Richard Franiec: Hmm... How did you managed to get so much shadow noise at ISO 100 (Picture 1)?
No need to get upset, Dan. My apology if you feel that my remarks are offensive, that was not my intention by far.As per old adage, the camera is not making picture (barely recording it), the photographer does all the critical decisions during the shoot and post processing.The EOS M3 gallery provokes so many negative remarks, just opposite to pictures taken by everyday EOS M users that something seems amiss.Maybe to show the true capability of any respective camera, DPR could use regular forum folks with some degree of knowledge to shoot and process the pictures just like some times you do with hired professionals. Usually the results of such approach are closer to general expectations of the piece of gear than average DPR gallery.Having said that I really appreciate your efforts to bring the news and analyses for our consumption but the process, like anything else require relentless pursue of perfection to invoke the confidence on the part of a viewer.
Maybe leaving the RAW's as they are without "to taste"" adjustments would be better then?Just concentrate on proper exposure and a decent composition.
One of the biggest appeals of EOS M system is ability to take EF and EF-S lenses.Sadly, the gallery is not showing the true potential of IQ that M3 can produce using L lenses. The amendment to the gallery in that respect would be appreciated.
Yeah, unfortunately this peculiar use of post processing don't do the EOS M3 justice by looking at the resulting picture(s).
photofan1986: Awfully soft jpegs.
I believe that sharpness on the camera was turned off and no sharpening was applied when processing images. You can sharpen to taste in post.
Hmm... How did you managed to get so much shadow noise at ISO 100 (Picture 1)?
Just Ed: What sounds more interesting is the 120 mp dslr r&d rummorAt canon-----.com
If the latest lenses and high MP sensors (already available for purchase) are "the rumors", I'm fine with the path Canon has chosen for innovation.
Richard Franiec: Can anyone tell me why the Leica pictures showcased in the gallery are more special than what can be done with other manufacturers cameras/lenses?
But the gallery is not something reflecting on photographer's talent. They were posted to show what to like about Leica Q images.What is so special about them?
Can anyone tell me why the Leica pictures showcased in the gallery are more special than what can be done with other manufacturers cameras/lenses?
I still have an original M which nicely complement my DSLR and (via adapter) lenses. No need for me to go for another compact system at this point. For anything else I have an iPhone with me most of the time.
Canon left loyal followers of M series in dismay deciding that M2 and M3 will not be available in US. Some people ordered their upgrades overseas.
News flash for Canon: Why not to make a slightly larger, excellent M with top specs for European and American markets only and, perhaps release it in rest of the world a half year later? This strategy could answer the question what to do with Rebel/Kiss line facing obsolescence do to competition with advanced mirrorless cameras of all sorts.
Richard Franiec: Was the second paragraph of the news necessary? Maybe "off topic" forum would be a better place to post it?
Barney,The linked article is well written and balanced. It appeal to all audiences, regardless political orientation.On the side note, The Time is not a serious photography site, unless I've missed something.
@Barney Britton,Providing the context for politically divided audience puts you in the position of taking sides - poor editorial decision if you want to stay objective to the punchline. If your goal was to bring the venom and hate in the comments, I have to say that you've succeeded. Off topic forum is just the right place for people who want to express their frustrations on public forum. Frustrations which have nothing to do with Digital Photography Review meaning.
Was the second paragraph of the news necessary? Maybe "off topic" forum would be a better place to post it?
xoio: I know it's premium spec, but a launch price of over a GRAND for a point-n-shoot pocket cam!!!? Hmmmmmmm
Sony has a sound marketing strategy. After all RX100 series is a sales hit and for a reason, it seems. The premium specs of consecutive models will appeal to some "upgraders", for others, the (now) modestly priced MKIII model will fit the bill.This is nothing new: remember Canon S90 series? They just lost the market for not innovating enough past S95, except the G7x which adapted the Sony sensor.Sony has the rights to exploit their invention of 1" sensor and develop it further. Asking premium price for every consecutive model to cover the cost of development and make profit resulting from the improvements is normal when you have no or a little competition. The term "milking" comes to my mind but in this case it is fine with me.
iudex: A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to put my hands on many recent cameras in one time and to compare them. Like many readers here I had the RX100 high on a pedestal. But when I handled it I realized that it is not for me. Yes, it is surprisingly small and really pocketable, but this is also it´s course. People with bigger hands have really nowhere to put their fingers, there is almost no space for holding the camera, you accidentaly press buttons at the back with your thumb and in front there is only spippery flat surface. The buttons are so tiny it is a problem to know which one are you pressing. And the highlight of Mk III - the EVF is so tiny it is hardly usable (the screen itself is small plus the light is entering from all sides). After trying almost all enthusiast compacts and CSSs I came to the conclusion the smallest acceptable camera is Pana LX100, which is reasonably big and comfortable to hold.
@GlobalGuyUSA,Already invented in 2012:http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3660240707/sony-rx100-accessory-grip-from-richard-franeic
CaliforniaDave: I just received a retail purchase RX100IV, and I don't think that the six applications that you mention are "included."
When I choose Application List on my RX100IV, I get three items:Smart Remote EmbeddedPlayMemories Camera AppsApplication Management
Is the camera you are reviewing a new retail purchase, or has it had applications added to it?
@Richard Butler,..."and what is the risk that they'd detect it was us sending cameras in and give us preferential treatment?"
Richard, following that logic, one can only hope that Sony (and other manufacturers) don't send to DPR a handpicked camera samples for the review?
Kudos to DPR and Damien for touching the subject of MF camera to such extent.I found the hands on article educating and enjoyable at the same time.
Richard Franiec: Mr. Oosting deserves at least the benefit of seeing future of the brand differently than his predecessor.Give him and the company a couple of years and see where they will be then.A lot of guts, vision and hard work will be required to resurrect icon which once was Hasselblad in its glorious past times.I wish him well.
He deserves that because as an underdog, he accepted a challenge many of us think of as crazy for photo industry outsider.Unless he is nuts to leave well paid jobs in the fashion industry, he must be sure that he can succeed in this alien (to him) world.Conviction can go a long way as far as one have a clear vision and determination. I hope that he has both.
Mr. Oosting deserves at least the benefit of seeing future of the brand differently than his predecessor.Give him and the company a couple of years and see where they will be then.A lot of guts, vision and hard work will be required to resurrect icon which once was Hasselblad in its glorious past times.I wish him well.
Out of 15 cameras Canon released this year to date only 5DS/5DSr are worth mentioning. It is clear that lesser DSLR models struggle to compete not only with respective APSc based DSLR's but also with most of advanced mirrorless cams. Compacts (S90/S95) used to be an envy for the rest of manufacturers. Now Canon compacts are pushed into oblivion by the likes of Sony and some of M4/3 advanced compacts.On the other hand the last few years brought the fantastic Canon optics to fruition.So what is going on? - one might ask.Nothing as far as Canon cameras are concerned. It is a great time for the likes of Metabones making the wonderful Canon glass working with advanced Sony FF mirrorless cams. The hibernation on the part of Canon seems way too long.