Paul Farace: Yes, a lot of water misses the mark... just like in combat. I'd guess less than 1% of bullets fired by our guys hit their guys too... but this is the problem when CPAs, MBAs, and other "experts" analyze reality and make conclusions based on facts without being there. There are always factors that don't show up on film or on analysis reports :o) -- Now every process can be tweeked to improve efficiency but I don't want a handful of CPA and MBA-managed firemen showing up to a fire... or the Army responding to a local disturbance that might become WW III !!! It might lead to the next Cocoanut Grove fire or Little Big Horn!
Amazine images none the less!
Nor do I want movie buffs to believe they are subject matter experts. I like the direction of your points. We should all do what we do and do it well and not criticize what others do well because we "think" we can do it better.
jurgenvogt: I don't understand. It seems that no matter how economically advantageous Adobe makes the Photoshop/Lightroom bundle people are still whining about it.
If people used to OWN the Adobe software they purchased then why did you have to activate software you OWN?
aired: does it make anyone wonder why NASA didnt use color sensor for their Mars photos... and the moon photos...
black&white is often associate to be authentic... but is it real or not?!
I believe there was an article that explained why they used 2mp B&W sensor. I think it came down to image size.
chadley_chad: @nosnoop What takes you so long?
DPreview seem more fixated with reviewing mobile phones and apps than actual cameras these days ... DPreview lost its status of being the best place for camera reviews a long time ago! Shame Cameralabs hasn't got more content, because that's the way reviews should be done!
Content reduction coincides with the purchase by Amazon. Maybe not a reduction but not as much of the core content I liked before they moved to America. Maybe that is why I don't come to this website but a few times a week instead of every day as before.
Finally a place where people don't blast an image because it wasn't taken with the most expensive camera body!
I was impressed with all of the photos. A nice touch would have been to include the phone each was taken with. I would like to know top-performing phone cameras that are not an iPhone. Nothing against an iPhone but it is synonymous with great photos. There has to be others.
Quest21: Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings is just stupid and has no meaning...I miss seeing Merry Christmas...
A lot of retailers feel that they will offend someone if they recognize a Christian holiday. I believe that was the point of Quest21 post. Then again, critical people will criticize no matter the subject.
In my home Christ is the reason for the season!
Merry Christmas everyone!
_P: Still no support _from_ Fuji (X-Pro, X-E1). Scandal ... Good analysis of the problem can be found here: http://www.dmcgaughey.com/2012/11/07/fuji-x-trans-raw-conversion
Adobe Lightroom Blog states that the Fujifilm X-E1 got support in Camera Raw 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2. I can't confirm because I use X-S1.
ezradja: saw some low light high iso samples of this camera and my first impression is negatives so far. Too bad. And the body itself is not charming enough, as if this camera is targeting for domestic market. Canon, why you don't use retro look on this camera design? We really want to see Canonet comeback from the grave.
A king or dictator uses "I" and not "we". Listen to a speech from Obama for an example.
IMHO:There is a sense of entitlement on this website. Please understand they probably have limited personnel to do a massive amount of projects. They probably also have timeframes that they are allowed certain cameras and have to work around that. The point I am making is there are so many things that take place in the background while preparing a review that the reader doesn't see. The wait might be stressful but the completed reviews are always technically always spot on and accurate. I think it's nice that other news fills the gaps between reviews.
I have always liked Samsung products and this new Galaxy camera is a rather interesting idea and could appeal to customers like...me. I wish I could have a decent quality camera on me at all times but carrying a cell and camera is a hassle. This makes sense.I commend Samsung on a bold move and hopefully I can get the cell half price when my Verizon contract is up next winter :-)
SX50IS is roughly 5,000mm with digital zoom. With a lens reach that far I would probably have to register it with the police department as a stalker cam!
Barney Britton: To everyone who thinks its appropriate to mindlessly troll, have some respect. If you don't have anything constructive to say, don't say anything. It's appalling how rude some of the comments are on this page.
I just wonder why some people on this forum who know so much don't have their own photography review site.I guess it is so much easier to criticize someone else who informs and shares their knowledge.
Keep up the great work dpreview!
SLOphoto1: I just posted a video I made on You Tube about the problems the SX40 has in making nighttime time-lapse photos virtually impossible.
If I listened to certain people on these forums then i would never buy a camera because every camera has its flaws. Point and shoot cameras don't have full frame sensors or the full frame Canon is not as good as the Nikon....yada yada yada.
How can anyone in their right mind think a statement from me constitutes a legal opinion unless I represent myself as a lawyer.
I believe that it is fair to say that CHDK unlocks features that would not normally be accessible to a camera's user. Be sure to read the CHDK documentation thoroughly as it even explains which features that have a potential for permanently damaging hardware. Also, it comes with a disclaimer that you are ultimately responsible for deciding to use the software on your camera therefore you are using at your own risk.
pedroboe100: Yawn. Bring us the GH3!
You got a good deal. I have been looking at the camera the past 6 months but know as soon as I buy they will announce a newer version.
I am thinking the GH3 is coming soon. The GH2 is $599 this month with my corporate discount on panasonic's website. That's $150 cheaper than it has ever been.
hb2000: Sounds like some really good new features; however, I'm disappointed LR4 will not run on Windows XP. With web statistics showing 35-40% of Windows users still running XP, I would think that would make a case to not abandon us XP users. Many of us XP users cannot afford to upgrade to Windows 7 just to run LR4, so I guess our only upgrade path is a competitor's product!
Windows 7 Home Premium (system builder)is around $100 for a full version. Not a huge investment and is a pretty good OS is you run Windows. Just check out New Egg or any similar parts supplier.
Alex West: I visited the booth. Big let down from Sony. Lots of good employees no longer work for Sony and the new ones don't see to know much about photography. They kept pushing that silver 500mm G-series lens that has been vaporware for years and years now.
Have to agree with the other posters that the wait for the NEX7 is also frustrating. I canceled my order because the new Fuji will most likely hit the shelves soon and have better prime lenses to use during launch. Shame because I love my HX9 Cybershot.
I didn't see that dual screen clam shell tablet that Sony showed last year. Anyone know what happened to that?
Also what happened to OLED TVs from Sony? Is Sony struggling as a company because of the Earthquake / Tsunami or are there other reasons?
Can someone explain the "Men is Black" thing they were pushing? Nobody understood it. Thanks.
Sony Pictures presents Men in Black 3 in theaters May 25, 2012. I can see why they are pushing this theme.
Aleo Veuliah: Congratulation to Panasonic Lumix, this is a real good successor to the great GF1, new very good sensor and even a new EVF, the LVF2, we really need that, I think it is going to be a best seller like the GF1 was in it's time, Panasonic Lumix G system has now one of the best, if not the best, choice of cameras and lenses, with good quality image and built quality
WELL DONE Panasonic Lumix
Great job Panasonic. I can't wait to get my hands on this camera. I am also anxious to get a PZ lens and hopefully it performs silently and as advertised!
Maybe it's time to give Panasonic credit for listening to and addressing consumer wants and needs. No camera will ever be perfect to everyone!
I am sure DP Review will let us know the nitty gritty with an in-depth review sooner than later :-)