Holger Drallmeyer: Own the G4, my wife the S6. If you love manual controls like manual focusing which is awesome for macro shots go with the G4. If you like to snap without the hassle the S6 maybe a alternative. Image quality on both is great thoughThe extra battery and charger cradle offered for free through LG makes it a far better deal than the S6 which has hideous battery life. My G4 last about 10-12 hours heavy daily use. I usually have a charger somewhere close by but if not I just pop in a fresh battery and I'm good to go. Each to their own though.
Is there any appreciable difference between the two phones for phone/computing duties?
My phone is starting to show its age- especially with the Lollipop update. And I still wonder, if they're all running a late version of Android, is there any reason to choose one phone over another for reasons besides the camera.
Siobhan A: Meh. We already have plenty of cameras with usable high speed video. These faster speeds are a gimmick almost everyone will ignore. The rest of the camera looks no better than the past 3 versions. The mark I appears more to me because of the longer lens. The images look no better so far, and a few look worse. (Fanbois will cherry pick now and find some that look better).IMHO, there are better cameras for the money and once again Sony is pushing gimmicks and niche cameras.
Take that Sony!
viking79: Neat camera, but interesting choice of lenses. The iPhone already has a pretty good fixed focal lens of similar field of view. It seems to me a zoom lens would add more to the system, something like this and I would be inclined to use a Ricoh GRII or something instead. Especially since they made this only work with less than half the smartphones.
Agree completely. Lots of iphone users would pay for a better camera, but without zoom, what's the point?
Heck, my lens of choice for everyday is a 28mm. But there's no way I'm going to carry around this bump for my iphone without any extra versatility. Extra IQ just isn't that important.
papa natas: NOTHING is private on Facebook.Do you hear me?NOTHING...!!!!
"NOTHING is private."
MikeStern: Dear Lars,I suggest you to reword and recompose your writing.
- In proper article writing, you are supposed use the word "earned" instead of "owed". - Also, your starting paragraph is quite depressing to begin with. After such a headline for an article, do not bring everybody down right away by giving us, the readers, negative profile of the company with competitors names. This is all true but save it for later in the article. The proper beginning should be, you explaining the headline you chose first. The second paragraph would be much better to start the article.
I hope it's not too late for you to edit. Then feel free to delete this message.
Sounds like you guys are completely biased toward promoting the editing industry.
Except for the most egregious mistakes, customers don't demand elegant writing. They desire timely and relevant content. For every whiner who points out the dpreview authors' questionable style choices, 50 more people cry about untimely reviews. I think it's a no-brainer which group to cater to.
Lars loves your pro bono copy editing, maybe you should apply for an internship! Now please run out and get the dpreview staff some Cappuccinos.
I would not leave any anti-Nikon comment here. Those 6 execs look tough - like OG tough. I bet they could order a quick hit on any one of us.
Take off the filter, bang your camera around and live a little!
Would love to see a comparison vs iPhone/S5(6).
HubertChen: Compliments to great writing on "First Impressions" and "Shooting Experience". For me every camera is technically good enough, but handling of most cameras clearly is not. Thus (for me) these pages are the most important pages in any review. Keep up the good work.
Personally I would even enjoy more pages about handling and less pages about Image Quality and technical details. I did not even looked at the IQ pages. Again, all cameras good enough for me. I am shopping for a camera with better handling, not with better IQ.
this + a drone = pure voyeuristic win!
cainn24: I hate it. I don't care if it's irrational, or if six thousand million other people love it, I hate it. I feel that the encroachment of all this social media friendly nonsense somehow spells the beginning of the end of the unadulterated enthusiast camera tradition, and that bothers me deeply.
Thanks Horton the elephant.
No smartphone category? You're ignoring the largest market segment!
These shooting experience / first impression sections in your reviews are great. I find them most useful and enjoyable to read. Feel free to expand these sections.
PPierre: I think the 7th one is amazingly well thought: good atmosphere, good story, and a topic we never talk about/feel ashamed to talk about though it exists and is quite common. I like this kind of photos !
lol, there ain't no sex happening in that picture - that's the point.
Ido S: Disclaimer: Didn't read the entire post, so I may have missed some key points.
The LX100 has a fast lens, faster than any Micro Four Thirds zoom lens of the same focal length range. f/1.7-2.8 is really, really great for such a compact camera+lens. I guess it can't be achieved in an interchangeable lens for Micro Four Thirds, otherwise one would've already existed. Maybe it's an even shorter flange distance, or something... But I could be wrong.
How short does it have to be for you? You're a twitter fan, huh?
re price:I think that a lot of people fail to realize that $500-$1000 for a camera isn't that much money for a big portion of the market. Then tell these folks that the new breed of compacts is, for all intents and purposes, as good as the 4+ year old DSLRs they bought in the later aughts, but smaller and more stylish, and you have a pretty good sized TAM.
fastlass: how are they able to source the parts for a product that's 11 years old? must have great supply chain management.
so it was announced in 2003 and release in 2013?
how are they able to source the parts for a product that's 11 years old? must have great supply chain management.
I'm probably speaking for most of us when I say that Nikon seems to have poisoned 200 years of photography with this move.