KLN24: I haven't upgraded my DSLR in years. I own a Canon 5D (original 5D) and it still works wonderfully. If I upgrade it will only be to a used markII, beacause of my budget. But for around the same price I could get the x100s which I would love to have. Unsure whether to upgrade my DSLR or just buy the x100s. Any advice?
No Brainer. I have had my 5D mk1 for about 4 years now and 2.5 years ago bought the X100. The 5D does give richer files but the X100 is a little wonder in it's own right. Only real advantage of MkII is more MP but that means bigger files. I say keep the MK 1 (like me) and get the X100s. After a bit of adapting you will be glad you did. Handheld night photography anyone? (but best to have af on af-c). Shoots really good jpgs but I now shoot mainly in Raw ( as with all my cameras).
Well Canon decided with the G15 to ditch the swivel screen just as Nikon took up the idea. Anyway I think this look good. Bright lens and with decent reach. Can't overrule the laws of physics. If only they could make the OVF 95% or have a decent Evf. I had wonderful images out of my G11 but it was poor in low light. This should be much better.
curious to see how it outperforms "smaller " sensors, like the Ricoh GR with an APS-C.
And how surprised i am to see that even in the corners, like the watch, the brushes, fine font at bottom, the Ricoh outperforms both the RX 1 and the RX1R.(by quit a bit too)
What is wrong here?
Please DPR, i think you need to do this fotoshoot for both the sonys again to give them the honour they deserve.
It seems the focus is at a different point for different cameras in the studio scene making comparisons difficult. In some places the X100s look sharper. The resolution chart shows a clear advantage to the RX1r over the RX1. Anyway real world images are where it really counts.
D Preview. Enough with the previews. Give me a with a full review only please. I can wait. I am not interested to read the preview and review.
Mortgage house, sell wife, downsize car, buy $12,000 lens, get gym membership to help hold it. Shoot spy photos of ex wife and ex car from now empty house. Can't afford petrol so sell car and get bicycle. Can't take huge lens on bicycle. Sell lens (taken 100 shots only) for $10,000. Get life back. Buy Panasonic FZ 200 super zoom with 25 -600mm f2.8 zoom.
Looks fine but I would expect if a buyer was looking for a Fuji interchangeable lens camera they would also want an EVF. Would this have been better as a fixed zoom lens camera? I guess the price point will be the main differentiator and enable those with less cash to enter the Fuji system.
RichRMA: I can hardly wait to see the back-peddling by all those Canon and Nikon users who slagged Foveon in the past.
@raincoat:Some of my best images were taken with an SD14. I changed to a Canon 5D for the sake of versatility. At low ISOs the Sigma was better.
scrup: So the 18 megapickles will stay a little longer. I think I will update my 40d to one of the current offerings. Its probably another 2 years away before we see a completely new sensor from Canon.
justmeMN: It's nice so see that Canon is working on sensor research, but their next sensor upgrade is likely to be something more conventional.
They have been lagging behind Nikon - especially in APS-C sensors for some time. They need to make a leap. But we may not see this for a while I suspect.
zodiacfml: I do hope Canon produce Foveon-like sensors on their cameras. I'm a big fan of previous Foveon sensors but the camera bodies are very bad. I mean, the Merrill cameras are very high resolution but the usability is a step backward compared to the previous generation due to notorious battery life, slower write speeds, and still no EVF option. The images themselves aren't compelling due to excessive noise reduction and sharpening and I'm referring to low ISO images.
A lot cheaper Olympus E-PM2 or NEX 3n versus DP Merrill's is a no brainer.
Make up your mind ! You are a fan of Foveon sensors but the images aren't compelling!! What??
Dougbm_2: So it is really a 200mm to 560mm f4-5.6 IS L lens.Might as well buy a Panasonic FZ200 and get 25-600mm f2.8. Ok not the same and a tiny sensor but unless you are a serious photographer or quite wealthy what to do?. Don't get me wrong I would love this but my wallet says no. My longest lens is an old 100-300 f5.6 L lens that is a push pull design like the 100-400 L, but it is much sharper than that lens (now sold). I also have a 70-200 f4 IS and it is nearly as good as that, especially good at the long end, except it doesn't have IS. I was really surprised! Cost me almost nothing too!
@zapatista.If you can afford this lens then you can easily add the FZ200 on to the bill. OR try the FZ200 and see.
So it is really a 200mm to 560mm f4-5.6 IS L lens.Might as well buy a Panasonic FZ200 and get 25-600mm f2.8. Ok not the same and a tiny sensor but unless you are a serious photographer or quite wealthy what to do?. Don't get me wrong I would love this but my wallet says no. My longest lens is an old 100-300 f5.6 L lens that is a push pull design like the 100-400 L, but it is much sharper than that lens (now sold). I also have a 70-200 f4 IS and it is nearly as good as that, especially good at the long end, except it doesn't have IS. I was really surprised! Cost me almost nothing too!
Ben O Connor: its a HUGE sensor, amazing high ISO and low light performance....
just joking :D
Maybe it will surprise us?
skytripper: The optional electronic viewfinder for this camera costs almost as much as the camera ($449). That's ridiculous!
But if you already have one for your RX... then you could also use it for this.
Artpt: Sorry, I'd hate to comment on the aesthetics of cameras, but the accessory mic looks like a monster death ray aimed straight at the subject....wow.....
Could not resist...
The accessories - evf, flash and mic look more professional than the camera.
JackM: there's a sucker born every minute, and someone is going to sell them a superzoom.
Has it occurred to anyone that Sony is in the business of selling as much of anything to anyone that will buy it. It is called capitalism or actually consumerism. If you don't like it don't participate.
JJ Rodin: Hey Sony, I will use an actual Brush if I want to water color! Sony's brainless escalation of pixels on an itty bitty little 1/2.3" sensor is well, brainless & idiotic.
Take a very nice camera and add a completely compromised sensor due to too many pixels and you have a 'return after initial purchase', or something that is half A$$!!
Boo, Sony! You only market to NON photographers, let them use a cell phone camera instead! Oh yes, let them dress it up in zebra strips or comic book heros......
Why comment on the sensor performance or whether it has too many pixels until we see that actual performance. Yes they are marketing to general consumers. Any enthusiast photographer would not usually consider a camera with a tiny sensor and huge zoom due to the compromises. Sony make the RX100, RX1 and Nex series for you.
mosc: This product would be much more appealing if Canon had shown more dedication to EF-S glass over the past decade or so. Why buy a super small DSLR and then slap on FF glass which wastes weight and volume for image area you can't use? The selection of EF-S only lenses in the f1.4-f2.8 aperture range is depressingly short. Even with those, we're supposed to be sold on the new hybrid AF system which further limits us... to three lenses. This is the company with the greatest selection of glass on the market? That's supposed to want to sell me on it's system rather than just its' camera?
STM 18-135, STM 18-55 and 40mm STM would suit this.
Provia_fan: Lovely camera, but I can't stop but seeing it as Canon's admission that the EOS-M was a mistake.
I kind of agree but I don't think this is the solution to the mirrorless and m4/3 market. Canon is appearing unsure and is innovating slowly. First thing they need to do is to redesign their aging APSC sensor and catch up to Nikon. Not with Mp but with controlling (or rather not having) noise.
Dougbm_2: A lot will depend on how good the evf is. Probably the same as in the FZ20. If it was as good as the OMD E5 evf then I would be interested. I think they may be on to a winner.
I meant FZ200. But it seems to be a much lower resolution item. This means it is not meant to used exclusively but for "emergencies".