wildkat2: Cant change white balance? Really? That is what you complain about? Beside the fact that Pentax has EXCELLENT AWB who really worries about White Balance when shooting RAW? And please don't tell me its concern for shooting jpeg. No one who buys a K3 and a FluCard is shooting anything but RAW.
You overwhelming need to say something, anything, negative about all things Pentax is really showing when you complain about not being able to remotely change the white balance.
The only way you can save the raw is a workaround. The rest of what you state is obvious. I fail to see the " overwhelming need to say something, anything, negative about all things Pentax is really showing" in the review --perhaps you should switch to de-caf?
jackspra: Sales in the states keep these companies rolling so give the price etc. in American language.
Which particular "American Language" are you referring to Jack?
LWS2013: Have Hasselblad not heard of the X-Trans sensor? the pinnacle of digital sensors have already been reached
You could buy 20 X-T1's for the price of this, Heck you could buy 40 of them if you wait 6 months.
It's apparent you need to work on yours, LWS...
Steve Balcombe: This is why we're still waiting for the 7D MkII - obviously it must be getting this sensor...
Sarcasm --poor idea on an international site...
wetracy: "A camera for all weather?" Or just a silly, ignorant headline?
If there are no weather-sealed lenses available, why would anyone ask if it's a camera for all weather? Or, can I use it without a lens?
So, in point of fact, Wetracy is correct :)
CFBMD: Ok... I'm going to be the odd ball out. I was so excited to order the Fujifilm X-T1.... It has been a while since I had been so excited about a camera. Last time I felt this way I ordered the Nikon D2x the day it was available and never looked back. As a matter of fact that and my iPhone are my only cameras. Now many years later my old Faithful D2x keeps on working but outdated so I bought the X-T1. I rushed out to the UPS dispatch since I missed the truck. Got my Fujifilm X-T1 and held it. The fist thing my 8yo daughter said was "ooh, it's so little" Not a good way to start. Feels solid, well built....but petite. Don't know how I feel about that. Also, I'm having a hard time adjusting/accepting the EVF. My biggest dilemma now... to return it or not? I just cant believe I lost seep over this...for crying out loud... I am an OBGYN and used to stressful situations every day....why is this stressing me OUT!
When it really dawns on you that the EVF shows a close analog of what the image will be, rather than some unrelated look through a window, you will begin to enjoy it.
FinDERP: There seems to have been a marked increase in price (and presumably demand) for film cameras and lenses on the second hand market over the last 1-2 years, an interesting (if entirely unempirical) correlation!
I see this as mostly the market in used lenses to be adapted to MILC cameras.
AbrasiveReducer: Kowa is a wildly underrated brand. I would expect these to be very good. The last time they made camera lenses, they were great and very reasonably priced.
I remember the original slr and 66, and think you two have rose-colored glasses on ;)
justmeMN: From a Photozone lens review:
"The Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS broke a couple of records but unfortunately not in the positive sense. Its uncorrected distortion and vignetting figures are nothing short of insane."
'no touch screen' is unfortunate, actually...
It hasn't occurred to folks that dinging Sony for the 'Bionz' moniker has been a running inside gag for awhile now? I can see them snickering at the comments...;)Having said that having to 'watch where my thumb goes' on a tiny camera with a few nice new (useful) buttons seems normal, and not unique to Sony's small offerings.
arhmatic: All this camera bags are just screaming they are camera bags.Just waiting to be stolen.Terrible style.
Just put your camera in a pouch, then throw it into any bag, so it looks like any random bag.
If it's a larger SLR, then it might eb tricky, but with mirrorless and 2-3 lenses, you can fit it into any shoulder bag. And all this "protection" worries are non-sense. You are not in a war zone
Frankly, it sounds like you are in a war-zone --if your biggest concern is theft.?
mpgxsvcd: She is so talented that she can even make the Canon camera look good with its inferior sensor. :)
And some folks can't tell the difference between sarcasm and irony :)
jonny1976: ccd is twhy a medium format is unbeleiveble even compared to any ff camera at base iso...im sure the mformata will lose this magic and resemble a d800 with just more pixel.stupid move
It's not 1976 anymore, Jonny ;)
photo_rb: Thanks for doing up this review, I have been very interested in this camera. But I wish you had done two separate reviews and included one for professionals who would never set the camera to record in JPEG mode. It is frustrating reading this review and seeing all the references to image quality issues.
Daddyo --actually you did jump on phot0-rb.You also selectively edited his comment to reflect what -you- wanted it to say.
BaldCol: Would it be possible for those who don't want/don't have/or disagree with the cc concept to not bang on about it everytime the word Adobe appears in an article. We get it ok. You don't like Adobe, you don't like the cloud computing/rental model and in anycase everything else is better.
Now leave the comments to those who actually have a point to make about the changes to the software.
Baldcol --the internet is international, and folks who don't use English natively, graciously attempt to communicate with clowns like you who are incapable of making a little effort...frankly I don't know why they bother.
gonzalu: To all the haters... it isn't always about price. There is something about real world experience that trumps what you "read" or what a pricetag says.
A comparably speced WinTel machine will be around the same price. I live with both MacBook Air (latest model 13") and a Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 2 and believe me, the MacBook is better overall.
And I am the biggest Windows fan there is... my main desktop / edit workstation is a HP Z620 with Quadro graphics, 92GB RAM, SSD RAID0 dual Xeon 6 cores etc. etc.
The MacBook Air has to be lived with to appreciate it. Nothing to do with Advertising for Apple or Apple Tax or Ecosystem Tax. Don't let your wallet dictate.
Everything is built in without having to think about it..
USB3ThunderboltDisplayPort802.11n/a/b/gSDBacklit KeyboardProperly Sized and Spaced KeysProperly Sized and Working Trackpad
My External drives are WD USB3 Passports. I use Lightroom 5, Photoshop CS6, Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.
"I'm pretty convinced touch screen laptops and desktops will disaapear again. Will take a while before MS realises their yet another mistake though."Nonsense...you should see my daughter fly on win-8 on her touchscreen laptop. It doesn't replace --it augments.
Jogger: Dont photographers mostly use Lightroom or similar.. unless you are a graphic design or in a production environment why you would use PS in a photography workflow.
"How do you want to do image manipulation with Lightroom?"Like most who use it, I don't. I use it to develop, and lightly modify the images I work hard to capture.Paint Shop Pro is more than adequate for the occasional manipulation.YMMV, of course ;*)
"I was once working out of Honolulu and my computer came up with some issues. I walked down from my hotel and dropped my laptop off at the Mac Store. Went to the beach and a few hours later picked up my now working computer. If it couldn't be repaired as quickly, I could purchase another on the spot and have it 100% loaded up with my previous computers contents and be back to work."So, it really is about the money...
munro harrap: Depends what camera you are using. I note you do not say, but the photo above shows a D2X. If a D2X is enough OK, but you cannot work at speed with D800 files even using a Macbook Pro now. I HAVE tried-cant be done, sorry.So possibly OK with 2005 technology.Thats D2X, 5D, and if you pray hard, a 1Ds Mk II.
But not a D7100, or any 24MP machine, I fear and certainly not with a D800.Yes, you can edit the files but they are big and it is very slow.
I believe that such product-pushing articles need to respect the reader enough to state not merely the equipment used, but the TIMIMGS with how much RAM and the rest.
"Try to do the same on any ultrabook with WIN8."With similar hardware, it will work fine.You still believe the old "Win for biz, Mac for graphics" spiel....it's 2014, my friend.
Flying Snail: I'd rather ducktape my phone to my DSLR then use this monstrosity.
BTW: Why is this not on connect? It's phone accessory, not a camera.
I believe you're only allowed one snark per comment?