snapa: Forget about the selfie flip up screen, there are people that WILL actually use it, whether you like that fact of not. What I want to know is, will (Pany/Oly) ever upgrade the sensor technology, that is what really needs to happen. It also needs some kind of grip and larger battery. It also needs at least one external dial. It's basically an upgrade to a P&S with a slow, very limited zoom lens that is WAY over priced for what it is and can do. The RX100III would be a much better alternative, even if it does cost more money. At least it would be much easier to carry and it takes better pictures :/
The sensor is excellent. Really the pinnacle of what to expect with this size. The difference with APS-c is very small. And than yes: the package is smaal and good thing is that panny has developped specific lenses for these packages to keep it small.
The 1"Sony sensors also perform very well, but any review will showhalf the zie means at higher ISO you lose outon noise, dynamic range etc. . More imprtantly though is that this addresses another user group: one that wants to change lenses. If you do not want it, the RX100, the LX100 and some APS-c sensored fixed lens cams will bebetter.
RichRMA: Chuck selfie LCD articulation, add EVF. Problem solved.
Already solved: you have just invented GM5.
tecnoworld: A wonderful camera, its af performance makes me think of going back to dslr, after the poor performanve of even the best mirrorless around, but...I'll wait and see what the a9 can deliver.
Hi tecno. Sometimes I have the same urge. Luckily my sis has the D800e. With the 70-200 f2.8. I am cured. Yes it can produce better images, but it is so large and heavy..
SeeRoy: As someone who has rather a lot of money "invested" in high-end Nikon lenses which sometimes hang off a D700, I now mostly shoot M43. Obviously I'd like the option of shooting higher resolution FF now and again (mainly for the capacity to crop heavily when shooting wildlife). But there's no way I'm buying another DSLR. Maybe when Nikon eventually introduce a mirrorless FF camera that will accept my lenses I'll spend some more money with Nikon. It's long overdue. I'm well aware what DSLRs can do that mirrorless can't - yet - but for me the DSLR is a dinosaur and the sooner it's extinct the better.
Well I am a mFT user since 2008 and I can see no mirrorless cam coming close to what the D750 has to offer. The D750, at least for stills, is well ahead as a total package. So Nikon DSLR shooter not only have a much better lenschoice, they also have a better stills cam too. DSLR going extinct is fine when mirrorless can top it or equal it in each and every way.
Great result for a wellrounded camera. I do not use Nikon nor Canon, but think Nikon shows the right way whereas the 7D MarkII is somewhat disappointing (but still a very good cam). I wonder how well the D7200 will perform, but the D750 is really rocksolid. 90% score, from what I have seen on other previews as well, is not unexpected.
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.