Photato: DPReview comments about the Nikon D800E (36mp) full frame DSLR:"Pushing these cameras to achieve their maximum level of detail requires an investment of both time (methodical preparation) and money (the very best lenses Nikon makes). "41mp is a marketing gimmick...
41MP is NOT a marketing gimmick. The results prove this.
Well done, Nokia. Well done. Now, Apple just needs to buddy-up with Nokia and make a phone I want with an imaging sensor I want.
gpsgps: Is there any logical explanation to the differences in prices in USD, GBP and EUR? Canon 70D with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is to cost:$1549 or £1399.99 (=$2,130.43) or €1499 (= $1,953.93).Are Europeans subsidising American photographers or are just plain ripped off?
Is it possible that the difference is the result of a VAT being applied? I'm asking, because I've wondered the same thing, but I don't have all the specifics on how the VAT is added in the EU. Is that price final or pre-VAT?
I'm a little disappointed by the base sensitivity @ ISO160 now. Will be interesting to see how this sensor fairs on dxomark testing.
Finally Fuji releases a product with a price tag to make it a competitive and compelling alternative to the NEX system. The value of the X-M1/16-50 kit (the lens MTF appears better than the E-mount kit zoom by some margin) and real expanability of the system (Sony has done a poor job expanding its lens options with quality offerings) will definitely make this their most competitive camera yet. It also helps that it's considerably smaller, more in line with the competition. In regard to EP-5 competition, I'm not seeing a reason to go mft now, sans a current investment in mft glass.
There's Samsung...pushing the envelope of ridiculous integration.
The 8th ILC released by Samsung with this sensor. Trying to beat Canon at their game of rehashing the same crap.
Cue the handful of Coolpix A owners that actually care about the "gold award" of this camera and are affended by it.
(luckily, most of the owners don't care and are too busy enjoying their camera to be concerned, but there are a few "camera collectors" in here that don't use this site to help make decisions or to learn about new tech and instead use it as a measuring stick for the greatness of what they bought)
Hang on folks...the WiFi was in there the whole time and just needed firmware changes to enable it. What if there is a useful camera hidden somewhere in the device too and all we need is some firmware to enable it?? Eureka!!
Hahahahhahahahahahhahahahhaahaha...Leica is making it too easy to mock them. Reading all the nonsense "oh its really a great camera" threads about the X Vario was funny enough, but I freaking can't wait to read the "G-Star RAW" defense threads. WTH does "G-Star RAW" even mean?!?!? Thank you Leica and thank you DPR. You make life more entertaining!
Why is it that waterproof cameras always produce images that appear to have been taken underwater even when they are not?!? Is waterproofing THAT detrimental to optical lens performance??
I'll live with CS2 until they create a compelling reason for me to pay insane amounts of money to "rent" their software.
I like the K30 JPEGs over the K50.
Wow. The JPEG engine produces terrible looking NR patterns at ISO3200+
Finally, Leica creates a camera that can accurately identify who the idiots are. If you buy one of these, you are in that group. Leica is just punking us with this nonsense.
Leica missed the boat with this one. Hasselblad TOTALLY upstaged them a day or two early with an even more ridiculous camera than the turd you see above, including an even more ridiculous price! Hasselblad is beating Leica at its own game!!! :)
At straight exchange rate conversions:
Camera = $3350EVF = $590Lens Hood = $140Handgrip = $155Flash = $420
What a joke.
The icing on the cake here is the recycled garbage NEX 18-55 lens with "HASSELBLAD" laser etched on it.
It seems this is an effort by Canon to be exceedingly "green". They've been recycling/repurposing the same silicon for 4+ years now.
Juck: I'm a canon fan,, but really ,, a slight improvement in live view AF is no justification for launching a new model. DP should have given it a Bronze on principal.
Or maybe Lead or Pewter.