What's the "LM" stand for? Linear Motor? At first I was wondering if this was a Macro but this is the first article I found with the lenses stats and it only has a 0.2x magnification, so that's out.
06m1r3m86: If it was on PC I'd be interested, and even more interested if it was coming to Linux. I would love to have a great, professional photo editor on Linux, even if it's not FOSS. GIMP is great, but it would be so much better if there was a company that could back and develop it with a consistent vision and funding.
This on the other hand, it will be a while before this is competitive with Photoshop on the high end or GIMP on the low/free end.
@DrTebi: I've used Krita, but mostly for painting, it's an impressive program, but it does chug a bit! I generally prefer programs that are platform agnostic, so I can get them no matter what computer I'm using at the time, which rules out Affinity Photo for now. It also rules out Photoshop and the Adobe CC because I would like to switch to Linux full time and I would rather have just programs that work on all three major OS's. This limits me to GIMP (for now), Krita (though I don't know how well it works in OSX), Inkscape (which works terribly in OSX, but well in Windows and Linux), and RawTherapee
M Jesper: I'm European, what's a 5lbs? ^.^
lbs is a pound, 5 pounds is about 2.25 Kilograms
I've always loved the Safari Leica R's, and if I could get that in a modern DSLR, that would be awesome.
A point of annoyance, I currently have a Canon, would prefer to not switch brands, but I want a weather sealed camera so bad and Pentax has done such a better job at bringing weather sealing down to consumer cameras while still keeping the camera small. The K3, it's smaller than the Canon 70D and Nikon D7100 and yet it still has a full metal body and everything else those cameras have (though the AF doesn't have the same "wow" factor on paper). Why can't the other companies do what Pentax is doing so I wouldn't have to mull over my desire to stick with Canon?
And that kit lens, it's weather resistant, but I haven't seen any clear pictures of the lens mount, is it plastic or is it metal?
I think GIMP's UI is about on par with Photoshop 10 years ago, there have been a few minor improvements, but the UI is definitely where they need to concentrate for that project, once they fully implement the new back-ends they've developed.
I don't have Photoshop, I use GIMP and other FOSS programs, so I'm used to it. I would love to see a slick, fast, and efficient interface implemented into GIMP.
If it was on PC I'd be interested, and even more interested if it was coming to Linux. I would love to have a great, professional photo editor on Linux, even if it's not FOSS. GIMP is great, but it would be so much better if there was a company that could back and develop it with a consistent vision and funding.
I don't use a M43 camera, so I can't comment on how well these lenses work, but I dare to say that these are some of the prettiest looking lenses on the market, these and Fuji's X-mount.
GodSpeaks: I have the 2013 version of the Nexus 7. It's a great tablet, with one major flaw... no microSD card slot. This new Nexus still does not have a microSD slot.
No microSD card slot is a DEAL BREAKER. **** the cloud.
Google is pushing Google Drive in the same way that Microsoft and Apple are pushing their cloud services. To me, it's annoying that there's no way to increase on device storage, and I'm not too thrilled with the increased likelihood that my files can be read and tracked. But, at the same time, it makes it far easier to transfer files around from place to place when I don't have a flash drive, and it's far more convenient than email.
Mcmx: I am honestly a bit confused that people seem to get so hung up on the ergonomics. It's a pretty slim camera, so instead of only giving it a hump on the front, they also gave it a hump at the back.
I just now took my DSLR in my right hand, which should be roughly as thick as the broadest part of the Sigma, and I wouldn't be surprised if it will feel almost the same. Obviously, one has to try it, but ergonomically, it doesn't look different from a DSLR as far as the position of the right hand is concerned.
Out of the 10 comments that I read, yours was the only one who sounded open minded about the design, so props to you!
My first reaction was that the grip looked odd, but then again, look at all the crazy designs from early digital cameras! I've always been interested in Sigma's Foveon and I would love to have an SD1 but it's out of my price range and I really want video on my next camera.
Out of all the mirrorless offerings I've seen, Fujifilm and Samsung have been the only ones who really grab me from a technical innovation viewpoint. But the Rangefinder style of previous Fujifilm cameras doesn't appeal to me, this does! Can't wait to see how the market advances between now and when I can afford a new camera!
(unknown member): Basically this poll is saying that there are a lot of people who suffer from the makers "mount prisons", because the do like certain cameras but will not buy them because they are too invested in other mount glass.
Customers are just cows to milk.
And that's kinda a shame, because I really like what Nikon and Pentax are making but I also like my Canon lenses.
This is really wishful thinking, but it would be nice if all cameras had a common mount and then we could buy the camera we want, and the lenses we want, and the flashes we want, regardless of brand! Buuuuut that's never going to happen!
06m1r3m86: Nokia's Pureview system looks awesome, but I have no desire to use the Windows Phone OS or Windows 8. Personally, I wish all phone OS's were a little more open, I don't like having apps forced onto my phone that I can't remove, I don't like having a UI that I can't change to work better for me.
Not sure if you're being sarcastic about symbian or not. Personally, I'm not too fond of iOS or WP8, nor am I happy with apps that are forced onto my Android. That being said, I'd love to see more Nexus devices that are pure Android, and a higher uptake of CyanogenMod on phones so that the phone isn't controlled by the manufacturer or the carrier.
Nokia's Pureview system looks awesome, but I have no desire to use the Windows Phone OS or Windows 8. Personally, I wish all phone OS's were a little more open, I don't like having apps forced onto my phone that I can't remove, I don't like having a UI that I can't change to work better for me.
ProfHankD: At least Canon isn't quite technologically dead yet, and they do seem to have been reasonable about things like allowing full control via 802.11. The key question for me is can I get the 40MP as a raw to do 3D processing on? If so, this becomes a very attractive camera for various computational photography and technical applications. If not, it's basically just yet another minor (essentially inconsequential) upgrade to a very conservative DSLR design....
The way I understood the explanation is that there are two photodiodes under each microlens. So both diodes will see the same thing anyway, it may have 40 million diodes but only 20 million photosites. Again, that's only if I understand it correctly.
Personally, I think this is a great development. Photography has changed radically since Canon developed the first EOS cameras and EF lenses. The method of auto-focus used on point and shoot cameras doesn't scale well to SLRs and yet people who are moving from a point and shoot to an SLR still use their camera in the same way. Giving an SLR a method of autofocus that is speedy while still giving live view AND autofocus during video that doesn't compromise on speed and accuracy is a big deal. I like this solution, and I like Sony's solution, I can't wait to see where these ideas go.
samir sinha: It appears that DP review is incorrigibly biased in favour of Canon .... No wonder this is made to appear as the next big thing that's happened to SLRs after the instant return mirrors.
I normally say the same thing about their reviews of Nikons. I shoot Canon, but I came to that conclusion because after playing around with the cameras in my price range,the Canon felt the most responsive and easiest to access the main functions. I have great admiration for Nikon cameras for their abilities, Pentax for their purity, and both Sony and Olympus for their innovation. But I come back to Canon because it works for me. Perhaps its the same for the reviewer. I have friends who swear by their Nikons while I alone swear by my Canon, and I have one sole friend who swears by her Sony; to each his own. I also would never go by what one reviewer says, I go to many sources before I believe any one review.
plasnu: Please make cheap oil substitute next.
There already is one, hydrogen fuel cells. The problem is that car manufacturers aren't making cars to use it.
I've been a Canon shooter for a long time and Canon keeps disappointing me with their new cameras. I'm sure they have a new APS-C camera in the pipeline but in order for me to feel like it's compelling, it would have to be built like the 7D (metal body, the 19 cross type af array, and button/dial layout) and priced at this level for me to feel like it would be worth not switching. That's what I was expecting out of the 60D too, and they disappointed, and frankly I"m expecting to be disappointed again. Canon seems determined to keep all of the ergonomic features that I want out of my price range.
Mark Bochkovskiy: DPReview is a site for Nikon users. There is no more objective comparisons. Here it is: http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-1D-X-Digital-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx
I've felt that way for a long time about DPReview. They seem to skew towards Nikon products, reviewing them faster and with preference over everything else. I would like to see comparisons between cameras in similar categories and especially from brands other than just the big two.
The other thing that I find interesting is how anytime they review a Canon camera they remark how good it is compared to its Nikon rival (for instance 5Dmk3 vs D800). When the Canon is as good or better they are ALWAYS surprised, as if Nikon is the only company that can make a good camera. I have seen so many comparisons between the 5Dmk3 and D800 where the Canon is better in every regard except resolution (including DPReview) and it seems like no one thought there was any chance of this happening.
I love ya DPReview, but I miss the old days when there was more objectivity to your reviews.
I don't know if it's just me, but it seemed to render the colors very coolly. I get the impression that all the dock pictures were taken on a warm summer day and yet everything looks too cold. Perhaps its the white balance on the camera, but I will wait for some more advanced testing before I would think about this.
I knew that no lens reviews had been posted in a while, but I never knew they were on indefinite hiatus. Good to see them back, there are quite a few lenses I'd like to see tested. I did notice on the old testing regimen that you picked a mount for a lens like a Sigma and didn't test it on any other mounts. Personally I'd like to see some results for multiple mounts with third-party lenses. Also, I think that a standardized camera level should be chosen, and kept over a period of time, for instance Canon's 5Dmk 3 and Nikon's D600 (I chose those two because their pixel counts were similar and therefor should return more closely related results than the D800)or a 1Dx and D4, and then also given a shorter test on current consumer cameras as well so as to show the capabilities independent of a professional camera.