Dirk Nuary: $7700 for just BW camera? You are too bad panda.... Just go for D4s that win in every aspects.
The DP Merrills actually have a pretty good B&W output, I like it.
I rather take the M Monochrom with me.
Interesting but pricy.
ageha: Nice but I rather use just DxO standalone, LR isn't very good anyway.
LG is too soft. I only use it for importing photos. DxO 9 and Silkypix Pro 6 are a lot sharper than LR and still show less noise. LR is pretty much the worst converter, at least for Nikon NEF and Panasonic's RW2 files.
At that price they won't have a chance unfortunately and they really need to bring better software to the market.
Len_Gee: What lens is Zack using in the opening shots? Looks like some kind of pancake lens?Also, his camera bag? Not a Fuji X user yet, but looking to move up,from MFT kit.
XF 27mm F2.8 I guess and some Think Tank Retrospective (Pinestone).
StevenE: The shots are barely larger than thumbnails
Yeah and at that size photos look a lot better. Some of them might fall apart at a decent resolution.
munro harrap: I can watch my lenses going in and out of focus and film it now. I am lost here. In what way is a Lytro different?
That's not the same. I think the possibilities might be easier to understand if you work in the motion picture post production. What Lytro is doing isn't new but it's great to have it in a small package. Anyway, Lytro will never be able to deliver the software you need to actually make proper use of it.
The lenses still look like designed by Panasonic...
Robo2k: Those samples are extremely disappointing. Almost all of them are horribly exposed. Then again, this is my biggest complaint with DPR previews/reviews in general. How do you manage to make every camera look so damn terrible? I mean this set barerly scratches the possibilities of this camera (or any camera for that matter)!
Your reviews might be wordefully meticulous (an honest praise!) but, man, your samples galleries (and especially this one) are the worst.
Sure but it is too much to expect decent shots from the DPR team? I mean even my grandpa shoots better snapshots!
Where is the E-M5 update?!? :P
Biowizard: Perfect Timing! Bought my E-M1 from Park Cameras in Burgess Hill just yesterday; today, I charged the battery and started playing, wondering about the 1.0 firmware in the system - and then here comes this! Serendipity, you are my love!
Totally agree. It's amazing how Fujifilm got this reputation even though they aren't the first nor the best example.
Don't be ridiculous, there have been more exceptions like that. Just look at the 7D or A900.
Nice but I rather use just DxO standalone, LR isn't very good anyway.
Devilsh: I cringe watching these photographers work without a viewfinder. It seems such a pain to work with the screen and hold the camera awkwardly out in front of you. Doesn't seem natural at all. No real information on how this thing handles in low light which is an area it might (should) excel? And of course, throw out your workflow tools like photoshop and lightroom when using its raw files. Give DP Review one and let them figure it out for us....
You should go to the gym.
Karroly: To use the new potential of this technology seamlessly, we need to create a new interactive display "device" that automatically puts into focus the area of the picture ours eyes are looking at. Maybe a software using the front camera or webcam of laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc... to detect the eye positions and angles to focus the picture accordingly ?
I don't think that's their intention.
Holger Bargen: 1) I do not need a camera like this.2) I would like to have it!!!
Every camera will be like this in a few decades. Everything a lens adds to the image can be mimicked in software as long as the sensor captures the proper data to enable it and you have the compute power to do so.
Erm, it enables you the option to set the focus after you shot it