joyclick: Sony getting somewhere at last.Hope they stay on a definite course and take things to their logical conclusion.Hope a lot of us buyers are not their guinea pigs for beta testing their flawed cameras,paying through our noses.
I am still hesitant to commit to any Sony system
New technology costs extra after all the R&D. And the early adopters will always be "guinea pigs".
It's always been like that, but the pace of change in technology, both hardware and software, has made it more evident.
bluevellet: R.I.P. Canon
Oh wait, it's not that kind of article/review?
@lensberg, in your blind Canon fan rage, you seem to have missed the point the person was making :D
Robert Kempen: Leica Q wins European premium compact camera award and is selling faster than Leica can manufacture
I can hear the haters already "at that price etc etc"
Europeans care about quality and buy to their requirements - these awards are probably a very accurate reflection of where the industry stands
Well done to all the winners
@lensberg You seem blissfully unaware of the business end of things. Stay that way :D
Viva Santo Nino: DSLR is a dying breed...
In that case, I'd better buy a few of them to stockpile before they disappear. Because I love using those old pieces of junk from time to time :D
I would think that the difference between the No. 1 and the No.2 for almost any category was so small that it makes no difference.
A No.5 would be better in the hands of a talented photographer than the No.1 used by someone only interested in the specs.
Enjoy your photography!
armandino: This is the hard reality between pros and enthusiasts:
pros like their boring same all reliable rock heavy and rock solid tool. And they use it as a jack hammer. They love Canon.
Enthusiasts like innovation and they see Canon as an old dinosaur.
Neither are wrong, what is wrong is bashing, looking either incompetent or arrogant.
I think (almost) everyone knows that bashing is wrong. I think the reaction to it is what makes it worthwhile for some people :D
To be honest, the winners probably reflect the strength of the distribution channels more than which is the "best" camera. Canon have a very strong presence in Europe.
straylightrun: Finally, a mirrorless camera that can not only replace, but exceed a bulky DSLR.
Still much prefer the handling of the DSLR when the job suits ;-)
maximme: its NOT cleverto show figurines photosWITHOUT something as scale.....
are we a photography portal yet?
There's also a link in the article to a video showing people holding the models in their hands.
Francis Carver: Sculptors of the World -- Beware !!!!
Anyhow, one things is obvious here for all: the good people of Japan have too much -- no, make that way too much idle time on their hands.
How does that make any sense Francis? They work hard to research and create technology that the rest of the world uses because they are idle?
InTheMist: Cokin was always the budget brand. I hope they're stepping up their game.
I count this as a good thing.
Agreed. When budget meets good, we all benefit.
Nikonandmore: They refuse to support my Pentax 645z. Its pathetic. I used this app for years, my favorite. I paid a lot of money for several releases since v4 to v7. Now It's dead for me.
Playing devil's advocate... from a business standpoint, the omission of the 645Z is smart for a medium format competitor. I almost bought a 645Z, but didn't go for it in the end, as I didn't like having to lose a workflow (with Capture One) that I liked.
Infuriating to those with the Pentax medium format camera, of course. But from a business perspective, it makes sense. (Probably not what you want to hear).
Samuel Dilworth: A very useful read. Thanks.
The colour-grading tools look delicious.
My problem is I’ve been burned by Apple (which abandoned Aperture). I’ve been burned by Adobe (which is abandoning the concept of selling a good product for a fair one-off fee). Why should I gamble a lot of money, time, and effort in this small competitor?
I am tired of learning new software to do more or less the same thing as old software that worked very well thank you. When I master the foibles of a complex app like Aperture or Capture One I want to be as sure as possible it will stick around for many years to come. It would be in Phase One’s interest to make encouraging noises about that.
Capture One has already been around many years. They are up to version 8.3.1 at the moment.
No company, be it hardware or software, make products for just you (or me). We take the risk, but in this case the risk with Capture One is pretty low. Unlike Apple, their business is photography.
SmilerGrogan: The bottom line with this software is that photos processed with it have a distinct look that is used by many of the world's most highly paid professionals. So if you want that "professional" look, you need to switch to Capture One.
Been using Capture One and, personally prefer it to others for most RAW photo processing.
I've used Photoshop for many years too. Capture One just seems to get me where I want to go faster. Of course, Photoshop has the image manipulation tools to bring images further if that's your thing.
The Straw Man: Can C1 stitch pano's? I've googled and haven't found anything conclusive with version 8. Trying to ditch LR and PS - all I do in PS these days is some portrait retouching and stitching. Thanks in advance.
No, as far as I know C1 doesn't do stitching. I've used it but never come across a stitching feature.
Great photos! Thanks for sharing.
Nathan Cowlishaw: Panasonic, Sony and Olympus RULE while Canon and Nikon DROOL!!!
New to photography? Both Nikon and Canon have some fine lenses.
Very nice set. Great images. Thanks for sharing.
I must confess to being a long time admirer of how Sony packs so much into smaller gadgets. I have a couple of their mirrorless cameras and the convenience when packing is nice.
However, I did go back to DSLR and Medium Format a year ago for all of my work. I know from speaking with the guys in the pro section of the camera store that I am not alone.
The end for DSLR is not just yet I think; though the current options are challenging buyers to think of how they see their photography. It seems that some prefer the larger camera bodies in their hand (especially with good/larger lenses) at the cost of a heavier bag.
straylightrun: RIP Canikon, 2015.
That's been said for how many years now? 5? more? lol