GeorgeP71: Panasonic will be the one to leave Nikon and Canon behind!
I have been a Nikon user since 1969. Today I look at the Panasonic great efforts and I am convinced that they are the ones Nikon and Canon should be worried about.
Their Gh3 and Gh4 and now this one is living proof.
Lab tests aside you get more bang for your buck with Panasonic everytime.
I have 3 Nikons and One Panasonic with a Leica Lens. And SIDE by SIDE the Leica lens outshines the Nikons.
Panasonic's Leica lenses carry the Leica brand name, but are anything but real Leica lenses. I'm not saying the lenses are no good, but you can't compare them to true Leicas. Stop fooling yourself (and other people). Panasonic cameras would carry a very different price tag if sporting Leica-quality lenses.
nikon power: Don't let the price scare you.Nikon's shutter durability is 200,000 cycles.$3,299/200,000 = 1.6 cent per picture.Other branded cameras' durability cycle may be the same or less but the EXIF from their photos won't show NIKON, the King of high end DSLR.
What kind of sad remark is this? Are you a photographer or a brand fetishist?
Colours are nice. Exposure seems spot on. But the photo lacks crispiness. There's definitely too much softness all around; lens limits (at f/1.4) reached here?
random name: Please relesase software to allow camera to take a minimum of 3 exposures in 2 EV steps which is the strict minimum for HDR photography. my 3 year old Pentax can do up to 5 exposures with +/- 2 EV steps
Come on, riveredger, he/she is only asking for some additional functionality. That doesn't mean the person is not happy with it.
cgarrard: Fuji has too many bugs in their designs. Lots of promise, lots of hope, lots of genius... but at the end of the day I'm waiting till they can sort their designs properly before hitting the market. Some designs do, which makes me wonder. Their highest end cameras seem to have the most issues.
It would really help if you'd come up with a few examples. It all remains a bit fluffy and floaty like this...
crsantin: Not interested in paying a monthly fee, already have too many monthly payments as it is. Not interested in relying on an internet connection to work on my photos. I'll continue to use CS6 and ACR while I explore other options. What a disappointing move from Adobe. Microsoft is moving in this direction with their Office 360...subscription based. They are simply making it harder and harder for me to stay away from pirated software.
"They are simply making it harder and harder for me to stay away from pirated software."
That is odd logic. There are free (open source) alternatives, you know. RawTherapee, Darktable, Gimp, LibreOffice, etc., etc., etc. Fair enough, some of the proprietary software is very powerful, but you should ask yourself whether you'd truly need that kind of functionality. If so, you'd probably have good reasons and ways to pay for it (direct income, tax rebate, whatever). If you can't afford it (or are not willing to fork out the dingdongs), you probably don't need it...
wkay: I spent a lot of time in SE Asia (especially Malaysia) in the early 80's and the universal sentiment was that if the US had not been involved in Vietnam, then SE Asia would be communist today, as communist terrorists operated freely on the Thailand borders and would have the support to enter other countries. And anyone that thinks communism is good, needs to talk to anyone in South Vietnam post 1975, what real hell is.
1. Communist does not equal hell;2. What capitalism has brought us is debatable, at least.
mcshan: All that matters is fast glass. The era of the 1/2.3 sensor (best ever!) is here. Hopefully any future Sony RX2 will have a FAST lens and amazing 1/2.3 sensor because it is amazing. Sensor size no longer matters. Hopefully the amazing 1/2.3 sensor finds it's way into next year's DSLRs. It is that good.
Sorry, mcshan. I hadn't noticed the sarcasm. In hindsight and having read your post again, I see it... Nice one!
Mcshan, I don't think you've got any experience shooting larger sensor cameras, do you? I mean, APS-C, 2/3", let alone FF sensors. Do yourself (and other readers of these forums) a favour and either read up on the characteristics of the bigger sensor cameras or get/borrow/buy a few to experience it first-hand.
P.S. if you were trolling, you got me; if you were drunk, good on yer ;-)
Nukunukoo: The immediate problem at the moment is resolution. At smaller photosite scales (read: Phonecams to DSLRs) it becomes incredibly difficult to manufacture to maintain the diffraction accuracy of the deflectors. Looks extremely promising. In the meantime, I'm expecting stacked sensors and pixel-binning (Like the Nokia 808) to be the next upcoming features on camera sensors.
Stacked sensors: as in Foveon?Pixel-binning sensors: as in Fuji's EXR sensors?
owenleve: Still not a camera that is up to professional standards....
Whose professional standards? Yours?
What can I say? Impressive. Definitely. Especially considering the difficult light situation. Looking at many of the photos shot in 6MP size and DR mode, I have the impression the testers should get to grips with the intrinsics of the X10 before venting final thoughts...
Hi Max, thanks for your article/chart. Funny this, I was writing this post to ask you to explain a few things, but when I tried to write down what I was reading in the chart, I (think I) figured it out. Just wondering what the white graphics in the chart mean; are they settings that are not advised, because of lesser picture quality?
Thanks again & regards,
PS figured the last bit out as well: those white/grey modes are just not available...
Lyle Aldridge: Great article, Barney! I'm not even in the market for a camera of this class (or didn't think I was), but I found this to be one of the best in a long time. The British usage and spelling ("different to," and "neighbouring") took me back to the early days of the site, too. Thanks.
@ rogerslade: different from/to/in are all correct English!
robenroute: The red between her black scarf and the jacket's button is a rather clumpy cluster of just red pixels, missing detail/definition.
Apparently, it's not just the reds. There seems to be an issue with exposure under difficult light conditions: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1012&message=39803771
Fair enough. Difficult light. But what I've seen from the photos here (and on www.dslr-forum.de, for that matter) the X10 seems to be struggling with reds. check the bookstore photo and photograph of the motorbike. Reds seem too vivid to me.
photo nuts: Very painterly... Will like to see RAW output
"Artist's impression", was the phrase that popped-up in my mind...
The red between her black scarf and the jacket's button is a rather clumpy cluster of just red pixels, missing detail/definition.