Joel Benford: "A police officer looked me in the eyes and said, 'You shouldn’t be here. Another bomb could go off.'"
Yep, journos risk their lives to bring us the truth (how many reporters killed in Syria this year?), and dpreview readers moan.
About normal, then.
You people are more depressing than the pictures.
Yes, because technically perfect photos of cats and photos depicting violence and suffering are the only two options. C'mon, that's not only ridiculous; it's flat-out moronic. How about the photographer who spends six weeks in the jungle, tracking a wild jaguar to get that perfect shot? Is that shallow and pointless to you? There's plenty of beauty in the world, too, and capturing it isn't always as easy as pointing a lens at the family pet.
Moving images, certainly (and depressing as hell), but surely there's room in these "best" lists for images that don't involve suffering.
I think people are forgetting (or simply never knew) how good 1/1.7 sensors can be at ISO 100-400, which is usually all you need anyway due to the fast, high quality lenses that these types of cameras come with. Frankly, I think it's comical how quickly everyone jumped on the 1" sensor bandwagon after the release of the RX100.
Do we even need silly awards and percentage scoring? I'd be happy with just the pros and cons list and the IQ test results. Pretty easy to make up my own mind from there. Oh, but I guess I'm forgetting that most of the folks here don't want to make up their own mind; they want the camera aficionados to make it up for them.
PhotoKhan: Wow!...Together with the previous low light samples, these are, indeed, remarkable.
What an incredible day and age where we can get this kind of performance from a $650 DSLR...Paint me impressed.
"Remarkable" is a stretch. The Pentax K30 offers better IQ, plus weather sealing at a lower price point. And from what I'm seeing, the newer Pen models have about the same IQ as the SL1, with arguably better JPEGS. The SL1 offers competitive IQ in a very ugly and cheap-looking body. Why anyone would buy this over a T5i is a mystery to me.
I think it's sad that, with all the talented and classy photographers out there deserving of exposure, it's jerks like this who end up grabbing headlines at such high-traffic sites as Wired and Dpreview. Brutal.
Unless a person is only planning on using this with pancake lenses, I'm not sure what the point is.
$450 for the optical viewfinder? Wow.
"Unconventional-looking." That's definitely putting it nicely. :-)
Not sure what Pentax is planning on coming out with next, but I, for one, would love to see them join the M4/3 consortium. Not going to happen, I know, but it would be cool.
From base ISO up to 1600 (i.e., the range that encompasses pretty much all my shooting), there doesn't appear to be any advantage at all over the 16MP micro four thirds cameras. If anything the m4/3 offerings appear to be resolving more. I can only surmise that the 5200 is employing stronger NR at low ISO settings.
Poweruser: Highlights seem to blow easily with this combo.
Actually, I think it's the positive exposure compensation that's blowing the highlights.
Seems to me that the designer created something that appealed to him rather than something that he thought would appeal to consumers.
Love this shot. Whoever gave it the single .5 vote should be banned from all future challenges. That's a spite vote if ever I've seen one.
Jens_G: Please explain to me how a 13.2mm x 8.8mm sensor is a 1" sensor? The diagonal definitely isn't close to an inch.
From a purely aesthetics standpoint (obviously I can't judge IQ yet), I think they could have done much better. Shelf-appeal is definitely lacking, although I expect it'll still sell like hotcakes simply because it says Nikon on it.