jaygeephoto: As a professional photographer I fully understand that equipment is not always pleasing to look at - I used to own a Rollieflex twin lens! However for a family/vacation/survey camera this thing is absolutely hideous - especially with the optional viewfinder attachment. Does anyone remember something called the Vsioflex that attached to Leica M cameras? It made an otherwise panache´looking camera into something that resembled a Russian moon lander.
You think that a Rolleiflex is Ugly? WOW thats nuts
ThomasSwitzerland: Look on your right hand when you want to grab something. The camera has been built around this in a practical human way. New horizons open up when using new methods. The Sigma might be very unusual and conflicting with what we are conditioned to see and use.
Smart Sigma people have developed a totally new design to function. This demonstrates vision, strategy and progress. And I like their courage – we need more of this breed in our boring mainstream world.
I would like to pull this camera out and take photos. Because my right hand balances and operates.
It may be ugly but from a usability standpoint it looks like it would fit quit nicely in the hand. I hope the UI reflects its physical usability philosophy.
ThePhilips: Wow, that thing is big!
I don't understand why some people want the smallest weeniest size cameras. I loved the specs of the Sony rx100 but when tried it i realized that smaller is definitely not better. Perhaps a 12 year old school girl may want and need a small camera for her tiny hands, but as an adult I need something to hold and not look like a complete W$nk%r.
Collett: Looks like a sweet walk around combo. Significantly lighter than my 5dIII plus 50L.
Why would you compare a f/1.2 lent to a 1.8. Silly, compare it to Canon's tiny 50mm 1.8 than you're not that far off.
Doctor Chris: So here we have some Photoshopped pictures of a kid with animals. Hardly a news item, is it?
Do you find Photography interesting or enjoyable at all? Why do even try? You should find a different hobby or line of work. Maybe a bungi jumping or playing with explosives.
Percival Merriwether: Photography is about vision, and whether the photographer achieves this vision in-camera or with post-processing is largely irrelevant. I commend Elena Shumilova for her work.
I agree, furthermore I don't care if she used Canon Nikon Sony Olympus or if it was a "mirrorless or full frame " or how "sharp the corners are" or if "the colors are all wrong" or any other bit of nonsense that people on this site complain or boast about. The vision and the art are what count.
Kaelis: PhaseOne... I'm still waiting for a Full Frame you know, don't take the same road as Pentax please, I'm tired of waiting for bigger sensors !
I agree, I would love to see a low res sensor that matches a true Medium Format frame. These medium format backs increase in resolution every year but fail to provide the look and feel of true medium format images
brycesteiner: You can shoot a lot of film for that price, with a larger dynamic range.
Does DPReview do reviews on this equipment?
The name of this site is "Digital Photography Review" so do not expect film or film cameras to be reviewed here.
Digitall: This camera has a very small sensor. Comparing it with the Kodak KAF 39900 sensor. It's a pity.
Great example of a loser troll. DON'T FEED THE TROLL PLEASE!
Mike99999: This lens, the pancake 12-32mm, the upcoming 42.5mm f/1.2 and the upcoming ultra-compact 35-100mm... Panasonic is on a roll. I can't wait to lay my hand on all these lenses.
BTW, this lens is roughly the equivalent of a 20mm f/2 on Nikon DX. I would have killed for that lens on DX.
@brunobarolo. In the English language, we tend to use exaggerated remarks to make a point or to try and better describe our intensions. This is just one of many nuances you will learn as your grasp of the language increases.
dopsgp: Busy day for toilets in Solms. Leica execs cr-pping bricks now.
Yes really Michaels7, I doubt anyone with serious cash invested in Leica, Nikkor or L Series Lenses will switch over to such a butt ugly camera.
Sony why such an ugly camera, you really could have done so much better.
StevenE: When I studied the trumpet my teacher told me "the quickest way to become satisfied with your performance is to lower your standards." The same applies to photography.
I'll keep my 5DIII; the compacts and mirror-less (I've tried a couple) are just not ready yet. I'll carry an EOS-M with 22mm f/2 when photography is secondary and I want something reasonable with me.
After owning the Nex 7 and various Olympus m4/3 cameras I settled on the Canon EOS-M. With the updated firmware the autofocus is completely acceptable and if you are ignorant of how great the EOS-M than just shut the 3$%ck up. Anyway nothing compares to Full frame. Depth of field, image quality and just plane better results. Don't even think about it, full frame NEX poster.
peevee1: Nokia blows it so out of the water! And what about the white guy's face - is is yellow or pink in your print? Because 5s thinks the guy got jaundice.
They all look like crap! Are you high? Actually color aside the 5s and 5 look the best compared to the mush of detail on the others. Better but still crap.
I usually hate reading comments that denounce a new camera without ever actually using it. However, this time (and that ridiculous Hasselblad NEX) all the negative comments are truly justified.
achim k: Flare test:putting a light source just a bit outside the frame may also mean, that reflections may be caused by a surface inside the camera body! I rate the EF 40/2,8 as one of the best flare-resistant lenses I ever had!
@ ryansholl if you don't know what he is referring to, why open your ignorant mouth.
gdfthr73: I can see a Canon copyright infringement claim coming.
Woops yes "Trademark" is the correct term.
Thank you balios for the clarifications.
I can see a Canon copyright infringement claim coming.
JohnyP: I hate to admit this, but i think your reviews are largely irrelevant now. You can't keep up with volume of cameras and reviews simply matter less. People are quite fed up with reviews and buy what they want and ignore opinions.
I know i do and i believe many others are doing the same.
Your comment is irrelevant. If your comment had any validity then you and the people who agree with you would never visit this site to see it (or write it).
Just get rid of the flash and add a hybrid viewfinder. Call it the E-R1 and sweet m4/3 Rangefinder style camera is born! These would sell like hotcakes.
I just Got this camera yesterday and I feel like all the negative reviews of this camera are ridiculous. Claims of slow start up time and shutter lag are false. Either these are blatant lies or are based on earlier firmware. I would not put this camera in the fastest category but it is fast enough for any normal human.
I also have a Sony NEX 7, which is no faster starting up and only marginally faster focusing. The build quality is amazing. It feels like it was made from a solid piece of granite.
Amazing image quality and versatility (especially for Canon users)All in a beautiful simple design with subtle curves that are hard to appreciate from pictures. Hold one in your hand and you begin to appreciate the design.
I will admit that the focusing is not the fastest but so what.
If you have to have the fastest focusing speed possibly you probably do not care about composition or light and have no business being behind a real camera anyway.