Zvonimir Tosic: This is subjective, opinionated review? Well, compare this 18 page review full of graphs, numbers and test shots with Ken Rockwell's review of the GR.http://kenrockwell.com/ricoh/gr.htm
"If I want a small take-everywhere camera, I prefer my iPhone 5, which has colors and tonal range superior to any DSLR or compact digital camera I've ever used at their default settings." -Ken Rockwell
RichRMA: $1000 and you can't change the lens. Why would anyone considering spending that kind of money (or less even) give up that ability? Don't say "pocketability" because an Olympus E-PM2 (has OM-D sensor) with a Panasonic 14mm pancake will kick the c--- out of this Nikon and be able to change lenses, for FAR less money.
Not everyone like the idea of changing lenses, and I believe the image quality of these compacts is very good. Just go to studio comparison and compare coolpix A with om-d at base iso. But yeah I prefer Ricoh GR ;)
Cons: No dedicated movie shooting button
mumintroll: I can see clearly from samples, that Sigma DP1 is still a light year ahead in IQ.
Con. Sigma bad on high ISO.Pro. Sigma has no moire thanks to its' chip.
@zvonimir tosic, See Sigma DP1M review at luminous landscape. Yes Sigma DP Series have a magnificent image quality thanks to the foveon, and yes it is very clear that Sigma is the winner . IMO it will complement each other, GR for more "action-oriented" and DP1M for landscape. I like both GR and DP and I hope those two will smack Coolpix A because of the foolish price.
G Davidson: I wish they'd just make an interchangable lens option, who wants to buy the set just to have the variety of lengths?
I mean for each lens. sorry :D
Donald Duck: New trend: interchangeable cameras instead of a cameras with interchangeable lenses...
What next - wide Sigma camera, fisheye one, etc.?
the d800 quality in a pocket-sized camera
Carbon111: Weird focal length choice. :/
The moment the DP1/2/3 Merrill's files can be opened natively in Lightroom, is the moment these cameras will really take off...
You can. I already opened my x3f file using Lr. No problem :D.
Sigma said that each sensor is designed specifically for each sensor. Well, I dont know if its true or not but I think the results are really good.
qwertyasdf: What's the nickname for that BIG green lens?
Trevor G: Great to see that Leica, masters of the niche camera, are actually expanding their range and ideas.
The new M changes things so much that I actually thought for a moment about the possiblity of getting one. I'm sure others will be equally moved, and more than ever will part with the cash to do it.
"When Canon announced the Powershot S90 just over three years ago, it almost single-handedly defined a new class of camera - a genuinely-pocketable compact for serious photographers, with RAW format recording, lots of manual control, a larger-than-average 1/1.7" sensor and a fast lens (at least at wideangle)"
Have you ever heard of Sigma DP? Ricoh GRD?
Dude where is the review?
panpen: I have a DP2 and it is as good as my M8 with 28mm Elmarit third version at iso 100 and 200. Anything above 400 is for black and white as color is completely lost. While the DP2 is an amazing camera that replaced my $4k M8 with a manual lens, I would never pay $1k for the Merill version. If iso 400 and 800 were good I would have given it a second thought. In the last two months Adorama had tons of DP1 and DP2 demos or E+ for less than $300. $1000 is a stretch even for a great camera like Sigma DP
see the"Sensors equipping most DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras"
duh the DP1M has an APS-C sensor dude
Marty4650: My predictions:
The Sigma fans will swear that the image quality from this P&S camera tops anything else, due to it's unique "film like quality." Everyone else will have a good laugh.
After the initial batch of suckers buy this P&S camera for $1000, Sigma will announce that they have "made manufacturing efficiencies" and are lowering the price of a new version of this camera (the DP1M2) to $349.85.
Those who paid $1000 for the camera will get a free camera strap with the Sigma "Dick " logo on it, if they send in their proof of purchase and original receipt.
LOL Marty the king of morons. Check his flickr guys LOL.
Essai: I have not seen a single photo made with a Sigma camera than can match the IQ of a D800 or a 5DIII.
Please someone, posts a few "unique to Foveon" pictures in the Sigma forum so we all know that you are not blind.
But I think that the Nikon d800e will outperform the Sigma DP1M. Well it's normal right? I mean with the huge price gap and the use of some filters to reverse the "AA filter effect".
But still, this foveon is just too damn cool.
Heie2: DPR - Please do the correct thing of classifying this as the same category as the Canon T4i. While the K-30 has significantly better IQ and will compare to the K-5 and D7000 for overall IQ, classifying it at those levels will cause it to be improperly scored compared to the T4i - it's main competition.
K-r is the entry-level dslr from Pentax. And like dpreview said the other day, 650d sits between the entry-level and mid-level, so you could call it a hybrid camera. The same thing is applied to the K-30.
Timmbits: looking at the size and bulkiness of this, it's a pity there isn't a larger sensor. sure, it's priced and aimed at a certain market, that knows nothing of sensor sizes... but surely they could save even those from themselves, as it clearly portrays the illusion of higher end, and considering it's only a few bucks extra to put in, say, a 1/1.6 (at the very least - I dare not ask for a 1"). 1/2.3 are so cheap now, they get them for next to nothing... but I find it so disappointing. and this goes for all the other manufacturers too, not just pentax. ps: love the aa batteries thing though. haven't seen that in a long time.
wow its so small. kawaii
leventhan: Panasonic lumix dmc-fz200....
*shut up and take my money!!*
@george no offense, its a meme after all
fz200 is a good tool for video-making, with its constant aperture, full hd, and external mic.