Very nice and a consistent artistic vision.
No thanks. But only because I'm bound to drop it, and think how much that would hurt!
Timbukto: So many people here are living in a complete enthusiast gearhead protected bubble and just don't see the plain truth in numbers in front of their face. Enthusiast photography gear is on a significant decline after a huge DSLR bubble and mirrorless is simply not the next big hit (no numbers to date have shown it to be, the truth in numbers sits right in front of you). Sony mirrorless is only doing 'ok' because it happens to just be a popular 'let me try this out' camera, but the true 'attachment' rate IMO is nothing to write home about. And unfortunately Panasonic is trying to shake things up promoting 4k but thats going to be rather tepid for *consumer* industry as well IMO (i.e. not do much to replace smartphone videography).
Anyone who thinks that Samsung just isn't 'trying' hard enough is insane. They made *incredible* mirrorless cameras in terms of sensor technology, AF, FPS, etc...when are people going to just wake up and realize we are in an inevitable down market.
Clearly, we've all got to go out and buy more gear.
Seeky: Is it me or is the image quality bordering on horrible? Or am I missing something about this "phenomenal and large imaging sensor" (that's how Canon calls it)??
And I have said it before: When processing the RAW files, why not apply NR and CA removal?
I thought they looked rubbish too. Noisy and unsharp.
photoinmyblood: Am I the only one here who thinks it looks identical to the A7RII? Look at iso 100 Raw with the filter off, too me the RX1R looks just as sharp at the center. There seem to be bad edge performance, perhaps due to curvature.
I bet that if all the information about what camera each photo was taken by was removed everyone would just buy the one that felt nicest to hold.
They are all so good these days the differences in IQ seem irrelevant.
Hugo808: Only 42mp? Yawn, I'll wait for a month and get A7R111...
Only half lame. We all know there will be a mk111 out be christmas and then everyone in the comments will be whining that their camera is out of date like they did when this one came out a few days ago...
Only 42mp? Yawn, I'll wait for a month and get A7R111...
Excellent, just the thing for my Lunar!
Blimey, the decisive moment!
meanwhile: A built in EVF is pretty much a necessity these days ... these should have one.
EVFs are hideous. The only reason you'd want one is in bright light but they don't work very well in bright light.
Cameras like this aren't for serious work, they are big compacts and very good at that job indeed.
RaghavBaijal: It's quite amazing what Samsung was able to pull out of their ass with little to no background in the industry. If they had released this when I was switching to mirrorless, I would probably have gone with Samsung, instead of Sony.
I really really hope they don't go out of business. With the kind of BS Canon & Nikon are putting out, it would probably be a monopoly for Sony in the Mirrorless world. And that would be bad for all of us.
The Samsung cameras feel damn good in the hand too. Nice and solid and everything where you want it. They get top marks for that.
Rick Knepper: For me, there are only two choices, the two cameras with FF sensors.
My first choice being Sony with a 42 MP sensor but Sony makes another choice, 35mm lens in this case, that prevents me from considering one of their products.
My 2nd choice, the Leica has a low resolution sensor, but otherwise seems like the perfect fixed lens package, is priced stupid high.
Guess, I'll wait for the next gen.
24mp is low resolution now? Lordy!
sapporodan: The only camera on that list for people on a budget I would not recommend is the Fuji.
Don't get me wrong its a great camera, but Fuji lenses can be very expensive. Almost everyone I know who has a Fuji has ended up annoyed that there is a very small selection of low cost lenses in the line up.
Lens cost is something I really think should be noted when doing a line up about budget cameras
What I like about it is that it can focus really close, 2cm, great for shots of flowers etc.
All those lenses are within the focal length of the kit lens and are just a bit faster for your money. Has anyone purchased an XA-2 with a view to acquiring more lenses? I doubt it, it was a compact camera replacement for me and the kit lens is superb.
Tried all of these here but I got the Fuji. It looked like the one with best IQ and a decent close focusing capability. Not to mention being extremely light for an APSC camera..
The focusing in video mode is awful though, and it slowly hunts about looking to refocus every time something in the frame moves. Not a good choice for the movie maker then but we all knew that about Fuji stuff.
Was - and still am - cynical about the short zoom range, but these are some lovely sharp and colourful shots.
Well I'd love one, great camera for pottering about with I should think.
Konstantin Mineev: It is need good sign for high-end camera's manufacturer to make new firmware for improving performance several times. Cameras should work perfect by default. No?
Blumfeld: I really like to like this system. But the ergonomy doesn't work for me and the characteristics of the output doesn't please me.
It's lucky for you there is no shortage of alternatives!
Hugo808: It looks fabulous, makes me dewy eyed with delight!
And it looks like you could get through a days fun without having to scroll through menus!
But will it take my M42 lenses?
You're kidding! I was joking but that's real coherence of product range, couldn't be any more inclusive. My old Takumar SMC took nice looking pics.