I wish blackmagic and Panasonic/Olympus would get together and make a mirrorless camera that combines the best of the blackmagic global-shutter sensors and cinema dng with the handling/AF/still capability of the M43rds cams. That would really be the closest thing to a perfect all-around semi-pro camera.
AngryCorgi: I don't understand what's going on at Leica. They keep offering these amazing cameras at disposable camera prices. Another day brings another announcement by Leica of a camera that's a total steal! Insanity! This camera would normally go for $10,000 easy! I'm floored!
If I think they should normally be worth 10,000 but they are selling them for 3,000, you then surmise that me "putting my money where my mouth is" would be buying your used one for 90,000? I knew Leica fanboys were crazy, but now I see the problem stems from a complete misunderstanding of economics.
I don't understand what's going on at Leica. They keep offering these amazing cameras at disposable camera prices. Another day brings another announcement by Leica of a camera that's a total steal! Insanity! This camera would normally go for $10,000 easy! I'm floored!
AbrasiveReducer: A (relatively) simple optical viewfinder would have made this a cult camera and distinguished it from the GR and $300 Coolpix A.
Oh I see. Not your fault, it was mine. I forgot I wrote in response to another.
Gentlemen, I never commented on the sharpness as a function of the sensor. I don't know where this tangent started. I'm merely saying there isn't much to improve on against the GR and A.
AngryCorgi: Wow. That 35/2 ASPH is a steal. Talk about "priced to move"!
Nope. They are usually a little pricey, but these are real bargains!
I paid $350 plus $99 for a brand new Coolpix A and matching Nikon VF back in late 2014. You can still buy a Coolpix A for less than $600 NEW and the new GR2 is also less than $600. Both cameras have insanely sharp lenses and good sensors. The 14-bit files from my Nikon are every bit as malleable in post as my old D7000 was (in other words, fantastic DR). I just don't see that being the case with the files from the Fuji and it'll be hard for them to produce a lens as sharp or sharper than the almost perfect lenses on the other two cameras. The only way I see this camera making sense is if they have a long-term plan to expand the X70 ecosystem to include various focal ranges. Then it almost becomes part of a collection of cameras that meets a variety of needs and all have the same/similar handling.
How do these compare, optically, with the 1st gen ones? I was not as impressed with those as I was with the metabones.
Wow. That 35/2 ASPH is a steal. Talk about "priced to move"!
HowaboutRAW: "much like a first-generation Foveon sensor"
So what about Foveon gen 2 and gen 3.
Sorry not seeing this loss in the Quattro either, The Quattros don't appear to be doing interpolation either.
No, but it is a bit of a grey area, because, again, it's an approximation, albeit based on more information than above 19M. I think up to 19MP it looks pretty good, but I also think Merrill images look even better (low ISO only).
The light passes thru the blue in four areas overlaying the green and red who cover the same area, but only address the 4-blue-zone as a single zone. So the luminance channel is recorded in the blue, but while the blue gets 4 samplings of color resolution, the green and red only get 1 sampling for the same sensor area. The luminance data is used to approximate fluxuations in the green and red channel through some proprietary algorithm. Anything above 19.6M is just straight up dumb interpolation.
Quattro doesn't do interpolation when shooting 4.9M images. It features a loss of color resolution (luminance is recorded at 19.6M as is the blue channel, but the red and green channel are only good to 4.9M) when shooting 19.6M images. All of it's higher resolution modes ARE straight interpolation.
HowaboutRAW: Mr Baskin:
You like the EVF in the NX1 more than that in the Leica SL?
No, the SL has a better EVF.
You've crossed the line between fanboyism and insanity. Enjoy your new surroundings!
Personal preference is always open to "feel" evaluation. Thus, it's not a debate, it's an opinion. The writer has an opinion, yet you want to shout his opinion down. Unreal arrogance on your part, but par for the course when reading your posts.
You rarely defend digital Leicas...unless someone mentions one, and then you defend them. You defend them when they ARENT MENTIONED! How dare someone like the EVF in another device MORE than your blessed SL. Give it a rest and stop badgering people. Your insanity is wearing everyone's tolerance a little thin.
Wow. Cue HowaboutRAW and his inane thin-skinned rambling defenses of all things Leica. Ridiculous.
HowaboutRAW: Cue the Leica bashing.
You aren't dense. HowaboutRAW was just excercising his ability to read textbooks and Wikipedia and also his inability to form rational, logical sentences at the same time. Meanwhile Leica issued a firmware upgrade to fix the IQ of a camera that HowaboutRAW swore was dead-to-rights perfect already and had ZERO IQ deficiencies.
Zeisschen: You know your company has done a tremendous job when you read so many butthurt comments on dpreview section...
Kudos to Sony for being the biggest and most constant challenger and innovator in the camera market since 5 years! The camera world would be boring without you!
Washed out raws? Wow. I've literally never heard this claim from ANYONE. I've heard complaints about the compressed shoulder artifacts on the raws BEFORE the firmware update, but never this new complaint. Troll gonna troll.
This is rich. HowaboutRAW cries about artifacts in Sony raw files when pushed, but ignores the banding in shadows of Leica SL shots. Get real, ya troll.