I'm actually surprised it took companies so long to come out with this. I think smartphones with zoom lenses and compact camera sized sensors are going to be the future of P&S
This might just save the company!
Albino_BlacMan: I had a quick read but coudln't find anything in regards to whether or not it is set up to better use multi-core processors. LR3 seems to be limited to using one core (or at least does very little with the others). Now that many people have 4 and even 8 cores I think they really need to take advantage of this.
My bad than! Sorry!
scottacus: Does it finally provide decent CA correction? Guess I will have to download and see.
Have you tried the Red/Cyan and Blue/Yellow sliders?
I had a quick read but coudln't find anything in regards to whether or not it is set up to better use multi-core processors. LR3 seems to be limited to using one core (or at least does very little with the others). Now that many people have 4 and even 8 cores I think they really need to take advantage of this.
I don't see how you can get that much better than spyder 3. My Spyder 3 calibrated Monitor matches my prints exactly as far as I can tell
Calvin Chann: Never had any problems with SanDisk Extreme cards. It's all I use.
There's one guy that's been going on every forum he can find complaining about how his sandisk card didn't work. This firmware update is pretty much just for him
VeijoM: The GXR mount A12 -module would be ideal opportunity for Ricoh and Pentax to introduce the bigger Pentax mirrorless mount (not K-mount) that they are working on. Having option to use GXR and different Pentax mirrorless bodies for the same lenses sounds good and would support each other. And more importantly, Ricoh can now do it, why would they not?
Disagree. Have you ever used a pentax mx? If they could keep the mirror (or maybe lose it, who knows) and get down to that size I feel like it would be a huge success. And that has a mirror thats even bigger than anything Nikon and Canon are currently using
Sosua: Ahhhh, so this appears to be what Ricoh meant when they said they would be 'filling a gap'? Not for me, but. Good to see they have now got the 16mp chip on board - a shame it didn't make it to the M mount.
What I suspect may happen (and hope) is that the next m-mount upgrade (in about 2 or 3 years) will be FF. This is assuming that pentax goes FF under ricoh which is rumoured to happen. But who knows
Louis_Dobson: Regardless of Oly's intended market, I suspect many people here would use it differently... I use it alongside my full frame Nikon system, with the 12mm f2 and the 45mm f1.8 (24 and 90mm EFL). The body fits in my top pocket, each lens in my side pockets, and I can convert myself from a biker into a photographer in moments. I love it, frankly. It can easily be modified to give me quick control over ISO, exp comp and aperture from the jog dial, and with an eyefi card I can upload snap JPGs to FaceBook or do proper raw processing later at home. A wonderful, hilarious, fun, carry everywhere camera.
I can't see the point of any of these things with the supplied lens, a good point and shoot would be better, but add some small, fast primes and you can have a hoot.
I've not had so much fun out of a camera in years. Buy two!
And what makes you think Oly has a marketing department to start with? As an avid Oly fan I'm always on the look out for their marketing and have yet to see any evidence of a marketing department's existance
JackM: I don't get it. If I'm going to lug around a camera this big, it's going to be a real DSLR. I like to choose lenses for myself, thanks.
Fuji would be wiser to develop the X100 concept further, like with interchangeable lenses and more fast primes. They could really build a niche around that body. Only Leica can/will compete.
Lol at this http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2247/2150440053_9870562f42.jpg
goodluck shooting at 600 at anywhere other than bright sunlight. Hi ISO will be like every other small sensored camera, so as soon as they clouds come out you'll be stuck at 24mm
seahawk: Well, if they want to down that route, than maybe it is time to think of a "home and student" non commerical version for a reduced price, like MS is selling for MS Office.
This actually makes alot of sense. I like this response. One thing though... If they make a home/student version how much difference will there be between element/home/full pro?
Richard Murdey: Just back from biccamera, where I could do a hands on of the X10 and J1/V1.
The viewfinder on the X10 is awesome, leagues ahead of e.g. the G12. Despite what dpreview says, the detent on the ring is very heavy, no chance of accidentally switching off coming to the end of the zoom. Build quality, aesthetics, size and heft are all just sooo right.
However, the control interface is AAAAARgth! The most counterintuitive, headscratching mess I have yet encountered on a camera. Fuji has got to deal with this issue.
Meanwhile, the J1/V1 are badly styled and clunky, pretty much a toss up in bulk to the GF2, the GF3 and NEX feel considerably smaller. Nice interface, nicely designed lenses, but the cameras are just way too thick and bulky for what they are supposed to be.
Most companies license physical parts of their cameras. Fuji needs to license some one else's UI. If they would have done that and put a prosumer processor in the fuji x100 the used market wouldn't be flooded with them right now
onlooker: The camera may be very good, but they need to get a new marcom person to get rid of nauseating stuff like:
# Professional 11MP Sensoror:# 2x Sharper Glass Lensor:# Professional Low Light Performance
Drivel like that immediately makes me question their integrity, however unjust that may be.
Give them a break,Writing up summary of the new camera must seem really boring compared to shooting up a redbull/cocaine mixture than jumping out of plane, landing in a kayak and than going over Niagara falls (I assume that's why they made the camera and how they tested it at least)
jerrycambuk: I was torn between the Mini and the EPL3, and went for the EPL3 as a result of the direct control PASM dial. Having now shot the camera for a couple of weeks with the Panny 20mm f1.7 being permanently on the front, all I can say is I love it. It makes an excellent lightweight alternative to my D700, and is great for citybreaks or days out.
So, I'm a Pen convert, and the sensor is quite OK for me. I'm sure the Mini will sell really well to those not fussed about stuff like PASM.
Also note that the E-3/E-5 does not have a PASM dial. But it definitely has the modes. So I think this may be a part of the camera that is talked about a little too much.
Whats the dpreview technique for making the samples comparable? Are they all shot at the same distance with an equivalent focal length lens (all 50mm equivalents) or all framed the same with the company's sharpest lens? And if they are all framed the same than how do they make the comparison tool show approximately the same scene for the close ups? Is it a different number of pixels for each close-up?
Atlasman: A 100mm equivalent in the m4/3 format looks like a 50mm—the image still has the characteristics of a 50mm—I would never use it for portraits.
Lol Bokeh isn't something you can measure. Its a unique characteristic of every lens. Maybe you mean DOF?
Yeah its not the focal length that affects how the image looks, its how far you are from the subject. So this will look like any other 90mm equivilent
Joesiv: Great to know Ricoh supports older models like this. Makes for good marketing for the newer models too, giving customers confidence in giving Ricoh a go.
Maybe a typo though, the heading says GR Digital II, but the article references the III.
Dear DPR: I'll be your official proffreader if you pay me a small amount of money and let me play with all the cameras. Its a small price for making your website a hell of a lot more credible
Is this the beginning of rationality and a return to decent image quality in the compact camera megapixel race?