One word: cheating
The lens quality of Tamron lenses have been going down hill in the past 2 years. I've seen many mechanical failures, as well as firmware compatibility issues. No thank you.
Girl Friend 7 suddenly gets masculine and becomes a Fuji X-T1
David V: Honestly, these were disappointing samples, IMO. I think Sony is making the most impressive bodies out there, but their lenses do little to exploit that goodness.
I have been itching to pull the trigger on an A7II to add a FF mirrorless camera to my lineup but I think I will stick with just my Fuji X-System cameras/lenses for now.
I am interested to see what Sony does to follow up to the RX1R, which is a fantastic camera.
I have to agree with David V, these samples are unimpressive. My Fuji X-E2 takes better pictures than these. Even on a 16Mpix C-Trans sensor, the resolution, micro contrast and details are all better.
It is all because of Fuji's superb lenses and excellent JPEG processing.
I did have NEX camera before and I was hoping I can hop on to FF mirroless with the A7II. The only reason for me to get A7II is because of the Contax G2 Zeiss glasses I have. These glasses do not win on resolution or sharpness compared to a modern day glass, but they do have their character and give you the atmosphere the Sony glass didn't.
If DPR goes by most "owned" camera from their database, the Fuji X-T1 would come out as #1 on the list.
Tjalpics: I don't think the colors are too flat. I never liked the typical Canon Compact colors and digital look. I prefer these. Maybe people have gotten too accustomed to the 'vivid' (=unnatural) colors of compacts of lately.
Nor do I find the highlights to be very blown out. They're allright.What do you expect from a 1" compact anyway?
It's hard to judge the skin tones from ladies wearing make up, but I think their pinkish skintones (see cleavages) look o.k.
Technical breakdown aside, I like the 'feel' of the photos. And that's where it counts for me.
The RX100 III colors are so much better, go take a look...
After looking at all the LX100, G7X samples, I hereby declared that the winner is the Sony RX100 III. No contest.
Not impressed with the samples. Even the Fuji X30 looks better in good light, i.e.: sharper edges/corners, better bokeh and better color.
Guess I've been looking at images from my X-E2 for too long. Even the kit zoom produces very crisp and detailed result. I just don't see any of that in the LX100.
The LX100 is made in China. Would the Leica be made in China as well or made in Germany? It'd have offset the price if it is made in Germany.
KonstantinosK: "That's an impressive list of specs for a camera with an MSRP of $599"... I think it's a lot for a 2/3" senor.
That's because it is now made in China
Nikon is getting caught in a catch-22 situation.
They know that if they develop a competent mirrorless line, it'd kill off their SLR business. But if they don't develop a competent mirrorless line, in 3-5 years, their SLR business will be finished.
At one time, they were really innovating, D3, D3s, D700, D300, D300s. They weren't afraid of cameras (such as D700) having high-end sensor/feature that would cannibalize their top end products. Look what happen now. All they can do is worry and not be able to act.
I'd not be surprised in 5 years' time, Fuji will come out on top with the biggest share of consumer and semi-pro cameras.
a l b e r t: The Fuji XE-1 + the upcoming 23mm f/1.4 lens should match or exceed the image quality of the RX-1 for half the money.
ff? The AA filter killed it. My XPro1 produces more details than the RX1 samples.
The Fuji XE-1 + the upcoming 23mm f/1.4 lens should match or exceed the image quality of the RX-1 for half the money.
Still no face detection AF? Fuji, com'on!
HiRez: One thing I'd like to see is a better viewfinder information display. If Nikon is unwilling or unable to implement some kind of X100-style hybrid VF, then at least improve the LED information. One thing that doesn't seem outrageously difficult is to replace the fixed LED symbols with a dynamic LED grid strip, perhaps in the area of a relatively low-res 240 x 32 array (think something like those scrolling LED grids you see at train stations). This would be plenty to provide all needed info (two rows of text and symbols), including a small, live histogram display that would make exposure a lot easier to evaluate.
Nikon have done that already. They have monochrome LCD overlay in D300/D300s/D90/D7000. Now just make that monochrome LCD in color and in full dot-matrix and viola, color heads-up display in the viewfinder!
jmmgarza: Will this camera get an 80+ review from DPReview?
The question should be: would it get more than 89, which is the score for D3s?
a l b e r t: Batt capacity went from 28W for D3s to 22W for D4...hmmm...
Batt life went from 4600 shots (CIPA) on D3s to 2600 on D4. That's a pretty big drop.
Batt capacity went from 28W for D3s to 22W for D4...hmmm...