timo: I'm a bit shocked by these samples - there seems to be a lot of noise even at low ISOs, and the sharpness across the frame looks terrible in some of them. When I picked up the camera in a shop recently I was quite tempted. Not now.
I too understand all the meanings behind noise but it makes me laugh when you buy a camera with a shed load of pixels but you can't actually use all of them.20MP is twice 10MP but in reality it's probably 15MP when you consider noise unless your shooting at the base ISO, get the exposure perfect and there are no shady areas to show it off.
D 503: Dynamic range is irrelevant in a time when no one prints. This is a digital camera for the digital age. I have never printed with digital.
Why is 12MP al you need if you don't print?Aren't you allowed to crop images?As for DR not being relevant, aren't you allowed to lift the shadows for online use?
Ashley Pomeroy: One day a major photojournalism prize is going to be won by a chap who held his iPhone over his head and clicked the shutter two dozen times, without knowing what he was shooting; the images were selected by the phone's app and transmitted directly to the picture desk. It'll raise all kinds of issues.
I get tired of reading about "Professional" cameras and photographers. Theres way too much snobbery. Professional just means you get paid for doing it. So if you get paid for your iPhone photo your a professional.And just because your a professional doesn't mean your any good.Digital photography has made life more difficult for the "Professional" but hard cheese. Lifes tough these days for all professions. So either live with it or get another job.