Good eye and superb IQ for a well done gallery. The "Provia" sim is near and dear to my heart, beautifully subtle colors without cartoonish over-saturation.
scott_mcleod: Why would Fuji do this?
- no viewfinder (so you have to hold it at arms' length) - 1-stop slower lens than the X100 - same generic 28mm FOV as a phone - no IS...
If it was a couple of hundred $ cheaper and used a standard Bayer sensor then I could almost see the sense in it. Almost.
28mm is the classical street photography focal length popularized by the legendary Ricoh GR. 28mm is wide enough street and travel shooting, but not as generic as 35mm or 50mm. People complaining about this FOV have likely not used the Ricoh GR, an incredibly versatile camera. The wider you go, the more people appear to have huge heads and tiny feet or vice versa. Since I loathe shooting with my phone and don't even consider it a camera, I don't get the comparison at all.
R Thornton: Fuji must have seen the huge success of Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR and Leica Q and their massive sales numbers, and they decided to go the same way. I am so thrilled. Way to go Fuji, iPhone developers must be rolling on the floor...
Your equating an iPhone with its brutal shutter lag and minuscule sensor to proper cameras like the Coolpix A, Ricoh GR, Leica Q or Fuji X70 almost had me rolling on the floor.
ijustloveshooting: only thing fancy is the uber super overkill price .. other features have just arrived to the competition.no 4K, no ibis, no fast video,,,no true iso100/80 .No ibis is a big missing point, XF56 and XF90 definitely requires stabilisation.Eve n XF1655 needs stabilisation in so so lightning conditions.i hope it has true iso ratings and dont cheat with this one.and i hope it has 1 full stop better DR and noise performance than previous sensor.Otherwise, it's just a 24mp camera.
@Ademeion Not against VR or IBIS per se, the point is it is only really useful when shooting long telephotos handheld or for video. For photography, the desire for IBIS on short focal lengths (from 14mm to 85mm) is misguided as the reciprocal rule and the great high ISO abilities of modern cameras makes getting fast enough shutter speeds child's play. Olympus m43 fans (often the ultimate brand warriors) started this almost nonsensical idea that all bodies need IBIS. IBIS is just another spec of limited usefulness and marginal significance that allows vendors to pad spec sheets and charge more money for their cameras.
Raist3d: I am beginning to think the whole OVF thing is a mistake. It raises the price of the camera and EVF's particular Fuji's own have come a long way.
Makes me wonder how big is the niche of photographers that really want an OVF... considering more so all the lenses that won't quite fit/be usable here...
The majority of pro shooters use cameras with an OVF. Fuji's Hybrid VF is one of THE selling points of this camera and a VF that doesn't black out of one reason street shooters overwhelmingly prefer rangefinders. That and EVFs suck. :-)
If you are shooting living, breathing subjects in natural light, 1/40 is going to be too slow to freeze motion anyway. If you are shooting stationary subjects like landscapes, you should be using a tripod anyway so you can shoot ISO 100 and small aperture for max DOF.
IBIS is the new thing that brand warriors complain about. It doesn't seem to occur to anyone that people have been making great images for over 100 years without IBIS. And that was when you were lucky if you could shoot ISO 400 film.
ogl: B&W photos made in DXO or Photoshop from RAW colours photos from cameras without AA filter are much better. Better tonality, better shades of gray and black. DXO has very good simulation of B&W films. The result is outstanding. If you add some PP, it would be sweet spot.
@HowaboutRAW Not a Leica hater, but the ISO 6400 shots are absolutely not noise free and the banding is absolutely brutal.
ThePhilips: "Push the Boundaries" - or more of the same.
Frankly, after the NX1 and the 7D2 I have expected more from the D500.
@technoworld As I said, the NX1 seems like a nice camera if one is willing to buy into the somewhat weak Samsung system of lenses and accessories. As far as the 7D Mk II seeming "old", I couldn't care less about the mirrorless fan storyline that mirrorless cameras are new, cutting edge technology while DSLRs are "old". lol. Technology is supposed to improve upon previous generations of cameras, but IMO, mirrorless cameras absolutely don't do that because EVFs simply are not as pleasant to use as bright pentaprism VFs, contrast detect AF systems cannot compete Nikon and Canon's predictive AF systems, and focus by wire lenses absolutely suck for manual focus. That coupled with the fact that no mirrorless camera vendor has anywhere near the complete lens and accessory systems are Canikon and that mirrorless lenses are mostly wildly expensive compared to DSLR lenses (think Fuji or Sony).
@tecnoworld By the way, mechanical or electronic shutter, not having to flip a mirror up and down is the primary reason the NX1, and all mirrorless cameras really, are able to achieve fast FPS and that fast FPS are not unique to the NX1.
@tecnoworld Why have you tested the D500? No.
Anyway, you are obviously a Samsun fan. I cannot stand EVFs or focus by wire lenses but I recognize that the NX1 is a good body IF you are interested in investing in Samsung lenses. I am not, so I don't care if it can shoot 100 fps for 1000 RAW images.
@ThePhilips A camera with an electronic shutter will almost always be capable of a faster burst rate (fps). Big deal. 10 fps with a buffer of 200 compressed RAW images is about the best you'll find for a DSLR in this class of camera.
@tecnoworld The D500 shoots 10 fps for 200 images compressed RAW. It shoots 10 fps of 78 Uncompressed RAW. Don't know about which SD card, but complaining that you need to buy a fast SD in a pro grade camera is kind of ludicrous. The NX1 has an electronic shutter, big deal, almost all mirrorless cameras with electronic shutters have fast burst modes. But 38 frames is decent for its class, but I think we can agree that the D500 has a bigger buffer.
winkalman: Hopefully 4K video will push this into the "acceptable" quality range and force a 4K Theta from Ricoh sooner rather than later. Depending on price and weight, I could see this being a pretty attractive option for the action cam niche that wants spherical 360º video.
@Wild Shooter The Theta is not weather and water proof, and the video image is extremely soft even in the center of the frame, so no the Theta doesn't win because it's not even an action camera.
princecody: Didn't Ricoh already make this?
The Ricoh Theta is not an action camera meaning it has no weather and waterproofing. It's not 4K so the 360 degree videos are extremely soft. In short, no Ricoh didn't already make this.
Steve oliphant: It is clear to see that not one of you are real photographers or now anything about photography ,yes the lens is over priced but if you are a real naturephotographer you will have advantage to the full 35mm guys as you will be able to shoot at F5.6 of a bear and get his nose to its ears in focus on full 35mm its more like F11 and no the light gathering will be f4 tards.
I guarantee you nature and sports photographers, most of which are shooting FF, are not shooting a f11, that's is totally ridiculous. Or did you miss the bear photography in the Nikon D5 Inspire movie? Judging from the creamy backgrounds, such small apertures as f11 is highly unlikely. And guess what, the eye and ears are in focus.
But m43 should be happy with this lens as previously, most of the telephotos in m43 were variable aperture consumer zooms. Like most Oly lenses, sharpness should be great. From the sample images on here on DPR, bokeh and color/contrast doesn't seem to be same level as Nikon and Canon super telephotos, but that could be a limitation of the sensor. Enjoy.
Neodp: Too big. Sorry.
Too big for whom? What's the point of a tiny A6100 style body when the minute you mount a fast standard zoom or tele, the camera becomes unbearably front heavy and cumbersome?
This camera is built for work, not walk around snapshots.
One reason pros use DSLRs is for good handling with fast zooms and telephotos or did you miss the short D5 film called "Inspired"?
But your comment may have some relevance for users who prioritize convenience. And I guarantee that DPR's D500 review will include the usually inane "Bulky" criticism in the Cons section because for some odd reason reviewers here seem to think the entire photography world consists of casual walk shooting with a short prime.
Aroart: Wow, what on earth are so many loser complaining about.. 4k, 10fps, d5 focus system, tilt touch screen, smartphone conectivity, backlit buttons,pro grade weather sealing and button layout,.. I think Nikon just made the best apsc sensor camera to date.... I own a 7dm2 and a6000 so I'm not a fanboy... you haters need to get a life.... your negative opinions make yourselves seam realy stupid.. stop complaining and start creating ...
@Revenant I did catch the sarcasm and I was replying to both of your comments really. This site has become mostly unbearable for DSLR shooters. Since I never bought into the idea that smaller bodies with big front heavy focus by wire zooms, overpriced primes and lagging EVFs were technological improvements, I try to ignore their chatter.
When the mirrorless fans start trolling DSLR announcements with negativity it means they are secretly drooling.
pictureAngst: Great to see Nikon innovating again - can only be good for the industry and for us
@Photobyrd What too much credit? The Nikon 1 was the first ILC with PDAF on sensor, that is a fact. I didn't say anything about video, I was talking about still image burst mode. The original Nikon 1 V1 shot 60 fps burst mode with AF locked and 30 fps with AF. Of course DPR in their infinite wisdom, couldn't be bothered to give the V1 any Review award, in spite of these groundbreaking features and pretty solid IQ, but that's another story.
Ricoh Theta is 1080p at 30 fps not 4K, it's not waterproof, shock proof, or action camera. So no they didn't.
drh681: Hopping on the tailgate of a trend wagon.
You go Nikon!
Because there market is flooded with 4K 360 degree cameras???