jhinkey: Please shoot the same challenging scene in 12 bit and 14 bit modes and clearly show us the technical (100% pixel viewing super stretched shadows) AND the practical differences (typical viewing sizes and printed output).Then the readers can decide if this matters to them.
Though I like these articles I find them not as focused/coherent as they could/should be - dpr can do better.
I second that i'd like to see examples of what difference this makes to me. I suspect little, but i'd like to know.
Thank you for the article, nevertheless.
Gollan: I've been reluctant to see the new Mad Max movie because I felt it would be swamped with cartoonish CGI in an effort to top the wonderful, practical special effects in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. These photos make it look like computer imagery is being used to complement acting, rather than replace it. If the whole thing is like that, I really should give the move a chance.
I hated it, too much like the ridiculous Beyond Thunderdome and little like the first two which I thought were excellent.
Randy Veeman: Wow, at ISO6400 RAW looks every bit as good as the latest Sony APSC camera and maybe a bit behind the D7200. Well done!
IBIS makes this one the winner.
I think the only really 100% clear conclusion from that (other than splitting hairs..) is that I won't be taking any pictures at iso6400..
CosminMunteanu: good review, great camera!
Seconded! Love the review
batmatty: Im sure if it were using a Sony sensor it would reach ISO 40 million and have all the dynamic range!!!! Typical Canon. NO INNOVATION.
@dynaxx I agree, but 2015 is not finished yet, and I prefer facts rather than quarterly reports and seasonably adjusted estimations..
And I imagine no conclusion is actually possible from these figures I quoted anyway which are company-wide figures, as Sony and Canon have many other divisions which contribute to this (up and down) and which, of course, skew any picture we might wish to get of how well their photography division is doing based on some people's "slightly" biased opinions or preconceptions.. (like the Sony fanboy above making laughable statements about garbage..).
Personally, I am not sure Sony's clear technical progress is resulting in the sales they'd hope for - I just don't see that many about, although more than before. Similarly, Canons somewhat slow development might not be hitting their SLR sales as much as some might expect. (at least not for Sony's benefit, maybe Nikons..)
Financial results 2014: Sony group lost 1.26 Billion $, Canon group made a 2.9 Billion $ profit.
Obviously making garbage is more profitable than you think or, alternatively, the rest of the world doesn't really agree with you...
Thanks, nice & useful.
fz750: The French MEP who proposed the changes, and who said that no one has ever been prosecuted for copyright infringement in the countries that have no Freedom of Panorama should be reminded that not all countries are like France (who selectively apply laws..) and will certainly follow the law to the letter...
@Nixda. Not as far as I understand it. FoP is not "permission" to use copyright (for non-commerical use) but freedom from copyright, where no such permission can be assumed because no copyright exists!
Of course, my eyes love the pictures and of course i'm impressed with the resolution and colour and I'd love to have one of these cameras!
Nevertheless the DR and low light ISO performance doesn't, according to DXO, seem much better than the 6D and I suspect the target market for these cameras would like that to be significantly improved too..
Not really much of an improvement over the 6d in a number of ways! very disappointing really, at that price, as somehow I thing Canon has the better lenses..
The French MEP who proposed the changes, and who said that no one has ever been prosecuted for copyright infringement in the countries that have no Freedom of Panorama should be reminded that not all countries are like France (who selectively apply laws..) and will certainly follow the law to the letter...
Bill3R: "When buying from the big sellers like Amazon*, B&H and Adorama, things are a bit more clear." I would hardly include Amazon with sellers B&H and Adorama.Amazon is more like eBay.
I tried to buy a "genuine" apple charging cable from amazon a while back and, honestly, the number of fake cables sold as real by sellers (must read reviews..) is beyond count and I don't understand why Amazon doesn't control this "wild west" situation..
So, yes, I agree with the original comment it's like Ebay but only for partner companies..
EcoPix: Thanks dpReview for raising the issue of focus accuracy with SLR lenses. We love our reflex viewfinders, but increasing resolution is starting to reach the limits of this design. Zoom lenses often need different focus calibrations for different distances and focal lengths (and even f-stops sometimes), making the adjustments complex and too much for even the capable operator to do by AF fine tuning.
What’s needed now is focus mapping for each lens. Given the power of the modern camera’s IC, would it be possible for manufacturers to include a program in the firmware that maps focus for each lens at the range of distances, f-stops and focal lengths via the main sensor, and stores the data for calibration of the AF module?
Seems very simple, in principle, and definitely sounds useful, but I imagine it's not easy due to lack of reference points. I think you'd need the owner to perfectly manually focus though the viewfinder, and then switch to liveview to compare and calculate the difference..(and store etc.)
rrccad: where's all the people crying about the lack of 4k?
Thank you for pointing that out!
Mikity: I really wonder if in a double-blind test comparing pictures taken with a "dedicated" B&W camera, versus ones taken with a comparable DSLR that have been processed for B&W, the majority would be able to tell the difference!
I don't understand why B&W is considered that much of a holy grail. It's just a throwback to a time when the technology wasn't advanced enough to record separate colours.
I think it's one of those things where "if I have to explain, your not going to understand"..
Somehow, for me, B&W is the essence of photography without the distraction of colour, but each to his own..
And doesn't the build quality of that camera just drip out of the pictures.. Wow. I'll have to try the lottery again :-)
I am surprised to see this front focus issue, is this normal?
Was it also tested or noticed on earlier editions of the Rebel or D5300/D5500?
Joachim Gerstl: Wow! What a nice surprise. Fuji knows how to keep customers happy.
yes, you're right, and eventually they did the right thing (replace the sensor, unlike, Nikon with the D600..), credit where it's due.
Looking back at the comments, though, it took a while for them to sort it out, and there were an awful lot of negative comments from owners about it, a software solution which didn't help etc. Seems some companies learnt from this, and some didn't..
My comment was directed at "Fanboys" with short memories, jumping on the bandwagon without the "context", shall we say - every company has a "leaning process", it's just a question of when perhaps..
Some people soon forget...
Remember the "Orbs"? (X10)
ttran88: They could have possibly reused d7100 samples and call it a day.
iudex: There is some evidence (see some older threads here) that the D7200 sensor is still a ZToshiba, and not the Sony as in the D5300/D5500, but currently no proof one way or another..
Whilst an interesting combination, I think it would have been more useful to have used a kit lens for the very first samples from a new camera.