DPR needs to ask better questions of Canon. When Canon is asked about their DR and they say their DR is the best given the ISO spectrum (or something similar), you're ignoring the ACTUAL PROBLEM. Ask about the off-sensor ADC! Ask about why every testing company ends up with similar noise and DR at ISO 100-800. BE SPECIFIC. Giving Canon room in the question leads to vague answers.
Entropius: I wonder how the AF compares to the system in the D7100, the closest thing Nikon makes? AF speed and accuracy, more than anything else, is the killer feature for the sort of action work that this thing is designed for.
"much better" huh? mmm.... I think you're overstating it. There's about 2 stops worth of shadow recovery difference when processing RAW images to the extremes. If that's your bag... awesome. Me? I don't push my images that hard because I don't need to. HOWEVER, I do depend on the AF capabilities of my camera and I'd rather nail the image I want and only be able to push it about 3 stops in post vs miss the image entirely. Your needs may be different. If you enjoy Nikon... go enjoy it. Push those shadows until your heart is content. I'll continue enjoying my REALISTIC looking images.
The D7100 can't do what the 70D can and the 7D Mark II will outperform the 70D. So, the D7100 is quite outclassed by the 7D Mark II.
Gesture: Hardly exciting, especially at $700, but for Canon I can see where it's "adventuresome." Where's the EVF?
If you want a camera that has a screen which tilts downward as well as upward, how about just turn the camera upside down when you hold it over your head? That's a half-serious, half-sarcastic remark/suggestion. :-)Obviously for something like a DSLR that's not ergonomic - but for a P&S that's basically as ergonomic as a bar of soap in a cheap hotel - it's really not a bad idea - just press the shutter with your thumb.I realize it's a lot like Apple saying "it is an issue, but just don't hold it like that."
BarnET: "Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies."
What does an AF motor and stabilisation system have to do with optical expertise and outstanding level of details.
Mechanics are something different then optics. Would someone be kind enough to explain this to the canon marketing idiot before he writes a stupid press release again!
Time to go back to school and learn about punctuation. The comma was used to "list" things. If they wanted to draw a correlation between the two, it would have been a semi-colon.
nauseating.... WAY more so than fisheye.
I have no use for this feature as currently implemented. Please make it something we can disable, site-wide.Or, even better; changing it to an opt-in feature when posting a thread/reply would actually be nice. I would actually use that. Just a little check box like the one for email updates would be perfect (maybe put a little "NEW FEATURE" flag next to it for a while to draw attention).You may also consider adding a similar button to a thread that a user HASN'T posted in (some don't like to post at all or someone may want to follow updates for a thread they haven't posted in).
dark goob: Putting this camera in the same category as Micro Four Thirds shows that DPReview has absolutely no integrity, no understanding of photography, no real knowledge of photographic equipment, and no soul. DPReview has become purely Amazon's advertising agency and is not worth reading.
Perhaps you didn't read the opinion piece posted alongside this article.
ChristianHass: Having the exif info at the bottom of each shot makes it blatantly obvious which camera took which picture if the lens, iso range or other differs between the two.
I didn't even notice the exif data and I picked all but one correctly. The problem with that test is that it asks "which is the better picture?" and not "which picture was taken with an iPhone?" The composition and subject matter was better in some of the iPhone pictures so to me, THOSE were the better pics, even though I knew they were taken with an iPhone.