50 MP is no snapshot territory. You have to think several times. Production job. The alternatives for (or similars of) X1D are the RX1RII and the Sigma Quattro SD H. The former lacks interchangeability and have to be rigged up. The latter has a 1/180 flash syncro speed, so not for fancy flash work. But the price of X1D is really at the pro level, and these others are much cheaper. As for the X1D lenses the 24, 35 and 70mm equivalent (30, 45 and 90mm) set is good enough as a start. A 150mm tele and a 100 mm macro could be the next (may be final) step.
If you watched the Camera Store review ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87yGmD71nyA ) you would knew that only the Pentax provided software is capable to bring out the full potential of pixel shift, and Adobe's is not.
Yukon Ranger: Let the Dpreview/Nikon/bhphoto viral marketing scam begin!
Don't be fooled.
The d7200 will give u sharper cleaner images up to 3200 ISO, with 15% more reach at less than half the price.
Every shot taken on d7200 picks up 3 mp of data the d500 can't even see.
100 bucks says 10 replies to this comment, arguing how wrong I am. But the math don't lie folks, and neither do the samples.
Ken Rockwell the unhonored reviewer by many wrote in recommendations for D500: "I would get this D500 only for sports and only if I was already inseparably bought into the Nikon system. The D7200 is better for everything else due to it's better ergonomics that allow it to be set and adjusted to different shooting conditions faster with its programmable mode dial, as well as taking two normal SD cards." But I still drool for the D500.
Very nice tool for food porn.
FastGlassLover: I'd switch if they had lenses to cover the lenses I use. Yes I checked, no they don't. Killer camera!
For now This list is valid: http://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/photo-articles/pentax-k-1-lens-compatibility-guide.html. I am sure more K- mounts will follow.
There are always Sigma lenses to use.
Now after all the fuss I believe that there is only one decent camera for the M lenses: A7RII that is.
You can put a Wifi SD card into it, and chimp your phone...
The D500 with the F1.8 Sigma zooms is a relatively cheaper and smaller alternative to the D5 with the 24-70 and 70-210 F2.8 zooms. I would definitely think about it for journalism and weddings. (plus the usual birding and wildlife shooting, but that is with a different lens set) I would still keep a D810 handy if I had one. D500 is a DSLR so I would not compare it with mirrorless APS-C cameras: that is a different market in my perception. By the way noise of D500 is on par of D810 on the pixel level, so after downsampling the latter is still better.
If you think that the most important prerequisite of good photography is a viewfinder, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foWAs3V_lkg
Lesson from Daido Moriyama:You can get great pictures without a viewfinder...
I hope this review will drive down the price of X70.
Wild Light: 18??? Why not 35 or 50??????
What about Loxia 35mm/f2?
Actually, XC-10 is marketed and sold as a video camera with stills capability. And that explains everything (for me). Actually according to videographers it is not a really good VC either. In this case A7S serves better for the purpose to "crossing the bridge".
You can learn all details here: http://www.hasselblad.com/h6d. A sort of evaluation of the camera and of the MF market perspectives is here: http://blog.mingthein.com/2016/04/07/hasselblad-h6d-announcement/#more-12869. Good to know: this is a ca. 20,000-camera market.
I have seen the silliest posts ever in this thread. This camera is the high ISO king for now. Full stop.
There is a real life review of Leica Q with detailed user experience and nice samples. Actually Ming kept the Q and sold the GR. http://blog.mingthein.com/2015/06/10/review-2015-leica-q-typ-116/
kadardr: Modern design. Very sharp, very flat images, no micro contrast at all.
Thank you all for this fascinating discussion. Actually it would be very good and urgent to have a real life comparison of this FE GM 1.4/85mm lens with the Nikon 1.4/85mm AF-S G and the 1.2/85mm EF L lenses.
Actually it is simple and easily visible: http://yannickkhong.com/blog/2016/2/8/micro-contrast-the-biggest-optical-luxury-of-the-world as a good article
Modern design. Very sharp, very flat images, no micro contrast at all.
Big corporation CEOs tend to make impulsive and unsubstantiated decisions based on profit/loss statements alone. This is one of them. Altogether ca. 15 years of experience and striving went down the drain. Hopefully the 28 mp sensors will be built into some camera.