nathondetroit: Where's the imagination? 1" Sensor and a prime lens please!
Haha yes for wide-angle and apsc... It would be exciting to have something in-between aspc and 1/1.7 at the $500 price point.
Where's the imagination? 1" Sensor and a prime lens please!
Drunk Nikon Executives: "Let's crash DPR's servers!"
nathondetroit: The only thing that sucks about this generation of cameras is that we're paying more money for less features. There are benefits of usability, and some construction/durability benefits, but in general stripping cameras down to their basics should yield some cheaper bodies as well.
Why not replace a mode dial with a shutter speed dial on the D3200? Why not replace a high res screen with a low res one? (Think M9–If the screen isn't the primary finder, then its performance isn't a necessity). There could be a pretty "hip" plastic rendition of these cameras...
Once "simple" and "retro" break through the "premium" class of cameras, there will be a huge reaction; Throw some real dials on entry levels cameras and give purist consumers a chance to reap the benefits on technological advancement–not pay a premium to get a luxury replication of bricks of the past.
Nope, I'm sure this camera is completely full-featured. In fact, I don't even have issues with these premium products. This camera looks sweet (and capable).
But when looking at what manufacturers are doing across the board, my point is that simplification should eventually lead to cheaper products–not the other way around.
The only thing that sucks about this generation of cameras is that we're paying more money for less features. There are benefits of usability, and some construction/durability benefits, but in general stripping cameras down to their basics should yield some cheaper bodies as well.
Hmm… perhaps some Canikon adapters to utilize our legacy glass too?
I'd love to see this concept applied to a prime lens. Think how compact the RX1 is with its 35mm/Full Frame combo, and just shrink that down to a 1" sensor with nice glass.
Regardless, Sony are once again experimenting and innovating while others continue to produce cycles of blah.
This list of glass is gaining momentum! Good for them. Unless Canon does some serious work on the EOS M, I'll probably be picking up an NEX is the next few years. Mirrorless makes a lot of sense, and APSC is where its at!
How about adding a huge grip that houses a BIGGER BATTERY. If its gunna be large and ugly, at least do some work underneath the hideous facade...
Mike99999: I like how the Fuji X system is expanding. From my personal experience I prefer the new Olympus lenses to the Fuji lenses though. The Olympus primes (12mm, 45mm, 75mm) seem several times sharper and produce stunning images.
Another problem with Fuji is the size of the lenses. The pancakes are there, which is a good thing, but it seems that compact tele lenses are completely out of the question. So if you are traveling with a kit, your bag won't be much smaller than with Nikkor glass. If lenses are as big as Nikon DX/FX lenses, why not just go with a Nikon?
The Fuji 35mm f/1.4 performs *very* similar to the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, and the Fuji 18-55 f/2.8-4 performs eerily similar to the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8-4.5, which is respectable, but just not nearly as good as similar Olympus or Nikon glass.
Which leads me to my final point, that Fuji is producing cameras that on paper are a dream come true, but in real-life use turn out to be nothing more than a stylized EOS Rebel minus the L glass.
Fuji gives you a lot more lens-per-dollar than the other companies. $600 plus your body gets you into L glass territory…
I think everyone will be happy when that X-Pro 2 arrives!
Beautiful design, hopefully we can see 1" sensors in the next generation of this form factor though.
Build quality, focus speed, macro, compact size… not to mention a more versatile focal length. A much better buy than the 50 1.8.
"Street Portraiture" on a Rebel body has never been easier.
Any chance of an EVF around back? Not sure how deep that pop up flash is...
nathondetroit: Even another crop sensor M would be a great addition to the lineup. Something like an updated M8 that could compete with Fuji Prices!
Half of an M-E and double that of an X-E1… Would a $2500-3000 cropped M be all that bad?
Even another crop sensor M would be a great addition to the lineup. Something like an updated M8 that could compete with Fuji Prices!
There should be a "share flash" tab under settings, and in busy places your phone will automatically utilize any nearby flashes.
nathondetroit: Olympus had one shot, and that was a 17mm 1.8 kit @ $999.
$1450 can get you a better sensor and viewfinder in the X100s, or get you started with a body+fast prime in any number of DLSR lineups… It just doesn't make sense to pay such a premium for less image quality.
This is an incredible camera and kit lens. Just making a simple statement on value. No intentions on offending anyone:)
Olympus had one shot, and that was a 17mm 1.8 kit @ $999.
nathondetroit: Brilliant job with the noise reduction samples! It definitely gave a great impression of what JPEG shooters will need to tweak as they use this camera. I was worried, but the -2 NR shots were quite crispy in relation to the apocalypse-level fear spreading around the forums.
RAW is superior, very true!
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