(unknown member): Dear DPREVIEW...I read your reviews carefully. Because I think you have the skills, and the expertise, to produce quite good reviews. And many, many times, I was on the same page with you, especially when you pointed (rightly) the clear flaws some of the Canon cameras have. But not this time. I own the 7D 2. I had the 7D before, and between these two there is no contest. Sony sensors, ah, yes, they DO have more DR (but not that much). Other brands DO have more video mumbo jumbo (and big minuses in other areas). But the 7D 2 is, in my opinion, a photo tool, first hand. So tell me, please: which photo tool in the APS-C world is matching the 7D 2? The SLT A-77 II? I would have to disagree, as I have use it, too. Other brands don't have anything close, but, like the 7100, are "Gold award" cameras.I think the Silver Award is a BIG MISTAKE (and many EU and US articles seem to be on my side here...), a mistake that will cost you credibility. Not now, but in the mid-long term. If it matters.
A wedding and event photographer I met said her 7D II was a huge improvement over the mkI. Better autofocus, faster and much better IQ - also at high ISOs. She also has a 5DIII which is mainly used for landscapes.
Pretty good overall and some nice shots too. Usual pastel Fuji colours which is good for skin tones not so great for landscapes unless you like the retro look. High ISO is poor but I wouldn't expect anything decent over ISO 800 for this sensor size.
RomanC: Dear Dpreview team,
I have to decide if I will buy a A7 II or a A7 S. For wedding photography I currently use an old Sony R-1 (don't laugh!). It was always possible to work with it without a flash in the church if it was bright enough outside, I don't like flash lights, especially at wedding ceremonies. And: I love this camera because it's shutter is nearly unnoticeable, so can work without attracting attention.
Now I want tu upgrade to a full-format Camera. I read that the A7 S has an (activatable) electronic shutter which makes it possible to take photos without any noise. What's about the A7 II? I could not find any information if this 'noiseless mode' is also available on this model.
Want to add an image but apparently only on forums!!!SO…. Fair enough. Check out this from a 4.5Mp Sigma SD14. See my gallery.
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9311784622/photos/3087242/sdim0020Clickoriginal size then click again.
Any full frame sensor will print A2 easily unless you are a real pixel peeper. I have great A2, even A1 images from my 6Mp Fuji S2 Pro. Yes more Mp gives more detail but 12Mp is quite enough - unless you want to heavily crop. Also the A7s better in low light (a big plus) with smaller files and less demanding of lenses.Images from my 5D Mk1 with 12.9Mp regularly get printed on large real estate boards and look great.
My favourite Nat Geo photographer. A master of light.
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God! Hated the first 7D?! A woman with strong opinions! Agree about the voice annotation. Such a useful feature. Had it on my Fuji S2 Pro. I really don't believe the 7D II is Soooo much different to the 7D1.
Discovery Of Light: I like the LX100 but it seems to blow out highlights on faces under tungsten light more than the others. Maybe that has more to do with white balance than advantages of the larger sensor.
Colours - not a Panasonic strong suit.
mpgxsvcd: Just curious. Was anyone disappointed with the LX100 RAW files? A couple of weeks ago everyone seemed to be bemoaning how bad the LX100 images looked. Now it appears that the RAW files are quite acceptable to me. Anyone disagree?
By keywestphoto (4 hours ago)Photo Ninja.
So lame. The ad, the website - everything about it. I am embarrassed to be a Canon user!
Mogens: Not a very sensible poll - looks like it was designed with a specific marketing goal in mind. The truth is that a enthusiast would use what ever was appropriate for the situation and not worry about marketing or sensor size. Sensor size do matter but it depends on the situation one is using it for.
Lens quality has just as much impact on IQ.Also not all sensors are equal but we get the gist of the poll.
Manual focusing for this should have worked and the way Panasonic implement it in the GX7 is brilliant and so easy. Wonder what it is like on the LX100?
I would expect - 0.3 EV normally to preserve highlights. Maybe they bumped the Exposure comp dial.
Nice part of the world!
Why does this look soft? Jpeg NR? -1.00EV? Why? Does the metering overexpose a lot?
Such poor photography! You focussed on the can? Deliberately! Why?
Dougbm_2: Usual mediocre DPReview images that really tell us little about the camera's capabilities. Sorry but this is such a weak point of this site. I will wait for Steve Huff or some one to show us!
@ Markol. Above average competency in photography for all reviews is a reasonable expectation for a major camera review site.
Usual mediocre DPReview images that really tell us little about the camera's capabilities. Sorry but this is such a weak point of this site. I will wait for Steve Huff or some one to show us!
phecda: The X30 is the only camera of this type that provides certain capabilities that are important to me, notably accommodation of an external microphone for video, and interval shooting. I might wish that it had a Bulb setting for long exposures but can live without that.I have not owned a Fuji camera before--this will be the first--and will give it a shot. It's not shipping until November, and I am pre-ordering completely on spec since I have not seen one in person and probably will not until this shows up at my door.
I've been using a Canon S110 and love it to death, but I want a second high-end P&S with more capabilities and the X30 comes closest to fulfilling my requirements.
But is the video any good? Not a Fuji strong point.
I think the move to EVF is significant. Who wants an optical viewfinder that doesn't show at least 95% of the image - not to mention parallax issues.The sensor being the same size may look poor against the new offerings from Panasonic and Sony but in the end the results are what matter. Improved af is welcome. An increase in size is a bit puzzling. Personally I would rather they had put the 25-100mm zoom from the Xf1 in.