I predict a Canon sweep from the dpreview readership.
Honestly, whenever I rent a movie on amazon I only choose SD, and my screen does 1080. I can tell the difference, but it really doesn't affect my perception of the film. I'd rather spend the extra dollar on some nachos.
Pandimonium: The Ricoh is the only one that will fit in your pocket so according to the best camera is that one you have with you mantra you should get that one.
You sound like someone with small pockets.
ProfHankD: Eek! Nasty flare (and a Bayer-patterned flare spot too) in that motorcycle shot. Actually, in many shots. I suppose starburst lovers will like this, but I don't care for starbursts and the sharp flare patterns are not something I expect in a $750 lens. It looks great when it isn't flaring....
you got it backwards. That kind of flare you have to pay for!
99% thanks for the effort, I enjoyed your awards, keep up the great work.
But come on, in what world would a lens win for product of the year?
You should also throw in a software awards category.
tkbslc: I get the whole pricing tiers thing, but really we know from a manufacturing standpoint, 32GB of flash costs <$10 more than 16GB. So why even bother with the 16GB? Just launch it at $389 with 32GB and your profit margin on the device is the same as it would be at $379 and 16GB. You can have a 64GB tier at $60 higher and the profit margins are still the same. People won't miss the $10 on a $400-ish phone, but they will miss the storage.
The only answer I can think of for making a 16GB version is that you hope frustrated users will buy the phone twice?
Because they are making an extra $40 from people who value 2x RAM, which are probably most people (at least from the techie Nexus5X buyers). Why should they want to make less profit? More price sensitive shoppers will probably buy a cheaper phone anyway.
Geir Ove: Why so much foucs and testing on this camera? As a DSLR owner, I bought the Pana FZ1000. It got an excellent Review, and is indeed a terrific camera, but DID NOT get all the focus on this site that the Sony got. Why?
Because dpreview focuses on a minority of its readership with respect to the actual cameras that they buy.
ShoppingBoy: What kind of man is going to buy a device that runs on Lollipop? I'll get the iPad Pro, thank you.
I suggest they move to OS naming system that includes: flank, porterhouse, flat iron, chuck...
Might move some more units.
5 Girls is off the chart.
Has anyone seen an original print? How large was it?
topstuff: The status anxiety evident on these boards is fascinating.
A Leica test and all the haters and trolls appear. It is really weird.
It is a camera; an inaminate consumer item. It is expensive. Get over it.
FWIW, I think it is clear that for the discerning, very critical niche the Leica is aimed at , this camera is no doubt very, very , very good.
Lets just accept that for 99.9% of people on DPR, the Leica is not for them.
I have no intention of buying an F22 fast jet either. But I can recognise the engineering that went into it. It is the same here.
agreed. It's better than my iphone, but not that much better. Good lenses in the photos tho.
falconeyes: Must be a slow day ... Canon is able to make 1.5µm pixels in an APS-H sensor. Who not?
Another failed attempt by Canon to obfuscate they are lagging behind the competition in sensor technologies. All other vendors would have left this is a home work exercise to their employees ...
brand trolling is the reason for reading the dpreview comments! At first it was annoying, but now blaming everything on a brand is just hilarious, a la thanks Obama!
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).