Considering only the base gear to make them as equal as possible (and also considering the full GH4 + breakbow box price hasn't been announced) - yes, they are similar budgets. Both are in the $3K range.
No they are not really. GH4 is priced 1500€ i euroland camera only.
TakePictures: Looks great, as we have come to know from Fuji. For me, however, AF speed is going to be the decisive factor.
Yabukkie is a ignorant troll. Just ignore his posts or you could do like me and laugh at complete lack of any education guy shows over and over again here on forums.
JC Delforge: My D600 (purchased in October 2012) got serviced last December, partly for the dust problem an partly for a fall in the water in August, but was certainly not replaced in the whole, I had to pay for some corroded parts, only the shutter mechanism was replaced for free (within the warranty).The (large) dust problem seems to to have been solved.
I would also charge for "fall in water". That is NOT covered by any warranty nor should it be.
John Roy: I will consider this, given I'm fed up waiting for a Nikon D400. And the lack of a mirror is a bonus if the EVF is good enough. I await reports with interest.
Same here, sold D7000 and D700 and all but one lens. That one is out for sale as well. Waiting and weighing between Sony and Fuji. Nikon and Canon have gotten to big to bother with us customers.
Der Steppenwolf: "and 8 fps continuous shooting, which (if true) would make it the most capable X-series model that Fujifilm has yet produced" First things first, I love Fujis new cameras, but 8fps or 800fps does not mean a thing if AF tracking is as bad as it is so far. DPreview should know that and not embarrass themselves by saying how "capable" camera is that is still not available for testing.
Why ? So you can shoot perfectly still subjects really fast ???
DDWD10: I think this body is a natural progression for the X-series. The original rangefinder look worked well with the three original 18mm, 35mm and 60mm primes, but as Fujifilm has moved on to zooms, wider and longer optics, this form factor makes sense as a more flexible alternative. Bigger grip and better EVF make this a better action shooter than the other X-series bodies. I just hope the AF is up to the task.
Well said. agree completely. Hope that AF tracking is MUCH better then up till now because even entry level DSLRs are way ahead of their AF implementation so far.
"and 8 fps continuous shooting, which (if true) would make it the most capable X-series model that Fujifilm has yet produced" First things first, I love Fujis new cameras, but 8fps or 800fps does not mean a thing if AF tracking is as bad as it is so far. DPreview should know that and not embarrass themselves by saying how "capable" camera is that is still not available for testing.
DStudio: I'm surprised Sony didn't implement Steady Shot or some kind of in-body IS, especially since Sony (Minolta) were pioneers in this.
This would have allowed it to work better with anybody's lens, and mitigated the problem with the 1/60s shutter speed.
Perhaps Sony doesn't want it to work that well with "Anybody's lens."
It is hard to implement Steady Shot for full frame sensor and still have camera this small. Sony can't do magic. If they put SS in there camera would be quite larger.
M DeNero: I'm interested in a compact, fully capable camera like this Fuji. I see the shutter speed dial shows full stop increments. How does one select 1/3 or 1/2 stop shutter speed increments with this type of interface?
Probably by the the dial under the shutter button. On DF one can override shutter speed dial by turning the wheel under shutter button.
onlooker: If anyone tried to read the intro to the photos, there would be no outrage. I quote:
"In his own words, the purpose of the project is to 'render a world which may disappear forever imperceptibly and very rapidly due to the transitional nature of the [Communist] era'"
In other words, this is a world that is disappearing now (rapidly -- in his own words), in the post-Communist times. In other words, this is NOT a portrait of Romania today. This is a portrait of the disappearing remnants of the communist times.
Very nice photographs, btw.
backayonder Really ? "Land of the free" ? Since your government is watching and listening in on most of the worlds communications and UK being probably the worlds most CCTV ridden country I would really be careful when using words "free" and UK in the same sentence. When I was in London last time there were more cameras on street then people for gods sake!
150 bucks for something that costs tops 30 bucks to make including materials, now that's a nice margin !
hydrospanner: One too many zeroes in the model number to interest me.
Now a D330...
@Kris in CTYes I have D7000 and I did try D7100 as possible uppgrade and yes it's buffer is a joke.Here is a snip from DP Review of it: "In RAW mode on the other hand, the D7100 has a noticeably limited buffer capacity compared not only to its predecessor but to Nikon's full frame 24MP D600 and 36MP D800 models. Shooting in RAW or RAW+JPEG mode restricts you to a burst of only 5-6 images before the rate drops to a level insufficient for even casual action shots"
I ONLY shoot RAW. If camera can't at least buffer 2 seconds in RAW then it's not an action camera and can't ever be compared to D300 as Jake64 above wanted to do. D7100 is a very nice camera but it does not even come close to any of Pro DX out there (D300 or Canon 7D)
@Jake64 D7100 has buffer that is a bad joke gone sour. With little bit of luck one can actually get around 1.5 second of continuous shooting and camera locks up after that for 15-20 seconds, and that is just not enough for wildlife, BIF and so on. BIF and wildlife don't stand and pose, one needs that buffer or the moment is gone before you know it. D7000 actually had better buffer than D7100 so at Nikon progress goes backwards today. And even if that AF system sounds great on paper, it does hunt in low light and low light is where most of wildlife is shot :(
Opinionator: I think Fuji would be more successful dropping the prices on its APS-C cameras and lenses. They need to attract more buyers who would otherwise forgo the brand for a less expensive Nikon or Olympus. they could be marginalized by the announcement of a full frame mirrorless from Canon. It's hard for all but the most eager entrenched fan to belly up and pluck down for a reinvented E2 or an even more expensive Olympus M1. Not that they're great additions to the growing list of remakes by all the brands. But by now the cost of R&D has been written off several times and they're just suckering the public. None of the manufacturers can burn enough cash publicizing their credo to attract enough repeat buyers. Imagine when Google glass puts the cell phone craze in the bygone era of the rotary phone. Laugh now.
"Google glass" kinda killed EVERYTHING you wanted to say. That thing is a bad joke gone sour and I for one will be handing out blackeyes to people wearing it around me.
ijustloveshooting: if it had an effective image stabilization like sony sel50 has, it would be my reason to switch to Fuji...a dream low light street lens, it would be...
" When you switch to a camera with no IS, everthing is blurry! "You do realize that people have been shooting without IS for over 100 years right ?So because you don't know how to handhold properly lens is bad ? Get a grip man.
brendon1000: $1k for an f1.2 lens ? Nice. :)
@DuxX No an f1.2 lens still gathers more light then f1.8 lens. In terms of DOF you are correct though.
Naveed Akhtar: What the tooot!! First Sony (A7, Rx10) now Samsung(look at this lens)! Where are those big name brands sleeping?!
@ tkbslcRight, like putting out same cameras over and over again with different model number ? Thats great if ones customers are numnuts.
nemark: "I don`t own it, I don`t want it, I didn`t have it." For both lenses.
@ThomasSwitzerland That he is dumb.
imsabbel: The 16-50 seems fantastic. I have the Sigma 18-35, and having 50% more zoom range would be really nice and stabilizaton would make up for the loss of a top at the long end.
That is, of course, if the optical quality is up to par - my sigma is the sharpest lens I own, primes included.
jennyrae It has only been presented man ! Nobody sees into future here so save dumb questions for later.
Parappaman: "First impressions review"? After DPReview's commitment in reviewing the NX300 and NX20, it's more like a "FINAL impressions review".
I'll happily take back my words if a review of this camera ever gets published, but until then, all I know is DPReview doesn't "like" Samsung.
Well what about Pentax then KL Matt ?