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?
It's funny and nice...A 200$ compact cam can nowadays produce images of similar IQ with 10 years ago DSLRs...And it's not in the top of the range...
abluesky: sample images.
Not really impressed with them.
Yes sharp, but kind of flat.
Need to see an artist use this camera.
Well I think that images lack of sharpness and I think that there is a problem in magentas...
Good job, Pana..!
A lot of companies, many of Japanese interest/ownership, are in Medical.Eizo monitors, Toshiba MRIs, Nikon microscopes, Pentax lenses etc. I wish the new involvement will drop the final bill of us all when needed medical attendance. If not, who cares apart their owners and shareholders?
Jen Yates: So many of you are missing the whole point. You're ignoring the reason why people shoot photographs and video using an iPhone. The very reasons that make the iPhone the most popular camera that has ever been made (Based on the number of photos taken and uploaded online).
1. People have it with them most of the time.
2. It will do things that a DSLR / pocket camera can often only do with the aid of a computer (Life effects, realtime panoramic stitching, time-lapse, slow-motion etc).
I've shot video with my iPhone with the kids. Silly little clips, time-lapse of storm clouds, stop motion clips of toys moving etc. All without a tripod, so I wish I had a case like this to make my iPhone easier to use and most importantly more fun when it's used for these fun tasks.
Α big tank of people so to take some money from them... Fair!
Ι wish it won't be famous after a crime act...
Jesko von Oeynhausen is a nice story teller for people they like such stories...No more no less, just that!
Sigma and Leica show the way... lol
Sony acquired Minolta some years ago...Kodak had some sort of "synergy" with Hasselblad from 90's.Now Kodak belongs to history.Maybe some guys from Minolta now in Sony, will find a partner in Hassis's staff to help them make things better...Sony's management seems they don't really know what to do with premium brands. Sony's corporate culture and goal does not offer ways to adopt "external" partners who are away from corporate thinking.They are good in advertising though...
Photoman: Lovely system, but why is these images of the body and lenses so under exposed? Maybe they didn't calibrate their big bright moniter? Rookie mistake.
I guess they 're doing it just to distinguish the brand from others.They have to be distinguished from the "flock", no matter what...The camera as a device is remarkable, apart all these marketing tricks...
Marketing's triumph over ignorant and snobbish people...