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Have a look at the sample shots floating around. They completely lack the ability to define fine texture, just like the X10 did. Fuji needs to give up on these experiments with sensor patterns because they're making crap cameras at expensive prices to do so.

I would never pay this price for something that resolves so poorly. Real shame.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 23:21 UTC as 89th comment | 10 replies
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)
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hammerheadfistpunch: A request for this article; a scatter plot showing DPreview scores on the y and price on the x. A little over simplified, but i would venture a guess that bang for the buck is most people biggest (or second biggest) consideration with this category. I would say brand loyalty is #1 maybe.

Exactly. I believe that the Nex-5N is the best bang for the buck camera on the market for those getting into photography. Good kit zoom, superb image quality. Well featured. All for around $650.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 23:11 UTC
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)
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HIScamera: I find it amazing how so many photographer dismisses Mirrorless as trivial invention, that aren't deemed up to their standards, when only 10 years ago, they were saying the same thing about digital cameras. I remember reading bunch of photography magazines all crying foul with these so called 'digital' cameras and how they do not have the 'soul' and 'characters' of the film which they will never replace. Were they right?
Mirrorless might be new and unfamiliar, but they are already on par with many DSLRs in terms of IQ, and usability-wise, they will only improve as time passes. Progress Mirrorless made in last 3 years surpasses anything by either DSLR or any rangefinder cameras. Who know what we will have in another year?

I'm itching for the day I can get a full-frame M mount camera with an available EVF module for 1/2 the price of a 5D Mk II.

I believe it extrapolates well: Nex-5n is half the price of the A77. A full-frame, mirrorless should theoretically be half the price of a full-frame DSLR.

I wonder if Ricoh will step up to the plate in 2012?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 23:10 UTC
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)
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Aleo Veuliah: I have used a lot of SLR cameras, and from 2008 to now I don't feel the need to use any SLR system

I have two Panasonic Lumix G cameras and four lenses, and quality is great, and very easy to use and to carry

I got a Nex-5N a few weeks ago and was so impressed I sold my 5D classic, full frame DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 23:06 UTC
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)
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Mannypr: I must admit mirrorless cameras are starting to produce photos of pretty good quality but after having seen samples carefully from all of these camera they still have a long way to go to compete with DSLR cameras . The problems that mirrorless camera confront is that when the mirrorless camera technology takes a step forward , DSLR do the same and get better , always keeping in front of the image quality produce by the latest mirrorless camera has to offer.

The difference is that through the omission of a mirror box and optical viewfinder the mirrorless camera costs considerably less.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 23:04 UTC
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)

Seems like this camera has a lot of people arguing. They either think it's too expensive. Or they complain about the lack of lens lineup at launch. Or they think that the noise performance is poor. Or they think the lenses are too big.

But there are a crap load of people out there buying up Nex cameras because they offer awesome image quality at an incomparable price. They are the best solution out for somebody to mount various classic manual lenses due to the short flange distance and the big sensor. The noise performance is very very close to even full-frame cameras causing lots of full-frame shooters to think the Nex-7 is a complete bargain. And there are people itching to put M mount lenses on this system for an extremely compact, travel friendly camera.

Sony's making good money on the Nex cameras already out and once they solve their supply issues for the Nex-7 they're going to make a killing filling this market that lots of people don't seem to think exists.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:13 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Sony's E-mount lenses are even more of a 'pariah category' of lenses than Micro Four-Thirds lenses are. Getting a Sony SLT Alpha 65 for $900 is markedly better option that this NEX-7, I should think. At least you can mount all sorts of 3rd-party Alpha-mount lenses on that one (a65/a77) natively.

Or get the Nex with the shorter flange distance, the LA-EA2 and you've opened yourself up to even more lenses. The A mount isn't that great for mounting other lenses onto the DSLR so shooting with a Nex is a very appealing choice for people who want to do stuff like mount Contax Zeiss C/Y, Leica/Ziess/Voigtlander M mounts, etc, etc etc.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:08 UTC
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)
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R Valentino: Nice camera, pretty decent IQ for an APS, but I still don't get the point of these types of cameras.

Teeny, tiny camera, GREAT big lens means it's still going to be hanging from your neck. Once you mount a decent lens on the Nex7 for all practical purposes it's the same size as the A900.

Seriously does half a pound really make that much difference? Sony's own A77 is still a much better all around camera and not much bigger.

If it can't fit in a jacket or cargo pants/shorts pockets you might as well use a real camera :-)

My 5D classic weighs more than my Mamiya 7II rangefinder WITH the 65mm lens attached. When I wear a Nex-5N around my neck I don't even remember it's there.

Also consider the size for people who travel a lot. They no longer have to worry about the body because the body is so small. They can pack lenses, attach the body to one and it's not really going to take more space in the bag. It makes a difference.

And finally: mount a Leica/Zeiss/Voigtlander lens on one of these mirrorless cameras and you'll end up with a camera that's super light weight with good image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:06 UTC
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)
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tlinn: I can totally see myself moving away from my lifelong affiliation with Canon gear after a few more E-mount lenses and another generation or two of this body. I'll have to give up my tilt-shifts but my aching back is telling me it is worth it.

I've already sold my 5D classic and I'm clearing out my EOS mount glass for M mount glass. You can put Olympus shift lenses on the Sony nex cameras. They even have one as wide as a 24mm and the 35mm can be had for an awesome price.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:03 UTC
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)
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abi170845: Don't be a tease, SONY, WHERE ARE THOSE LENSES THAT YOU PROMISED? I won't buy this camera unless the Zeiss and the 50mm OSS are readily available. And probably future firmware updates from Sony.

Honestly I'm not a fan of the 24mm Sonnar. It should have been a Distagon but a Sonnar means higher profit margins due to a more relaxed engineering design.

You do know you can put old Contax Zeiss C/Y lenses on this system and they're very well priced?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:01 UTC
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)
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Rmano: What I really find incredible (in that sense that is difficult to believe) is the poor bracketing options and the failure to save RAW along special functions (hdr, etc) which is a mere software matter. I would have expected an advanced bracketing options (EV, iso, mixed shutter time/aperture)... Sony, if you're listening, ask me.

That is a real pity. I was almost decided to go for it but powerful machines with crippled (and unmodifiable) software drive me crazy. Why not having an API and "Apps" for that cameras? They deserve it...

You can't really expect lightroom, ACR, aperture, et. al. to have to not only support RAW files but every permutation of every special shooting feature from every manufacturer. That's just silly.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 17:58 UTC
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)
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miketala: It's odd to compare this with cameras that cost--at most--1/2 the price. I get that it's mirrorless, but with lenses it's simply not as compact as m43, and at least one of the adapters appears to be as large as the camera itself.

A comparison with a similarly priced camera using a similar sized sensor, e.g. the D7000, is highly warranted and it's simply silly and unprofessional that DPR failed to do this.

Because Sony's creating a new class of camera. It's not a DSLR like the D7000 and it's supposed to outperform the m43 cameras.

Sony believes there are people who feel that m43 doesn't provide the picture quality they need and a DSLR is bursting with features they won't use. I believe Sony's right to think there's a market of people out there for the Nex-7.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 17:56 UTC
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)
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rurikw: Someone mentioned the idea of the body as a digital back. That's sound thinking. You don't attach lenses to bodies but bodies to lenses. Why should modularity be a privilege of medium format >10k€ cameras? You could build your ideal body out of parts too, by attaching (minimum) 1) a sensor 2) a screen 3) a control module. Then your could build your ideal GUI on the web and download. My choice of hardware would look a lot like the nex-7 but with a properly articulated screen.

The 5n is a little more "modular" like you're describing it due to the EVF being separate. But the Nex system is the closest to the old 645 modular designs to date. APS-C body. EVF. phase detect lens adapter. myriad of different lenses that can be used with various adapters. It's quite modular.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 15:30 UTC
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Why on earth is DPReview asserting that the Nex 7 produces usable images at ISO 6400? Has DPReview simply decided to quote Sony marketing as verified fact.

In the RAW comparison tool:

Pick the Nikon D3s (because it is nearly noise free at ISO 6400)

Then for actual Nex 7 competitors select: The Samsung NX200, and the Sony Nex 5n.

The Samsung and the less expensive Sony destroy the Nex 7 at ISO 6400. RAWs (okay Tiffs) at that ISO from the Nex 7 will print like garbage; I can be sure because I know what it is to print from ISO 6400 shots taken with a D3s.
(I don't want to read the "noise improves with downsizing" noise.)

Look: The Nex 7 is a really interesting camera, and will be better when Sony releases a greater number of decent lenses. But telling tall tails about it doesn’t do DPReview any good and doesn’t help those who’d be interested in buying this camera or something like it.

PS:

I wish the shutter were less audible on all Nex cameras.

Yeah my 5N has a sort of kachunk-chunk sound. It's not as loud as an RB67 but it definitely reminds me of one.

Also... Expecting a 24mp APS-C sensor to perform as well as a 12MP full-frame sensor in the noise department is kind of ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 15:27 UTC
On SLR Magic announces 23mm F1.7 for Sony NEX's E-mount news story (60 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: If only this has AF, OIS and is F/1.2. Id be the perfect lens for indoor photography.

You're being sarcastic, right?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 20:45 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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ybizzle: I have purchased this camera and I can tell you the Fuji X10 could possibly be the best camera I have ever owned in terms of performance, build, size, features, and image quality. I've owned many cams before and in terms of a complete package, this one is going to be my go to cam! (And no, I do not work for Fuji!) Sure this has little annoyances but what camera doesn't? I've been using this cam for a few days now and the image quality and noise performance is comparable to the m4/3 cameras. You don't believe me? Check this link for a comparison.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47706598@N08/6322335667/

Went to your link. I agree that this camera has something that many are overlooking when comparing to a m4/3 system:

It has an optically stabilized zoom lens with incredible contrast. The Nex-5n is priced at a similar point with its kit zoom but it's a giant beast compared to the compact X10.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2011 at 22:17 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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Nacho Man: I would like to know about the X10's shutter lag, the bane of most of these point and shoot camera. The G11 is OK, still too slow, still a bit of delay when the shutter is pushed. You can pre-focus then keep your finger on the shutter lock button but that's an ackward fix at best. Any comments will be appreciated!

When using the viewfinder and turning the screen off or setting it to info only my X10's shutter lag is virtually nil.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2011 at 22:12 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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emilmaga: DPR, you are very late with the review, no one will read it when it will come next year....ridiculous :(

I suspect they're waiting for ACR support. Almost all their reviews compare ACR conversion to the camera's jpeg engine which is why I think their reviews are always delayed.

Honestly I think they're correct to wait. I have an X10 and it feels quite crippled without being able to shuttle raw files into lightroom. JPEGS always look like crap.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2011 at 22:07 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Very pleased with mine, so far. Yes, it's quirky but (and this is a very good sign) even set to full-auto, the results are clearly superior to LX3/LX5/XZ-1/GRD IV/S95. The X10 is decent at ISO 800 which I would not consider with any of the smaller cameras. The X10 is not as clean or as detail-rich as my DP1 but obviously it's far more flexible and no strange Foveon artifacts. I would have bought a X10 sooner but the marketing--about how stylish it was and how it made the prefect fashion acessory was really off-putting. Even "Made in Japan" is not necessarily an indicator of anything. I'm happy to report it's both attractive and, by the way, capable of producing excellent images.

I had a DP2 and I compared shots from my X10 down-sampled to about 4.5 MP to my DP2 shots I took before selling the DP2. Even downsampled to 6MP they looked just as sharp. Not bad considering it's a zoom vs a prime and the X10 has a faster lens than the DP1's.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2011 at 22:03 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)

Got mine on Saturday.

Likes: Saturation and contrast from the fujinon lens is great. The lens is a mechanical zoom. The viewfinder is enormous considering the size of the camera. The dedicated fn button programmed to change the iso by default is nice. The white balance button is nice. Decent hot shoe. Good build quality. The lens hood is metal. Fairly good jpeg engine.

Dislikes: no spirit level without live view. I figured out how to get the DOF indicator working once but haven't gotten it working since. The lens hood is sold separately for big $$. The lens hood has a 52mm thread DEEP inside it which is awkward. No ACR/Lightroom support at time of launch but that's to be expected. Haven't taken a photograph with texture resolved down to the pixel yet. More like 6MP of quality but that's comparing it to my 5D ;)

Once lightroom has RAW support I think this camera will sing. It has enthusiasts & photographers in mind and it's obvious when using it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2011 at 22:00 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
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