It sure sounds like a lot of people here have trouble reading between the lines.
Curt Geiger: It will be interesting to see what happens. I love SFX Pro 2 but as a Lightroom User who needs quick conversions I've been using the excellent Skyline B+W Film presets. They are great when I don't have time to use SFX Pro 2, and great value for money at only £7.99. Richard Curtis at Adobe recently did a good feature on them. http://adobe.ly/Ul0HRz
Unfortunately I don't think it will be interesting - it will be sad and pathetic watching what NIK once was quickly melt away into a few features for a couple of Google products.
ptox: I want it in red! (I refuse to make compromises!)
OMG, wait: can't I get this with the sapphire LCD cover of the previous generation? Uh, dealbreaker.
Plus, the exterior finish on the 645D Grand Prix edition gives it 68% better image quality and makes it 130 MPH faster!
GabrielZ: Only costs 22 grand, I'll buy a dozen...ha ha. But seriously why go for this when you can get a D800/D800e with virtually the same resolution, add to it a Zeiss prime and you've got a system with the same image quality for a fraction of the price. Still...a nice camera none the less.
I don't even have to see the Leica to know that the image quality will not be the same.
The Nikon may be a better choice for you - especially considering the cost - but it's definitely not equivalent.
Deleted-pending: So Sony sold billions of its new FF CMOS 24MP sensor to multiple brands, even Leica... I actually liked the colors and details coming from the 18MP CCD sensor very much, I hope that they simply removed the AA filter from the Sony CMOS 24MP sensor bu then, video will become useless too, so I guess Leica will scarify global still imagery IQ to make videos look smoother...
Leica here explicitly states that this non-Sony CMOS sensor retains most of the color quality of a CCD sensor, so let's give it a chance and see if it comes through.
vincenzo_filippo: Please dpreview can you post the price in Euro too and not only in us dollar and GB pound ? Thanks
I agree with increments - I think DPReview has nothing to do with it.
Auke B van der Weide: "Highest quality materials, elaborate manufacturing processes and painstaking manual assembly guarantee functional reliability for decades to come."
If you believe this is true, and it outlasts every nikon/canon/sony/pentax/olympus/panasonic/samsung than a Leica isnt that expensive.
Digital cameras are designed for obsolescence. Film cameras got an upgrade every time a new film came out.
So, other than the possibility that a CCD sensor will be desirable 10 years from now, the longevity is meaningless.
djorgji: Nice lens. Guess panasonic will have an identical one for much cheaper.
Don't lose this card - it's almost as valuable as the photos on it.
Now you can put all your eggs in one basket.
But if that bothers you, you can buy two of them, for only slightly less than the cost of your new dual-slot D600 body.
We need new products like this that push the edge of technology, but the initial prices are a bit of a shock, and the use cases are somewhat limited right now.
DStudio: There's no way the SX50 HS can have ultimate image quality at 1200mm equiv., but 50x zoom still looks very impressive, with a decently sized sensor as well.
I can imagine many circumstances in which it would still be fun and/or useful.
These longer focal lengths seem to be usable handheld, especially with IS and/or a reasonable shutter speed. At least I don't have a problem with 432mm (FZ8) or 450mm (DSLR) equiv. So I can imagine it being usable up to 600mm or beyond.
fenceSitter: Next to Nikon's P7700 and Panasonic's FZ200, the G15 and SX50 HS don't look like winners to me.
The Panasonic FZ200 should have a better lens (especially with its constant f/2.8 aperture!), which is usually my first priority, and is critical.
But don't forget that the SX50 HS has a sensor which is twice as big and is designed to go 1 to 2 stops higher in ISO.
Nevertheless, as a satisfied FZ8 owner (considering its limitations) I'd probably lean toward the Panasonic.
There's no way the SX50 HS can have ultimate image quality at 1200mm equiv., but 50x zoom still looks very impressive, with a decently sized sensor as well.
J D Tranquil: A somewhat big leap lens-wise for the Canon G-series. Another me-too product in the fierce camera industry. Sorry but I'd rather see more change in this mammoth. As an owner of a Canon DSLR and the Canon G series, I'm very disappointed.
@cthart - The G15 may still be worth considering. But to answer your question (if it's too big) consider:
Olympus XZ-1 (especially at its current price), Fuji X10, or Pentax Q.
Of the new models, consider the Panasonic LX7, Olympus XZ-2, and Pentax Q10.
I have the XZ-1 and its only weak spot is the average sensor (which means it's still a great camera). The XZ-2 is supposed to improve that, so it should be nearly ideal. The XZ-1 just squeezes into a commonly available semi-hard Sony case, and then that just fits in my front pocket.
Canon should be commended for both improving the lens and making the camera slimmer. While still not the most compact of cameras, it looks like it will be the best model they've ever produced in this series. If only they'd made this much progress in the new S110!
The Canon Powershot S90 to S110 cameras are impressively small, which is important. But they still haven't improved the lens - it continues to have over 3 stops variation in the maximum aperture.
So if you really need a camera this small it could be a good choice. And interface improvements are always welcome. But if you can use a slightly larger camera there are much better choices from Olympus, Fuji, and now Panasonic. You really don't have to go as large as a G15 to get a proper lens.
migus: "front view shows just how much more compact the 6D is compared to the 5D Mark III.": Actually looks about the same, way larger than the 'compact' Rebels.
If its sensor would compete w/ Sony's column ADC in noise and DR, and these crippled specs would come in a 550gr. $1500 body, I'd be excited. Too early to comment on IQ, but i feel let down by canon.
Good point - the 6D may perform well in ways that we can't tell yet. For example, the specs suggest that the high-ISO performance could significantly outdo the D600. So we will have to wait until we can see how it performs in practice.
They also should be given credit for including the WiFi and GPS. It's almost as if they're specifically targeting travel and landscape shooters.
I'm still not convinced it will be as compelling overall as the D600, though.
bradleyg5: Pardon my French, but what a piece of junk. 11 point AF with only a centre cross point? They trying to make sure this thing doesn't compete with the 5dII or what? Why does a digital rebel get more cross points.
For some shooters, such as those who shoot mostly static subjects, the AF may be fine, and this camera could be a great choice. But it appears they've just excluded a large percentage of their traditional customers, who right now might need to choose between the 5DIII and 7D. Doesn't seem like a wise move, overall.
Although 36MP might not really be necessary for many photographers, by doing so on the D800 (and adding prestige with the D800E) Nikon made it easy on themselves because this left them room to make the D600 a nearly full-featured entry-level FF.
Wedding photographer: I really like the lenses of this company.Once I have done an entire wedding on Samyang Fisheye lens:http://zoomvrn.ru/portfolio/svadebnoe-foto/progulka-na-vertoleteI hope that new inexpensive 10mm 2.8 lens will be also useful too.
It looks like it was necessary for that wedding!
Probably not a good idea for most, though.
itsastickup: With such high modern ISOs, I can't see a justification for f2.8. Give us F4 and halve the price.
Well, many people will see the justification, and that will probably improve sales. Most buyers of manual focus prime lenses are more attuned to quality and speed.
Simon97: That certain other camera test site has samples up with many showing the same scene at different ISOs. ISO 1600 is nearly free of noise. Great camera for those old primes that APS-C cameras made too telephoto.
That's understandable about the WiFi - sometimes LTE works better if you (or Barney) is out of the office.
This was my sarcastic way of saying I'm impressed with how quickly you've moved here - and, yes, some daylight shots is a good idea! By the way, good choice of lens here - "the other guys" didn't seem to figure that out, either.