Paul1974: This is just to keep the firmware-update trolls from trolling. Even though there really isn't anything that needs to be adressed by these updates, people will simply feel better when there is one. It's like mirrors, you don't really need them but some photographers cling to them.
To a fan, all is perfection so updating firmware would mean admitting a flaw. But these things rarely do any harm so why not.
We need to do more, better and faster. We need to innovate, but with an eye to our customer's needs. We need to embrace what's new without disregarding the past. We need to realize that things are changing which means they are not staying the same. Cell phones are not a threat to cameras although lots of people use them instead of cameras. We have many exciting things in the works but obviously cannot discuss them.
The one thing that sounds like it might have some relevance to something is the notion that small cameras are less popular because they're small. I hope they also consider other reasons like electronic viewfinders and touchscreens vs. prisms and buttons.
If a thing can be stolen, it will be stolen. Such a simple concept that even Getty understands it.
As tough as the crowd is, I'm sure everyone loves your reviews.
I'd like to share an idea. Time & budget permitting, I was wondering if you guys would entertain the thought of including a 'Tips and Tricks' section for the particular camera - the best settings and uses for certain types of shots (portrait, landscape, night time, increase in body sharpness to prevent, etc).
Now I know this adds an additional layer of work and time - but no other review web site does this (and probably because it would be so exhaustive) but since you guys already do a pretty comprehensive review, you guys might have insights that others may not. Could help and differentiate it from the other websites that do exactly the same thing.
Just a thought,4054
An especially good idea with Fuji, where there are so many different options and settings. I remember users published flow charts for the X10.
The only bad thing about this is that when companies start with the custom color, limited edition, laser-cut box, certificate of authenticity it usually means they were in a meeting, sales numbers weren't good enough and somebody came up with this idea.
If it goes well, mark my words, there will be X series anniversary editions, unique serial numbers saved for celebrities. I don't think you can gold plate these bodies but don't rule it out.
pelliengee: Suffering from unbearable GAS right now.
peevee1: This Masaya Maeda comes off as incredibly smug, even in the picture.
"Up to now, we've been known by consumers as leaders in still photography,"
By ignorant consumers maybe.
It's true that the EOS-M sold well (finally). But that's because they gave it away for $300. They have to find a way to get $600-700 which means big improvements, or forget it.
topstuff: Whats this about Americans not liking small cameras?
It is bizarre. Do Americans think that large = better?
Makes no sense. No sense at all.
Maybe they can make the same camera in small (Asian), medium (European) and large (North America). What I really want is a car the size of a Mini with the gas mileage of a Hummer.
kalieaire: I find it funny how Canon expected the SL1 and their other size reduced dslrs to be popular. Coming from 35mm film, the 300D was a good size, with the grip it was nearly perfect. When the 20D came out, I was joyous of the better fit. When the 5D2 came out I was even more happy, now comparable to a 1 series. I have small hands too, tendonitis, and a bit of reduced grip strength, so anything larger than the 5D2 hurts pretty bad at the end of a wedding. Point being, DSLRs should generally be larger in size, and absolutely not too small.
Smaller DSLRs are only useful for cheap parents looking to buy their high school kids their first camera based solely on price, not usability, capability, or what the kids want and would like to use.
As for snubbing the mirrorless market, the EOS M represents the biggest innovation to cinematography since the 5D2 because if its size. I can rig my EOS M in a lot more places than my 5Ds or 7Ds.
From their statements, Canon's execs are obviously clueless.
I tend to agree but these are all personal preferences, not facts. I once saw a classic, full sized Chevy Impala try to make it's way down a street in Tokyo and realized why making things small is an essential part of their culture.
Valiant Thor: Hasselblad has always claimed they listen to their customer's feedback, however it seems that they think that they understand what they thought that we said, but I'm not sure that what they heard is what we meant.
All companies claim they listen to customer feedback. I'm doubtful that many customers asked for cameras with wood accents, though.
A fun idea is to take a really detailed Matchbox car and drop it in a large pothole. If you do it right, it's very convincing.
With all due respect, I could learn more from reading Popular Photography. Example. The 11-22 is indeed a very good lens. So, one might ask them what is it about this particular lens that makes it unsuitable for sale in the USA but just fine in Canada?
justmeMN: "our reason to exist is to push the endoscope" :-) Ouch!
(After all, that's the company's blockbuster division.)
It's not a blockbuster; just successful.
M DeNero: Are those cameras really large? Or is Mr. Imano really small?
I hope a business student somewhere is following this. We'll never know but it would be interesting to compare the cost of admitting the problem up front vs. denying it and having to fix it anyhow.
Even more interesting would be the thought process that led them to believe their customers would accept the situation. To be fair, the intensity of Nikon fans may have misled them somewhat.
I wouldn't be surprised if the EU played a role in this too, because they are far less forgiving of warranty shenanigans.
qwertio: I have a feeling this will have a gold award with 81~82% rating.Something like this....Pros: - Excellent image quality, even at high ISO- 3-axis IBIS almost as good as 5-axis IBIS except for macro photography- Chromatic aberration corrected in-camera making JPEGs more usable- Impressive number of customizable controls- Bright, sharp electronic viewfinder- Reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for remote control and easy transfer of images to mobile device- Neat in-camera time lapse creation- Tilting OLED screen very good
Cons:- No weather sealing- Disappointing video quality (unless updated by firmware..)- Interface and controls can be overwhelming initially- In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive
They need a higher level award like Platinum or Titanium, to create some differentiation among all the Gold winners.
If someone was using DPR as a buying guide and they restricted their choices to silver and gold winners, they would be left with every camera DPR has tested, except the Df.
T3: Now my only question is: black or silver?
I vote for black or silver.
photobeans: I wonder if the Sony organic sensors are coming in 2015. A new line of Olympus cameras with a sensor like that would make them truly amazing. Fuji and Panasonic are said to be releasing a jointly developed organic sensor in 2015. 2015 should be the next revolution in sensors.
If the available ISO speeds get any higher you won't need to remove the lens cap.
justmeMN: Another mirrorless camera featuring a DSLR Envy Design. :-) Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.
If people buy it and like it, it's a good design. If it's functional and makes sense on paper but people don't buy it and don't like it, it's a bad design.
nekudza: Could somebody tell - does it have low-pass filter?
Is it that hard to find out? I know they've had lots of layoffs but there should be somebody you can ask.