JMZ48: Dear DPReview... Yes, this is interesting video presentation, however not complete... The quality of the pictures and video comes mostly from the lenses and accessories used by this photographer.
I kindly request that you publish here the list of lenses and adaptors used during this presentation, also please disclose what was make of the lenses. Your answer would be greatly appreciated.
Well, yes, but it would be useful for deaf idiots like myself to see the lenses listed too..
Sony have in the past been criticised for the lack of lenses(and somehow, while there seem to be more lenses, what lens fits what body i spoorly described) so it'd be nice to know what was used.
yesman12: I go to the Consumer Electronics show every year. This year I ran into someone from the Photography industry and he claimed that DP's Affiliation with Amazon does skew its responsiveness to reviews towards brands that are most popular on Amazon. to be clear he was not claiming that DP's reviews are biased but that they have a brand filter wrt what and when they decided to review.
DP should have reviewed the 645Z. Nearly all the other web sites have.
I think nearly everybody would be interested to see DP review the 645Z, if only to see how it relates to other cameras they've reviewed such as the Nikon D810.
Actually, I think we'd all like to see more camera reviews anyway...
Russell Dawkins: Why have you not corrected the specs list? You still say no microphone port. I was disappointed - I wrote it off at that point - but later found that it does (thanks to the review on another site). It was mentioned in the comments 17 hours ago, yet you haven't corrected it.DO you have it in for Pentax?
Russell, do you work 24 hours a day waiting for asinine comments on your website..?
j900: Not one single canon product among the joint winners. Pathetically biased poll ;-)
The only thing that Canon released last year that even slightly interested me was the EF-S 10-18mm lens.
And that's only because it's reasonably good (by my standard of affordability) at a reasonable price.
Camerawise, err, nothing. Disappointing. Not the first year either.
iPh0to: Why somebody would pick this up over a similar priced proper daypack like the f-stop Guru is beyond me. All those straps hanging ready to get snagged by a branch. Judging from the photo, there's no frame and hip support.
and the f-stop Guru doesn't have an air-gap system, so no way would i go hiking with that!
I guess we all have our own preferences..
Would it not make sense, in addition to testing these two different (potentially affected) cameras, to repeat the same tests after being fixed by Nikon (and also against a camera NOT listed as potentially suspect)?
joyclick: How long will the "SLR' survive?
@ Nindy, do you have some campaign against DSLR or something..?
I use both DSLR and (it seems, mostly..) EVIL and see discontinued models of both each year(that's where I got mine from..), surely that's the consequence of a yearly replacement cycle and not the camera type?!
I still see far more DSLR users (by far..) than I do of any other camera type except mobile phones, but that doesn't make mobile phones better..
Err, that LX100 costs 50% more here currently than the Canon 100D with 18-55 STM lens and 60% more than a D3300 (with similar lens.)
I wouldn't dream to compare these 3 camera actually, but it's clear than it's neither Canon or Nikon that are the ones taking us for a ride..
Superb job! very well done review, great production and really interesting content (great camera (price/performance) by the looks of it too) and I have to add that museum to my list of things to do now!
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?!