Let's see, same lens, sensor and IIRC processor as the P7700. Is there any reason to expect image characteristics to any different from the P7700?
Antonio Rojilla: Best ergonomics and set of controls in a compact camera ever. Now if its sensor and lens were like those of the RX/QX100...
I never indicated preference of zoom range vs sensor size. 28-200 (equivalent) range is a foundational spec of the P7xxx series. If they were to drastically upsize the sensor at a cost of reducing lens range & brightness (or, drastically enlarging the whole camera), then they'd essentially be creating a new line. I'm not saying one approach is whoelsale better than the other; everything's a tradeoff. My point is simply that, going large-sensor w/ less lens range would make the camera not really a P7700 successor.
Good luck fitting a "compact" f/2.0 - 4.0 lens with 7x zoom in front of that sensor...
abortabort: No eye sensor is a bit of a downer on an otherwise very good camera. Also hope it isn't the 921K dot EVF from the Samsung NX10 and Olympus VF3 - They were just awful. 921K dots is fine, but it needs to have good solid colour reproduction and brightness that other 921K dot EVFs to date have lacked.
IMO no eye sensor is a deal breaker, not a downer.
I used a P7700 as my carry-everywhere camera for 6 months and never used that settings dial on the upper left corner (where the EVF will live now in the P7800.) IMO this is a superb change. I hope they improved the poor operational speed of the P7700.And maybe if the P7900 has an eye/proximity sensor to switch between EVF & LCD, then they'll have homerun IMO.
This review states the Oly XZ-2 has optical IS. Everywhere else I read it's sensor-based IS (same as in the XZ-1). I suspect this review is mistaken. Can dpreview confirm?
sdh: I cannot figure out a reason for this camera's existence. What does it offer over an entry-level SLT model (or generic entry-level DSLR for that matter)? Is the price floor that different? And even if it is, once you start buying lenses, like you're supposed to with any I.L.C., then body price differences diminish further.
And FWIW I'm generally a fan of Sony. In the MILC world I like the shape and feel of the NEX's over the most of the m43's bodies, outside of Pana's mini-DSLR early G models. And I still don't understand why the SLT system didnt become a game changer. (Because on-sensor phase AF will supercede it soon?)
But I just don't see the point if this new model...
peevee1:I'm not convinced. Is a lowest-spec'd SLT really that much lighter? Once you accept the bulk of a camera like the A3000 (holster-type case, space in your backpack/carry-everywhere bag/whatever) you're not going to notice a few ounces.Flopping mirror, Separate focussing/metering sensors > So what? My Canon Rebel meters and focusses as well as the Sony A33 and Pana G2 & GF3 I had for a while. The notion of SLR lens front/back focussing is soooooo overhyped.
I cannot figure out a reason for this camera's existence. What does it offer over an entry-level SLT model (or generic entry-level DSLR for that matter)? Is the price floor that different? And even if it is, once you start buying lenses, like you're supposed to with any I.L.C., then body price differences diminish further.
Am I the only one finds "street photography" generally insipid and uninspiring? This just takes it to a new level of tastelessness.
RobertPaul1956: what happens whena. Police pull him overB. someone shoots back
b) someone shoots back
If you mean with a gun, then justice will have been served.
This insipid trend of "street photography" can't fade soon enough IMO.
How about a *true* fullscreen loupe view (where the image extends fully to the screen edge, with no flyout bars on the edges or blank background space). Instant access to the UI (folders, filmstrip, etc) in Loupe mode is nice but it's crazy that LR still doesn't have a true full screen view.
Is this something one stops caring about with a huge monitor??
AndreyT: In Library mode, with single-photo preview:
When one hits a portrait photo in the film strip and then hits a landscape photo in the film strip, the preview for the latter will be displayed blurry. The only way to make 4.3 display landscape previews properly (sharply) is hit landscape photo before another landscape photo.
This bug is present in Windows version of 4.3. It sounds quite similar to the "fixed" bug mentioned above, but for some reason they say it is "Mac only". I surely hope they fixed it in Windows version as well.
+1 I see this too and very much hope it's fixed in 4.4. Interestingly, I see the bug 18MP images but not 12MP. wierd..
I sincerely hope DPR will clearly address operational performance in the P770 review. The P7000 was criticised harshly for being slow compared to its peers. The P7100 was noted to be improved, but I don't remember a clear message about whether the problem was truly resolved or if the P7100 was still slow for its class. Please answer this for the P7700!