great use of the fisheye perspective. How do you like this lens on the x-e1?
Leandros S: Are you going to re-test historic cameras like the Canon EOS 450D, Olympus E-620, etc.? I found the old tool useful because I could compare older cameras that are available affordably second hand. If you're not going to re-test them, you're breaking the coninuity and dpreview will be much less useful. Kudos to anyone who spots the conspiracy theory.
Kelcey - can you comment on plans to include/exclude Sigma cameras? I believe they are the only brand not included in the comparison test. There has been a lot of discussion about that on the Sigma forum.
Sergey Borachev: For $999, I can get a camera that has IQ close to the best APS-C DSLRs, a really good EVF plus a tilting touch screen, focuses really fast, that can take many lenses from ultra wide to long tele, zooms and macros, super fast lenses and some lenses with the highest optical quality, and it also has very swift operations, high FPS, nice IQ up to ISO 3200, a very effective IS, lots of controls and dials, function buttons, better ergonomics but still reasonably small, and also alloy body, weather proofing, really quiet shutter, effective face detection, picture taking data in the viewfinder, lots of accessories ... and even good looks and fantastic reviews.
Should I give up all the above to get the superior Foveon IQ that I might get sometimes when the right conditions arrive with the right scenery that fits a 45mm FOV, and also have enough light and calm subjects for shooting at the low ISO necessary for that nice IQ? and work around all the other frustrating limitations in this DP2M?
Sergey - you would not buy this as a general purpose carry around camera, so the answer to your question is no. But if you like the focal length, and want a special purpose camera that is small - you might want to get one. It's like most Sigma cameras...
So anyone who stands in a similar place and takes a photo, perhaps inspired by another photographer's work, is now potentially guilty of infringement? I expected the 2 images to be almost identical - these are just 2 similar images using an overdone selective coloring technique, choosing the same item to leave in color...