stevo23: Why not? Makes sense, but...M43? Why commit to that? It has no future.
Obviously this is just a trial run to work out the kinks, then they'll target Sony, and it's triple-mount strategy, then Canon with it's only in europe mirrorless strategy, then Nikon with it's rapidlly expanding mirrorless ecosystem..
Sergey Borachev: Looks great, but still not sure as DXO is involved in the lens testing. I will wait for Lenstip and Photozone to be sure.
Correction. These are DXO's test results, not DPR's.
yeah, I;m sure DPR is allowing DxO Mark to publish crap results for them.
LaMesa: With all due respect for the photographer's skill of arranging, taking and post processing attractive pictures, I do agree with some of the posters, who are not so enthusiastic about her work.
To me the pictures do not represent real life, but an unreal postcard type idyll of a dream world, not to be found in Russia, nor anywhere else - too sweet, too flawless. As opposed to the marketing claims, these pictures do not represent anything typical of Russian country life.
As an alternative, please find attached a link to a picture of Army photographer Bill Permutter, taken in Spain in the fiftees, one of my favorites forever.http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-523258-galleryV9-dmcr.jpg
The best photographs are a piece of art, built on a person's perception of the physical world. There is talent in these photos.
harold1968: the conclusion and summary of this camera isn't particularly good.its not bad, its a good camera, but many people will form their own judgement based on cost and functionality.Nevertheless it gets 81%. I really don't understand that, simply that dpreview are completely inconsistent with their summaries and their scores.
Another good idea is noticing this text + link that appears occasionally in some of the reviews
Click here to learn about the changes to our scoring system and what these numbers mean.
The point in the review about the focus mode is pretty funny when you consider this quote from the G1 review, and that they changed it on the G2 :
The left shoulder of the camera is home to a slightly pointless focus mode dial (when we saw prototypes of the G1 we begged panasonic to put something more useful - such as ISO or even shutter speeds - on this dial).
Very impressive ! A lot of thought and effort obviously put into the scene. Great web interface as well - I have always enjoyed the DPR page layouts and widgets.
One of my favourite elements from the old scene was the Bailey's label. The foreground tree was good for seeing detail loss to noise reduction, and the background hills became more numerous across reviews, as the sensor resolutions starting climbing ( from 3 mp ). I would have liked it if the new scene included a Bailey's label somewhere, just for nostalgia's sake.
And to add my 2 cents, for historic cameras, I'd enjoy seeing : Coolpix 990 EOS D30Fuji f31fdPowershot G6Nikon D40xPanasonic G1
The return of the Maxxum3 !
G3User: These images don't impress me. Camera manufactures strive to produce great images from their products and then this guys throughs a yellow instagram filter on them, very unprofessional. I would expect this from my teenage daughter but not a pro. The expressions of the 2 people at the top are not very nice, they are saying to the Frank " I have no respect for you, put that camera down".
I'm going out on a limb here ... T R O L L
David Hardaway: Unbelievable. This is the first time I have seen such a terrible review. All of the samples are random snaps most likely in auto or program mode and the results are not matching the conclusion. Another point is that the conclusion pros / cons are of little actual value to the reader. Jpegs are excellent? really. A $1,300 camera that is given a Gold Award no less says excellent jpgs. WOW. and that isn't even correct. I looked closely at every single sample image and they are terrible. Same old issue especially the mushiness. I am beside myself with disbelief that the reviewer has any real experience and knowledge in this field. I am sorry to say this because it's not "nice" but this has to be said.
Conveniently ignoring the studio comparison shots, are you ? Too lame.
camera fan not photographer: I'd like to see a top 10 of the best up-to $500 camera (including lens) for non-photographers to buy to take great pictures in auto-everything mode, judged primarily by image quality of out-of-camera JPEGs. Because I get asked this question a lot by people who don't care about manual controls, viewfinders, or raw processing. (Eg, just want to take good pics of their kids.) What's as good as or better than the E-PM2 (less than $500 at Amazon, and I've seen down to $424)?
I have exactly this situation ! Someone is asking me to recommend a quality compact p&s, and I wonder if they wouldn't be well served by the Nikon J1 or GX1 ( both under 390 ) or the GF5 for about 320.
RStyga: I'm not sure I understand where P5 stands in the Olympus lineup when its the same size, weight and price with M5 while lacking a VF. Unless Olympus is about to replace M5...
It's an M5 with different ( possibly better, depending on your personal perception of value ) packaging, upgraded lcd and available EVF that is similar in size to the Canon 1Dx
Innovation takes many forms !
CameraLabTester: Sony has caught the Canon and Nikon virus...
Relentless Upgrade Camera Model Syndrome.
That floppy storage device was genius
paulski66: Seeing as your last lens review appeared almost 2 full years ago, I don't think you can refer to your reviews as "class-leading" anymore. But I'm very happy to see the return of your lens reviews...
The Camera reviews are class leading AND recent.And has there been a better review of that lens in the 2 years since it was published ?
Najinsky: Hmm. Not sure about this.
"that split second moment is there to be captured and you need a camera you can rely on"
It would be more interesting to see his keeper rate, not just the shots that work, but the ones that failed, to give it some balance and perspective.
We all get failures and surely don't want to advertise them, but without the misses this has the potential for a very one side PR exercise that could seriously mislead (giving the impression it's a camera you can rely on when in reality there may have been many let downs).
Or am I being too cynical?
And then you have Mr Reichmann's review of the A700 at luminous landscape, where he pretty much did just that.