Kevin Purcell: I'm still a bit suprised that there is no RAW in rugged compact cameras.
It seems the obvious "premium compact" feature to add (along with a slightly bigger 1/1.7 sensor with fewer pixels). I'm sure there are plenty of outdoor folks who PP their images.
peevee1 - JPGs always have 8 bits per pixel. 12 bit option isn't a part of JPG specification.
Jefftan: anyone can tell me what's the difference between this and WG3? this being the only difference? "The new models offer shutter priority mode and a 'User' mode that stores custom settings"Thanks
WG3 was PentaxWG4 is Ricoh.;)
Alphoid: The quality of photos from all rugged cameras except for the Nikon AW1 is just atrocious. If someone made a rugged camera without folded optics, I'd surly buy it. It's okay if the lens protrudes, so long as it is reasonably protected. I don't mind no zoom. All I want is good photos. I'm thinking a 1/1.7" sensor and a high quality 24mm-equivalent f/2 lens. GPS. Open wifi interface with Android+iOS apps. Waterproof to 50 feet. Drop proof to 2 meters. Freeze-proof. Dust-proof. Full manual controls (even if through menus) and low-speed RAW shooting. Great automatic modes. At least 30 second max exposure.
God forbid Android. And iOS won't happen unless Apple decides to make it's own dedicated compact. Which they won't. Besides - iOS on a camera is stupid too.
Jose Sentmanat: This is all good as usual with your reviews, I am still hoping that I can get a lot for all of my formerly expensive SLR cameras and lenses to that I can afford to by one decent DSLR or Mirrorless Digital Camera. Sorry I must wait also for a miracle that prices come within my reach. :(
"quality is on-par with APS DSLRs" - No, it's not. Go, visit DxO and educate yourself. Nearly every current APS-C DSLR offers better image quality from base to the highest ISOs.
JimBob0: I really like this and I would so like something a bit different for occasional non work use. So torn between SL1 (so I can use my lenses) or this and doing something a bit different.....
Both are garbage, really.But we're not the customers for them, so I don't care. Besides - cheap plastic got one huge advantage: It's light.
Well, at least it doesn't look like a complete, dedicated hipster camera. Good start. Though I still don't get why they can't build equivalent to Sony NEX 6 - it takes full advantage of being mirrorless - truly small size. Why Oly can't do that and need to pretend that they build a DSLR instead?
mgblack74: I'm looking for the word "silly" in this review. It was used fairly early in the the description of the Nikon Df and it never had a chance in the eyes of DPR reviewers after that. I guess because everyone is horny over Fuji these days, design elements are looked at through rose coloured glasses. C 'mon DPR... show the world you're fair and consistent and tell us the Fuji XT-1 is a silly design. An extra button step to engage selectable AF points should warrant that at least, no? Or the low mileage batteries, no? Or the single card slot, no? Hmmm.
Tell that under Nikon DF review. That one was build for photographers. This one is glorified gadget.
(and what makes me think so? Well, hipstamatic filters, tons of electronic toys, no system to speak of, no native support for any legacy lenses (you always need adapters), no flash system, next to no accessories, etc. etc. etc. - this camera just pretends to be something related to classical SLRs - while in fact it got next to nothing in common with them. Which is a classical example of what might lure hipsters - and reading the comments - it worked perfectly!)
ProfHankD: In almost every way, very similar to the Sony A7. However, the A7 is 24MP FF for about $300 more. That's a pretty small price bump from the X-T1's 16MP APS-C.
Still better then Nikon's - at least in A-mount. E-mount is a different story though.#HowaboutRAW - only Cosina lenses are made of Zeiss glass with constant Zeiss overseeing. And there is Sony Zeiss 50 f/1.4 SSM already - for A-mount, runs for 1200 GBP. You can use adapter if you like to toy with glass. Buy yea, A7 got some very weird quirk with colors. I suppose it's due to new CPU used there. And FE mount glass is pretty much a huge question mark right now.
57even: Whether you like this camera or not is rather missing the point. It can shoot 8fps with liveview and predicitive focus tracking, and according to Fuji rumours who tested it, it actually seems to work. This is a first, but where one company goes others will follow. The key was EVF lag and this one seems to have the issue fixed.
The one area where DSLRs were untouchable was AF tracking. If that has finally been dealt with, then technically there is no reason for buying a DSLR over a mirrorless camera.
If you prefer an OVF, well fine. Can't help you there, but with the same size view as a FF SLR on an APSC camera, with live exposure and a focus check window, this particular EVF has a lot going for it.
Sony once said that the only way to avoid it is by using dual-CPU setup where one CPU is processing image for EVF and another is processing it for saving. And obviously it'd require much higher bandwidth on both: sensor and motherboard. But that's very expensive method of obtaining results that don't score you any points in reviews and few people care about.
itchhh: This is what the Nikon DF should have been . . . . IMO.
Handsome, like hobo from '70s-handsome?
DDWD10 - I would say that Pentax got best APS-C lens lineup. Then Canon. Then Nikon. Then Sony A-mount. Then it gets difficult... either NX or Fuji - depending what you seek for. And final, looser spot goes to Sony E-mount, obviously.
whtchocla7e: I like this camera and I will likely buy it to keep my tradition of replacing gears every six months. Anyone want a used A7R in mint condition?
Half the pixels, half the sensor, yet only 300$ lower price. Now that's an achievement.
venancio: I'm scared at my lust for the Fuji X system when the 16-55mm f2.8 OIS and the 55-140mm f2.8 OIS become reality... in the meantime, I'll just replace my lust with envy... or just focus on denial and tell my self that it's just the same old sensor... of course a mirror slap can always jolt me once in a while to the fact that I'm now in the market for a mirrorless full frame made by Nikon or Fuji, and at a point where I'm too tired to argue why...
Sony builds E-mount cameras for "wow" factor, not photography - you haven't read the latest interview with Sony manager here, on dPreview?
ybizzle: Fuji has just created the greatest camera of all time. Bravo!
Now that's what I call "undemanding love"!
soyo: some differences...X-T1 over OM-1small body sizelighter (440 g vs 500g)big sensor (40% more area)direct commands for almost allbetter and biger viewfinder (0.77x vs. 0.74x)1920 x 1080 (60fps vs 30fps)SDXC (UHS-II)
OM-1 over X-T1on body image stabilization (5 axis vs 0)1/8000 vs 1/4000ISO (100 vs 200)focus point (81 vs 49)many lens in marketsTouch screenFlash X sync speed ( 1/180 vs 1/320)Exposure compensation (±5 vs ±3)
I love and i have fuji, but i think they still 1 step after olympus, the most important to me is the OBIS for the old lens and the 1/4000 for speed lens and sunny days. The rumored double SD card slot have been great addition for this type of camera.Anyway i still prefer Fuji philosophy with funtional classic design and regular update improvement.If i miss something or i´m wrong tell me.
wow, you just assumed that base ISO200 == worse quality? Seriously? Now that's something. Be proud of yourself.
Cailean Gallimore: Seems to be better than Nikon's silly Frankenkamera, which looks like it was made from the parts of three cameras randomly re-assembled.
Well, this one looks like one made of 2 different cameras. Really... huge improvement. Perhaps in 3 years time we'll get something usable.
russbarnes: Who knows how many firmware updates it will take to get this release right....Buy in a year for a functional device?
Hopefully only five.
topstuff: Frankly, this is all the camera most people will ever need.
I am glad it is not full frame - the lenses would be too large.
I am happy that it is APSC - because in size it can rival m43 while offering better IQ. I think many people prefer the 3:2 format over 4:3 anyway.
EVF looks exceptional. I would take an EVF like this over OVF every time.
The mirror box is dead ! We can look forward to a time when cameras are smaller, our backs are stronger and we only need a small camera bag rather than a big one.
Fuji seem to have nailed this. Well done.
It's not a VF from past. It's past, presence and future.EVFs been around for ages as well - in cinema market they're standard - never the less in photography OVF is priceless.
And be sure that OVF has something to deal with IQ - yes, you can't express it in dynamic range or anything alike, but you can express it for example in framing. Or whatever you "get this shot" or not. Or if your camera run out of battery, or still got 70% left.
LukeDuciel: Iti'll be tough choice between Sony A7(R) and Fuji XT1 for me.
A7:+ FF- Operation & Ergonomics; Lens choice and quality.
XT1:+ Design and operation- not FF
the IQ should be on par between the two.
I use D800 (same sensor as A7R) for work and own X100S (same sensor as XT1) Both of them can produce image that turns into amazing prints. The dynamic range and low light capability is definitely on par (kudos to Fuji, fighting FF with APS). I have not used A7, but from the reviews, the IQ is sufficient for me.
Sony's logic is always bizarre. I used to use NEX, sold because of the stupid design. RX100 is a keeper, but still leaving a lot of improvement wanted. On the other hand, I picked up the X100s naturally without hitch
f/2.8 vs f/1.4 - that makes a difference.
coudet: Refresh rate, dpreview?
Combatmedic870 - so the EVF goes dim, or they switch to the highest ISOs making whole image unbearably noisy?
framed1: Fuji have nailed it. They really are the "Apple" of camera manufacturers.
If this little guy's performance lives up to its spec sheet it will romp over the OM-D E-M1 with its unfortunate "bridge camera" styling. Heck, this little beauty might even sway on-the-fence FF shoppers.
Well, in a way they are Apple of camera manufacturers - great in building gadgets, not much more than that.