kaiser soze: This article is so badly written that I could not stand reading it. Mike Perlman really, really needs to take a good writing class or two. Here is what I mean: Under the "Key Features" bullet list, he wrote for the Transcend, "Wirelessly transfer photos and video to a smartphone, tablet, or computer". There is no corresponding statement for the Eye-Fi. Very poor. Just a little further below, he wrote, "while both cards possess the ability to ... upload to iOS and Android devices, the Eye-Fi can do the same on a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or desktop computer. The Transcend card does not have this capability, and can only connect to a laptop or computer through a clunky and time-consuming Internet browser." Huh? The Transcend can connect using a browser, but does not have the ability to connect? Does the phrase "only connect" mean connect vs. something else, or does it mean "connect only to", and if the latter, is there a missing, very important comma before the word "through"?
Mike Perlman may or may not need and good writing class - but you certainly need a lesson or two in manners and courtesy. Yours is a rude comment that didn't need to be written.
Nikonworks: Why do most of the 'Real World' samples on this web site all seem to be subjects that do not require a photo release?
Most of the 'Real World' shots we DPReview readers take are not the 'Real World' photos displayed in this article.
Please take this as constructive in nature.Providing real 'Real World' photos would be very helpful to all of us here, both management and us readers.
Lol. Lordy. I know people have high expectations but these .... cloud cocky land.
> Eye-Fi Pro X2
What is it that all companies' products now have to include X in their product name. it's driving me crazy!
Debankur Mukherjee: Cant understand what Nikon and Samsung want to do with this, if they are serious then why don't they put a phone in it............
Yes but no phone. i.e. no voice capability only data. That is strange.
Mike99999: What a strange review. The D3200 is a wonderful little camera, omitting all the useless features of today (touch screen, etc..) and focusing on what is important (AF, high resolution screen, etc..). And it is so cheap! Combined with the tiny 35mm f/1.8 it is a great compact setup and this lens will out-resolve the 24 mp sensor.
I expect the D5100 to be replaced by a D6000, gaining most of the features from the D7000, and launching with an incredibly sharp 16-85 f/4 VR lens. A 17-55 f/2.8 already exists, and it is a gem. It is also very large, but this is necessary to reach the quality Nikon demands. I believe Nikon is the only brand that builds its 17-55 f/2.8 to the same standard as its 24-70 f/2.8.
So why is the review strange. Surely its wonderfulness is reflected in the review. High score and silver award!
jmmgarza: This review is bad news for this little camera that couldn't.
It got a silver award.
Did you even read the review?
Don Karner: So now that the camera has been dead and buried for months, we get a full review. Better late than never I guess.
There will be a lot more to come I am sure! :)
Thanks though. Look forward to giving this an in depth read.
JakeB: One way to make these talkbacks more useful is to remove/bar comments from anyone who doesn't own/have extensive experience with the equipment under review.
The majority of these comments seem to come from people with no experience of actually working with the camera or they've handled one for a few minutes in the store.
What possible insight do such posters have to impart, since they're merely repeating others' opinions?
Thanks to actual owners who are sharing their experiences.
Agree. And some, if not most, obviously haven't read the review either!
Ariston: I believe everyone can agree that the biggest hurdle of this camera is AF. I hope Fuji improves on this because this is the only thing that makes the camera far from perfect. other than that, this is the best APS-C mirrorless camera I have seen so far with great overall IQ. the successor I hope would address that issue. I feel this camera would still appeal some specific users, but would ultimately sell well for $1,200.
I don't agree with that at all. I don't that this review reflects that AF is poor, just not as quick as the quickest. AF issues on this camera are completely overblown. I have both the OMD and XPRO1 and although the OMD extremely quick, the difference makes to practical difference to me while shooting.
Grant David Stovel: The image quality does rival my Canon 5d II and except for the zone focusing/manual focusing issue the camera makes a great friend when I do not want to blow away the spectators on the street. It does not replace any of my cameras...but I admit I bought it thinking it should be able to be pre-set to a distance and using f11 then go through life not caring about slower focus than some other cameras. I am confident Fuji can correct this and then it would be getting higher marks. Now I do not use the camera at all and other than doing my own tests on image quality I will wait on Fuji. I do have two Contax g2 lenses and since they would be used in manual focus mode ...this issue most like ly would disappear....a great third or fourth camera and just one of the tools I use to get the job done and enjoy photography....knowing there will never be a perfect camera, a perfect camera bag or for that matter even a perfect image....but we do keep trying don't we.
Or perfect photographer for that that matter! I can't help but feel the XPRO gets a bad rap though - I think the AF issue is so terribly overblown. I own the OM-D and the XPRO1 and although the OM-D is undeniably faster, I find it makes very little practical difference to me, especially shooting in daylight. Each to there own I guess.
Fantastic review as always. Thanks DPR. Great read. And with so many great cams being released at the moment, we really have nothing to complain about. So many great choices.
justmeMN: A $1,700 camera (body only) that can't even handle "shooting moving subjects", among other negatives.
> DPR States....
A world away from your statement
cgarrard: Every Fuji I've used has the same quirky personality which to me takes all the fun out of shooting with them no matter how good the image quality is. The Pro1, X100, X10 I've used them all and they are totally hit and miss or love and hate cameras to me and my money cringes at the thought of being handed over for them. I always have one question that lingers:
Why does Fujifilm miss the obvious?
Sergey Borachev: Brilliant!! This "zooming" feature sounds great for a tiny form factor.
Problem is Nokia is still doomed for making the suicidal mistake of not going Android and going against the tide. If you are not Apple, you better be really strong to persist with what people do not want and what has no momentum - Symbian or Windows mobile. Nokia is not strong and it seems too late now.
I would not count out Windows on mobile devices just yet. MS have deep pockets, some clever people working for them and Windows 8 announced this week looks great.
Thanks. A really outstanding feature I would like added to the OM-D is the ability to buy one. I find this the biggest impediment to use.
Eppoh66: The Nikon adapter is $169,- I found one for $75.- on e-bay! I would only use it for lenses with aperture control ring so I don't need the expensive one...
Help me out. I have some DX lens with no aperture ring. Would this adapter support these DX lenses?
JoshKline: Where is the EOS? Obviously there will not be autofocus or aperture control but it seems there shouldn't be an issue with adapting otherwise? I have an EOS adapter for my Sony NEX that has a built in aperture ring that works great.
Looks like there might be aperture ring no?
From their website:
> ...are equipped with an integrated aperture control ring and can > also be used with lenses that do not come with manual aperture > control ring anymore.
byron007: I am tired of waiting for the D400.Looks like this is just too good a camera to pass up.I love it and wanna get it NOW !!
Good luck with that. Join the long line....