B1ackhat: 479.99 GBP = 756.74 USD ... $756 for a 1/2.3" sensor with 5x zoom? Seriously? We already saw this one-trick-pony with the Nikon P300, which is available for 1/3 the price of the XZ-10.
£349.99 = USD 350 in the rest world
NZ Scott: This is great news for m43. Every time a company joins the m43 universe it helps to solidify the standard and ensure its longevity.
It's disappointing to read so many negative comments about Chinese manufacturing standards. Perhaps you should all throw your iPhones in the trash. After all, they are made in China.
Not only that, but the Chinese already make some of the best m43 lenses - including the M. Zuiko 45/1.8 and 60/2.8 Macro.
They need to open PC and understand that 90% of components are made in China and Taiwan.
ogl: Where is 32/64 bit Capture One 6.5 for Win XP SP3?
It's the worst thing I ever heard before...
Where is 32/64 bit Capture One 6.5 for Win XP SP3?
Useless marketing trick.
X10 had bad sensor and no good lens. Compare with XZ-2 in RAW and JPEG. XZ-2 is far better.
Pay attention that DP lost the compactness with this lens.
ogl: Sigma could produce cheaper version of sensor - 10 MP (10*3=30 MP) and offer TWO new EVIL cameras with 10 and 15.6 MP and offer a lot of lenses for such system without any problem....But they produce strange DP cameras.To use wide-angle - need one camera, to use short tele - another and to use standart - need to buy the third one...Absurd. IMO. Sigma, make DP based EVIL system with a lot of lenses and it will be cool!!!
Is it your only argument?
ddolde: I have the DP2 and its pretty darn good for what it is. I do prefer my Hasselblad H4D-31 though the Sigma comes close in IQ. I could see owning a DP1/2/3 trio and traveling ultra light though. 3K barely buys one HC lens.
K-01 is FAR better in term of controls and not worse in terms of IQ + video + huge fleet of K-mount lenses...
jonny1976: Foveon is great sigma makes great lenses but this concept is simplyso stupid. Theycold have simply made a mirrorless with three lenses but. I understand they couldn't have earned 1000 dollar. Each lens like now. I mena a 50 2,8 macro is the cheapest macro lens in any brands, sigma does one for less than 400 dollar. And has super review.
They could produce 10 lenses for such mirrorless system at one monent. Sigma is the lens maker monster.
Sigma could produce cheaper version of sensor - 10 MP (10*3=30 MP) and offer TWO new EVIL cameras with 10 and 15.6 MP and offer a lot of lenses for such system without any problem....But they produce strange DP cameras.To use wide-angle - need one camera, to use short tele - another and to use standart - need to buy the third one...Absurd. IMO. Sigma, make DP based EVIL system with a lot of lenses and it will be cool!!!
Richard Murdey: Let's assume it is exactly the same lens assembly as the Olympus camera. dpreview pretty much says as much. Pentax calls it "SMC Pentax Lens", Olympus proudly labels it "i.Zuiko Digital".
Call me old-fashioned, but that seems like false advertising. I know Pentax and, say, Tokina have pooled resources in the past, and Nikon outsources some of its cheaper lenses also, but, dang it, this is too blatant to excuse!
The lens is not the same as in XZ-2.
Olympus has f2.1 till 100 mm and 6 aspherical elements. Pentax has 4 aspherical elements andPentax has f2.1 at 50 mm, f2.2 at 60mm, f2.3 at 85mm and f2.5 at 112mm
One of the stupid system in the world
scrup: Put a big sensor on it. If they want this to last.
Buy another camera with bigger sensor and relax.
samhain: Too bad it doesn't have a viewfinder.
99.9% of P&S cameras have no VF. EVF = power consumption and less compactness. OVF = useless.
MX-1 has shake reduction. Pay attention!
SETI: Restyled old good Olympus XZ-1
The lenses are a bit different. XZ-2 is a bit brighter (F2.2 till 100 mm) and has 6 aspherical elements, Pentax has 4. Pentax lens could be sharper.
AllOtherNamesTaken: Too bad about the 1/1.7" sensor. Looks like an OK camera other than the sensor. With how small M43, Nikon V1, and Sony RX100 type cameras are, there is no excuse to be using such a small sensor IMO. Just not for me, but I'm sure some will like it.
X10 has really bad lens. Optically is junk.Fuji uses Fuji 2/3" sensor and doesn't sell outside.I'm doubt that the newest SONY BSI CMOS sensor is worse than Fuji.
It's new sensor from Sony - the same as in Olympus XZ-2, Nikon P7700 and Samsung EX2F
Jerra: -Lens: 24-90mm, 1:1.4-1:2.3-Sensor: 1"-Fast AF-EVF, Tilting Touch-Screen
I'm not buying any camera until this arrives.
Lens: 20-100/2Sensor: 4/3EVF, no touch-screen, Android and Wi-Fi.Battery: 500 imagesFull weather resist I'm not buying any camera until this arrives.
How to use it...?