arhmatic: "The best camera is the one in your pocket" This is the reason #1 camera sales are declining - IMO
Reason #2 (at least in my opinion) --- terrible design - look at a soulless, bubbly Nikon SLR vs a well designed Fujifilm. I can't hold one... sorry Nikon.
BigShooter, got your point.
Cameras are fashion to some. Wearing a Leica, (and why not, a Fujifilm) is classy. Wearing a Nikon makes me look like a cheap paparazzi. And I know, pros are not interested in looks, but many are... and well over 90% of us are not pros.
My point is - image quality is essential - good design sells. I will be shot down in no time, my statement remains.
arhmatic: I need to repeat, video quality is disappointing. Why repeat? I keep hearing the same "if you want good video quality, buy I video camera" - getting a second camera is not the answer.
The reasonable thing to do is for Fuji to get the video quality at the comparable level with everything else on the market. Not exceed, like the still image quality, just match the other offerings. Whatever the technical limitation with sensor and such, well, most simple users don't get and don't care, they simply want something comparable. Cheers!
Thanks all for the replies. Same old, predictable, my answer to all -
- "fujifilm sales are doing great" - I know, thanks to photo, not video quality.- "just get a dedicated camera" - Can't carry 2 cameras.- "who needs 4k" - just asking for good 720p. thanks...
meland: The issue is that most people have no interest in photography as a hobby. All they want are memories and the smartphone fulfills that admirably. You could offer them the easiest and most fun to use camera product and they still wouldn't buy it because they already have a perfectly adequate camera in their phone.
@topstuff is also correct in the points he makes below. Added to which the negative image of the nerdy, middle aged photographer as exemplified on sites like this is so far from most younger users' idea of desirable that we also have to ask ourselves where the next crop of enthusiasts are going to come from to keep the camera companies in business?
Photography as a hobby? - can't even mention it, everyone is doing it these days, it's totally diluted.
Old Cameras: If camera sales are lagging it's because we are inundated with images 24/7. Yes, people use their smart phones and the pics are good enough, especially for family and friends. And it's always in your pocket. My Nikon F manual is 36 pages. Nikon D7100 manual: 384 pages. Also, the live view display on the back of ALL cameras sucks compared to the average smartphone. The touch sensitivity, responsiveness and brightness of an iPhone is 10x better than the crap on the back of the best camera. People don't buy cameras because they don't need them, and because they already have one in their phone, and it's manual is 0 pages long.
Nikon is getting bubblier by the day --- both the pages in the manual and the physical bulk of the camera...
"The best camera is the one in your pocket" This is the reason #1 camera sales are declining - IMO
I need to repeat, video quality is disappointing. Why repeat? I keep hearing the same "if you want good video quality, buy I video camera" - getting a second camera is not the answer.
arhmatic: Manufacturers needs to stop this thin device craze forever.
Image quality is more important. Battery life is quite bad, most phones barely last through the day... Phones are uncomfortably thin to hold.
Samsung, apple and the rest, please stop this.
iPhone. This is the case with both 5 and 6+. Older models were bulkier with a little more battery life.
I dare any apple fan trying to defend this. I know, your battery life is great on your brand new one, but what about a year of use and daily charges?
Manufacturers needs to stop this thin device craze forever.
Dazzer8888: Great stuff, photoshop used only to enhance an already well chosen composition, no sunsets, lightning strikes or beautiful horses needed..........
brendon1000 - there is no shortage of beautiful buildings. Most of the buildings displayed are open to public and photographed from the street.
arhmatic: If anyone in power is reading this, please relax the rules around the US embassies. I happened to be outside the US embassy (in a NATO country, if this makes any difference to some) in the street... when I was violently approached by US Embassy security. Totally useless use of force.
Apparently, you can't pull your phone out of your pocket in the vicinity of a US Embassy fence. You can't stop a car by the curb... and so on.
oh, a lot of comments here... all I meant is --- be kind, people will be kind in exchange... Don't be brutal, be friendly.
If anyone in power is reading this, please relax the rules around the US embassies. I happened to be outside the US embassy (in a NATO country, if this makes any difference to some) in the street... when I was violently approached by US Embassy security. Totally useless use of force.
EthanP99: Just cancelled my a7rii order for this.
and I sold all my Leicas to get this...
I vote to boycott these products. Is there a good reason for GPS not to be included in any camera? - other than greedy camera makers hoping to charge for them separately?
GPS is now part of almost every little tiny mobile phone. The chip is tiny and inexpensive... It could be just included with a minimal effort... Additionally, I personally refuse to have a dongle attached to my already bulky and bully SLR, AND it take up a camera port, that could be used for something else.
Tharaphita: As a Nikon users im happy for Fuiji users and can only hope Nikon would actually offer new features via firmware. ! Way to go Fuiji
@HBowman - fujis are not too small. Your Nikon is unnecessaryly bully and fat.
It's just the right size for a camera, just like most film cameras have been over the decades.
DPReview, how do you decide which reader to showcase? Are you taking submissions? I am sure many would be interested, if you give us an equal chance.
Dropbox is 1tb for 99/year - less space, more money, but easy to connect all your devices. But the benefit is, never need to worry about file type and such, all is included.
Nikon, why in the work are you refusing to include GPS?
Every phone has it now. Please don't suggest I get the dongle, I will never get it.
I clicked around the website, I have no idea how to upload. The upload button is nowhere to be found. has anyone successfully uploaded?Maybe I am missing something...
While video is secondary and probably sees little use, it's still unacceptable to see it falling so far behind every other camera out there.
I see that the video mode scored the lowest in this review. Needs a major step up for for X-T2
arhmatic: Bulky! ---Not trying to defend Sony, but I could imagine that reducing bulkiness was on their list of things to do. Not done and not because someone accidentally crossed it off ... there are probably many technical reasons for the lenses being as large as they are.
@Joseph, I understand why they are not smaller, but I always find it odd to see so many comments here "reminding" Sony how large their lenses are, like someone make them large on purpose. They are what they are, for good reason. Let it be.