Three fixed lens cameras: 1. Sony RX1 with EVF and with 500 ipa batteries2. Sony RX2: with EVF and fixed focus F/2 or F/2.8 f=24 mm lens3. Sony RX3: with EVF and F/4 f=28-110 mm zoom lens
In camera raw processing, fold-able touch screen and programmable dials and buttons, firmware upgrades instead of yearly camera upgrades, customize-able firmware versions, no video camera versions.
Clyde Thomas: Three lenses all defocusing on the right. I think someone licked the SLT mirror. I can't see DPReview having three lenses all with decentering issues. This is a camera issue. I'd bet that SLT mirror got touched somehow.
70-400G The entire right side of image is blurred. Center very sharp. Left sharp enough.
16-35 ZA Entire right side of image blurred crazy. Sharp center and left.
ZA 24-70 Wild field curvature on right side. Front grass on right is sharp. Center sharp. Trees at top rear peak sharp. But trees at top right blurred. They should be sharp, being centered between rear trees and forground grass. Image left side is sharp within focus plane.
Come on DPReview... you're not looking at your samples close enough. Something is wrong here. If you want us to look at them 100%... then you should too. Something is amiss with the landscapes on three different lenses.
Quite true. Something is wrong with these samples. Quite astonishing results. Maybe the result of too much phone camera use.
Its good. Apple is moving out of dpreview.
The difference between the IQ of RX1 and X-Pro 1 is remarkable. I am talking about IQ at ISO ca. 6400, based on DPR samples, where RX1 shows a much better performance.X100 is a sad compromise compared to RX1 in IQ at high ISO.Conclusion: RX1 has a relative price advantage to X-Pro 1. Conclusion: APS-C is NOT FF. I hope IQ of APS-Cs can catch up with RX1, but until then this is the high ISO king of non DSLRs.
lds2k: Colors appear to be faded in most shots., nothing that can't be fixed. quite a shallow DOF wide open
Faded? More like ... natural?
The more we talk about it, the better is for iphone.
Someone should write an essay and analysis on camera-phones in general and iphone photography artisan hype in particular.
All this started with enabling the elevation of monthly fees by boosting mms (and putting camera in the phone).
To pay attention to a phone (even iPhone) as a camera is pure phone marketing. I want to see a survey on the weight of camera capabilities in the buying decision of a phone buyer (iPhone buyer).
This article is just another brick in the great wall of Apple.
Nokia -- VertuSony - hasselblad
I am going to buy the copycat from Alibaba
Small company must play safe with new product launches. K01 was a bold choice, Pentax pays the price for that. A true FF product line is even a bolder decision to make: very high investment needed, therefore not likely very soon. K-5II and K-30 are good improvements of current lineup. The merge of Ricoh and Pentax product lines is a very tough job for the near future. Buyers should keep faith and buy more of the great prime lenses. Pentax should go ahead and divest the unnecessary point and shooters. New strategic directions are not set yet.
Those could have been the talking points of the Pentax guy.
Hasselblad introduced NEX 7. It will get an all time classic, no question.
Actually, the grip looks really really useful (handsome).
They say it is their earthly model yet with stellar price. No Po'Boy, it is not.
Branding is everything.
At last really something for night shots, available light photography, street shooting in the dark, a camera I can take portraits on subway trains, etc. Something serious, something you can rely on. I can compare it to old Canon and Yashica rangefinders, or my favourite: Olympus XA.
ogl: All announcements look like mockery - 90% of Pentaxian don't need such products.Rebadged Tamron 18-270 - with bad SDM and weak optically.High expensive 645 DFA90 for MF users and marginal DA560 for USD7000.Pentax Q with the same tiny sensor and new dark zoom + adapter.K-5II is old camera with old processor and sensor with minor tweaks.
You don't know whether to laugh or cry...
@timo:Focus peaking can be added by firmware modification. Must not be a big deal.
JesperMP: The rating system that tries to put cameras into "classes" is broken.There are many problems with having a percantage rating that can go to max 100%. Will there be an ultimate camera that will get 100% ? If that camera arrives someday, and another camera that is a little bit better comes, then what ?The tresholds that gives cameras bronze, silver and gold awards are truly idiotic. It puts far too much attention to if a camera gets gold or not.
If we accept DPRs way of rating in classes, then I think DPR made a mistake here by not acknowledging that RX100 is a landmark camera in the class of really pocketable enthusiast cameras.
A suggestion to DPR: Ditch the 0-100% rating system. If you must give ratings by a value, then adopt a reference camera that gets 100 points, and new reviewed cameras gets points higher than 100 if it they are better than the reference.It would also be good if viewers could generate their own ratings based on their personal preferences.
The weights for the individual ratings were never revealed. I do not understand. DPR guys must know the answer (even if it is not public)
The rendering technology of the PureView Nokia (oversampling) should be benchmarked to normal cameras of various classes and sensor sizes to evaluate its real value.
As we learned from the interview embedded in the review: the oversampling technology is protected as Nokia's own. Could this technology be adopted by the camera makers? ?
Would the same Nokia camera without the smartphone be a viable product option for the masses? ?
George Veltchev: Interesting statistics reveals that at the last 50 challenges here Canon won 23 first, 20 second and 21 third places. ... Nikon 13 first, 15 second and 9 third places followed by Sony with5 first, 2 second and 4 third positions. Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Leica & Fujifilm has combined 7 first, 11 second and 14 third positions ...right! So, seems to me that Canon is the brand of choice between those who can take really good pictures ...the rest ..have a break guys ...have a Kit-Kat ;)))
You may also check market share of above DSLRs. Roughly the same results you get. MS may also get you to the above conclusion, if you want so. One thing is sure: Canon should do a lot to protect that market share. And this brand creativity index: get serious...
marike6: This is how DxOMark tested the D3200 and the E-PL3, the reviewers pick for an entry level SLR type camera.
Overall Score 52Color Depth 20.9 bitsDynamic Range 10,3 EvsLow-Light ISO 499 ISO
Overall Score 81Color Depth 24.1 bitsDynamic Range 13.2 EvsLow-Light ISO 1131 ISO
So the D3200 at 24 mp is over a full stop better at high ISO ability than the E-PL3 with 3 EV better DR. So given the same aperture, you'll be able to shoot at a lower ISO on the D3200. So the D3200 doesn't have as many cheesy Art Filters and slightly slower LiveView performance, but a much sharper 920 K LCD than the E-PL3.
It's frankly shocking that DPR is pushing a slippery little grip-less camera with a 3 year old sensor (same as the E-PL1) over a new DSLR with NEX-7 type IQ, access to over 140 Nikkors (and countless third party lenses), and an optical VF and yes, LiveView, if you must.
MARIKE, the guys must be very much ashamed by now. Yes it was a very much unfounded statement, what you exaggerated too much by now. Oh yes and you are right. you may add the whole conlusion section as not at all unbiased. Nice piece of propaganda. Folks, get your own conclusion from other sites.
Considering the market offers and product characteristics, the right price for the Canon EOS-M camera with zoom lens and kit flash is exactly USD 600. It may come down from 650 bucks as a start for novelty surcharge. That is it. Check prices of competitors. Innovation and competitiveness must be reflected in the price.
There is a serious market segment for EOS-M. This camera is for those who would not buy - even under the greatest pressure, never - a Sony camera (NEX). For those who hate the Nikon 1 system. For those who ignore Samsung NX. For the P K-1 haters.
The only problem: this segment has very high expectations, though may also have even higher loyalty. As it is always the case in my view: the only real measure of success is sales figures.
This is a good run of the mill camera. Too late, I invested in NEX a year ago.
Very nice camera indeed. I beg for a cheaper version with EVF and focus peaking.