Enormous thanks to Alain Laboile for these beautiful pictures and thanks to Dpreview staff for selecting them. This charge of childhood positive energy is something we really miss a lot.
I really love Hasselblad news. Such a relief to escape from harsh reality!
What actually Nikon meant by D(ea)f?
jerry367: seems like a firmware update
Jerry! You made my day, man! :))
Markol: I am usually very critical of this site and the direction it has taken since amazon bought it.But I can only congratulate you on this project. Sure, the staff isn't used to be on camera but they are doing really well. Good selection of cameras, good host, good stream quality, very enjoyable and interesting.
Yes, really great job! Thanks so much to folks at DPReviews!
seri_art: It's the same size as my XSi and 10% heavier. What did it do with the should-have size advantage of the 4/3 sensor and lack of a mirror?
It has smaller volume. So when diving you have more chances to be unnoticed by the fish.
A question to DPReview team:
I was comparing the lowlight and daylight charts of Olympus E-M1 and Panasonic G6 and I noticed that G6 output is much softer in daylight test than in lowlight. Unfortunately I can't attach screenshots in the comment, but you will easily notice this issue, for example at ISO 200 when comparing the resolution test circles with radial lines. Most probably there was some difference in G6 settings in daylight and lowlight tests. I just wonder what could be the cause of that? Thanks
Carlos Loff: How can the D7100 beat the Pentax K-3 ? Not even in price, lollll - Or did Nikon by any chance launched the long awaited D400 and you are calling it D7100 ??? Crazy Review
Kim, am I right saying that this is a camera review not system review? Otherwise now matter how good Non-Canikons were and how bad Canikons were, we should have praised Canikons cameras, because they have better developed systems.
Jorginho: I did notread the whole review, but I did read the part of the negative points. However: I cannot understand that this cam just gerts one point more than the Oly EP5. EP5 does not have an EVF (so no rainboweffects there..), EP5 has far worse video. EP5 has a shuttershock problem. And if EP5 menu is anything close to my EPL5 menu, it is clearly worse than even my GH2 menu. By far (can work with it though).
A remark like ËVF adds bulk to the camera...come on! That applies to any camera with any VF!
Now I get it - as long as Olympus didin't release a rangefinder styled calera, DPreview considers GX7 as a competitor for E-P5. And not to hurt the sales of Olympus, they had to give similar marks.
Raist3d: I am it sure why this camera didn't get the gold. You get a built in evf at the usd $1k bracket, ability to focus in dark (-4 ev according to panasonic) and panasonic traditionally has the IS in their main lenses. Is ibis in light of this really that crucial? Is Ibis that crucial anyway?
Then it has the quite unique silent mode which as mentioned is great for street life- or even if you are shooting in a classic music concert or theater play. I don't get it.
Lack of in camera raw converter? (For the record, I love that feature myself but how many people really use it and is it really such a key feature to get out the gold?)
I can't stop coming back to this slightly unfair conclusions in review: "...It's marred by a so-so viewfinder, lack of in-camera Raw conversion, and a disappointing in-body IS system".DPReview team was equally disappointend in GH3 viewfinder. Moreover, what is better - to have a nicely working IBIS in photography mode, which doesn't activate in video and in liveview (GX7), or not to have any IBIS at all (GH3, all Canon, all Nikon DSLRs, you continue)? So why these issues were not in GH3 conclusion?
Raist3d, Treeshade - you're right, hence disregard the bulk of my second comment. However I still wonder, what makes the viewfinders of NEX-6/7 in terms of protecting from sunlight without eyecup.
By the way, probably DP reviewer didn't know that Panasonic sells DMW-EC1 rubber eyepiece which "cuts extra light between the view finder and the eye and provides an excellent fit for both the naked eye and glasses".
It costs 15$ , adds more bulk to the camera, probably easy to lose, but anyway NEX-6/7 they both seem to have same issues and same rubber cup solution, however it was not mentioned as a negative point in their reviews.
Totally agreed. This camera is a leap forward from all previous G GF and GX models, with everything on right place and finally an EVF in small body. And the reason for not giving Gold are a bit ... well, lousy.
BayAreaWZ: It really is interesting that no other companies have come up with a similar product to challenge the RX100 and RX1. I love the concept of the RX10 (but not the price) and have an A7 on pre-order. Keep up the pressure!
Does anyone remember the Canon G1X?
88SAL: Price?!?! Ballpark? $800-$1000? $1200 - $1500? $1800? Its so important.
Price? It will be close to $2000.Otherwise Sigma will leave us absolutely nothing to whine about!And if we don't whine, we have to spend our time by what?... Shooting? No way!!!
ponyman: I don't understand the reason for this camera. I thought the idea behind smaller sensors was smaller cameras? This one is even worst than the GH2 which seemed ridiculously oversized.
If the GH2 is oversized for you, then either:1) you never really held one in your hand;2) you are probably an owner of quite extraordinarily hands. I myself have small hands, but I NEVER feel quite comfortable holding any camera smaller than my good old D80.
Chris Dodkin: Oh dear...
Canon trying to stem the tide of people moving to compact mirror-less systems, whilst not killing their EF lens cash cow.
Will most likely go the way of the M -System - i.e. epic fail
I don't think there is anything wrong with the idea and implementation of 100D. The main gripe with DLSR is the size - so here we have the smallest DSLR ever made, whithout sacrificing much more than the size (sorry for the pun). Of course this will not make the lenses smaller, but anyway Canon has a real argument: hey, we are getting smaller, why leave us? Making mirrorless even smaller than they are now is actually pointles - they are already at the limit of holdability :) But the micro4/3 format has always it's answer - if you think system, then we are always more compact thanks to lenses.Surely at some moment in consumer oriented cameras the mirror will be replaced by pure electronic viewfinders. But as of today, the autofocus system of DSLR has it's significant advantages for sports and low light.
peevee1: The mirrorless field just got a lot more compatible, with NEX and NX filling the glaring holes in their lineups. m43 is still ahead with extra f/2.8 zooms and excellent tele primes still missing from other systems, but the prices for those are insane.
In all this mirrorless crowd, Samsung seems to be the only company which does almost everything right, and right from beginning. Just 3 camera lines covering all possible needs/budgets, and very sensible lens roadmap. If only they also changed to Sony 16MP sensor!!!!!...
But I don't believe that Samsung is not popular just becuase of sensor... Look at all Olympus PEN models (apart from the ones announced today) and all the old Lumix'es with same 12MP sensor - they were and still are sold pretty well...
Indeed though, there may be something wrong with us, the customers. We ask for things missing from PENs Lumixes and NEXes, 4 years already! But Samsung nad it all right with NX10 already. Why don't we simply get this camera and supplement it with Samsung excellent lenses???
Yeah, to hide yourself in this digital world you need a digital camouflage!Why Nikon 1 users need to camouflage their camera? It's not that bad to hide. At least those who have bought it do not seem to regret it. Love this kind of news, pity that DPR post these so rarely! :)
Great idea and great example how a possibly insignificant event can evolve to a very signifiant one!