Scott Eaton: I'm comparing the studio samples of XT-1 -vs- the entry level Canon and Nikon offerings, and would like to know why everybody is raving about the image quality?
Entire swaths of color detail are missing in the XT-1, edges of detailed objects look like they are being over-processed with grain reduction techniques, and the image quality is mushy, non-distinct, and looks synthetic. While the XT-1 does a good job with noise reduction, it looks no different than Nikon / Canon sensors with luminance reduction cranked to some absurd levels in post.
DPR can rave about skin tones all they want. Pretty much all skin tones I'm looking at are identical because of the low color sensitivity of the sensor. What ever attraction this camera has is likely due to the name on the front, or some other intangible nostalgia.
Sniff sniff, I smell some astroturfing.
It's good to see Nikon and Canon boys whining after a long time. Good job fuji, keep up the good work!
Love at first sight!!!!!!!!
Love at first sight!
M DeNero: Another niche model from Sony that is too expensive to generate strong sales and will contribute to Sony's financial problems. They have too many niche products.
Lol, this is one of the sony's best selling cameras of all times.
jkoch2: RX100 II @ $500 = Gold.RX100 II @ $750 = Silver (or iron pyrite).
Fan: "You cannot put a price on quality," then keels over coughing.
Me: $750 > D3100 + 2-lenses, J1 or V1, G5, NEX6, T4i, or 2.5x LX7.
you are completely missing the point of this camera. besides, who cares if it got gold or silver. the most important mark is the mark on it's user's eyes. if it's doing what it's meant to, then every camera is a "gold" for it's user. try putting on of the cameras you listed in your pocket and you'll understand what this camera is meant for and what it's not.
Why people are obsessed with sensor sizes? If you insist saying that APS-C is always better than m4/3 then Medium Format should be above all... Lets all go buy a medium format then.... as you can see comparing a camera with just a sensor size is irrational. It's all comes down to individual buyers taste and use and the end of the day.
Spec wise it's a great camera. It fills the boxes where Olympus E-P5 left empty. It will be painful to sell my beloved RX100 for this awesome camera with awesome lens selections.
Well, no matter how much pixel peepers or perfectionists moan, it won't change the fact that this is Sony's one of the best selling cameras of all times...
It's been a year with this camera and I just can't find any difference between IQ of this and m4/3 or even some APS-C cameras.
In addition to that, wi-fi is tremendously useful. Editing your photos on the go and uploading them online via iPad helps you a lot.
What a remarkable camera and lens. Those who complain about a price, buying a full frame DSLR with a lens this good would be around the same dollars or even more.
Rally Man: Looks great, but lack of expandable memory killed it for me.
And for those that say 16/32GB is plenty, good for YOU, not for ME.
I still don't get people complaining about non-expandable memory. Unless you are listening to every song on your library everyday or watching every movie you had again everyday, it just does not make sense... You don't have to carry your entire collection with you everyday.
peevee1: Apple went "glass back", asians copied. Apple went aluminum back, asians copy that too. Pathetic. But at least they move from their usual all-plastic junk.
Hello, is anybody there? The very first iPhone had Aluminium back, geez...
daciangroza: with every new iteration of smartphone from major manufacturers my respect for what apple are doing with object design is growing. aside from the form factor, which is a given, i think nokia are the only ones that are actually original in their design. that being said, this phone looks beautiful and i hope they got the flat bevels better than on the iphone 5, where they chip and scratch very easily. the relatively low megapixel count in the camera sensor sound very good to me.
Let's get the facts straight here, this phone looks a lot like iPhone 5, no one can deny that. Aluminium unibody? lol that's where it becomes obvious. Even though I don't like most of other manufacturer's following Apple, It's good to see that they are finally integrating "Design" in their PC's, Phone's & tablets. Better late than never.
Tete: I like this, and am very interested. Yes you could do it for cheaper. You could use real film and develop it yourself as well. If thats your kick then do that. I say if you can take a good photo and this process / preset helps you accomplish your goal / end product, then sweet. All that matters is the end product, not how you got there. I don't see how someone can knock this and then use photo shop or any post production tool. A tool is a tool, use it or don't.
@plasnu, OK, you are the man, we don't know damn about art. You are 100% right. Thank you for enlightening us.
gl2k: It's so ridiculous. Smartphones provide us with 300dpi and even more while PC monitors deliver an abysmal low dpi count.
I can clearly say that none of the repliers here saw retina display in action (the one that 15" macbook have) first of all you can change the size of the icons from the OS with ease. Second of all, at retina resolution, pixels are so small that you can actually scale the resolution down perfectly to 1440x900, 1680x1050 and to the original retina resolution. This downscale does not cause blurring like regular lcd's do at all.
Where was Samsung before iPhone? If iPhone wasn't the game changer back in 2007, we were still using symbian phones lol.
liquid stereo: Can someone please point out some of the great features that the non-Apple smart phones possess or have brought to the market/user-space?
Android 4.1 is one year ahead of iOS in every single aspect? LMAO... it clearly is not.
I still don't get the hype about NFC, all of the phones I used had this feature but I used it like zero times. Never seen one use it too, it's like a QR code, sounds cool, looks cool but no one actually uses it.
EOS-M was a failure. Never seen a single person use it yet. Fuji's system is much more better in this class and let's not forget Sony NEX dominance.
Sensor size 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm)... No matter how superior the fuji's low light and noise performance, it makes me sad to see an innovative company live fuji to stick with this tiny sensor, I'd have bought it instant if it had 1" or larger sensor.
Design: best in class3D: uselessTilting LCD: awesomeNO EVF: no big deal in this segmentNO built-in flash: hmmm thats -1 on portability sideWi-Fi: very nice additionUI: doubtfulVerdict: we'll see :)
Imagination > Skill > Camera