micahmedia: Seriously DPR, give us a tool to block people in the comments section. Tired of seeing the same old trolling bullsiht.
And get rid of the swear filter while you're at it. It stops nothing and makes the site appear more immature than it's commenters. You've been the "web" how long now? And you think you should be filtering foul language? Or even think you can?
@ micahmedia: "Tired of seeing the same old trolling bullsiht."
Okay, okay, so don't post here then, and then you do not have to see it. Thanks, really!
Timmbits: Who's the twit at Zeiss who didn't think to do some name research? A twit lens... how could you miss that??? Even in Germany we speak English and could spot that a mile away. Probably some narcissistic marketing or product manager's ego got in the way of consulting others for their opinions. He should get a pay cut for that one!
Touit twits for dimwits, anyone?
These 2 new lenses pretty much look like garbage, hopefully they perform a tad better than what they look. But at these crazy prices, they should only be gotten by those well-heeled aficionados who are hell-bent on supporting the German economy... no matter what and at what price.
Wow, F5.6 at a 35mm focal length. That is fricking fast for a lens these days, right?
Zank you veddy much, Canon-san. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
Too little, too late. For only 200 bucks more, you can get the new one from Sigma that is a constant F1.8 max. wide open aperture. It's a no-brainer, really.
For something this butt-ugly, even a $699.50 sticker price would be unwarranted. Another overpriced junk-cam from left-behind-the-times Europe.
Amateurbob: Looking at the sample pictures dynamic range is a show stopper for this camera and a reason to reject it. The Nikon P7700 point and shot has better dynamic range and takes better pictures. I have Pentax lenses from the old days I would like play with on a Pentax digital body. Instead, I will play with them on my Sony Nex camera with an adapter. The feel and handling of a modern camera is nice, but the picture is still the camera’s purpose.
I'll take all of my leads on digital cameras, sensors, and stuff from A-Bob from here on out, yessirie.
OneGuy: If they got the palette of colors on the outside, do they have it on the inside?
Now, how about mirrorless FF? In navy metallic?
That was deep, Dude. Thanks for contributing.
white shadow: Interesting.!
Excellent camouflage. If you were to carry this camera with a pancake lens among some lego blocks in a childs bag, no thief would bother to snatch it from you.
Great for street photography. No one will ever bother if you hold it in front of them.
Whatever you say, for sure.
sonnief: How about a transparent model, so the 'machine' inside can be visible ?
Why do you wish to see the guts of a camera -- while you are composing the image and taking a picture or shooting a video clip with it?
Nikonworks: I really enjoy seeing the phrase 'Real World Samples' here at DPReview,thanks to my previous critical comment and suggestion on another article.
I still have not recieved any acknowledgement nor 'Thank You'.
Forget it. "Fake World Samples" are where it's at these days, see?
Great work on the 16mm/F2.0, Dear Samyang/Rokinon, and now please, please make it as a cine lens as well.
The "camera side" (a dark 10x zoom, 1/2.3-inch sensor) is worth about USD $100 by itself as a bare-bones P&S-cam, so whatever the total price of it will be, all but about a hundred buckaroos will go towards the "cell phone side."
3dreal: New Zeiss HQ/Highend FF Distagon 55/1.4 will kill this zoom and any lens ever in terms of quality by multiple lenghts. at 3 -3.5x the price. As already mentioned. In an interview Zeiss managers(amount the two was dr. nasse) confessed that until recently they were not allowed to offer highest topquality for the publice. This lens is the first of a series which will show the real optical possibilities. Maybe i will sell a lot of my stuff, forgetting 6x6/6x7. Zeiss said the new series will have MF-quality.
@ 3dreal: get real.
nathanleebush: It just sucks that Canon keeps winning the video war despite itself. First, they accidentally started the modern Indie filmmaking revolution with the 5DII, and now a ragtag team of hackers opens up more sales for them. If Canon had its way, it would protect its high end lines by continuing to cripple its entry and prosumer models, as it's been doing for years now. That the camera is capable of 14bit RAW video and yet they limited it to a minor upgrade from the 5DII at 8-bit says everything you need to know about the company's intentions.
It's a shame, because Blackmagic actually gave filmmakers everything they wanted at an unbeatable price, and then Canon hackers swoop in and make Canon the default again. I'll still keep my Pocket Camera preorder – still an insane deal – but the idea of having a full-frame RAW video camera, also capable of great stills (though I prefer Nikon), makes it an unbeatable option.
Still, BMPD still has global shutter, 4K and compressed lossless codecs.
"Still, BMPD still has global shutter, 4K and compressed lossless codecs."
Still, the camera you are describing does not yet exist.... and based on Blackmagic Design of Australia's recent "track record" involving digital cinema cameras.... may never in fact exist.
The biggest plus with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and others like it is that you can actually like... you know... BUY them.
From DP REVIEW:
"....it allows for individual frames of 14 bit output, yielding a much wider dynamic range than you'd get from standard 8 bit video files."
Two quick points to make:
1. Why would anyone need to record 14-bit color depth video files with a pedestrian HDSLR.... when even $200,000,000 budgeted Hollywood feature films are shown only as 12-bit color depth Motion JPEG 2000 files in the world's commercial digital cinemas?
2. Video files these days can be 8-bit, 10-bit, 12-bit, 14-bit, and 16-bit color quality files. I am not sure why out of all these, the 8-bit color depth would be classified as "standard."
massimogori: Wow, impressive technology development, Canon!
Canon ALMOST gave us something here worth a full 50 cents.... Almost.
Canon's X-series (actually, XF-series) camcorders have been out for 3 or 4 years now.... and only NOW does Canon put this little nothing much of anything out as a dubious firmware upgrade? Canon gives you this -- whereby Magic Lantern gives you 14-bit RAW video with a Canon EOS 5D. You be the judge which one is more useful.
thx1138: What a joke, same price as a Sigma 35 f/1.4, for a lens a fraction of the size and weight that only has to cover a 16mm image circle. Try $499 max.
I was thinking more along the line of USD $149.... well, maybe $199 if push comes to a shove.
Weyskipper: 407 comments that are mostly negative. I am personally glad that Nikon is supporting the 1 system. If you don't like the lens, the price or the system don't buy it. I have FF DSLR and a Fuji XE1, bought the J1 on special for my daughter's birthday and I have only been impressed with the quality and speed. I suggest all the trolls choose a different topic. This is one is now quite boring.
"I suggest all the trolls choose a different topic. This is one is now quite boring."
Yes indeed, you are.