Newspapers are suffering in this electronic culture. With multiple sources for free local news on the Web, it will be interesting to see how they cope in the coming years. The photographers are just one unhappy consequence.
SeeRoy: Demonstrates conclusively that there are more air transport movements in the vicinity of large first-world metropolises. Staggering revelation.
Yes, the western US is underdeveloped ;-)
Both are good cameras. I like the P7700 for the image quality and extra reach of the zoom. I'm disturbed that the Canon was so soft in the city scape shot.
OTOH, having the Nikon J1 that is very fast to use, I'm not sure I can deal with the slower P7700. When I use my compacts I get frustrated with their slowness after using the J1.
There seems to be a misunderstanding in several comments about the aperture of the lens. As far as light gathering ability, it is a f/1.2 lens. In other words, with a larger camera (say FF) with its own f/1.2 lens, the shutter speed would be identical to get the proper exposure under the same lighting condition. It is an extremely fast optic.
Where the f/3.2 equivalency comes in is with the depth of field. It can produce a similar amount of out of focus blur (bokeh) that an 86mm f/3.2 lens on FF can produce. While that can still produce a significant isolating DOF, it never is going to be as much as a camera with a larger sensor.
On my CX format wish list is a 13mm f/2 (35mm equiv.) and a 150mm f/4 (405mm equiv.) to give some tele reach without adapters.
No doubt this new lens will perform well. It is apparently easier to make smaller lenses sharp as the other CX lenses have been marvelous. Even the 10-100mm zoom is excellent.
This has been normal for a lot of engineering software for many years. I figured it would start happening to other software sooner or later.
I don't have a single piece of paid software on my computer besides Windows 7 OS. It is all open source. It does what it is supposed to do and has plenty of capability.
Good color and decent sharpness at 55mm (for a kit lens). Early kit lenses lacked sharpness and contrast wide open at the long end.
I still have some criticisms. Some focal lengths show pretty strong color fringing. Is the correction function not used or does the camera even have it? Some shots are very soft on one side. Finally, why only a mono mic? Even many P&S cameras had stereo sound for years now. Seems like an SLR should have stereo sound if they offer video on a camera more advanced than a P&S.
20mp 1/2.3 sensor and a slow lens. I'd be afraid to zoom in on the pix. They make enthusiast compacts with larger 10 and 12 mp sensors, so why push an even smaller sensor to such high mp counts?
I know, I know. Look who it is marketed to.
Interesting camera if the lens can deliver a good image.
Lupti: And BTW: They talk about speed, but what about quality? The Nikon 1 system is just fast, but IQ is really crappy for 1". They shouldn´t sacrifice IQ for speed.
Typical dopey comment. Comparing The Nikon N1 studio test shots with some 4/3rds cameras and even some older APSC SLRs shows it doing a pretty good job.
Nikon allows some noise to show rather than trying to smear it away. I applaud that approach.
Our carriers here in the US (UPS, FedEx) would have smashed that unpadded box to bits.
Seems interesting the camera was always pointed outward. In normal transport, it would be packed with many other parcels and a very small chance of the camera seeing the surroundings.
This is a great travel lens - especially if you do a lot of evening & available light shooting. One could complain that it doesn't go wider to, say 24mm equiv., but I'm sure it took plenty of engineering effort to make such a zoom with this wide of aperture.
Good shot of Jesus :-)
Doesn't seem too bad to me. I do wish Canon would not process the jpegs for such softness.
In many of the outdoor shots, the 18-135 has a soft "dreamy" focus on the right side.
I have no issue with hunting in general but I have a great disdain for trophy hunting. It seems so wasteful of life. It gives these people something to inflate their egos even more. They are some of the most narcissistic people you will ever meet. All blab blab blab look at me types.
I like the design. This is what Pentax should have done. Trim down the camera and leave the legacy lensmount. Pentax got that, but had to do the quirky design with the K01.
I'm glad Canon has the sense to use the 12mp BSI sensor. If it is similar to the one used in the Pentax Q, it isn't too bad.
M Jesper: Literally off the charts !
Yes, with the MTF score slammed against the top of the chart from f/2.8 to f/8, I'd say they need a new chart!
I like the charm of the old brick buildings. Everything old around here is knocked down and replaced with bland modern ugly.
Oh, and I like the 400mm f/2.8 L !
I'm most interested in the "newly designed" 20mp sensor. Sony went from the excellent 16mp sensor to the 24mp sensor and now the 20mp shows up. It could possibly outperform the 16mp sensor in noise levels with the addition of a bit more resolution. It may show up in Nikon, Pentax and Nex cameras.