Just another Canon shooter: Fuji (76-213/4.2 eq): 995gCanon 70-200/4 IS: 760gNikon 70-200/4 VR: 860gSony 70-200/4 OS: 840g
Well don't miss the forest for the trees... Fuji's X system is a fast growing APS-C size format with super high quality lenses and stand out exactly for this. If and when Canon, Nikon & Sony decide to build APS-C lenses like Fujinon 14mm f/2.8, 23mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.2, then we can make direct comparisons.
KGP: Lets face it... mirrorless size/weight advantage applies only when prime lenses combined with these bodies. There is no way to skip the law of physic & optics... the larger the sensor the biggest the optical elements, the fastest the aperture the heavier the glass. So simple. This lens is a nice addition to Fuji's line up, im pretty sure its gonna kick ass !
@Summi Luchs: I totally agree with this. Every system in the market has his pros an cons. My point is that you cannot have it all in one system and that there's no such thing as a perfect combo (camera & lens(es). Generalizations, equalizations and direct comparisons between photographic formats are useless & meaningless. Based on these, im pretty sure that there are people who find this lens a perfect match for their needs. Αnd im also pretty sure that they dont care if Pannasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 is smaller, lighter & cheaper.
A rhetorical question:
If Panasonic manage to build a 35-100mm f/1.2 lens that weights 1700gr and look like a small telescope, but delivers exceptional IQ will you rejected as overweighted/XXL size?
Panny 35-100mm f/2.8 is made for 30% smaller sensor. Although f/2.8 is the same in terms of per pixel light transmission, an APS-C f/2.8 lens gathers more light than a m43 f/2.8 lens, because it needs to feed light in a bigger sensor. Thats why 15-45mm f/2.8 lens for Pentax Q is weighting only 90gr...
Lets face it... mirrorless size/weight advantage applies only when prime lenses combined with these bodies. There is no way to skip the law of physic & optics... the larger the sensor the biggest the optical elements, the fastest the aperture the heavier the glass. So simple. This lens is a nice addition to Fuji's line up, im pretty sure its gonna kick ass !
Sigma: "And now that we caught your attention with the weird design, take a look out our new sensor..." well done Sigma, nice trick!
As for the sensor, let's all applaud Sigma (and Fuji of course) for being innovating in a filed where all the other manufacturers are not dare to evοlve. New sensors is evolution, not +2 cross type AF Points or + 1fps more!
KGP: Poor Df...
I currently own D600, D5000 bodies & a lot of Nikkor lenses and im pretty happy with them. Im also have a Fuji X-M1 wich is as good as D600 in terms of IQ. Im not a fanboy, if something is wrong, its wrong. Df is just an overpriced wannabe retro camera with conventional dslr technology. Fuji's retro is not about the looks only. Thats all.
Weird animals are also most popular in the zoo...
nicolaiecostel: First of all, this is a great entry level camera. Imagine the IQ you can get with that Sony 24 MP with no low pass. Incredible ..Also, 5 FPS at 24 MP in a 500$ camera ? Jeez ! My D700 does 5.5 at 12 MP and the standard battery. This really puts things into perspective.Stop requesting higher end features like dedicated ISO buttons, focus motors (what screw driven lenses you would need nowadays anyway ?!), there are higher end bodies for that ..This is a camera dedicated to soccer moms everywhere, and newbies, and for that purpose, it will be great value.I have owned the D3100 and while it might not be the greatest camera ever, coupled with the 50 1.4G it gave me some stunning images. Whenever your picture suck, take into consideration the following:1. Personal skill2. Light and lighting3. Lens used4. Digital processingYeah, I also saw that guy dismissing this because the 1Dx, ridiculous stuff people say on the internet !!
Newbies & soccer moms doesnt need 24mp with no low pass filter. Its a waste, requiers very good glass to take advantage of this specs. Εven worse, there are only 2-3 DX lenses in Nikon's range that can handle this resolution.
Thank you Nikon! I suffer from insomnia and my life in recent years have been very bad. I just read the presentation of the D3300 and even before the finish I had fallen into a deep lethargic sleep. Nikon save my life!
It was very easy to choose the best mirrorless, dslr and enthusiast zoom compact, but this is a hard decision. Fuji X100s and Ricoh GR. Both excellent cameras, but i can only vote one. Well... Fuji.
Brace yourselves, next whining stop: Hot pixels... waiting for 25600 ISO / 30" shots with lens cap on.
Well lets see what DX lenses has Nikon introduce the last 3 years:
1) 55-300mm f/4.5-5.62) Micro 40mm f/2.83) 18-300mm f/4.5-5.64) 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6
Is that a serious support for DX system?Where is the wide pancake fast primes? A serious ultra wide zoom? A dedicated portrait lens @ ~60mm f/1.4? An upgrade to the old 17-55mm f/2.8? A tele zoom @ 50-150mm f/2.8?
Nikon has left DX unsupported, just aiming to the entry level target group. The game is on the FX right now, and maybe in the mirrorless segment if something better than the 1 series finally breaks through.
Nikon creates a new camera category, compact B&E: Boring & Expensive
Marty4650: KGP... when it comes to fanboys, it is really hard to top the Foveon Cult.
Anyone who ever bought a Sigma SD1 clearly doesn't pay much attention to reviews. So why start paying attention now?
Calling anyone questioning whether a particular camera deserved a Gold Award based on the flaws stated in the review itself might upset you, but it surely can't be considered an inhuman act.
I don't care if there is a Foveon cult, a Bayer obssesion, a Nikon religion or a Canon fever. Just happened to like a Sigma camera thats all. Never try to convince others that Foveon sensor is #1 by flaming & trolling forums. Never try to defend Sigma's "honor" proclaiming its products as Holy Grail of imaging. Whats the point? Just works fom me, does this makes me a fanboy? I 'll be happy if an Oly, a Canon, a Holga or a Hasselblad works for you also. Then we would all have the opportunity to enjoy our hobby in its essence.
You people maybe should start act like humans & photographers and not as Gadgetalibanious Fanboys. What if X-E1 get a Gold Award and your camera doesn't, even if you think that totally deserve it? Why do you care so much? It's juts an opinion. You should be very happy with your personal Gold Awarded camera instead of whining in dp forums. You should be out taking photos isntead of trying to convince others about your "Gold Award" choice. I have a Sigma DP1. Ιn objective terms its a useless monolithic brick, certainly far from Gold or even Bronze Award. I dont f*cking care, its my personal Gold Awarded camera and the one that has given me the most beautiful & enjoyable photographic moments, because less is more philosophy suit my needs. Tests, graphs, samples, specs, numbers, are all there, not only in dpreview's site, compare, analyze and make your decision, as long as you believe that the only way to evaluate a camera is stuff like that. I choose washing machines that way.
britties: A well deserved winner! Congratulations (Συγχαρητήρια) KGP!
Τhank you (Ευχαριστώ) britties!
Thank you all!
KGP: Name 3 Νikkor DX lenses that can handle 24.7 mp...
Bythom (Thom Hogan) conclusions on D3200 (24mp sensor):
Drawbacks: Needs Better Lenses. This a V8 engine in a small car designed for a flat four.