PeterF: I was actually interested in this camera until I found out it had no optical image stabilization in video mode and also not ability to take stills during video mode.
Pro video used to require external sound recorders. Nagra, anyone?
Scott Birch: Why's the dynamic range lower than the other models? Lower than quite a few mirrorless cameras, in fact.
What I was asking about specifically was the dynamic range of the XM1 compared to the other X-series cameras in the range. I am wondering why there should be a difference with the same sensor.
If you look at the XE1 dynamic range curves, Timmbits, you'll see it fares quite well compared to other cameras.
QuarryCat: I never liked the portrait with the peering eyes - i don't like the artificial green background - but I love his other, even more realistic picture with the hands and the living eyes - thanks a lot for showing it here!
"Saturation slider?" How old are you?
Would the real one be fake? How real would the fake one be? We may never care.
supeyugin1: $350 for a converter? They are crazy! I've bought my Samsung NX100 with 20-50 and 20/2.8 (30mm equiv.) and a flash for $450 brand new. I later sold the flash for $70, so that's $380 for the camera with 2 lenses. And those jerks from Fuji are charging $350 just for one bloody converter?!
supeyugin if all your photos end up on social media sites or remain on some hard drive until accidentally deleted, then your NX200 is fine for you.
HawaiiVolcanoes: Dear DP Review..this website sure is getting trashy
I like these long, informative reviews that you do. I'm not in a hurry to choose my next camera. I don't have to buy the latest/coolest/hottest/bigthing immediately, so I'm prepared to wait.
That said, this XE2 sounds awesome, so do hurry up ;)
whtchocla7e: I don't know man -- after the Sony revolution, I have a hard time looking at anything with a "small" sensor now..
I'm not judging the new Sonys until I see sample images.
I'm sorry, did I say something wrong?
Why's the dynamic range lower than the other models? Lower than quite a few mirrorless cameras, in fact.
Mattoid: If you are going to delete 'trolling' comments then you are against free speech and you may as well not have comments.
Not so. This site is private and speech is therefore not free. Are people free to yell whatever obscenities they choose at you in your own space, Mattoid?
I like comments because the occasional one can be useful; even some of the very rude ones. Some of them can even be funny.
Mikhail Tal: What's so gorgeous about these photos? They aren't nearly as vibrant, sharp, and contrasty as modern digital photos. They look just as dated as anything else from a bygone ear. Film is dead.
Some people just don't like bygone ears.
Timmbits: @DPR: I'm glad to see that you shot these with some other cameras for reference. however, you should add a few more in there, especially a wider selection of the higher-resolution cameras from Sony, Nikon, Samsung, Pentax, to keep the readership here happy... the best of each maker for reference in both APS and FF formats.
Some of us are aware of the scope of your effort. Thank you Barney. That said, may we have the moon on a stick?
Such a pity ..
Funduro: Blue dot looks like a Nikon D600 oil/dust issue.
It's a bit contrasty. They should have looked at the jpeg settings on the older MFT model they're obviously using.
Lelle Kidd: No one seems to react to the fact that the focus outline in "focus peaking" will be white! It should be in a contrasting color, such as RED.
Broadcast video graphers have worked with white/zebra focus peaking for years. I find your contrasting colour requirement a little unnecessary. Just my opinion, of course, but I don't think Fuji needs to change it.
Artistico: When I saw the headline I was expecting a bullet time effect, but this is not it. Rather it is a camera spinning rig with a slightly higher frame rate and a guy trying really hard to start a forest fire over and over again with different fireworks. Could easily be $100 in costs and $1,000,000,000 in damages if he succeeds.
Anyway, wouldn't it technically be really cheap to create a real bullet time effect with old - and therefore cheap - cameras and a not very high-tech way of triggering them at the same time or with a slight delay?
It doesn't matter if he gets out much or not. He's right.
jkokich: I applaud anyone who uses their imagination and ingenuity to do things Hollywood wastes millions on, but come on, this is merely a rotating camera rig. A very well-made one, for virtually no money, but not bullet-time.
Bullet time is simultaneous or almost simultaneous exposures from a series of cameras, not just one. This is just rotated slow-mo.
Are these forums a good idea? So much whingeing from people who probably don't take photographs regularly. It's getting worse.
Nikonworks: Most retailers hold a straight forward 'Inventory Sale', of which this article clearly seems to be, except the straight forward part.
DPReview please take notice:When I was a kid 'slot cars' were the newest and 'biggest' thing.Stores opened up just with slot car race tracks. It was fantastic but very short lived because the market place became overloaded with slot cars and accessories to the point the kids could not keep up with the market.The whole market folded like a deck of cards.
Of late, you, the editors are doing the same thing here at DPReview.You have too many Final Reviews to post before listing 'Old cameras under $1000'. You are reaching in all directions, phones, tech, cameras, etc.You are making this site unwieldly and soon ambiguous.
You better get together and focus on your mission.
At the same time you can discuss formally thanking me for my 'Real World Samples' suggestion.
Nikonworks I suggest you set up your own site if you don't like this one. But I'm not holding my breath.
It's great. The other models in the X- range have viewfinders if you need one that badly. Stop whining.