Arsen: I just picked up mine about an hour ago.. Must say for a small camera the image quality is very good. Still no comparison to my Nikon D800E , but for a light camera has lots of features that my wife wanted in a small package. Overall very satisfied with it. I bought it with the kit lens, Ok overall, but like the compact size. The reason that I bought this camera was to use it when my D800E would be too big to take along. Its hard to sacrifice great IQ. So Far I am quite impressed, but time will tell based on various shooting conditions..
who wants to use a 50mm prime on an APSC camera to go in a restaurant, except if your intents are to shoot your steak or the bartender on the other end of the room. I use a 20 or better a 24 mm for such events, eventually a 28, but that gets close.
JanMatthys: every day there is either a Sony RX100III review or a review for a Sony camera, I guess the marketing dept of Sony is bankrolling DPreview
the only thing that is on the right place on a Canon is the button to switch it off. Hope that is said something good about Canon now...sic.
Ross the Fidller: I am looking at this because of someone buying it, but why do you have to be region specific, "when it was introduced in the Fall of 2012.", with the timing of its release? I'm sorry, but as an Australian, I 'fall' about laughing at that term for Autumn. ;) Could you please remember it isn't just North Americans reading this & refer to the time of the year by month or quarters or something else that isn't region specific.
autumn, what is that, I live at the equator
pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..
be patient, Ukip will change all that, hahahaha
Retzius: LOL this company is so lame now.
"Unless you have own/used a Leica and have been to their factory...you...have...no...idea..."
As much as I know it makes just photos, so what is so extra on it. At the time that all of them where mechanical jewels, I had accepted your statement, but today, they are just digital junk, like all others. I prefer to change my digital for a more progressive one and pay just 800$ than having a Leica that is mid aged style and limited in use for 8000$. After 5 years it is old junk, i have not any collection nostalgia, so pass over it. The "cheaper" ones are Pansonic build, and thus just a myth. I do not live with myth, I know what they are all about.
chillgreg: Mommy!!! DPR reviewed a SAMSUNG!!! :'( MOMMYYYYYYY!!!! :'(
what a garbage is given here.
@ UnitedNations, the white racists still say the same today about the blacks after full integration. Same for anti shemite reactions, you can not change people's mind just by changing laws and situations.
And please, we are here in the photo business, not in money making by the holocaust industry system. WW2 is over since 70 years now and digging out the death of the past to bundle them to just anything what seems wrong today is the usual crap we should better avoid. In that field, the victorious write the history and you are not allowed to dare call them liars.
So, stick to DPR' Samsung review and tell us what you see different, that is why comments are here, not to make politics and unwanted or useless comparisons to events of the past.
I would like them to find an anti fungus coating, that issue is a real problem in tropical regions where every lens is for the trashcan within 3 years due to humidity. No dry cabinet stories please, that is not where the lens is when you take pictures.
SeeRoy: "...it hasn't changed in 100 years..."An imbecilic statement - typical of the hyperbole associated with this brand. I stopped watching at that point. Imagine TV directors insisting on the matchless superiority of the Image Orthicon.
that statement is right, it is still limited in function, and it is still 500% overpriced, so, nothing has changed.
km25: Shooting with Leica, no 1/8000, no high speed motor drive, no auto multi points program and AF. The leicas work best, my opion with flim. so when you push the button you know what you will get, no looking at the LCD, there is one now. After you process or it processed you are rarely surprised. It is often a second camera, for the slow intimate times, were the sutter noise is very importan, like a movie set.
all you need now is a 1932 Rolls Royce and you're on the path to glory.
that is exactly the same as if you examine hunger in the world. The solution to both is only money.
1500$ for a Tokina, you're kiddin' I suppose.
wlad: anyone seen Canikon ? are they still around ?
right, nikon released a J4 and S2 lately....
don't forget Nikon with the D4S .... sic
and for Christmas we will get it for 1900$, so let's wait that few month, we will not die until there, at least i do not expect to.
tuerta photography: Very nice, but at that price I'd have to liquidate my lens collection just to afford that body. I was hoping it was going to be priced under the a7R
There is no secret and no magick, reduce pixel amounts and make the pixels bigger and you get more light into them, but, every single recorded pixel look more rough and with less resolved detail. This camera will do double sized D70/D40 pictures with the dynamic advantage of the FF sensor, nothing more, nothing less. Look at DF shots in full size and you just cry when it comes to detail, and that one has 16 mpix. 7 years ago, you had been delighted, but today where we know what a 24 and 36 mpix sensor in FF can resolve and give us, it is just an insult to come with a 12 mpix one, except for video and that is what this camera targets.
All is just a question of point of view. For someone that is in video, it is a bad compromise to a full pro video camera, it is a good compromise if one considers the price compared to a full pro video camera and the low light ability in this matter.
For stills it is just a flop, the good old reworked D700 sensor with his D70 resolution and FF dynamics, that can serve for nice downsized shots at low light. For that price, it is too expensive, starts noising at 6500 iso just like any sensor, loses details at 3200 iso, like any sensor, and depends on good software cheats to make a good impression at 12500 iso.
Just a Photographer: Pretty expensive considering the fact that you need an external 4k recorder to be able to use this camera to its full.
all good, but somewhat expensive for a simple software update and a plug to plugin an external recorder. To me it had to be lower in price than A7R, maybe somewhat more expensive than A7. The speculated price equivalent to GH4 pricing had made it a hit, despite it can't record 4k internal, GH4 can. So, all Sony announcements for this week end are a kick in the butt in my point of view.
pew pew: I suspect this camera will blow the dxo sensor stats.
possible, but not evident, it is the same sensor in reworked form as the one we find in Nikon D700
ZoranHR: 1. take the glasses you are using to judge value of Leica.2. put them again and look over to Olympus.3. than look over to Fuji.4. than look K-3,D7100,7D.5. Does only Leica look overpriced?
I hate when someone's lying,but I don't hate Leica brand or any other. That would be too much of black and white thinking. Shallow. Buy something on your budget and preference... And just take photos!
Many cameras are overpriced, but Leica is amazingly overpriced.
ianimal: Latest rumour (SR5) says the lens will be 24-70mm F1.8-2.8Time will tell. maybe May 1.
the MK2 is a huge camera at astonishing price. If Sony can sell a a6000 with all the tech it contains, why then a RX100 has to be the same price, so in all some 35% less camera for 650$. Now, the RW100-3 is supposed to sell 850$. Those are rumors, but if they sell it at that price, it becomes non of interest. It is not that much smaller than a a6000. With the 20mm pancake, my NEX7 fits in my pocket as well.
The new RX100-3 that will be announced tomorrow has a 24-70 1.8-2.8 equivalent lens, a e-viewfinder with 1440 k and tilt screen, almost same size as RX100-2. It will record video in same standard as A7S, just not in 4k.
Overpriced, given at 850$, but not confirmed yet.