beemerman2k: Great article and very important perspective. Photographers often say, "it's not the tool, it's the photographer", then we turn around and mortgage our future on the latest and the greatest. I see perfectly fine D600's, D610's, 5D Mk II's, and other amazing hardware being sold off as scrap because a later, allegedly greater, tool is on the market. If a D750 or a D810 offers a critical property, then fine. Otherwise, it's a waste of money and time.
I think that for 99% of all pictures taken, a D600--let alone a D610!--is more than up to the job.
@GodSpeaks: Nonsense. That might be right for your style of video. There's a reason why DSLR video can be seen in cinema.
tee1000: Holy grail for videography
...when you want something small with outstanding IQ. With sensor IS you will save quite a rig, which makes your setup so much more discreet.
Holy grail for videography
AksCT: I am not a pro, but find it quite odd to see everything she has listed as positive, copied below, is about functionality,form, and features. What about image quality? Perhaps the assumption is that these features improve image quality!!
-Low cost-Feels sturdy in my hands, very similar to the EOS 5D Mark III-Weatherproofing is improved and Canon claims that the shutter is good through 200,000 actuations - this is very important for working sports photographers-AF fast and responsive, and seems to perform as advertised-Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone-Shutter feels fast and light - not nearly as noisy as the original 7D-Video is improved, (although I didn't get to test this in depth) - better AF, choice in codecs, better resolution-Lighter weight than the EOS-1D X, which is heavy as a rock by comparison
When using a camera professionally you know how to get very good image quality out of a camera of that price and up. To get the right shot with best possible image quality it is much more about intelligent ergonomics and reliability. As she says: The camera should just not get in her way.
Yannick KREMPP: That's... not helpful at all. Replace 7D Mark 2 by iPad, or purse, or screwdriver and it all makes sense. Come on, voice tagging ? Crop sensor a negative for sports ? That wifi thing again ? I take it for what it is, a woman's point of view on something she uses as just another tool. Now please read me correctly, I have nothing against her, nor am I being sexist here. It's just like I said, of no interest here: ask a formula 1 or nascar driver what he expects from a car, and post this on a consumer website to help mr lambda choose his next car, you'll get the same.
Now if you're a pro, you shouldn't be reading this, you should already know what to expect or don't care at all. Or be out shooting, or whatever.
You are a sexist. Why else would you point out it's a woman's perspective?
#8 and #10 blew me away. Fantastic series. Thanks for sharing!
The Sage Knows: Andy Westlake said "by using 'Touch AF',... you simply tap the screen where you want it to focus. In this mode, though, the camera won't refocus between shots using the shutter button (unlike every other touchscreen model on the planet), so you have to touch to focus every single shot, which is equally annoying."
Not if you want to shoot the same subject several times (to get a different expression, vertical vs.horizontal, off center vs. center, etc). Then every camera on the planet (but this) will annoying try an refocus on the subject (even though its distance didn't change), slowing you down by requiring some other method to lock focus for every shot.
So if I understood the reviewer correctly, this feature is really a good thing.
Well, that's what a focus lock function is good for.
Lawrencew: Any suggestion as to why the video quality from the X-T1 and the X-E2 is so poor?
Is it something that can be addressed in a firmware fix down the line, or is it something inherent in the sensor?
I'm a bit into filming with X-E2. Video quality is not poor. It really has its strength when it comes to colors. But there are missing some essential functions which could be fixed via firmware. Like: Exposure lock, manual focus aid while shooting, more frame rate, bit rate options.
Let's hope Fuji will fix this.
kongqueror: WOW! I've been looking around for a smaller, more wife-friendly second camera and looking at the V3, I am in-lust! Just love the design and the tech involved. Sadly, the sensible cash-strapped man in me cannot stomach the price. Sigh. A used Panasonic G3 or a fire sale Olympus E-PM2 will have to do. Darn, it is so sexy!
"wife-friendly" - serious? Idiot.
Just one question to those of you looking forward to more small 4k gadgets: What do you need this resolution for?
GurcemZekai: I did voted for GR, only because price/value. Fuji x100s is great camera but when you compare vs Gr which has very similar spects (if not better) the price becomes important.
I believe Gr is like 600 british pounds while x100s is 900
It's more about ergonomics and operation when it comes to practical use. The specs won't tell you that both cameras are totally different concepts. I personally love Fuji's direct control of aperture, shutter speed and exposure, which feels very intuitive. Others like program modes. When image quality is that similar, you should really try which one suits your personal style of shooting most.
burnin: All I see are overexposed photos. Just sayin'.
oh c'mon. How can someone have such a technical view on that?Hopeless...
h2k: Funny sign "I'm sorry". But i think you shouldn't even excuse yourself for anything.
If anything, readers should say "We're thankful".
You're right.Thanks dpreview.
SKPhoto12: When are you guys going to do a full review of this camera. The Fuji X-Pro 1 is the most exciting thing that has happened to the photographic world in a long time and there is still no review after more than a year in the market. Any Sony camera gets a full review before it hits the street. Fuji is doing such an outstanding job with the bodies and lenses for the X line and you just don't react. Do they refuse to pay you? What is up with you guys?
An updated review would be important to show what the camera is about NOW. Since FW 3.0 it's responsive, quite good autofocus speed, very good auto focus accuracy, nice manual focus handling etc.
I know dpreview, it's about your ressources. Priority might be newer cameras.
sharp and crisp, nice detail. But i don't like the colors so much. Seem to be a bit flat and lifeless.
Wonderful composition. Perfect pp - perfect color, sharpness, contrast. Stunning!
not so nice bokeh.
Sorry, but what the hell... Putting a fish into a glass for a photo is bad. Besides it is unterexposed and not well focused.
I'm getting more and more impressed by the Fuji X-Pro 1. It has better detail and color in direct comparison to the Canon 6D. Though you should compare JPG output, as RAW rendering of the Fuji samples in this studio test is just bad.
Just by the way. Sorry for being a bit off topic.
Wow, this is the first picture that I comment in here. It is wonderful!