Segaman: Interesting, i,m going to think twice about buying Nikoń´s D600, maybe just going to wait or get in the meanwhile a D7100
Still no spots on my D600 sensor after over 7,000 shots.
white shadow: I was looking anxiously for an upgrade to my GF1 but I think I may have to wait or get the E-P5.
I am not so concern about having an EVF but having one may be useful at times if it is good. In this case, the EVF is only "so-so" and worse, even suffer from "rainbow effect". Besides, the protruding eyecup gets in the way when one is trying to put it away in a pouch.
Panasonic's first attempt to include IBIS is not too good so the additional feature is a waste of time.
Although I shoot in Aperture Priority mode most of the time but I do shoot in P or Auto mode sometimes. Its tendancy to choose unnecessary smaller aperture while at these modes is disappointing.
Overall, its not too bad but would not convince me to rush in to buy one. Meanwhile, I will carry on using my faithful GF1 for Micro 4/3. The Oly EM-1 is tempting but maybe just a bit big for the format.
I may consider an E-P5 once I find out more about the "shutter shock" problem.
The IBIS in this one is actually pretty good, not a waste at all.
MrTaikitso: Lovely jubbly! Punchy, something only Nikon, Canon and Oly managed until now. (In my opinion as a former GH2 owner.) Looks like this new sensor ups the dynamic range a bit. Nice! :)
I still use a GH2 and the colors in JPG are indeed horrible but not an issue in RAW at all. Anyway, sunny light like in this shot helps a lot.
marike6: From the preview: "The choice of putting ISO and exposure compensation on the top left and adding locking buttons leaves me cold. In contrast I love the Fujifilm X-Pro1, because its traditional control dials are carefully-placed for ease of use."
They are? There are only two dials: Shutter speed and ISO. I can't imagine how they are more conveniently placed or well thought out.
The X-Pro1 has no ISO dial so you need the Q menu or Fn button for ISO. And using Auto ISO, you have the camera defaulting to 1/30 minimum which is barely passable for handholding.
As long as the DF has the current ISO setting display in the VF, you could theoretically change ISO without removing the camera from your eye. There is no difference. Besides with the great D4 high ISO ability, there will be a ton of Auto ISO shooters.
As far as locks on dials, all X100 users who have accidentally moved the EV compensation dial will tell you how important the locks for dials are.
For God's sake, it's just a camera. They can call it whatever they want.
Gesture: The more I look at this camera, the less it amazes. Love the sensor size and type, all the technology, fond memories of film era SLRs, but what is missing is that Nikon didn't try to re-think the interface for a digital SLR. Over the years, the digital SLR has come to resemble the flight deck of the space shuttle. Let's figure out how to simplify, yet gain ergonomic power, not simply patch on every conceivable interface control.
Sony isn't going to build any more NEX anyway...
Daniel Bliss: Hmm, they blew it. Dials, easy on the eyes, easy to manipulate, but wrecked by all the locking pins; Compatibility with all the manual lenses, totally welcomed, undermined by the lack of interchangeable focusing screens; a sensor that's less of a data hog than some I could mention, only it's the 16MP unit from the D4, rather than a 24MP without low-pass filter that could go toe to toe with Leica and win and still be serviced at 5.5 frames a second by the Df's CPU.
Kind of makes you wonder where the F-mount is going. This is called, having a great design idea and then laying an egg.
The consolation prizes; at least it shows they can produce an FX DSLR with a sturdy build at a DX prosumer body weight, and at least it syncs with flash at a true, even-f-stop, 1/250th.
The frustrating part; it would have been so easy for them to get this right. Why did they make such basic mistakes?
Probably enough... ;)
Hobbit13: I think in most comments below, people are raving about the excellent performance of the Leica 45mm lens. But I don't think the quite bulky 45mm Leica is a logical companion for the petite GM1. A test scene shot with the 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens would be much more interesting.
It's sure nice that the sensor in the GM1 performs well, but that is to be expected, because it's the latest iteration of the m4/3s. It's not that the sensor will be worse, because it's placed inside a tiny body. It either fits, or it doesn't. The size of the camera (on the outside) doesn't have much influence on the image quality.
The Leica isn't that sharp.
High ISO looks better than the GX7...
liquid stereo: Deck chairs on the titanic...
Oly/Pana/Fuji/Sony: Here are different/better offerings — ergo, sensor size, solution size, high ISO performance, etc. — at a lower price.
Nikon: Here's one of our cams — same features, in an angled body — for the same (high) price.
Canon: What's all this then?
Sony A7 and A7r don't even have a proper AF system to compete with this one.
Abu Mahendra: Good thing you managed to rush this review before the 80D is released. Next time take your sweet time. No rush...
I hope you're not wasting your time with a D610 review.
KonstantinosK: Only the DMC-FZ200? There is also the Fujifilm X-S1, which so far has been ignored by the DPREVIEW.
The X-S1 doesn't even have a constant aperture to begin with.
I know this was never a popular camera at it's time but I still love this one!
photo perzon: Fantastic speed. Fast Manual focus. Better IQ than X100S. Dark areas in pictures have shadow gradients as opposed to just being black, as with X-trans.
RFC1925: Fujifilm and Ricoh/Pentax really stand out from the rest with their firmware updates to older models.
Ricoh? Not on the same level...
Too little too late...
Menneisyys: Well, it MIGHT be nice in the studio... however, it just sucks when it comes to, say, foliage rendering in real life. The camera, with the current firmware, is absolutely horrible at that. Even the G2 produces better results.
Expat Nomad: Oh, so phone makers have realized that 15 years or so of P&S development could be used.... Honestly, i'm surprised it has taken this long for someone to work out that an 1/2.3" sensor would take good photos, and not make the phone too big (similar to Sony's own T series). Pity about the MP count.
How about an image quality comparison between a current Sony P&S and this phone when you do the full review?
Wow, that doesn't make any sense. You forgot you still need to squeeze a lens covering 1/2.3" into that thin body.
ptox: Does anyone know if an M-mount adapter will be possible?
EDIT: I guess it will.
Possible? Just go out and buy one, they are available for ages.
munro harrap: Well, huge apologies, NOT! Do you really mean to say that a 1" sensor is NOT 1" at all? The sensor is only 13.8mm x8.8mm. This means that it has an area merely of 12,244 sq. mm. Well in the UK and I am sure elsewhere it is against the Sale of Goods Act and the Trade Descriptions Act to state that the sensor is a 1" sensor.A 1" sensor has an area of 64,516 sq.mm, and that's more than four times the area of this tinsy nail-clipping bodie sized chip, so the image quality will be absolutely no improvement on what the 7800 Nikon can already do, and Sony are plain daft here, unfortunately. I apologize from my previous post, as I believed a 1" sensor to meet that description.Surely Sony need to produce the R2, with the same abilities and a genuine APS-C sensor, to dare to charge this kind of money. I had a DSC-828 with a similar sensor but the Zeiss lens (28-200mm) was unusably beset by blue fringing, and I returned it to the store.
Not getting your point, everybody here knows that.
stevens37y: Panasonic doesn't have the time to hesitate must come out with the FZ250.
They have all time in the world after this one.