Canon, the GM of the photography world.
I have owned Elements 9 for 3 years and don't use it at all because of the steep learning curve. And this seems to offer the same problems. I can follow every step of the tutorial, but again the author assumes that we know what we are doing and leaves us with 3 images; a Photo 1, a Photo 2 and a Gradiant mask. Then he quits! I suppose to many it is trivial how to then combine the 3 but to someone new to Photoshop it isn't.
So I have 3 images with no know way to combine them. Frustrating and precisely why I won't take the time to learn the software, it is completely counterintuitive. Likely a great tool but only for those that have the hundreds of hours needed to learn it properly.
DxO (although I own it) is mostly irrelevant to me until they support the new Fuji X interchangeable lens and cameras.
I now use CP1 and LR
A chap named Robert Parker made himself famous as well as likely very wealthy by taking the old English Prose out of play when fine wines were tasted and described. He reduced the tens of thousands of factors that make a wine either favorable or unfavorable into an easily understandable by the "wine novice want to be wine snob" arithmetic scale that is very similar to US grade school grading systems. From the mid 80's forward you could not sell a wine that fell below his 85 rating and you would quickly sell out of anything he rated over 90 pts.
None of this translated to whether or not you liked the wine but translated wonderfully well to the marketing types at wineries and fine wine retailers.
This Mpx thing strikes me as similar. If it takes off soon, no lens will ever be made or, if made, sold without a Mpx rating of over 80% of the Mpx of the camera body it is tested on. A little like the camera body Mpx war but worse.
Taken one handed while riding an escalator and it ended up being 1/3 sec exposure. The OIS of the kit zoom really works.
This is the major reason I don't invest in foreign securities. You don't have any idea who is really running the company and whether the books really reflect what is happening.
I own it, but I have no idea why. It only supports one of my bodies and one of my lens.
I suppose they have trouble keeping up but Adobe as much as we like to bash them, does a pretty good job of keeping current with new cameras, lens, and sensors.
What is interesting is that there appears to be no buzz on any of the Sony fora about this camera.
I could not find a single thread discussing it.
It certainly appears to have the handling and the IQ as well as a certain "look" that will attract photographers. The price is very high for what you get but still a third of the M10 and much more modern.
The Panny/Leica partnership now the Sony/Blad partnership.
This follows the trend for famous authors too lazy to continue to write new novels to employ young unknown lesser writers to "cowrite" new novels using their names.
Unfortunately all this tends to do is make money as the product is definitely not up to the senior partners standards.
Oh well, the march to make money continues on.
Carlos Echenique: I own several cameras and I need to separate their files by camera so I can find them easier. LR does not allow me to do this automatically, so I rely on Photo Mechanic to do this. Plus, the folder structure on my backup drive matches the structure on my primary drive. LR does not do this either.
I use a folder system by subject, but all images are first imported into a folder organized by camera/lens combination and than are PPed and than exported to the subject folders.
Try it, you will like it.
It will be interesting how the slow lens/bigger sensor works vis-a-vis the LX5 with smaller sensor and faster glass.
The bigger sensor will allow less noise at high iso but you will need higher iso given the slower lens.
I suspect that the GX1/Gx glass will be a bit better combo than the LX5. And hopefully we will see an x version of the smaller faster primes pretty quickly.
I plan to find out.