Marty4650: Sony is pretty much the "Anti-Canikon" because they innovate constantly while the big two sit on their laurels and take very few risks. There is nothing bold or innovative about tweaking out another digital Rebel model every ten months, or making minor improvements to last year's Nikon DSLRs.
Because of this, Sony is all over the map, supporting various systems and lens mounts. It can be pretty expensive for them, and it can make it harder for them to be profitable. But they are the only company that has the potential to replace one (or even both) of the big two in the future.
Canon and Nikon have had the most popular (by a good margin) SLR systems for a few decades now. Look in any sports, news or nature photographer's bag and you will likely see one of these two brands. Being leaders in the pro arena is great for selling "lesser" camera models to amateurs. These two companies must be careful not to introduce a new system that could cannibalize sales their current flagship systems.
Pic #10 That's some expensive filter ring dent!
These lenses will cost you deep in the purse. You shall have the better of them and I shall have the worst.
WTF, where this weeks WTD?
I'd buy the black one and disable the lights. As long as it takes good photos and supports my old manual lenses, I'd be happy. I have a few old lenses and one DA-L kit zoom with no camera for them after selling my old K110D a while back.
This should be titled, "Do We Really Need Four Articles in One Day on the Fuji X30?".
Really DPR, cut it down to a couple articles.
Man that's a rig. The camera is probably the cheapest part.
Hauer: Good initiative, Nikon!
Yes, it could be considered a "bright spot" with Nikon service.(sorry)
Works pretty good but details can get really smudged when there isn't enough information to interpolate.
MS is trying to gain a foothold in this evolving tech market. Very recently they announced a pretty massive layoff.
Ikea commercial :)
fmian: Quite disappointed to see such bland choices. Number 6 being the one exception.Most of them leave me with a 'Nothing much to look at here' feeling and a lot of technical nit picks.I'd really like to be able to say otherwise.
Wish I could vote down your comment.
Looking at the D810 vs D800 (non E) RAWs, the D800 seems a bit sharper and (of course) suffers less moire. Very noticeable in the etching to the left and other places of fine detail around the test scene.
Nikon N1 system. I like the cameras but not completely satisfied with the image quality, especially with what can be had with the Sony 1" sensor.
I like the growing N1 lens system. The lenses are fantastic and make up for what the sensor lacks. The original kit lens is the weakest one and it is still better than most other kit zooms. Perhaps the lenses are the N1's saving grace.
akophoto: Yet another half baked tiny sensored bridge camera that will fall apart above 200iso. 200k view finder! No use at all...
Why do they bother anymore? CSCs have large sensors, the better bridge cameras have large sensors.
There is no place in modern (proper) photography for crappy 6mm wide sensors anymore (other than in a smart phone)
I agree but these are for people who's phone cam can't zoom like this camera (which is any phone cam). These people won't spring for a nicer camera. Since these things sell, manufacturers with offer them. I don't care for the tiny sensors either.
I need to get down to Cinci and check out the current library. I've never seen a large library. All of the branches around here small and somewhat disappointing in collection. When I look at my real estate tax bill, I see I am paying for it whether I want to or not!
I'd like to get back into reading as well. I haven't read a book in a couple of years.
Decent image quality from this camera. Those super zoom cameras with the small sensors generate images that look like your shooting through a murky veil. This camera has contrast and clarity. I think this would be a great travel camera for someone who wants a wide range of zoom and no extra lenses to fiddle with.
This makes for a really nice travel camera. It makes fine pictures and the lens is fast and sensor low noise for when the available light is weak.
I do have one concern. The shots using the long end of the zoom are rather soft.
0MitchAG: Damn, that house is cheap af!
No, just advertizing. Note the price said "starting at". The house shown is probably 2x that price.
The large open structures look very modern for their age. Note that he uses large format cameras which should have the digital geeks up in arms.
Just for fun, I copied an image and sampled it down to 6mp. It still looks very watercolor-ish and soft. At 3mp it starts looking quite good. At full resolution, this is the worst I've seen. While I realize that some people would actually want this camera, it is just too much of an image quality compromise to have 16mp and a utra-tele zoom.