b craw: It is the bread and butter of DPR and its members to compare cameras based upon functionality and IQ hair-splitting; and I enjoy this nearly as much as anyone because I am fascinated by cameras. But any camera in the rough price range of the X-E2 will be a good tool in the right hands. Certainly qualitative differences do exist between cameras, and, quite appropriately, comments are made about those differences here.
My concern, as an photography instructor, is that newer photographers are too influenced by minute differences in quality and performance (this not referring to things tangibly applicable in terms of proper camera types for different situations - sports, inconspicuous street work, etc.). The visceral impact of this camera or that one in an individual's hands - that subject rightness or wrongness - is going to be more important to producing quality images/art than whether in-camera noise reduction is too heavy-handed in a particular camera. Given the advantage of better perceptive skills and concepts, a photographer will generally produce more compelling work with my Samsung NX300 than others using a full frame camera of any sort. This is, of course, is widely understood by most experienced photographers (although sometimes I do wonder if it is), but such an observation should be presented periodically to those new to the media that might otherwise feel priced out of the possibility of producing excellent photography.
I have seen beautiful photographs produced by a pin hole camera. I often think of the quote, "The best camera is the one you have.", when I find myself tempted by the latest, best new models.
Great photos and helpful information. Inspiring. Thanks very much.
Pyrros: I wonder how it is that the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 has a DPreview Gold Award (an overall score of 78%), whereas the more sophisticated 60D has only managed a Silver Award in your Review (with an overall score of 79%)??!!
I have noticed this too with other cameras and it doesn't make sense to me. Why don't you standardize your rating system.
Bill3R: I updated and now when every time I start up the date/time menu has reverted to initial set up even though I have set it several times. Seems to be a bug in 1.1.3 as far as I can tell. Maybe this would be better to report is some Q forum.
Oh. Thanks. It was me, as usual. I must have forgotten to press the set button on one of the changes and every other setting for date/time reverted to fault.
I updated and now when every time I start up the date/time menu has reverted to initial set up even though I have set it several times. Seems to be a bug in 1.1.3 as far as I can tell. Maybe this would be better to report is some Q forum.
Vibrio: how long before apple sue them over somthing lol
I will never buy anything made by Samsung if my life does not depend on it. ;-)
Love looking at your photos. Thanks.
Thanks for the great article. I will never look at these tiny creatures in the same way again.
My God. With all the publicity the x10 has gotten, if Fuji truly fixed this problem, seems they would sell millions. Probably a new sensor from all that I've read. They have a real winner here except for the fatal flaw. I am ready to purchase when it's made right.
No EVF??? Ugh! What a shame.
I like the X10. It has all the features I am looking for in a take everywhere point and shoot such as a manual zoom, small alloy body, raw capability, all the external controls and a view finder. I would purchase one except for these disappointing deal breakers:
Poor or mistaken focusing.Unacceptable white orb problem.
If Fuji had a complete fix they would have a buyer here.
Almeida: "The firmware update [for X10], that addresses the hard-edged white discs or orbs generated when highlight regions clip, will reduce but not completely remove the effect."
That doesn't bode well...
I am seriously considering the X10 and would purchase one now except for the 'white disc' issue. I will either wait until it is fixed completely or purchase another brand. One feature I really like is the manual zoom.
I don't understand why you can't buy the body and lens separately. I would like the zoom only and not have to purchase the kit lens. Wonder if Pentax/Ricoh are being a little greedy since the kit is very expensive in itself. Give us an option.