mpgxsvcd: Does Canon have any answers to this? This is a great camera at a fairly reasonable price.
@tkbslc he's 007, of course he has inside info, that's his job.
kff: very nice, indeed, but in the hands, it reminds me bakelite Trabant (or very cheap Fujifilm bridge), not DSLR ... and price is like a good made DSLR :(
Yes i checked the snapsort link; the k-5 has the weather-sealing and shoots faster, brighter bigger vf etc.. but wow i'm impressed with how this measures up and in some cases beats the k-5 in performance. This camera with fast prime would be superb for first time DSLR owner shooting mostly indoor.
gdfthr73: I have erected a shrine to the Canon 6d. The first sacrifice has been a Nikon D600. I pulled out it's still beating sensor at the steppes of the shrine. The oil and gunk that spilled out was truly a site to behold. Let us pray that that the almighty 6D was pleased.
Church of the Latter Day Canonists..
that's a beauty, well done
sarkozy: why buy this camera, if there is a Pentax K-5?K-5 = bombproof construction - completely weatherproof, etc.
Same argument for D7000..maybe the big pile of megapixels and (i presume) better dynamic range and video is in the D5200's favor. Also remember a lot of buyers will only buy the latest/newest..sad but true.
You buy this if you want ultra - compactness and better IQ than from one of the mass media compacts. It really that simple, and so it will be of interest to a lot of people who aren't going to whinge about lack of vf, zoom etc...it's just about having the camera with you to capture the moment with minimum fuss or inconvenience..my smallest compact is a Canon IXUS 70, which is very dated etc..yet it is so small and that's the lure and charm of it - this Oly is a big step up from it in specs and it will sell..when the price comes down a bit..
deluk: I've been getting annoyed with this for the last few days. I'm just getting the black screen with nothing in it. I'm having to scroll to the bottom and click on "Use basic version" to get any site info and links. Looks as if it will be good if I can get it to work but at the moment it's just a picture album. Recently I've been using image search just to find things rather than wading through all of the selling sites and all of the generally irrelevant stuff that seems to come to the top of most searches.Unles anyone has any ideas it looks as if I'll have to mail Google.
try a different browser, or maybe you have certain browser extensions running that are interfering with it.
The new Google image layout suddenly came on my screen yesterday evening - pleasantly surprised by it; i think it's a good improvement..
Lee Jay: Announced September 17th. I made my purchase decision a month later - and three months ago. You need to keep that sort of think in mind if you want your reviews to be relevant.
There have been so many interesting and good 'serious' cameras released (and reviewed here) in the past 12 months i'm surprised they even bothered, let alone got around to reviewing this..some of us had to wait a while for a Pentax K-30 review, but..u know, there's other websites out there..cameralabs, youtube etc.
Chilling, depressing photo which serves no purpose other than maybe highlight more policing needed in the NYC subways? I think the photog could have saved the man if he sprinted hard and forgot about his camera..
Yes, i think it's a relevant post on dpreview because the majority of people who log onto this site could end up in the same situation as this photog.
marike6: The sample images actually look very good. I could see this lens being useful for a traveller or tourist. Also really like when DPR shoots samples in London as it's much more interesting than Seattle (a nice city, but not nearly as much history and cool sites).
Kurt Cobain's bench is worth a 1,000 Buckingham palaces to some..just sayin..
Alizarine: I wonder how the Pentax version of this lens will fare on a Pentax body, especially the K-5 IIs :)
Just scour Flickr any time soon and there'll be a dedicated group for this particular lens. and some Pentaxians in that group..
IndianaIronButt: I purchased the FZ200 and used it for about a week, then returned the camera. I agree that it is a good camera and deserves a high score - for a small sensor super zoom. What I did not realize is that the image quality is not what I am used to. The APSC size sensor on my Canon 7D at 55mm, when enlarged to match the FZ200 was just as good IQ. So, I found that the super zoom doesn't really give any more reach than I already have. However, the primary reason I returned the camera is that the EVF lags too much to capture the moment of a moving target. I could never get the facial expression in the image I was seeing with my eye - even when prefocusing.
Exactly - put a 300mm on an aps-c (450mm) crop 50% (675mm) and the IQ will beat anything from these superzooms..
5D MKIII capability in a Canon IXUS - sized body :)
Great work Carsten; it also shows one advantage of all that zoooom in the Nikon P7700, regarding purchasing one of the latest compacts, with out-of-focus stuff in mind..
well, everyone is happy then..
Timmbits: Is it me, or do all of the sample images look dull? Colors seem washed out, drab.
Timmbits - most new cameras need a +1 in saturation/contrast/sharpness. I'm always curious why the 'default' settings for cameras are usually crap?! and yes weeks later i'm back to check out the LX7 because i was holding out for the XZ-2 prognosis. Good, not great. So now it's a toss up between this, Nikon P7700 and Fujifilm X whatever..i'll just call it the Austin Powers camera..
Tim in upstate NY: These posts, some of them, show that DPR has become a magnet for malcontents who lack civility and only want to tear down those who have gained recognition by making clever comments but the unintended result is to embarrass themselves along with this site.
Anything 'out of the ordinary' upsets closed minds...
Image 7 is such a keeper for the Swedish photog - photo taken by Bolt at a majorly historical sporting moment, with his camera, and he's in it, along with loads of colleagues, and it's decently composed - on the office wall i should think :)
Maybe Canon are underestimating the market competition a little too much...
Even if this one is clearly designed for the not-too-fussed masses, if i was a newbie in a camera store i'd be more excited by the latest 'enthusiast' compact offerings from Pana, Sony and Samsung, or the now lower prices of the Sony C3, Fujifilm X100 or even the Pentax Q....
The serious/bitter & twisted photogs will not like this but they're a minority so Canon couldn't give a toss..this will sell sell sell..
Eleson: So, if you had $800 (as the EOS-M + 22mm lens) , what camera would you buy...?
Fujifilm X100 :)