RW Perk: To me the dark one is much better and the white one has no class.
I completely agree! The white background (already in use on Connect) makes the site look almost like any other site out there. I'm glad that DPReview are still going to allow those who like the 'Black' theme like us, to keep it.
With optics tech as it is today. Prestigious German brands like Leica and Zeiss are no more capable of designing a 'superior' lens optically than Japanese and increasingly Chinese brands are...that's history.
A disappointing review (not even a silver rating!) but I'm not all that surprised really. Especially after reading about the below par lens. If Fuji had invested more in lens quality (after all they are known for their very good glass) this cameras other foibles: AF etc... would have been more forgivable. But as is, its a bit of a dud. Fuji can do much better (I'm an X-E2 user) they were disappointingly lazy here. The Ricoh GR is still king of the hill in this class, and considering how old that basic design is...Fuji could of beaten it...if they had tried harder.
joel avery: Timed exposures up to 30 minutes - that's excellent.
Yep, that's the thing that stood out to me. Every camera brand should offer something like this. I've been wishing for metered exposures up to a half hour/hour for years! Now we have it but it's only available in an unaffordable Leica! I think Pentax might offer a similar capability, I'm not sure. But then I'm not a Pentax user.
Great camera spec, front & rear! This might give Sammy's S7 line a run for their money in that department. Also the overall spec of the HTC is excellent now! Welcome back...
GabrielZ: That Sony 100MP CMOS sensor is popping up in more and more MF cameras...nice! If currently ridiculously expensive. Hopefully when its Pentax's turn they'll have a more affordable take.
There have been some strong rumours of late that indeed Fuji might reveal an MF-MILC prototype together with a few primes at the upcoming Photokina. If it does happen they'll probably use Sony's cheaper more established 50MP CMOS sensor rather than the 100MP one though...but again this is all speculation,we'll just have to wait and see.
@noirdesir: I might of jumped the gun a bit with that first comment. But I very much doubt that Sony have invested all that money in R&D designing this sensor...only to supply it to Phase One and Hasselblad! Other brands are going to start using this sensor, its inevitable, maybe even Sony itself with an as yet unannounced MF camera...who knows?
@noirdesir: If Phase One and Hasselblad are using this sensor others will follow. Yes it is a trend, and a good one.
GabrielZ: Wow! They're expensive for Chinese branded smartphones.
@Sam Santana: You make a good point there.
That Sony 100MP CMOS sensor is popping up in more and more MF cameras...nice! If currently ridiculously expensive. Hopefully when its Pentax's turn they'll have a more affordable take.
Wow! They're expensive for Chinese branded smartphones.
Well the only things that rate better on the much more expensive X-Pro2 are build quality and ergonomics/menus, on RAW and JPEG image quality (the most important categories) the Sony is also slightly better than the Fuji while in all the other categories the Sony kills the X-Pro2 to death! A little annoying that, as I'm a Fuji fan and user...their APS-C glass is still better than Sony's APS-C glass though...a little consolation there I suppose.
Well that was as predictable as the sun rising tomorrow.
Nice to see such a service exists. Takes me back to the 80s and early 90s, reading those articles in photo-mags involving photoshoots using large format view cameras like those from Linhof and Arca-Swiss.
This splitting off of subsidiaries at Sony should have been done years ago. It might of prevented their fall from grace some years back. Even though I think they're doing better now.
GabrielZ: No whether sealing...I thought it had that. Mute point though, so beyond my and most other people's budget its funny.
Yes 'moot' is what I meant not 'mute'. LOL
No whether sealing...I thought it had that. Mute point though, so beyond my and most other people's budget its funny.
The sensor in the S7/S7 Edge. Is it really a Sony design or actually this Samsung one manufactured by Sony like it does for other companies too?
Regurgitating ancient tech...no thanks.
GabrielZ: This all seems very interesting but I still don't understand how dual sensors, folded optics and algorithms can achieve 5x optical zoom quality if there is no actual optical zooming going on. How is this achieved? The article wasn't clear to me on that...layman explanation of computational imaging please?
@otto k - A little clearer now, thanks. But if its blurry at the edges that's not true optical zoom quality. Do they use algorithms to then de-blur the edges...if not, how's this a good idea?