$699? Sold. If the quality is as good as their other lenses then it is an absolute bargain.
Photography has many uses, and one of them is to make a memorable image that tells a story. Not all stories are nice, and some of the stories we need to hear are definitely ugly. But for those who complain about "not another war photograph", let's have an alternative DPReview Pulitzers:
1) Best over-processed HDR2) Best Cat3) Best moody black and white cliche4) Best flower cliche5) Best street shot of people wandering aimlessly through the frameAnd so on.
By the way, I've shot almost all those cliches, and I live in constant admiration of those who put their lives on the line to get the images we see here.
As disturbing as they are, the fact that these images can elicit a reaction at all in an image-saturated world demonstrates their power.
From a technical perspective, it looks like a lot of the winners and runners-up were shot with a medium wide angle; hardly any extreme telephotos or wides in the collections. Kind of makes me want to take my X100 out and put it through its paces!
blue orpin: "The latest firmware allows the Raw button to be user-customized. It also makes it easier to set up the camera's Auto ISO behavior"
I just installed the fw, i can't see how it makes it easier to set up the auto-iso. Am i missing something ?
I have to agree here. Auto ISO is something that I use rarely, and when I do it's very much set it and forget about it for the rest of the session. For the most part I like to choose the ISO the camera is using, and for this purpose the ability to select it using the Fn button is handy.
I guess DPReview had better start incorporating some point source light tests in its previews and reviews. Who knows how many orbing compact cameras there are out there?