RichRMA: Canon and Nikon were idle as Sony got a respectable foothold in the DSLR and mirrorless markets. Canon and Nikon have nothing comparable to this revolutionary Samsung. Once Samsung gets its lens inventory going, it will be a force to be reckoned with. Canon and Nikon still dominate by virtue of their names, but this will not last.
You've never heard of photozone.de, but you actually think people should think your self-tests are good with no factual data to back it up?
Where are your references, son?
Talk about a bunch of crap.
Quite frankly, your tests could be total crap. Nobody knows how you test them, or if you know what you're doing. I'll look at 3rd party test websites like photozone.de rather than a guy who, from the top of his head, can tell me what's good and what's not.
ThePhilips: "Panasonic's JPEG high ISO noise reduction continues to disappoint us."
Hehe. A trait typical to female writing: "I like it" but "it disappoints us". For positive or neutral opinion - "I", but for the (esp strong) negative one - "we". :)
Considering that it is your only slip on the whole "Shooting Experience" page, I think it highlights the biggest disappointment with the little camera you had.
Yes, it's sexist because if the writer were male, nobody would have commented on the writing style being, "typical male response".
kpaddler: "Not built for extended use in cold conditions"
As usual, DP doesn't disappoint with its useless points raised.
The camera lasts in cold weather longer than the people who carry it.
@Richard Murdey: She was making an observation based on her own usage.
If she had tested the camera in hot weather, she would, very understandably, have missed that point about the cold weather. However, if she observed something that may be of interest to people, why not report it?
It's not part of the objective testing procedure, but personal experiences do matter, and add value to reviews.
mpgxsvcd: So the GM5 with the kit lens has a 35mm equivalent depth of field like an F7.0 – F11.2 full frame camera. The LX100 has the equivalent of F3.74 – F6.16 for depth of field and the LX100 has a little more focal length reach. Even the mighty Olympus 12mm F2.0 lens has deeper depth of field on the GM5 than the LX100 does.
The GM5 with the kit lens just doesn’t makes sense over the LX100.
Why would you assume that? People buy DSLRs and only use the kit lens. ;)
You think the way dumb people think.
See what I did there?
EDIT: And yeah......flag me as inappropriate. Barney may be aware of your comment, but I flagged your comment anyway.
#1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15.
All fantastic. :)
I like #1, 3, 6, and 11.
11 is my favourite.then 3 and 6.
#1 is cheezy, but still great because I'm a sucker for that sort of photo. :)
Is hiring a freelance photographer all year cheaper than keeping a full-time staff photographer? I doubt it. I always thought "freelance" means you pay more per hour, or per job, than you would have a full-time employee.
Obviously, the freelance staff member won't get work benefits and such, but.......I don't know. I'm not an accountant. I just know how it works in several other industries.
Sannaborjeson: I wish Fuji would think of FF one day.
Perhaps, but if you're talking about major work, that takes years to do.
In the interim, Sony sells, and will continue to sell, the same "old" sensors for awhile (the "old" 16 MP sensor some cameras still use, 24 and 36 MP full-frame, and their brand new (???) 12 MP full frame used in the A7S) until they move forward with new stuff.
People complain, but it's not like it's easy to improve upon something that's very good already.
What? Sony still develops high-end APS-C sensors. They just haven't for awhile.After all, Sony's camera division is completely independent of their semiconductor business, which has to thrive on its own. Sony Semiconductor has a lot of customers to appease, and one of those customers is Sony's camera division.
Perhaps developing a sensor requires time? ;) Even with regards to FF, they really haven't made significant strides since the sensor used in the Nikon D800 was released.
moji: Is this an advertisement?
For who, Fuji?
whyamihere: I like the adorable grumpiness and lack of awareness of the anti-selfie, anti-social media crowd. It's as if nobody in the history of the world ever photographed (or painted, or sketched) a self-portrait, published that picture in a public location for all to see (like an art gallery, or an online portfolio), or shared their photos with friends and family (photo albums, 35mm slide shows).
It's not narcissism. It's the same thing as before, just in a form you're all uncomfortable with because you don't know how it works.
To me, selfies are at the same level as the ho-hum "Super-duper macro close-up portrait of an old man/woman from a 3rd world country with a face filled with wrinkles, which means he/she must surely be wise".
Both are cliché. The only difference is that one is taken by "real photographers" , and may prompt other pro photographers to hand out awards and pat each other on the back for a job well done, while the other is taken by real people who actually intend on cataloguing a moment in their life so that they can look back later and say, "I was with someone special in my life, at this location, and it was awesome."
phazelag: So Panasonic makes the LX100, FZ1000, GH4, and GM5 all of which are innovative and they make one camera with one feature possibly aimed at a younger market and people act like its a photography apocalypse is happening.
I have been told the photography doomsday has been here since I was 16 years old with my Minolta X370. These days any young whipper snapper with a disposable kodak can take photos. What will the world do with "real" photographers!
OMG with a flip screen people will actually be able to take photos of themselves to remember important moments. Whats next robotic cameras that follow us around with their helicopter wings? Oh yeah we have those too.
@brownie314: Very true.
Uncle Nug: Can you explain please, why there are no "live" sample photos of people, street, children, animals... Any scene when camera demonstrates how quick it is. And here I can see only static - landscapes, etc. Is Sony so uncomfortable to make photos in of daily life?
What does Sony have to do with these sample photos?
They were taken by DPR, probably when one of the staff members took a vacation to Hawaii, no?
dpr4bb: Lots of complaints here about the fact that the X-A2 does not use an X-Trans sensor, just like X-A1 didn't. Must be a big drawback, obviously...
Be that as it may, how come the X-A1 photos from DPR's new studio comparison scene look so good, JPEG or RAW, compared to the other Fuji cameras that do use the X-Trans sensor?
I said that. Please read again "before posting nonsense".
The X-A1 is, by design, an X-M1 without an X-trans sensor, so why would someone ask for an X-A1 with an X-Trans sensor when such a camera already exists?
If someone wants an X-A2 with an X-trans sensor, then they just need to wait for an X-M2.
IKnowin: Sony treat us like idiots again. Having bought the A7s and A6000 I now find only a very few months after the brand new A6000 , the same processor and sensor but given the professional 50mb video codec !
This is like buying a new Porsche model and finding three months later a slightly difference version comes out with twice the horse power. Nothing wrong with that until you find out is cost 30% less !. You could say this is just progress but its not. The A6000 and A5100 have the same components required for the 50mb video codec so it's just a matter of firmware and marketing.
A camera claimed to be aimed at the less serious user gets the professional codec and the more serious user gets the out of date AVCHD codec.
.. And you also have to question a company that claims the A7s is great for video and gives you no option but to use a button the size of most camera's reset button to stop and start recording! Oh and just to make things worse they disable the big button in video!
Did you write a reply post to agree with yourself? That's messed up.
It doesn't use an X-Trans sensor by design. It's an X-M1 without an X-trans sensor.
That's like buying a Yaris and complaining that it's not as big as a Camry.
Manizkrishnan: I sold my X-A1 with XC 16-50 lens for $250. X-A1 was the best entry level camera i have ever used. It was far better than Olympus E-PL5 and Sony A5000 in terms of IQ and handling. But no EVF or Adding one was deal breaker for me. Bought X-E1 with XF 18-55 and kept XC 50-230 lens from the X-A1 bundle. But I still miss punchy JPEGs from X-A1 :(
He did say "no evf or adding one", which, while written poorly, implies that you can't even add an EVF to the camera if you wanted, while perhaps you can with the Sony a5000.
greypixelz: How come Fuji are not capable of creating small bodies? That thing looks chunky!
Sony is great at making small bodies and big lenses.
Fuji makes medium-sized bodies and medium-sized lenses.
This is the same reason why I never considered Sony to have a "real" size advantage, even if their bodies are smaller.