mpgxsvcd: Can someone remind me why an average consumer needs a 1000mm lens? This just seems like an exercise in seeing how big a lens you can fit on a small sensor camera.
I would much rather see a smaller zoom range and an F2.8 lens throughout. The Panasonic FZ200 is a much much better choice.
The Fz200 is for people who only cares about low light performance, the FZ200 doesnt have manual zoom ring, advanced controls or even a profesional body. 600mm is good but 1000mm is almost twice better for birds. The fuji Hs50exr has an exr sensor it means twice the dinamic range, perfect for landscapes.
Plus The hs50 is perfect for moon pics.
John 3: This camera has a lot of appeal but I would like to see a comparison with the new Nokia 808. The nice thing about the Nokia is then I wouldn't have to carry a camera AND a phone.
Jus a phone that is twice the size of a regular phone and a camera that doesn have optical zoom, buttons or flash
Kodachrome200: I want one. I was leaning toward an x10 but this may be better
I have a Fuji X10, maybe the best professional compact camera ever made, and i have to admit that this sony could be better in IQ and performance, but there is something that we are missing, and it is that this new sony isnt a professional compact camera, it is just a very very high quality compact camera like the canon s100, because its lacks hot shoe, optical or electronic viewfinder, buttons, and the body is to small for a professional use.
PD: Nikon 1 and canon G1X dead.
JMHennig: Love the newest firmware update (1.03) fixes the "sticky ISO" settings.
Wish they would make the manual Zoom button (AEL/AFL) programmable also (or instead of) the RAW button though. All in all great cam in between my iPhone and DSLR.
now i understand why you hate the "sticky ISO settings", just another iphone user, i just cant understand why people complain about the "sticky ISO settings" when it is the best way to use a camera like this, it is obvious that each PASM setting needs diferent iso and dinamic range. Im sorry but that is the worse thing that fuji could ever done to the X10.
Christian Chambon: I'm very interested by this camera as an everyday's one, always with me. My 500D is too large and I can't take with me all the lens...I've read on the net a lot of pros and cons and I'm afraid of being disapointed compared to the quality of the 500d (even if I'm ok it can't be as good as...)....
So I'm waiting for the review... Will it be long ?
Thanks for your works !
I do have both canon 500d and fuji x10, and i can tell you that the fuji x10 is as good or even better than the 500d in good liaght situations.
now its look identical to my fuji x10
Zuzullo: LOVE IT. Thank you Canon!
I own the best non-SLR in the world: Canon G6
Built-in Time lapseBuilt-in Neutral density filterf/2,0-3,0Macro 1:1 (35mm equiv.)TTL-flash100% reliable WYSIOYGBayonet lens Filter Adapter (way faster to use than SLR screw-in sys)Perfect grip and balance! (SLR-like)
...and I moved recently to M43 world :( which deeply disappoints me every day. I need to carry 3 lens to get a similar performance. Ridiculous!
Now I just have to wait that you guys tune up that lens for the same f/2,0 of the Legendary G-series ... or even faster.
there is the fuji x10 f2.0-f2.8, and a bigger sensor than the g6
daza: 16mp? the king of DSLR, im sorry but what the hell, i know that if you put more MP then you cant have such beatiful images at iso12800 and more, but what the hell, the 90% of my pics i made it below iso800, what i really wants is more detail at iso100 or iso200.
No matter how good your machine is at very high iso configuration, you will always get better pics at lows iso, so compared a sony a77 at iso200 with this Nikon d4 at iso200 the sony will have more details, im sorry but 16mp in a $5000.00 camera its very disapointing. I have a $600.00 canon 500d 15mp and if i want better low light pics i just have to invest in faster lenses and it will be much more cheaper.
16mp? the king of DSLR, im sorry but what the hell, i know that if you put more MP then you cant have such beatiful images at iso12800 and more, but what the hell, the 90% of my pics i made it below iso800, what i really wants is more detail at iso100 or iso200.
ERKG: I suggest Fuji to consider making a second version of this f770 model with a faster 5x lens (f :2,8-4 is more then enough for this type of camera).
Im agree with you and and i also consider an ever faster lens f1.8-3mm maybe it will be the next fuji x5.
If it were a 1/2" 12mp sensor i wouldnt wait to change my hs20, but with those especifications, i surely will wait to reviews and maybe a year to find a drop in prices.
Tord S Eriksson: To me, the winner is the XZ-1, with the VF-2 viewfinder. Amazing camera, and even better if you buy the UW housing, that take 67mm Canon 500D close-up lenses. Versatile and easy to use, decent pictures in even rather low light, due to f1.9 and ISO 3200. Steve Huff likes it, and that says a lot in my book!
steve huff also says that the fuji x10 is better.
TypoGraff: I have been looking for a sidekick to my Canon T2i system for about 6 months. Having poured over the reviews here, I keep coming back to the G12. Yes, I would like a bit wider and longer lens, and a bit more aperture range...but, I need a quick grab camera (with RAW and manual capabilities) with an efficient User Interface. I tried using a Panasonic DMC-ZS10 (borrowed), and while the camera takes fine images, negotiating the UI was just too time consuming (when bouncing back and forth from the T2i). I suspect that users who favor other brands will have the same perspective on familial UIs.
i have a canon t2i (500d) and the fuji x10, and i can tell you that the fuji is better in most of the situations, compared with the t2i with the kit zoom lens.
I hope fuji repair the blooming problem very soon, but i also hope fuji dont listen dpreview and dont change the way the x10 manages iso and dr between diferent shoting mode, why? because if you shot with flash in P mode at iso400 1/30 f2, and you want inmediately more IQ, i just have to turn the dial to M, where i have iso200 1/20 f2, and that is so fast, i dont have to turn down the iso, Im sorry dpreview but each shooting mode needs diferent configuration about iso and dr.
VadymA: I agree with those who think that Fuji samples are just bad. They are worse than what I am getting from my old P&S Canon A620. Yet, I refuse to believe that a modern camera would not be able to deliver better IQ than a 6-year old P&S. So I am confident that in my hands it will be an excellent replacement to my good old A620.
Of course, as a compact camera enthusiast, I wish that such stellar build quality was wrapped in a more compact body. Oh well, the value/cost ratio still seems to be much higher than any DSLR with similar body size. Now in my mind there is a battle between FZ-150 and X-S1. Not sure who is gonna win yet.
there is no battle between X-S1 and fz150, i didnt like the samples that japanfuji posted about X-S1 but this doesnt mean that this is gona be the quality that we would expect from this camera, just look x10 pics in flickr. I really should love a camera like the X-S1 but the size and the price make me wait a little more for a fuji hs30 with 1/2" and only 12mp and half the price of the X-S1.
leoand elsa: I agree with VadymA. FZ150 or XS1? Please will DP do a comparison ASAP?
Fmian quality is relative. Given that some of us wish to use a superzoom, some offer better quality that others. i would like to have DSLR quality but do not wish to carry around a big bag of lenses, or have to change them in the field to go from wide to telephoto. :)
Not necessary, even the fuji hs20 wins over the fz150. So the difference between the X-S1 and FZ150 is huge.
Eugenio Guarente: Among the Sony HX100v, Canon SX40 and the Panasonic FZ-150, the smartest and the best is the Panasonic FZ-150. To maintain a respected 24x zoom, which is more than enough, and a resolution of 12 MP. and allowing it to better relations between the lens and small sensor of these cameras. Do not be fooled .. You seriously need a zoom greater than 20x or 25x?. The Panasonic has a Raw, Hot shoe, the best stabilization of the three, super fast shooting, and excellent Leica lens. My choice, The Panasonic DMC-FZ150
By the way, a pic taked in iso 80 doesnt have dinamic range, even the canon 500d have to take pics in iso200 to have some of dinamic range. So maybe the canon take betters pics in iso80 than the hs20 in iso100 if you look it with magnifying glasses, but if you know something about fotography and look the whole pics togheter you will see how the 400% of dinamic range of the hs20 in iso100 make a hugh diference. By the way excuse me about my spelling because im from mexico and english is not my natural language.
i dont know about the new canon sx40 but if you know how to use the hs20 it realy can make good pics, even better than hx100 and all the panasonics, and obviously better than the canon sx30. The hs20 and s200 exr are the only two superzoom cameras that can match the dinamic range of a DSRL camera, maybe if you do a 100% zoom to a pic of the canon sx40 it will look better than the pic of the hs20, but if you look the complete pic, you will realice how the dinamic range make te diference, and obviously the hs20 will be very much better.
williams359: not sure why anyone into photography as a hobby would choose this over a basic SLR. no raw no hot shoe small sensor slower at focusing fixed lens but sam price.
maybe, because if you want more than 700mm in a basic SLR you will have to invert more than twice the cost of the basic SLR, and even with than, you will have to carry a bag of lenses wherever you go.