Tom Nokin: It is shocking to read how ignorant so many commentators are. Of course the most expensive photos were expeted to be art. What did you expect baby eyes and hawaian sunsets?Gursky has provided very powerful artistic interpretations. One should check out his photos and read something about the artist before posting ignorant postings.
The Billy the Kid picture is valued for its scarcity, not as art, but the other nine seem to be legitimately artistic. I'd quibble with the inclusion of the Gilbert and George because it's not a photograph, but a piece of art made up of photos, most modified in some way. I would likewise disqualify Hockney's photo collages (awesome as they might be.) If I had to pick one, it might well be the G&G, as I love their work, but I really like the Gursky of the 99 cent store, and the Steichen is both lovely and a nice representative of the tastes of a century ago. Cindy Sherman I respect, but they creep me out.
Beat Traveller: Psycholinguistics discovers review bombing.
Reminds me of the time a med student 'discovered' calculus.
It is a study of who is contributing these reviews. I don't think they're making any claims about discovering anything new, just figuring out which people are contributing most of these negative reviews. Mildly interesting.
Yanko Kitanov: I always thought that PHOTOGRAPHY is about story, idea, message, composition and of course quality and color....here we see a manifesto of the combination - digital filter(cross-process/B&W/Artificial artifacts and noise) and collage...I miss the idea, message and composition of almost all snapshots in this set.
Why did you think that? Photography isn't an inherently narrative medium. It can do a lot more than tell stories, just as painting and music can. The kid is doing fun stuff that's well beyond what most adults ever do. It's not yet consistent in style nor is it perfectly executed, but it's very good, nonetheless.
harrygilbert: What I'd like to see is a 3D printer with the ability to input a holographic image, and create a tangible output. Then every home and museum could have inexpensive copies of the finest sculpture from throughout history.
You could design and 'print' the Venus de Milo with arms of your choosing. Maybe have her cradling a football. Isn't technology grand?
samhain: I know this will probably fall on deaf ears, but:
I ask anyone who's intrested in these cameras to resist buying them- and instead send an email/Facebook/Twitter message to Sony- let them know that excluding a Viewfinder in a camera is NOT ok. They're doing this to save money & increase the profit margin(and not pass the savings on to the customer). These are cameras, not cellphones. It's not ok.It's only a matter of time before other camera manufacturers look at what Sony is doing and say- " If Sony can get away with it, we can too). Think it won't happen? Wait and see...
If you need a vf, just don't buy one. Simple as that. Sony will get the message, and the people who are OK without a built-in vf can continue to buy this camera. Not every camera needs to be the same.
attomole: What a pile of crapIm holding out for the purple fade camo edition with the strawberry pentaprism and gold accented highlights.
Just move along to the K-50 aisle. You can have that one in crushed strawberry and antique gold. Or whatever they call those particular shades. Good little camera, too. If Pentax has figured out how to let people buy their cameras in their school colors, good for them. Some of the combinations are garish, but others seem quite nice.
rb59020: Ordered mine in black from B&H this afternoon as it is @ $399.00
From the artical:■Excellent image quality in JPEG and Raw■Fast autofocus■10fps full-res burst mode■1cm Macro mode allows extreme closeups■Raw files contain a lot of extra detail in both highlights and shadows■Dedicated Movie record button■Built-in sensor-shift and pixel-track shake reduction
But still just a "74"?
Must of been the missing hot shoe. :-(
The lack of a hot shoe isn't minor. I also wish they had kept the control ring around the lens. It's an incredibly convenient location. At least they gave it a proper rear control dial instead of relying on a ring around the directional pad. Those never work well.
tecnoworld: of course, none of the samsung nx cameras has been taken into consideration, in your article. They are all APS-C (20Mp), have a great IQ (top in class) and offer a lot of functions. Besides the NX lenses are among the best around.
The nx1000 is now a bargain, selling for less than 300$ with the kit lens. The nx20 is again quite cheap for what it is, offering a nice EVF (650$)The nx300 is a gorgeous camera, for me the best mirrorless camera with no EVF; it has the best IQ, ultra-fast hybrid focus, focus peaking, very fast operations, touch screen for touch to shoot and touch to focus and many more. All for a price of about 750$.
Till when such big sites won't consider this line, also the users won't know about its existence and how good it is.
I guess if he can sneak in a body-only OM-D E-M5, the XE-1 could have been included, but I think neither should have been. Let's have them as typically sold, with lens.
Gesture: Rip Van Winkle says, shouldn't $700 be able to buy a good DSLSR or Compact System camera.
Huh? Well, yes.
CameraLabTester: The DSLR range with the MOST number of lenses available for it will always win, no matter how much over $1000 the price will be.
If you're a pro with broad needs, it matters, but why would a pro spending the thousands on lenses be buying from this list? He wouldn't, unless the body happened to meet his needs (probably on clearance.) This is a list for enthusiasts with moderate budgets. Most brands offer the handful of basic lenses I'd ever likely own.
Adrian Van: These are the article writer's choices, and possibly based also on dpreviews reviews overall to date. However, my vote for "best bang for the buck", would be EPL5 which for nearly HALF the price of the OMD delivers virtually equal image quality in most lighting, and enough controls to satisfy a lot of people (also it is bit more compact body than OMD in size).
For an OMD you get more features and worth it to many, but not everyone needs these extras, as the EPL5 is very capable anyway! And it is lens choices that make the difference.
And the E-PM2 offers the same image quality and access to the same lenses for even less. They're all differentiated by features. You decide how much the fancy IS and build quality are worth (to get you to the E-P5), and then the evf.
Rainer2022: Of cause these are the writer's choices.
It's apparent he took at least one cam from every important brand. (Did I forget a brand?)
Maybe two canons and two panasonics were taken because many people own those brands.
Today, most new cams are worth their money. I feel happy there is the choice between so much of them. Everybody gets the cam which is made for him / his needs. Of cause, there are different opinions, what is good for someone. You can write your own opinion, but don't blame the writer for his choice, please. Don't take the world so serious. Photography is just a hobby for most of us, no need to make yourself miserable with it.
If you have invested in glass from one brand, you have to choose your next cam from the same supplier; like it or not - so the fact, there is one cam chosen from each brand was a good decision.
If you really see a very good cam and you are not convinced with your system (me canon-owner thinks of 18MPIX APS-C) just switch :-)
Panasonic is pretty far down in sales, well below Nikon and Sony. Given that the different brands offer various features and have varying strengths, spreading around the attention does make some sense. Cameras have reached such a high degree of competence that I'd have a hard time coming up with ten bad cameras. Value strikes me as what varies the most, with some cameras seeming overpriced compared to others.
Create Dont Imitate: The end of the AA filter... finally.
I'll take the AA filter, please. The reduction in resolution is minor.
utomo99: Sony Claim: 40% more sensitive in dimly lit situations compared to the existing RX100 model.If it is true it is amazing. and the competition with other brand become more.
I don't know what is other brand answer to this situations. If they did not give good new cameras, Sony will take their customer sooner or later
I don't want a faster lens as much as one that starts out a little wider. Like 24mm equiv. instead of 28mm. More useful in many situations.
Octav1an: never undestood the need for articulated viewfinder in a compact.
I am using my rx100 almost all the time prefering it to my dslr and is very happy about it. in rx100 2, no new feature is a dealbreaker in my opinion.
It added all of 2mm to the depth, so why not? It is good for shooting high or low and you cam sometimes angle the screen to keep the sun off it.
Johnsonj: These tilt screens seem so clunky and junky. Would never use it myself, but if there gonna include it, why not the swivel type that Canon uses. I will most certainly pass on this latest offering.
I'll wait for the RX100/iPhone mashup.
Many people prefer tilt screens to fully articulated because it keeps the screen in line with the camera instead of somewhere off to the side. I do like being able to store the screen turned inwards and wish tilt screens would offer that.
sdribetahi: What size pockets do you all have?
In what? Pants, shirts, cargo shorts, hoodies, jackets? This would be a tight fit in my jeans, but would fit in most of my other pockets.
40daystogo: This review finds that the upper ISO performance is stellar. This review thinks that many RX100 users will want to upgrade simply for the better high ISO quality.
Doubtful. I suspect most RX100 owners are happy with their cameras and won't be spending another $750 for the improved model. The old one will keep on taking very nice pictures for its owners. And the new owners will be even happier.
peevee1: Pretty poor preview gallery, the only 2 ISO 12800 shots are closeups with 90%+ of the frame out of focus, and not a single face close enough to see skin tones. :(
But that ISO12600, in a pocket zoom with f/1.8... just fantastic. It looks like Sony received some technology from the future. :)
It's better at ISO 12800, but that's still awfully high for a pocketable compact with a 1" sensor. I doubt many shots will be taken with the ISO that high.
Ben O Connor: God what specs! What a cam!
The most serious treathe to Olympus XZ-2. Come on olympus! Now give us the XZ-3 which has same sensor body & specs with ep-5, smilar amazing lens as XZ-2 which is 20mm on the wide, 120mm on tele end. And not above f2.8
I think Panasonic realized they couldn't compete directly with this, so they made the LF1 by pouring as much as they could into a small body at a reasonable price. Of course I'd rather have the Sony, but the LF1 would be a good travel camera.