mosc: Soo many comments about f2.5 being better than f4.9 comparing this to an RX100 at tele. Wow, do the math!
This camera is f11.8 equivalent at 112. The Sony is f13.4 at 100. Complain all you want about it but at least do the math correctly people.
or realize the real difference here is that one has a hot shoe, an option for an externa viewfinder, and is intended as a general purpose camera where the other is a carry anywhere compact designed for indoor shooting without an external flash at wide. The user who picks the Olympus and uses it without anything in the hot shoe probably made the wrong purchasing decision. Similarly, the user who never brings the sony with him because it doesn't have a viewfinder or external flash probably should have gotten the olympus.
"So at 90 mm the f/2.3 of the lx7 or xz2 is big advantage over the approx f/4.5 of the rx100."
Not the if high ISO of the XZ-2 is anything like the XZ-1. It'll be interesting to see how many stops advantage the RX100 has, and whether that lens makes up for it.
Francis Carver: Re. 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 powered zoom:
"It features a dual-function ring that controls both power zoom and manual focus, depending on the camera’s focus mode. With the camera set to AF the control ring adjusts smooth, high-speed zoom with small hand movements. With the camera in MF mode, the ring controls manual focus."
Now, that's what I call a smart zoom lens. When you are focusing manually, you cannot zoom at all. It's either zooming. Of focusing, your choice. Just not both at the same time, you see.
Pretty good for your non-zooming video shots.
I dearly love Sony, and I very much like their NEX cameras. But they also have the Alpha DSLTs, and those and the Sony/Zeiss and 3rd party lenses for them are so much better overall, it's not even funny. :-)
"When you are focusing manually, you cannot zoom at all"
Of course you can, with the zoom switch. Read before trolling?
mpgxsvcd: Everyone will claim that Sony will dominate the market after today. Then others will claim that Nikon will dominate after tomorrow. Then others will claim Panasonic and Olympus(m4/3s) will dominate after Monday.
The truth is that this next week will absolutely change the camera market forever. However, all 4 of those companies will probably keep similar market shares to what they had before. The difference will be that the consumers now have 4 very complete solutions from these different companies. Each option has it strengths and weaknesses but all of them can produce wonderful pictures and videos in capable hands.
How dare you, mpgxsvcd. DPR is NOT a place for positivity and being sensible. Go not troll somewhere else.
meanwhile: Wondering, does this become a 35mm-ish equivalent T-S lens when put onto a APS-C crop camera, or it is more complicated than that because it's a T-S lens (that is, is there any loss of functionality)?
Wondering, does this become a 35mm-ish equivalent T-S lens when put onto a APS-C crop camera, or it is more complicated than that because it's a T-S lens (that is, is there any loss of functionality)?
mandophoto: Yes, an affordable TS lens would be nice, but not only does it need to be optically sound, it also needs to be mechanically well made. I hope enough copies are reviewed so that any mechanical QC issues are revealed.
meanwhile: So many people claim that xyz does this already for free, or ABC has this built-in and is as good. How about a shootout DPR?
Or perhaps make it a public shootout? Put up a few RAWs with difficult distortion issues, and let people submit their best edit and documented workflow.
So many people claim that xyz does this already for free, or ABC has this built-in and is as good. How about a shootout DPR?
vFunct: Sweet! I still have my hand-crank 8x10 polaroid film processor & view camera.. just need to buy back some lenses.
PROTIP: This is one of the few techniques one can use to create photos without any electricity. Large-format lenses have spring shutters, and the Polaroid film can be processed by hand-cranking!
You'll be ready for the zombie apocalypse.
Prognathous: If I still need to carry my phone, then what's the point?
Non-Android P&S cameras are already capable as they are. Their main limitations don't have to do with the OS that powers them, but more with their typically limited hardware and physical attributes (small sensor, slow lens, small grip, small battery, small physical buttons).
Wake me up when a new P&S camera can actually replace *both* my current P&S and my current smartphone.
Exactly. There is a space here for such a device. S100/RX100 size and quality, with a phone.
FRANCISCO ARAGAO: if it had a phone it would be a killer devicehello, samsung, anybody there??
It's already out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIRBxRlsYR0
Another reason for that Steve doesn't mention is that if you check your images that night you may still be right there. If you did miss the shot you wanted, or missed critical focus, or can see a better way to compose a particular shot, it may be a trip down the street, rather than across the country or the world.
sesopenko: Backing up to an iPad is more about playing with a toy than using an efficient tool. Why do people continue to try to convince themselves that their iPad is an effective business tool by providing obscure and inefficient use case scenarios.
It's possible to do amazing, efficient, practical and useful things with toys. Or you can choose just to play with them. The choice is yours alone.
makeitworst: Is Dpreview now Backyard Astronomy Review??
"Is Dpreview now Backyard Astronomy Review"
I hope so, as I no longer subscribe to the magazine.
crypsis101: Never have and Never will visit Facebook for any reason whatsoever! If you like the government knowing everything you say or do be my guest....A sucker and a fool is born every second!
So where is tkbslc from then Goob, and which ISP does he use?
B1ackhat: If they were concerned about ethics, they wouldn't be trying to capture someone else's misery in the first place. Do you think it's ethical to capture someone's house burning down with their dead child inside? Someone's entire life has just been destroyed and there you are snapping pictures so there is a permanent reminder of someone's worst nightmare. There's nothing ethical in that.
If that photo causes others to get smoke detectors, or better protect their own homes from fire, then yes, there is plenty ethical in that.
Tom Goodman: News Flash: Picasso is being sent to cover the Olympics armed only with a number 2 pencil. Everyone eagerly awaits a verdict on his equipment.
Pfft, I can't imagine doing the Olympics with a 2B. Yes, it has greater sharpness, but it doesn't have the necessary dynamic range of a 4B or even a couple of 8B's, as long as you have a spare sharpener as they go blunt quicker. The 2B just doesn't have the same chiaroscuro, even in the hands of a professional.
cgarrard: Good specs and good price (surprised actually). Now how fast is the AF motor (and how quiet)?
That 18-135 is much quieter, nice!