Doug Frost: I've been rolling on the floor laughing since I read that dpreview is going to compare the SD-1 to the M9. I've only paused long enough to type this.
I shall now resume laughing.
nothing funny. i own an m9 but its hard pressed to expect any camera to beat Sd1 in these comparison at 100% pixel peep
Yakbutter: I think a lot of the people complaining forget what photography is in the first place... it's to instantly capture a moment in the world that will never happen again. Who cares what means that it is done by. If an iPhone photo wins the Pulitzer, then will this article be considered "serious" photography?
I love that DPreview is posting stuff like this.
Photography is photography. Whether it's done with a $30,000 Hasselblad or an iPhone.
yup nobody cares, except that if the same image was captured using any compact, it would be 10x better. dont even start on 4/3rd and slrs.
basically whatever was took with iphone could be 10x better if it was any compact, 50x 4/3rd and 100x slrs. A puny sensor is a puny sensor, no amount of cheap framing nor lomo effect can hide the low res image. nothing to see here. Nokia has been making better phone cameras before iphone was designed, so what is this about?Just polishing the popularity shoes.
the sensor is 1". its bigger than pentax Q , S95, S100, LX5, DLUX4 and basically any high end compact todate.
So its going to score big on IQ, losing only to 4/3 onwards.
well a sensor of 1" might be smaller than 4/3 but bear in mind that means the Image quality is better than any enthusiast compact u have seen including S95 and lx5.
1" is bigger than 1/1.8
dont waste time on these small sensors if u looking for IQ. go 4/3rd. the sensor size difference is huge and so is the IQ.
clarence hk: pretty disappointed with the IQ especially when the Nex7 + ZA Lens price is taken into consideration.
i would shift to X1 or GXR M-mount then.
GXR-M, well that must be an excellent choice...
ijustloveshooting: dissapoointed by lack of perpixel sharpness at %100....it's blotchy far away from 5N sharpness.. too bad.
if u want 100% pixel sharpness u are looking the wrong direction, look at the sigma Dps and SD15, if u want bigger resolution and yet 100% sharp look at SD1.
Britton ,i suggest visit some of the threads in the sigma forum where they have found the best way to iron out some of the issues like SPP and also the lens that have been proven to produce good results. I heard things like the default spp sharpens too much the image which in foveon is already supersharp and needs -0.5, using silkypro etc.
view it at the original size : awesome, nothing like it.
i'wll settle if these industry leading jokers stop using 1/2.3 and use a 1/1.7 sensor size and just 500mm zoom. The 1/2.3 sensor is just hopeless, the more MP squeezed to this tiny dust, the worst it gets.
gee...terrible...sigh..i guess once ur used to bigger sensors, these 2/3 sensors never fails to dissapoint
Shrapnel: I see only one mic on the top. How many more years do I have to wait to get a slim Panny with wide angle and AVCHD video AND STEREO SOUND?! I'm getting bored of moaning about it :)
get a nokia :-) n8 or n9
flektogon: For the first time Nikon beats Canon. Pictures taken with this newest P7100 are definitely better than pictures from Canon S90/95/G11/G12. Because of the same sensor I think that the difference is due to better (finer) JPEG compression. Canon, provide us a new F/W with improved JPEG compression, otherwise, at least my next camera will be NIKON!!!
pointless is more likely. u can get exponentially better images with 4/3rd that are coming in smaller bodies, why bother with obsolete compacts.
eyedo: On the Fuji x100 I was able to get ISO 3200 that looked better than the Nikon D7000 at ISO 400.I had even good usable results at ISO 5000.
The Canon s95 looks good at ISO 800. I've not gone beyond that.
Fast 2.0 lens on it which is nice.
I'm disappointed in Nikon's compact offerings. Which it would work-would love to use all of my SB-900's in commander mode with them without using my Pockets Wizard's when I'm on a trip.I like to travel light. :-)
thats delusional. the fuji x100 sensor is not superior to D7000's which is based on sony's 16 mp much improved sensor with industry leading high iso. whatever ur smoking, keep it low
Xon_Fedaa: what the pentax q should have been . . .
pentax "quit" now Ricoh will have to live with the joke
steve131: Common sense .....
Most photographers who care to carry with them and change lens because they can do something extra to achieve the image quality they want.
If Pentax thinks ppl will change lens for fun and don't care about image quality, then they will learn a lesson.
I think most mirrorless fans will go with m43. Sony die-hard fans will go with NEX, but I suspect Sony as a company is going to a dead-end. Sad ... I used to be a big fan of Sony.
I just hope Pentax Q will not become a big joke in the history of mirrorless camera. Look at that little camera, it's lovely, if you can ignore the sensor part.
if that is ur reason, just buy the LX5 or oly xz-1, that will beat the crap out of your n8 and save u $$$ as well as more pocketable than Q.
Ernest M Aquilio: I say kudos to pentax for trying something new, looks like a fun little camera. As for the haters... it is not everyones wish to have shallow DOF and good high ISO peformance ( the needs of the few are not the needs of the many haha). I'm sure there will be a market for this...my only gripe is the price.
kudos? if you dont want DOF and higher quality images, why would u buy a lens to a system
Joseph S Wisniewski: This is a real "what the?" moment.
1/2.3 inch sensor? That's a 7.0mm diagonal.
The 7.9mm f1.9 lens is equivalent, in terms of DOF and low light photographic ability, to a 49mm f12. No shallow DOF, no nice bokeh like some of the Oly/Panasonic or NEX lenses.
It's interchangeable, purely for the sake of being interchangeable.
absolutely nailed it there! pentax is smoking pots