very elegant photo
CabSav: First of all it is great. Second my guess: maybe bicycle wheel with some extras in tricky light?
or maybe working tungsten wire heating device like in Knudsen effusion cell MS?
First of all it is great. Second my guess: maybe bicycle wheel with some extras in tricky light?
Marty4650: "despite it's sub-par movie mode and less than stellar autofocus performance, it earns our coveted gold award, by a whisker"... and this is also despite all the times it locked up and crashed.
Every camera has pluses and minuses, but these minuses aren't minor issures. These are very serious and major flaws. And it seems Dpreview overlooked them because the camera was "thoroughly enjoyably" to use.
I'm looking forward to the new Dpreview Platinum Award for cameras without any serious flaws. Because Gold is now the new Silver.
@RevenantIf "the awards are supposed to be totally subjective. They are meant to show you how the reviewer feels about the camera."why bother with all the scoring system in 11 categories among them focus and metering and video?
HubertChen: To be worth my reading time such Article need to deliver clarity. Instead all I found was confusion and blah blah on such a bad level, that it even impacts the reputation of dpreview as a place to find great content.
I am always reading about other cameras and makers to see if I can find something new which could be used in my creative work. If the marketing folks of Panasonic ( read leaders of development of future Panasonic camereas) are so confused where they want to go, then I can strike Articles / reviews of Panasonic Products from my reading list.
As for dpreview I am shocked that such a confusion has been published. Lets hope this is a single slip and not a hint about what q
In defense of dpreview I think it is quite informative to have an insight into the state of the mind of photo companies’ business leaders – regardless of the actual condition of their minds.
bobbarber: RawTherapee is not the only free option. The "engine" in RawTherapee is dcraw, a free command line converter for raw files written by Dave Coffin. dcraw is also the guts for many, many other free converters. I use UFRaw.
As far as limited functionality in RawTherapee, UFRaw, etc. goes, all you have to do is use those programs (or the command line) to convert your raw files, and complete processing them in other software, like Photoshop or gimp, if the functionality is too little for what you do. For me, it's like one program. When I open a raw file in gimp, gimp automatically presents the file to me in UFRaw. I make whatever tweaks I want, click a button, and the photo is converted and passed to gimp.
has any of you used XDepth Raw? any good? I have heard contradicting opinions.
World of RAW converters is much broader than only those three. One of the reasons “the big three” is so big is that dpreview and similar sites hardly ever mention alternatives. How about
-Photo Ninja product of the creator of highly regarded Noise Ninja plug-in-Raw Therapee – one of the best open source Raw converters with hard to beat price of £0.0
Ace Disgrace: Nikon not only getting their sensors from Sony but also some design and form factor taken from the nex system.
Nikon will not save the 1 series with this release...
I believe that Aptina is responsible for Nikon 1 sensor.
vFunct: These 1-series cameras are BEASTS. No other camera, not even the D4, can touch their 15 FPS with FULL phase-detect AF. It really is a pro-camera.
People that even think about comparing this camera to NEX are clueless noobs. The NEX and other competitors in this category are worthless junk. Those are toys because they don't have the high-speed phase-detect AF that 1's and dSLRs have.
Obviously if all you shoot are still-life or landscapes, then you don't need high-speed focus, but if you ever take shots of people, and if you DON'T want to make it look like they're always posing stiff, then you'll have to go with a phase-detect autofocus system that you'd normally only get with a dSLR. And a professional might take thousands of these non-stiff shots per day.
Seriously, 15 frames a second with full phase-detect AF is an entirely different class of photography!
My only concern left is if it reverts back to contrast-detect AF in low-light like the previous models.
There are some very good sport and action photos from the time AF haven’t even existed. On the other hand technological advancement always helps in extending possibilities of creative minds.
Jokica: @R Butler:"Best in class doesn't guarantee a Gold - it has to be a standout camera."1. OK, I can understand this.2. Looks odd for Best-in-class camera not to get highest award.Maybe DPR should reconsider the rating system to cover these situations.Maybe there should be something like "Editor Choice", "Platinum", etc (you will came up with something more appropriate), or to give the camera more than one mark. Sorry, but seems, hmm... (I dont know the right word) for best in class not to be awarded with Gold. RX100 deserves to be somehow (beside %) distinguished from others, silver, not the best in class cameras. MHO. Regards.
@ Andy CroweOK, I am impressed by numbers you have provided, I have no intention to check it out or put it in perspective. This discussion can go forever. I have just expressed my SUBJECTIVE opinion, please let me be. I have looked into comments you are making and I must admit that I am impressed by the number of arguments you are creating… no… no more comments from my side…
@ Andy CroweI have used word "bias" it has nothing to do with conspiracy or any other theories. You can recognise some achievement and still undervalue most of it. Bias does not mean complete snub. Your two examples prove nothing. Please, pay more attention to the wording.
There will be no gold award because it is made by sony. Dpreview bias in perspective is known for ages. Nikon/Canon/Panasonic are in the centre fallowed by oly. Regardless of given product qualities companies like ricoh, samsung and sony are marginalised. Maybe it is attachment to tradition and photographic history? They have every right to be biased. There is no such a thing like objectivity, anyway.
The question is: does it really matters? I do not think so.