The fact that 204,800 is actually somewhat usable is unbelieveable. I've never needed above 25,600 (!) and that looks pretty darned good if you're OK with heavy noise reduction :) 6,400 is great, and that's all I need for 95% of my shooting.
Nice! Works well, and gives me much better control over exposure, etc., than the built in app :)
Apple should implement this as a toggle (e.g., automatic / manual) for future releases.
When will this update be available? Creative Cloud shows no updates currently available :/
beavertown: How come every manufacturer can make better products than Nikon?
Nikon's VR II only has 2 stops in reality.
The Tamron's VC kills Nikon's VR II by miles.
Now Fuji's OIS is going to insult Nikon's VR II.
Get a grip Nikon!
Four stops. Quite a difference from "2 stops".
Cool idea :) but really poor implementation - looks like what I used to do with Photoshop before I learned to use Photoshop :/
Besides the design and features of the camera, I have to comment on the handling of noise at high ISO. Now seeing shots at ISO 6400 that look like 400 just a few years ago. Amazing what APS-C cameras can do these days!
I'm short of cash right now :( but this goes on my wish list if it performance is even equal to X-E2 (and it sounds like it will be better) :)
I was thinking this would be large, but looking at other rumor sites on the web (that have apparently real leaked photos), it's actually *smaller* than the X-E2! Ergonomics look great - *very* tempting for me :/
I think it's great they're finally releasing an upgraded grip, but why would they not just have designed the camera properly in the first place?
belard: My 2014 resolution:
Ditch the word 'phablet'.
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"Commonly used"? By whom? Have never heard this term before except in "print" / on the web.
Sounds like I'm in the minority, but Xtrans is the reason I bought my X-E1. An X-series camera without XTrans? Why?
Menneisyys: Also note that the high-speed video modes may be suffering from pixel binning. That is, the 720p120 mode may, in reality, only capture at half the resolution in both directions; that is, 640*360.
At least that's the case with the iPhone 5 running on iOS7 (see http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/will-ios7-indeed-support-60fps-video-recording-yes-it-will for some precise resolution measurements.)
All in all, the photo-related improvements are indeed minimal, even if you take the, compared to the iPhone 5, double-Megapixel panorama mode, the somewhat (not much - the difference is WAY smaller than, say, between 1/3" and 1/2.3" or 1/2.3" and 1/1.7") larger sensor and brighter lens into account:
- still no double capturing (which would HIGHLY be useful when you'd like to include the image of the person taking the shot in the final video / pic too), unlike in LG G2
- no OIS (see LG G2 and Lumia 1020 - or, if you're looking for something cheaper, the Lumia 92x or the HTC One)
You keep mentioning "OIS" - on this and the other thread. iPhone has had image stabilization for years - what specifically are you looking for?
Yep, confirmation they're abandoning photographers and only providing old and or dumbed-down versions of the software I (used to) use. Hopefully another company will be able to pick up the slack.
Guess that's the end of Photoshop for me - no way in h*ll I'm paying a monthly fee to use it :/
So cool - I bought Color EFex a couple years back, and now I have the whole suite for free :)
That second / middle shot is stunning - be sure to check it out full-sized.
I love it - I know they can't retrofit the Digital Split Image and faster focus to existing X-E1, etc., as those are hardware-enabled, but hope they give us a firmware update for focus peaking, which can certainly be done with the existing hardware :)
I was *very* happy with the 24-105 when I shot Canon - can't imagine paying $600+ more for shorter focal length. What were they thinking?
Some of the new / updated features look like real improvements (Smart Lighting, enhanced detail / sharpening, etc.) - I've recently re-instated DxO 7.x in my workflow, and look forward to the new version :)