RichRMA: Just from experiencing both the D7000 and D300, if a D300 update with that sensor was released, very few who compared them would buy the D7100 unless the price was substantially better (like $500+). When the D300 was released, it was something like $1800, but some months later, it settled in at around $1599. That would make it just $400 more than the D7100 body. I know there is a kind of trend toward smaller bodies now that mirror-less have become a normal market item, but when you'd got big lenses (e.g., 70-300mm f/2.8) it is much more comfortable balancing them with a larger body. Supporting a lens's weight by its focusing ring rather than simply using it to focus while you leverage back on the camera body (because it has a good grip, not a cramped one like the D7000/D7100) does not make for comfortable shooting. If these are still truly enthusiast cameras, and not pure consumer models, then someone will be waiting to buy a D400. If one ever appears.
I can't remember any time when I was wishing that I was I was carrying something bigger and heavier
That one ugly mother......
Alejandro del Pielago: After reading the GH3 review, and checking the PROS/CONS, I realize this:1. DPR is very, very kind with Panasonic. 2. The kindness is in the way the humble IQ is buried under tons of bla-bla about... the nice body. 3. Micro 4/3 is surpassing 4/3 no doubt...
'Micro 4/3 is surpassing 4/3 no doubt...'
... at least in camera size!
ponyman: I don't understand the reason for this camera. I thought the idea behind smaller sensors was smaller cameras? This one is even worst than the GH2 which seemed ridiculously oversized.
Platek - modern sensors don't suffer from the overheating problems of old. The CPU will be of much lower power than most smart phones. The idea that you need a big camera for cooling is just er hot air! Check out the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema as mentioned by Nukunukooif you need further evidence that you don't need a brick to produce 'Professional' quality results.
Andy please enlighten me as to why a 'pro-grade' camera has to be big. Wouldn't most real pros would rather have something small and light? I suspect this isn't really intended for pros. This is for pro wannabes who will be able to impress themselves and their 'pro' mates and help Panasonic to flog these consumer-in-a-big-case cameras at inflated prices to the gullible. Just as they do with cars these days ...
I agree with what agentul says. I like his car simile - bigger must mean better. I seem to remember cars being much more fun in the days of the Mk1 - why did everything have to get so big and serious?
I don't understand the reason for this camera. I thought the idea behind smaller sensors was smaller cameras? This one is even worst than the GH2 which seemed ridiculously oversized.
Why do all these 'professional' cameras lack image stabilisation?
I hope for Polaroid's sake that I'm wrong, but I fear that this product is doomed to failure.
Sorry but this is ridiculous. With all due respect to Mr Edison's affliction, he should find more realistic ways of amusing himself.
The pictures from the iThingys look better than the D3, which I find hard to accept.
DPR never bothered to do a full review of the original Q for some unknown reason, so I suppose they will choose to ignore the Q10 as well.
Koulang: 10MP is a bit funny for modern camera today. It reminds me about the Canon EOS M which has 18mp asp-c sensor.
Yes, the fact that I can get surprisingly adequate pics with my 6MP Nikon D40 is a complete mystery.
I don't recall Hasselblad and Rolleiflex users bemoaning the lack of viewfinders. Personally I dislike having to peer through a tiny box. I remember cursing many times during the days when viewfinders became fashionable and I missed shots due to persons passing in front of my camera as I pressed the shutter. I much prefer being able to see what is going on around me and being able recompose accordantly, or be able to follow the subjects path and taking the photo as it aligns with the area in it's surroundings as I wish it - something I found very difficult to do through the tunnel vision a viewfinder provides.
I've just pre-ordered an RX100. To be honest I would really prefer this DP2M - I'm not going to be using 99% of the gizmos on the Sony. But ultimately I fear of the Sigma's lack of speed speed would be a frustration for me - it's also bigger than I would really like my pocket camera to be. Converting the $ to £ as tends to happen means that the Sigma would be nearly twice the price of the Sony (and Sony are currently offering 6 months interest free tick here, which also helps - not a likely option on the Sigma). I will however be interested in the reviews of the Sigma which I shall no doubt secretly covert. Hope I won't regret getting the RX100.
Imagine what they might have achieved with pixels of twice the size in this sensor. Sony loves mega-pixels! Still seems to be perhaps, the best small camera out there at the moment, but I think it is a missed opportunity.
Very underwhelming ...
keekimaru: Pros:- LCD has great color and viewing angles- Light- Stereo video- Hotshoe- Responsive touchscreen- Snappy startup- Dedicated movie button- Automatic image rotate- Flash is mechanically released; you can tilt it up for ceiling flash shots, which is nice- Surprisingly easy to grip (not great, but better than expected for the slim body)
Cons:- Menus a bit confusing- Lens is huge (this is excusable)- Thumbwheel is a bit stiff- Flash does not extend high enough to avoid 14-42mm lens; ergo, some shadow appears from the lens- Flash power is okay- Camera strap is generic and uncomfortable; plan on getting a better one- Some special color effects inhibit speed (only the really fancy ones, though)
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I don't see how these GF2 comments relate to the GF5.
I'm sure our government will be delighted with this. Not only will they be monitoring what we say on the 'phone & write in our emails, soon they will be adding what we photograph to their records as well ... for our own security, of course.
When do we get a full review - it is long over due.
ponyman: I see Ken Rockwell has rubbished it, just as he did the X100. So it must be good. I've pre-ordered one :)
I know - I'm betting he'll do the same with the X10 !