grumpycat: No zoom feature so it is useless on phone!
Have you tried the app? Or is there not a version for your phone?
GXRuser: Missing EVF is an issue. Same for the XA-1.
If only there was some way to get an X-trans sensor with an EVF. Fuji should really address that gap in the market. In fact they might benefit from trying to invent some sort of hybrid OVF/EVF. I wonder if there could be a market for such a thing? It might even be worth them considering introducing such a thing for both fixed and changeable lens cameras. If I were them I might be tempted to go for something like a 35mm equivalent for the fixed lens version. What do other people think?
arhmatic: I really need to question Fuji on this one...
Do we really need FOUR tiers? What's next now? an X camera phone
They are really diluting the initial retro concept of the X cameras, as the real pro oriented mirrorless... this is why I initially bought into the system. Terrible move, if you ask me.
Are you suggesting that your decision on whether you buy the 23mm f1.4 is based on what cameras it can be attached to? That seems to be an odd way to make a decision.
Stealthy Ninja: I live in Hong Kong and honestly these pictures (though very nice) aren't too special. Most people could go out and take these photos pretty easily if they lived here. In fact on his page number 8 looks very similar to a place nearby where I live.
They look pretty nice though, don't get me wrong.
It's a pretty special project in my opinion. Of course lots of people could have taken the photos, but nobody else thought that it might be interesting to take a whole series and create a project out of them.
In the first para you have "L820" instead of L620.
schaki: I find it somewhat laughable that Fujifilm have copied the "M" from Leica rangefinders at the same time as using the M for their most simple model which in fact should be for the X-Pro1.So what is the next joke from Fujifilm? Probably that the jpegs with badly smudged foliage still remain unchanged from previous models in the X-series? At least i might guess so unless they've some other bad card to play on..I could have considered the X20 if it not had been for that very irritating flaw.At least they've got the tilt-lcd right with the X-M1. Hope to see options with low NR included as well and I might test one.
Are we to understand that you think that this camera is "laughable" because it's called the "XM-1"? Are you really trying to tell us that if it was called the "XN-1" you might take it seriously but because Leica have exclusive use of the letter "M", this camera is no good?
Alberto Tanikawa: Soon we'll have cameras that will not work unless they are connected to the internet. Oh, let's not forget the monthly fees in order to use it too. I thought the Nikon 1 V2 was ugly, but it seems Samsung wants to match it.[/sarcasm] Interesting concept, but no thanks.
Possibly, but what has that got to do with Samsung?
This is a bit of a straw man argument, surely? Has anyone said anything about fees to use the camera? I think you're right that it's not very pretty, but there's no need to make stuff up about it.
The extent to which this is interesting depends on how much control over the camera you can have from a separate device. If you can set aperture, shutter exposure compensation, ISO etc from a remote device, that might open up some new possibilities. Otherwise, using Android (or any similar operating system) just seems a bit of a gimmicky way of getting rid of some buttons on the back of the camera.
depscribe: This is the worst idea anybody has ever had since the beginning of time.
Why do you say that?
AZBlue: If this is the quality of photos produced by these photographers, they deserve to get fired.
Your comment is a classic demonstration of why you MUST read an article before commenting on it. As it is, you've made yourself look a little foolish for want of taking five minutes to understand what the article says.
toomanycanons: Well...employed for the past twelve years means weathering the recession that put millions out of work. Yet he kept on shooting in a paid position. Lucky him! Now he has the freedom to shoot what he wants and he opts for his iPhone? Shooting Facebook crap? Man, is this what you've been dreaming about all the time you've been paid to be a photographer?
It is hard to imagine a more comprehensive misunderstanding of the article. Unless of course you didn't read the article? If you read the article, you will be able to understand why he is taking photos with his iPhone.
tkpenalty: No RAW support. That's kinda pointless...
@Combatmedic870: What do you mean? Of course there are programs on tablets that support RAW. PhotoRAW does this on iOS. RawVision does it for Android. I'm sure that both OSs will have other options too.
sdribetahi: Do you all think they just had some scientific breakthrough only weeks after the product went out the door? No, they hadn't finished their work when the product went out the door. You have to give them credit for not trying to save face and sitting on this, but you also have to wonder who's getting fired for that goof up.
What goof up?
Superb images and they are matched by your excellent descriptions and explanations. I can see what people are saying about the watermarks, but there is so much to be learned here - they didn't bother me so much.
Thanks very much for this article. I found your examples to be clear and helpful.