Peter K Burian: I got to shoot for a half hour with this new G7 thanks to Panasonic Canada. Very impressive. Super fast autofocus even in a dark interior. AND 4K video. Also, a 30 frame per second drive (using 4K) that provides 8 megapixel still photos. AND superb image quality at low ISO, Surprisingly nice at ISO 3200.
see photos at https://picasaweb.google.com/110698711952841559844/20150520 (These JPEGs were made using preliminary software so I cannot post high res photos. These were SIGNIFICANTLY downsized.)
Peter, you link leads to Picasa Web Albums, the page doesn't contain any pictures. Would be nice to see the pics by this new camera.
lem12: Lovely pictures and nice quality! But at this price it's nothing less than a tool for professionals.
I was mentioning a mid-class income, people who earn their money by working. And to me a camera that priced at 3,700$ is more of a professional tool.
This is not a Medium Format it's a 35mm format 8) And 5D series was an 35mm camera that some enthusiasts could afford.
Lovely pictures and nice quality! But at this price it's nothing less than a tool for professionals.
What is Color temp/filter in WB menu?
justmeMN: For Nikon, Sony makes customized sensors with preinstalled oil spots. :-)
Best works for astrophotography, taken for UFO's
Very capable development, great features and compact for landscape photography. Would be nice to have a WB filter and simple in-camera setup for it. Clip on lens/clip on lens cap or remove it.
Considering Sony's adapters and + use of much larger lenses developing a battery grip at least for a6000 would make lots of sense here or maybe some type of grip that will screw in to lens tripod mount. Thanks to the makers of 'Sony a6000 goes surfing'!
lem12: 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!
JEPG DSC_0180-ISO100 showing amazing detail all over the frame, and nicely processed ACR file before it with happier tones.
I do mostly landscape photos and half of it in the mountains. Didn't mean so say anything bad about the camera, I own the D90 and I'm happy with the results. By looking at these 'done often' by me landscape photos (and these are at poor lightning condition) I see lots of detail and very pleasant bokeh.And again, Thanks for sharing the photos!
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.