D1N0: This looks pretty good, though I rue the loss of the ovf. The camera looks better with one on it because of the retro styling. The evf will probably be better, but it's not retro. They probably should have gotten rid of some real estate on the front though, because of the missing OVF. Understandably they did not use a 1" sensor. It would have required a new lens design. Much larger. The RX100 III has a 24-70 equivalent lens, this is 28-112. The camera would cost at least $200 more lifting it out of it's price class.
"You are talking about digital zoom. We all know digital zoom sucks."
It does not suck - it is just cropping. There is no difference between 2/3" sensor and a bigger sensor cropped to 2/3". Except the latter gets 10 mpix out of the sharpest center of the image circle instead of 12 mpix in X30 out of all its image circle (including less sharp corners) - no big difference, and at f/2.8, same amount of light. Well, probably a little more on RX100M3 because its sensor is BSI - no electronics taking up space.
peevee1: "X30 offers faux mechanical exposure mode and exposure compensation dials on its top-plate"
What d you mean by "faux" - they don't work? ;)
The wheels are turning - looks like mechanics to me, not some touchscreen.Obviously they do not directly and mechanically close down aperture etc, but this thing were gone even in film era.
Zagato: Based on these great samples I'm convinced that the 18-135mm is the ideal zoom for travelling purposes (landscape, architecture and even close-ups).
"Landscapes can be shot with any sharp lens."
Sure, but if that mountain or lake you want does not fit on 18mm while would fit on 16, you will be backing don mies and miles (to the ocean or off the cliff etc). :)
km25: The camera is a $500.00 with a nice f2-f2.8 zoom lens. It is for grabing quick shots. The cameras that have large sensor have larger price tags, so why have a 1" sensor when one may have a APS-C. Point is how does it work for the person shooting with it. I would have only hoped the movie side of the camera would get better.Oh that $500.00 price tag in 6 months or so, will be $449.00.
"The camera is a $500.00 ..."
" I would have only hoped the movie side of the camera would get better."
Hard to do with that suboptimal X-Trans color filter. Really need full sensor readout even for decent 1080p, and good 4k is not possible with it.
"Oh that $500.00 price tag in 6 months or so, will be $449.00."
It should be. You can buy a new XZ-2 for $260 on ebay, and viewfinders for it are not expensive too.
"35-"? Cropping wide side does not make sense.
esmu urdis: star of the show .......nothing else new around at the moment
"Star" compared to nothing?
Crop RX100M3's lens to 2/3"-class image circle, and here is your 112mm-equivalent.
"X30 offers faux mechanical exposure mode and exposure compensation dials on its top-plate"
Not a bad camera, but 2 years after RX100, it is not exactly in the same class while being so big and expensive...And of course EVF and built-in flash must be swapped.And of course still having manual cap in this class, when even some interchangeable lenses have automatic caps, is meh.
Not wide enough for architecture and landscape, and minimum working distance of 45/60cm is not convenient even for food.
MediaDigitalVideo: How many pixels do our eyes have ?
No it does not. The whole retina is about 8 mpix, but the part which is actually in sharp focus - cornea - is only about 100k.
peevee1: Weather sealing? Any matching sealed lenses?
But dust and moisture can get into the body through an unsealed lens.
Weather sealing? Any matching sealed lenses?
peevee1: and nobody still cared...
The article is not about NX300, it is about NX3000 - with its only control wheel under the base of the thumb doubling as buttons, including the all-important exposure compensation button for which your NX300 has a separate button. "Ergonomic" my ass.I am pretty sure from his language than nick "Gesture" is a Samsung's shill.
Looks like Samsung hired more ad people. "great ergonomics and user interface" - right, NX3000 without any controls. "excellent resolution" - 20 is an excellent number? More "excellent" than 123 or 24? "kit lenses are excellent." - this is a joke. Do they pay you by number of "excellent" words?
"Of course the x000 series is too basic / entry-level for me, "
So even you don't care about the camera. :)
and nobody still cared...
Seems a good camera. I wonder if E-PL7 will be able to compete if it is indeed just E-M10 without a EVF - meaning it does not have OSPDAF. But at least it is hard to make fewer controls. :)Panasonic looks like it withdrew from the class completely (GM1 is significantly smaller and better made).
DPR wrote: "A large 16:9 ratio 921k-dot touchscreen dominates the rear of the camera, but when shooting still images in the camera's native 4:3 aspect ration"...
3:2 and "ratio".
"Fuji X-T1's X-Trans processor"
X-Trans is not a processor. It is a name/brand for a sensor with subobtimal color filter and without AA filter.Their processor is called EXR and derivatives (for example, EXR Processor Pro). :)