In this photo they do look very similar, not just the white box (because what compact camera ISN'T that shape?) but the holed ring around the lens.
Robert Morris: Why are they using the older sensor and not the newer one on the X100s?
Yes, the XTrans 16mp sensor with the EXR Processor II (same as X100s)
X-Pro1 has the XTrans 16mp sensor with the EXR Processor Pro
I guess what they're saying is although it's an X mount camera it is more akin to the X100/X100s in sensor/processor spec than the X-Pro1/XE-1
Mister J: I wondered what effect Google's takeover would have, and now I know.
Snapseed Desktop is a workflow item for me, so the news is a shame, but so long as it works, it works...
Sometimes Snapseed does enough I need and does it quickly without needing to open up LR, PS and the like. I'm genuinely surprised they're killing the desktop version. But as you said as lon gas it works....
nathansmith: From DP Review: In a blog post, the company has announced, as a part of its 'spring cleaning' it has decided to shut down Snapseed and Google Reader, among other products.
The blog entry says they are shutting down the DESKTOP version of Snapseed, but not the mobile. The above line gives the impression that Google is killing Snapseed completely. Also, I use Nik software, and killing the desktop version of Snapseed could be good for Nik, as Google wants us to use Nik software. (Although personally I don't want every wannabe pro using Nik).
Why would you not want people to use Nik software?
veato: I'm loving the hilarious "it will fail because it doesn't have a 1" sensor" comments. So any compact that doesn't feature a larger sensor is now destined to fail (regardless of other features), right?
Presumably all photos taken on the X20 will be crap because, you know, sensor.
And m4/3 because of APS-C and APS-C because of full frame and full frame because of medium format.
So let's all bin whatever rubbish camera we currently have and buy MF. It's clearly the best because, you know, sensor.
I'm loving the hilarious "it will fail because it doesn't have a 1" sensor" comments. So any compact that doesn't feature a larger sensor is now destined to fail (regardless of other features), right?
veato: The iPhone (although a phone) is the most popular camera in the world. That alone would explain why a photography website might want to have a look!
If you disagree, don't read the review. Easy.
""Also, flickr count of pictures taken with the iphone doesn't make it the most popular""
No the fact that the device has sold in its millions probably makes it technically the most popular camera
The quality of the camera on a smartphone is a big draw nowadays for the general public. Apple know this hence why its features appear on detail on the site above the new connector, maps, siri, iOS6, iCloud and a host of other features.
This is certainly not an afterthought.
The iPhone (although a phone) is the most popular camera in the world. That alone would explain why a photography website might want to have a look!
Nishi Drew: What XF1 color did dpreview vote on?
I refurbed a Trip with the same colour as no.16