"The X-E2 isn't a great all-rounder... Not so good for sports or action photography."
No wonder MILCs can't gain any traction against DSLRs. Even the latest greatest are handicapped.
Retzius: What the Nikon 1 should have been...
Because of the *stupid* interface, lousy AF, the size and quality of E-mount lenses, I replaced my NEX gear with the Nikon 1 system. Image quality isn't on the same level, but it is still very good. The defining difference between any two cameras consist of a whole lot more than sheer IQ. If that were not the case, we'd all be shooting with Foveon sensors.
Interesting and quite refreshing to see that someone is actually willing to innovate rather than recycle more of the same old ideas. The industry is long over due for some forward thinking. This design looks like it was intended to be operated with one hand. Well done, Sigma.
JackM: Any compact with less than a 1" sensor is DOA unless it is just a cheap mass-market toy.
That's utter and complete nonsense. The ergonomics and handling of the Sony RX-100 cameras suck big time. The viewfinder is an expensive after thought--for that money, you could buy a much better camera with MUCH BIGGER sensor. Moreover the lens isn't nearly as fast as what can be found in other compacts.
SeeRoy: Terrific to see some serious competition for Micro Four-Thirds!
Mirrorless windbags of the MFT system won't see it that way.
The GM1 is an ergonomic afterthought. Panny engineers didn't design this camera for human hands. It's small enough to fit in a pocket as long as there isn't a lens attached. Adding a grip to a grip-less camera makes good sense, too bad the GM1 doesn't.
These stupid polls do not add any credibility to dpr. On the contrary, they cheapen it.
photo nuts: It's funny that customers need to fork out extra cash for manufacturers' mistakes.
"Fuji doesn't make mistakes."
LOL - Gotta love those orbs and sticky aperture blades!
Mirrorless Crusader: LOL Canikon got SHUT OUT of the awards! Sony and Oly are the future of photography! Long live mirrorless, death to DSLRS!
People who buy a Sony camera are most likely to be dissatisfied with their purchase according to the numbers of this poll.
Due to a high turnover rate there are some very questionable cameras on this list.
Former owners vs. current status = 33.33% for the Sony RX-10Former owners vs. current status = 32.28% for the Sony 7RFormer owners vs. current status = 24.22% for the Fuji X-100s
ZoranHR: According to "I own it/I want it/I had it" the most Popular Fujifilm 100S also has the greatest pourcentage of people wich sold it. Good look seems to be a sword with two blades. Interesting to notice.
Good point. The math proves Fuji X-100S owners are 4X more dissatisfied than than Coolpix A owners. The statistics prove the Fuji is a risky crap shot.
discbrake: Easiest pick. No brainer. Sony RX1R hands down. Full-Frame sensor with 35mm F/2.0 Zeiss lens. Perfect combination.
LOL! Only to be overshadowed by a smaller camera at a fraction of the price with superior IQ.
Jimmy jang Boo: DPR,
What do you mean by ergonomics and handling? BTW, I've handle the Q7 and the GM1; to give them the same rating in ergonomics and handling is flat out preposterous. So please explain, what do you mean by ergonomics and handling?
I not so sure they mean what you and I mean, because if they do, then there's no way they could rate those two cameras the same in that respect.
hip2: it seems like everyone is voting for the camera they own, and not objectively for the best camera :D
Can there be any objectivity to a question that askes for your opinion?
For the record, my vote goes to the Sigma - and I own the Ricoh. But I would agree with your overall assessment that those who voted Fuji, were the least objective. Anyone of the 4 other cameras can produce a much better image than X-100s.
mumintroll: I know it's not year 2013, but the best fixed lens camera is Sigma DP2 no doubt. IQ is FAR!!! better than all other fixed lens cameras on the market. All Sigmas Merrill are superior.
Don't believe? Check this photo of Prague from merrill DP3.http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1196562
Unmatched is a gross understatement.
Cameras are not fashion accessories, they are for capturing images. Therefore the camera with the best image quality is the best camera.
mike kobal: compact? RX100II of course, nothing else comes close.
Nothing comes close until you ditch the zoom. The Nikon A and GR are almost small as the RX100, but have a sensor 4x bigger, effectively making the Sony rather prosaic.
Richard Murdey: No bad cameras in the batch, only the Sigma is perhaps a little behind. Still, it was an easy choice for me. Ricoh GR : for pulling off what us GRD owners dreamed of but considered impossible: putting an APSC sensor in that oh-so-slim case.
As an owner of the GR, I will concede that when it comes to sheer IQ, the Sigma Merrill positively smokes everything, including the RX1R.
Popular vote will probably go to the Fuji, but all the other cameras in this stated category have better IQ. It's not even a contest for the Sigma and Sony. Those two cameras are in a different class altogether. If you want a truly compact camera that is pocket-able, then it pretty much comes down to the Ricoh GR or the Nikon A. In addition to having better IQ than the Fuji, these two cameras are by far lightest and smallest of the lot! So while the Fuji will appeal to the nostalgic retro crowd and those who like excessively punchy OOC jpegs, all the other cameras are superior for various reasons, the chief reason being image quality.
marmotto: Sorry for the bad English: I think the purchase of the DF is a "fetish".To spend € 3000 should be sure to improve my photos ... compared to those produced with a "poor" D90 and I'm not sure that this is possible.I live in Rome and the DF is equivalent, in the field of photography, to what "was" the 'Hummer in the automotive field: an exhibition of testosterone ...
A better or more expensive camera will not make you a better photographer any more than a Hummer will make you a better driver.
But a a better camera (like a Hummer instead of Ford Focus) has a number of advantages beyond 'testosterone' and egomania.