Pikme: Since when have 'bridge' and 'hybrid' come to mean the same thing?
'Bridge' has always referred to cameras that 'bridged' the gap between (D)SLRs and point and shoot cameras. 'Hybrid' referred to cameras that were equally good as video and still cameras. Different terms with different meanings for different cameras.
Although a camera can be both hybrid and bridge, that doesn't make hybrid aka bridge, nor the reverse. Unless all this changed somewhere along the way and I missed the memo?
I wasn't referring to the headline, but to the language in the body that said hybrid was aka bridge. However, I see that sentence has since been removed.
Since when have 'bridge' and 'hybrid' come to mean the same thing?
Great improvement! Better font size, much less fatiguing, looks fresher and modern. Unfortunately for readers - but good for Amazon - the colorful ads stand out more, also.
Does this mean there is still hope that dpreview might one day fix the gallery to actually work with iPads?
Pikme: Is the sensor from Panasonic?
Is the sensor from Panasonic?
The author makes statements that are much too broad about mirrorless cameras, especially with regard to focus speed. There are indeed mirrorless cameras with slow AF, especially in low light scenarios, but there are also mirrorless cameras with very fast and accurate AF in low light. At least as fast as DSLRs. He may have had only experiences with slow focus AF mirrorless cameras, but that doesn't mean they ALL have slow AF and he should not lump them all together that way. Mirrorless cameras are just as diverse as DSLRs, with multiple brands, sensor sizes, consumer-pro models, lens AF speeds, etc.
raztec: Kudos to Nikon for continuing to develop the AF module. However, too complicated for me.
Is this level of customization and complexity in AF something that was genuinely demanded by pros? Or is Nikon's marketing department simply trying to use it as a selling feature to distinguish it from the competition?
DSLRs last remaining advantage is in AF, so it's good to see them pushing that envelope and trying to stay ahead of mirrorless.
'Possibly some of the biggest iterations in AF I've seen lately.'
Either that makes no sense or I'm just losing command of the English language.
The worst crime here is Nikon saying "we have dialogued internally".
EthanP99: Anyone saying this app should be free. Feel free to ask thw other camera companies to make you one for free and put it in your camera.
Good luck with that.
I do not want Olympus to have in camera Apps - I prefer getting 'features' and 'upgrades' instead. Clever of Sony to just call them 'apps' and then charge $10 for each feature, err, app.
LJ - Eljot: And again: Press the OK-Button on an Olympus Camera and look what you get:
(appx. 30s search) This camera is 7 years old. It is still essentially the same, but you get the menue as an overlay to your live view image. I have allways liked it. The actual menu is something you will allmost never use on an Olympus camera. Only to costomize it.
To be clear to the readers, once you've set up the camera to your liking, you don't have to go into the menus at all, let alone 'deep'.
sensibill: As expected with his usual inaccurate/unbalanced Sony-bashing style, Thein lists a photo of an A7 series in with the header 'Too slow and unresponsive, power hungry'... Sounds like someone fell out of favor and didn't get a review sample from Sony.
And then 'take a long time to fix – after a long period of denial...' referring to Sony RAW compression (there was no denial on Sony's part).
Not sure what he's talking about with UI delays, either. But then, he's baiting clicks like other 'shock blog' folks (Lloyd & Rockwell) with the whole 'no cigar' thing about mirrorless. Some of us definitely have our needs met these cameras and there will never be a ONE SIZE FITS ALL solution. Just 'one blog gets more clicks'.
"But then, he's baiting clicks like other 'shock blog' folks (Lloyd & Rockwell)..."
And dpreview for the last year or so.
d3xmeister: It seems rather idotic for your gallery to work so poorly or not at all on iOS. You might hate apple and thats fine, but that's disprespect towards your users.
Barney, unfair (but typical of dpreview) to attack d3x when iOS users have been begging for YEARS for a site that works with iPads and iPhones. The gallery function (in addition to other things) has been totally broken for awhile now. Take a look at the comments, requests, pleas for it to be fixed on your site feedback forum, most or all of which have been totally ignored. If there is no intention to make dpreview iOS friendly, then just say so and the 'ranters' will go away.
Skip Bastrisky: Well, I guess I'm mixed up with all the 7D confusion !!! I'am a professional photographer who shoots action auto racing. I have press credentials with NASCAR. I shoot with three, I repeat three Canon 7 D's and all my lens from 18mm to 400 are Canon "glass" lens. I produce wonderful and colorful prints up 16X20 and have good bokah,clarity and not much "noise" in them!!!! I shoot three to four thousand photos a race weekend and I don't seem to need voice recordings. And I guess I'm deaf because I don't hear any rational noise in the "shutter" department.They look as good or better than what you posted of"Seattle". I think it's all in the preference of where you want to put your money !!!! I use the three different 7D's so that I don't miss a shot by having to change lens!!! I have about $30,000 tied up in my equipment. The only problem between me and her is that I don't have a big corporation to buy my cameras and glass !!!! I had a couple of "pennies" laying around, so I used them !!!
Another difference between you and Bettina is your love of exclamation points!!!!
hypo: "the butch high-end compacts that we enjoy today are the grandchildren of the feature-rich ambition that dropped as seeds the day the flower heads of the APS system dried up and died"
That has to be the most wonderful, baroque statement to have appeared in DPR since Phil launched the site.
Even more wonderful because the more often I read it the better it sounds (and makes me smile) and the more I realise I don't have a clue what Damien's talking about.
Well done Damien. I look forward to following your future articles.
That sentence jumped out at me, also, but as the WORST sentence to have appeared in DPR. Or anywhere else. I love beautifully crafted sentences, but that is not one. Writing that tries too hard just ends up being tedious.
Pikme: A better question might be "Do we really need this type of 'opinion' piece (that conveniently provides lots of clickable opportunities to promote dozens of other cameras for sale) posted as a separate article in dpreview?"
It feels a bit like a scripted argument in a reality tv show, designed to create 'drama' for ratings.
"Obviously this camera is generating a lot of interest, good or bad, and a lot of opinion."
That is exactly what feels 'scripted' to me. But we can agree to disagree here.
A better question might be "Do we really need this type of 'opinion' piece (that conveniently provides lots of clickable opportunities to promote dozens of other cameras for sale) posted as a separate article in dpreview?"
Olympus E330 - you forgot the part where dpreview infamously called live view "a solution looking for a problem"!
A bit infuriating to read this. Those of us who have known for years that there are small cameras 'good enough' for most purposes have been fighting an uphill battle to get reviewers to stop mindlessly tanking cameras for their 'tiny sensors' or fixed lenses. Now that you (that's a generic 'you') have seen the light, you have all sorts of rationalizations as to why these cameras are suddenly good enough 'now'. Yes, the technology has improved, but stubborn mindsets have improved even more.
Why do you keep talking about the Olympus XZ-2 but never post a review for it?
RStyga: I do not follow the review priorities of this site. You spend time reviewing a camera like D20 and skip reviewing other much more important ones. This looks bad... almost "dodgy". Shape up a bit, please.
This would be a great review idea for April or May, but starting on June 19 means it will be finished about the time that summer is over. (Kind of like the Christmas round up dpreview posted last Dec 18!) My son's family is on a summer dive trip now, too bad this is too late for them.