And now people complain about Leica price.
Amazing optics and built quality = expensive.
Seems people are too used to "Made in China" pricing these days, so they don't really have a clue of the real value of things.
That means: paying your skilled employee well, have a lot of social advantages because our society is developed, long and paid holidays, decent working hours, rights, will make your products very good but expensive.
In an other hand, of course you can like in China make your products built by almost unpaid ants, with no social advantages, no holidays, mediocre working condition, mediocre life.
It will much cheaper to make...so usual buyers will be much happier too and they won't complain at anything until they lose their own job because they cannot produce as cheap as those ants so their own company has to move in Asia in order to satisfy their "always cheaper customer's philosophy".
I am into the M system, and I am proud to buy "Made in Europe" because it means something.
JEROME NOLAS: "If you want, you can take photos without a smartphone (as the cameras have physical controls) and transfer the photos later." How do you compose/view images without smartphone?Thank you.
A HotShoe where you can put an EVF. THen you basically have a standard camera. xD
What are they smoking ?
HOLY CRAP !!!!! I sell mine right away on ebay cuz Sigma's are noobs !!!!!Just kidding but this could have been a true reaction few months ago.
So...he was a gear head...like all of us, seeking for the brightest lens. LoL
starwolfy: This lens sounds quite promising but "Nocticron" ?That is name is...marketing $!/"@%* lol.
In Leica territory a Noctilux is "currently" F0.95A summilux is F1.4A Summicron is F2
So this lens is a mix of F0.95 and F2 all together (Since the use of "Lux" is impossible due to Nocti"Lux") ? lol A F1.2 lens. Hmmm No ! A Nocticron of course ! xD
I'm not criticizing the lens...but just the name employed.
HowaboutRAW>I know the first Noctilux was a F1.2 that is why I wrote "current Noctilux" are F0.95.
I'm not talking about F stop or lens quality here, but about the meaning behind the denomination of this lens which is, as Leica do, based on its F Stop.
I've read somewhere that Leica, when they cooperate with Panasonic, don't design these lenses and don't build them. They just "validate" the optical design and share their Name.That is why the fact Panny is mixing "Noctilux and Summicron" to define this lens is a bit hilarious to me. Despite it may make sense to some, that is pure Leica-Like Marketing.
Again...I am not criticizing this lens. But its name.
This lens sounds quite promising but "Nocticron" ?That is name is...marketing $!/"@%* lol.
A brilliant 2013 camera well fit in our "modern" society.The best tool for lazy people who don't care, nor have time to spend learning photography. Thank you OMG for this automatic drunken party masterpiece pictures makers. Thanks to its 28K auto crappy trough-all-in pictures capability I guess we will be able to contribute easier to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or whatever to make sure the world keep a piece of our absolutely essential footprint on the web.Since the world has never had so much active "photographers" thanks to the web I guess we could all say that the best camera in the world is the camera that is with you that's for sure. I can't wait to see all trendy "photojournalist" launching this new trade by advertising their amazing auto-skills while on duty on field work. lol !Since in our day anyone with a camera can pretend being a photographer, I guess my dog will be happy to join DPR soon enough with this around its neck.OMG !!! (not the company name)
Sean65: Note how, in spite of all our advancements in photography, the photos from 1935 are so much better. The framing, depth and clarity are all way more engaging.
I guess in this time being educated in art was more important than in our days.
My wife bought it with the kit zoom and the 40mm pancake.It's an excellent camera. Very simple to use, superb touch screen. There is lack of buttons so sometimes you have to find your way into the menu but hey it's an entry level camera isn't it ?The weight is sooooo light you can carry it everywhere. Lenses are ultra silent, focus fast and have great IQ.I was damn impressed really...it's a very good product by Canon !
Ok...but the most important question remains unanswered: How many Isos ?
Eric KIM on DPreview ? Now it's 100% sure that in today's society one just need to be good at social media and blogging to become famous...
v_lestat: Samsung Samsung SamsungOh dear lord you people crying Samsung have no idea what on earth you are doing.If Samsung made a good camera at any price it would be on a list some where of must have cameras.But it's not.Not hereNot thereNot anywhereI own a lot of Samsung gear (phones tv's and more) but I would NEVER buy a Samsung camera because they are garbage and are destroyed by nearly everything on the market in its vertical.There are even p-n-s cameras better than the NX cameras.
Wow you kids should really use a GOOD camera before call dp review the names you have and imply the childish things you have.
So is DXo mark worthless too?
Show me one Samsung camera on their site anywhere near the caliber of these cameras.
I remember not so long a ago many people were saying: I'll never buy a Toyota because they are garbage cars. Now guess what is the number 1 brand in the world ?That comment about Samsung cameras is kind of idiotic. Samsung camera, despite being the "best at something" are very nice overall cameras at a decent price.
micahmedia: What a garbage "me too" product. Why remove one of the most desirable features of the Fuji mirror-less cams. I hope this model tanks as a lesson to the entire industry, which causes everyone else to jump on the integrated EVF bandwagon.
...but that ain't likely to happen. Because most people haven't had the experience of using an eye level finder to know how awesome it is.
That is always what I think when someone try to tell me I was a fool buying a real Leica rangefinder. Most people havent'had the experience of using anything else than an electronical viewfinder and focus peaking, so they don't know how a awesome a real rangefinder is.
Troll ON. I would rather buy a Samsung NX300 with a 30mm F2 pancake.
I would rather buy the superb Samsung NX300 with all pancake lenses than this.
justmeMN: According to camerasizecom it's 17% wider, 12% taller, and 22% heavier than the Canon SL1 / 100D DSLR.
I thought the point of mirrorless cameras was to be light and compact.
Because you think that without mirrorless offerings Canon would have released the Canon 100d ?You have to think the other around.
This firmware is spot on. Well done Samsung !
mark power: A pretentious video about a pretentious camera. These days if I see someone with a Leica of any kind I see either a rich amateur or an insecure professional who cares how he or she looks. Leica has ceased to be relevant for a long time now and the monochrome camera and this model make my case yet again.
I didn't know in this world it is outrageous to:1) Have money2) Enjoy your moneyIs there anything wrong being a rich amateur ?