No one can deny the impact and immediacy of images created by people "on the spot" when news happens. That said, you'd have to be blind not to see how awful photography is getting in the news thanks to amateurs and passers-by and field reporters taking the images.
Kowa lenses look ridiculous. Like cheap accessory wide angle attachments attached to normal lenses.
webrunner5: Crap skin tones and crap video and it gets a 80 score??? Wow, someone at DPR REALLY likes Fuji's.
The resemblance to Leica's is getting fainter and fainter so the fascination should fade soon.
More fake ISO's? It's probably time for Dpreview to begin testing actual ISO's of these cameras instead of covertly changing illumination levels to match each other.
"At higher ISO settings, the X-E2 produces cleaner images than the D7100, even when compared at a common output size. However, given the longer exposure the Fujifilm requires, it's also telling to compare its performance to the D7100 set one ISO setting lower, where the difference is much smaller. It's a similar story with the EOS 70D, with more comparible results if you drop the DSLR's ISO by 1EV to more closely match the exposures."
Maybe Fuji can do something about that annoying blank area above the lens?
kimnk: Aki Asahi have been offering custom skins for years!
I got one for my E-P1 back in the day - amazing quality. Great fit and the finish is as good and durable as original.
I would continue to support these guys, the original.
I'd be wary of applying that stuff on your own an expecting it to stay put.
Maybe it's not the sensor? Perhaps the support electronics used in consumer cameras are just cheap?
Richard Franiec: I was about to order the X-T1 but now I rather wait for the porcupine foreskin covered version. Leica's paper edition does not appeal to me anymore.
I guess that it is about time to create new segment of cameras clearly dedicated for fashion freaks, not photographers. DPR - be the first, surely, others will follow.
Could make a camera covered with one side of velcro, and a jacket with the other. No more straps.
What has happened to the world? Today, I saw a stretch of highway about a mile long. Every car was black, white or grey. Might as well be the old Soviet Union.
Canon and mirror-less is like Disney when DVD's came out. They were the last studio to get into it. They let others do the groundwork and establish the market. They were lazy and greedy.
20% market share, as if it's nothing. Who is HE kidding? American companies spend millions coming into Canada to get maybe 10% increment on their sales over their U.S. sales. 20% is HUGE.
Rather than these monsters, where is the collapsible medium format cameras of before, like the Fujis or Plaubels? Can you imagine a medium format camera smaller than a pro DSLR?
For anyone who thinks a Nikon D800 matches a medium format camera, take a look at the output from the reference camera used in the studio tests on this site.
peevee1: DPR wrote: "compare the E-M10 to a growing list of cameras in our new studio test scene. "
Your comparison is useless, for ISO 25,600 you use f/5.6 1/2500s on E-M10 and f/5.6 1/5000s on E-M1. Whole stop difference in exposure!
Dpreview has been changing the light levels for a long time to compensate for differences in sensor response or limitations in the camera's exposure time. This has the unfortunate result of masking noticeable sensor differences.
cantsin: All currently available Micro Four Thirds cameras suffer from too many/too small pixels on their sensors, resulting in worse signal-nosie-ratios and limited high ISO/dynamic range compared to its APS-C competitors. In these days, there's not even a size or cost advantage of Olympus OM-D series over Sony's, Fuji's and Samsung's mirrorless offerings.
MFT could be much more competitive if Megapixels were cut. An MFT camera with a 9 Megapixel sensor could be as good in color, dynamic range and high ISO as a Nikon D800 with its 36 Megapixels (if one considers that MFT has 25% of full frame's sensor surface).
Using that logic, APS should go back to 6 megapixel sensors so their pixels aren't smaller than a FF with 16 megapixels. This isn't 2003, it's 2014.
justmeMN: Another mirrorless camera featuring a DSLR Envy Design. :-) Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.
Because Joe Public represents the pinnacle of logic. Put it another way; 200 years ago, what constitutes modern art today would have been burned. Now, it's art. Has the art changed?
Does this mean these cameras are better off without the 5-axis IBIS?
Please note; studio tests show better sharpness (RAW) and slightly more moire than the M5 and M1. Check-out the printed areas above the Dpreview logo. Also, the black finish is more attractive than the geometric pattern on the M5 black model.
radissimo: The main dealbreaker for me is that uncomfortable on/off switch, believe or not that was the reason why I sold my E-M5 :-(
Sounds like you were using that switch as much as the shutter button. Otherwise, how could it be so annoying?
RichRMA: So does this mean all those D600's languishing on dealer shelves will be sent back, fixed and sent back to the dealers for sale, or will it be the responsibility of the customer? Imagine the logistics of this for Nikon.
I used the link above to Amazon. They have a couple new ones.