munro harrap: The high iso performance at 3200 iso is so bad the machine certainly does not merit a gold award.Manual focus and zoom are also questionably defective-slow to the point of useless for exactly the kind of quick snap stills photographers buy this sort of thing. so I guess it gets Gold as it has 4K nobody can yet see or edit properly. As we cannot see its 4K movies at their resolution we do not know if it is any improvement on the HD we can see. All that glisters....
Yes, at this price its a steal-of your money!!!
@ sonicsNot at all, I can edit 4K in Premiere Pro quite easily with my 3 years old I7 Laptop.Same goes for viewing 4K video which does not require 4K TV, and downscaling 4K to 1080p gives you 30% more resolution than native Ful HD video on FHD TV.
FuhTeng: Being able to record 4k video is something nice to put on an advertisement but what's the point? Unless you're ridiculously close to a large TV you'll never see the advantage over 1080p, and 4k video makes enormous files.
@ FuhTengYou missed all points of 4K benefits !Next time please learn before posting any false statement and then you could come back to us a little more clever.
So no 4k video sample to show ?Strange they didn't do any, as it's the key feature of the FZ1000.
Strange that small upgrades makes 4 articles in 2 days for Nikon, when huge changes on Panasonic GH3 to GH4 (including 4K video) made only a short half-page quick summary article at annoucement and then NOTHING more after 5 month !
Shame on DPR for being so partial, that's NOT PROFESSIONAL at all !
STILL NO REVIEW for Panasonic GH4 nor first impression review 5 month after announcement and 2 month after sale !
ONLY a short one page Qucik summary published for the Panasonic new flagship !How is this possible ? What as shame !!
Why this poor treatment for Panasonic product, as for the previous review of the GH3 only provided 7 month after annoucement and 5 month after sale !!
Admin, Still no final review posted for GH4 ?Could you please tell us when you will provide the final review ?
Admin, still no GH4 review ?Could you please tell us when you will deliver full final review ??
Admin, So still nothing for GH4, when will we have same for GH4 at least ????
DigiMatt: DPReview are you or will you be paid by Sony to promote this camera? Your Sony marketing machine seems to be in overdrive.
" All decisions about what to cover and when are made on an editorial basis (ie: what we think our readers will be interested in)"
so that's why you think GH4 is not enough of interest to try to do a review in time for your readers ?
STILL NO REVIEW for the GH4 ? why ? come on guys, 4 month it has been announced !
you're the last to review it ! as always with panasonic products, remember GH3 was reviwed 7 month after annoucement and 5 month after release !
"The lens is the big selling point of the RX100 III. With a maximum aperture of F1.8-2.8 and a focal range of 24-70mm equiv, you won't find anything as impressive on a compact camera."
The Pentax MX-1 comes with the same focal range with an aperture of 1.8-2.5.That is even more impressing than the RXIII. IMHO the image quality of the MX-1 beats that of the RXI and II due to the superior lens. Don't know about the RXIII though. The RXIII is the first of the RX series that makes me curious...
@HowaboutRAW & Stern:I don't agree, RX100 outperforms both (MX-1 beeing better than XZ-2), in resolution, noise and low light, apart you're right on edges.
Just take a look here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2/8
It's amazing how some people are doing "In My Honest Opinion" reviews and claim we have to trust them better than official expert reviews !
Carsten Pauer 2: Probably He need a simple PC with a Graphics Card to Play 4K Video liquid. ;-)
GH4 4K files can be easily handled by my Core I7 4 years old 800$ HP laptop !using either Premiere Pro or Pinnacle 17 inckuding color dorrection (magic bullet) and ohter effect without issue.
stratplaya: The vast majority of hardware can't handle 4K video decently. It'll be years for it to catch on, as with 1080p HD.
Not true !
GH4 4K files can be easily handled by my Core I7 4 years old 800$ HP laptop !using either Premiere Pro or Pinnacle 17 without any issue.
MrTaikitso: The man needs to get the late 2013 edition MacBook Pro with 1TB of SSD - that I am typing this on. Should handle the 4K video ok, although it will still get a little toasty until the fans kick in.
GH4 4K files can be easily handled by my Core I7 4 years old 800$ HP laptop !using either Premiere Pro or Pinnacle 17.
Boss of Sony: Why is the quality of the video so low? Hard to tell if the camera is any good if the uploaded video file is so compressed.
Just download the available 4K file from vimeo in order to judge real 4k IQ to avoid Vimeo compression and automatic resize to 720p
Still neither Final review nor First impression review of the already shipping GH4 flagship from Panasonic.Shame on DPReview !!While most of competitor site of DPReview have already posted at least a long Preview or a Review, DPReview still don't go further than a single short and poor half page "quick summary" of the GH4 new Panasonic's flagship , three month after annoucement and now after it is released and shipping.What a pity !
Not first time for Panasonic products, as DPReview provided the final Review of GH3 only 7 monthes after announcement and 5 monthes after release !Same for GX7 and generally speaking for every Panasonic product !
What's the reason ? Come on DP Review, be more professional !
What a pity !!While most of competitor site of DPReview have already posted at least a long Preview or a Review, DPReview still don't go further than a single short and poor half page "quick summary" of the GH4 new Panasonic's flagship , three month after annoucement and now after it is released. What a shame !
DPReview only provided the final Review of GH3 7 monthes after announcement and 5 monthes after release !Same for GX7 and generally speaking for every Panasonic product !
What's the reason ? when the full long review of Olympus E-M1 was ready only one month after annoucment and BEFORE release !
Come on DP Review, be more professional and impartial.
Zayne: Dear DPReview, please just tell me why the video score is the same with E-P5 & E-M1? Don't tell me it is because it doesn't have the mic input. Spec to spec this camera even blow out of the water the video spec of E-M1. Make comparison the video quality out of the box and tell us are they really equal, hence you giving the same score?
In addition, what is surprising is that in the EM1 review they conclude by “Disappointing video quality” while in the GX7 review they say in some of the comments “The video quality is impressive” but finally not even mention this as a Conclusion – Pros, and give same video performance level in their camera comparison tool.Not very consistent review as usual !
In fact, DPR just start deciding which award to give and then find which arguments they will use to qchieve their choice ! Not fair review definitely !
When will we have chance to get a full review from DPR ?