jango: i don't understand: if " the D5300 presents D7100-level image quality" as said in the review, way the score of the image quality of the d5300 is less then the d7100 when compared?
Guess they just can't give the 5300 a better score on IQ than the 7100 got.
Matters of "politics", I assume...
ArcaSwiss: Amazing how many experts there are here, NOT. Why do you think this isn't an improvement over the other DP2 Merrills ? Surely Sigma knows what they are doing.
Why... Is it not ok for people to come forward with their opinion?
People who read here do have a clue about cameras, you know.
JeffAHayes: If I said all I'm really thinking I fear I'd get banned from DPReview.
To say the least, I find it QUITE ironic that the Nikon D7100 got THOROUGHLY TROUNCED in the popularity poll for Best new DSLR of 2013 (coming in 3rd or 4th behind the K-3). And that if you read the comments posted below the poll, MANY Nikon shooters -- including more than a few who felt "TRAPPED" in the Nikon format with their D7000 or 7100 because they'd invested too much in Nikon glass said THEY voted for the K-3 because they think it's superior to anything Nikon has, and would switch if they could afford to.
Yet DPReview has YET to do a review of the 2-1 winner of that poll, instead giving one of the sore losers its BEST review score and putting it out here as the camera it recommends the most. In fact of ALL the cameras in this list, the K-3 was the ONLY ONE not yet reviewed by DPReview!
Things smell like the coast when the tide goes out to me!Jeff
The 7100 was announced on Feb. 2013 and reviewed 2 months later, in April.
The K3 was announced on October 2013, so if we get a full review by the end of the month, or even sometime next month - there wouldn't be much to complain about, would there?
I just hope DPReview doesn't make us wait NINE months again, as it was with the review of the K5-II, posted last June after being announced on Sep. '12. That was really weird...
SRT3lkt: I don't need 36mp for tiny 35mm sensor.
I just took a closer look at the low light samples. And to put it straight, this "tiny monster" puts even the Canon 5D MK3 to shame.
Too bad DPR didn't put the 1D in line for comparison.
In one word - WOW!
"tiny 35mm sensor"?
babalu: I think I'll revise my opinion about vote rigging. I have now looked again at all the entries, and, just from an aesthetic point of view, this is a worthy winner. I concur with Rumpelhund's comment below.Congratulations . (still, the voting seems to have a strange pattern; 11 5.0 votes are very rare).
You're neglecting the beauty of the model. 11 out of ~35 giving a straight 5.0 to her hair and eyes shouldn't surprise anyone.
Anyway, statistically, the sample isn't large enough to show a real issue.
oldfogey: Regression to the median! One of the problems of challenges that also allow the entrants to vote is that the winner is most often the median of the entries. She does look cute - in a sexist sort of way - but hey - wasn't that how most of the entrants interpreted the challenge. This wasn't an effort at gender equality after all! The focal plane seems to be on the stockings rather than on the eye makeup.
She's not sitting on thin air, bro.. It's a stone bench. You should just change your monitor's settings a little bit, that's all.
And @ oldfogey - she's not just "cute", I think she's truly pretty. But I guess it's just a matter of taste...
Snaaks: get a life. seriously
John, some pretty 20 year old woman living on a 2nd floor apartment may not be _that_ boring after all...
Plus I don't think she'd be able to hear this tiny drone when she's in the shower - are you sure that any security cameras already exist in this kind of places as well?
Am I the only one wondering why DPReview has chosen to make a preview and not a full review for this lens?
I mean - They've done a real good job for a preview, but unlike camera reviews, the reviews for lens are usually only 4-5 pages anyway. So what's the overhead in running this one test that will give us their famous widget results and make this a proper *review*? Another single day of work?
Come on, DPReview - we trust you! I just wanna know how good this lens performs...
wy2lam: don't get it - why does firmware need to be upgraded in order to support a new lens?
I don't *know*, but I can guess it might be for adding parameters for a lens correction function, if the 5D has this feature.