Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Great job done by the DPR team to bring information to the photographic community.
marike6: Another camera choice for "Gear of the Year" based mostly on convenience for walking around?
This new DPR theme of staff exaggerating DSLR size and the amount of effort it takes to shoot a DSLR is getting a bit old.
When you consider all the great cameras released this past year to have an untested, unreviewed camera that is Pentax Q tiny, and really TOO SMALL for even average sized hands is truly puzzling. Add the fact that it has no eye level viewfinder or the possibility to add one, makes this "Best of the Year" choice suspect at best.
If convenience for walking around and size/weight have become the new criterion for judging "the best of the best" cameras on DPR, I'll be inclined to seek out other review sites more focused on actual photography and less focused on ease of use and portability.
marike6 - They are representing their personal choices. Different from absolute best of best claims. You have a lot of camera knowledge, why don't you create an article on your personal choices as a different persepctive?
Keep up the great work!
KBarrett: What the heck? Why are third-party lenses tested on the smallest available sensor with which they are compatible? Test it on a 1.5x crop APS-C sensor and make your results valid to a wider audience.
Thank you. I was wondering who @yabokkie viewed as "we". Is he/she on your staff?
Who is "we" in your statement?
They used a D1 X so maybe they can get that camera into the studio comparison tool.
jackspra: Why was a review of the d4 never done and why is this question never answered
If you could put them in your studio comparison tool that would cover a big part of it
thomas2279f: Good review ; but can you give ABP / estimate if you're planning to do review of the Canon 1D-x & Nikon D4, some of us may want to upgrade to these cameras from a DX model like a D300s, 7D, etc and would like to review how good / bad these cameras are.
I would be nice to have them available in the studio comparison tool at least.
Henry M. Hertz: i wonder why dpreview promotes al crap acdsee software that has not even full working color managment support and ignores other (better) software completely? even when you inform them about new releases.
What software are they ignoring? I am considering a purchase so want to know of options. Thanks
I can't believe they allowed comments to this item.
Richt2000: Yawn.Looking forward to the XPro1, X-E1, RX1, EOS M, 6D, E-PL5 reviews...
My guess is no EOS-M review forthcoming. Same image capabilities as T4i. Autofocus addressed already. Too many other cameras the represent new developments.
Jonathan F/2: Can you guys hire some decent photographers? These are the most uninspiring photos ever.
When I have seen questions about editing associated with other sample galleries, the usual answer is that the images are out of camera jpg. No PP unless they choose to put a processed raw image side by side with an out of camera jpg to show that comparison.
mpgxsvcd: Why are the only high ISO samples, pictures of other pictures? That is completely misleading. Could you remove those images and replace them with real world high ISO images?
Seems like image 0258 is a valid means to determine how well low contrast detail is maintained, or not, at high iso by looking closely at the hair on the mamoth.
Welcome back to the DPR team. I admire how you keep your chin up with some of the feedback you get. Looking forward to a great 2013 and keeping up with things in the photography world via your website.
Happy holiday season to a great DPR team and all those visiting the site!
zos xavius: What a piece of junk that isn't even as sharp as the lens it is replacing. How about a review of a real lens for a change?
For many this is a real lens.
I love this app on my iPad. A slide show while playing some nice music can't be beat.
Sothoth: This is a horrible review. A $249-649 price range? All shoot RAW but one? The FZ200 is a "compact?" Where is the LX7, S100, and a few others? Where are the image samples? I think this is a waste.
@Sothoth - so you dismissed it immediately and moved on to something else?
Digitall: Houston, we have a problem.
Will someone please enlighten me?
The significance of the medals worth the importance we want to give, but would like to understand the following situation:
Sony RX100 78% Overall score = Silver medal
Canon G15 76% Overall score = Gold medal
There are no absolutes in this expression of opinions. Their judgement/opinion is their judgement, not yours or bygone else's. lots of information for potential buyers to consider, Esp beyond te numerical score/awards. Is someone going to take better pictures if the RX 100 gets a gold award? I wish it had auto iso n manual mode. A real bummer for me.
Please continue with the previews. We get value out of them.