as a relatively happy owner of the original Nexus5, I am cautiously optimistic about the new sensor/lens. IQ aside, the camera app/responsiveness was terrible on the old Nexus5. Here's hoping...
shademaster: The 540g is what really reminds me I'm happy with my 85g 30mm Samsung NX pancake. It's not as effectively bright (f/3 effective vs. f/1.8), but hey, for 6 times the weight...
...and to clarify the spirit of my post. My thoughts "Hey, if I had a full frame camera, I could get a sigma or tamron 45mm f/1.8 for a reasonable price and get a much narrower DOF than with my 30mm samsung APS." Then I thought "No way would I lug that thing around, though."
The 40mm f/2.8 STM is 50% heavier than the Samsung 30mm f/2. And 40mm APS-C is too long for what I typically would use the NX for anyway. Anyway, again, horses for courses.
and your phone lens / sensor don't give you anything near f/3 effective. Horses for courses.
"APS-C lenses have nothing to do with this product". Crop factor of 1.5 is a crop factor of 1.5. If I'm willing to live with f/3 effective, I'd rather take the 85g, please. Of course, a 30mm f/1.2 APS-C lens isn't going to weigh 85g. But that's not the point. The point is that I am happy with small, light, and reasonable DOF.
The 540g is what really reminds me I'm happy with my 85g 30mm Samsung NX pancake. It's not as effectively bright (f/3 effective vs. f/1.8), but hey, for 6 times the weight...
shademaster: ironically, the price of the E-M10 mark 1 just went UP since it was on special last week. They are still selling mark 1, though... it is 50 bucks cheaper than mark 2. That should tell you about how much of an upgrade it is.
I'm looking at olympus's website now. Mark 2 is $649 body only. Mark 1 is $599 body only.
ironically, the price of the E-M10 mark 1 just went UP since it was on special last week. They are still selling mark 1, though... it is 50 bucks cheaper than mark 2. That should tell you about how much of an upgrade it is.
I'm sorry... you guys have the full review already? That's got to be a record!
Anybody want to extend the speculation to whether ILCs will become niche items as fixed-lens zooms (LX100) become more and more capable? With variable pixel pitch on the sensor (more pixels in the center), one could get reach too.
Specialists will always want longer, wider and brighter lenses, but for the average joe… is the ILC really necessary? I almost always recommend the RX100/G7X/LX100 to friends who ask.
Saw the announcement and thought "great… mkiii MSRP will come down." Then I saw the mkiv price… I guess there's plenty of head room to leave MSRP where it is on mkiii :(
icexe: This camera doesn't get the praise it deserves.
From the 87% Gold Award review: "Samsung is still a relative newcomer to the high end prosumer camera market, but it seems to have pulled all the stops when designing the NX1 – with impressive results." Considering they gave the A77ii an 80%, the A7ii an 82%, the E-M5 an 81%, and the 7Dii an 84%, I think it's getting plenty of praise. And for the FW update, it's like they ticked off all the negative comments in the DPR review (bad AF in low light or strong backlight…) and the issues users on this site have been complaining about.
small body doesn't make sense without small lenses.
mpgxsvcd: 1/2.3" sensor @ 720mm and F6.4. I would argue that no "Outstanding Quality Picture" could ever come from that combination of settings.
15x is plenty. 25x is the max I would ever entertain and only if it is at a decent focal ratio.
I hope one day this race to see who can build the smallest chip, longest zoom, slowest lens camera will end. It is pointless and without merit.
I dunno… seems like all those compact zooms are for the birds. (rim shot… I'm here all week, folks)
for all the "arm-chair" pros out there complaining about lack of glass, I imagine the *real* pros are very happy with: i) fast standard zoom, ii) fast tele zoom, iii) fast portrait lens for 95% of their work. FWIW, as an amateur, the 30mm + 45mm + 85mm makes a great arsenal. I don't know what you "we need more glass…. it's all about the system" people want, really.
It's a bit unfair to knock it for lack of EVF when there will likely be an NX50.
you guys should post the before and after for this one like in the "shooting experience". impressive.
Only photographers would complain about too much sunshine in Hawaii. And photographers from Seattle at that.
shademaster: Dear Samsung: Thanks for the 2nd control dial on the back!
Yeah… I decommissioned my NX200 with a drop onto hard tile floor and had a "forced upgrade". NX200 had the 4-way controller/control dial. It was OK, but I think the dedicated dial will be nicer. However, I've gotten used to pushing the EV-comp button to change the function of the dial on my NX300 and it's not so clunky. I often shoot in M/Auto-ISO or M/ISO-200/TTL-flash, so two dials is nice.