DPR, please change the title to "The Most Interesting Camera of 2012", because this is what this poll is really about. I don't have any of the listed cameras but I voted OM-D because to me it was rather a head turned in 2012 and I think it deserved its place fair and square. Is it the Best Camera out there? Probably not. But we are just DPR Readers, not the camera experts. This is Our poll, Our opinion, Our fun way to pick "The Camera of 2012". Those who believe otherwise and come here with angry comments only make fools of themselves.
The description is quite misleading as in reality you can only shift the background by a couple of millimetres; so it's not very useful at all. And with the focus shift, is there any way to see everything in focus on the picture? I find the out-of-focus area on Lytro samples rather flat and unpleasing (no fall off at all) and noticed that I would rather prefer everything in focus, especially on their macro shots. I could not find how to do that, so another disappointment.
In general, they might be just slightly ahead of time with this invention. I am guessing this technology could be much more suitable for 3D screens...
Mobile site and no App? That's not how Steve Jobs would launch it...
I wonder how easy is it to use this tiny screen even without manual adjustments? Having a viewfinder instead of a screen seems to be much more functional for this tube-like design.
His arguments are not convincing at all.
At first I thought ILC body would make much more sense with this camera. But then people would demand better speed, low light, faster lens, AF, etc, etc. Sigma probably realize that they are not able to deliver all of that (at least now) and prefer to stick with the niche market for landscapers. Still kudos to Sigma from me for keeping Foveon alive. Hard to believe they are making any profit on it though but at least Foveon makes photography "landscape" more interesting...
Sorry but the entire article looks like a high school essay; nothing more than a compilation of thoughts that have already been said by somebody, somewhere, sometime. And I had exactly the same feeling when looking at his portfolio. I definitely respect Eric for pursuing his passion but I am quite puzzled by how his work could already make him so "popular".
Very nice image but it looks more like evening to be honest which is a bit disappointing to see as a winner in the Morning challenge.
I've never used Instagram and can only judge by a few samples I've seen in various articles including this one. But I wouldn't call it "debasing photography".I see at least two positives in apps like Instagram. First, those filters are for Fun, not for Art. Nothing wrong with people having fun IMO. And second, it forces real artists to become more creative in order to differentiate themselves from the masses. This may lead to groundbreaking innovations in the art of photography (which later will be copied by Instagram creating new innovation cycle). So it's a win-win for all types of photography IMO.
I learned who Steve Jobs was years after I knew what a great product Mac was. This guy is like the opposite, there are more knews about him than about his product. It's a bit irritating...
VadymA: There are better alternatives than this camera for 99.999% of photographers.
Yes, and I am glad this tool is available to those photographers now. Others probably said it better than me - this is a special tool for special purposes; not a snapshot camera. More like a prime lens I would say.
There are better alternatives than this camera for 99.999% of photographers.
TomasJacko: ...or, how bad post-processing spoiled a photo.
I think it fits the theam of the challenge perfectly; so it might have been done deliberately...
Modern look - plus!Slow AF - minus!No VF - minus!... stopped reading after that as it looks like a failure in the current market.
One step forward, two steps back from Pentax IMO.
Every time I look at DPR studio shots of mirorless cameras I find myself reaching the same conclusion again and again - "Nothing can beat NEX5/7 in IQ". Maybe DPR should "politely" exclude NEX from the comparoson ;0)
I agree with Jaymee; I expected this would be the winner. Interestingly, you lost to the 2nd and 3rd place by only one vote and 2.5 points. So if only one additional voter gave you as low as 3.0 stars you would be in the second place.