Too bad about the pinhead size and while my 1.5mp Minolta Dimage EX1500 still is fully useable, 1.27mp or something around that is almost only good for front-camera on a cellphone.The sensor in that old minolta was at least 1/2". We can hope that Sony is gonna introduce at least a 1/2.3", 1/1.7" and 1" of this new tech later on. 1/2.3" is still the standard in travelzoom compacts even though the 1/1.7" is getting to that point as well.
schaki: Cool, Leica X but unfortunately that lens is just too large to make the camera pocketable.What is it with the Leica X-E that might make a real diference to the X2 ?Quite likely it is the same 16 mp sensor unless it is a new revision of the same.Same can be said about the lcd screen unless it have better light-sealing. But with that said I've never seen a X2 IRL so I dunno how that Lcd is to use in sunlight.Probably the same lens as well if not Leica made a new tweaked up revision of it.
Well. I expressed my slight disappointment over that the large fast lens on the Leica X. I know that it not is intended for such a use and in general not many other large-sensor compacts either. Still I've carried a Fujifilm X100 in pockets on my trousers and while it was sligtly tight it still worked well enough for me.There is smaller ones like Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR which alsol have aps-c sensor. Though smaller widest aperture than the Leica X and the X100.There is not too many but at least some interesting serious compacts worth to have a look at.
When I talked about pocketable I of course meant it as the way to carry the camera around when not in actual use. Having it in the frontpockets on trousers makes it possible to pull it up quickly enough, maybe not for quite all but most of the pictures or moments which I want to capture.
For me personally I don't like having the camera hanging in a strap.
Cool, Leica X but unfortunately that lens is just too large to make the camera pocketable.What is it with the Leica X-E that might make a real diference to the X2 ?Quite likely it is the same 16 mp sensor unless it is a new revision of the same.Same can be said about the lcd screen unless it have better light-sealing. But with that said I've never seen a X2 IRL so I dunno how that Lcd is to use in sunlight.Probably the same lens as well if not Leica made a new tweaked up revision of it.
tecnoworld: I really like companies, like Fuji and Oly, that add features to existing models. Bravo! The others should take example from those.
That's good initiative though not something new to me or users of Ricoh GRDs. Ricoh has done just that, supported by adding requested features up to two year after release of each new GRD. http://dpreview.com/news/2007/11/22/ricohgrdfirm?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_4
The tilting top of the camera which houses electronic and probably part of the EVF really looks like it has been copied almost straight from the Nikon F4. LOL.
peevee1: Panasonic still insists on losing money in rapidly dying submarket.
The small super-zoom compacts is one part of compacts in which the cameras in smartphones not are gonna compete with anytime soon.
FFS Fujifilm. It is about time to replace that filthy slow 28-140mm zoom. f3.9 at the wide end and the macro no better than 9cm!Maybe take an Oly-similar route with a faster zoom and potentially if possible to that add an EXR or X-trans cmos sensor? That might be something worth to have a look at.. Too bad that Olympus, not to mention the Pentax WG-3 use too much filthy NR which almost destroy foliage and details in pictures.But who knows, maybe the Olympus TG-3, if there is one to come, is gonna be a real step forward from the TG-2, which should at least add NR options and why not even Raw?
Samsung EX2F should have been in this test as well.
Great greeeedy gutz!
Lol. Sony and their huge lenses..
The Nikonos wont be properly reborn until the camera uses full frame sensor.This seems like the development of the Nikon 1 system which almost was doomed to fail before it reached the shelves in the stores the first time. Craptax Q is an other joke amongst cameras with interchangeable lenses.The 1" sensor size however would make sense to used more in usual compacts and I certainly would like to see compacts like Cann S110 and Coolpix P7700 use this sensor size it it would be possible.
That's an expensive Panny LF1..
This should do well when the NR is set to off. WIth the default setting whatever it is details gets smudged to hell in dark colors. Having had a look at the pictures with foliage.
BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: Thanks God i never sold my Ricoh CX6,
this is a rebadged Pentax, probably a sketch that fell off the designers desk and a buss guy noticed it, hey, we did not bring anything new under Ricoh lately, lets use this, it sits between the Pentax Optio 10 and 18,
it has the Pentax button layout, and oh, Ricoh,
I hope you understand in Europ we no longer use stones to carve in, a 230 K dot LCD?? please, my CX6 uses a 1.2 mio.
You can buy an almost new CX6 at roughly 100 euro, so, this HZ-whatever, will it sell at , say 30 euro or more?
What a waste, i'm a Ricoh fan and really feel obused now, i still cannot sit.....
I think that you are quite right here about it is just a camera produced by Sanyo which in fact would have been a Pentax Optio. That was also my impression when i wrote about it in the Ricoh-section in the forum. As you, I also noticed the button-layout. I'll surely pass on this one and hang on to the good old Ricoh Caplio R3 which only have 28-200mm zoom but pretty fast focus and Low NR which preserves details nicely.This Ricoh-wannabe HZ15 is a joke probably just so that Ricoh at least would have another camera on the shelves. One which Pentax could have kept in own their mostly disgraceful Optio-series..But no no no. Them decided to try to pull Ricoh down into that slippery mud as well. I'm very disappointed over this announcement.Btw. I finally found some CX6 full size sample images at the Japanese Dcwatch which showed what NR Off is up to and I was positively surprised about the result. I believe you are doing a wise choice to keep that camera - for sure better than the HZ15.
Scales USA: One of the sad things is the loss of high tech. Kodak had a wonderful research team that invented some very innovative things.
The problem was that management could not see their potential and the need to pull out all the stops to develop them, not believing that film sales would drop like a rock. Almost any photographer could have told them what was going to happen.
Another sad loss was Bell Labs, the patents, research, and inventions are now done in China.
The people in Kodak management which have some responsibility for all the failures of in fact good products or development needs to go if them still sits on their chairs.
yabokkie: I chose Fujichrome 50 over Kodachrome 25 because they were just as good and better at higher shutter speed.
Kodak technology? they might have had some good sensor technologies but they contributed to one of the worst design in camera history -- the Oly 4/3" mount which is a disgrace to both companies, shame.
If anyone is a disgrace there it is Oly which probably designed the mount and lenses that that FF sensors could not be used.Kodak made a FF ccd for the Leica M9. Olympus could have got a FF ccd as well had them just asked.
Not a word on the conclusion page about the detail-smudging and that have probably been the major complain among the owners of the X100 which bought the X100S as well or looked close at sample images.
Dammit Nokia...Details gets ruined by bad NR.
The lens is not a very good copy. The left side is sharper than the right, looking at the two chess-lika squares to the left and right side of the top and also the silver-watch in the right lower corner is not very sharp either.http://www.dpreview.com/reviews_data/pentax_q7/boxshot/imgp7101.jpg