GoranS: OVF = full dynamic range, zero lag. I'ts not just 'personal preference' it's the best tool we can get atm.
I like both, but one thing not mentioned is in extremely low light a good EVF will amplify the light a bit so you can see the composition & subject brighter than a OVF provides.
wombat661: At least you try to be less biased, but still got some ways to go...
For sports nothing beats DSLR for focus tracking especially in low lights AND you have a fast lens that needs accurate focus. All those tests for mirrorless use small aperture and bright light, so everything are in focus anyway. Is a lie just like Olympus M4/3 mirrorless claim to be as good as APSC when they just "mis-labled" their ISO setting. For that reason, you can't recommend mirrorless for the enthusiast.
Mirrorless takes time to turn on (even if that time is short), so you can't capture split second moment i.e. kids and babies, unless you set it to be on all the time, and that eats thru batteries. That time for EVF to turn on will irritate the hell out of some users. For that reason, you can't recommend mirrorless for the enthusiast unless you tell them what they are getting into.
Lastly, lens for Mirrorless and DSLR weights about the same. Been discussed before with data.
"Mis-labelled ISO setting" - If one were to compare sensors at DXO Mark, it is often seen that camera A's interpretation of ISO 400 is nearly the same as Camera B's ISO 800 at a given lux. For the most part it makes little practical difference except perhaps at the extreme ends of the scale (e.g. ISO 100 and ISO 12800).
MDRCHINA: Stephen--so many great shots herein--can you please tell us how you captured that F-15? That shot is "off the rocks"!! Thank you DP Review.
Perhaps Mr. Cheatley was near or on a mountaintop. Great images. #5 my favorite too.
OneLeggedCat: "and one of the very few with Raw support" ... Wut?
i.e.: FZ200 (but no weather sealing).
If I recall correctly these lenses do not support phase-detect focus on Sony E cameras, only contrast detect. And because of that, they focus hunt more than others.
Yoggie: I will take GPS over wifi every day; but not having a flash is a deal breaker.
My thoughts exactly. A bold move by Pentax.
If Sony can fit GPS into this neat little pocket camera, then why not fit it on some of their newest A-series bodies? Or at least offer a little receiver module accessory that attaches to the 'Multi-Interface'' hot shoe, which seems quite an under-utilized attribute.
tom1234567: I don't no why camera makers keep producing cameras with these SMALL CRAPPY SENSORS
It's time the public were educated to what they are buying Instead of being ripped off by ALL camera manufactures
@photonius: On GPS, I completely agree. If Sony can fit it in this pocket camera, why not on their newest A-series bodies? Or at LEAST offer a little receiver that attaches to the 'Multi-Interface'' hot shoe.
SmilerGrogan: A big part of the appeal of many of these photo is that they were taken during times of strongly directional light, which proves that all you need to take great photos is an alarm clock.......and the tenacity to get up before dawn and stay out shooting when everyone else is heading for dinner...and the observation skills to find the geometric relationships within your frame...and the patience to wait for the right combination of light and atmospheric conditionsOK, maybe it's not so simple as I thought. Nevermind.
Cleverly stated and true.
Many gorgeous images here. "Night Bloom" is impressive !
straylightrun: "oh boo hoo I hate selfies, people shouldn't be having fun taking photos and sharing it with their friends online"
You guys sound old, lonely and bitter... someone call the retirement village, the grandpas have escaped again!
camcom12: Shadows appear a bit mottled, void of detail, at least on my monitor. Are these images "right out of the box" jpeg defaults, or were parameters tweaked a bit, or raw then post processed? Most Sony cams can be set to produce very substantial shadow recovery if jpegs are the desired output.
Thanks Scott !
Very deep shadows are distracting. Needs some shadow recovery work. This would show a truer test of the sensor's noise & dynamic range limits, I think.
Shadows appear nearly black (00,00,00). Needs at least some shadow recovery.
Shadows appear a bit mottled, void of detail, at least on my monitor. Are these images "right out of the box" jpeg defaults, or were parameters tweaked a bit, or raw then post processed? Most Sony cams can be set to produce very substantial shadow recovery if jpegs are the desired output.
Might have purchased the Stylus 1 if it was originally offered with the wide-adapter and/or 24~25mm wide lens. But for the money the FZ200 has nearly as good IQ, based on the reviews I've seen. Then there's the FZ1000, which is very competitive, unless you really need 22mm-eq or smaller size. The Stylus 1 is a nice, small camera, but the adapter seems like a punt at this point.
Best photo of the week? Wow, I might challenge that. Most of the images are gorgeous, 'best shot of the month' or even 'of the year' quality. So full congrats on that. If any photographer can pull off one of these beautiful images a week, more power to them, as these could be sold for real $, and I imagine some are.
tsk1979: The zoom range is impressive. I guess only a full test with MTF graphs will reveal how good or bad it is.But this lens has one thing going 24mm equivalent at the wide end. For landscapes, and basic architecture, that is the bare minimum must have.
At the tele end even 200mm is fine for a walkabout, but most 18-2xx lenses are limiting at the wide end.
The day someone makes a 14-140 kind of lens for APS-C or a 20-200 10X lens for full frame, it will be the ideal walkabout!
Or a slightly brighter 16-160mm would be nice. Too many 18 to XXXmm out there.
Greynerd: I would like a sensor half way between 1/1.7" and 1". This would create a pretty high performance zoom compact without creating the gigantic beasts that have appeared with equivalent focal length 200mm+. They have tripled the area of the sensor when doubling it would probably suffice for compact purposes.
2/3" might meet your requirements. Examples: Fujifilm X-10/20/30/F1/Q1/S1.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format
dynaxx: The Lumix LX100 is a very interesting design for serious photographers looking for a more portable camera ; people that care about IQ and don't give a fig for touchscreens. Best to compare it downwards ( to DSLR's ) rather than upwards ( to P&S's ) and the focal length range becomes its achilles heel. Not using the full sensor area matters not a jot. I think the Leica equivalent model ( D-Lux type 109 ) deserves a mention as the price differential, for once, is not absurd.
Sony deserve some credit here too ; without their pioneering camera designs Pansonic/Leica would not have pushed to create such a good camera.
I must agree with the post below that criticised the writing style. I am sure I have seen Damien's work before ; the graffiti on the walls outside Victoria station, possibly ?
Well stated...fully agree. A very captivating article for its topic & content, but I kept tripping over the prose.