What matters is image quality. Not the size of the sensor, not the number of pixels.
IQ is about the sensor, the lens, the software and the ability of the photographer to use these together to create an image.
I understand why he says sensor size is the bees knees though, when all you have is a hammer, everything is a nail
tecnoworld: Finally nx support! After so long this great system is getting recognized.
Genuinely curious...I know that the optics must be top notch thanks to the partnership with Scheneider Kreuznach, but what makes you choose a Sammy over a Sony, Olympus or Lumix?
Cool to see the smartphone support! I hope they support the new 1020 from Nokia.
Collie Camp: I like my DXO 8 even more now...no need for CC.
But mmmhh...the box cover looks outdated with this "unbranded" "pro" camera on it ;)
Please DXO: do an update and get a cool box cover now!
If all you need is raw processing with lens correction then you can use DXO Optics rather than lightroom or camera raw. If you need any catalogue or advanced editing you'll need to go elsewhere.
Dallas Dahms: Windows = Fail
Most photographers use Mac. Unless of course they have sado-masochistic tendencies.
Maybe stupid people who tie their identity to an operating system. For others that want to get work done, we worry which OS can host the application we want to use.
alexander kooistra: crop or no crop the aperture stays 1.2 is it not? I see people multiplying aperture by crop, but thats not the case. So it's a 32mm 1.2 lens with a price that suits a 1.2 lens...
True, he did mention DOF control equiv rather than painting it with a broad brush.
Antony John: Excellent buy for terrorists.Someone can remotely tell you how to set the explosives correctly.Security issues abound with this type of device.
Sorry to be blunt but this exactly the mindset that puts in place the pointless mechanisms in use by the FAA and other agencies. What is different about wearing google glass as opposed to receiving direction over a mobile phone? Just because this is a relatively new application of existing technology does not mean it poses any threat additional to what we have today. The only threat is the one to my civil liberties by people who think like you and the fact that politicians will pander to the lowest common denominator.
Cy Cheze: Available in July? How many units? 14 perhaps? BM doesn't have exactly a Toyota Motor history of mass production.
Looks like a "concept" camera, meaning a proto-type that BM might bring to production, if they can attract the necessary capital, or arrange for a contract with a firm with a means to pull it off.
75mbps RAW or decompressed video shot with pocket camera is something of an oxymoron: you'd burn up SDXC cards fast, cause the sensor to sizzle, and have a dead battery in no time, all for the sake of huge files you can't edit without a high-grade NLE and workstation--and whose output, when viewed on YT at 5mbps on a small screen, won't draw any more "wow" than what your kid shot with his iPhone.
Still no <$2k camera that shoots 4k video. Not many UHDTVs to view it, true, but it would be video one could crop and not cause lousy IQ.
"Still no <$2k camera that shoots 4k video."A truly first world problem - oh the humanity
On SD Card sizes - 256GB available for a year - 512GB coming in the next 12 - 18 months.
Oh and BMD do not need capital injections to make this camera, they are a sizeable global operation.
Sensor "sizzle" - where did you pull that from?
Where do do i stop correcting your diarrhoea of totally baseless assertions? Go back to shooting video on your iPhone an leave commenting to people who have somewhat of a clue.
kayone: Math is wrong on the 42.5 caption, should be an 85mm f 2.4 equivalent
OK well you have no experience using a light meter to set exposure times, that is quite clear. If you had you would have learnt this lesson in practice.
Let me repeat it for you as you are clearly thick. Aperture is used for calculating the light gathering area relative to the focal length of the lens, it has nothing to do with your sensor size. If you want to learn how to properly measure DOF, there are much more things to take into consideration than just aperture http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
Aperture affects two aspects of your photograph and you are ignoring one of them. Dont say that aperture is equivalent because that only applies to DOF and not to area of exposure.
Or just keep on acting like a n00b and keep on doing what you're doing.
As i said aperture ratios are used to measure two things, exposure and DOF. You only do an equivalence equation when calculating DOF, not exposure. DOF is relative to your FL, crop and aperture so using just an f ratio to measure it is plain silly anyway.
f1.2 is 1.2 is 1.2
@mjankorre-read the comment, I am referring to the aperture calculation, no mention of FL
The fact is that kayone was not correct in his assertion. You being a sheep, jumped on the bandwagon and are now criticizing the author for something that he did actually get right.
You can apologize at any time.
The math is not wrong, you are wrong.
Aperture determines two factors, depth of field and exposure. In exposure f1.4 on a crop sensor is f1.4 as it is on a full frame. It is not at all relative to the sensor. Depth of Field is relative and and therefore you can say that the depth of field has an equivalence at play.
brunobarolo: I may be wrong, but they don't look particularly "micro" to me.
Not every lens for the system has to be "micro" as you put it. Some of us would like to attach a super high quality prime to our camera body when we need it without any consideration of how "micro" it is.
I frequently use my OMD with the Voigtlander 25mm lens which is one of the heaviest for the system, the combination feels very well balanced.
ragmanjin: Schneider glass is so wasted on any camera with an AA filter. It's like buying Bowers & Wilkins speakers for an 8-track player. At LEAST they could have made these things in X-mount, if not just stick to their medium format offerings.
Hopefully the range of camera bodies for MFT will expand beyond the current crop of Olympus and Panasonic.
I hope that we do get non AA sensors, monochrome sensors, foveon sensors and maybe something else!
With MFT being the closest thing we have to an open mount right now, I hope to see more competition and choice for photographers.
Chekr: So lets say in theory they create a Leica M to MFT adapter and I am using a Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux - are we heading into Barry Lyndon territory?
OK cool, thanks for the clarification, I must have skimmed past that.
So lets say in theory they create a Leica M to MFT adapter and I am using a Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux - are we heading into Barry Lyndon territory?
I wish that Sigma made m43 bodies, the resolution in b+w would stomp over anything from panasonic or olympus
peevee1: Why would anybody buy this?
So Queen Elizabeth and Medvedev are Leica fans, shows how rich you have to be :P
HansJN: Not sure what the point of an election like this really is. Has anybody who voted used all those camera's? Or even a small subset?
So these results either represent sales numbers (people voting for the camera they own), fanboyism (people voting for the brand they are invested in), or what people feel is probably a good camera (people voting for review scores) - but one they have never used.
Personally I've used the xpro, xe1, 5dmkIII, D800 and own an OM-D.
It's a photography website, I posit that a substantial fraction would have at least tried some of these cameras in a store or used a friends...