Dheorl: He did a pro photographer cheap camera challenge recently as well. Camera wasn't as terrible as some of the previous ones but he did get some very cool shots.
Happy is entitled to voice an opinion. It is okay to have an opinion without participating in the cheap camera challenge. Good grief.
Steve Bingham: Clever, but . . . why?
Potholes never bothered the Kennedys but bridges are another thing.
fakuryu: I guess many hated the idea and the concept because they got beaten to it.
@whawha, Loved your first "..multitudes.." post. Really funny and it made me laugh which is more than I can say about the photos. Great post! Thank you.
I like the shot (#9) of the guy with the palm tree haircut and the pole up his ass. Great camera work.
Gazeomon: 'Little need to use Raw most of the time'. ?? What do You know about my needs? Or are You talking to Yourself?
Hi. I took it to mean that jpegs look really good straight from the camera without needing a lot of tweaking to appear that way.
Dimit: I've played with it for an hour or something..it's a fine camera with 2014 standards BUT someone has to say this (since DPR suprisingly doesn't admit):BUILD QUALITY IS AND FEELS CHEAP!...sorry guys,better wait for a couple of years to get a descent car build-wise than a chevy right now!!!
The XE1 feels solid enough and I find the X100s to be heavy and substantial for it's size. I wouldn't call either "plasticky" feeling. Either way football helmets are not metal and take a good beating. I look forward to seeing an XE2.
Don't worry! The 1/1.7 sensor will save the digital camera market.
DPR forums may be the opposite of the general public with plenty on here buying multiple cameras. The problem is that while they may buy 5 cameras a year they end up returning 4 of them.
Great shot. I am reminded of Wyoming here in the US.
zzzorki: Pig dirt finds!
You mean you don't think it's wonderful! Nothing better than swimming at a cement beach by day and rocking out to some karaoke at night. That would make the 37 hour train ride worthwhile.
Sochi can not be as bad as it appears here. The photos are nothing special but I suspect that was done by design. I would guess there is an agenda here. I have seen hell holes in many parts of the world.
sean lee: come on canon....Is this all you can do?For this size, at least view finder should included.It is same size as Fuji x100 or XE2 with lens........I know for zoom lens like that, it is still smaller than other lens.... but.....
@Howard, Hi, I really didn't think sean's post was a big deal. The forum is for discussion and your post comes off as a little over the top. By the way, this is posted in a friendly way. To me everyone's take on the camera is welcome both pro and con.
orion1983: As I read it differently on some sites today: does the Mark II also have a 3 stop ND filter???
Built in lens cover? Not on the G1X first edition. I actually prefer a cap I can take off and put on. Auto covers are the first thing to go.
Aeros: I have never been able to understand jealousy. Jealousy is the main reason I stopped exhibiting my paintings in galleried shows. Instead I sell my paintings and giclee prints directly to my clients without galleries or agents. I sell a lot less in quantity as a result, but the actual sale direct is far more satisfying for me.
The best endorsement of my work is for a collector to put cash in my hand and tell me how happy they are to own a work by me. I leave all the pettiness behind, all the squabbling and mean mouthing. I just paint and shoot for me! If someone likes my work and buys it, that’s all I need to know, all the rest is just noise.
Elena Shumilova’s work IMHO is at a genius level and it inspires me to do better at my own photography. The fact that I have been at this photography thing for more than forty five years, and Elena about two, is of no consequence to me, the fact is, I can learn from her as I can from anyone who produces such fine work.
Aeros. First you babble about jealousy and now you back away from it. Read the posts following yours and learn something about yourself.
Jay A: Not sure I understand the arguments in this thread about these photos. Fact is, some will like them, some will not. What's that got to do with hate?Personally, I think they are very skillful, professional looking images, but at the same time they are probably the corniest, and most contrived collection of images I have ever seen. I hate nothing nor no one here, I am just giving an honest opinion based on over 50 years of doing, studying and teaching photography as an art form.Take my comments as you will...accept them or reject them. But take them at face value, as they are honest feelings that I have about these images.
Thank you Jay. Great post. The word hate is almost abused in society. Posting "I don't care for her style" is not hating! People have become overly sensitive. It is okay to not like something. I told a fellow music lover that I think Caravan by Duke Ellington is a better song than Hey Jude by The Beatles. Five minutes later he was back to "so why do you hate The Beatles?". Good grief. I am older and have seen plenty of real hate in my lifetime. Not having the same reaction to these photos (or any others posted on the DPR forum) as everyone else out here is not hate. What gives anyone the right to paint another forum member in the corner with snarky posts like "anyone who doesn't like these photos is either jealous or stupid"? Long ago I learned to respect the opinions of others. It is perfectly fine and natural to disagree about art, politics and religion. There is room for all sides.
eivissa1: I am sure that the expected Panasonic LX8 or 9 will be far better!
@eivis...Even the Canon G16 might be "far better" but look at the size difference. The G15 and 16 both have a very fast lens throughout the zoom. Still, there are times when only a true pocket camera will do.
JackM: Any compact with less than a 1" sensor is DOA unless it is just a cheap mass-market toy.
Maybe it was a quality control type thing but we still use our RX100 and it is a great camera. No issues as noted above. The image quality is amazing for such a small camera. Ergonomics are a matter of taste. Having owned the S90 and S95 I can say that the Sony is much better BUT it simply isn't in everyone's budget (or camera taste). The Canon S series has been a steady performer although I believe there were some issues/problems with the S100...was it the lens? The Canons take really good photos. I look forward to test comparisons to see how Nikon compares with Canon.
Size! I get it. I have owned the S90 and 95. Great and fun to use cameras. There are times when only a very small camera will do. The G15 is larger (obviously the G16 same thing) but has a much faster lens which comes in handy.
We now use and RX100 and love it but that series is expensive and not in everybody's budget. This Nikon looks like it will be a good camera and would love to see some serious image quality comparisons with the Canon S series.
I thought this was another "I dropped my camera six feet to a cement sidewalk and it still works...thank you Sony!" thread.
At least I now know what to do if I find sensor dust on my camera.
DH2000: While I am admiring Sony’s engineering marvels. It occurs to me that DPReview staff may have a different take. Following summary may appear in the upcoming A7r review:
“Despite being a high-end, full-frame camera (and one which uses the same sensor as the Nikon D600/D610 and Canon’s 6D), the company's latest casing, dubbed Bionz C for reasons that presumably made sense to someone, uses only two different screw sizes. A typical Nikon or Canon camera has four to seven different screw sizes by this point. We are a little bit surprised by Sony’s strategy here, as a7r suffers from many of the same issues as Sony's compact cameras. These issues include a far too compact layout, to the point that one particular screw is neither visible nor easily reachable. While this may not be a problem for some photographers, the aforementioned issues will become more noticeable if you 'push' the boundary of the case. “
Either way if your camera looks like this you're screwed.