Cameras Used - Past & Present----------------------------------------Fujifilm XQ2Olympus Stylus 1Canon D10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7Canon Powershot SX50 HSFujifilm F900EXRCanon G15Panasonic TS-20Canon S100Panasonic FZ150Nikon S9100Olympus XZ-1Canon S95Canon SD4500 ISOlympus E-PL1Sony HX5V (returned)Canon Rebel Xsi/450DPanasonic FZ35Panasonic ZS3Panasonic LX3Panasonic FZ28Panasonic FZ18Canon Rebel Xt Canon S80 Canon S30FujiFilm F31fd Canon G3 Yashica T4Konica Lexio 70 Canon Classic 120 Leica MiniluxCanonet QL III Olympus Stylus Epic Olympus XARicoh GR-1 Contax T3 Yashica Electro 35 Kodak Brownie Nikon One Touch Leica Z2XPentax Spotmatic Canon EOS Elan 7e Canon EOS Elan IIe Minolta Hi Matic
Hmmm? I like Panny cameras. Sure it's small and got lots of 4K bells and whistles but for stills my Olympus Stylus 1 with a 1/1.7 sensor looks as good or better in the Image Quality comparison. The Stylus 1 has a better EVF and a constant f/2.8 lens from 28-300mm. Thanks Olympus!
princecody: Pocket camera of the Year for sure :)
Or wait till the (more pocket-able) Canon G7 X II hits the street.... :0)
John McCormack: I assume the Nik collection of tools will not run as a standalone application, right?
I tried downloading the free Nik collection. After downloading I ran the install program and it just sat there and churned away for hours.:(
I assume the Nik collection of tools will not run as a standalone application, right?
thomas2279f: perfect now and b700 has raw and 4k which is good...
Nice specs., but DPR has the price wrong in the specs. listing. It should be $499, not $399.
Lee Jay: 24-200 is what I'm looking for, in the most compact body available.
Panasonic TZ/ZS100 has an EVF (albeit small), post focus, and a longer zoom.
Availability. DPR says May. B&H says March 15th.
Thanks for the review and the frank comments, which we don't often get from DPR. Your images look better than the earlier set.
DPR needs to update the price for the X70, which apparently was incorrectly reported at the introduction as US$799. It's actually $699. Most online retailers (except Amazon) are reflecting this lower price.
Photoman: No GPS?
Someone asked about GPS capability. No GPS. Full Specs. here:http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/lumix-digital-cameras---point-and-shoot/superzoom-cameras/dmc-tz100eb.specs.html
Good news. Now if Olympus will only put some money into R&D for fabled Olympus Trip digital we've been waiting for...
Thanks, DPR; a great first look preview. For what the FZ300/330 offers I don't think the initial price is out of line at all. This should be a killer birding camera.
OneLeggedCat: "and one of the very few with Raw support" ... Wut?
Ummm, don't forget the Canon SX50 HS. It's still current, has RAW and sells for @$350. US. Not weather sealed though.
John McCormack: Be aware that there is little support for the firmware in the 1s. Olympus updated the the Stylus 1 firmware last year for the US market and changed the headers in the file output such that some software (ACDSee are you listening?) cannot read the newer RAW ORF files. Bummer. Otherwise the camera is great.
Yes, the cameras are basically the same, but the 1s ORF files have a different header that makes them unreadable in some software programs. I believe ACR has been updated to read the 1s files, but ACDSee is still working on an update to allow their software to open and edit the new ORF 1s files.
justmeMN: $700 for a 1/1.7 sensor sounds like a tough sell.
300mm-equivalent is short compared to other zooms. The upside is that it may have better optics than more extreme super zooms.
You can buy a refurbished Stylus 1 from Olympus directly for @US $420. when they have them. I did and can't tell it from new.
Be aware that there is little support for the firmware in the 1s. Olympus updated the the Stylus 1 firmware last year for the US market and changed the headers in the file output such that some software (ACDSee are you listening?) cannot read the newer RAW ORF files. Bummer. Otherwise the camera is great.
Mal69: Disappointed to see the P610 still not featuring RAW.
NOT disappointed that Nikon added an eye sensor. "Built-in electronic viewfinder: Switch shooting styles smoothly, as an eye sensor automatically switches from display shooting to the electronic viewfinder when your eye gets close to the viewfinder."
Suntan: I would be interested to see just how well I could shoot, hand held, with a 750mm equivalent P&S pocket camera.
No viewfinder on the 9900. Might as well look at the Panasonic ZS50/FZ71 which does.
Lapkonium: The only soft product by Microsoft that ACTUALLY WORX GOOWD
Hmmm? ICE 2 runs fine on my 6 yr. old Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit PC.