Thanks for this article.
I always stayed away from Phase One and in my mind that spells 'alot of money', cameras, etc.
but I clicked the link and downloaded the 254MB file.
Ran Express and can clearly see the detail in my D5100 RAW files that I have been missing using other converters.I compared several. I did not compare DXO yet.The Express white balance tool is also remarkable.
When I get my D7100 I will likely buy the full program.
I just completed two shoots today and after my testing of express I reworked both of them to much better final images than I obtained with my current workflow.
Nikonworks: Oil is not dust.Oil is not dirt.
Oil is filmy and hard to clean off any surface.
I believe this word 'oil' belongs in this DPReview advisory article.
Begining to remind me of Pravda during the Cold War.
Kindly: If you knew anything about Pravda during the Cold War, you would know I was referring to the need to 'Read Between The Lines' as most Pravda readers learned to do.This is a Photography web site, we are privlidged to be able to participate here while there are so many problems in the world.
And yes, the word 'oil' belongs in the article above.
Oil is not dust.Oil is not dirt.
snow14: macro four third is the best compromise between size and IQ so far.
It seems that you are right.
Rumors has a 'Foveon' type sensor by an OEM set for introduction this year that is supposed to have very low noise.
I am sitting with what I presently have and will watch the market for what becomes available later this year.
DPReview, with that 'Con' list and that "Price', you have to be kidding us.
How could great image quality in the face of all those operational/functional 'Cons' be worth a Gold award?
Anfernee Cheang: I know I paid nothing to DPReview, so I feel comfortable with the progress. All information I saw here is free of charge. Is it weekly magazine that you have to paid, and so that it must be providing one review per issue? No it's not. Then why complaining?
I do hope DPReview can speed up a bit more. But all I have is only appreciation. Because I know there is no free lunch.
DPReview, I think it's time for you to review how to better utilize the cooperation with DxO Mark. You are partners, right? So there must be some more efficient ways. For example, they concentrate on the lab result of sensors and lenses, and you concentrate on the bodies, performances, AF, menus, etc? More and more new cameras are coming in the next few years, but I know you can make it.
You missed the point.
We are only asking for the 'Good Old Days' to come back to DPReview.
ChrisSwiss: I really appreciate how DPReview staff is engaging in these news discussions. Thank you and keep up the good work! They seem to listen to their users, other than some manufacturers... (are you reading this, Sony?)
They are Not listening to the readers.Read below and you will even see that they go to the point of ridicule toward posters.See for yourself, right below this post.
nosnoop: What takes you so long?There has been only one DSLR/Mirrorless REVIEW in the whole December/January; and only 4 DSLR/Mirrorless REVIEWs since September (5 months). At this rate, it would take you many more months just to finish the products announced at Photokina.
People would like to come here to look for information for their purchase decision. So a timely review is essential; a preview just doesn't cut it.
Your first preview was written 4 months ago. So you have 4 months to work on the NEX-6 and all we get is just an extended preview?
I love DPreview, my first stop everyday.But.. there are sites that go out and buy their own cameras to test.
GodSpeaks: How long has the NEX-6 been on sale now? And all we get from dpREVIEW is an 'updated PREVIEW'.
Do you know who owns DPReview?
Nikonworks: I got it, finally:
Preview a camera until it becomes long in the tooth, monitor buyer's feedback, then release the final review written as not to upset any one portion of the market, vendor or buyer.
This premise is not how DPReview became DPReview.
But I guess things change for better or worse.
A real shame.
I stopped all of my printed publication photography subscriptions because all of the reviews became nothing more than a glorified manufacturer's spec sheet.
DPReview, Let's get back to business, please.
Nothing I post here at DPReview is 'Blatant' , just truthful.And Barney, you should not let such an untruthful characterization of a poster's comments go by without comment.
Re-read my comment, with 16 likes, and hopefully you will realize all these responses are not about you but about missing final reviews.
And your statement that I am 'throwing stones' is extremely un-professional,flaming for selfish defensive purposes, and one you should apolgize to me for posting.
No. Your comments on twelve pages, six tests, etc., seem designed to be directed to your superiors as in 'Please ignore all these posts complaining about Previews, we are working hard'.Your crew's reply comments are all defensive with no concern for your readers.
Digiman69: I do see even Fujifilm X-E1 images are in in the test charts so it should mean a review will be soon out, and judging from what I see it seems on the noise side it's the real new benchmark
Where I come from 'just around the corner refers to a block of four corners, (eg.: a rectangle)'.What polygon are you basing your statement on?
Yes, a Final Review with a Conclusion and a Rating.
I got it, finally:
"16 megapixel ½” EXR-CMOS II back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor has been engineered to ensure that there will be enough light available for Phase Detection AF at larger apertures "
This could be read " Fuji overcomes the laws of Physics".
Sorry, but I have to see it to believe it.
I searched web retailers and foud the EZ card more expensive than the Eye-fi card.
I use EYE-Fi cards on a daily basis for Jpeg transfers.Once home I downlod my Raw + Jpegs in usual manner.
They work very well for me once connected to my tablet.
The artist should have collected data on the types of cameras people have and how many days a year they remain on their shelves unused, and if they are using othe cameras at the present time as the others sit on a shelf.
The partial destruction of the clay cameras speaks too loudly and distracts me from perception of the form of the cameras. It may also suggest something negative about the psycological framework the artist lives by.
I have six DSLR's on the shelf and a Sony R-1, all of which I have not used since I bought my Nikon P7700.
They sit on the shelf not as my collection, but because thay all paid for themselves through my photography and I don't want the headaches of selling, nor the low trade values.
I haven't given it much thought but maybe they are equivalent to the notches on a six shooter the TV cowboys would make when I was a youngster.
The wide to 1200 tele shot is remarkable.
You can see grappling pins on the chimney and the interior of the building on the right.
I guess this was handheld?
If so - WOW!!
No mention of live viewing lag time, very important to know.
I almost went for the OM-5 but upon further evaluation I found it extremely over priced.Not knocking the camera or the available glass, just the price.I wondered how much of the price was to recover the cost of recent financial scandal.
The D800 has about 50,000 pieces with alignment problems, good luck.
I used to be a Canon guy. One switch over from Canon to Nikon is enough for one lifetime. The Canon seems worthy of a 'first place' rating.
Did the respondants indicate if they owned their choices?
......"but we've gone over the figures, made a list and counted it twice, read most of the comments (and thanks to the majority of you who kept them constructive) and now we're ready to give you the results".......
So you filtered out the non-constructive comments from respondants to avoid any negativity in your result announcement?