Julian Kirkness: Just what I have been looking for - I bought a Panasonic LF1 a couple of weeks ago which has basically the same spec (plus WiFi) but I found it too small (my wife loves it though and is replacing her Nikon J1 which she never liked because of no viewfinder).
As a summary, ideal focal length range and EVF make this the first all in one camera for years which may persuade me to leave my system camera behind when travelling (OM-D + lenses).
So pre-order is in - now the waiting begins! If only we didn't get ripped off price wise in the UK!!! Our price in Dollars is £781 - over 40% higher than the USA!
Well, how much in the UK?
ScottRH: Nikon seems to be upgrading all products in their line up except D300. And loosing customers because of it.
Not necessary, as there are already newer/better cameras than the D300 in their lineup for those who wish to upgrade.
Dimit: Will I ever be excited by Canon (and Nicon for sure..)?Always tiny,veeeeery tiny steps forward..seems like Sony,Fuji,Ricoh deal with the innovation,freshness,excitment thing..
We have vibrating phones, so yes, a vibrating camera is in the works, be patient, next year's upgrade.
fastlass: I have never seen you guys praise a camera's jpegs as with this one. Does this Fuji have the best jpeg output ever? Or in its class?
Everything is in the eye of the beholder, including RAW.
Rod McD: "Large and chunky build won't suit everyone......." (See conclusion 'cons'). Large and chunky? Really? Half the appeal of mirror-less is that they are smaller for the same sensor size than DSLRs and I thought the XE1 does an exemplary job of being small and retaining very high useability. Sure it won't suit phone and shirt pocket camera users but it's not intended to.
Otherwise a review that confirms what users have been reporting - it's a great camera.
lighter weigh yes，but compactness is determined by volume，so lighter does not always mean compact.
ifi: That explains why the full review was delayed, DP wanted to give Nikon enough time to calm d600 users down.
Thankfully I got my 6d few weeks ago otherwise this review might have changed my decision. In the future I will take these reviews like a grain of sand.
Very happy with my 6d, its a great camera.
everything can be improved
rfsIII: No one ever complained about the tiny film size of the Minox. People just shot with them and were cool with the results. Think of this camera a Minox for the 21st century.
kenbass: I wonder how many people complaining about looks and it will never take good pictures has even shot pictures with a V1. Try putting a F mount lens on a V1 and go shoot some pics before complaining it will never take good pics. And as for looks of the camera. I have never had anyone say anything one way or the other about the looks of my gripped D700. Who cares what it looks like as long as it takes good pictures. Who cares what anyone else thinks what the camera looks like. Get over it.
I have a V1 that takes great pictures especially for wildlife. I use a 70-300 VR lens on it and I have a 810MM setup that is great for wildlife. It also takes great pictures with the kit lenses and all of my f mount lenses.
"Get over it", it's you that need to get over it.
peterwr: Some of the nicest, most natural pictures I've seen from a compact. Plenty of detail, even at 1600iso, and beautiful colour rendering - though admittedly, I'm not viewing on a calibrated monitor.
If only this camera had an eye-level viewfinder (optical or electronic, I don't mind)*, I'd rush straight out to buy one before the shops close.
* weatherproofing would be the icing on the cake...
if you are happy with what you see, who needs a calibrated monitor.
Seems like everyone has a reason not to buy.....
Ermac: The only thing I don't like is the price.... I know the size is a factor but when $500 buys a decent DSLR and lens with a larger sensor in a fairly compact body, who's going to go for this?
Call me when this costs $200.
"Call me when this costs $200."and your phone number is?
marike6: Don't know why everyone is carrying on about the V2. It actually looks like a decent shooter with an ergonomic body. And it has super fast processing, a large buffer, great build quality, etc. It's not as pretty as a Fuji XE1 or X100, but few cameras are. Certainly a Pany G5 or GF5 aren't going to win any design awards either. To me the V2 looks all business. Besides I rarely take photos OF my camera but WITH them.
"Besides I rarely take photos OF my camera but WITH them."
But you do look at them before you take photos with them!
AstonC: It doesn't look too bad to me. It is certainly not good-looking but at the end of the day it looks FUNCTIONAL which is not a bad thing.
Looks like Nikon put in the main improvements asked for by many (grip, built-in flash, mode dial) and improved (hopefully) the sensor.
I am a V1 fan and am actually quite excited about the V2. The fact that many think it's ugly means its prices will fall quickly for me to buy at $500 soon? :-) every cloud has a silver lining!
Well, there are always exceptions, maybe this cloud only comes with a bronze lining. ok, by the time you can get it at $500, you get a tarnished silver lining at best.
Paul JM: Sadly, time has passed this series by, and I am surprised that Canon had bothered. I own the original G1, and ultimately bought back into the series with a G10 after Michael Reichmann declared it the best thing since sliced bread, but ultimately found it disappointing, and still do. The manual controls on this camera are rendered useless by the size of the sensor. Frankly, it does not matter how much you open the aperture on a sensor this size, you simply cant achieve an adequate shallow DOF. I cant see why anyone would be prepared to buy this over, say, the RX100, which has a much larger and better sensor, in a smaller format. If you are keen on more manual control, then try the OM-D, which also has a far better sensor, as well as manual control
“If you are keen on more manual control, then try the OM-D, ”
But OM-D is much bigger。
Ken Aisin: The price is absolutely right. I'm pre-ordering this.
If people want "the price is right", they should STOP this silly "pre-ordering" practice. After all, all consumers products today are mass produced on assembly lines, there will be plenty to go around and more. Pre-ordering just encourage price gouging.
plasnu: Any reason to choose D600 over D800, other than slight price difference?
If gas mileage is more important to your, then yes the Corolla is better suited to you.
mpgxsvcd: That looks like a terrific camera for the very controlled environments it is meant to be used in.
You wouldn't take this as a walk around camera just as you wouldn't choose a point and shoot for studio shots. It is a purpose built camera and when used correctly for that purpose it would be exceptional.
I wonder how long it will be before we have 500 megapixel cameras with ultra wide lenses and we just crop the image down instead of zooming.
We will have gigapixel cameras soon~
Cane: Why do they keep designing these for old people looking for that nostalgic feeling in their electronics? We won't see the New Sony Bravia flat screen tv's coming out with wood veneer cabinets around them, will we?
Because old people have more money to buy, haha~Yeah, they just might put real wood panelling on the bodies instead of fake leather, as special editions :-)
Bruce Crossan: They still call their company "Fujifilm". . . what is "film"?
Don't know what film is? get a dictionary, you know dictionary, right?
chekist: As a X-Pro1 owner I am a bit disappointed that only few month after release of X-Pro1 Fuji releases a camera $700 less, smaller, with built-in flash, external mic jack. And the only sacrifice as far as I can tell is the exchange of OVF to EVF. I know for some users it is life and death, for me OVF is nice to have at most. With MF lenses you need to use EVF anyway, and that has been improved. This is like me buying D800 for $3000 and 5 month later Nikon releasing D800E for $1700.
That's the reality of life in the fast changing high-tech lane.