Trollshavethebestcandy: I find it interesting naysaying 400% pixel peepers demanding perfection from a revolutionary introduction 1st generation new technology (to consumer cameras) adapter that does so much at only $600. dont buy it if you are so righteously offended that smaller sensors can use FF lenses and get similar results and then some. What a bunch of wet blanket elitists. Go have fun with your gear and applaud new technology and the people who have the courage and brains to create something worth while. Geez! if there was no innovation you would all still be using peep hole cameras! you lot must be quite the life of the party. What have you created? My hats off to the men behind this. I cant wait to use one. Some valid points about some issues but you dont have to use one. Manual focus primes on this and vor video will be a boon. This will only get better. Where was digital photography 10 years ago? look at it today!
@Timmbits What honor is there in shooting yourself in the foot all the time? Try to relax a bit.
Thank you Tamron for upping the competition. The current lowering of Oly lens prices surely is a combination of growing m43 market and more competition.
I would really like to see tamron also step in with something like a 14-50 2.8 - 4
One can only hope that Kodak will be developing a m43 sensor of their own. Good for competition and opens for additional camera brands. I doubt it though, it will probably be the existing sensors again. Still, we can always hope :)
Chinese coming into the market is very positive and can only lead to more diversity. It is a long time ago since made in china was associated with lack of quality on all items. These days ity is just the cheapest stuff that still has low quality control, the same is true for low products made anywhere though.
Been reading the specs a bit but not sure about one thing: I get the impression the IS on Canon lenses would be functional even while using the speedbooster on for example NEX. Right or wrong?
Leica R to nex speedbooster is just 400 bucks on their site, sony alpha lens to nex is 450 ;)
I'll buy one the very second it comes out for m43 at 599 bucks.
The biggets wish would of course to get a version that works for m43 lenses, but Canon and Nikon mounts will be excellent in the meantime :)
Different IQ to be expected?
Since Samsung make their own sensors, it will be interesting to see if there is a IQ advantage over their previous NX series.
I hope they release the NX-30 soon and keep the flipscreen. If you haven't tried it yet, check out the NX-20 in a shop. The dslr-like body is really good. Excellent evf, flipscreen and about the same size as the omd.
I tried both recently and prefer the Samsung body. The lenses are just as small as NEX too. OMD IQ is better though, which is why it would be nice to see a new Samsung sensor. APS-C format has benefits for some types of photography.
I've said it before and I'll say it 1000 times.
The Nikon 1 series make me sad.
In all Nikon history, I have never seen such a let-down. These are cameras that are solely meant for the fashion fans. It may be selling quite well, but it is a shameful blot on the Nikon brand.
Nikon: please reconsider. Give us a commpetitive mirrorless system, not a bling accessory.
lol once again Dpreview drops the ball and no wonder the site is loosing the respect position it had.Why on earth would you include de DMC-FZ200 in a best compact roundup? I think everyone in the right mind can easily see that it is not a "compact". As it is, the Pana superzoom is taking up 20% of the available slots... which could have been suitable for Nikon p7700 or Samsungs fast lens EX2F..
It is a shame that we can no longer trust Dpreview since they will only highlight products that will be bestsellers on their owner Amazon.
The respect you had has gone with the partiality. Add to that the smirky comments the staff keep using to defend their actions.
xoio: Getting tired of this 'now you have it, now you don't' - Flip out screen farce.Camera, Flip/twist screenG1 YesG2 YesG3 YesG5 YesG6 YesG7 NoG9 NoG10 NoG11 YesG12 YesG15 No
I totally agree! (with xoio)
Samples lik these say little about the camera but what they do show is that the pancake is just about useless. Just look at those corners. Too bad, as it looked like a excellent small HiQ combo
Thank you Nikon! Having used the 5100 I am so happy they have kept the flipscreen while adding to the specs. 550 grams is small enough to on par with the 4/3 dslrs
This is a great motif
For once, these sample images are good, creative and adequate to display what the camera can and can't do. Whoever took them deserves a pat on the back.
Looks promising on IQ too.
bleh, that c1 is a technologist fan's camera - not a photographer's
give me a Nikon 7700-like thing (including flipscreen) with a large sensor and I would satisfied.
Thanks for the review. Seems no better than Nikon 7100, will be interesting to see how it holds up against the Nikon 7700 and the new samsung.
Clunky. Hurts the eyes. Loss of "community" feeling. You ought to fire whoever designed this. Or demand your money back.
The forum community is the backbone of dpreview.
What have you done..?
Excellent Dpreview! Finally a move in the right direction!