Gesture: Will memory cards become obsolete, with the camera streaming images or video to the "cloud," one's home computer or a nearby laptop?
maybe, when on every corner of the jungle and the deserts, we have errected Wi-Fi towers, the last ones we need to destroy by microwave pollution what remains intact of our nature and the animal life. When all the bees and insects have disappeared, you will throw all the Wi-Fi stuff in the trash quiet fast, since you will find out that, with money together, one can not eat that crap. Human will destroy itself by technology and useless stuff it produces. Wi-Fi is such a stuff.
1809$ for 256GB ???? I buy any same sized ssd like OCZ Vertex 4, for just 180$ now, a 500GB Vertex 4 is around 230$. So, what makes this card then so expensive. Then, how much future is left in CF cards, most cameras to come step over to SD HC and SDX. We see now DS cards with 128GB from Sandisk for 100 to 130$, and in a near future, they will be up to 1TB. With the SSD disks becoming better, maybe, some day we will have 2 tb units we just put in a videocam slot, just as we do it with CF or SD today.
nice to see views of the other side of the lake, you show most often views at the marine museum side. The central waterfront is a huge panorama too, the wheel and the harbour on pier 56, this side of the Alaskan way viaduct has many details to look at. God shot here. You should some day shoot inside the olde curiosity shop, there are nice things to see in there.
MrTritium: My god, this is so THICK and HEAVY when compared with the Nex6/7 !!!http://camerasize.com/compare/#33,482
I find the NEX ideal in size, forall but makro, for that I need heavy stuff, I can't keep a light camera still for makro shots. With the big dslr, i make 2 seconds handheld without blur, with the NEX 1/2 maximum.
Rod McD: I invite DPR to look at the use of these comment pages in relation to the carpet bombing of negative posts from certain posters. If a poster has an adverse view of a camera that's fine - let it be said. However, once should be enough if you don't like it and you're not going to buy it. And if you're not, what is the ongoing purpose of being here and continuing to post multiple negative comments. This surely invites the reader to suspect that some of these posters are trolls at best and at worst, that it's a deliberate strategy to denigrate a product.
FWIW, I'm not an Olympus user, have no plans to buy it, and read this page out of interest only. However the repeated criticism from posters known to have interests elsewhere is just plain obvious and hardly fair.
you all stress yourself, and generally stress occurs if people and things around you do not behave the way you want them to do. Imagine, all of us had the same opinion, how boring it would be, both of you would sit there without knowing what to write about. It's for you as for all others, if it doesn't fits in your concept, ignore it. People will anyway always spend first all the time they have to find out what it does not has and where to put sh.. on it. But that's life, and life is a b.i.t.c.h., but someone has to live it on the end, isn't it. I would suggest you get a good cool beer first, after that, all looks different again, hahaha. Mayb it got even cheaper in the mean time, who knows?
Shamael: Some of us where seeing here a replacement, or upgrade to the OMD-M5, and now, yes, it is one, but with 4/3 mount, not M4/3 mount. So, those who have the full package of M4/3 lenses will be disappointed, specially because you can mount a M4/3 with 4/3 lenses via a small adapter, but the opposite does not work.
So, again we have a new 4/3 camera, with same, just updated, sensor as the OMD-M5. Is there something to be excited now, I doubt it, except those that waited for this one. If I had the choice at the moment to buy a 4/3, GX7 in M4/3 is the way to go. I do not want to carry dslr's around anymore. I use NEX, but GX7 excites me. But like always, there should be something for everyone. If I was Olympus, I would put exactly the same camera with M4/3 mount on the market, and I am sure it would sell, maybe even more in M4/3 than in the 4/3 mount shown here.
oooops, yep, mistake, they use an adapter to run the bigger lenses on it. It is a M4/3, and that makes it more interesting. Now It comes closer to what I look for, just want to see Oly doing a few more water resistant lenses for them.
Some of us where seeing here a replacement, or upgrade to the OMD-M5, and now, yes, it is one, but with 4/3 mount, not M4/3 mount. So, those who have the full package of M4/3 lenses will be disappointed, specially because you can mount a M4/3 with 4/3 lenses via a small adapter, but the opposite does not work.
Zigadiboom: You see the Mazda 6 is a very good quality car in its own right. However if you try and price it the same as a BMW 5 series or Mercedes E class then it doesn't seem like such a good deal anymore.
good way to compare. If you buy a Mazda 6, you get all the accessories included, except, maybe, leather seats, nothing more to buy. If you buy a German car, any of them, you get a spartan equiped, tasteless box, and all you want in there to make it warm and liveable, cost you the a.s.s. out of the pants. So is camera market too. No need to say that the sole Greman one remaining, costs you the same a.s.s. out of your pants, for nothing, or almost, more, maybe even some less.
D1N0: Breaking: Rumors hit dpreview! How about the om-d e-m1 rumor? Not enough leaks yet?
Hope we will not see now suddenly DPR-Rumors rising. DPR is the chamion of "click around to find you way" site. We know the game, every page has publicity and the more pages you click, the more they get money for this. That's why you have to click eternally around on this site to find what you look for. On the end we will need a site map to find back our children in that jungle. DPR is informative, good reports, like it, but the whole site is a crap and a real mess, in other words, a waste of time. I more step over to other sites lately, Imaging Resource, Photographyblog, Techradar, and similar are simple, easy to overview, and in one click you are where you want to be, and not around seven corners. DPR sucks.
pavi1: No viewfinder, think I will stick to my iPhone and D300S for now. When will they learn?
An I phone is a Phone that makes pictures, a camera is a machine that takes pictures and makes video only, so, a camera has to have a viewfinder. Without that it is a yuppie tool for ladies and tourists. You can make pictures without a VF, but for the optimal comfort in all situations, a VF is must. Me, as a very old photographer, would never play with a camera without VF. I never take shots with a lcd display, unless a subject is at ground level.
iAPX: I think that it's not necessarily the best move for Fuji, to have a lower-quality sensor, and lower price-point for it's mirorless camera system, at least for the non-fixed lens models.
I'd rather preferred a low-cost variant of the X100s, meaning no hybride EVF (or no EVF at all), the impressive 16MP X-Trans sensor, the incredible X100s fixed-lens, with less expensive body (meaning plastic instead meatl), and simpler controls for beginners.
A camera for the beginners of our days, that will be able to deliver incredible results and still be accessible to anybody, with nearly perfect DR 400% JPEG quality out of the box!
Let's wait and see. First of all, we do not know what sensor Fuji will use, and if it does same good color and sharpness, combined with less artifacts and ghosting, it could in some way "do better". We are always open for surprises. Specially the algorythm will probably be a common sense one and here PS and other soft will make a good job with it, in opposite to X-trans and it's secret algorythms that Fuji does not wants to open to them. Do not forget that X100 is considered one of Fuji's best gear and that one has no x-trans sensor, but just an ordinary one. That sensor is somewhat old, so I suspect Fuji to take that Sony 20 mpix this time, but this is only "I suspect" stuff.
yabokkie: it says "fast and wide" in the title.
I'd say moderately fast and moderately wide for a 35/2.1 equiv. that's the work it can do, no more, no less.
Stop your mathematical bullsh. here. If you use a FF lens, the center is sharp and the edges are generally more blurry. An apsc lens concentrates more light to the center part, just like you do with a magnifying glass in sunlight. Here you get more center sharpness on broader scale and less DOF on edges. Now, the sensor does a big difference too, since the diffraction angle is steeper in a smaller sensor, and flatter in a larger sensor, all that makes bigger sensor produce more DOF and smaller sensor better in depth sharpness. None of the both does a better shot at same small picture size. If you reduce a D800 shot to a 6 mpix size, the result will not be seen by anyone compared to the same shot taken by a 1 1/7 sensor. Yes, an adverted photographer will see it when he magnifies the picture, but is that the goal of shooting photos. Many, comparabely "bad" quality shots have made history, and today, there is no such "bad" camera on the market anymore.
Hetty: It is such a shame that DPreview is becoming like this. It is full of anti-DSLR comments and users. I often think those who say that DSLR is terrible are just jealous that they cannot buy a 5D or something, its quite pathetic and sad. Sorry but a DSLR will not be getting replaced any-time soon in most pros bags, wake up you dreamers. I still shoot with a 40D!
The not affordable story is crap here. Some mirrorless like RX1, Leicas, are much more expensive than the ordinary Dslr. I have a Fuji S5, a couple of Nikon boxes, and since I have the Sony NEX-7, the dslr's take dust. Same, even better pictures, no weight, fast to use and with a pancake, perfect in a pocket.
Go to the site of Steve Huff, and you will see what he says about dslr's. Nothing against them, they are what they are, and in many situations, indispensable tools. But, today, at computer screen view size, and normal album print sizes, a Nikon V1 makes the same good shot as a D800. All is about what your goals are. Deeper DOF, photos in poster size, than you are good for a dslr. For the normal all day use, an excellent pocketable, RX100, NEX with a pancake, Fuji x series, Sony RX1, Samsung NX, GX7, are the better option. You put a collapbsible lens and a pancake in you pocket and you walk, no weight, no stress, and same good shots, and in many cases, even better ones.
I find it so funny to see those small "wanna be a big one" cameras, loaded with buttons and wheels, and a nitty bitty sensor in them. Just ask myself why they are so big. In that body, Nikon could with easy have installed a 1 sensor. It would, at least, have become an interesting camera.
mr_landscape: Absolutely useless camera. Who needs all these millions of options on a camera with such tiny sensor. Nikon lives in a stone age. This model line is a 100% dead end.
And, slightly bigger than an NEX 7, thus not that pocket friendly.
yaduck9: It is an attempt to "guide" consumers down the path toward mirrorless cameras. Its about lowering production costs by getting rid of the mechanical mirror assy. The new consumers are being mesmerized by corporate marketing into thinking that whatever crap that giant corporations produce is "better". Granted, technology marches on, and I am sure at some point mirrorless will surpass DSLR technology, but it is a bit nauseating to go through this "transition".
Someone once claimed that as human history moves forward, the amount of technological change will progressively be larger, and hence change will occur quicker. Hang ON!
you all write here with a wisdom, people, and you all act as if the VF was the picture you are supposed to shoot. I use the Sony EVF since bits of time and I do not step back. His disadvantage is his advantage, you see the noise of the sensor and by that you know what you will get. In few years, you will have OVF as exclusive yuppie accessory only, and probably only in nostalgic 10000$ bodies with some colored dots on it.
xlotus: Since NEX 3N has been on sale for $329 and NEX 5R is currently on sale for $439, would anybody still prefer to buy the A3000? and why?
This camera has not more and no less features than the ancient Nikon D40. And, let's not forget, it was Nikon's bestseller. I still have one, I will not sell it since it makes excellent shots and still serves me. If I had to replace it, I would go for this A3000. This camera is a see and click toy, just like some children of all ages need them when on holidays. And, it has an amazing sensor. I wait a few more models to pass by, maybe the A3100, A3200, A5000, A5100, A7000, A7100. Do I write jokes here? or do we miss something?
ezradja: NEX 3 sensor with built in evf and comfortable hand grip without the extra money? Nice play Sony!
NEX3 sensor? Read the specs first, Dude.