Just a Photographer: A nice camera, but way overpriced for what you get.
How foolish must one be to buy this camera in Europe where it is still $500 MORE expensive then a D800E?
This in a time where the dollar is worth just 0.65 cents to the Euro.
@ Shamael:Enlighten me, why does a sensor "draw" any better in a mirrorless design?
HBowman: That's not fair NIKON ...
Why is it not fair?
Lab D: I can't believe how small the thing is! Imagine carring it in one pocket with a couple pancake lenses in another. With the 20mm F/1.7 it would be a great P&S camera to compliment a different micro four thirds camera.
It could be to me.
Morpho Hunter: Looks great ...I guess word must have got around that Olympus's "retro" cameras are selling (why do other manufacturers copy, or should I say, try to copy what they do?) It will be interesting to see if Canon also copies ..er..innovates. I quite like the idea of a digital A1 or F1 (remember those, guys?)
Nikon had a prototype of a similar camera years ago. Apparently they feel the market is ready now.
jcmarfilph: In real-life scenario, only the 808 and 1020 should produce usable results. The rest of the phones will produce mediocre results at best.
Mediocre results would be quite a step up for some of the "experts " that plague the DPR site.
I will be interested to see how much this actually brings at auction.
Jim in Hudson: My recollection is the iPhone DID have a two-stage shutter button under iOS 6. First stage was touching the button icon and second stage (capturing the photo) was releasing your finger from the button. Doesn't seem that way with iOS 7 unless I'm missing something.
I just tried my iPod touch 5th generation with iOS 7.1 on it . Holding the shutter creates a burst on it too.
Jim Evidon: To DPReview:
IMO, you are spending too much space on cell phones and other gadgets whose primary purpose is not photography.Leave the phone and other gadget reviews to sites that specialize in those things and are better suited to review all aspects of he product. Cell phones may take amazing pictures for what they are, but they are not serious cameras.Better images are available from most simple and inexpensive point and shoot cameras. Please stick to cameras. That is what built your site and your reader base.
Given that there's many more people that use phones than "serious cameras" for imaging, I'm sure these reviews are of interest to a great many people. And really; how many "serious cameras" come along any more? Most "new" releases are just warmed over versions of last year's.
There was a time I wouldn't have taken a Sigma lens for a gift. Those days are long gone though, they have some great products now.
Sam Carriere: The simple answer to the question asked in this title is "nothing". Real photographers do not do serious work with phones.
@jcmarfilph.....anyone who insists that the Fuji HS series "superzooms" or any other "superzoom" has good image quality, really has very little room to criticize the output of any other device, be it phone or be it dedicated camera. Full disclosure: I do own a "superzoom". It's a fun camera, but at 11x14 print size, it's no better than my 5mp iPod.
Joe Mayer: The iphone (note it's not called the icamera) is not of consequence to photographers. Photographers have cameras and not phones.
Any lousy snapshooter can use any camera and upload garbage photo any time of day too. What is it with you that anything you don't own is no good. Frankly, you should spend a lot more time learning a bit about photography, and a lot less time running your mouth.
CameraLabTester: Pentax should really hire a good industrial designer.
Their cameras are good and perform well.
But they appear just freakishly ugly and out of fashion.
So just which cameras do you consider good looking and fashionable?
jcmarfilph: Such an expensive toy that only a diehard fanboy will buy this one.l
You, of all people, talking about fanboys??? That's hilarious!
DPNick: So he took a bunch of pictures of dirty slackers and losers while he was one; I don't see the brilliance. It's not quite Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand, Doisneau, Friedlander, Lange, Stieglitz, etc.
So where is your wonderful portfolio. I am sure that it would entrance me.
Rupert Bottomsworth: Just another "me too" camera.
jcmarfilph: We want the HS50 review DPR. Please stop posting release notes of toyzoom like this.
Fuji will probably sell a lot more S4800Ws than they will HS50s. Why is it that any "bridge camera" you choose not to own is a toy?
mftlandscaper: "Mobile photography"? What's new? Photography has been mobile for as long as I can remember! Pocket sized cameras go way back to the early 20th century.
Perhaps you mean "mobile *phone* photography"?
All the best to everyone. Merry Christmas!
fad: A good editor to get rid of the superfluous fanboyism would have helped.
But there is otherwise some good information in this review.
Thank you Simon and all the staff at dpreview for all you do. Merry Christmas everyone!