james_the_first: What is the value of this piece? She wasted her time writing it (though no doubt was flattered to have been asked) and I certainly wasted my time reading it.
So a top-line sports pro well served by the top of the line camera designed for sports pros is less well served by something not designed for a top-line sports pro doing pro sport. I'm astonished (I'm also British and that's sarcasm)
I guess it says something about the camera that her main/only gripes were the lack of the very features that distinguish the 1DX - sounds like it is perfect for everyone other than top-line pros at American football
So who is responsible for the waves of negativity flowing out of this articles that says so little and wasted my time
Well she's a photog, not a writer so she gets a pass - that the piece points out and emphasises inevitable deficiencies of a camera not suited to her work, and then repeats them MANY TIMES was her fault - but like all non-pro writers repetition when you've nothing more substantial to say is common.
No the fault here is with DPR for either editing this poorly, or not editing it at all. This was on a par with a forum post of this type and I don't read those because they are usually as badly aimed and written as this
What is the value of this piece? She wasted her time writing it (though no doubt was flattered to have been asked) and I certainly wasted my time reading it.
The sky is blue
the fruit looks like you'd want to eat it
Canon should do something better - different - special
I want purple skys, unrealistic representation and random unintended effects changing my pictures - not this accurate hyper-real megapixel stuff - everybody's got cameras that do that and this is just another one
just smaller, lighter and more convenient for holidays - pah who needs that?!
Spitze: I don't understand the negative comments either. Please critique image #0101 for me and teach me where the IQ is lacking. I'm an older gentleman and my eyes may not see what you are seeing. Please compare apples to apples as this is, after all, an APS-C sensor camera.
I'm traveling to Europe in about five weeks and would like to know what you would recommend in its place. I have been using full size Canon DSLRs. I was hoping this would be available before my trip since I'm comfortable with the Canon OS and would like to travel with a lighter kit.
Spitze, don't listen
I'm not sure what pinxit's agenda is but other than the occasional CA (and its not terrible by even modern standards) these are better than fine - all the texture you'd expect to be there is and for OOC work the few examples I looked at (including 0101) don't look 'overprocessed'
there is a trend amongst commentators to expect every new camera to be better than everything previously, regardless of market, intended functionality or price.
No these are not better than a Nikon D800 but are comparable with even recent cameras of comparable sensor type in the 16-20 MPix range. If the size is right and the price is right there isn't much to choose between a whole raft of sensors and output - its all about the getting of the image these days - if high speed and weather proof is important - don't buy an entry level cam. If price, size, weight and value for money are - then do