"Why the death of the point and shoot"
Rumors of their death are greatly exaggerated. Fixed-lens cameras still sell many times the number of ILCs. And excellent products like RX10, FZ1000, LX100 and G7X will only reinforce this advantage.
Mike FL: Ok, "T" is from Third, and it does not imply that the T is from Leica T...
RStyga: I love the fact that it is marketed as a digital-rangefinder-feature camera; that will kick Leica's butt to move a bit towards better-featured products and perhaps slightly lower prices.
Or on features. Or on performance.
peevee1: Tamron is the only one making stabilized 24-70/2.8, right? And now the only one making stabilized UWA for full-frame DSLRs?For handheld photography with modern high-res FF cameras, these are the only choices if your camera does not have IBIS. 1/FL rule made for 1.5mpix (1000 lines per picture height) does not apply anymore. And neither it is for video, of course. Or raise your ISO and shutter speed by a couple of stops from than 1/FL.Although if you are not in a hurry, it might make sense to wain until Sigma releases competitors in these categories in their A/S/C lines, compatible with the dock and mount upgrade service. The ability to upgrade firmware is essential with camera manufacturers breaking compatibility on purpose.
This is only rumors so far, but anyway, f/4 is in different class. Canon already has f/4 UWA stabilized zoom for FF, and and Sony already announced one for FE. I bet this Tamron will about match them on price - but at f/2.8.
peevee1: That is one powerful camera. I wish they have learned from Fuji the design and firmware support practices though.DPR, how about a complete review, including AF-C test at 15 fps?
PrakticaB: Pentax offers the broadest color space by far! Just look to the first picture :).
Great for theft protection. Just tell the police the color combination of your stolen camera, and it will for sure be the only one in the world sold. :)
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Dear Ricoh people: please give the Pentax brand the mercy shot. The brand formerly known as Asahi Pentax, which gave us spot metering, does not deserve being subjected to so much ridicule. Just call every camera "Ricoh". It's OK. Ricoh has a nice reputation for great cameras too. I'd rather never see a Pentax-branded camera again than see gold point and shoots (and DSLRs with LED lights on the handgrip) with an once prestigious name on it.
"Just wait for the full frame that will put the D610 and 6D to shame and give de 750D a run for its money."
In all fairness, it is not very hard to put 6D to shame. :-)On the other hand, waiting for Pentax FF is going on for what, 10 years now? ;)
I am not saying about noise REDUCTION, if noise REDUCTION is performed in RAW it is cheating and INEVITABLY leads to loss of detail, there is simply no mathematical way to distinguish between noise and detail (because detail can have the same shape and form as noise). What noise hardware generates BEFORE detail-destroying noise REDUCTION algorithms matters, and this cannot be improved by noise-reduction algorithms. :)
Naveed Akhtar: Pany/Oly when you releasing a cheap narrow apperture, lightweight fixed focal length, ultra wide angle lens something like:10mm f/4 or 9mm f/4
that's small enough for GM1I dont mind with even a narrower apperture of f/5.6
But sharp, light, distortion free and cheap!!
thanks for macro lenses but we already got many!!!
Oly 9-18 is small enough it seems. And distortion is easily and automatically corrected.
lambert4: Where are the micro four thirds mounts? Come on Sigma give us a little love for our little sensors.
No need to cover FF image circle on a m43 lens.But a minor change to rear group can make it 75-300 f/2.5-3.2 instead of f/5-6.3. :)
peevee1: With NX1, 16-50/2-2.8 and 50-150/2.8 Samsung suddenly has a very respectable system, second only to m43. Way to come from behind. Now they need to propagate the NX1 tech into smaller cheaper camera (preferably rangefinder style) and add S macro, UWA and supertele lenses, and the system will be complete.
Huh? What 1/1.7" crowd?
peevee1: The samples at 24mm f/4 don't really allow to evaluate focus precision - DoF is too deep.
"You don't know that if the image has perfect focus if that was the only one out of a series of a 100. "
I am talking about their whole series DPR have posted.
Tamron is the only one making stabilized 24-70/2.8, right? And now the only one making stabilized UWA for full-frame DSLRs?For handheld photography with modern high-res FF cameras, these are the only choices if your camera does not have IBIS. 1/FL rule made for 1.5mpix (1000 lines per picture height) does not apply anymore. And neither it is for video, of course. Or raise your ISO and shutter speed by a couple of stops from than 1/FL.Although if you are not in a hurry, it might make sense to wain until Sigma releases competitors in these categories in their A/S/C lines, compatible with the dock and mount upgrade service. The ability to upgrade firmware is essential with camera manufacturers breaking compatibility on purpose.
The "love" should be little though. :)
Did Sigma drop its SLR line? No updates for a few years despite new sensors and processors available in their DP series.
peevee1: I wonder why buy X100 when there is LX100 cheaper. The sensor is almost as big, zoom, faster apertures, good EVF, great video and all the same controls in a smaller size:http://camerasize.com/compare/#569,566
"The X-Trans sensors allow for an image with a lot of detail"
On the contrary, from the DPR test scene it is clearly visible that demosaicing the suboptimal X-Trans pattern loses some detail, just as the theory predicts. Fuji just saved some money on AA filters.
"Regarding the size of the LX100. IMO the zoom, when extended, pretty much negates the slight size advantage over the X100 series."
You are not carrying it in your bag or pocket with the camera on and its lens extended, do you? And what does it matter how zooms extends when you are shooting?
And how do you do that? Printing them our at 6x4?
iudex: Considering the fast lens covering big 1" sensor I wonder why couldn´t Canon make an S series compact with brighter lens. If they are capable of producing 24-120mm lens with f1,8-2,8 for 1" sensor, how come they were not able to make the S100/110/120 with small 1/1,7" sensor any brighter than f1,8-5,7. I onwed the S100 and it was a nice small camera, but the slow lens (at telephoto) made me angry; I wasn´t able to lock focus at 120mm anywhere but in bright sunlight. So making a S130 with f1,8-2,8 would breathe new life into this small camera.
A zoom around f/2.8 or a prime around f/2 is the optimum, faster than that, and disadvantages (weight and cost and vignetting and even color shifts for WA) grow faster than advantages.
What a BS. No 4/3 P&S can replace the set of 7-14, Oly 12-40/2.8, Oly 40-150/2.8 and 100-300 plus macro. All that fits into a single bag. Besides, you can reach 600mm eq with an easily handholdable lens on m43. On APS-C it is another story... the whole kit becomes unwieldy.
He does not know much - mov and mp4 are not codecs, these are container formats.Oh, sorry, it has been said already.