ET2: " More unique is that each lens module has its own sensor and shutter mechanism"
How is that a copy of Nikon 1?
They could be suing over a registered design, rather than any patents or functions - In this regard it does look strikingly similar.
That said, have these even been released yet?
limlh: Nothing is mentioned about the rumored multi-pattern wb. If true, this must be the best feature of the k-3.
@ ayoh - THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. The figures quoted are given by the manufacturer based on the CIPA standard, which has nothing at all to do with DPR. DPR have no idea yet how many shots your stupid camera can take without flash enabled, so please, get over it.
maxola67: More 200 posts for K3 and only 60 ones for D610 - Nikon doesn't make interests.
Yeah wishful thinking. D610 is such a mild 'update' that nobody really cares. People will just buy it instead of D600 because a) it replaces it and b) it doesn't have the oil issue (in theory). The 'D610' has been out for a year already, there's nothing to discuss.
tkbslc: Noise is now on par with Canon APS-C (70D)
Erm, it has been for a while, the sensor in the E-P5 has been used by Olympus for 18 months or so.
Francis Sawyer: What's up with the abysmal resolution of the screen, though?
Care to point out one that is better?
So where are the articles on what the Surface Pro 2 means to photographers?
abortabort: Seriously? The 16-28mm is a great lens, but 5 TIMES the price?! Samyang's cine versions are something like $50 more, if that. I suppose this will still be cheaper than the competition though.
The differences are almost entirely mechanical, considering the largest cost in optical designs are the optics themselves the Samyang scenario 'should' be the rule. That said, the far more limited production runs will increase costs per unit substantially.
Seriously? The 16-28mm is a great lens, but 5 TIMES the price?! Samyang's cine versions are something like $50 more, if that. I suppose this will still be cheaper than the competition though.
Paul Storm: dammit sigma, now i have to spend $60 just to update my lens firmware!
@ rambarra - Oh good so you can adjust the MA at different focus distances? Yeah I thought so.
Oh and Canon not offering firmware updates is a bad thing, not a good thing. These lens don't 'need' an update, but it will improve the already excellent performance. How many Canon lenses is this the case for?
tinzi1: Sigma is the ONLY company which generous enough to offer its user a device to adjust ALL of its future lens' WITHOUT have the user paying for shipping, probable damage during transporting, lens update, and time waiting. If you got 2 lemons from Nikon and 3 lemons from Canon, U got 5 lens' to ship out; if you got 5 lemons from Sigma, it's this one usb dock...just think a bit ahead man, it doesn't requires Algebra to figure this out.
As can m43's, E-Mount, X Mount, NX mount, CX mount.
vwsjr: This just makes me trust Sigma even less. I've never had to update firmware on any Nikon lens, or any brand lens for that matter. Now Sigma comes out with this cheap piece of hardware you have to buy to update firmware, and all of the sudden multiple lenses need updating? It's just a gimmick and it simply allows them to release lenses with poorly tested firmware.
Great, one less numpty to push back delivery dates on new lenses ;) Keep buying your overpriced Nikkors and enjoy. Oh and that is because there is no facility in the mount design of your precious Nikon to update firmware - they have to be recalibrated by Nikon... Enjoy.
Modern mounts actually have this facility (as they were born in a digital age) including m43's, Fuji X, E-Mount, NX mount, Nikon 1 (there's your precious Nikon again - wonder why their 1 system has this facility?).
maxola67: And what about lens changing under water?Without that this device wouldn't be considered waterproof)))
I hope that is sarcasm?
abortabort: Also this seems like a much shorter review than usual, I didn't see much about menus etc so wanted to know if any of the buttons on the rear can be configured?
Hi Jeff, thanks for the response! Will happily take more plentiful reviews for a small-ish loss in extreme detail.
Graham Hill: No electronic level? Are you kidding Fujifilm?
I don't know how we have managed to get by
Thanks Andy, I appreciate you taking the time to clarify :) Though I can't help but feel this should (or would normally) be part of a DPR review. So I was wondering, is this a new review format for you guys?
Actually, is part of this review missing? It keeps referring to 'we'll cover this later' then never does, such as when talking about the fn button. For example what does the AF button do? Does it AF? Does it allow setting AF point or does it change AF mode? What does the macro button do? Can it be reconfigured? How is auto-ISO set up in this camera and what parameters can be configured? Can you switch the control dials around so that the the top dial is aperture and the rear shutter?
Sorry but the review just seems to skip over a lot of the 'controls' of thus camera and focuses a lot of the time saying how IQ is identical to other X cams, which is fair enough as it probably is.
Also this seems like a much shorter review than usual, I didn't see much about menus etc so wanted to know if any of the buttons on the rear can be configured?
Page 1 says "Built-in Wi-Fi with remote camera control and image transfer to mobile device or PC" but then later says remote control is not possible.
D1N0: Great Fuji needs the entry level in order to graze/educate the masses about their philosophy. I would like to see a comparison with the x-m1 soon.
Lets see, X10, second 'X' camera, no shutter dial, no aperture ring. No EVF. Fuji must have diluted the 'X' brand before it even got started! Either that or it's all in your elitist head. XF1, no aperture, no shutter, mode dial, no VF... X-S1, no shutter dial, no aperture dial... X20... X-M1...
This is just as much an X camera as the rest of them. X is Fuji's more premium branding... Nothing more.
chillgreg: This is a case of shareholder-driven management-driven-accountant-driven-marketing-driven brand dilution. Note the lack of a $500 Rolex or $15,000 BMW.
Ask Coca Cola what happens if you dilute your brand...
It won't bring them down, but apart from a (slight) better balance sheet, it won't be doing Fuji's carefully realised reposition and reputation much good either.
And yet they had an X10 and XF1 before they had an X-Pro1...