ConanFuji: I've been asking this for a long time. 1/How does it differ from the a 3 yr Nex 5????2/Does it have better IQ?3/How long is Fuji going to be stuck in 16MP. It's been more than 5 years.
1) X-Trans sensor. Handling, controls, and user interface. Digital split image manual focus. Weather sealing. Fuji JPG processing so good that many people find Raw superfluous. Company commitment to one lens mount and high quality.
2) and 3) answered by others.
historianx: Another Gameboy console posing as a camera. Pass.
I'd take the Amiga in that company.
greypixelz: I don't get why so many are voting for the X100s. It is essentially just an incremental improvement from the X100. At the same time, why the Sigma 18-35mm, a truly innovative and ground-breaking lens, is getting so few votes beats me. That lens is truly singular. If something similar was to be release by Canikon, the fanboys would have wrote hefty eulogies about it. Gotta commend Sigma for taking it to next level!p.s. I personally voted for the K-3 as it is a truly photographic tool in every which way you look at it.
Do you really think the combination of PDAF, hybrid viewfinder, and the unquestionably new digital split image manual focusing are incremental improvements? If so, okay, but I don't, and I'd guess lots of others don't, either.
The DPR article is laughably misleading, omitting important qualifiers and caveats. The actual claims are that "learning mentally challenging skills, such as digital photography, helps improve memory in older people. Engaging in less demanding activities, such as socializing or playing simple games, does not."
In other words, sufficiently challenging games may be better than digital photography.
rsf3127: I don't get all the hype about these fuji cameras. The image samples look dull, mushy, without contrast and unsharp when compared to NEX and the 100D either in RAW or JPEG. The ergonomy is ok and the build quality is nice, but this does not compensate for the IQ problem.
Quite a few stories are suggesting that the most widespread tools (Adobe, etc.) don't process the RAW files nearly as well as they could. From what I read, Iridient seems to do the best job by far. If dpr is using Adobe, that could be a problem.
Sonyshine: Since when did two turkeys make an apple?
I feel sorry for Nokia - OK they sitting in a mess of their own making but most of us have fond memoies of our first Nokia smartphone - unlike Microsoft where our early memories are of slow computers constantly crashing and the Blue Screen of Death.
I fear this will end in tears for all concerned.
If only. I suspect Microsoft will somehow manage to churn on, despite hiring Elop as a senior VP.
Imagine that a former Sony executive took the helm at Fuji, and announced that, henceforth, Fuji would scrap the things that make Fuji's R&D stand out (EXR, X-Trans, organic processor, Fujinon lenses, etc.) and simply release variations of technology developed by Sony.
That's what Elop did to Nokia, and it's no wonder Microsoft rewards him with a VP position: in 2 1/2 years he brought the share price down to a point where Microsoft could buy its own phone hardware division, rather than build one itself -- taking out competition in the process.
Very nice article. Thanks!
howardroark: I think the pictures captured by The Onion of the royal offspring are quite well lit.
Now, that's just plain creepy.
really great capture of a catbird! i know from experience that they're hard to get, but i love their song