Thanks for the timely quick review!
I would have loved to see a comparison to the Nokia 808.
I'm leaning towards the iPhone5 as I have a ton of iOS apps but it would be nice to know how much IQ I'm giving up by not dumping apple and going with Nokia.
Also, at leat part of the iphone 5 marketing has been directed at how fast it is. I would love to have some impressions on the speed of the 5 for both taking and processing photos versus the older iphones (I'm still using a 3gs).
Sammy Yousef: Based on past experience on boards such as slashdot.org (computers and science newsdiscussion), the moderation will be a disaster. It's too easy for groups of bullies to put in the time and effort to gang up on someone they don't like, and most good people will simply steer clear rather than get involved. The user moderation system on slashdot.org has contributed to turning it from a reputable "news for nerds" board into a shadow of it's former self.
Wow. I'm not the only one that thinks the moderation killed /.
I Hope this forum does not go the same way.
Chris Donnet: Of course, not a single question about the D400; why are the journalists always asking uninteresting questions during these corporate fiestas ?
If the D400 is real and imminent it's likely dpreview is under an NDA. That just blows my mind that journalists could agree not to talk about something, but that's how they get the prerelease cameras so they can come out with a review/preview right after the products are announced.
They could "play dumb" and ask anway.....
A second nikon review? What's up with the Canon review?
OK. As a canon user since the original S100 I have to say I am dumfounded by this and the S110.
My question: Does this $2100 camera really have no built in AF assist lamp? Rebels traditionally us the flash for AF assist and this has no flash and no AF assist lamp:
Or is dpreview wrong in the specs: "Autofocus assist lamp by optional dedicated Speedlite"
What the heck good is a large high ISO capaple sensor if it can't focus in the dark?
LCD is wide. Blech.
Displaying a normal aspect ration photo how big would the screen diagnol be of the picture? I"m guessing around 2.5" or less.
Dave Oddie: I find the 'Don't Import Suspected Duplicates' option to be rather useless because I rename my files on import and LR doesn't remember that when you imported DSC0001.ARW you renamed it to "Oulton Park 20120710 0001.ARW" or whatever.
Unless of course I am missing some setting or other to get this to work!
As LR is a database driven program storing the original file name when doing a rename doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
It works for me. However I am retaining part of the orignal file name in my image name so maybe that's what's enabling it?
However, one annoying "feature" is that if I cull images, LR does not remember that it imported the images so I get to re-cull them all over again.
I'm confused as to why you would use a one star rating instead of tagging each photo as a "PICK".
With the one star rating your are basically applying not necessarily true info that may "bite you in the behind" later if you don't get around to applying a correct star rating. Example scenario: you never finish processing a batch of photos further than one starring all of your great stuff. Then four years later in a fit of digital decluttering you delete all of those horrible one star pictures. Far fetched? Maybe.
The other reason to use Pick versus one starring is that it is faster because I can use one key to pick/unpick. With the star rating I need to hit 1 to pick then use my other hand to hit zero to unstar the picture. With the ' key (the tilde key un shifted) I can pick and un pick using one key. Perhaps this behavior has changed in LR 4 (I'm still on 3).
keeponkeepingon: This is a nice little article!
The first thing I think when I read something good is: Who wrote it?
Why doesn't dpreview give the author credit? You've got 15 buttons on "connecting"/"Social"/"Faceschnook" etc, how are we supposed to connect/socialize with a nameless entity.?
Thanks for the reply!
pcworld, endaget, arstechica, the new york times, time.com, cnn , infoworld, popphoto and so on and on all provide the authors name.
This is not "AP news" or reuters it's a photography site with a great (or at least large!) community.
It's swell when the authors join in the conversation, and I think most folks would welcome the conversation starting with a person versus a news "feed".
Huh? The new lens is not the new kit lens but has almost the same specs (other than size) as the kit lens?
If you look at the nikon J2 page the two pictures are with the new lens, not the kit lens.
VERY misleading (and stupid) nikon!
This is a nice little article!
keeponkeepingon: TLDR: Canon finally starts to catch up with Casio?
Casio has had "Multi-motion" images as a scene mode for years.
For example here it is described on page 78 of the FH100 manual:
"Multi-motion image can be used to isolate a moving subject within a series of multiple images and place them against a stationary background
I'm sure the canon implementation is a bit more advanced, but then they've had a few years to copy it and it's a bit more expensive than a $200 P&S....
Now if canon would only copy my EX-Z750's past move mode I'd be in heaven..... (hit the shutter and your move starts 5 seconds before you hit the shutter.)
sdyue I can't understand 1/2 of what your write but the casio multi-image is not "super LOW RES"
Remember this is in P&S cameras selling for $100-$300. I should hope the zillion dollar latest and greatest canon DSLR does it better.
TLDR: Canon finally starts to catch up with Casio?
It's hard to believe this is "self funded" and not facebook marketing.
What's your source for that info?
I can't find anyting on the backing other than that the pilgrims site is a product of mediumdivision.com which leads to nothing.
I was so excited by the first part of the title "Envisioning Family" that I missed the second part and was a bit disappointed when I read the review.
For me (just a parent with a couple of cameras) "envisioning family" includes but is mostly the opposite of staged portrait photography. It's more like run and gun photojournalism, with a healthy mix of spray and pray with a sincere often failed effort to keep out of the way.
Looking at the older models such as the ZR100, they look popular in germany. The ZR100 is sitting at #16 and #19 on the top selling compact camera list on amazon, but in the US the ZR100 is #674.
I owned the ZR100 for a bit and returned it. I own and love a EX-Z750 and EX-Z850 so my casio standards are fairly high. Compared to those two cameras the ZR100 had horrible build quality (felt cheap and rattled) and the image IQ was abysmal.
That's too bad as Casio is still the everything but the kitchen sink "scene mode" king and tops in battery life (at 500 shots this is wonderful compared to canone etc, but OK not great for casio. They've had cameras that do 1000 shots on a single charge).
" the 18-55mm focuses pretty quickly,"
Did you need to do any tweaking to get OK focus speeds (turn off face detection, select a single AF point or whatever?).
I'm asking because your assesment is a bit out of line with what the rest of the blogsphere is reporting:
The verge: "laggier than the NEX–5N, but offered results comparable to a good point-and-shoot." ($800 is an amazing price to pay for P&S class AF).
IR: " a lot of buyers are going to be frustrated with the EOS M."
Engadget: "Speaking of focusing, our experience was surprisingly sluggish, even with the 22mm and 18-55mm kit lenses. "
The 60th superzoom of 2012 (really)
Vlad S: Totally a soccer mom camera.
slow AF and no zoom in the kit? Yeah that will do great capturing a kids soccer game.
Paul Greenwood: As a Canon rebel 350 D then 550D userI had been waiting to see what Canon mirrorless offered before proceeding to micro four thirds as that system now offers quality acceptable to me. The appeal of M4/3rds being the weight of the lenses especially long zooms. Increasingly I have been using a travel compact and leaving the Canon system at home. The use of the APC sensor means no significant weight reduction for longer zoom lenses compatable with this system.
My move from Canon to M4/3 rds proceeds
Wow. That describes me exactly.
Once I got my S95/S100 the T2i has been staying at home a lot. Even on trip such as disneyland which is a lot more fun when you are not whacking kids on the head with your DSLR.
I think we all had great hopes that canon would offer a compact innovation but with this.... I may try out the 40mm pancake to see if that makes that lump more palatable but that $200 would go a long way towards financing a M43 body.