Good article. I agree with the conclusion - comparing DSRL's and Mirrorless on the same basis. After the Sone A7RII was announced i saw blog entries discussion how that would affect GH4 sales. But i see that the A7RII competes against a 5DIII or a D810 much more than a GH4. And it is also priced similarly.I believe this is a good thing for consumers because you have more choices.
My first impression: I'd rather have a WiFi enabled camera like the RX100II and a control app for my smartphone. To me this is more of a software challenge. Sure - you are saving an LCD screen but to me the QX cameras look rather awkward.In addition - if really the use case is to allow fast sharing of photos then why use an expensive and rather high quality camera? I have not really followed quality of smart phone cams vs. P&S cameras. If i take my iPhone4 as comparison there is a lot of ground between it and an RX100. I'd say that if sharing is the target i'd start with something that is in terms of quality spec'ed for that.
I use LR4 since about 3 weeks. I do like the develop controls a lot (better than ACR 6.x). I believe it is much easier to bring back details from highlights or shadows. This works particularly well with my NEX-7 which appears to be better in that respect than my Canon 7D.However, i do not like the example above. I believe it is overdone probably to demonstrate capabilities. I would use it much more subtle, especially on the hallway in the foreground.
midimid: While I love the new rendering engine (it took a while to get used to), my problem is Lightroom 4's performance. For those using it without any problems, I would love to know what your computer's specs are. I have both LR3.6 and LR4 installed and using catalogs from the same location and have found LR4 completely unusable. Touch a slider, wait 4-5 seconds. Touch again, wait longer...its really awful!
Win7, 64-bit, Core2 Duo 1.8Ghz @ 3.2Ghz, Nvidia 8600GT, 4GB DDR2, Vertex3 128GB, Samsung 2TB.
I also have the latest Macbook Air (13" 1.8Ghz Core i7, 4GB) and its only a tad bit faster.
i am relatively new with LR (did just use OSE and ACR before). However, like in ACR i see slider adjustments with a slight delay but certainly not 4-5sec. Have Win7 64bit, I7 3.2GHz, ATI Radeon 5400 (dual), 12GB RAM. I believe that my system between processor, memory, and GPU might make a big difference
pretty good overall. But if you look into the bottom left or bottom right corner the pictures are unsharp. Probably the lens.I did not see that effect in the shots imaging-resource posted. So i figure there are differences in lens quality from copy to copy?
Sdaniella: Canon, seriously has to offer prosumers
who already have plenty of the best dSLRs in use: be it 5DMkII, 7D, (um, ok, 60D, 600D (ugh, a Rebel; no EOS-1 controls))... and maybe even any number of '24mm' fov EF/EF-S lenses...
EF24 f/1.4 II (got it)TSE 24 f/3.5 II (got it)EF24-70 II... (maybe)EF24-105... (um, no thx)EF-S15-85... (only if i had APS-C)
and then, finally... took Canon long enough, to finally offer on a semi-prosumer SX (30 IS & 40 HS) and S (S100) series, a 24... for PowerShots... 'sub-flagship'...
BUT WHERE IS THE 24 on the Flagship G!!!!!???? is it on the Pro1X ????
WE WANT a G with 24 FOV... (as a prosumer pocketable for 24/7 duty!!!! PLEAAAASSSEEE)!
we're not going to abandon our EOS LV dSLRs with ExpSim LV 1080p just because the Pro1X has a 24!!!!
the G1X is 'almost' what i want, and no, i will skip it like i skipped the G2... G12...
5DMkII girl here...former PowerShot G1 (adapter w/ 0.7x... 23.8mm)and Sony R1 (24-120... hint.. hint...)) shooter...
is the difference between 24 and 28 big enough for such an outcry?