John McCormack: Thanks, DPR; a great first look preview. For what the FZ300/330 offers I don't think the initial price is out of line at all. This should be a killer birding camera.
Shutter Bobby...if I got great 8x10 prints of hummingbirds with my old canon S5 back in...2009... I'm pretty sure this won't have a problem.
Shutter Bobby. How big to you print you bird pics??? I'm guessing you have rooms in your house with 3ftx5ft prints of just...birds?
This looks like a nice lens. I'm sure it's performance will be right in line with its pricing. You always pay 40% more for that extra 10%. I don't understand why it's not weather sealed. It would have made one great hiking lens. Well it still will. Sure the price is high. It's a brand new lens. If people brought this high end dx lens. Nikon might actually make a high end dx camera and more dx lenses.
Jefftan: People who are interested in RX100 IV should seriously consider GM1, this is written by a happy new owner
way exceed my expectationsharp lens, excellent IQ, fast auto-focus, good image stabilization,fast operation
Mainly because of the great sharp lens, to my great surprise IQ even beat my NEX-5N with Sony 10-18mm F4 lens (already much better than the garbage 16-50mm kit)
why by this overpriced camera? just for being a little bit smaller?
And tolerate lower IQ and much more expensive? It is your money but I really can't understand
Most don't wear jackets during the summer. Having the camera with you will always be the best argument. The rx100 is a great looking camera. But in this case. The price is unjustified. Sure some early adopters will get it for 950. But I'm guessing 799 with in 2 months of it shipping. Even 799 is very expensive for a pocket cam. Maybe it with was whether sealed.
nimrod1212: Not sure what a "wide open shutter" is...
It doesn't matter....there are other things with that picture I'm looking at....why can't I see something like that! Lol! Meow!
lcf80: Dear Sigma, when we'll see Art 85mm F/1.4? Just don't forget about weather-sealing and FE mount support - it would fit A7R II perfectly :).
Well the canon 85 1.8 is an old lens with bad ca and isn't the greatest wide open.
I really wish people would stop bringing up the canon. The new nikon 1.8 fine. But the canon us a rather old lens.
Olympuser: 1.5x zoom rato is too short. Make it at least 2x. This new lens is a nice progress for sure, but the great advance would be 24-70 F2 OS or 24-50 F1.4 OS. Then, 70-200 F2 OS or 50-100 F1.4 OS. Also, ultrawides as 10-24 F2 OS or 12-24 F1.4 OS.
Of course, those lenses would be huge, heavy and very expensive, but many FF owners would drool over and even buy them. And Sigma would punch in the face of Nikon and Canon with great strength!
A 24-70f2 would be the size of an 70-200f2.8.They'd sell 2
Spectro: most Seattle area photographers will be at the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade in the morning and noon. Maybe push back your appearance later in the day.
Wait....naked ladies on bikes? Are they revving said bikes?
I would just want to try out the toys your doing hands on reviews on. I'm in Portland Oregon.May I try them!?!? The new Sony RX models....I'll come up for that!
Too many things is missing. It's not worth the price tag...
This might be a good replacement to my Canon S5
Where does one find a 50tb hard? Is it a single picture on multiple hard drives??? If so....can this still be considered a single photograph? I looked for 50+ Tb hard drives I couldn't find any. Also what kind of processing beast would you need to make this?!?!? I'd love to hear about all of that!
Mirfak: I wonder if the NX500 will see any of these features, especially the ones related to improved AF.
Shatteredsky, 150 less vs the nx1 due to no top led panel or weather sealing.
They nerfed the nx500 so much....they could have done sooo much with that camera. Gave it everything the nx1 has, in the RF body. Minus the top led panel and weather sealing. Sold it for 150 less and I'm sure they would have sold more...they got sooooo much right with the nx1 and sooo much wrong with the nx500.
Nx1 in a rf body is what it should have been. That would have made some waves.
joyclick: Shame cannikon !
Sometimes they throw out a bone. The most recent was canons 7d getting a decent fw update. Besides that though...they are just playing the same ol song. They need to change their strategy. Incremental updates can only go on for so long. Seems like the are constantly playing catch up now. They are going by the whole if it ain't broke don't fix it motto and it's just not going to cut it for much longer.
steelhead3: Is this another Beta camera that needs constant updates like fuji or is this a long term camera that will be constantly updated to extend its usable life?
Hey steelhead I didn't read your comment all the way though. I thought that you were just going on about it being a beta camera. Sorry if I came off wrong.
Didn't it get a 87% gold award? Sounds like they got it right....and like this fw update just makes it better...they did alot right with this camera. Samsung being a huge chip processor really helps them. Seems like they overpowered this camera. Now they are taking advantage of this.
Togglebolt: 7 blades, sharpened properly can produce a sharp image but the difficulty in disassembling this lens and then to remove the aperture blades to sharpen would be a deal breaker for me. Never mind trying to put them all back together!! Of course if they come pre-sharpened like Nikon's aperture blades, then you can get at least 5K shots before needing sharpening. It's a shame these apertures get dull so easy. I have a closet full of disassembled lenses with dull apertures, such a shame to see all that nice glass not being used. I guess thats how Canon gets everyone to buy new lenses, ship them dull, make them difficult to sharpen and people just toss them & buy a new one, just like a shaving razor!
Lmfao!!!! I needed this in my life. You sir made my day
OldDigiman: Well, the last FW update for the X-E2 was a small subset of what the T1 got, so I'm not expecting anything this time. I like the E2 form factor a lot but not the T1 at all. Fuji's abandonment of support for the E2 has me beginning to wonder if there will even be an E3, which has me holding off of buying any more Fuji glass.
Just a photographer. Fuji has said they wanted there customers to keep their cameras for years and all that crap. Xe-3....itll come eventually. But it's not here now and they are not doing what they originally said they were going to do. Which was to update all cameras to the best of their abilities until end of life. I bought into fuji with kaizen in mind. Can they make the fuji xe2 and x100s af faster and more feature filled. Yes. Should they update both cameras like they said they would do in one of there press events stating what I said above? Yes.
Yay xe-2 is at EOL with no replacement.
I'm going to have to agree with you. I have an xe2 currently and I'm wondering if they are going to continue to even support it. It is a current model. Announced a mere 3 months before the xt1. Look what they did with the x100s users. Both have the same hardware as the xt1 in regards to sensor and processor. No reason why they wouldn't receive this update. Only time will tell....
Same optics as the old 1.8??? Lmfao