Ad B: Hi,
was it forbidden to make pictures above ISO1600??These pics can be made by every pretty good camera.
At the Photokina I tried the NX1, at the cameramonitor it had better pics at ISO12800 as my E-M5 with ISO6400.To make a compareson at lower, usefull ISOs, you need a bigger and better screen (a computer).(Or Dpreview...)
@Barney OMG SO IT IS A CONSPIRACY.. SOMETIMES!!?!
not being serious, sorry
Mike FL: For Zoom = F2.8 all the way with small sensor/body, you can get Panasonic FZ200 @$379 as today's price (10-31-2014) while Stylus 1 is about $600 from respectable sellers.
Other than huge price difference, there are PROs and CONs, but FZ200 has much wide (24mm vs 28mm) and longer (600mm vs 300mm) zoom, and SHARPER lens.
Link for FZ200 @$379:http://www.abesofmaine.com/item.do?item=PSDMCFZ200K&id=PSDMCFZ200K&l=PLA&gclid=Cj0KEQjw5syiBRCwxPbE6o_MsK4BEiQAUowjppy6E61JOlFAx2gUAglH5L2E7U00PHEkDHpkHabxgUYaAlGC8P8HAQ
Why FZ200 is better choice:http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympus_STYLUS_1/verdict.shtml
ahahah. so sad, people here live to burn. burn each other, burn camera descriptions, burn burn burn
Glen Barrington: I've never used the Stylus, that sort of camera doesn't appeal to me. I'm an E-M10 sort of person. But I can't understand the hateful comments.
1) It's a camera, not the cure for cancer.2) Olympus must see a market for such a camera. It seems to me, they should have a right to pursue any market they choose.3) Its appearance is unlikely to throw anyone out of work or cause economic chaos.4) Don't like it? Then don't buy it.
I can understand statements like "I wish it had. . . ." or "I wouldn't use that camera because . . . " But the anger and hate is odd.
sh&&ting on camera designs that you don't like is the purpose of dpreview
nothing so satisfying as trash-talking imaging technology that doesn't float your boat.
yawn T5.0-8.9 what is this amateur hour time to graduate from preschool canon. i don't care if it weighs 100kg f2.8 or go home
PeterBM: Still waiting "my" good camera:- compact with large sensor- good fixed lens, min range 28-135, possibly more- max aperture 2.8, possibly better- overall good features (photo quality, responsiveness, focus accuracy, ...)- and absolutely a fully articulated screen
get ready to wait for the next iteration of the universe
xeriwthe: ah, beautiful. but i'm still holding out for the manual zoom 1" from fuji :) fingers crossed
to each his own, many fans of the x10 series for what it is
ah, beautiful. but i'm still holding out for the manual zoom 1" from fuji :) fingers crossed
offtheback: From a quick review of the comments,he may regret the photo being posted on DPREVIEW.
he is taking one for the team coming onto dpreview after what he learned
i'm glad people are against any sort of innovation. canikon all the way!
camera gear really brings out the best in people
Johannes Zander: So no need for autofocus?And can it take video which can be re-focused? Would be great, no need for focus puller any more.
still requires autofocus. there is a range around which you can effectively refocus
nice sample photos. the image quality is quite nice too. tempting..
i like the ultra chiseled ultra clean look, very apple
aliasfox: Sports is an obvious use case. Sports news is usually viewed on the web or newsprint, so 5MP is fine. With the Lytro, the photographer never has to wait for any kind of focusing - no PDAF, no CDAF, no focus lag whatsoever. As soon as Lebron jumps to make his basket, the photographer hits the shutter, focuses later for the perfect shot every time.
With light field, it should be possible to imitate a FF camera at F/2.8 - set the lens at 85mm equivalent and get FF style portraits anytime. An event photographer could use this to tweak images to clients' desires ("I want Mom over there to be in focus" or "Blur the background more, it's too distracting"). It essentially decouples the artistic (DoF) from the exposure (aperture) equation.
Obviously, neither of these are necessarily common use cases, and this field (no pun intended) still has a ways to go. But if they keep developing it, who knows. In 3-4 years we might have a high ISO, fast shooting FF model with 120 MR/16MP output.
Since this camera is using software algorithms to render a final image based on depth information at every pixel (as far as I know) it can blur the 'background' as much as it wants to emulate any type of lens, in a way. Kind of like how the new Google camera bokeh trickery works. Certainly not 'real' dof effect but as long as it's good enough for appearances...
cool, this gives my x100s a little more variety, as my only high quality non-compact camera. that's pretty much what i want, for my purposes of shooting the same old locations on my walks and hikes with different focal lengths, different ideas. not exactly the most cost effective solution for 28, 35, and 50mm f/2.0 shooting but the only one that is silent and fits in a pocket (at least in one mode of operation).
REDred Photo: I bought the X-E2 in December and loved the image quality and character of the images... but I just couldn't get totally comfortable with the "rangefinder" form factor. I took advantage of a long exchange period and ordered the X-T1 as a replacement... wow! Just what I wanted!
I'm using this camera with a collection of older Contax Zeiss manual focus lenses and I could not be happier with the results. I just have a few requests for user interface improvements:
1. Custom Q Menu. Many of the options on the Q menu don't apply to me since I'm using manual lenses... it would be wonderful to choose what items are available in the Q menu.
2. Focus Peaking Function Button.Sometimes I want focus peaking and sometimes I don't. It would be nice to assign the front function button to focus peaking on/off
3. Smaller Spot Metering Square (with no corners)The spot metering square is kind of odd... just a little too big and I often find the square shape difficult to use. How about a circle?
re: 2 focus peaking function button: you can press and hold focus assist button to bring up MF Assist menu, to change MF options
Michael Ma: I almost bought a wide teleconverter for my fixed lens camera decade ago before I got my first DSLR a few years later. I am still glad to this day that I didn't make the purchase even though I had an itch to buy it for months.
In theory, it'll never perform as well as a descent prime lens on a ILC/DSLR but it's priced like one. When the X100S is replaced with it's successor in a short few years, you'll just be left with heavy glass with no compatibility with anything to be released in the future and no resale value. It will be in the box labeled "what was I thinking".
if the quality is as good as the x100 wide converter, i'm sold. i love the 28mm wide. there is a small loss of contrast, and a bit of distortion, but sharpness is just as good as without.
it's mainly about having a little variety for me to shoot. the x100s is my only large sensor camera, so having a few focal lengths with very high image quality is about all i need. the pinhead zoom cameras and premium compacts have me covered otherwise