dszc: Ok, now I know what class of camera I want, but where is the info to help me choose which one?
Horrible. Not at all a typical dpReview quality article. :(
When are going to look more at printers and printing.
Don't mind the GearShop at all. But why is camera after camera GearShop recommended, available for order before it is even in user's hands. The idea was these were cameras that DPReview know to be good cameras and thus recommended.
Should be a parabolic curve.
raimaster: at least 10 highlights: 1. 24 MP2. 8,3 fps - 23 raw buffer (first firmware)3. 25 crosstype sensor - 3 luminance flux4. On/Off AA Filter5. Robust WR - metal + magnesium alloy body6. AF -3EV7. 86K pixel metering 8. 200.000 shutter circle9. USB 3.010. Body IS.....also dual slot card, 14 bit raw video, focus peaking etc ...
I am impressed, also. Next, Pentax needs to develop the AF on sensor so LiveView is more valuable.
Welcome, welcome upgrade and features to K-5 and a great competitor to Nikon D7100. But what is it with companies and naming. The next camera will be the K-1 and, then, there is no where to go. Others have boxed themselves in with naming everything the X Z and/or 1.
Good thoughts, also 25 centers for the phone booth ... oh, scratch that.
Small LED flashlight?
I thought it was less costly to produce a camera without optical viewfinder and mirror box???
Utterly amazing. You can get many a 4/3rds camera from Olympus or Panasonic, even a DSLR, for less than the Nikon 7800 or Canon G16. Instead, why doesn't Canon advance the G1X and let Nikon come up with something similar.
I hope PhotoNinja also takes a stab at Foveon sensor. You get great highlight recovery and noise handling for starters; also, PN handles the black point much better than other RAW converters I've tried.
Great idea. Have a place to discuss sensors, advances in focusing technology, lens design, etc.
AlexBakerPhotoz: These cameras are really nice but there are getting to be so many new small pocketable cameras with significantly larger sensors that I can't picture a serious enthusiast buying one in this category anymore. I'm in the market for a new small camera to have with me all the time instead of my bulky DSLRs, but am tilting to the 1" or APS-C sensor small cameras now available for not too much more $$.
I question whether this camera merits review with so many other exciting products being introduced. Regardless, it is disappointing that cameras of this size and cost haven't migrated to at least the sensor size of the Nikon 1, RX100 cameras. Develop the GIX. This model was ready for retirement.
How much, really, is one LCD over another? $5? $10?
MPA1: Never been a big fan of Sigma lenses, or any of the third party makers to be honest.My Nikkors have always seemed better built and drawn nicer images.
Some of our OEM lenses are made by the third party manufacturers and the OEMs have sold third party designs as "their own." I wouldn't thrown Tokina, Tamron and Sigma under the bus.
What about the cameras?
Neat stuff. Looks high-tech and old school. We all remember grinding a telescope mirror as kids. Fantastic article by Dave and kudos to DPReview for linking it.
7-bladed diaphragm. Not to minimize, but, clearly, with modern design, prototype and manufacturing systems, it seems easier to move new models out the door. And that's not to say that the quality and technical accomplishments isn't quite high.
white shadow: I am looking for an excellent APS-C size mirrorless camera which can out perform a micro 4/3 camera in overall usage. The numerous succession of NEX has not been successful due to its poor lens collection and its "unfriendly" photographer user interface / Menu system. The Fuji X series could offer some hopes. However, it too falls short of expectation in many areas, many of which were pointed out in the reviews.
I like the size of the X-M1 but the slow AF speed and many other compromises cause me to hesitate buying this camera despite it getting a gold award.
Some has attributed the other problems to the X-trans sensor which I wouldn't disagree.
Mirrorless Crusader: DPR why are you giving almost every half-decent camera a gold star now? Literally a large a majority of $600+ cameras now are getting gold stars, it completely dilutes the rating system and makes it look like you are just using it as a marketing ploy to sell cameras at Gear Shop. Can't you come up with a system where only a few cameras at most each year get the top award? Then we would actually know which you really think are best, because right now it looks like you're just trying to satisfy everybody and as a result satisfying nobody.
They also hit the GearShop before they hit the street and we get some accumulated user experience. Remember, orbs.
thx1138: Hadn't realised the M1 had no EVF or option. I had just assumed that was the A1. Oh well another coulda shoulda woulda camera.
Not really sure what Fuji's thinking is here. One the one hand they think you are sophisticated enough to understands the benefits of a big sensor, and IL, and DoF and manual control, but think you are still so amateurish as to hold a camera at arms length to frame a scene, in bright sunlight where the VF can hardly be seen and the camera is far less stable and more prone to shake.
So is it still a P&S or a serious camera?