Peter Bendheim: The EOS-M in it's current form with the firmware upgrade is a surprisingly nice little camera to use. It's really small with the pancake lens, absolutely solid build that is all magnesium alloy, a tempered glass LCD and pretty good image quality. I like it's ergonomic simplicity, it's easy to use, the lenses are metal bodied, and the IQ is great. The pancake lens is razor sharp, for example. Really as good as anyone could wish for. It would be nice if it had a viewfinder that one could attach. It's also a refreshing design break from all the fake retro, fake leather, Leica look a-likes, and other gimmicks.Hate it as much as you like, folks, especially those of you that have never tried it, but it occupies a deserved place in my camera bag along with the bigger and flashier gear, and has produced images I am very happy with and that form part of my portfolio. I'm sure Canon will eventually produce a more pro model, but this camera isn't half as bad as most of you would like it to be.
I agree with that. I picked up the M with the 22mm real cheap when the price dropped some time ago and it is a nice little camera. If it had focus peaking ( Not Magic Lantern ), a built in flash ( even a small one just for fill), and the ability to turn off the touch screen completely it would be almost perfect for me. I keep enabling the touch screen by accident and it drives me nuts. :)
Paul_B Midlands UK: Big splash Sony - 2000 comments in a day, whereas poor old Pentax K3 150 comments in 5 days, they must be mortified. In this formula if I come back in a week Sony will be at 10,000 ... well probably not ule geeks will all be bored by then and ripping apart the next newbie bit of kit.
I'd still rather have a K3.
HelloToe: Wake me up when they've got a nice, small collapsible zoom like Sony's or Panasonic's...
I wouldn't call the Sony's 16-50 PZ Horrid. It is quite good for what it is. I use it all the time and I am used to using some of Canons finest glass.
GPW: Nikon where is my D400???
They will never make a D400. Move on! :)
zos xavius: What's up with these BSI sensors they are using on these compacts? The MX-1 and Q7 both look great at base ISO and 100% and these all look like water colors. Same goes for their X-5, which is probably the lowest IQ I've seen from a superzoom in some time. I realize these are just OEM cameras that are rebranded, but still. You'd think they could put out sensors that at least give good results at base ISO.
What happens to the XZ-1 Jpeg engine? It was horrible. I guess not being able to turn off NR didn't help. Great raw camera though.
Digitall: From the initial bunch, and generally speaking X100S is the king. Hard to beat.
Who is putting an X100s in their pocket? I have an X20 and wouldn't want it in my pocket. Too big.
Jimmy jang Boo: The NEX-5N has the same IQ but beats both of these cameras in low light/high ISO performance and overall performance by a good margin.
Nah, I had the NEX 6 and the low light / high iso is not better. Sorry.
MikePursey: Quote: The battery door has a tendency to open during normal operation. Taping it shut when working in wet conditions might be prudent ....
I have to say I have had the K-7 (same body as the K-5/K-5II/K-5IIs), the K-5 MKI and now the K-5II and have taken thousands of shots with each camera. The only time the battery door has opened is when I was changing the battery, not once has it done it otherwise.
Yeah, I don't get that one? You have to pull and turn a lever to even open it. I have never even opened the memory card door by accident and I use my K5 a lot.
djrocks66: I have this camera for a week now and it has taken the crown away from the XZ-1 and 2 for me. It is simply beautiful and the optical viewfinder is awesome. Not sure of the complaints of image quality. Mine produces quality images as expected of a compact camera of it's nature. Never used the Sony RX100 ( I need a view finder ) but have shot most of the newer Canon G's and Panny LX's. This Fuji is worth the price. The battery life is short but the price of the battery is cheap so...
The viewfinder is great but you do see part of the lens as you zoom in the bottom right of it. Focus is fast and accurate green square and rectangle. It is red when not correct. I wish the Oly XZ-2 had a viewfinder like this. That camera was my favorite until the X20. The VF-2 is great but I hated taking it off and on.
I have this camera for a week now and it has taken the crown away from the XZ-1 and 2 for me. It is simply beautiful and the optical viewfinder is awesome. Not sure of the complaints of image quality. Mine produces quality images as expected of a compact camera of it's nature. Never used the Sony RX100 ( I need a view finder ) but have shot most of the newer Canon G's and Panny LX's. This Fuji is worth the price. The battery life is short but the price of the battery is cheap so...
All I know is that I picked one up the other day to give it a try and it just felt right. I love the viewfinder and the I.Q. Is great for me. I shoot a K5 and now I have the perfect little camera to hang around my neck. While the menus system isn't the greatest it doesn't really bother me. Happy Nex owner. :)
Not sure what the complaints are about? I think the images look great. What are people expecting?
DFPanno: Well that's a shame. I use it for fun stuff when I am not in the mood for LR.
bzanchet: I think it`s a shame, at the studio comparison tool, the IQ is one of the best I have ever seen. There is no need to complaint about the design, just buy something else, IMO I think it could bring some new ideas to the manufacturers... They are so short minded nowadays that all we see is some vintage designs coming back, where is the creativity?
I agree with you. I own a K-01. I bought it when it hit $300 to have as a second camera to my K5. I did think of getting a K30 instead but the price drop of the K-01 convinced me otherwise. While it does take great pictures I really miss a view finder on it. At least an optional one like Olympus does would be great. I don't mind the looks but it is a bit awkward to hold with a solid lens mounted. With my 15mm limited mounted it is very front heavy. It wont even stand on it's base if placed on a flat surface. This camera has become my tripod landscape camera. If it had a flip screen it would be so much better for my use but I guess I can't complain as it only cost me $300 and delivers outstanding image quality. But in the end I sort of wish I would have spent the extra and got the K30. :(
Franco8: Evidence that Sony must spend a fortune in advertising with this magazine.A compact camera with a zoom the new Canon 1GX is a leap above any other cameraOlympus Pen series cameras, with Nikon Canon Pentax etc all have dust issues and they a shutter protecting the sensor, with Olympus the sensor is fully exposed yet they do not have that issue due to there patented dust reduction system. this is a leap in technology.what about these new lenses on the market 18~200, 18~270 or 18~300 even though they are not pro lenses, they are pretty good quality, this would have been impossible to manufacture several years ago.all the above should be above the Sony.
Like I said Hans. Cell phones. I pretty much take My K5 with me everywhere. Never missed a shot because it didn't fit in my pocket.
I am so tired of hearing that " fit's in your pocket " line. Any camera that I have had that can actually fit in my pocket never spent any time there. Let me see... I am taking a hike, let me get my camera out of my pocket and take a picture. Now let me put it back in my pocket and then take it out again and again. Not for me. I don't even like putting my wallet in my pocket. I wouldn't even keep a camera that was the pocket size equivalent of the 5dMKIII in my pocket. Just not a big deal. I'm not saying that the Sony is not a great camera just that the " fit's in your pocket " thing is overdone. Most people have cell phones in their pockets that are adequate enough for simple things. I would rather have a more capable camera the size of a G12, XZ-1 or M-4/3rds that I would have around my wrist ready for the shot.
roy5051: That's a bit quick for an update, isn't it? It's only been a few months since iPad3.
There is no alternative. When someone comes out with a touch screen as smooth and good looking as Apple's then maybe. But then you would need and OS and hardware as good. I am a lover of all tech but the other tablets just don't compare. Of course this is my opinion. :)
DStudio: Perhaps a quick recap of the situation (and the interview) will help:
- Hoya invested as little as possible in Pentax; Ricoh is making big investments
- It takes about 1.5 years to develop a new product
- "We're developing a FF plus other higher-end models, but I can't tell you about them because they're not ready yet"
- The K-01 is Pentax' best video camera, but not what Ricoh (or most buyers) want for the future.
- The Q sells itself as long as we can get it in people's hands (and it's priced right)
- Pentax is getting back into US retail stores
- "We've heard customers concerns and have been working on them for a long time, but you can't see the results yet. Our current products are very good. I don't want to cannibalize current sales, but what's coming is even better."
- "Ricoh is focusing on producing a complete line-up of Pentax DSLR-class products that excel in key performance areas rather than adding frills."
"We're developing a FF plus other higher-end models, but I can't tell you about them because they're not ready yet"
When did he say that?
capanikon: I think a poster on Slashdot summed it up best: "Look it's Malibu Stacy, but she's got a new hat."
Show me one and prove me wrong. I am not just an Apple fan.I am a tech fan. I am typing this as I am testing Windows 8 on my Hackintosh. I love anything that is good. I just have not found anything built better then the Apple stuff. I wish there was believe me. Any way... this is all my opinion and I live in my own absolute. :) I do like the iPad for photography though.
Sorry but there is not a PC that looks anything close to the quality or design as a Mac or Apple anything. I was a PC guy for ever but after building a hackintosh system and running OSX on it I will never go back to windows. My macbook pro is a work of art. Every windows laptop that I have owned pales in comparison. There is also no other touch surface on any phone or tablet that works and feels as smooth as the iPhone or iPad. I have tried them all.
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