f/1.7 23mm is my bet.
lacro: X100Z maybe? If physics and portability (maximum current size), would allow it, it would be great to get a 24-110? (35 equivalent) or vari-focal 24/ 28/ 35/ 50/ 85 ... ? @ constant f 1.8? Let alone new APS-C sensor + processor couple... while improving IQ as usual... weather-sealed and 5 axis IS... ? ... (same retro design + X T1 advances)
It's not going to be a zoom.
Artak Hambarian: My suggestion would be 16-24 mm f/2.8.
Alan Mermelstein: Can you comment on how the camera handled shutter shock with the mechanical shutter? I'm a wedding photographer that often uses fill flash or is in high motion scenarios where I can't use the electronic shutter.
I can't speak to the GX7 or GX8, but the full silent electronic shutter feature on the Sony A7S sure adds noise. I realize that Sony has the compressed raw thing.
matander: The NX1 is definitely worth gold! Before and even more after FW 1.30 update.I used it this weekend with FW1.30 and 18-55 ki tlens at a running event in Gothenburg with very high hit rate. Firmware 1.30 radically improves lowlight AF performance and the new Zone AF with together with Continuous AF or Active AF works great for subject tracking. Connectivity, cropability, ISO performance is icing on the cake. I cannot understand people saying ISO performance of NX1 is bad,especially comparing it to 7D II.Some lens options are still missing, especially long tele (fixed and zooms) but the lenses that are available is mostly better than the competition.
The video features and performance outshines the competition by a margin, subject tracking is much better than GH4 (dont know if 7d II does focus tracking in video or live view AF).FW 1.30 boosted the Video capability further vith fullHD 120 fps (4x SloMo) and improved rollingshutter for 4k video.
Is Diamond available?
The Canon 5DIII is not a particularly strong full framed high ISO body.
At ISO 3200 the Sam NX1 and 5DIII would be pretty close.
The 6D would best the NX1 by a good bit.
Then the Nikon D750 would be even better.
Digimutant: So as an individual, would I go Samsung or Panasonic if I wanted photography and video? I'm seeing about investing in this NX1 or the G7. I mean it's because the NX1 is as big as a DSLR so it has that comfort yet the G7 is smaller, cheaper and may be less comfy to hold.
I'm new here, I don't want to sound incredibly silly, but are there adapters for this camera so I can use other lenses?
You will need a substantial computer to process the NX1's H265 video, even regular HD.
Clearly the G7 is cheaper, it is nowhere near as well built. A more direct competitor would be the Samsung NX30.
Yes, there are dumb lens adapters for the NX system, so for example it is quite possible to use Canon lenses on this Samsung.
captura: Is there anything that Samsung can't do?
And still the NX10 was announced before the Nex 5.
Lots of vacuums look like Dysons, the turbines are the important part.
Have no idea about curved TVs, didn't really know that Sony still makes very many TVs. Of the Japanese manufactures Sharp was/is way ahead of Sony.
No one copied the form of the iPhone 4. And for good reasons.
My understanding is that Kodak came up with active matrix OLED.
Right Samsung improved upon it, but that was later, and even followed an early Sony/Kodak AMOLED TV.
straylightrun: It's a shame that Samsung has a very strong APS-C mirrorless lineup with lenses and body, but nobody buys it simply because it's a Samsung. If this said Canon on the top instead of Samsung, it would sell like hotcakes.
In the USA Samsung did a trade your old working DSLR in for a new NX30--two events one on the west coast and the first on the east coast.
But no, I can't speak to Samsung marketing in Spain.
Forgetting the Epson is a common mistake.
Thinking Sony first with a mirrorless, interchangeable lens, auto focus body, is also frequent cause for confusion.
I see Samsung NX bodies on the street about as much as I see Sony full framed mirrorless bodies.
Don't see many Pentax DSLRs.
See a few Fuji XT1s, but not the XE2.
I see some Olympus + Panasonic mirrorless.
Probably see as many Leica Ms as I see all varieties of Sony A7s.
The standard good tourist camera remains an APSC Canikon DSLR. Then there are some Canikon+Sony+Panasonic+Olympus cameras with big zooms. After that comes small P&Ses from Canon, Panasonic and Sony.
Only then does one see Sony APSC mirrorless and other smaller mirrorless bodies.
Technically the first APSC mirrorless camera is the Epson R-D1. (A Voightlander rangefinder body.)
Then comes the Leica M8--though technically not quite APSC.
Later, Sony and Samsung introduced the Nex 5 and NX10 at nearly the same time--both in early 2010. Those are the first mirrorless AF APSC bodies. (Samsung announced first, don't know which one was in retail stores first.)
Careful, and I like Samsung cameras, AMOLED is old Kodak technology.
FodgeandDurn: Jeez did anyone actually buy one of these?
The A7RII is nice camera, it has compressed raws. Is not particularly sealed against the weather. The NX1 does not use compressed raws, and is well sealed.
And the A7RII costs more than twice as much as the Samsung NX1--this will not change in 12 months time.
As others have pointed out, there aren't widespread reports of overheating while shooting 4K video with the NX1, unlike shooting 4K with the Sony.
When Sony first introduced the A7 series it was clearly going to be a big deal. But the mechanical shutter remained very audible until the release of this new A7RII.
Sony has a lot to be proud of with the A7RII, but it is an expensive body, without a second card slot and Sony has so far refused to do full 14 bit raws.
Sorry I don't know the answer to that question, though it's one I've wondered about recently.
I'm sure you realize that an electronic shutter adds significant electronic noise to an image. That's why I asked.
Do you happen to know if the live band was shot with a mechanical shutter?
Did you use electronic shutter for the high ISO samples--raws say above ISO 1000?
jkrumm: New format works great on a large computer. Could be a little better on an iPad.
I downloaded a few raws and my general impression is that they look like the lenses used are not so great. Either that or I'm just used to the super sharp shots I get with my EM1. The 25mm shots especially looked soft and a little weird.
Thanks, found them, how strange.
G1Houston: I wish there were more "portrait" pictures to tell us how well the GX8 renders skin tone, which is challenging for most cameras. I also wish that when taking pictures of people, dpreview, and others, can include people of darker skin. My Olympus cameras tend to make the darker skin too reddish for my liking.
Skin isn't real challenging shooting raw with an optically good lens.
radissimo: Nice gallery. New sensors from panasonic have better colour (~Canon), less contrast (than Oly).I like them.
Just wondering why a picture marked as RAW in a "filmstrip" is actually OOC Jpeg?
Where automatic playback function gone?
Likely a Sony sensor in the GX8.