Fotograafje: Any manufacturer launching a premium / high-end compact without evf (these days) is missing the spot. Of course lacking an evf is doen't mean it's a bad camera. But a viewfinder makes you compose better images and makes you part of the picture before you press the shutter.What would an evf cost extra?
Anyone still obsessing about EVFs is missing the point... Do dinosaurs still walk the earth?
captura: What's been changed?
- Wireless connectivity.- Raw file burst depth.- White Balance: one more mode.- Exposure compensation during movie capture.- The Ricoh GR II now offers a maximum shutter speed of 1/2,500 second at f/2.8, up from the 1/2,000 second top shutter speed when wide-open- In-camera raw processing.- Better image review for raw files.- Playback startup: a half-press of the shutter button while powered on in Playback mode will bring the camera to life. - Control layout: the button on the left of the body it now serves double-duty as the Wi-Fi button. A long push on the button drives Wi-Fi mode, while a quick tap controls effects modes.- Pixel mapping: . You can now map dead pixels in-camera, and they'll no longer show up in subsequent shots, with their contents simply being interpolated from surrounding pixels.- Improved battery life: 320 shots on a charge, up from 290 shots from its predecessor.
Why they even have video mode in this camera is beyond me. It sucks!
Sigma wisely removed video from their compacts. Wish Ricoh had done the same and improved the sensor in stead.
jim bennett: "For Android users the camera also includes NFC, which can be used to set up the Wi-Fi connection more quickly." The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also have NFC, does the GR II work with those phones also?
@Butler That is how it is to live in a dictatorship.
monkeybrain: I had no idea such large planes were used for dumping retardant. Makes sense of course and impressive flying.
If the planes are too big the turnaround gets long, so it doesn't always makes sense in firefighting. But as they are dumping chemicals and not water I guess it is the best solution. We saw two firefighting planes "landing" on the sea not far from the beach and taking off with water to fight a local fire. Impressive sight.
That cannot have been healthy to get sprayed with.
PrintLabGuy: I want a pocketable camera with full frame sensor, 35mm equivalent lens, EVF/OVF, and NO LCD or AA filter. No LCD would save on weight/size and increase battery time. Actually, the Sony RX1r fits this description, so if they could stuff that all into a GR body and keep the awesome menu system, I'd be happy.
Nice to have deep & big pockets (both meanings apply)
That video in the video caught me by surprise.
When is X100U due? ;-)
junk1: Too bad companies such as Sigma do not open production in USA (more people would buy made in USA lenses, and Sigma would not have the exchange rate issues). Kodak has a mile of empty buildings in Rochester, NY (and has the workforce - experienced and new college grads).
You mean more Americans would buy? I'd prefer products from Japan
"mixture of on and off-record disclosures"
Does this mean that all is on-record for dpreview?
This for video? For stills, ok, for video?
Only thing I can think of would be to get rid of Bayer blur. Recoding 120Mpx and downsample to ~30Mpx to try to get each pixel a "true colour" pixel.
Fallacy 1: Full frame is the optimal end-point to aspire to
True: Medium Format, Large Format...
Marty4650: I just don't get it, as many others have rightfully pointed out.
Since this is a single focal point fixed lens camera, why wouldn't an optical viewfinder that slid into the hot shoe make more sense? Like the ones Leica and Voigtlander make for rangefinder cameras, or the one Olympus made for their 17mm f/2.8 lens?
Of course it would... but that would be simpler, cheaper, and much less grotesque. Which would defeat the whole "Quattro Concept." And it wouldn't get enough laughs.
The camera does have a hot shoe, so why not provide a slide on EVF like so many other manufacturers have? That would also be simpler, cheaper and much less grotesque, and it would provide an eye level EVF that would provide the added benefit of tilting upwards.
There is already an OVF
phazelag: All these criticisms from people who havent used a sigma DP or held this one in their hand used it. I know several people I trust that say after an hour they love the camera ergonomics. Usually a radical design like this has some smart thinking behind it, but very few are open to even trying to understand it.
tmawest: For many years prior to the Quattro the DP designs were as boring and anonymous as anything out there. They were criticized for being bland and unoriginal. And now they are criticized for being too original.
Yet they have always been lauded for having exceptional image quality. The more things change...
Most people here don't care about image quality. They are driven by GAS :-)
RStyga: As much as I like Sigma, they need to drop this Quattro-design fiasco A-S-A-P before they surpass the SD1 original release-price fiasco. WHAT ON EARTH did the designers think when creating the Quattro??? IT IS ugly, IT IS grossly not ergonomic, IT IS not compact in any conceivable way!!! There is nothing positive to this design at all. Sigma wake up...
Have you used one? I have for the last 2 months, and it is has very nice ergonomics. Much better than any other camera I have used.
You may not like it, but...
Kim Letkeman: I'm a little disappointed. While the images are very nice, they are not nicer than images shot with any other recent m4/3 model. I don't see any action shots, so they don't illustrate the AF performance. I don't see anything at truly high ISO, which is really peculiar since there are always really high ISO shots to illustrate both sensor and jpeg engine performance. In the end, this is a NOOP for me.
GH4 is a video camera. Period. :-)
It's a excellent video camera, not much for photo. I have the GH3, but only for video. :-) I'll consider upgrading to GH5/6
lem12: This x100s is probably one of the nicest looking rangefinder camera out there.
after Leica though...
BarnET: "Large 18.4-megapixel CMOS sensor"
Large compared to what?!.Lmao!!!!!
Large compared to a pin head ;-) I also find it curious when they write: Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Where is the Rangefinder?