Dan Tong: It's good to hear that at least one company is not content to sit back and only work with currently accepted sensor design. Constant re-thinking is the crucial factor behind all of the innovation that improves technology. Of course, some lead to dead ends, or are superior, but market forces sometimes, though not often, cause inferior technology to win out.
Keep in mind that the primate visual system uses receptor arrays, and that the receptive fields of ganglion cells (which constitute the output of the optic nerve) vary a lot in size, sensitivity, and distribution. The optic nerve provides the input for additional processing, to the rest of the "brain".
The visual system works a lot better than any current digital imaging system (signal to noise, rapid accurate focusing etc.), so obviously we have far to go, to even catch up.
Most of the negative comments about many innovations, generally appear to come from people who don't really understand much of what is being discussed.
Fuji has NOT dumped X-Trans! Why do you insist on promoting your trash talk? Don't like X-Trans, then don't buy it.
Reilly Diefenbach: Maybe not a perfect camera, but the sample pics show the full frame story very well indeed. Eat your hearts out, users of smaller formats!
Of course Oly/Pana/Fuji can all go above this price, because they still have better quality images coming out of their camera, then this Sony FF.
I just looked at their main page. The "rebroadcasts" don't start from the beginning and their is too much jibber jabber in their videos, not enough substance. Pure marketing.
alistairhenning: I've had photos taken with my iPhone 4S shown in galleries and printed up to 20"x20".
It used to be that Apple was the leader when it came to both phone camera hardware and software technology. Clearly this is no longer the case.
Like many users, I'm considering trying something different. The Nokia 1020 looks good enough for Hipstamatic among others, but I wonder if ultimately people like me who are looking for the highest possible image quality with smartphone interface and sharing might be better with something like the Sony QX100 and forgetting the arms race between cell phone manufacturers.
Ultimately it'll be a long time before any cell phone camera is going to match a dedicated high-end P/S or DSLR for image quality.
I'm sorry for the galleries that accepted your iphone photos. They can jam as many pixels they want in a pin-hole camera, but there is no comparison in detail to larger sensors.
whtchocla7e: The world needs more ugly viewfinder-less cameras!!
Please stop posting this nonsense. Fuji X-Trans RAW files are completely usable. It has been since launch with Silkypix software. Now Adobe and others have followed. It takes software developers time to incorporate new code and algorithms.
Bayer did not have full support either from day one. Read up on it. The algorithm had to be given out first to software developers.
DELETED88781: X-Trans was a very bad idea!!!!!!
@sambomaxYou need to read up on Bayer vs Fuji's X-Trans and EMR arrays. They are far superior to the old outdated Bayer. The only reason manufacturers are sticking with Bayer, is that it is simple to manufacture than to switch tooling over to other standards.
Dennis: Guess they wanted to make a camera with no viewfinder that won't sell so they can be just like everybody else.
Nevermind the troll up there. X-Trans is very usable now that Adobe and others have support builtin. X-Trans is far more usable than the old outdated Bayer that need additional filter for color moire problems.
GabrielZ: Enough with all this low-end stuff, enthusiasts want to see an X-Pro2 and X-E2 come out - its time.
correct. I thought Fuji was standing up for photographers with very well made cameras and lenses. Metal, not plastic junk. Japan made, not China, made, etc. More X-E2/X-Pro2 metal bodies and quality, not X-M1 viewfinderless junk.
Michael Ma: Perfect timing! I just bought the GH3 yesterday. Trying to find workarounds for the moire... :/
Buy a Fuji with X-Trans sensor that doesn't have Bayer array and eliminates moire.
Very noisy and blurry when pixel peeping. Lacks a lot of detail.
IrishhAndy: Thought I'd get in before the crowds. Looks like a nice cam but over prived and a kick in the teeth for XE 1 owners.
You fail to understand how R&D works. It takes time to bring a product to market. At the conception of the product, you use whatever sensor you have available. It takes time to mass produce the sensors, and to assemble the cameras. If the new sensor was available, they would have used it in the X-E1. It doesn't matter, because the X-E1 takes awesome photos.
P.S. Andy. Are you now going to actually buy a camera instead of just talking about them? They have a new sensor, so it must be great, eh?
That is a bug with lightroom not the camera. Submit it to Adobe.
Preordered X-E1 yesterday. Was on the fence about this or GH3. The GH3 is just a little on the large side to carry all day while on vacation and im not impressed with the Panys low light and noise capability. Although the video capability is beyond all other cameras. May still get GH3 later for video use. Will wait for reviews.
Fuji needs to create a GH3 competitor camera that has great video capability. especially since fuji has great lenses.
My E-PL1 may need to stay around for awhile and I may have to get a Pana GH2 or EM5 for decent video for my upcoming vacation. I would have expected it to have an orientation sensor and better body. But it looks like they want people to move to the EM5.