Congratulations Olympus! By all means!
Nice article.No wonder that a lot of people began the Canikon war once again...lol
Although I voted for D800, for sheer quality i think its main advantage it is the cost comparing with its abilities. I think it is quite significant the Panny GH3 for its versatility in all aspects.Fuji's X-Pro is remarkable along with the Oly OMD EM-5.Sony's R1 is significant for the miniaturization effort but I doubt if Sony's corporate culture will ever allow the production of a top product no matter the designer's effort.Canon just produces new models just like Japan's motorcycle industry produced new bikes models in 90's ...
Jason Racey: Time is obviously judging the content not the execution. Without a back story none of these are particularly good photographs. We are presented with a camera-phone snapshot of a boy crying. Why? Did his soccer team lose? He dropped his ice cream? Oh his father was killed. How? Was it a lawnmower accident? Oh he was killed by a Syrian army sniper. Ok now I get it. Yes that's a "Photograph of the Year"!
Time is in the business of selling human tragedy. This is what they reward. The technical execution of the photograph is secondary.
Old times classic recipes. Unfortunately...
aris14: Well, I would like to read Minolta instead of Sony in this review.This is my only ...complaint!Sony seems that produced an excellent cam...
Sony wants to sell, nothing more, errr correction, with the highest possible profit margin...So bye-bye Minolta brand (economies of scale that is in advertising at least)...Sony seeks the quality that will return immediate profit and if there is a reason in the future for more profits if (case study) if old brands foe some reason have, let's say, an attractive appeal the next day all its cameras will rebranded as Minolta...So simple...
Well, I would like to read Minolta instead of Sony in this review.This is my only ...complaint!Sony seems that produced an excellent cam...
Very interesting cam though I have the feeling that Sony is trying to find its audience.
Pity... Just an alibi... to catch up the complaints for non tested these cams...
Canon can do more...
wallbreaker: panasonic always have problem with their sensor producing noise even at lower ISO
Oh yes...And Canons have issues in white clipping...And Fujis in fringing...And Sonys in rendering colors (mainly the green)...And Olys in their engines...And Nikons in speed to say the leastbut after all there is always something is better than the others...Isn't it?
jcmarfilph: Cut the crap DPR. Review the real thing.
Get the new X-S1 (with the new sensor). Review it side-by-side with this toy.
State the advantages and disadvantages of each feature (brighter lens, manual zoom, motorized zoom, larger sensor, EVF etc.)
If you can't do it, you will just prove again to us your bias toward Panasonic and Canon superzoom.
No matter what we are saying here, DPR makes an annual or so review (comparison test)the last 3 or 4 years with all bridge super zoom cams and guess... They got it all right...And yes... Pana and Canon usually take the awards...Usually Pana and that is right by all means...Fuji are great cams and innovative, but when I saw the purple fringing some two years ago in the cam of then days I was deeply disappointed...And I loved the specs of that cam, but one way or another it's all about a lens mostly when we talk about photography...
AngelicBeaver: I find it sad that Optical Zoom became the next megapixel race. I had the FZ20, and it was a great learner camera: 12x optical zoom, 5 MP, constant F2.8 aperture, and Image stabilization. Then came the FZ30 with a little more zoom and an aperture that darkened on the long end. Wrong way, I thought.
I drop out for a while and when I look up again, all these superzooms are coming with 26x, 30x, 36x optical zooms! I thought, just like the MP wars, this is targeted for people who don't know anything except more "X" is better (X = MP, optical zoom, etc.). 12x vs. 30x? 30x is better. 5mp vs 12mp? 12mp wins.
Give me 8-10 megapixels, 12x optical zoom, constant fast aperture, and clean ISO 80-800 (perfect at 80, good at 800) and I'd say you had a killer superzoom.
Of course these cameras have lens issues. Too much optical zoom. My mother in law bought one (26x Nikon) and took it to Ireland. Every zoomed pic she took looked like crap and she never could figure out why.
My congratulations for your overall appearance here.Maybe the best trolling I' ve ever seen in tenths of forums no matter the content...Cheers!
VivaLasVegas: As usual, the 10 years old CMOS is kicking ass and taking names again! The OOC jpegs are sharper with tons of detail than the competitions raw to jpeg files and that WOW Canon colors.......Sad day for SoNikon fanbase today, no wonder D600 is giving away stuffs like a free bag, battery, sd card, 100$ rebate, 20$ Adobe discount, 300$ Epson discount, wit swab and a lifetime oil filter change for free! I heard the 6D has a warewolf eyesight able to see and nail focus in total darkness.
The usual battle of the Worlds...The tribes continue to misbehave...
I think that guys taking the pictures should be more careful.I think that without exception all of them have showed to us some of their bad bad moments.Or perhaps they need a photo editor in DPR...I mean that is not appropriate, no matter if you want to make the shooting as everyday or average user produced, to post, sometimes at least, no good pics at all....
FreedomLover: You can see the single cells of the decorative purple-green leaf in the water drop pearl in the center :-)The macro detail reaches microscopic levels under the magnification of the droplet at iso3200 with very little and fine grained noise ...IMG_0146
It's not monitor. Canon always preferred not to over sharp images. Maybe a bit more. Never had to improve it. The opposite par (Nikon) was asleep for 3 years , so they didn't have a strong competitor... And it is the sensor too...Note that all mid range and above Canons the last 6 years are quite sufficient staff...
Leichhardt: Unbelievable!, I cant see any noise at Iso 800! I've been working on some old Velvia 100 scans today and ISO 3200 on this camera has considerably less noise/grain! In the 35mm format we have never had it so good!
Is that so? Canon with 1Ds had that some 7-8 years ago...As well as softness and a slightly washed images mainly because the CMOS sensor...
David Ferrari: Nice cooperative review, but I am a little surprised that a camera with that much noise at ISO 100 can get a Gold award.
Do you print pics?
Airless: The review said "Panasonic did almost everything right" and "With a few refinements in design and image quality, the camera would be darn close to perfect." So why did it only get 80%? If a camera that had "everything right" would get 100% then how does one get just 80% that has almost everything right and a lacking only "refinements" to be "darn close to perfect"?
Typical black & white aspects...So common!
YiannisPP: You're the RX100 is out of focus at the Queen of Hearts plane, not very good for a controlled studio scene, is it?
That' s right, but still can't understand how it is focused in the pics corners though... Lens?
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