AdamT: DXO thing wins best Mobile device ? DP review work with DXO in the reviews so expect this ludicrous choice on those grounds - there certainly isn`t any other reason why this joke of a thing should even be on the list
The DxO ONE is $600 retail and an iPhone is $600-800 retail. That's $1,200+ for a good phone with an awkward dongle to take good photos. Or, for $1,000 you can get the CM1 that is a phone that already takes good photos... don't have to fumble around with the ONE, get it synced up for you to just miss the moment.
StudentPhoto: "The Nikon D750 is probably the most complete enthusiast camera we've ever encountered. The combination of image quality, ergonomic design and autofocus capability make it a really compelling package. It's not the cheapest way to get into full-frame but it's so capable that it still represents great value for money."
So the D750 is clearly better than any other enthusiast camera, and is $1k less at launch than the A7rII, yet we needed a joint winner? If the D750 is better and costs considerably less, why isn't it the clear winner? Something tells me the Sony sponsorship had something to do with it. So much for honest reviewing.
@PVCdroidIf the rumors pan out, and Sony puts the kibosh on APS-C in the future to release a sub $1,000 Full Frame camera, I think we will see two separate full frame categories.
Niko Tod: How is exactly Samsung NX-1 better than 7D Mark II? Better AF? Better battery life? Bigger buffer? Bigger lens choice? Better IQ?This one is absolute mystery to me!
@matanderI'm skeptical that the Samsung's C-AF is better than the Canon's in terms of getting more keepers from action shots. While the specs say it should, I've read a few reviews of the NX1 that it still isn't quite up there in this regard.
Everything else though, the NX1 beats the 7DII hands down... except for also lens selection which is really Canon's main compelling selling point to a new user.
Lawrencew: Why not just make a macbook Air with a touch screen...
@howaboutRAWI utilize many of the gestures and shortcuts available through Win10 on my Thinkpad Yoga's touchscreen quite often. I also use the touchscreen to zoom/rotate a page in photoshop while drawing on the screen.
JurijTurnsek: A Lenovo Yoga type of a configuration seems the best solution - use the regular laptop mode to adjust all the sliders and input the text and then flip it to a tablet mode and do corrections with a stylus. But the Yoga line lacks pressure sensitivity for the stylus.
I have it and I love it. The keyboard is fantastic on it (sorry, I really don't like the Surface keyboards at all), and the pen input is very responsive. Also, the monitor is an IPS MATTE touchscreen. I can't stand glossy screens for mobile devices as it can be harder to control light sources/glare.
The biggest problem with the Surface AND the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga is: Full fledged programs aren't that well optimized to touch/pen input as far as the UI experience is concerned. This is where I think the iPad Pro has a chance to excel, because it will push the software devs to think FIRST about the user experience on a touch device.
Glenn Barber: Does the EVF use more battery than the LCD or is the presentation of the Battery Life numbers backwards?
That seems so unintuitive... a 1" screen vs. a 3"+ screen. Clearly, if this is the case, the backlighting has no significant effect on battery usage.
art99: Why all the sample images are lowish ISO settings, I mean any camera nowadays will show excellent pics shot outdoors under ideal conditions or moderately low light levels up to 1200 iso. All the hoopla of this camera's BSI sensor, super sensitivity in low light etc. I mean c'mon show me what it really can do at say 25K ISO in a really dark place like a wedding venue caveman atmosphere. I am tired of seeing outdoor panoramas or portraits. I need a camera that shows no grain at iso 25K. Perhaps the 7S2 can do that. I just hope when the 7S2 shows some sample pics they do not include sunny panoramas.
Bhima78: Pretty sweet camera here. It looks like Sony, like Olympus, has yet to crack the code on using their IBIS with 4K video recording. It will come one day...
Clearly 4K readout generates heat on the processor/storage side of things. I don't think IBIS generates heat, but what it does do is de-couple the sensor from the main camera body. The camera body acts as a heat sink, and since the sensor isn't bolted directly to it, it doesn't wick heat as well. At least, that's my hypothesis anyways.
Jonathan F/2: Awesome camera for all the cat photographers and people who adapt $50 manual focus lenses on a $3000 USD body!
Hey now... Sony is getting some decent glass as of late. I think the Zeiss Batis lenses are quite good, reasonably priced (for Zeiss) and have useful focal lengths. At some point we will have to stop bagging on Sony's native lens library, and I think that time will come within 3 years.
Sony didn't post an example of it. They did post an example of the IBIS with 1080P though.http://www.sonyalphacameras.com/%CE%B17s-ii-5-axis-optical-image-stabilization-%CE%B1-sony/
Pretty sweet camera here. It looks like Sony, like Olympus, has yet to crack the code on using their IBIS with 4K video recording. It will come one day...
justmeMN: A mirrorless camera in a camera bag isn't any more convenient that a DSLR in a camera bag. In both cases, you are lugging around a bag.
Exactly. Just like there is no difference in packing up your desktop computer in a bag to bring it to a coffee shop or putting an ultrabook in a bag and carrying that instead. They both go in a bag amirite?
brownie314: I assume that the original E-M10 suffers from the 1/100 sec shutter shock? Too bad they could not do a software update to fix that problem for people who purchased the first body.
@brownieLook up electronic first curtain. Its the best answer to shutter shock short of a global electronic shutter. And its already on the E-M10 mark 1 and 2.
PhotoKhan: My initial impressions are now fully confirmed.
This is the very first Leica that truly impresses me (S2 notwithstanding)
There's an almost "cinematic" feel to the images that can't be the result of Barney's approach, because we are used to see his work.
Impressively significant is the WB performance in the moss-covered car, under a shady canopy scenes.
I hope everyone that sees those understands how significant they are regarding the camera's ability to process colors.
Well done Leica.
@ JACSAgreed. I have seen others doing field tests with the Q and they don't look this greenish/yellowish. These photos need some WB help as the color cast is distracting. Otherwise, there are some nice shots here and the camera is the only Leica that makes me check my bank account.
snapa: As soon as Pany/Oly come out with a new and improved sensor, (better than the GX8) and a camera the size/shape of the older Sony NEX rangefinders, I'll get excited about it. Oh yeah, and a price of much less than 1K!
@snapaI just compared your 5T to the E-M10II RAWs at ISO 1600 and 3200 in the studio scene. Sorry man, I have no idea what you are seeing but I see at least a solid one stop advantage for the E-M10II here at 3200ISO.
While it is nice that Canon seems to have successfully updated this lens to match the competition, I can't help but wonder who would pay $1,800 for this when the fantastic Sigma 35mm ART is about half that price at $900.
Joseph Black: Everyone should be thrilled about this news whether you think Canon survives on its marketing department (plenty of those comments below...very useful, by the way) or you see Canon as an innovator. Making a huge market open to a type of camera body means that corporate hq is going to have to take that market segment more seriously. That means the M4 might include some of Canon's newer technology and the lens lineup will expand (or is about to expand anyway) much more quickly. All that means competition, and that's good for every photographer. I happen to see Canon as an innovator that bolsters its reputation as a reliable camera maker by rolling out extremely reliable technologies, making cameras with excellent usability, and resisting the urge to jump on the gimmick bandwagon for the sake of marketing to the tech junkies. Operating under the delusion that they do nothing to innovate requires willful denial of the important technologies they develop and implement in their systems.
What is the last meaningful Canon photography innovation?
This camera and system is completely half baked compared to the competition... especially for its price. It survives soley on name brand and those that have lots of Canon glass that want to strap their 70-200 f2.8 to a second body.
I say this as a person who has used Canon products for years, back when they truly DID innovate. The day will come when Canon will have to get off its fat butt and do something better than whats already available. They won't be able to survive off their existing users forever, though I'm sure they will try to prolong this as much as possible.
Mike FL: It will be great if DPR can find the real reason of "significantly less noise than its predecessor"
It seems impossible if Olympus does NOT apply something such as "Smoothed" as DxO called for some cameras.
Again, we'll appreciate DPR for finding out the reasons behind it.
@AndrooleThe E-M10 has two potential big advantages over the G7 in low light: 5-axis IBIS and electronic first curtain shutter to eliminate shutter shock with virtually no downsides... unlike using the e-shutter.
tkbslc: This has so few serious updates, it's a good time to take advantage of the discounts on the original E-M10.
@RevenantNot to mention the 1/16000 shutter speed option (e-shutter only). One of the biggest drawbacks of the original E-M10 is the 1/4000 max shutter. I've run into it many times with mine, and wished for at least 1/8000. Nice to see Oly delivered on that one too. This cam is as good as it gets when it comes to shooting features for this price range. They threw everything they could at it since they know they can't up the sensor yet.
vesa1tahti: Can't beat the Nikon D7200 (excl. size and weight).
Nikon's liveview touchscreen is pretty half baked, and doesn't compare to modern mirrorless cameras in terms of speed.