marike6: A nice video camera in good light. For stills, $1500 for a 1 inch sensor camera is too high for me. The beautiful new Pentax K1 full frame or D610 kit is just a bit more or a Fujifilm XT1 kit for less. For still photography and professional quality results, it's not even a choice. But OK, maybe the RX10 II price will drop but knowing Sony, probably not. I'm still interested in one of the Nikon DL cameras, second cameras shouldn't cost a small fortune.
How much is a G4 now?
agaoo: Good job SONY, you give real good lesson to Panny. Keep it up.
Like to the original RX10 Panny taught it a lesson, wait till we see what the panny FZ100 Mk2 delivers, probably a few good lessons for Sony, eh, lol!!!
davids8560: Just curious: Why do 4K vids from my FZ1000 play haltingly on my PC, but this RX10 sample video plays just fine? Thanks, David.
Buy a new pc or upgrade ya parts, no probs on mine with 4k vids on my pc from FZ1000!!
papa natas: You nailed it man!!!
Brilliant, very well done, a stunning capture indeed, and a worthy winning shot, congrats!!
A superb picture of a piece of history, i love it, sharp and clear, a worthy winning capture, very well done!! congrats!
Franz Weber: I realy like this cam but I wish Panasonic had included theese features:- tilting sreen- USB charging- higher res EVF with higher magnification like Canon G5X or Sony RX100IV
If theese were included I would have happily paid 100 bucks more for it.
Mike FL, because Sony cut corner!!!
Superb picture, very well done and congrats.
Lance B: Beautiful image. Excellent composition, great lighting.
Stunning image scene, and seems to be a superb `still` from the High Quality camera, very well done, and a worth winner, congrats!Allan.
onlooker: Pentax, do you want to surprise everyone with something truly different, or do you want to release yet another "me too" camera with dinky buttons to drag mediocre AF points around, and with no way to compete with Canon and Nikon AF lens stable? If the former, release a true manual focus camera, with a proper focusing screens, and with proper mechanical focus lenses. Be different.
Another site says its goin to ba a mirrorles with a 31/2 million pixel viewfinder, yeaaaa! way ta go Pentax, now watch this baby kick ass!!!
Aroart: One of your best dp reviews to date..So many people are knocking this camera for not being 4k ....This is a camera first and video is a second.. this camera will grab focus in stills and video better than any 4k camera thats out there...oh and we will see if samsung nx 1 will do what it says it can do....Great job and effort in making this video...people need to stop bashing and star shooting....
No way, GH4 eats it in speed for stills and Video.
agaoo: GH4 is not on the list. May be it's not free for GH4 users since they don't want free :-D
Why not also for the FZ1000 which is `supposed` to be Panasonics top bridge camera? yet the FZ300/30 gets this feature, this would suggest to me that a replacement is coming perhaps soon for the FZ1000, i cant understand why this firmware is not available for the GH4 either!!
munro harrap: Both fail. I have had to return an RX10 for an obvious reason-when you film it insists in recording all focussing and zooming sounds to your footage. Optically the lens is good despite very heavy distortion at 24mm that can only be corrected in software-easily more than 5% barrel. As you get to 200, at f2.8 the one I had was very sharp in the centre, but only a narrow circle in the centre beyond which the fall off was rapid- think adjacent trees in a row of trees equidistant from camera, or a line of people. Even in good light you need that f2.8 but it is of limited use given most of the picture is at a lower resolution.
This is ALL deliberate of course since the zoom for size is underdesigned: at 24mm it certainly does not cover the sensor. That said the Leitz lens on the Panasonic is far worse, and I do mean a LOT worse. So wait for the next models and curse the people who lead you up the garden path to nowhere but frustration
Nope, mines ok there!
munro harrap: There are comments about the RX10 having a weather-sealed body, but this is not Sony's claim, they just say "weather- resistant".
I take issue with all such claims as microphones , especially those on the top of bodies cannot exactly be waterproof, and even were they so, the water collecting inside the mic grills would surely stop them working (and probably everything else). If these machines were waterproof there would be ads on TV with footage glorifying in the fact, but other than a few AW compacts there is no such footage available from anyone-including Nikon and Canon pro "weather-sealed" bodies, and apparently it is a fact that the D800 is NOT weatherproof, and though the Canon is more so, the corrosion from water-especially salt water affects them as well. That RX10 isn't waterproof, or dustproof. Sony have not ever said it was and will not refund you or do a free repair on one, I bet, if it gets a soaking over the winter outdoors. The FZ1000 has no such pretences.
Good comment Munro.
I love it, very well done!!
Polacofede: Is there any statistics about the amount of people that gets this cameras for video purposes? ( Or even any camera being compact or DSLR ) Honestly from all the people I know there is a very small bunch of them that ever uses it. I know this is not representative by any means. Just asking to determine also how much video performance should weight in a camera review.
I have the fz1000, i bought it for mainly video which is in my opinion `superb`next, its a new 4k telly, and more powerful computer for me, the clarity of this camera`s HD video is fantastic, but the 4k is incredible, my old digital camcorder took its trip to E-Bay last year, the fz1000 is now the `best` camcorder i have ever owned to date!!
papa natas: AWESOME...!!
This is a superb hdr image, i am a fan of hdr stuff, i think it is brilliant and very well done indeed.
arhmatic: While video is secondary and probably sees little use, it's still unacceptable to see it falling so far behind every other camera out there.
I see that the video mode scored the lowest in this review. Needs a major step up for for X-T2
How can you not have great video? Thats tosh!! loads of other Camera Brands out there have `great quality images` and `stunning` video, for this camera to have such poor video is a `Major bummer`!!!
CNHT: I bought Fujiflim X-T1 on 24 Dec 2015, and I love this camera. but recently say in Feb 2015, I found that the rubber skin on the surface and on the camera lens zoom ring started to loosen up. The lens is 18-135mm the rubber sufface had shows sign of detachment so are the rubber sufface on the Camera.Then come last month in early April 2015 the Camera Flash fail to fire. I had try to shoot in forced flash to test it but the Flash that came along with the X-T1 failed.
The last problem i found is the Shutter Speed Dail had also show its problem As i move to dail to adjust shutter speed. The metering dail also follow to move. The Shutter Speed dail seems to had also failed.
Can I have my X-T1 replaced? Just bought Dec 24th 2015 and now all these problems pop up.
Can Fujiflim make their flag ship camera tougher..? and easier to hold on too, ? Why must we bought extra handle for such so called well designed camera?
CNHT, R ya sure ya bought the camera on 24th december 2015???? or did ya buy a time-machine??
brownie314: Yikes! In P1000169 the red umbrellas are pretty bad. Looks like the DR of the sensor/processor can't handle that pretty tame scene.
Yikes! I think these pictures look great, colors, contrast and sharpness are all superb for a small sensor, this will be a brilliant camera for taking macro and birding shots, and with that stunning lens, wow!!!!
perry rhodan: Is planet earth flat? Waste of resources IMHO.The FZ1000 beats both by a large margin.