Papi61: Sad truth: Apple is greedy, Taylor Swift is greedy, the photographer is greedy. This society has made greed into its main value. Despite what they claim, no one gives a crap if someone else is exploited in the process, as long as there's some financial gain. The hypocrisy is virtually infinite.
Will we ever reach a money-less society, where poverty, crime and ignorance no longer exist, as envisioned in Star Trek? Nah, more likely we will self-destruct in just a few decades...
greed has nothing to do with the current amount of money one owns.
turvyT: I have been a user of Ricoh's GRD line from the GRD1,. Of the old GRD line, I still keep a GRD1 and a GRD2. The staff of DPR that wrote this article or commented on it talk about "incremental upgrade" or "insignificant upgrade". I can understand that point of view, since DPR lives on feeding the current anxiety regarding general camera makers and buyers. However, GRs have a different philosophy: they are cameras, like my GRD1 or 2, older than fifteen years but still able to reward its user with IQ and a very pleasurable shooting experience. They are practical long term photographic tools, not temporal tools based on high numbers and irrational passion that become costly paperweights in the medium term. Ricoh GR is not for people who don't appreciate that way of working.
there will be no GR line-up if they would have kept the GR 4 - 1/1.7 sensor and this kind of weak revisions is better not being released at all. No company has 15 years to spend waitiing for next customer.
zoranT: They put stabilization in anything. Why not here? With OIS and good video specs this would be a genius street allrounder. Sad. What a miss. Perhaps Nikon will come up with a more interesting update for the competitor camera.
mike, not everyone have stable hands . the GR is very light and that is bad news for shaky hands. i had much more sharper images on my leica M with 50mm than the GR 28mm, due to weight alone.
Dimit: I still believe all GR's build is on the cheepo side..
i belive ur name is missing a 'w' somewhere
sapralot: Somehow I don't want to spend money on dated technology, although I know what the GR (II) is capable of...
Are there really no alternatives to the GR with regard to outstanding image quality in a very compact body?
there are plenty. lets see, a m43 with 12mm f2, ep5, ep7, gm5. or u can always opt for leica X 113 or leica M itself with a 28mm ultron lens f2.
size does matters. period.
Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?
My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.
Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.
pixel shift is a smart workaround bayer sensor. one has a future, the other ..foveon...well, its been the same tech dragging for way too many years with no proper workflow.
image stability ricoh. the camera is so light, blurring is almost built in.
the foveon dream is over. while i could see the application in studio, its a weak camera for enthusiast doing outdoor and other shoot. carrying a tripod doesnt gel with having apsc? The flat/lifeless thing u have there, is mostl psychology, its valid only at 100% pixel peeping vs cameras of 8 years ago.
Phil O Sophical: Simpler - curved focal-surface - lenses enabled by curve on the sensor? Cheaper lenses for novelty-fun photos maybe. However with the advent of in-camera processing able to compensate for barrel, pincushion and chromatic aberation, AND the ability to make non-spherical lenses, this seems a bad move. Swallowing a spider to catch a fly. Sure our eyes are spherical but the brain enables us to see the side of a house as a rectangle. The curved sensor, only appropriate for a given lens, limits interchangeability. It looks like a strategy for cheapness. A rush to the bottom. Pezval's lens was fast but unsharp and passed into history - so should this
u have no idea what ur talking about.
AbrasiveReducer: On the one hand, its an excellent, no frills wide angle camera. On the other, perhaps Ricoh took note of the fate of the Coolpix A (which expert Steve Huff said was a great buy at $1098.) and decided not to put a lot more into the GR.
Steve offers good educational videos in his post processing. hats off to him for doing that. However his way of writing and enthusiasm of each new camera only means "buy" . while he gets to do that with free/provided gears/loan unit, u will end up buying and collecting dust.
one word. DNG. Ricoh uses DNG format (so does Leica). It works perfectly in the PS/LR workflow. Sigma uses a terrorizing X3F format which makes you wonder if Adobe is not helping them or they refused help. The latter seems more likely.
overall...still crap quality vs any camera today...gee...when is the mobile gonna catch up
My father has it, my sister has it, i have it and now you have it too. Leica lens handed down from generations.
speculatrix: Leica should do a tie-in with Apple to produce a camera with Leica hardware and Apple iOS software.
they did that, its the Leica T and its sinking. Ppl didnt buy leica because they want the computer buttons all over it like canon and nikon or iphone touch screen and virtual buttons. They buy it because they wanted a digital rangefinder and whose quality and simplicity that inspires.
It takes a thousand steps to build a reputation and one step to tear it down. Before you undergo any new project, pls repay ur Ada clients.
enuf already, lets just go buy it.
jimread: I'll stick to my Panny G2 with its tilt and swivel screen. As usual Leitz is not thinking about the user.
This is what you find, such is life, ah well, there we go
panny g2.......bwahahahahahhaha . ok sorry.
cowboybebop: The reality of Leica's Q is to only find a way to create a RX1R or Rx100 or X100T that is double to 4 times the cost. Or a Leica CL Digital that can not change lenses ! OR you can look at this fact that Leica cold have mated a manual zoom like the 16-18-21 or 21-35-50 mm that have been around and produce excellent quality. A 24MP sensor is not a big deal either.
I have been a long time M & R shooter for several years. But in reality I can fit a Leica Lens on almost any other digital camera full frame or APSC body. SO..in reality...the is again another case of "less" and not equal to any of the other full frame mirrorless cameras. Just look at the release yesterday of the Sony A7R Mk2...even with out a lens the cost is dramatically less and with the 5 axis IS.
Leica will see some sales but it is not serious contender. So now what happens when Sony releases a new RX1R Mk2 with a 36mp or 43mp sensor...Still shooting film with M & R lenses and bodies. Leica Digital NOT!
MMS u obviously never owned the RX1 nor leica M. There is nothing similar about it. One feels like a computer, the other feel like an inspirational tool.
Richard Murdey: I'm going to posit that dpreview is going to love the Leica Q for more-or-less exactly the same set of reasons dpreview loved the Fuji X100.
The Q is a Fuji X100. Bigger, better, and more expensive, but in essence it's the same camera, for the same purpose, aimed at the same kind of person.
Not me. I'm done with this faux-rangefinder, film-camera-nostalgia, slow-photography shtick. Give me modern controls, a lens mount, and an on-axis viewfinder any day of the week!
the Fuji x100 started out as leica wannabe, and now its a reference for existing. cool.