It's not a "pretty" camera, but it's not that ugly either.
Best lens lineup by far.
I don't get it. Are there cameras just that bad that they don't even get a mention in the EVIL/CSC race? All you hear about are m4/3, NEX, and Fuji, even here. I just bought a Fuji X-Pro 1, but if Samsung had better reviews (and I could find them at a local shop), I would have certainly taken a look at Samsung.
Jorginho: I always feel sad when I hear about this system. Look at and it looks really nice and also distinctive. Samsungs lenses are also performing (reasonably) well and some are excellent. Soon after the start I started to wonder what on earth Samsung was thinking. They started behind and kept on trailing m43s especially. Also in my views inexplicable failures like the NX200/210 that does not allow you to use an EVF.
And now these very nice looking lenses....Again, following Oly it seems with its 9-18mm lens and the 45 f1.8 seems to be similar to the Oly too (although it translates into 60 instead of 90 mm of course).
Samsung needs to wake up fast and start to get rid of gimicks or less than necessary things like iFn on the lens. WiFi in the cam etc. But get the users an NX200 with built in EVF, a cam that has no problems with buffers and enormous files, get the sensors to perform better than they do now (although base ISO looks really supern I have to say).
It seems like you're the one with a reading comprehension problem....
My ideal camera is the Fuji XPro-1 with the buttons on the back re-arranged a tiny bit, a better EVF (I don't use it, but why not?), and a larger OVF (the same size as my X100's OVF).
If you shoot JPEG, you'll definitely get excellent performance from low to high ISO.
If you shoot RAW because you know that Sony's in-camera JPEG processing sucks, then you're going to get even better images.
I'm confident that the sensor on this thing is going to be as good as the best on the market, but even if it isn't, look at the size of this thing!! You're not even comparing apples with apples.
dmartin92: For me, I am surprised how many people are still looking at how a camera does with high ISO as being the criteria to decide if a camera is good or not.
For me, this camera is small, has a 35mm lens on it, and is full frame. At f/2 there will be limited DOF, for reasonably close subjects.
Seriously. At this point, it's six of one, half dozen of the other.
Rockchan: I personally don't think there should be down ranking. Since each forum will have certain number of Fanboys, any negative comments on the brand may lead to quite a lot of down rank (even if these comments are fact, reasonable and useful to other people to make purchase decision).
I am fine to have down ranking system in a general forum. However, since individual dpreview forum is quite focus on one brand (or particular models), the down ranking system will be use by Fanboys to attack others. We cannot expect there will be enough people to support the negative comment. This is because Fanboys may work hard to defend the brand but other people is not likely to have such passion.
I'm OK with downranking because, quite frankly, there aren't THAT many fanboys in the Fuji forum that I post in, even the people whom, at first glance, seem like fanboys due to their extreme "glass is half full" attitude.
I'll accept a negative argument against my favourite camera, as long as the reasoning is OK.
Question for everyone: How do you make "Flat View" the default view? It seems to automatically load a thread in "thread view", even if I had previously changed another thread to "Flat view". I don't want to change every thread I enter to "Flat View" because it'd be quite annoying.
Also, I'd really like it if the "Subscribe to thread" checkbox wasn't automatically ticked every time you replied.
Fuji X-Pro 1 finger grip.
Nishi Drew: What XF1 color did dpreview vote on?
2, 4, 5, 14, 16
I don't think current EVFs are very good. They're not as my eyes in dark conditions, and even when the image sensitivity is boosted, it looks a bit noisy and the refresh rate is too slow.
Having said that, most DSLRs that are sold have really bad OVFs. They're very small, and they're not particularly bright. For those people, an EVF with a somewhat high magnification may be better.
Are DPReview users incapable of just enjoying this contest? DPReview needs permission to display the winning photo after the contest. They're not claiming ownership of any photo entered into the contest, nor are they going to steal your soul.
Just enter if you want to. If you're so worried, then don't enter it.
Funny, I've seen lots of shops with Casio Exilims, but that's probably because it wasn't in North America?
Their cameras used to be good for point & shoot cameras when everyone was making cameras with small sensors, but other companies have moved on, and Casio has not.
If Casio wants to do something, they better do it before they're gone.
Debankur Mukherjee: Nikon D600 is overprized......to be really affordable it should have been available at the price of D300s.......maybe Nikon wants to protect its APSC market........
How did you decide on this price?
Nikon decided on it based on reality.
The outer shell of the new lenses looks really different than the crumpled plastic of old. Those were nice, solid builds, but these do look great.
Sorry, but I haven't bought a Sigma lens since the 50 mm, and I've always had a soft spot for the company. :O
Congratulations Hasselblad, you may have created the first camera to ever be contested by PETA.
nawknai: The sad thing is that there's nothing "Hasselblad" about this product. It's a Japanese guy in Swedish clothes.
You may argue that Hassy are, like Leica, one of the few photography companies that can pull off selling a $6000 mirrorless camera, but Leica can because Leica make Leica cameras, and they exist mostly in their own Leica bubble and come up with products that they like and understand. They are auteurs. While everyone else is involved in pushing the market, pricing their products in tiers that align with their competitors, engaging in price wars, and coming up with features that out-do their competitors, Leica is just making high quality stuff that they enjoy using. People like small-scale individualism, whether it's a small business on Etsy, or an old camera company.
Hasselblad is a photography company, but this product does not clearly have Hasselblad's fingerprint deeply engrained, and so it won't be deemed worthy of its price tag.
Leica's primary digital consumer product aren't their Panny LX5 variants. I know that Leica does "rebrand" their lesser consumer cameras, and knew before I posted earlier. However, I do see those products as meaningless "stocking stuffers". They're a joke. It's like Canon selling an $80 point and shoot. They put no effort into those types of generic cameras, and if they're crap, it doesn't tarnish Canon's image as a camera company (no pun intended). They're not indicative of the type of products that Canon really produces!!
For Hassy, this really IS a real consumer product that they're betting their image on. It's $6000. This is a $6000 P.O.S., and it's the only Hasselblad product that many photographers are going to know of. Not every photographer is 40+ years old. I'm 32 years old, been shooting for over a decade, and have never seen a Hasselblad. I don't even know what they look like. Well....I do now. They look like s---.
The sad thing is that there's nothing "Hasselblad" about this product. It's a Japanese guy in Swedish clothes.
samhain: You know what's really funny?Photographers are supposed to be the 'creative types', working in a creative industry. Yet all I see are a bunch of fuddy duddy negative comments that sound like something close-minded grandparents would say.This product is extremely unique, interesting and so far outside of the box it isn't even funny. You would think people would be more supportive of this kind of thinking, even if they aren't interested in buying one.
I for one applaud Sony/Hasselblad for their weird, funky new camera. Bravo Hassony, bravo!!
Dude, their marketing department is aiming for gullible people like you.
It's just a NEX-7 in fancy clothes. Creative people want to create, and for anybody interested in photography, that means taking photos.
I'm not quite sure how you'd define a "creative person", but our interpretation of the term is, obviously, quite different.
Finally! I've been waiting for a camera to match my gold boots!!