Mike FL: This T1 is "Weather Resistant" with no IBIS, but FUJI's WR OIS zoom lenses is no wider than 27mm.
By looking FUJI's lens road map, FUJI has No plan to release a OIS WA lens wider than 27mm.
So far, no good.
Mike why on earth would you want IS with an ultra wide lens? Makes no sense
Mark Banas: Waiting for someone to do the math on the prize value vs. # of prior paid entries. ;)
That said, it's great to have any excuse to shoot more panos, and I see Peter Lik was one of the past judges, while Aaron Spence is one of the current ones. The standards have gone up!
Juck, if you are considering submitting a self portrait, and are short the $16 required, I am happy to sling the money to you to keep you quiet. Would that help ?
Dont you think that it is a little odd that for a major comp like this, well established over years, that the OP focuses first up on the cost of entry ?
Do you expect them to run the competition at a loss ?
Once the third party developers put together an FPV option to work with this, it will a fantastic option for drone use. Fantastic
brycesteiner: >> Noisy high ISO imagesThey don't look bad at all. I've seen much worse. Maybe I'm blind.
>>Heavy for a mirrorless cameraPeople don't get mirrorless cameras just because of the weight, but because all mirrored cameras don't hold a candle to the quality of the VF and the better images you get because of better feedback.
>>Subject tracking in continuous AF can be unreliableEasily fixed on a firmware update. Good to bring this to the attention of Sony.
>>No quick way to magnify AF point at 100% to check focusSeriously? How many people actually do this?
>>Over-sensitive eye sensorThis is a real problem. I would just turn it off
>>No touchscreenThis knocks MacBook Airs too, but I actually find touchscreens to be extremely annoying and themselves are a con. Computers and cameras that don't have them are better because then people don't leave their greasy finger prints all over, especially when the touchpads built have far better response and gestures.
Bryce, as so often happens on these forums you are seeing things from your own perspective only. The criticisms raised are absolutely valid. If I were buying this camera (I am not, I have the A7R) I would be upset that it is more heavy that what I already have (weight is a significant advantage of mirrors), I dont want noisy high ISO, and I often magnify the AP point to check focus, almost every shot. One of the advantages of this system is the use of 3rd party lenses, and I manually focus them always
Rodger Kingston: Since 2012 I've been a confirmed Fuji X camera user, and never in 40 years of shooting have I had cameras I liked more than the lovely little X10 and X20 - not even my old Leicas and Contax Ts. (I've retired my big clunky DSLRs.)
I'm sure the X30 is an excellent camera, but I yearn for something better: an X100Z (the “Z” standing for zoom) with a lens equivalent to the one on my X20 (but of course configured for the larger X100 series sensor).
I yearn for the image quality and only slightly larger body (to say nothing of the amazing hybrid viewfinder) of the X100T, but without giving up the flexibility of the superb zoom lens on my X20. Will Fuji ever oblige, or am I only daydreaming?
To see photographs I’ve taken with the X10 and X20, go to my latest book, "Searching for Edward Hopper," at: rpkphoto.smugmug.com/Books/Searching-for-Edward-Hopper. The 33 images from 2012 or later were made with these Fuji cameras.
There is an x100ZIt is called an XE2 with a zoom. The whole premise of having the x100 series is the fixed len, and compact size. Fuji have a number of options for bodies with the same sensor and zoom lens options.
oselimg: The trend in photographic gear development indicates towards subsidence of APC size DSLRs. I think the future will be shared between 4/3 sensor mirrorless cameras for size/weight reasons and 35mm DSLRs for obvious reasons which I won't go in to. Though I think we'll see more and more 35mm mirrorless machinery too.
No t reallyMost dpr readers are keen to keep the forums on topic, so they don't fill with rubbishI am not sure that your response offered anything to the discussin about the lens, and would hardly qualify you as a soothsayer, so you must expect some flack for making a comment that is so obvious I wouldn't take it too personally
It is also amazing how some people feel the need to say something, anything, no matter how fatuous, when they really have nothing to say.
You think the future will include MFT, and 35 mm dSLR and 35mm mirrors.Incredible. You must have a crystal ball.
Interesting how this has all panned out for me. I bought the original model about 2 years ago, but really the small sensor is just too restrictive for me. I thought I would be able to live with the MFT sensor size, but the restrictions relating to depth of field, and noise even at base ISO are just not tolerable for me when printing large. I have enjoyed the camera, but ended up keeping my FF SLR and buying a Fuji XE1 as a travel and walk around camera.
sammysight: Not as sharp a photo as the Leica name would suggest. My Canon G10 takes as good a picture, and that is an old camera
You must be joking. I also have a g10 and its sensor is not nearly as good as even the first iteration of MFT sensors. Nice images at ISO 100 in good light, but at anything above base ISO the G10 very quickly fell apart.
mpgxsvcd: There may be better cameras out there for specific areas of photography. However, if you can’t take a great picture in any situation with this camera then it isn't the cameras fault.
so few people print to that size ? How on earth would you know what I or other people do with their printing ? I regularly crop down and print to A2. May not matter to you, but for some of us, a sensor of that resolution is just not enough. Why do you think that Sony, in the very same camera series, produced a 36 MP sensor ?
The camera won't stop you taking great shots, but the problem for stills is the resolution. You aren't going to be able to print this to any decent size without upressing. 12 MP too small for my requirements for stills
En Trance: 5D IV would be the equivalent of Canon running back home with its tail between its legs. No turning back now. UNLESS you think one 5D at 50MP and one 5D at 22MP is somehow REASONABLE and not INSANITY!
That is almost exactly what Sony did with the A7 and A7R. No one complained, and they sold well. Why would it be insane to have two variants of the same model with different resolution ?
Dennissmith: WHY are people still believing the "Hype" over more and more MP...REALITY CHECK FOLKS...More pixels does not mean better QUALITY photos.So let me get this straight..Canon bring out a 50MP camera and overnight the Nikon D810 is rubbish because it ONLY has 36MP...You people are so dumb!EDIT...The human eye can only detect so much detail...More pixels on a camera is a way to get fools to part with extra cash..
Dennis, how many pixels are required is entirely dependant on how big you want to print. If all you are printing is A4, then there is absolutely no need to use more than about 15 MP. However, if you are printing to A2 or above, then the difference between a 15 PM image, and a 50 MP image becomes profound. There is no point pouring scorn on people who want or need more MP simply because you (clearly) don't need them yourself. I have no need for 8 frames per second. Many people however do. I do, however want 40-50 PM in a sensor to allow cropping and large format printing.
MarioV: Always amusing to read the comments.Its as if all products that get released somehow should have been designed for someone's specific use and couldnt possibly be released for a type of audience.
If you dont like it, move on to something that does suit your needs.
I think these cameras are brilliant and the next step in evolution. The samples are superb. They can and will only get better.
What particular type of evolution are you referring to ? The loss of high ISO performance or the absence of any progress in video quality compared with the previous 5D ?
Caerolle: "Mirrorless to outsell DSLRs 'in three years'"
The worst thing is how most of the effort seems to be put into video for most mirrorless these days, rather than stills.
And finally, Samsung, like Sony, is well short of a compelling lens system. Plus, I heard their lens opening or flange distance or something really intrinsic to the mount is all wrong. Well, and being Samsung, I would guess they have a bunch of useless 'whiz-bang' features that are far more trouble than they are worth, and get in the way.
Other than that, way to go Samsung!
Oh, I imagine their menus suck, too.
And BTW, wasnt it Samsung that made those adds about cameras not needing to look like dSLRs? By putting their little cameras in a dSLR body or something?
Caerolle, are you a former Kodak executive member ? I seem to have heard this story before.
well it appears that these is some question as to whether this is actually true
Paul JM: Erez, a couple of comments refer to the 'DR' of the A7, but surely there is some HDR action going on in post here ?
Yeah the HDR gig does not do it for me. I like photos to look as though I am seeing them with my eye. Just a matter of personal taste, but the DR in a couple of those shots, in real life, looking at the shadowed back of a wall while looking straight into the sunlight, would just never look that way to the human eye, and I personally dont like that effect at all. I dont think they are leveraging the DR of the camera, but are touched up in post. Happy to be corrected if I am wrong
Erez, a couple of comments refer to the 'DR' of the A7, but surely there is some HDR action going on in post here ?