Battery life 350 pics , that could have been higherbut it's still better than the GX1's 310 and thats without the LVF-2 viewfinder
chris_j_l: I won't be waiting to get this at a lower price. The silent shutter is enough to clinch the deal. Drama & Theatre work requires a silent camera and carrying a blimp that just makes my 5D quiet rather than silent is just a PITA. The ISO limitation is a non-issue.I look forward to finding the first place in the UK that will sell me one.
PatMann, you have the AF-S 35G 1.8 which is stellar for a stupid moneyThere are a lot of other Dx lenses to chose from (the latest Sigmas etc), and the D400 is coming...The reason I chose the GX1 was that it was faster and had better picture quality than the Canon G11 I had and it was smaller than my Nikon D200 and D800This Gx7 looks like a killer of all the big sensor compacts and I will buy when the price goes down
Vitruvius: Finally a good complete package with all the features I would like in one compact camera, but the real feature that will open my wallet is the image quality of the new sensor. Look forward to the studio shots and DXO results.
Panasonicus: As feared, I just checked the UK price and it is £999 ($1,520.00) compared with $999 in the US. Looks like I will have to continue to shop in the good 'ol USA where rip-offs seem to be less brazen in their audacious lightening of wallets (pocket-books).
In Sweden we have 25 % VAT and we are proud of it !( www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo )
solarider: Re: "Vertical resolution is reduced by half and there's more moiré and aliasing in over and underexposed areas. The author also warns that since this software modifies the sensor's operation, you could end up frying your camera."
Simple, for 14.1 stops get ye the Pentax K5, K5II, of K5IIs, pull all you want from the shadows and forget about all of the ML downsides.
Or for a real kamera Nikon D800 14.3 Evs
MikeNeufeld30: Pricing? Or did I miss it.
Good job Fuji, compare this with specs and price of Leica X Vario
Gully Foyle: If I'm allowed a guess, I would agree with others that this is a system camera. A fixed 3.5-6.4 (!) seems so un-Leica to me. 11th of June is not that far away!
Or Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 APS-C
Oh, my password is incorrect I can't take any pictures but Nikon will give me a new one within three weeks
jm67: DXO never fails to incite heated retorts. It's so funny when they give a Canon product poor scores and the Canon users call the methodology flawed. Now it's time for the combo of a Canon camera/lens system to get good scores (something those of us using the 5D3 and certain lenses have known from actual usage) and it's time for the Nikon fans to yell foul. Oy vey.
The top scores with the 5DIII are achived with tele lensen for 6600 USD a pop.
MichelBB: What about the 80 percent of the world camera users who do not use ounces and inches ?
I don't envy an US or UK engineer that have to convert units when calculating.This could explain some products I have seen...
mrmart: Why so cheap in USA? So it's $799.99 or £799. With todays exchange rate $799.99 = £529,28. Or to look at it another way £799 = $1207. So either USA are getting it cheap or UK are being ripped-off. Even our 20% tax doesn't account for that much difference.
In Sweden we have 25% VAT(This sounds like the Monty Python scetch were they brag about their lousy childhood)
ScottRH: The D600 and D800/e should be recalled.
Not my D800, it has no issuesWhy should I send it back?
Zerblatt: I¨m allergic to all Canon products...
gdfthrYou don't have a clueUnctivitis is called Pink eye syndrome and has nothing to do with my joke.
A autoimmune disorder is when the body's one immuno system attack itself.And with nicobostons remark"I'm allergic to idiots "I meant he was allergic to himself,I hate to have to explain a joke...
nicobost"I'm allergic to idiots."So you have some auto immune disorder
I¨m allergic to all Canon products...
Forfie: "When a still image was captured while viewing existing images in playback mode, the monitor turned off, the memory card access lamp glowed steadily, and, in some rare cases, the camera ceased to respond to operations. This issue has been resolved."
I can confirm (D800), did a shoot this morning with the new firmware, no more occasional HUGE delays waiting for the monitor come back up, or having to power cycle.
Things are moving right along, thanks Nikon.
When is your next space mission Taikonaut?
Sdaniella: "The 'During DOF preview' option is new on the EOS 5D Mark III."
No it's not new, 5DMkIII has always had at the outset.
This works in M/Tv/Av/P; anything that alters Aperture, whether Manually or Automatically, will offer a shift in DOF, thus if opting to press the DOF Preview button, DOF is shown while ExpSim is also shown (an 'exp sim' in 'stop-down' position), albeit more accurately (real aperture diameter affects not just light, but contrast too).
What folks don't realize, is that ExpSim LV normally w/o stop-down of Aperture diameters chosen, shows the 'what if' ExpSim if the Aperture were stopped down even if not stopped down.
Thus, there are actually TWO modes of ExpSim LV in effect, on where:
1) Aperture IS NOT stopped down (default)and2) Aperture IS stopped down (DOF preview)
'Stopped down' mode actually has less to 'sim' since incoming light already covered by aperture all that's left is ISO and speed to 'sim'. The latter mode 2 is what PowerShots always had, or ES-LV.
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