dark goob: Wow where's Olympus??? Really, DPREVIEW?
No EPM2? Is it end of line?
Seems Sony shows the others that good focustracking is important. It is what setsit apart from the otherwise very good EM10..Oh..and video. So it is also what sets it apart from GM5 minus the video...
The 645Z is a fantastic cam when it comes to IQ but I am not seeing anything special here.
Hugo808: Why do we need 40mp again?
For everything where detail matters or is at least appreciated. But it is not just mpixels. If I am correct, it is also colour fidelity and colour depth etc that is affected.
So landscape, macro, portrait, cityscape, pics of food, architecture. I would like 100 Mpixels for that. Even more. But not now as that is going to very difficult to process with current tech (or getting rather expensive).
jennyrae: Olympus successfully reinvented hdr mode and renamed it sensor shift. Seriously, a 3 picture bracket shot would still be better. This sensor shift design is more of gimmick. It is still in reality 16mp natively and being marketed as 40mp by virtue of stacking which is in a way somehow similar to what is now commonly known as hdr mode in cameras.
@ jennyrae. It is not a sigma merrill (foveon). Did you take a look at the way the Hasselblad resolves? While it is not a gimmick I think, it is not ideal either of course. Hence I want Oly to use a sensor that is at least 21 MPixel but preferablye 24 Mp. I also hope they give us a choice so we can chose 2,4, 6 shots etc so we can chose 36, 50 and 64 MPixels for instance.
HDR on my GH4 is always JPG (I barely use it), I think that is the case with most camera's? If so, you are restricted. I read that at least on the Hassy it is RAW and if so on the OLy, you get more leverage here.
I wonder though about shuttershock which is noticable on just one16MPixel pic. How about 2-4 consecutive pics togeter? Shuttershock means the shot if OFF by more than 1 (let alone 1/2) pixel...How are they going to control this?
"May be"....we'll see. It is only a rumour no one can say to what extend it is usefull or not. But Hasselblad using this too, it is used for telescopes, it is used for medical instrument to get better resolution shows this in itself is not a gimmick. But it depends on how it is used.
May be you are right. You use Samsung cams so you are an expert on gimmicks...
Of course there are downsides if excecuted badly, but suppose they do it in the best possible way. There is another advantage: the sensor at 2,5 * 16 MPixels will not outresolve a lens. While a 40 MPixel sensor would.
But personally, I find 40 MPixels in this way too low to really be something special. There is gap with the Samsung NX1 but it is not very big. Also, compare dfto FF they already have 36 MPixels.
So I hope they can do this:- 24 Mpixel sensor, 60 MPixel output (user defined choice of course)- 13- 13,5 eV DxO DR- ISO performance at least as good as current sensortech, so cropping that 60 MPixel output to 30 Mpixel or so will get us terrific ISO performance.- Preferably with very good IBIS so you do not have to use a tripod.
Etc. But my main thing will be 60 MPixel, to really set it apart.
Vignes: only 144 comments and it's day 2. when the A7II was posted, the count was in hundreds and it hit 1000 mark within day2. This is the problem with Samsung brand, maybe they need to change their camera name to something else. Similar to Toyota with Lexus name. At the end of the day, it's all marketing and how you portray yourself in a particular market space.
Samsung is the culprit here. I do not know if it is true, but it is said they tend to drop prices fast. May be because of lacklustre sales, I can't see any other reason. whateveer it is: when you are known to devaluate your product so fast it is logical people anticipate on it. So solution: not the customer dictates Samsung prices, Samsung does. So you can blame them for doing so time and time again (apparantly) in the past.
My guess is when NX1 sales are really strong, Samsung is going nowhere with its price!
George Christofi: For me the winner is Fujifilm XT 1 is the best camera for steel photos and the GH 4 for video
NX1: not so sure. There have bene mixed reviews already and its lowerlight performance both for noise and for C-AF is not as good. Some have "shown" in lower light it can't track as well. As a comparison: my GH4 has no problem with lower light. This seems to be a downside of many OnSensor PDAF systems. But it is early days, so I'll await good reviews that put effort in the autofocussing part. I feel especially this Samsung (and the Nikon 1 V3) deserve this as they on paper at least stand out.
tabloid: Looks like SLR cameras with mirrors flapping up and down have had their day.I bought a 3200 and tried to do some videos with it…..and I must admit that it was a total waste of time.First of all videos (for me) was a total disaster, as i couldn't use it in bright sunlight, and secondly the camera (in video mode) kept overheating….and i had to keep putting it in the fridge.
So I bought a Sony A65…..all problems solved.
Video Question: Was there any heating problems (in video mode) with the NX1.Can autofocus be used in any setting.Thanks
@Ontario: I disagree as I don't feel it is justified to think you can get some of the best video in any photcam and videocam sub 10000,- for free. The Nikon D7100 foes not provide that at all. SO if the Samsung is moreless on par with the D7100 in the photgraphic department but gives you 4K on top of it, it is easy to see it needs to cost more.
I think NX1 simply has "Samsung" going against it. The name and that is what making it sell for a higher price pretty difficult. Also: hte system with the pro lenses is not any smaller either (or very little) so that side of the advantage other capable mirrorless systems have (m43 in particular) is lost too.
But as a cam with all the technology on it, I think the price is really justified.
Naveed Akhtar: If I have to pick one from OMD-EM1 or GH4, it won't be an easy decision.
If its about 4k recording, then its very easy pick .. GH4 is the only practical solution out of all available cameras.
On the basis of still photography GH4 is again an amazing camera offering almost anything you would want, other than missing IBIS feature. EM1 is equally good.
So it's more about personal preferences handling etc or brand loyalty.
Overall, I would say yes, GH4 is slighly better camera out of this bunch to recommend!
Well, I have GH4, but I agree that we'll have to wait and see how the NX1 performs. If excecuted well it might be the better camera of this bunch.
MGJA: This video review format is very nice. Some real world usage to balance the numbers games. Relaxed and informative, striking the right balance between viewer interest and geek thirst for data. Solid stuff, folks.
Although I guess the proof is in the pudding - let's see what happens when DPR hits on a product that deserves some serious panning.
Yes, seems like a copy of TheCameraStore without the fun and just a little slower pace. A good change and a nice add-on to their usual, written reviews.
Great in itself and NX1 gets the attention the Gh4 deserved aswell, but never got. May be dpreview has learned from the negative comment on the Gh4 vs A7s review (or attempt to review).
Anyway: this is the right way to at least start a review. With all the technolgy in this cam, i thorough review with attention to how it focusses (good light and low light), videocapabilites etcetc is in order.
Mike FL: If LX100 threatened RX100-3's sales# due to advantage of sensor size, SONY may release an APS-C sensor P&S with size no big than LX100.
BUT, I do not think Panasonic can sale more LX100 than RX100-3 even RX100-3 is aged as LX100's design is much older; 10 years old exactly even 10 years older LC1 has a 2-position Flash built in.
Leica's lens is a selling point, but Panasonic's engineers are getting too lazy.
Yeah, DPR is the fanboy. Haha. I am not goig to waste time on people like you.
Dpreview: one of the best P&S cams ever.You: Panasonic engineers are getting too lazy.
But that is the difference between a fanboy and an impartial reviewer.
If you use the comparator tool, Seems like Pany's own FZ1000 outscores, albeit marginally, the LX100 in 6 of the critical parameters, IQ, JPEG and RAW, Optics, Performance and Video. Being close to the same 'class' of camera, would ypu say FZ1000 is slightly better than LX100? Only on the above parameters.
FZ1000 is a completely different cam because of size and weight. Period. Different markets. I could carry an LX100 around easily in a coat pocket, not so with a FZ1000.
rocklobster: Why would you pay more than a GX7 for this camera - for the convenience of the two dials on the top? Am I missing something here? What else does it offer? Size advantage? - it is no smaller than the GX7 with 12-32 lens albeit a slight telephoto advantage.
"with the 12-32"...key difference. And no 4K video. Some people simply want one, rather compact cam that does it all with no hassle. For some this comes closer to that ideal than GX7.
Reilly Diefenbach: The D3300 with kit lens kills this nice little camera at $350 less. Can't carry a one pound camera? Really?
Irrelevant. Some people clearly do not want to even if they could.
Miki Nemeth: When I saw that DPReview gave such a high score to a camera that I evaluated to be mediocre, I was surprised but I thought I am not an expert at all. Then I've just read Behiri's review www.cinema5d.com/panasonic-lx-100/ and I think I was a bit right. I think the LX100 cannot come even close to Sony's RX100R3.
Miki: to each their own. It is not absolutistic. Those who use a tilting screen a lot for video, might penalise the LX100 heavily for that. Others that are into pic IQ or simply value 4K video in such a small package might headin the opposite direction ("Excellent cam"").But from what you write I guess you have used it and did not like it compared to your V1. What did you not like about it, what was worse?I handled V1 but never LX100 so I cannot compare here (at all), but from the IQ I see comong out of the LX100 in so many samples it seems to be clearly better than the V1. So what is it that you did not like? Thanks!