highwave

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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.

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

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 04:20 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S (57 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 23:03 UTC as 24th comment
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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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...

same here

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 15:30 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 14:59 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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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 APS
M43
Mirrorless

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 14:54 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 09:39 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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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 results
NEX - 11 results
Fujifilm X - 10 results
EOS-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.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 05:15 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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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?

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 03:56 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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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.

oooh boy

here we go

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 03:03 UTC
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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.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 08:05 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 studio sample images (144 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 06:41 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 studio sample images (144 comments in total)
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Benarm: hard to compare to RX100 since the studio shots of RX100 are out of focus

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.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 02:11 UTC
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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.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 15:50 UTC

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

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 03:44 UTC as 144th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)

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.

Be considerate.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 04:02 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 05:22 UTC as 111th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)
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eNo: All these comments about the looks... here and elsewhere... now I really know for sure that people don't buy cameras to take pictures. :)

Well,it's sort of a contradiction when a photographer has a good eye to capture images of beautiful things in life yet doesn't notice he's holding a man made abomination.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 05:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)
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Jun2: Good, nobody will steal it.

But somebody might smash it to little pieces when you're not looking. It's that ugly.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 05:02 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review (373 comments in total)
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Marcin Moscicki: Wow, compared with NEX-7 and the difference in detail/noise is not huge!

@peevee1

Oh no,

Another RX100 kit zoom Nazi

Why are RX100 users so inclined to force system camera users to their kit zooms? has it ever occurred to you that a lot of system camera users don't use nor even have a kit zoom? (I'm one of them).

Your point is the other way around. I can use an f0.95 lens on my NEX7 against your fixed no choice but f1.8 RX100. And then it's the NEX7 ISO200 Vs. RX100 ISO800.

And don't bring the price tag argument up. Canon S100, and Olympus XZ-1 users can bring that argument up and win against the RX100.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 21:42 UTC
On article Sony NEX-5R Hands-on Preview (145 comments in total)

Come on Dpreview can't you give us a spoiler and tell us up front if the NEX hybrid Autofocus is lightning fast and effective or not?

A lot of us are dying to know

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 21:09 UTC as 34th comment
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