My vote goes to this story for best DPR headline of the year.
Gesture: "Samsung's lens collection is relatively small at this point"
That simply isn't true. I stopped there. Not to mention that you can fit thousands of legacy lenses to the NX bodies.
See Viking79 below. And it is a very rational line-up that hits a great progression of prime focal lengths. Who else has such an affordable 24mm equivalent, or 30mm and 45mm equivalents.
What they mean is: "DpReview's collection of Samsung lenses is relatively small at this point." They say they tested a variety of lenses but mention none of Samsung's others, including the several excellent primes. Instead they use a Pentax prime not designed for the Samsung sensor. The Samsung 45mm gives almost the same field of view, why not use that?
Karl Summers: I'm new to Lightroom 5. I just ordered the boxed version which probably isn't the 5.3 version. Will my copy of LR be eligible for a free update?
And all the updates will be free until version 6 comes out.
Lab D: Maybe Richard can answer this. It is true that much of the size reduction is due to the smaller shutter mechanism and that if/when Panasonic goes with only an electric shutter weight and possibly size might be reduced even more?
Lab, I suppose you might be thinking how small could it be made if it had a fixed lens? RX100 size with m43 sensor would be amazing but would surely dent lens sales.
Edgar Matias: Not sure what the point is of these "PPE 2013: Hands-on" posts. It's just a bunch of photos with no new information.
Am I missing something here?
I have to agree, but they generate lots of comments so are getting lots of hits.
I was especially confused with the Fuji, talking about the X20 and X100s as if they were new cameras they'd never seen before.
DenWil: "Hand's On" seems a bit of an exaggeration - maybe a five year old. If it was not for the theft prevention device attached to the base no grown man has a chance.
You're absolutely right. I once had a compact camera: within a few seconds it had fallen from my massive manly hands and smashed on the floor. Dozens of tiny phones have likewise been destroyed and my office floor is covered in bits of smashed calculators that were just too small for me to hold onto.
halkal: What's up with all these first impressions and previews? Don't you do REviews anymore? How about actually finishing some of the previews, like the canon 70d wich has been in preview for months.
Previews have now become "first impressions REVIEWs" now of course. Why? So DPReview still comes up near the top of google search results for whatever camera you search for. If these 'reviews' are bringing in the hits there's little incentive to actually bother doing a full review.
nandyt: I can't believe it :( after much research I picked up the XE-1 with 18-55 kit lens for 1K$ just last week. Now I have an "Old" model when I have hardly started using it. What a shame!
Would it be recommendable to sell it and buy this?Feeling Buyer's Remorse like anything! :(
If you only bought it a week ago you can just return it.
Panasonic should be applauded for making such a small camera with large sensor, of course there are some compromises but if the small size (and weight) mean it is used more then these compromises are overcome.
A great camera for traveling light and also for hiking with (24mm is a huge bonus too).
Why isn't this on Connect? What's the point of having Connect if you don't feature the articles about mobile photography on it? This is especially so when posting articles like this here will surely just stir up a hornet's nest.
LiSkynden: "8 frames-per-second for up to six shots"? What good is 8 shots per sec if you can only shoot 6 times? :D Am i stupid or what is that about?
Just figured it out. ...if a car goes 100Km per hour, you can go 100 per hour but you can go like 5Km and say i drove 100Km/hour. lol.
Driving at 50 mph does not mean you will travel 50 miles.
Edit: you worked it out yourself while I was typing.
Roland Karlsson: Seems like fun.
I assume you can download the taken images later if you want to?Or is that alien to the whole idea?
No (if it's like the older ones). It's a film camera, like a mini polaroid. They're still quite popular in Asia.
I like the first one, the others not so much. I find art depends a lot on how it is presented: put into a gallery such pictures might give the viewer time to contemplate their own meanings onto them, quickly flashed up on a website will cause most people (especially on this site) to only look at the technical aspects of the pictures.
Also, the trees pictures - surely they are the same image?
aris14: It's very common in Greece to turn b/w photos in coloured ones for people when die, just to print it in porcelain and then put it in their graves. Brrr..!It's rather low bred to try to overpass the original media.I guess the next step is to make again the statues of Hermes of Praxiteles, Aphrodite of Milo and such...Enough with these low bred staff...
I'm assuming you know that the Hermes of Praxiteles, Aphrodite of Milo and pretty much all the ancient statues from your country were originally painted and might be considered rather gaudy by modern Western standards.
Time has a habit of desaturating material objects, these colourised photos could thus be seen as an ironic reversal of this.
John by the Sea: In the picture of the guy with a shotgun, I see Dora the Explorer in the background. I find that Ironic.
Mikhail Tal: This is the review you should have made to begin with instead of giving every single rugged camera its own review. Why do you assign these cameras for review rather than the many mirrorless cameras you have skipped or may be about to skip over like the GF5, G5, GF6, G6, E-PL5, NEX-5R, NEX-3N, just off the top of my head. Not a single one of your six individual rugged reviews got even 100 comments. I guarantee you that any one of the cameras I mentioned would get more than 100 comments if it was still the current model.
I doubt there is a correlation between comments and page views. Most page views surely come from people who are not registered members of the site. DPReview reviews cameras that will generate more page hits, so why budget DSLRs are reviewed in a timely fashion and also consumer friendly cams like these rugged cameras (summer's almost over though, these are a bit late I'd say).
Rod McD: Hi DPR, thanks for your review.
People buy these things because there's no alternative other than a bigger camera and a housing. I'd like to see a manufacturer opt for a new approach. Year after year your reviews (and others) comment on their small sensors and poor IQ. The internet is also littered with leak complaints and poor company response on guarantees.
There seems to be a view that wilderness/outdoor/water sport followers don't value better IQ, which is absolutely untrue. And that serious photographers should have a D4 in a housing. Try stuffing one of those in your life jacket. The middle ground - the old Nikonos - is gone.
We need a manufacturer to make a robust, WR, direct light path camera with an APSC sensor, a fixed 24-85eq zoom (or primes) and real "O" rings. One 25mm "O" ring cover could give access to an SD card, a shaped battery and USB plug. Add a decent grip. And useable with gloves please.
Yes it would be bigger and cost more. But worth every cent.
I completely agree with all these comments. A waterproof and ruggedized Ricoh GR or Nikon Coolpix A would be a great outdoor sport camera. Also, Nikon wants to revitalise the Nikon 1? Bring out a fully waterproof and shockproof model with a couple similarly toughened primes to match. It's already got the great autofocus that would be good for skiing etc. Nikonos reborn!
utomo99: Why Casio did not try the Compact Camera with Big sensor ?The trend now is Compact Camera with Big Sensor and fast lens
The Sony RX100 and its sequel do not equal a trend. Fast lenses are a trend, but haven't they always been?
A great idea. And love that crank. Wouldn't it be great to have a crank like that on other cameras. We've all been there, when the battery dies and need to take just one more shot - just turn the crank!
tjbates: A free advertisement for Aptina?
Yes, I will immediately go and purchase a new Aptina sensor for my old camera.
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