No x-tran? Forget it. Fuji is good only impressive because of that sensor.
Why I would not go to many places in that region unless there is no choice, whatever their attractions are or however much money can be made. It is not just about scenic photos, but health. Dubious food ingredients, bad air, radiated food chain, unscrupulous and unregulated food industries.
This is the camera for those who just want to look the part. They want to buy a DSLR looking camera cheap. It will no doubt sell well, if the buying trend in US is any guide. They will just look at the price, OK, $400 with a zoom lens, and also look at the 20MP and they buy.
If Canon is the one making this camera, it will sell even faster. Such is the mentality of the average camera buyers. Sad but true. So, Sony said, if this is what you want, this is what we will give you.
$1599 body only? That's more than what is rumored as the price for the Olympus E-M1 ($1500)!
I got here by chance. I am leaving a comment just because nobody else has, 0 comments! That just shows how much interest people have in Nokia phones. I hope Nokia wakes up and starts using Android before it disappears. It was such a great mobile company once.
And this blog is a waste of time. Nobody care about these phones.
Bye, Nokia, or should I say, So long!
Timmbits: I would love to see the GX7 compared to the GX1. does a "10% improvement" really show? I'd be very interested to see if the claims of their sales department are real.
Hi, Richard,Please re-shoot the D7000, D7100 or K5 and any other cameras that are good references due to their popularity and/or their IQ performance. X100s too. Thanks.
Benarm: wow, the RX100 MKII is doing pretty well in low light ISO!
DXO seems to have formulae that favors cameras with larger sensors and give them higher scores, almost as if to ensure that they won't be embarrassed by cheaper cameras with smaller sensors.
I did not watch the video or read any review of this Nokia, once I found out it has Windows. It is better than Symbian but it is not Android. Enough time wasted. Next.
This is really slim but there is no way this can beat a mobile phone in size because the phone has to be carried by anyone (no extra weight), and any P&S however small means an extra thing to carry, fiddle and lose. Its raison d'etre must be superior image quality, but I doubt it is that much better than high end smartphones. Any tiny phone is necessarily going to have limited IQ advantage over a good phone. Most people will just save their money to put into a better phone.
Nokia got the right idea and get a phone with serious image quality, getting the best camera in a phone. Too bad it keeps using the wrong OS. Let's hope it makes a phone with an OS that people want to buy before it disappears.
The only thing that is improved seems to be the looks.
Maybe there is also an improvement in cost, if this one is made in China instead of Japan.
Who want Windows on their phone???
So, Nokia finally decides to put its nice camera features on other than a Symbian phone. Too bad it's Windows. People don't care much how good the physical bits in a smartphone unless it has the right OS, and the apps, i.e. either Android or Apple. Software, Nokia, software is even more important as hardware is already so good on most phones. Hardware gets obsolete quickly. Time is valuable, and the users' experiences are much more important than yet another proprietary OS and having to re-learn a new OS, GUI etc. Nokia has gone from the top mobile maker to this. It needs to have more commercial sense and learn about what consumers want what and not just great hardware.
Gold award, not bad for a $800 weather proof DSLR!Is Pentax still making DSLRs? I mean new ones?
QuarterToDoom: So if I forget the password because I haven't use the camera for a while, then what? I have to enter the camera input my email address and click reset password, which is then emailed to me? I have to phone Nikon and get charged $50?
Sounds like a rights grab and lockout.
I suppose you can choose not to use a password, or have a blank password.
Sergey Borachev: Sorry I read the preview up to this line
" - 16MP Four Thirds sensor (as used in GX1)"
and lost interest.
Me too, GX1's sensor, how exciting.
johnmcpherson: A camera is a tool; not unlike an artists paint brush.
That being said, it's like anything else, either you know how to use it or you don't.And that my friend is the difference; between pros and ametures.
To some extent, that's right, the camera is a tool. But unlike the paint brush, the difference can be huge in these "brushes" and therefore the advantages can be huge too, like in sports photos. Take a couple of thousands of shots with these pro cameras, using the best lenses, then there must be a few good ones.
Actions speaks louder than words of denial. Why bother if Olympus cannot go with its whole heart in this or cannot afford to get something compelling or competitive? Another E-5 like camera (outdated already when released, over-priced and late) is not going to do much for Olympus, as it would sell very little, only to those 43 users who are still hanging on, i.e. a very tiny number. On the other hand, can Olympus afford to go all out with 43 in its current financial problems? This looks to me like another fairly ordinary update with just the OMD sensor put into it.
Russell Fielding: Bit surprised at a gold award for a camera that is noisy even at low ISOs.
For me, IQ is easily the most important thing in a camera. Other things matter of course but not as much as that. I'd be very reluctant to give any camera a gold award that doesn't even have good IQ at 100.
Gold is cheap these days.
olivier_777: I'm surprised that in such a review the lens performance is not systematically tested ; this is for me the most important aspect of the camera. How does it perform at 25, 35, 50, 100, 200, 500... Wide open and at optimal aperture? Resolution, contrast, astigmatism, bokeh, flare, distorsion, shading, you know... The resolution test or studio test at one focal lens and one aperture only tell us nothing there.
Good point from Olivier about the lens not being tested properly at various focal lengths and apertures, given the vast range of FLs in a superzoom camera.
Also good point from Shutterbug that this being a fixed lens camera, unlike a DSLR, its image quality does not depend on what lens is mounted and therefore should be tested properly and included in a review. I don't think it is practical or convenient to have a separate review at another time (if ever) just to test the lens comprehensively.
A complete review of the quality of the lens in a superzoom camera is a lot of work, and may be too much to expect from DPR. Interesting however, that DPR recently announced that they are going to do lens tests again.