ManuelVilardeMacedo: No trolling, but judging image quality purely by this studio scene comparison, I'd have to say the Canon is the winner. The Nikon belongs in a lower rank and it shows quite badly here; the Olympus is good but doesn't come as close to the Canon as the X-T1. The latter (just like the Olympus) seems to have quite a bit of moiré, which may not be due to the absence of AA filter because it doesn't show with the Sony Alpha 7R. Besides, the Fuji seems a bit highlight-happy, even more so than the Olympus. Of course I'd need to confirm these findings in the field, but as it stands the pecking order would be: 1 - Canon; 2 - Fujifilm; 3 - Olympus; and 4 - Nikon. The first three cameras are extremely capable, but let's not forget that, being a DSLR, the Canon has an optical viewfinder and (arguably) better AF performance.
I guess that's what happens when Canikon got sucked into the megapixel race.
babalu: Really waiting now for DPR's full review . Speed it up , please.
Anything other than Nikon or Canon is old news to DPR.
EdHaady: A7 or X-T1?
X-T1 having less megapixels does make it a better camera.
Speed it up? The Pentax K3 (winner of reader's poll for best DSLR) announced on Oct 7, 2013 have yet to be fully reviewed.
Glad that Fuji is not caught up in the megapixel race. Would be nice if they start working on TTL wireless flash.
Would be nice if it comes with a weather resistant kit lens option.
Hard to believe someone got paid to come up with this.
prodz: @steelski: don't be ridiculous :)))
Don't be ridiculously right???
Class A: Dear Shawn,
could you please explain why "in-body image stabilization" is not listed as one of the "Pros"? Is that feature counted towards the K-5 II score at all?
I know that many, many Pentaxians made a decision for Pentax because of this feature.
Given that every reader of your reviews must make up their mind anyhow whether a "Pro" or "Con" really applies to them, would it not be in the best interest of your readers to be given the chance to check whether they feel it is a "Pro" or not?
You know as well as I do that the majority of readers skips to the "Conclusions" page directly and just skim through the "Pros" and "Cons" and then compare the numerical score to other cameras. I've written reviews myself and have the Google Analytics numbers to prove that.
I'm afraid that for many users of your site, generous comments and praise for a camera somewhere in the review will not repair any damage any inadequate summary will cause.
In addition to lack of in-body stabilization and a bulky size for an APSC camera, the D7100 also loses to the K5 II in low light performance that is important to most photographers. So the D7100 got a score of 85 because it have two card slots, more megapixels and a movie button?
fakuryu: An awesome review of an awesome camera, even if the market is now flooded with new ones (D600, D5200, D7100, 6D) the K5II/s is a relevant camera and is heads above shoulders even if a comprehensive review came so many months after the release.
Absolutely agree with the first part of your comment. That the CaNikons got reviewed just weeks after release and the K5 II nine months after is inexcusable. I hope DPR got the message.
sdribetahi: Anyone else chuckle when they mention that by the time the review is out, the price has now dropped by 33%, which now makes it a great deal! I guess we Pentax users can look at this as a positive, as those unfortunate Canikons that get reviewed the week the things hit store shelves get reviewed at their launch price.
Maybe Pentax is targeting a different crowd that like to research the market themselves. All they need to do is keep making great cameras and lenses.
Roland Karlsson: Looks good .. at last something that really looks like a PEN.
Can take twice as many pictures.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: So many dismissive comments for the lack of an integrated viewfinder... is it me or, if it had a viewfinder, people would find something else to criticise? Sensor area, perhaps...? Not having phase detection AF?As they say, "haters gonna hate". Want an integrated viewfinder? You have the E-M5. This one is for people who do well without an EVF.
It's available as an optional accessory. Good enough! The Oly pen series is meant for those who put a premium on compactness and portability. Makes no sense if adding a built-in EVF does the opposite. The built-in flash is more useful.
I love the fabulous retro design too. Just hope they don't make you turn the rear thumb wheel to take the next shot ..... ;)
The focus have a nice ring touit.
rhlpetrus: X100s: I don't like the RAWs' look, sorry, still not like a standard Bayer system. D7100 now is the best under FF camera re IQ. Let's wait for the Nikon A.
D7100 best under FF camera re IQ. Would like to see your source.
Anybody know if it can do 35 mm crop like the Ricoh GR?
Minolta4Life: $1,100.00...hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahah..........hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah. Hope I made my point.
They were asking that price before Ricoh unveil the much superior GR at $300 less. I bet their price is already falling.
Mark B UK: Does it have IS? I see no mention in the press release or specs.
IS not useful with fixed wide angled lens cameras. The Fuji X100s costing $500 more (with a lens equivalent of 35 mm) also does not have IS .
justmeMN: To passersby, a colored DSLR says "I'm not a Real Photographer, so you don't have to gawk at me." A good thing... :-)
What has this got to do with car color? You did not find a colored Canon 5D Mk III to compare it with?