Such nice performance by Sigma 18-35mm f1.8, wow! It would be fair if all other brand same-group DSLR's be tested with the same lens. Thanks!
Marty4650: I think Fuji's timing is way off.
This would have been a great camera 4 years ago, but today it gets badly outclassed by the Sony RX100 or Panasonic LX100 cameras. For the same $600 you could get a very nice Panasonic GM1 with a very nice compact lens. Still, the X30 is beautiful, and is cheaper than the better alternatives.
However, it should thrill anyone who is happy with cell phone results. So there might be a market for it. But I really think the ship has sailed for high end compacts with smaller sensors.
Fuji should aim to become more of a special camera than versatile, this is not where Fuji shines.If Fuji doesn't want to lose Consumer market they may develop a different line of cameras with Bayer sensor which they've previously done and add those versatile camera features and toys.
Very unusual scene! Thanks for sharing.
Looking at Page 8. Studio comparison to Sony Alpha a6000. Great results by Olympus in terms of detail compare to 24mp sensor, best performance by 16mp sensor camera I've seen! Looks like a slight difference in color rendition between these two cameras. A reverse side of playing card by Olympus a bit on cyan side, by Sony intense blue. Compare to the (benchmark camera) Olympus is closer to proper rendition.
lem12: I'll say the Canon G1 X Mark II, the Fujifilm X30 and X100T should be in some other groups. But it is my personal opinion.
Compared by similar values. Competitiveness should be in price not value.
Just a thought.
Khal: I would buy this camera in a heartbeat of it was the same size as D300. The D7100 I held in the camera store felt like a small toy.
The D7100 doesn't have the same comfortable grip as D300. It's not the same body design and the grip, there more space between lens and the grip, and D300 is heavier doesn't feel the same in hands.
mpgxsvcd: “Both cameras also give users a bright F2.9-F6.5 lens”
Since when is “F2.9-F6.5” bright? I would hate to see what they consider “Not Bright”. Focal Ratio is just not understood enough by the general public and even by some so called experts, apparently.
All "go by the number" is gone with film era when people had to learn a lot about photography to get results similar to any now days digital camera. These cameras are for different public, and sadly people who sell them know as much about photography as people who's buying them. In film era days most people had an interest in camera, to know more and enough to develop that beautiful image. Now days the "F2.9-F6.5" doesn't have much importance as the delete button does.
A very nice camera body and I believe a lot of effort put into it to create such device. But all this around 1/2.3?? One of my friends ask me to suggest a camera when he travels, something he would slide into his pocket and forget about it until needed. I showed him few slim/compact cameras. About a couple of month ago he told me that he found exactly what he was looking for. He bought a new iPhone, and why to spend all this money to buy another camera and have another pocket for it.
Great mountain story delivered by skilled photographer. Very interesting images, priceless! Thanks!
The real life samples show much more than Studio comparison. Clearly the Pentax 645Z showing more details, but the real life shots by Sony 7s are different story than just looking at pictures under microscope. That what camera for, a real life photos.
munchmeister: I see that it has, essentially, unlimited # of photos for time lapse and, this is new (to me) "exposure smoothing." Anybody know what that is and why we would need it for time lapse?
It's not the shutter speed. "Exposure smoothing" reducing flicker in time-lapse clips.
joyclick: How long will the "SLR' survive?
I think as long as they'll keep making SLR's for what they are meant to be - a built for comfortable grip and balance with the lens so the pros will catch the most of a scene or moving objects.
I think it's similar to slower shutter effect, when each frame are motion-blurred because of slower shutter speed. This effect makes movie run smooth from frame to frame. Try to pause a dvd move while watching, you'll see that most of them (single frames) more or less are blurred.
I'll say the Canon G1 X Mark II, the Fujifilm X30 and X100T should be in some other groups. But it is my personal opinion.
I can't find a camera as versatile as Sony's NEX, even with APS sensor size and 16-50mm lens the NEX 5T is under $400!
Looking at Fujifim cameras with tiny sensors and considering its unique sensors and film simulation modes it should be in category with maybe Leica. These are not cheap cameras, even x10 is over $400. All presented cameras in this group are much versatile, if we're not taking the sensor size into account all these little cameras are just a versatile photographic tools. Looking at Fujifilm unique sensor performance, retro style and solid build it should go to the group with Leica.
My original comment was on Studio Comparison the Nikon D810 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II at High Res shot.