Now people can post portrait videos to youtube that are even taller than before :)
luxor2: This lens is about the same size and weight as the Tamron 24 to 70 f2.8.The Tamron will cost several hundred more, but will have a more versatile range, longer and wider.
Used with a D610 or other compact full frame, Tamron gives a system not much heavier than the Sigma with D7100 body. Consider alternatives before getting this lens.
If you already have a good APS body then this lens is a lot cheaper than getting a new full frame body and a 24-70 f2.8 lens.
Trollshavethebestcandy: Slap this on the Oly EM1 via adapter and you have something interesting.
Putting this on any mirrorless camera would be wasteful - it's a large retrofocal design to make space for the reflex mirror, on a mirrorless camera it's just wasted space that could be used to make the lens smaller.
Still no Canno G style ILC body? Odd...
D1N0: Too bad it doesn't have a Full frame sensor.
@yabokke "ISO25 on 4/3" should be able to compete well with ISO100 on 35mm format"
Looking at the studio comparison tool it seems to me like 4/3 ISO3200 can compete with FF ISO6400
chooflaki: I have been using the DF for two days now. Great IQ and state of the art manual focus. Does eveything else it should do. I didn't know ugly could be so beautiful. Looks like I will be becoming a hipster.
The main thing with the S5 is it's APS, which means the focus screen and prism of the DF is 1.5x bigger to begin with.
Stu 5: DPR you need to be using the same lens on the cameras when you test them. i.e. the same lens used on all Nikon full frame cameras. It even needs to be the same lens with the same serial number. Using a 50mm on the Df test and a 85mm on the D610 makes the test pointless and from a reviewers point of view is just either lazy or careless reviewing.
Are you sure it's a 50mm? The EXIF data on the DF studio image shows a focal length of 85mm.
The Fuji S5 is a 6 year old APS camera, obviously the full frame DF will have a better looking viewfinder!
> Basicaly a clear bright viewfinder where graduations of focus snap in and out clearly.
But again how's that different to other FF DSLRs? It's not like they've included a split-prism or anything...
D1N0: Pics look like they were shot in crop mode, the scale is off.
The DF's sensor is 16MP and the studio chart images are 16MP, what's off about the scale?
I'm curious, how is the manual focus different to other FF DSLRs?
AbrasiveReducer: I hope Roger will do a dictionary of cliches as well, starting with "built like a tank". Is there any photo equipment that isn't built like a tank? Didn't think so.
Anything with metal is not built like a tank because it can't withstand a direct hit from a high-explosive artillery shell ;)
pinholecamera: Does anyone know definitively if there is a way to record only AUDIO with the mic? My current Cannon has this great feature and I hate to lose it. Thanks!
@pinholecamera funnily enough I still use my S3 IS' case to carry my GX1 :)
As for image stabilization there are many stabilised lenses available for M4/3 that will stabilise movies on the GX7, it's only non-stabilised lenses that use the IBIS.
I suspect the reason for not using IBIS during movie shooting is probably technical, such as the continuous usage causing it to overheat etc.
Anastigmat: I don't know how they pick gear of the year, but it is obvious that image quality is not an important criterion.
This site isn't only for pros who go round everywhere with their massive EOS-1D C and L lenses, other photographers need different combinations of size vs image quality vs price.
zodiacfml: MFT fixed lens please.
But then it wouldn't be an MFT camera, it would just be a compact camera with a 4/3" size sensor (like the Canon G1X has)
@pinholecamera while it would be nice to have, TBH you'll probably get better quality audio from a cheap audio recorder than from any stills camera's built in mic.
Stephan Def: The price has to to come down to about $800-$600 as I am pretty sure it will in time. I would like to see a model with a full size smartphone screen, or basically just a smartphone format with an interchangable aps-c size lens mount. I think that is the future. All the rest is pure processing power and software.
> a low res display compared to current smartphones
No it's not, it has the same resolution as the Nexus 4 (which has a very nice screen) and at 920k res it's pretty high end compared to other cameras.
naththo: I suspect this is a pre-production photos. It is not a full review yet with proper sample yet. Just have some patience. Those pre production sample won't be as nice as a proper review sample. When the DPR gets chance to get fully produced camera to do the review. DPR will get proper pentax glass lens for the full review.
The Sony Nex 7 actually has a sensor larger than 6000x4000, from the spec: 24.7 million total pixels24.3 million effective pixels
Sensors are almost always larger than the images they create as it allows them to use simple demozaicing on edge pixels as they have extra pixels they can blend in.
That means the Pentax could be using the same sensor and just choose to use slightly more of the extra buffer pixels.
Using a program like DCRaw you can usually get 30 or more extra pixels round the edge of raw files.
jerry367: wish it is the eos m2
EOS-M is the system name (the mount is called EF-M) so all cameras will have almost certainly have M. When they get round to fleshing their mirrorless system out I'd think they'll add some zeros for the more serious models (EOS-M100) or some extra letters (EOS-MF etc.) but still keep the M.
Najinsky: I love it when DPR engages in the rumour mill. The one thing it tells us for certain is you don't have one yet, or it would likely be covered by your NDA.
Probably just a white SL1 for the Asian market.
DPR are pretty selective with rumours and always make a point of repeating someone else's rumour rather than starting their own, so in most cases I bet they've already had whatever camera it is for several weeks under NDA and simply pick the correct rumour to repeat to get round that :)
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