Glad to hear that the XE-2 got new FW update, but too bad my one is long gone, I 'return' to DSLR because of the poor (sorry !) handling of the Fuji, the button layout and manual design made me very tired operating it compare to a conventional DSLR, and lack of a usable grip, even with leather case the camera is still too small and too hard to hold steady and comfortably even with my small hands... I hope the new FW can fix half of the problem, and I will seriously considering to 'come back' for another try when I've the fund, I missed so much the excellent low light IQ of the Xtrans sensor. I am happy to know that Fuji did listen to us, at least here in DP that some of the improvement on the new FW fixed my complaint about the camera.
I was one of the users (?) to complain about 'silent mode', glad that Fuji listened, but I no longer have any Fuji can't test the rest of the 'improvement', may be next time...
I like Fujifilm and the first one I had was the X30, and then XE2 and then the S1,the XE2 is state of the art no doubt but I still decided to give them up and turned back to my Pentax.
Pros:Small and light weightX-Trans sensor out performs Pentax (K3) at high ISO (>6400) with great WBGreat lensExcellent EVF and screen
Cons:Grip-less body slippery very tired to hold for long periodToo much front heavy even with moderate size lensNo in body shake reductionBad menu design confusing and inconvenient to use *
* 1. The 'base' setting is not default setting, always over write by custom setting2. Try to delete 10 unwanted photos after checking sharpness with zoom in feature3. "Silent mode' has something to do with flash beside the sound !4. Occasion power on blank screen, X30 has it too
The Fujifilm is not an everyday camera, it is only for casual shooter that has plenty of time, you may disagree.
I am using Pentax K3 and Android phone, I've all three versions of this card and I had enough !! I experienced frequent disconnection with it, the phone will disconnect the card and reconnect to a nearby hotspot, it seems something to do with the app., sometimes the card is not writable I must use another SD as backup. After some use the card will become quite hot I can even feel the heat on the camera body ! sometimes it will halt my camera I need to remove battery to reboot !!
Not only the card/app are crap the support also bad, I download the firmware update tool for the W03 but it is for V2, there is no central server for everything I must search in Japan and US sites, I am so disappointed with it but still have to use it, there is no other wifi card better than it at the moment. Eyefi is good and having the strongest wifi signal, but need an online a/c to use it, I only want to transfer the photos to the phone/tablet there is no better choice than the crappy Flashair !
Excuse my ignorance, what is SRL referring to in the home page "PENTAX New-format SLR Camera" that repeated few times ??
I like Fujifilm and I had a XE2 for a couple of months, I like the Xtrans sensor that can produce clean and smooth color correct pics in the entire ISO range, my middle class APS-C DSLR had hard time to follow beyond ISO 6400. What I don't like about Fujifilm is the flat, slippery grip-less body, combine with this f2.8 beast would be a nightmare to me to use, the combo would be too much front heavy.
Just add my 2cents, did you see that how the eyelet rings/holes are installed, looks like something to do with the balancing of the camera, and I do hope that no more battery grip is needed as the body already big, the K3 with grip is just the right size for comfortable holding, and this FF already that big.
Guys take cover, grandpa is coming !!!I don't want to use the word, but this beast looks absolutely ugly to me, and the top LCD too small, I expected to see a matrix display, and the articulating screen looks like the beast is in the middle of transformation to something more lethal, or a hidden drone take to flight !!I hope this is still an early prototype, or a nightmare of mine, I hope to see something as pretty or more pretty than the K3, I don't want a 67, or the shot was taken with a non Pentax lens with heavy distortion ??I still want a FF, but my wallet is not as swollen as this one, I may take the next bus...
I think one of the reasons Pentax is more affordable than the other models is they did not use much TV ads so the cost cut., I don't know other places but in Asia I hardly see a Pentax TV ad, but Nikon shows up every 15min that's annoying ! Canon follows and then Olympus....
I hope Pentax will not focus too much on video shooting capacity on the FF so to keep the cost down, serious videographer will go for something handles like a real video camera anyway.
I am sick and tired with the Flashair, it took centuries to download photos to my Android phone, the app keeps interrupting and look for nearby hotspot even connect to it, in instead of staying with the card that already connected and downloading, I don't expect much fun with that Transfer Jet thing that requires an adaptor and only works in close distance.
Yes it is pretty ugly, as ugly as the 67 hahaha !!!
I want it to be lighter, or as least not heavier than the K3 with all the bells and whistles, coz this damX old doesn't have the strength holding it (with the FF lens mounted) after the long wait, and it is weird that no FF wide angle zoom or kit lens published so far, they should go before the tele...
I pass, I am happy with my Industar 50-2 pancake minus the vignetting...
I am in HK and I'm glad to see some of us won the award but seriously !? please ignore me I'm just a noob...
I purchased the 16GB card and it worked ok, from the Android app I know the v1.8 firmware has been released and I decided to update it.
I download and extract the firmware files to the root of the SD and update in my Pentax K5, I power on the camera and wait 5min. but nothing happened, I then power cycle the camera and I got 'memory card error'.
Then I try the windows update tool but I got stuck at stage 4 nothing happened after 5min., then I remember there is a card reader came with the card, just like the Eyefi card this card takes higher current than a standard SD slot can provide, and I successfully updated the card with the card reader, but still got memory card error on my camera, even worse my camera locked up, I must remove the battery to reset the camera.
Now I got a half dead card, it didn't work on my camera but still works as a normal SD on the computer.
Reverse ring is not new, but hardly any people use it these days, lighting and reflection is difficult problem to solve in extreme close up shots, awesome shots those are !!
I used few different made of wifi SD, Eyefi and some cheapo, Eyefi has the strongest signal no doubt. I can leave my tablet in the control room of a concert hall and go down shooting at the stage, all my pics got transferred to the tablet no problem, but I dun like the card for 2 reasons.
1. I am using a 3G tablet, for unknown reason all my pics not only transferred to the tablet but also uploaded to the web, I did not program the card to do this, I checked the forum and find that I am not alone on this.
2. The UI design of the app is not user friendly and confusing, being a non native English speaker I am able to manage most other apps but not this one, is it French design ? Now I stick with my Toshiba, and would like to see how the Transcend instant preview works.
The reason Eyefi supplies it's own card reader is that, the card requires higher than normal current to work, a standard reader can not read the card, this explained why the card has so strong wifi signal !
I was shooting film and using Nikon mainly, I switched to DSLR recently and my first model is K20D because of the bargain clearance sales, I loved Pentax since then. It build like a tank with good handling and weather resist, I can't get this quality from Nikon and Canon at the same class level, and I am quite satisfied with the image quality. I 'upgraded' to K7 lately and I really love this camera, and waiting for the K5 to drop price... I also like Ricoh although I do not own any, it is an innovative company who design unusual cameras. Both Pentax and Ricoh have root in photography, unlike some company that know nothing in photography, they just buy things from others and stamp their name on it, I hated to see that !!