mediasorcerer: shame about samsungs poor quality lenses, when they match the name brands in resolution rendering iq and size they may sell more.
Dude - what are you smoking. Samsung is at least as good as "name brands" (I think you are misusing this term, or at least not using it the same way 99% of people use it on this site). Samsung has some very good lenses. You may be thinking of Samyang? But even then - those are some good lenses too. Can't figure it out.
This firmware update make this camera even more appealing to me. Only questions remaining are how good the AF system really is - and how good this new sensor is.
phazelag: So Panasonic makes the LX100, FZ1000, GH4, and GM5 all of which are innovative and they make one camera with one feature possibly aimed at a younger market and people act like its a photography apocalypse is happening.
I have been told the photography doomsday has been here since I was 16 years old with my Minolta X370. These days any young whipper snapper with a disposable kodak can take photos. What will the world do with "real" photographers!
OMG with a flip screen people will actually be able to take photos of themselves to remember important moments. Whats next robotic cameras that follow us around with their helicopter wings? Oh yeah we have those too.
007Peter - yes - many people get confused about this. It is all about what your goal is. If you are trying to create art - then by all means scout your location - stay there all day and night until you find the exact light and perspective you want then take the shot - with you not in it. But most people with a camera - even enthusiasts are taking images for memories. And for that - you should be in the image.
Cane: Another m43 with that 16 mp sensor. Innovative.
Barn - well yes, it is being used in the top tier m43 bodies. But - is it competitive with the D7100 or A6000? Not so sure about that. And competitive is a relative term. Some people will not care in the least about the IQ differences between these bodies. But others will buy mostly based on those differences.
entoman: Canon 7DMkii cheated of Gold Award!
Can someone explain why, in 2014, a score of only 82% resulted in DPR Gold Awards for the Panasonic FZ1000, Sony RX10, Sony RX100 iii and Olympus OMD-EM10?
The Panasonic DMC-GMI even managed to get a Gold Award with just 78%
Why was the Canon 7DMkii only given a Silver Award, despite achieving a score of 84% in your own review????
Surely the level of award should be directly linked to the percentage score.
I think Dale explained it. Percentages are for things that are measurable and awards are for how the staff feels about a product. As an example, a camera could score highly because it has a great sensor and all the bells and whistles. But maybe not get an award because it really sucks to handle and has no "soul" as a camera. Just as an example.
Another website has listed a curious spec:"Light Speed Auto Focus with Contrast AF, Low Light AF, Face / Eye Detection AF and more"
Is this some kind of new high speed contrast detect focus system? Should be interesting to see how it works out.
Barn - not to be argumentative - but I think most of those non-Panasonic bodies you listed are either retired, or very close to retirement. I agree with Cane - get a new sensor Panasonic. Give us some options. Heck even if it is a 12MP sensor with super high ISO - at least we would have options (I would like that 12MP sensor).
gandulfc - I have a different point of view. I have not problem with selfies. I see the purpose. I mean lets say I go to NYC as an example. What picture can I take of the stature of liberty that has not been taken a million times? But - I can take a picture of myself next the stature and BOOM - instant classic that my grandchildren can view some day. When I look through my old family pictures - I don't look for pictures of places - I look for people.
Does anyone know if T-Mobile will actually carry this phone, or if I have to pay full price from another outlet?
jtan163: One of the interesting things about Samsung is they are also a phone company with all the regulatory and engineering experience in that field that Canon and Nikon don't have.
I wonder if they will be perceptive enough to put a cell modem in a pro specified camera?
Media shooters would benefit instead of having to carry around wifi hotspots or backpacks with clunky hacked together systems.
? Really? Most CSC have wifi transfer included in body. And for those that don't - just use an eye-fi card. I use one with my D7000 and it is very simple to get all of the jpgs from my camera to my cell phone and post whatever I want (if I was inclined to do such a thing).
Oh, yeah, I can't see the title of this news story being controversial at all.
Yup - this topic is completely non-controversial. Probably no one will be interested in talking about it for days on end.
Adrien S: So... I totally need a body with these specs BUT A FULL-FRAME SENSOR.
On the day they release a FF body with similar specifications (and a comparatively low price!), Samsung can just take my money.
Dark goob - you have obviously gotten off on some strange tangent. Take a look around the photography forums on any website. It is VERY clear what is meant by "Full Frame". So, while you may have lost your way - everyone else is very clear on this website what is meant by full frame.
Sdaniella: if i ever opt for APSC, for me:Samsung NX1 + 16-50mm f2.0-2.8 combo is most appealing of NX lens (I like 24mm ff.eq.fov)orCanon EOS 7DMkII only if they make an EF 15-45mm f2.0L IS STM ...(24-70 ff.eq.fov; f3.2 ff.dof.eq)
if soa good EF-to-NX adapter would be much welcome for those with lots of EF or TSE lenses
or an EF-to-NX Metabones Speedbooster
I think BarnET is right. Wide angle (most likely landscape) lens on a 10fps crop camera doesn't make a lot of sense. I too have never seen anyone shoot sports with a wide angle lens. For wide angle, landscape type stuff - go with a FF option, like an A7R.
Adrien S. - Do you really NEED the few millimeters of DOF that a 200 f/1.8 gives you for portraits? I think Samsung has a very fine 85/1.4 lens. If you can't make a nice portrait with that lens you might be in the wrong business.
Adrien - my understanding is you should wait for the Sony A9. FF sensor, AND should have better than A6000 AF speed (and also probably burst rate). The A9 should be what you are looking for. But honestly - I don't know why you NEED a FF body. But anyway that is my 2c.
dark goob: I love how they never mentioned battery life, once, in this video.
If you buy a $2800 kit, I am sure a few spare batteries won't break the bank.
armandino: Got to love 1 year camera iterations if so. Perfect way to keep the business up and your money worth down
I assume you are talking about the money worth of Sony? Why are you worried? We are getting good products with lots of innovation refreshed often. What's to complain about?
brownie314: Forgive me if this question has been answered - but is the A7 now discontinued?
bluevellet - yes, yes I am.
Forgive me if this question has been answered - but is the A7 now discontinued?