thx1138: Wow what a MASSIVE oversight to not mention the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC and non VC lenses. How could you forget those two!
I think the Sigma 150 f/2.8 OS HSM Macro lens should be on that list, much more so than its companion Sigma 105 f/2.8.
Graystar: I was expecting much better results. The noise is terrible...even visible when full image is viewed. Disappointing...
I am looking at IMGP0198-ACR now. I don't suppose you know what shallow depth of field means?
d3xmeister: I am blown away. ALL DSLR's look like cr@p now. ALL. Imagine what can be achieved from RAW.
But a number of those images are converted from RAW! :)
AMAZING image quality. I am curious how a 40 MP 35mm Full Frame camera will stack out against this. Can the best Nikon and Canon glass come anywhere close? Even when shot wide open at f/2.8, the lens still impresses.
Argote: To all the people wondering why this got Gold and the A77 "only" got Silver:
The A77 is comparable to other cameras in its class/price range (7D, D7000, etc); however, the A65 is undoubtably superior to other cameras in its class/price range (600D, D5100, etc).
This makes it easy to recommend other over cameras for almost all situations while the same cannot be said for the A77. In a way this could be a bigger victory for Sony since a lot more cameras are sold at this price point.
I wanted to point this out, but you beat me to it. :)
VadymA: Slightly disappointed. I find all images way too soft to my liking. Not sure if its aggressive NR or soft lens. Widely renown sloppiness of DPR samples could be a factor as well.
Look at VadymA's posting history. He is a fervent supporter of Foveon sensor... no AA filter... but the colors... no one cares about colors, right?
ybizzle: Fuji has forever rocked the foundation of compact cameras with the X10. You get m4/3 image quality from the 2/3" sensor plus low noise high ISO performance. There is just no competition for this camera right now. Glad I was lucky enough to buy one on release day.
Actually, the DR looks better than what one typically gets from m4/3 sensors.
Very painterly... Will like to see RAW output
What is this 12-24 f/2.8 lens??? I am only aware of the Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 and Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 lenses.
Nice shot! I have some nice photos of this iconic location but hope to return one day for more. :)
Steve oliphant: Is it the best to have 30mp and a lens that can resolve 8-9mp, or a clean 12mp hmmm ,i would go with the 12mp and use ps to add pixels .if you want 30-40mp buy a medium format,they have the high res lenses you need.
You are obviously out of touch with the real world. The Nikon 24 MP FF sensor resolves a whole lot more than their 12 MP FF sensor. If they adopt the 36 MP FF sensor next, expect another leap in resolution
I prefer this shot to the winning entry
photo nuts: It'll be fantastic if their lenses are as good as the NX200 sensor. We'll see. Samsung may very well be the next Sony given the production and financial problems the latter is facing.
That's a fun history lesson.
First TV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_television (Scottish inventor, John Baird)
First mp3 player: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_media_player (American company, Audio Highway)
So far, no one can make large AMOLED screens as well as Samsung. :)
It'll be fantastic if their lenses are as good as the NX200 sensor. We'll see. Samsung may very well be the next Sony given the production and financial problems the latter is facing.
aeolos: i downloaded nx200, 5n, a77 (nex7) iso1600 raw samples, they all look the same if you bring them to 24mp, sharpen each one and reduce chroma noise.
it seems that samsung is making big steps with all their products i think sony no longer has the image sensor advantage, i would say they are equal. and i am not a samsung fanboy.. my first camera was a sony alpha 100, nikon d90, nikon d300 and now a smaller nx100 because it is more fun to carry around : )
Indeed. Panasonic's new 16 MP sensor is pretty decent too. So, almost everyone is on par these days. Sony still has some lead in the low ISO dynamic range arena, but I'm sure all the manufacturers will get there sooner or later.
The main differentiation can only come from the lens line-up. And boy, Samsung has really nailed this one (compared to Sony and Panasonic) even though they are the new kid on the block. :)
Looks good, similar to Sony NEX 5N and Panasonic G3. Samsung seems to implement mandatory in-camera RAW NR at ISO 6400, images are significantly softer than those at lower ISO levels.
Is this the beginning of the end?