I noticed the Samsung NX500 front and center in the compact ILC cameras photo. It seems ironic, how fast Samsung has ditched further development of standalone cameras, just as reviewers were agreeing on the bang for buck value of the NX series. I was one step short of pushing the BUY button on an NX300 kit, recently. Am wondering how long Samsung will provide support.
The colors in the ice are from an assortment of ground minerals that leeched through.
Works for me! Just installed and ran corrections on some low light recital photos from my old G10. Very nice corrections and effects transpired. Notice the sequins on the child's top. The original CR2 raw file and DXO corrected file are now posted in my gallery. Granted, the original didn't give DXO an excellent starting point to begin with, as shutter speed was slow. But I think the improvements are quite evident. I'll be working more with this extension, which I hope to be only the first of more to come. The bare bones Photos app has been quite dumbed down from my Aperture 3.
DStudio: In the PetaPixel article Reuters cites the extra time photographers take on editing RAW images. And they're correct - it is often a waste of time when news-gathering - even when the photographer has an efficient RAW workflow.
However, that's the *photographer's* problem to solve, not theirs. I guess their liberal mindset (the bad side of it) is showing through here. They want to solve someone else's problems. And they will do so by mandating "the correct solution" for them.
It's good for Reuters to manage their workflows. But it's dubious to dictate the freelance photographer's workflow for him. I don't mind them specifying the types of edits allowed, but it's dubious when they get their fingers into the photographer's pie, dictating the original image format.
What's "liberal" got to do with it, DStudio?
Lightpath48: At the current $399 price new, I can't see how anyone could call it a bad deal. I love mine.
This appears to be gray market, but is new with a 3 yr. extended warranty included. The link has more at the bottom of the page. My previous post was during the summer, when more were available.
At the current $399 price new, I can't see how anyone could call it a bad deal. I love mine.
Lightpath48: Since 2007 I'd worked with Aperture almost exclusively, editing and organizing almost 12,000 raw files. The 10.10.3 upgrade with obligatory Photos app devastated me at first. Now I'm trying to make the fullest possible use of Photos, in parallel with Nikon's NX software. But a number of key Aperture 3.6 controls are just missing. What were they thinking? I'm not sure where I will go from here.
davebranton, it's my understanding from reading the descriptive text from Apple after my 10.10.3 upgrade, that Photos will not store changes made to a raw file in Aperture. By default with Mavericks the Photos library is now my primary storage system.
Since 2007 I'd worked with Aperture almost exclusively, editing and organizing almost 12,000 raw files. The 10.10.3 upgrade with obligatory Photos app devastated me at first. Now I'm trying to make the fullest possible use of Photos, in parallel with Nikon's NX software. But a number of key Aperture 3.6 controls are just missing. What were they thinking? I'm not sure where I will go from here.
A mysteriously beautiful image! Even the name of the island holds some mystery. I would like to see more of what you're doing with the "A".
In 2013 I owned the predecessor P7700 and got wonderful images from its small sensor, but it seemed too slow for anything moving - especially kids and sports. In December of 2014 I bought a P7800, partly because it was going for $349 as a refurb. I like the new EVF for framing, but not so much for chimping. The colors are off, and it's not very sharp. AF seems better this time. No complaints there. But write times are still nowhere near satisfactory. If things are happening, I have to use jpeg or many shot opportunities just pass me by. I still love the image quality and body design. The 28-200 lens at 2.0-4.0 is unrivaled in my opinion, and makes the P7800 worth the $349. If nothing larger than A3 is needed, the P7800 delivers.
Compared to the $41,395 Brikk's 24k gold DF, this is really a steal!
I wish the P7800 slides in your report would've been a P8000 with a faster processor, at least. I've recently spent $514 on a D3300 refurb kit instead, and it runs large circles around my old P7700, which had the same processor as the current, now aging P7800. Why they couldn't keep the P Series moving with the field of competition in advanced compacts, is my question.
Another class of photographer for whom this camera might be a very good value, is the older person looking for an easy carry, and minimalist quality imaging. I've yet to take an image that can't give everything I want through a few steps in raw processing. And I'm using the scene and Auto modes almost exclusively for family and travel. The older generation digital cameras I sold off to pay for the D3300 kit and second lens, were much more fiddly.
Is this supposed to be a cute little fashion statement with toy filters? That's the impression made on me. For photo results in a compact form at the same price, I'd rather an earlier Sony RX100 model. Obviously there's some sort of niche for this Pentax among those who are a third my age.
Those photos aren't going to win me over to a Nokia.
Is it just my eyes, or are the Nokia W/A details superior to the Canon's?
As individual budgets are stressed in a number of nations, perhaps more are realizing that a camera is not a "need". A mobile device, however, is. And the imaging side of those devices for many, is sufficient.
A somewhat mystifying and beautifully composed photo! Having read others' comments so far, I also misinterpreted the intent of the subjects. My impression was also that they were attempting to photograph the moon or night sky. The photographer's context and explanation made a great photo even greater for me. Either way, it wins.
Great work. Wonderful color, composition. Outside camels provide leading lines to center. Sense of light is wonderful, even though sun is high. Just-right saturation. It's so good to get a break from the usual over-processed look. Congratulations on a great entry.
Beautiful light and shore silhouetted trees.