the time DPR's review for this camera is released, the sea levels will have risen by 1.5 metres or 6.5 Sony releases.
matthew saville: "In a first for digital cameras...variable low-pass something-something-something..."
..Um, Pentax? No?
I bought my Pentax K3 about 2 years ago and it came with a variable low pass feature. I think. Better check my manual.
BostonC: Is dpreview.com on a mission to save Samsung? If you have any input, tell your korean buddies to make the NX more attractive but not cheesy. Definitely not clunky. Add dont forget add a good evf on NX700.
Bravo! Thanks for Your input, which is so eloquent, relevant and enlightening. Why don't You go ahead and tell these 'Korean buddies' Yourself what they should produce and what not.
Use the NX500 since April as a travel camera and street shooter. Fantastic when paired with decent lenses like the 30mm f/2. On par or better with the best APSC cameras on the market. I also shoot Pentax and Nikon.
DStudio: Since some here are raving about the Sony A7R II in comparison, I went back and reviewed the gallery again. I remember I especially liked the photos of the girl looking out the window.
Too bad, they would have been even better with this camera.
The Sony is good, but it's not even in the same class as this camera. Not a single one of those photos compares to the better photos here. These simply have better dimensionality. The photos look and feel more like the actual items, rather than just photos of the objects. These are the nicest quality photos I've seen in a DPR gallery in a while.
There's really no trick to seeing the difference. Just take your analytical, rational glasses off for a moment. Instead observe and feel the photos as you go through them. Don't try *too* hard; just notice that most photos don't have quite the qualities these do. Perhaps some purists will prefer other Leica models, but this Leica glass is still capturing something special that most others miss!
@DStudio. It probably comes down to individual tastes. I find these photos here reasonably lifeless, dull, soft and some of them not very well exposed. I don't know if that is due to the camera or lens ( which I somehow doubt ) or maybe the operators individual take on things. However certainly not my liking.
Gazeomon: The images of my Samsung NX 500 with the 30mm f/2 are looking sharper, clearer with accurate colours on a BenQ pro series monitor. The Leica images displayed here are not bad but not outstanding and certainly not good enough to justify that Leica price tag, at least not for me. Nice camera though.
Thanks for the tip.