I think this picture bellow tells the whole story that needs to be told:
Basically it's not all about the height/width of these small cameras that matters the most. It's the depth. And as clearly seen in the picture above, this is just another fat SLR camera regardless of its height/width.
I mean, just look at the current Fujis. Those are chunky mirrorless cameras no smaller than a typical SLR in height/width. But with a prime they are still considered small laying flat saving space.
When you get something like a typical micro four thirds and slap on the magnificent 20mm f1.7, you can easily through it in your slingbag and it totally disappears. Even the relatively largish OM-D E-M5 can be slipped into cargo pants.
Now go and try doing stuff like that with this so called mirrorless competitor SLR.
No cake Canon. I was hoping for some spectacular creativity. This camera is just downright lame.
And let this be a lesson to all those camera manufacturers out there. Either stop making hideously ugly cameras or we will vote with our money and kill it off for you anyway.
Are you hearing this Nikon V2 team? You're next ..›:<
I didn't say don't try anything new I said don't introduce hideously ugly products.
What's ugly is ugly and there is no two ways about it. Same thing carries in the auto industry. Ugly cars lose sales so bad that sometimes they have to modify the looks.
marike6: People seem to love to make fun of this camera, but it's actually an extremely capable shooter, and has better IQ than most of the mirrorless cameras on the market.
The design is not for everybody, but anytime you get the urge to snicker at a K-01, perhaps go on Flickr and browse some images from it. I'm guessing if you do see it's output, you'll start thinking about it's quirky looks and how it might not be so bad after all.
Yes outvoted as per the dpreview poll.
And I'm not talking about your openion I'm. Talking about popular vote. And no Dppreview isn't solitary either.
And my reference of the D800 to the pentax is pointing out IQ isn't everything. I have no idea where you got therest of your claims. Now who's worried about his gear being outclassed ?
Goes to show you that IQ isn't everything in a camera
Just look at how the OM-D outvoted the D800 for camera of the year as another example of this fact
Very nice camera
The X100 was amazing since the day it was released. Now they even went and made it much much better. Fuji really scored a home run with this camera this time. Well almost a home run. I sure wish it was a bit cheaper. As it is now, one would think twice for that price tag considering the competition.
oh one more thing. I'm just amazed that after all these years since it was introduced, it still looks stunning to the eye. The looks didn't dull down at all.
Ergo607: It's heartening to see that the Olympus came first. I bought the camera in april, and never looked back since then. It's a remarkable little gem which doesn't stop to amaze me. In my book this is the camera of the year for various reasons, but above all because it is the first time in the digital area that a small camera doesn't have to be ashamed to offerings that are bigger and cost double or more. This is an achievement in itself.
I think no one who has used these camera's will doubt this poll, maybe not even the order of the results. These three camera's are the benchmarks to future camera's...
preordered it as soon as it was available for preorder
funny thing. back then everyone would chop off their right hand in claims of it using the Panasonic G3 sensor without doubt. What a surprise it turned out to be looking back now.
What's even funnier, I bought it thinking it had the G3 sensor and was more than satisfied. Big surprise to see what kind of beast it turned out to be.
Vlad4D: So why NEX-6 was excluded from the list?OM-D is good but NEX-6 is even better :)and ... Happy New Year !!!
the NEX6 was included in another Poll conducted by DC.Watch
The OM-D won that one as well and the NEX6 wasn't even in the top ten.
JPR.lda: Thanks for the pole.But you should not compare cameras of diferent type and sensor sizes.Please make a new pole by type of camera:SLR, full frame and APSM43Mirrorless
This should give some interesting insights
can we include color categories too?
I think the Nikon J2 would wipe the floor of FF in these categories with its gummy bear selections.
zygh: I think this ranking is a laugh. Where is the RX100? the RX1? These two cameras alone redefined the market as we know it; the future will prove it...The 5D3 and the OM-D shouldn't even be there; the D800 sure, because of it's novelly sheer detail resolving prowness.The RX100 solely gave a new purpose to the pocket camera market, enhanced by a terrific lens.The RX1, need I say, set out a new line of cameras single-handedly.In conclusion I want to say I own neither of these cameras, however the writing is clearly on the wall.
Now if only you would laugh less and read more you would notice that the RX100 and RX1 were included in the poll. You just didn't look low enough near the bottom of it.
The only clear writting on the wall is what type of people such cameras are targeted at. But never mind that. You'll be fine.
Peiasdf: I just searched the term "poll" in the micro 4/3, NEX, Fujifilm X, EOS-1D, Nikon FX forum and limits the result to the last 30 days.
micro 4/3 - 245 resultsNEX - 11 resultsFujifilm X - 10 resultsEOS-1D - 31 results Nikon FX - 30 results
I know m4/3 forum has more people but unless it actually has 3 times the member of NEX, X, Canon and Nikon FF forum put together, I think my earlier statement and many others' statement about forum's mobilization is justified.
A little bit of a straw man argument there if you pardon the accusation.
I looked at those search results for the m43 forum. The thread "best of 2012 Poll" alone has over 80 replies and was created AFTER the end of the poll.
I tried to look at the rest of the search results but I seem to have a bug that limits me to the first 50. So I can't make conclusive statements about it. However I am a forum member and off the top of my head I remember only one thread calling for votes. The rest are oohs and awws about the OM-D competing against the D800. Rightfully so, a lot (me included) didn't expect it to compete at all let alone win.
Bare in mind, the micro four thirds forum is one of the largest forums on Dpreview and probably the fastest growing. And this is even before the times of the OM-D which in itself caused such a stir on the forum as to make some members call for splitting it.
So even if there is forum mobilization, it's nowhere near as large as you make it out to be.
vodanh1982: It makes sense. The OM-D is more affordable so it has more popularity. Full frame owners cannot beat them for vote counts.
yeah and that's why the RX100 won camera of the year in the end.
Oh, wait.. did I say something wrong up there?
Raist3d: I did see at least one call to mobilize people to vote for the OMD-5, so wouldn't be surprised it eked past Nikon due to that in this poll. Not that any of these three cameras are bad, but kinda sad to watch how polls can be shifted.
here we go
tkbslc: I want to be the first knucklehead to mention 34mm f3.6!
Really, though, it sounds awesome, but we do already have 20mm f1.7 which is not all that different.
Tell me about it.
I just can't wait until the day these equivelency trolls finally shutup. Even politics sound more convincing than their claims.
Benarm: hard to compare to RX100 since the studio shots of RX100 are out of focus
Perhaps. I don't know. An issue like that would explain why a lot of very good photographers endorse it and do not report a lens issue.
On the other hand I do have a look at snaps taken by it on forums. It is a great point and shoot but I feel like it's closer to the Canon G15 and other P&S rather than SLRs.
It's a great camera but I can't help but feel it's overhyped.
The RX100 shots are not out of focus. That is really all that compromised camera lens is capable of.
You can crosscheck with imaging resource website and you'll see the same IQ level for the RX100. Which is lacking for me but it seems to have a certain audiance nonetheless.
alexzn: Does DPR want to revise its Silver award rating? I think it was a intake. RX100 is a game-changer in the compact camera category, (even given its flaws). Time is right.
More like DPreview will never succumb to fanboy wet dreams. They'd rather be professional in their work which is why they're more regarded than others.
I can only imagine what DPreview would look like if fanboys had their way.
Here comes the floodgates of fanboy crybabies who still couldn't get over the fact that the RX100 is a silver award camera at best when reviewed by real professionals like DPreview who know what they're doing.
I'm grabbing my popcorn and preparing for the funny crybaby fanboy comments
I think I finally figured out why the V2 looks this way. It totally makes sense.
This is the aftermath of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. It's a deformed mutant camera.
So everybody please be polite and stop posting comments on how ugly this camera looks starting right now.
You know what,
I think I want to buy this camera. I figured out a creative exclusive application for it.
I think I can scare little children with it. If paired with that new fast lens it'll be a great tool to make frightened children portraits with. It can be a new theme.