Naveed Akhtar: This really look promising to me ..It opens many fronts .. a small concealable camera for better wild-life photography.For drones flights .. and other risky places where you can't reach or stay too long.Then developer's sdk can extend its capabilities beyond current limitations.Price is also very good for this little and capable camera.well all I can say is good luck with the project .. and I will definately buy this one over oly air or any other action or mobile-adon camera .. soon!
Yeah it does have I/O Port, so gonna be much useful for drone
What's I/O port?
It's designed for 3rd party to control the camera and get the image via composite signal. It can control the camera via a serial port by VISCA protocol. This protocol enables a lot of controls for a camera.
That means we can use smaller drones to fly instead of S900/S800 which severely limit the mobility and gain full control of the camera.
tonyreidsma: Hmmm... Seems I'll be buying another camera soon, and it won't be another SONY. I have TWO a7s bodies, an a6000, and an a5100. I've been watching the 4K movement, and was hoping it would die, but it seems Samsung is serious about getting into this market. I'll be watching Samsung's reliability over the course of 6 months or so.
No camera is perfect, that why most of us have many different cameras
Peiasdf: Who is making Red's 16 DR and nearly FF sized sensor? How come that sensor company isn't selling sensor to DSLRs?
Does it offer the same AF performance or just stock one compare to NX1?
Cheng Bao: Actually, all three mentioned improvement are same thing: improvement over video1. when half-pressing the shutter,2. in 'Focus Magnifier' mode, 3. during movie recording
and SAR just posted a pretty good comparison for video IS before and after
they fixed the video with proper firmware 1.00 vs 1.10
acidandroid: i'm seriously considering this LX100, the spec on paper is crazyi currently have 15mm, 12-35mm and 42.5mm with EM1 bodythinking of selling 15mm and 12-35mm for this Lx100does it make sense???
the lx100 sample photos aren't that impressive, compared to my current set up it's not as sharp, but sample photos are only referenceanyone's used it already, is the image quality comparable to my current setup or close to?
I sold my 12-35mm f2.8 for LX100, wide angle in 4K is one of my grip with GH4, the optics is surely not in the same league as 12-35mm but for video it can be more forgiving, also F1.7 at 12mm is really useful for indoor shooting.
esmu urdis: Possibly a bit more useful than the sony rx100's etc which are not fun to use......they are boring, though I am not tempted "..........the gx7 at $600 looks a good buy
GX7 and the equivalent 12-35mm cost another $1000
mark moe: Shopping:
Just looked at the two cameras in person the Sony looks and feels like Leica in quality versus the Panasonic.
I like Sony's aperture ring I use aperture shift a lot the way I think. The ND filter is a biggie to me too. I know their sweep panorama auto HDR and Twlight mode are benefits to me since I already use them.
My vacations are in tropical sites mostly, so Sony's weather seal is a big plus too.
It the Panasonic's autofocus is better and 400 telephoto make it a better "family cam" for kids stuff like soccer games it makes it really hard.
I have a good pocket cam (rx100) and ok DSLT (a55) so this would be move to move the DSLR out since this isn't a pocket cam
Any thoughts on the Panny's ability to shoot sports?
FZ1000's AFC is certainly onpar with mid/low DSLR, I can track cyclist cycling through no problem
I guess Pana and Olympus is giving the low end market to Kodak since Panasonic is going to discontinue G/GF series and the only Oly camera coming this year is E-PL7 (no E-PM3).
davidodd: ...or you could buy a Panasonic G6+14-140mm which would probably cost about the same, weigh less, and have a 28-280mm/F7.1-F11 equiv lens. And you could add a fast prime for a little more.
I think this is why there is no G successor, FZ1000 is the bridge between G and FZ
Elaka Farmor: As a PAL user, my obvious standard question; is it possible (like the RX100M3) to switch between NTSC and PAL in the menu (to get 30fps in 4K and 60p/120p in 1080p)?
At least GH4 allows u to switch between PAL and NTSC
You need external recorder like 7Q to record 4K on A7R
Asus Zenbook Infinity is one of the best ultrabooks IMHO, WQHD and i7-4558u with Iris 5100 is quite bit faster than macbook air, and they both have similar weight.
Though now I prefer XPS 18 as my go anyway machine (sold my 2013 MBPR so have extra fund for other stuff), 18.4" is way nicer to work with video and photo editing than 13 or 11", and it weighs less than the typical 15.6" notebook too!
The temperature in MBPR is quite high, I regularly got over 100C when rendering videos from AE/Premiere, and my friend's 2013 MBPR's power adapter melted recently so he have to get another one, luckily it didn't burn down his whole house...
Just want to say HowaboutRaw seems like the paid poster by Samsung
I never saw this guy on M43 forum at all
Trollshavethebestcandy: Kudos to Pentax for both lenses. The Q has the same advantage as M43 and that is small lenses. It is a bit odd to make it $500 but maybe not so outrageously so considering Fuji will have an ultra wide zoom in a few months for $800 (yes the Fuji will have a greater output) but I don't know what the margin on this is considering R&D ect and small market but they are brave to put out a risky product and reward the owners of their midget system. Perhaps we will see a few more Q bodies in the future especially with advancing technology. Perhaps in a couple years their tiny sensor can get closer to more peoples photographic needs. Lets remember this is a TINY lens and that is the niche. Compare to M43 ultra wide zoom for a comparison. Bravo for bravery and keeping with the ethos and concept.
Canon 11-22mm IS for EOS M is only $399, I think realistically it should sell for $300~$350.
Zayne: Dear DPReview, please just tell me why the video score is the same with E-P5 & E-M1? Don't tell me it is because it doesn't have the mic input. Spec to spec this camera even blow out of the water the video spec of E-M1. Make comparison the video quality out of the box and tell us are they really equal, hence you giving the same score?
Yeah the video is in a different league than Olympus and their crap codec, a simple video of dog running will result in macro blocking on Olympus machine
It is even more expensive than Nikon 1 or EOS M's UW zoom lens, both of them have much bigger sensor to cover, I am pretty sure it will be much cheaper produce than either the 1" or APS-C
ET2: DPR should have included comparison image with Nex-5T
That would have made it clear that GM1 isn't that much smaller.
NEX-5T 287+116 = 403gGM1 200+70 = 270gRX1 = 281g
thats like the difference between holding a Galaxy Tab 8.9" vs Nexus 7 2013 tablet
And the difference is much more if you add 10X zoom:NEX-5T 287+534 = 821gGM1 200+265 = 465g
GM1 with 10X zoom is only 65g more than NEX-5T on their smallest 3X PZ zoom, or about same weight if you use standard 18-55mm 3X zoom on 5T.
waxwaine: Pentax´s Qs are total winners in control interface area. It performe as a real DSLR, meanwhile GM1 wil be used as a point and shot, with manual zoom.
control wise Q should be better, but performance GM1 is much faster, and -4EV is better than 6D for low light focusing.
Jogger: Pana should have just gone with a fixed lens compact with the m43 sensor; they could have made the lens faster. Right now, the RX100 is so much better: faster lens, far better video capability, true pocket-ability, option for flash/evf, better interface, better lens, etc, etc. If you are never gonna change lenses (the target market will likely never), this camera doesnt make any sense.
It got the same sensor and AF capability as GX7, show me any other cam that can focus on -4EV