In recent days, DPReview have become good source of getting information related to any imaging (not limited to commercial photography). Some of the news are very useful for me (who works in industrial vision and vision software). Kudos for keeping your eyes open.
I have been using from ACDSee Pro 3 and my primary cameras are from Olympus (E500, E30 and EM5). I have not found good alternative for ACDsee Pro. Recently I tested Lightroom, Silky Pix, DXO Optics, Phase One. Finally, upgraded to Ultimate 8 (from Pro6) because other tools have not given me balanced feature set among Content management, Editing and RAW workflow. Others(LR, DXO, SPix) may be little (very!) better in noise rejection and editing quality. But ACDSee Pro offers nice balanced set which is best suited for me.
I like 1. Best in class content management (No Match)I wish LR provides calender view for quick browsing.2. Non destructive editing (RAW, JPEG).3. Best in class Lighting module (Again No match).4. Non Destructive brush editing.
I don't like1. Noise correction (Not very good)2. No correction for Moire patterns3. No automatic noise correction based on ISO (Tired of applying presets).
iAPX: "For us, it is important that we offer only technically faultless products. We are therefore particularly sorry if the imaging quality of your camera should be adversely affected in any way. We hope that the goodwill arrangement we have decided upon will allow us to remedy the problem as soon as possible and rebuild and maintain the trust you have always placed in our brand."
Sensor will be replaced over time, in the future, without any time limit, without any fee. Great response!
They recognize the problem, they explain how and why it happens, they apologize, then they offer an unlimited replacement solution for sensor.
It's an example for all the other camera makers!
PS: i was on my way of buying an used M9 to have it with me, on my messenger bag each and every day, with one or two great lenses, and was freaking out reading the first news. Now I am at ease with buying an expensive price for a full frame camera that is backed by an adult company.
Well said. I would support the brand, who realizes the problem and coming up with action steps to solve them (instead of masking them).
Earthrise: Being doing blurred images for years, e.g. Streetspirits on http://www.alanhumphris.com/ But do I get a dpreview mention? :-)
I went though your gallery. Very good collection. I really liked streetsprits.
knize10: Designed somewhere in the west, Made In China. No way Jose.
I don't understand when people would come out of made in china mentality. Most of your house hold items and electronics are made in china (well including your phone). If you start buying items only if they are NOT made in china, I believe you will be living 10 years back. Grow up and accept the fact. No other counties have mastered the mass production like they do. That is the reason many OEMs go there, not just because it is cheap. By the way, I am not from china.
keeponkeepingon: So if this is a poll with 15,000 votes.... what are the numbers?
Exactly what percent of the vote did the OM-D/5DMKIII/D800 get, and where's the rest of the data?
Or is this simply dpreviews pick based on suggestions by the readers?
I am not a professional photographer.I have been using this for last few years. I gave a try to LR for sometime but finally settled with ACDSee due to better rendering of Olympus ORF RAW files. The workflow is really quick. Lighting tool is best in market, LR is not even close.
I hope to like this camera. I have been thinking for some time to sell my e30 and gear to shift to m4/3. This camera might make my decision easier.
ChrisKramer1: We have been here before. It was called 4/3 and this is also 4/3 just smaller (but not by much). Behind all the schnick-schnack lies the same hobbled sensor that blows the highlights worse than a compact. Call it what you like, dress it up how you like. It is nothing but 4/3 and will suffer from the same problems that made that line of cameras a failure.
Who is going to spend 1,200 euros on this when they can have a Pentax K-5 for with a similar body size, clearly more rugged build, better grip, a high-quality optical viewfinder, bigger sensor, massive dynamic range and far more lenses - at a far more reasonable price - for 900 euros?
By the way, when is DP Review going to give us the Samsung NX200 review?
well said Jolly Oly.
Why all the hate? Could you wait till the complete review to see if they have solved all the issues? BTW, not everyone wants massive dynamic range.