Zigadiboom: Being a G1X owner I was looking forward to a faster lens, better AF performance and macro performance. Looks like Canon have delivered here.
But why take the swivel screen and all dials away! Why?? Also no phase detection it seems.
However cramming a F2-3.9 lens relative to such a large sensor into the size that they have does deserve a pat on the back. Well done Canon. Look out Sony RX100.
Correct me if I'm wrong but it now has 2 dials on the lens (so they just moved some of the dials around).
I was not impressed with the lack of dials until I read about the dual lens dials.
Not sure if one is MF only or if it can be used for other functions as well
davidrm: It's weird that when comparing this to the OM-D nobody mentions a major, major difference, far more significant in creative terms than all the measurebator stuff: aspect ratio. In terms of how you view the world, the difference between 4:3 and 3:2 is way more significant than the rest of the spec sheet... Well, IMHO, of course.
If only there was a way to change aspect ratio by simply removing some megapixels from one edge of the image...
goloby: I always loved the Fuji colors, in my opinion they are the best. Fuji lenses are stellar as well. But one thing will keep me from buying this camera and that is the crop sensor. I need bokeh, I love my 50mm f1.4 and I do not want it to be a mid tele, I want it to be a 50. Same with the 35 f1.4. For anybody that thinks oterwise please rent a ff camera with either a 35 or a 50 1.4 lens and you will be hooked.One question about this camera's autofocus, how low can it go? 0 eV like Sony's A7, -1eV like most Nikon dslrs or -3 eV like Canon's 6D?
You're talking about DOF not bokeh. Bokeh is the quality of OOF areas, not the amount.
wb2trf: What a dumb review. There are a few reasonable criticisms, but there is this overall tone of snarkyness that is merely a gloss on stupidity. Start here: "despite the best efforts of Sony's UX designers to bury the relevant option at the end of page three in the custom setting tab of the menu setting. 'Release w/o Lens: Enable'" Now lets think for one minute. Since every option has to go somewhere something must be at the bottom. Since there is never a need to reverse this decision, you literally set it once for the life of the camera, where should it be? At the bottom of course.Next, we have the crazy complaints in the paragraph that begins, "I can't remember the last time I used shutter priority (I'm an aperture priority kind of guy)" This paragraph is completely idiotic in its entirety. He writes as if he is disappointed that aperture priority isn't useful. Of course not! Secondly the choice of 1/60th can't be "biased in firmware" as there is no information to use. Dumb.
Usually with manual focus lenses with the camera set to "aperture priority" you set the aperture on the lens and the camera picks the correct shutter speed. I haven't read the review but if the camera could do that simple task I would consider aperture priority useful
Joachim Gerstl: the lunatic left!
You could almost say it was a Stellar move to remove the Lunar-tic running the company
konanon: We know how the sensor will perform. That goes without saying. If the camera itself performs like the e-m1 (autofocus, EVF, responsiveness, etc), this will be a winner. Ergonomically, the e-m1 is a strong contender. If Fuji can match what the e-m1 can do and add their sensor to that equation, look out!
That said, if the reports of $1800 are accurate, this may deter a large number of people. Only time will tell.
If AF is SUBSTANTIALLY improved I think it will be a home run.
AF speed (and maybe lens selection and video) is the one place where m4/3 still has a huge advantage over Fuji. I'm trying to decide between the two and if Fuji catches up in the AF game they'll probably get my money.
According to FredMiranda they also added exposure comp when using manual mode and Auto ISO which is pretty sweet.
Does "AF point switching according to camera orientation" mean that if I select an AF point on the right side of the AF layout when shooting landscape and than turn the camera to portrait than the AF point will still be on the right side (not the top or bottom as they would if the points stayed "frozen")? If so that's a pretty sweet feature too.
abluesky: I don't understand how the percentage translates to a gold (or silver) award...?
You should just put that snippet under the award so you don't have to paste it into discussions after every review
The 24-105mm should be compared to the Nikon 24-120. The Canon lens is pretty well respected. The Nikon lens seems to bring a little more controversy so that's probably where the Sigma will steal sales from
jwkphoto: This reminds me of Polaroid suing Kodak for infringement over instant film and camera twenty years ago and winning. Then in wasn't long before Polaroid went under. About the same time Honeywell sued Minolta for infringement for their autofocus system. They both went out of business. Honeywell could not make it work well and Minolta did. Minolta paid 121 million for that and ended up selling out to Sony ten years later.
It seems like the end results is they all go out of business. Is Nikon next?
Apple sued Samsung... Bye Bye Apple?
Lots of camera companies sued eachother, lots of camera companies went out of business. I'm sure Canon sued someone/ was sued back in the day. They still seem to be profitable
Omexis: I never knew monkeys could fly on a mat in a snow storm
It's not a snowstorm. It was shot with a D600 so that's just sensor oil.
ThePhilips: Why so much empty space inside?
It appears as if it could have been made into a pancake, yet...
Why are you assuming the filter is low quality and not a nano-coated B+W filter?
buda1065: Panny needs high end primes to go with the GH4 (4K camera).
4k is only 10MP, not exactly taxing sensors...
tkbslc: You guys know this is really f4.9 on Medium format, right?
But it's a f0.55 on 1/2.5"
Has DPR reviewed a camera that hasn't gotten at least a silver award in the last 2 years?
Awards lose their meaning a bit when everyone gets them...
peevee1: How do they cut 8mpix out of 14 mpix 3:2 sensor? Looks like they would be cutting the sides for it too, effectively increasing FL, right? Or some weird demosaicing would be used, where a pixel is not a pixel...
Well they cut 2mp out of the 5D ii's 21mp sensor without cropping so I'm sure they can do it with this one. I assume they just bin some pixels and skip some pixels but I don't really care about video so I've never looked into it
Spectro: somebody at nikon also works at Ricoh/pentax
Maybe somebody a Ricoh also works at Nikon?
Both manufacturers have a history with fixed lens 28/2.8 cameras. Nikon with the 28ti and Ricoh with the GR1 (and all their GR series film cameras)
Dave Luttmann: You would have had me with a 35mm FOV
Ricoh's been doing the 28mm since like 1990 so I think you're unlikely to get that... sorry
plasnu: Sample images.
Leica killer. I'll expect this will sell extremely well. All pro will buy this sooner or later.
Great work NIKON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
plus if you take anything from the x100's video performance than the x100s's 60p will be a joke...
jackpro: What a suck lens choice boohoo Sony RX1 35mm f2 is slightly better but would prefer f1.4 or faster come on!
Leica's Summicrons (f2's) are sharper at f2 than their summilux's (f1.4's) at f2. You're making an unjustified generalization here.