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.
Simon97: I can see what a toy my Nikon J1 is compared to this camera resolution wise, although it is not much noisier at high ISOs.
When I select the J1 in the comparison tool and set to RAW and ISO 1600, I see about the same noise. The J1 has more chroma noise and the 5200 has much more detail, but overall, noise is about the same.
DXO has always been a bit of a mystery to me, especially their lens grading. Show me the images. That's all I need.
I can see what a toy my Nikon J1 is compared to this camera resolution wise, although it is not much noisier at high ISOs.
Lens has high center sharpness at wide apertures but is a bit dreamy near the edges and there is a bit much lateral color fringing. Still a great general use focal length.
I wish Nikon would make a 13mm f/2 for the N1 series.
Nice work Nikon. A stillborn camera. Hardly a camera at all. Just a gadget and way overpriced at that.
DPR, will this be the sole review in Feb like the Canon P&S super zoom was the sole review in Jan? Why are the reviews so sparse on dpREVIEW?
marike6: I didn't read the whole review, but from the conclusions and looking at the JPEG comparisons, I actually thought the reviewer was a bit hard on the camera. I think that in the context of what the camera represents, a better smartphone, IQ is fine, and honestly, except for the Canon, IQ is as good or better than the other 3 test cameras.
Of course there is heavy NR and if you pixel peep images you will surely find flaws, but few owners of such a camera are going to be photographing test scenes and zooming to 100%. Like most of the lower tier 1/2.3" sensor cameras, it seems to produce bright, well exposed snaps, no more, no less.
No, in the lower key parts of the image, you can see how bad the camera does. You can hardly read anything on the globe. Shadows are smeared.
D800 users will be wondering how to get the Canon lens on their Nikon body to have the best of both worlds!
I'm going to wait foe the reviews. The 12mp BSI in the Pentax Q was a match with the G12, so it has potential.
CCD or BSI CMOS? So which is it DPR? I hope it gets the BSI sensor. The camera feels great in the hand and is rugged (it is based on the same body as in 2011. Unfortunately the image quality is not much better than a cell phone, so hopefully things improved.
After reading the posts here makes me sad to realize this site has some of the biggest dopes and "Brand Bois" I've seen on any photo site. Shameful.
How are the newer EVFs in bright sunlight for eyeglass wearers? My only experience is with an old 4mp camera from 2004. The EVF becomes too hard to see unless I cup my hand around the eyepiece. OVF, of course doesn't have this issue.