Black Box: Nice, light, quite interesting DSLR. Yes, there are "more exciting" cameras. However, given a choice, I'd pick Nikon any time any day. Just think about it for a moment.
In the past 2 years, Sony has started and buried a whole new line of cameras, and is now burying one of the oldest mounts.
In the past 10 years Canon has started EF-S, then EF-M, and didn't do much good with any of them.
Even Samsung already introduced NX Mini in addition to barely breathing NX mount.
The only two mounts with hundreds of legacy lenses are Nikon F and Pentax K. For better or for worse, Nikon respects their customers' habits, providing them with cameras to use their lenses with. And consistency is the sign of class.
"In the past 10 years Canon has started EF-S, then EF-M, and didn't do much good with any of them."
They only invented the consumer DSLR market and the EF-S canons outsell every other brand.
But yeah nothing.....
mosc: DPR, did you miss that optical viewfinder thing on the top? All the mirrorless cameras you list don't have viewfinders! The D3300 is an APS-C sensor (a good one at that) with a viewfinder. Compared to an A6000, it's priced pretty well (D3300 is $150 cheaper). If you're going to compare it against mirrorless cameras at least note that an mirrorless with a viewfinder will set you back at least as much.
You really want a reason not to get this camera, talk to people about the old A65. Same sensor, cheaper, built in wifi (and GPS if you're into that), full coverage viewfinder, faster shooting, etc
The sony 35mm F1.8 iand 50mm F1.8 is cheaper than any Canon or Nikon prime with IS.
The 16mm prime is cheaper than anything in that range offered by canon/nikon.
Everlast66: 14,000?I don't believe that many people bought this camera?
That's how many were put out in 3 months. According to amazon it's been in the top 100 cameras for 522 days......
And why wouldn't folks buy it? It's one of the (if not the) best superzooms in that price range.
The K-3 is considerably smaller than the D7100, so your point is kind of invalid.Here is a size comparison of the two - http://versus.com/en/pentax-k-3-vs-nikon-d7100
It's pretty clear that it has a smaller body, as well of smaller lenses available.
Yeah and when you combine the D7100 with a Nikon pancake lens it's nice compact package.
keeponkeepingon: The flash and white balance pictures were shot with:
smc PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED
The compared to pictures were shot with
smc PENTAX-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro
A zoom and a macro seems like an odd lens to use for your tests? Have you shot any other tests with a macro lens?
It just seems the faster lens would have an advantage shooting at F5.6 (2 versus 4 stops from "wide open" compared to a F1.4 lens). The olympus F/2 was also used for the panasonic tests in the past and I wager responsible for a lot of M43 sales (it's a very very good lens) but all the olympus samples are now shot with the 45mm F1.8. I'd wager the pentax 50mm F2.8 FA is the slowest lens used in any of the dpreview sample shots.
The flash and white balance pictures were shot with:
Thanks for posting this! Better late than never (this came out over a month ago):
It's incredible that some of the folks posting here are opposed to the recall system? In our case it worked. My dad (a "senior") has enough eye problems as it is; because of the "system" we were informed and got this addressed before it could become an issue.
Canon M? Fur Real?
I passed on a $197 new Canon-M (with 22mm prime) because I thought it was dead dead dead dead.
I was thinking of using it for close ups when I have my 55-250 on my T2i at soccer. (Scott Kelby recommends 2 bodies for sports versus a do everything zoom) but I was like, stop throwing money at dead platforms (also a K-01 owner, the cost of the EoS-m was significantly less than getting a 22mm F2 equivalent lens for the K-01)......
PicOne: Why am I confused on this matter? Ok, it's 12mm. 12mm is 12mm. BUt how does a 12mm offer the same angle of view (98.9 degrees per above), irregardless of the sensor's crop factor (eg. M43 vs. APSC, etc?)
webster and wiki says irregardless is a word irregardless of the dpreview grammar police's opinion:
I'm was a bit disappointed watching the videos and felt mislead by the title.
Maybe instead of "Drone flight documents Alaskan ice caves" you should rename the article
"A few seconds of video from a RC quadcopter flying through caves interspersed with a ton of video of the quadcopter flying mostly outside of caves".
john Clinch: Today on the 21 march 2014 days after the review was launched the cost comparison is wrong. Well it is in the Uk. The RX 10 is £849 from WEX the A6000 and 18 105 f4 is over a £1000.
I don't really blame dpreview. But i suggest they leave cost comparisons up to us as prices change so fast. More so for cameras than lenses
This is a US web site and in the USA the price for the combo is $1248 which is less than what the RX10 is selling for, $1299.
I'm really curious why Jeff thinks the A6000 would be worse than the RX10?
Looking at the camera the first thing I notice is the controls on the left hand side forcing two handed operation for frequently used functions such as image review/playback.
One thing I don't get about the one system is that the smaller sensor size does not seem to translate into much smaller camera size. Sony's NEX 3n is smaller than the V1 and V2, about the same size as the J1 and the 16-50 power zoom is almost the same size as Nikon's kit lens. So you pay just as much (or more) for a smaller sensor in the same sized package. The main difffernce would then be the AF but with the A6000 sony seems to be catching up on that front tool.
I'm always amazed how well lightroom works with my 808 jpegs. It almost (not quite) feels like working with a RAW file. Has anyone else had that experience and how does working with the 808 JPEG files compare to the 1020 RAW files?
Just a Photographer: Why should we still use Eye-Fi cards now in most places we can use a 4G network?
Next to that in todays world not only your phone has wifi already, but most (consumer) camera's have wifi too.
Few years ago these cards came in handy, but nowadays aren't these eye-fi card mostly redundant? Its only a matter of time before Eye-fi will be out of business.
I'm not sure what world you live in but in the real world most cameras do not have wi-fi and most of the world does not have 4G, and even if it is available data caps make it impractical for mass photo xfer.
keeponkeepingon: As a canon user since my film based AE-1 it's so sad to see the direction they are taking with todays cameras.
Give me anything in an AE-1 body, with that nice viewfinder at a reasonable price and I will buy it.
If you want to get funky give me a new version of my S50, with the sliding lens cover with a modern sensor and I'll buy it. (so easy to turn on as taking out of the pocket) Give me an A650 with modern sensor and a fully articulated screen and I'd be tempted to buy it.
Canon has a lot of great designs and IP, you have to wonder why they don't capitalize on some of the great blasts from the past and instead excreete design by comittee mashups like this dohicky.
If I could get a reply from both Sdaniella and howardroack, or maybe someone new from Canon Marketing it would make my day!
meland. I am so sorry I missed you!! With 10 posts in this thread alone (and several other posts supporting canon CES releases) I'm really sorry if you are not getting paid. You still have a ways to go to catch up with howard (19 posts) but in lieu of cash I hope this belated recognition is compensation enough!
Seriously though, I hope you did not think my point was that the N100 should be a DSLR? My point was that canon has a lot of great designs (such as the S50 style camera) that they just dropped. It would nice to see some of these "blasts from the past" refreshed with current technology.
As a canon user since my film based AE-1 it's so sad to see the direction they are taking with todays cameras.
Of course I just got a 3n weeks before the replacement. Still at almost twice as much I'll just enjoy the 3n for a year then pick up one of these when they are on clearance next year.
Power zoom ... slow? Yes but as a dad with kids having an APS-C sensor with a nice zoom range that I can operate one handed (including zoom) is priceless. Love it.
Wow ISO 100????? Maybe there is hope sony will enable this in the 3n after it is discontinued and no longer a threat to pricier models?
jacketgiang: This guy reminds me Ken Rockwell, but it seems like Ken Rockwell knows a lot more about photography than this guy.
Here's Ken's free studio lighting tuturial:
It's free and it should be for what it covers....
1. "asked to either photograph or try and remember objects on display"
So what if you try to remember and take a photo? Best of all worlds?
The whole study feels meh. Obvious. The results are basically: if you try to remember you will remember more.
She found in the same "study" that if you zoom in on a feature the "photo impairment" goes away suggesting that if you have even a mild interest in your subject, then impairment is a non-issue.
keeponkeepingon: Canon makes a camera about the same size as an older rebel or nikon.
Gear of the year!
" 1cm here, half cm there, and in the end you save quite a lot of volume." The D40 and XS are both thinner, and no dimension difference is as big as a centimeter, the D40 is (9.2 wider, 3.3 taller but 5.4mm thinner). I wager if the volume was actually calculated (say by water displacement) the difference would be less than 10%.