Why would they remove the rear wheel??? That wasnt the best move...
gl2k: Nikons pricing on the V1 is frivolous. When newly introduced it was pretty expensive but less than a year later Nikon now gives a 50% discount. Making early buyers looking really stupid. I know many early adopters will disagree but honestly guys don't you feel screwed ?Only Sony surpasses this disgraceful behavior with its $150 lens hood for the RX1.
Its actually 61% off right now. $349 with kit on amazon. If i had the money i'd snatch it up for that price.
Ubilam: Nobody ever took a great photo with a 5D. Especially the latest model. Its a fact. ;-)
sandy b: Don't think there was a loser in the bunch, would be happy to own any of them. Pretty good time to be in this hobby. Happy new year to you all, may 2013 bring you much good light.
Happy new year.
Tord S Eriksson: Not at all surprised: Even though my D600 is a big marvel, the wife's OM-D is a technological wonder, well worth to become the camera of the year! A trend changer, I bet, while the D600 is the (poor) enthusiast entry to full format photography!
Where the K-5 IIs and the D800E went, or the NEX-6, for that matter, is hard to figure out, but among those nominated the winner selection wasn't hard to figure out. Why the upgraded Canon was on the list in the first place, as it was not new in that respect, just a polishing of a classic diamond!
A Happy New Year, everyone!
why is the D600 a marvel? Sony released a full frame 24MP camera below the $2000 price range like 2-3 years ago.
Peiasdf: I see the m4/3 forum's mobilization worked. NEX-6/7 and both Fujifilms are easily on par with OM-D as far as features and refinement goes and this is in addition to the revolutionary RX1 and RX100.
All I can say for 2013 is that unless Olympus pulls a magic bunny out of its hat, the descendant of NEX, X and RX will where the action is.
mark i agree....plus the fact that it actually added something NEW. The 5 axis stabilization.
Well....I believe i have seen MANY great photo's with the 5D series. ESPECIALLY the first 5D. That camera has some magic to it.
malabraxis: -'full size' professional DSLRs won't fit comfortably with a lens attached-oops.. that does not bode too well. Never understood why most backpacks lack proper interior design. The pouch at the bottom holding the lenses, flash and DSLR looks like its ready to fall out when opened!If you really going outdoors and need to connect, why carry a laptop? Surely a tablet makes more sense, so why sew one one. And as any outdoor photographer knows, a proper, decent tripod is a must, but this model cannot carry one?On the plus side, love the colours; makes it easier to find afterwards when lions chased you round the bush!
take a look at the bumble bee if you looking for a bag to carry a full sized dslr with a 70-200 and a tripod holder.
The kata bumble bee is by far my favorite camera bag. I use it for hiking. i have just enough room to mount my kershaw outkast on it.
Im sticking with the OM-D for the win. its 5 axis IS system is something very special and very innovated and NEW. Oly crammed everything they could into that camera to make it the best M43 camera to date. Its the most well balanced (spec wise) of any mirrorless.
Everything else....nothing new was actually developed. The RX100....they put a big sensor into a small camera. Ok....we have big sensored cameras and we have small cameras....they just put they 2 together. RX1....Same thing....
The 5 Axis IS is something NEW.....Something never done before, something never heard of! Its something that is actually USEFUL and will be useful in there next cameras. Imagine a 4/3 sized sensor in a P&S camera the size of a....pen mini/ X10/X100 with a 14-50 F2-3.5 FIXED lens with 5 axis IS. Now that would be something AWESOME.
Robert Judelson: The Cannon 5D Mark 3 should win the Worst camera award
? I dont know why you would say that. Because it doesnt have the best sensor? Either way you look at it, the 5dmk3 is a great camera. The only bad thing about the 5dmk2 was the AF. They fixed that with the mk3. Of coarse adding a new sensor would have been....an obvious thing to do. But its IQ is still great(just like the 5dmk2), and the AF is amazing.
3systermuser: well, the D800 or the 5D3 is not revolution of any kind , but the A99v and RX1 are both real gamechangers , revolution or we might want to call them as" first real "digital camera with interchangeable lens design.
we no longer need to shoot with tunnel vision of digital era OVF and associated annoying mirrorslap.without the slapping mirror , you can always shoot very sharp pictures with the Sony A99v and this alone make it a real gamechanger.
I had the D800E but it was nothing specail , in fact, I thought it as an experimental camera but could not change anything in this game.
The 5D3 is a plain boring camera with another cheap old tech based sensor.
So, for me the RX1 , A99v, Sony NEX6 and EM5 are only real interesting cameras of this year.
That said , having shot Oly EM5 and Sony NEX7 for a year , I think my way of shooting candid or street photos changed for better and it is hard to go back to plain simple old school D-SLR any more.
Well if they wouldnt have price the 5d3 like they did, the 5d3 would have been a really great camera. It gave everything that the people with 5d2 wanted. GREAT AF. But they over priced it by $700-800. By doing that, alot of people went to the D800 instead.
I think the OM-D is the most innovative with its 5 axis IS and rather great sensor and weather sealing.(although the Xpro 1 is a great camera, it had to many bugs at release, or i would pick it)
The RX100 is very innovative, but....im more impressed with the om-d
The RX-1 is extremely innovative, but not to many people can afford it.
The OM-D is affordable.
BTW, I do not have an OM-D.
I would prefer to have an XE-1
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As long as they us these patents for innovation....I think this could be a good thing.
Clint Dunn: I have been waiting patiently for the 14mm to hit the shelves...but I can understand why Fuji made this decision. With that said, I can't help but think that Fuji may eventually lose some 14mm sales to the Zeiss 12mm with AF that is also going to be released in the New Year.
This is true. But it also depends on the performance of the 14mm. The Zeiss 12mm is Fuji's only real threat when it comes to lenses. It is really going to depend on distortion. If one of the lenses has some crazy mustache distortion, the obvious choice would be the latter.
Tape5: It is when you look at a print ( yeah that old thing ) 50 by 24 inches that has been produced from RX100 images on ISO 3200, that you understand this camera is in a serious class of its own.
It should get a score of zero in its own class because there are no other cameras like it. Sorry...not carrying on about the scoring system again.
I dont know if i can believe the 50x24 print at iso3200....I mean sure you CAN do it....I can print a 100x50 inch print with my XZ-1 at iso6400.....it will look horrible....but yep...i can do it.
rallyfan: It is clear people do not understand the significance of this roundup.
If your favorite camera is not listed, it is a horrible camera and should not be on the market.
Moreover, failure to use one or more cameras from the list -- and no others, ever, for any reason -- means the user is a terrible photographer.
Very very cool
Hopefully soon, they was update it so it locks exposure.