Why all the talk of Nikon and Canon comparisons? This Sony seems more like a rangefinder competitor, no? Probably shake in your boots, Leica. But the whole EVF thing still isn't fully baked so not quite yet...
jhinkey: Great, but how about a compact 50/2.8 to go along with that compact A7R? The A7(r) are very attractive cameras, but when you stick a 50/1.8 Zeiss on them the body/lens combination loses it's compactness that the A7R brings.
Sometimes you need an excellent f/1.8 lens and you have to pay the price in size and weight, but for many situations f/2.8 works just as well and with the high ISO DR of today's sensors there is not that much of a price to pay.
This is the reason I have a 50/1.8G AND a 45/2.8 AI-P for my D800 - the 50G is great for low light, but it's not very compact while the 45/2.8P is super compact and gives me very very good performance and f/2.8 DOF is fine. The 45/2.8P lives on the D800 because it makes it far more portable.
I use the 20/1.7 Pany on my GX7 (roughly equivalent to my 45/2.8P on FX) because the combo is so small and the 20/1.7 is a very very good lens.
I guess there's no money to be made in compact f/2.8 (or f/4) primes for FX these days . . .
And the 35/2.8 is quite sticky-outy. Everyone should take a page from the Pentax book if they're talking about small sized systems. It can be done. DA70/2.4.
Photographer Jonathan: A really nice camera, BUT, every new camera should have a touch screen, and it should be articulating so you can angle it for portraits not just landscape, and for actual photo shoots, it is a must to have a focus point that can be moved in one step, nice and fast, not two steps, and 8000 shutter would of been nice also, and a higher flash sync speed, and a popup flash, I could keep going if a wanted to, but this camera is really nice, now if Canon would make one the same, with there regular lens mount that takes my ff glass, that would be great, but I might have to buy this new fuji along with the 56 f1.2 lens, and the 35 f1.4,,,,,, I am sick of waiting for Canon, and Nikon slightly missed the boat with the DF, it should've been more like this fuji Xt1, ( real digital fusion ) with electronic view finder, focus peaking, video, touch flip screen, 4 years in the making so they could leave out all the new technology, doesn't make sense, go Fuji, kick Nikon and Canon's ass
This camera is (clearly) about dials on the top, not finger tapping on the LCD.
Babka08: I love the carefully crafted marketing progression of... rumour... leak... preview... then, wait for it... full review. And the entire time, DPR has the camera sitting on a desk in their head office. Savvy.
That's a lot of dials if you like dials. Kind of 1960's Beechcraft cockpit. They'll probably kick hard at the nf and em1 and maybe even the nex alpha whatever they're called now.
Of course they have a non-disclosure agreement. But in a very real way DPR is more powerful than Fuji when it comes to new digital camera public relations/marketing (and the grey cloud that surrounds both). Fuji is probably more interested in not screwing it up with DPR than the other way around.
Marty4650: They really haven't changed at all. Sure, the vegetation changes a little, but the landscape is the same.
75 years is like a nanosecond in geological time.
Now... if you want to see some changes, come back in 100,000 years and check again.
Don't think I won't.
I love the carefully crafted marketing progression of... rumour... leak... preview... then, wait for it... full review. And the entire time, DPR has the camera sitting on a desk in their head office. Savvy.
radissimo: I found it hilarious that Dpreview posting rumors and "leaks" and at the same time they already have an camera in their hand, surely they will post preview or first look review at the day of announcement! ;-D
Indeed. We the public are all but pawns, lapping it up. How ever did this photo sneak out?
justmeMN: Fuwho? :-)
(In the USA, they are a pretty obscure brand.)
What part of the USA doesn't know about Fuji?
PinPoint: Any hope to have another Fuji firmware update to improve the X-E1's video capture? video captured on current mobile phone is more smooth and usable...I'm not asking for fantastic video on X-E1, but anything equal to current mobile phone is good enough...
How can they be low cost premium price?
I'm glad Canon chose to go 35mm f/2 with IS for the same money.
DSLR = Optical Viewfinder, for me, much better.
Bjrn SWE: Cameras with viewfinders should be rated higher.
KL Matt: Will its image circle cover a full frame sensor? I'm kind of excited to find out. Not only because of this lens, but because of what it may or may not reveal about Ricoh's next move.
Not likely. It's a DA. Well maybe at the long end. But it's a 20mm, with a 55mm filter. Think about it. Every other 20mm full-framer is 72mm filter.
vapentaxuser: Even though you lose a little at wide angle and telephoto, this seems like a better option for the money than the older DA* 16-50.
Whatever. The K50, for example has high, high end features... a pentaPRISM viewfinder, weather sealing... at the same price as bargain cams from none of the brands you mention above nor those other ones you are obviously referring to.
Marty4650: Olympus Four Thirds had some really wonderful 2X zoom lenses, like the 7-14mm, 9-18mm, and 11-22mm.
A 20-40mm lens on an APSC camera results in an equivalent focal length of 30-60mm on full frame 35mm, making this the ideal normal zoom lens.
The advantage of a modest zoom range like 2X, rather then 4X or 5X, is that you can keep size and weight down, and quality way up. This little gem doesn't look any larger than a 35mm or 50mm prime lens.
Actually, compared to the DA21/3.2, this lens is faster.
This camera demonstrates that dslr's have "come of age", like when laser printers hit 600dpi and specifications didn't matter anymore.
There's really very little the manufacturers can do to "up" the ante on technology in cameras now. Thus nostalgia. And welcome relief for consumers.
It's pretty though. Makes me reminisce on my first slr, Nikon FG. Sigh. But I'm keeping my Pentax K5 (also 16mp!!!) with the gorgeous, retro, nostalgic, metal limited lenses. Hey, wait, Nikon just caught up with Pentax, er Ricoh! Good show, Nikon.
There are 1992 comments as of my comment here. I was married in 1992. Our wedding photos were shot on a Nikon FE. Therefore, Nikon made this camera especially for my wife and me. It's amazing but true.
OK, so just get a Pentax K3 (or K5 for that matter). Everything this is and more, minus full frame sensor. (Just get a KPS viewfinder magnifier for a full-frame sized view.) Backward lens compatibility. Amazing set of metal limited primes.
Perhaps DPReview might be reminded of this in their comments. Pentax rarely gets a mention with reference to the other companies and really that's forgetting some very relevant quality options.