I usually post negative things here.
But this time DPReview deserves massive credit for calling it like it is.
The D750 is truly the best camera Nikon's ever put out, hands down. The second I took a picture and looked at how it came out, I just kind of knew that it's worth every penny.
Good job, Nikon. More like this!
halfwaythere: Its pretty sad that even dpr has succumbed to the " low ISO dynamic range matters above all" theory.
I think most enthusiast FF users are using these bodies for their low light, high ISO, superiority. I don't get how is the A7 recommended above the 6D since the latter has access to the most comprehensive system while the former is, basically, a cheap mirrorless camera that happens to have a FF sensor.
Olympus digital cameras are all full-frame.
They are full-frame relative to Four Thirds. All of the lenses are made specifically for the Four Thirds sensor size. Therefore they are full-frame when used on that body.
Your terminology, like everyone else on this backwards site, is stuck in 2007. Life, and this industry, have moved on.
We are now in an era with many full-frame formats. You can get a whole line of lenses that's full-frame relative to 1", APS-C, Four Thirds, Leica's weird S-series crap (if you're Bruce Wayne), even Pentax's strange "Q" series.
Olympus made the right decision and makes fantastic, professional quality gear. It is you who are delusional. I would put a lot of money on the fact you're not a good enough photographer to where the sensor size is the limiting factor in your photography.
In fact Jay Dickman, a Pulitzer-prize-winning, National Geographic photographer uses Micro Four Thirds. If sensor size was the limiting factor why would he use it?
Impulses: Uhh, no MFT cameras? I'm guessing they were left out because no new entry level bodies were released this year... Could've swore I remember MFT (GF6 or a PEN) being included in a similar roundup last year. At the same time tho, the A3000 and others here were also 2013 releases, and you can get a mid to high end GX7 or E-M10 for the price of the X-M1...
I'm not implying a conspiracy, but I would expect a conflict of interest to some degree.
That being said I guess only you would know if I'm wrong or not.
I've got my own beefs with Amazon for various crap they've pulled like blocking third-party sellers from their listings of the Sony A77 Mk II combos on Black Friday. They constantly break their own rules. That was really crappy.
I think you've got a tough call to make in a sense, I mean, we both know the A3000 is basically a piece of garbage compared to the X-M1 and E-PL7, but it's also a lot cheaper. I don't even put them in the same category, but they're the entry-level mirror-less cameras from Fuji and Oly. Sony just happens to be a much bigger operation and is cranking out fairly low-end stuff and undercutting everyone. The real question is whether it's even worth buying the junk the brands are putting out under $500. I mean with inflation, $700 is equivalent to $500 of 2008. I hate to recommend beginners to get crap.
They left out MFT because Amazon isn't paying them to promote brands that Amazon isn't paying them to promote. This site still says "dpreview" at the top and some of the staff has the same names, but it's not dpreview anymore. This is no longer an objective site (if it ever was) it's a brand shill site now and always will be. It's owned by Amazon and has no integrity whatsoever.
Wow where's Olympus??? Really, DPREVIEW?
@zxaar, if you think being good enough for 90% of photography is fine, then great. The people who aren't willing to give up that extra 10% will get a real DSLR with a complete lens and flash system around it.
In a few more years the mirrorless cameras will have caught up.
I mean, I'm with you though, as I mention above I use OM-D E-M1 and I love it. Heck I made a 12-foot tall prints from my E-5 that is displayed permanently in public and it gets lots of compliments. Nobody ever says, "That wasn't full-frame."
All the arguments in favor of 6D vs. A7 are just as irrelevant as the arguments in favor of A7 vs. EM-1 for the same 90% of users that you mention.
That's why I personally think it's irresponsible of DPReview not to include professional cameras like the EM-1 in a round-up like this. It's technically a full-frame system (relative to M43).
It's not just startup time. It's the time required to change settings, the time required to change batteries (and the frequency with which this must be done). Believe me, I shoot an OM-D E-M1, so I live with the realities of mirrorless shooting all the time, and there are times where I find it very annoying. I've used an A7 a lot as well, and I just felt it suffers from the same annoyances as all other mirrorless cameras I've used. Changing settings like ISO has a delay to it compared to a DSLR. If you don't notice that delay, that.. interface lag.. then more power to you. But I notice it and bugs the hell out of me.
It's like the difference between using Android, and using iOS. Many people don't notice the difference in lagginess and usability.
At any rate the size and weight advantages of mirrorless are possibly a good trade-off. Lag and speed issues, along with battery life, will probably be a non-issue in a few years especially with graphene processors and sensors.
dark goob: LOL I've been duct taping and bungeeing water bottles to my stuff for years. Then I switched to beer, and my reward for finishing the shoot is to drink said beer and xfer the weight to my belly.
My ballast never shifts, dude. Ever.
LOL I've been duct taping and bungeeing water bottles to my stuff for years. Then I switched to beer, and my reward for finishing the shoot is to drink said beer and xfer the weight to my belly.
If your camera hasn't turned on yet, and you miss the shot, then how much does image quality matter? So now you must keep it on all the time, which is lame because on mirrorless cameras the battery is already smaller and every second the camera is turned on uses exponentially more power than with a DSLR (with live view off).
People do care about picture quality but we are splitting hairs between most of these cameras, as you know. If you're a pro, your customer is likely much more interested that you got the right pictures, rather than infinitesimal differences in what it looks like blown up 200% in Photoshop.
6D's much longer battery life and much faster startup time, IMHO, are far more important advantages than anything to do with the actual image quality.
Because what good is a picture you didn't get, due to a dead battery or because your camera didn't "boot up" fast enough?
Where is Leica on your list? Also, why limit it to just 35mm?
Non-mirrorless ... ...
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.
Point is I'm right. "Full frame" is a meaningless term these days. CHANGE THE LINGO. It's stupid!
Yes, it is. All the Samsung NX lenses are full frame relative to the APS-C sensor in the NX-1 body. "Full frame" defines a *relationship* between the lens and sensor, it does not define a specific size. Just because all you idiots abuse the English language and misuse this term doesn't change the meaning of the words.
I love how they never mentioned battery life, once, in this video.
It is full frame, idiot.
What, so the light doesn't go in your lens unless you have a smartphone or GoPro?
What about Sony ActionCam? Nikon D810?
This pretty much says it all.