Glen Barrington: When I was 20, I would have killed for a Leica, but now that I'll be turning 65 in a week, I find, oddly, I have absolutely zero interest in owning a Leica. I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.
I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.
Besides, most of my friends who would likely be impressed with my owning a Leica are either dead or confused by my inability to give up the passions of my adolescence. A couple are just confused.
My new E-M10 will likely last until I'm dead. And after that, it won't matter much, will it?
Don't encourage graverobbing.. :-)
JKP: Maybe next version will have narrower bezel. Top and bottom are quite wide. I would rather see those areas occupied by a larger screen.
The bezel is so you can hold it..
peevee1: For $300, you can buy TG-3 or WG-3 GPS, not this joke. Unfortunately, they missed again.I want waterproof G7X, without any bulky underwater case.
Too risky, I've seen reports of people not somehow sealing the lens correctly or maybe the o-rings didn't seat properly, but either way there was water in the camera.. Maybe it was "operator error", but who wants that..?!
If it was anything significant why would they not have released/shown it at Photokina..?
Serious Sam: i can almost see this thing getting a Gold Award now with the way DPR is covering it. In fact I dare DPR not give it a Gold Award. It is just like how Canon rob retailer of their best shelf space.
I think Digital Rev is really entertaining and whilst not in the technical league of DP (and others) I doubt it was ever meant to be. It's certainly very well produced and the "staff" are better than most "technical" tv shows you'll ever come across! Love the humo(u)r - like Topgear, but about cameras..
The plastic quality looks like "Hyundai Dasboard 1997"..
From the BBC:...............Mr Slater said he spent three days in Indonesia shadowing the monkeys in 2011.
"I became accepted as part of the troop, they touched me and groomed me... so I thought they could take their own photograph.
"I set the camera up on a tripod, framed [the shot] up and got the exposure right... and all you've got to do is give the monkey the button to press and lo and behold you got the picture."
Seems pretty clear to me that he deserves the credit for the photos and wikimedia are just wrong.
T3: You don't buy a Rolex because it tells time better than other watches. The same goes for the Leica T. It's not pixel peepers and price comparison shoppers who are going to be looking at the Leica T. This is for the people who regularly fly business or first class, not for the rest of the people sitting in coach or economy class.
My daughter had one of those Sony vaio touchscreen models aimed at Apple, after 2 replacements and useless support (and arguably a poor OS for the touchscreen) it was exchanged for an apple product that works flawlessly, enough said.
caravan: Seems like a good product.pleased that it does not have a touch screen,biggest con for me is the articulating LCD.
Thanks for the review.
Of course I agree that in this example it is much more intuitive and logical if using liveview (I don't), but the statement made above was a rather all encompassing statement that touchscreens are the logical conclusion to all user/interface issues which is simply not the case. (exposure compensation and twin dials come to mind, for example).
T3: Touchscreens are a totally logical progression in human interface.
I don't agree at all, and very few HCI designers wouid either.
The best interface is the one that you dont think about and just use naturally, and for many people (me included) that might be one with dedicated controls in the right place, not 5 levels of menu on a touchscreen. (or 5 screens..)
Just been looking at large (80litre) quality suitcases this weekend, weighing 3 to 3.2Kg from Samsonite, how come this "small" bag is so heavy?!
It looks like Samsung's marketing department is writing some of the comments here now..
David Fell: Is this just an Android tablet with the slideshow (Galley app) feature? I have a Sony Tablet S, when dropped into the cradle it goes into slideshow mode, so what is different about this product?
There are loads of people who, despite using email and the internet , detest the very idea of FB and refuse to entertain social media for a whole number of reasons and for whom this would be great.
My mother for example :-)
Richard Franiec: Nice design, attention to detail and use of quality materials in the manufacturing process of the camera body are all great attention grabbers, however the truth is that they don't always create a better tool to do the job, especially when electronics are involved.What we see with Leica is that they are desperately trying to market pride of craftsmanship and mysticism of the brand name at exuberant prices.The whole manufacturing process in today's broadly available technology (explained in pictures of the article) is nothing that cannot be achieved in China, Vietnam or Romania. Most likely with less manual labor involved if deburring process is carried out by the same machine tool which does the "carving" of solid block of aluminum, not by hand of highly paid worker.Obviously, limited production runs cost more per unit but justifying the final price by extraordinary skills and experience needed to do the job is just a plain hyperbole in my mind.
I agree, but do you think anybody who is actually in the market for one of these cares? Same arguements for Rolex watches etc etc...
I suspect Leica is going in the direction of Vertu (massively overpriced status symbols..) which seems such a shame given their respected past.
They need to innovate, not decorate..
Paulfolio: If you can be disciplined to always put the lens cap on that magnet, why not just always put the cap in your left pants pocket?
maybe the right hand is holding the camera..?
Heie2: I'm a Pentax fan, and while I prefer the WG series, the first to allow RAW shooting will get my money.
RAW. IN. AN. EVERYTHING-PROOF. P&S.
Except the AW-1 doesn't seem 100% waterproof... (maybe 99.995.. :-)
Personally, I would love to have the AW-1, but in a P+S package, and none of this interchangeable lens rubbish which we just know is not going to work for the life of the camera..
eddie_cam: Why no 24-60 or 24-75 mm eq. pancake lens? I don't get it.
The new 70-300 zoom might get my interest when:- no shutter shock (compared to Olympus)- outstanding VR- better AF-C (which should be no big deal in the 1 system)- price at around 700 bucks (after a few months)
And, yeah, milking the customers is all the rage right now. I wonder how much money you must set back for the V3+EVF+grip+70-300 - 2000+ bucks? That would be ridiculous. For that amount of money I could dabble in several systems (DSLR included).
and how many people really need that in this camera's market sector?
digilux: Rob Hornstra can't go to Russia anymore, he was denied a visum without any given reason......
Shame, I thought the photos were quite interesting, just normal people doing normal holiday things and could have been taken in any number of european countries actually..
Personally, I would really have loved to ask them about the D600 oil issue..
(and how they handled it..)
abortabort: I think DPR should have included some actual coverage of the LA-EA4 Alpha adapter. Adaption of lenses in covered more properly in other reviews by DPR and despite the SLT adapters being available for a couple of years are seem mostly to have been ignored.
This adapter isn't 'just' for adapting lens mounts, it actually adds significant functionality to the whole camera, by adding a second AF system (with motor drive supporting the mount fully going back 30 years), it actually converts this mirrorless camera into a fully fledged DSLR (DSLT). That is not only quite an achievement, it means that cameras like the A7 and A7R become convertibles - One camera to cover many use cases. No longer having to choose between buying a mirrorless or a DSLR.
Is it perfect? Is there confusion about what it is for? This is why some in depth coverage by DPR on what it IS for as well as how well / badly it works is more important than the assumption 'it's just another clunky adapter'.
I don't agree. I agree it's a very useful looking accessoory and looks worthy of an additional review, but unless it comes in the box I don't think it should be part of the camera review itself.