DarkShift: Canon seems to be stuck too much with their old design of controls and interface. Not much improvements in this regard.
The thumbwheel position is not very good for controlling aperture or shutterspeed. It moves too easily by accident if not locked. Not good position for left eye dominant shooter either. Very disturbing.
I don't quite understand why they can't add control wheel to upper right of their bodies like every other manufacturer.
Not convinced the back wheel can't be improved. A dedicated exposure comp dial (and +-3EV) not to mention ISO dial would be better and I am sick of rotating the wheel to view my images. It is easier on the base models where you can just press and hold to scroll.
Whitesands: I won't. Buy anything samsung again....My experience has been very poor reliability with their products.
I won't. Buy anything. No money!
photo Tom: Specs are exciting but I'm waiting to see the IQ in action. I like Tamron and hope they can pull this one off. If nothing else, just so Canon has to keep their lens prices a little more competitive. I'm especially interested in its' coma resistance for astrophotography.
The Samyang is good for this.
Dougbm_2: Damn just bought a Samyang 14mm!
88SAL. Thanks for your positivity but $500 NZD is not exactly nothing. Especially for a totally manual lens that doesn't even indicate the aperture nor has the auto non-dimming aperture when stopping down (ie as you stop down the image gets darker unlike most modern lenses). Oddly the electrical connections all work well - but only with Nikon mounts. If it operated properly as most modern lenses it would probably cost about 50% more which is still way cheaper than the Canon version which it is superior to in CA and sharpness but much inferior to in distortion and quality control. My version seems a bit softer on the left but it may just be the amount of fixing PT lens has to do to the distortion.
oscarvdvelde: 1100g! My Tokina 16-28mm is 950g which makes for an awkward and tiresome carrying experience. But potentially this lens is even more interesting by the addition of stabilization. If the coating eliminates flare it will be a huge advantage over the Tokina, which is prone to green reflections all over and rainbow patterns around bright lights at night.
I shall hope Tamron has a better build consistency and quality control than Tokina. In 2011 I've sent 2 Tokinas from the shop back after testing, they were too decentered. The third I kept but some screw holding the mount inside the lens failed after a year. When it came back from Tokina service, some optical group is loose, resulting in good or bad focus accuracy depending on lens tilt. In a few rare cases the lens autofocus motor went wild on my Canon 5D, cured by removing the battery from the camera.
It also looks like the Tamron avoids the AF/MF focus clutch (focus ring pull action) - a good thing!
Wow that is heavy!
Damn just bought a Samyang 14mm!
raylob: I'm running out of room. I have the 3 Merrills but can't find space for 3 more quattros. Interchangable lenses on one body would have been nice!
Gazeomon: Instead of designing a proper monitor or providing an EVF, they come up with this grotesque looking monster loupe which defeats the purpose of a small portable camera. I wonder how the camera handles now with this giant blister attached to it.
So have you tried it?
forpetessake: The images are soft, and noisy, and lacking dynamic range ... and still they are pretty good for such a tiny sensor.
No Barney. I have consistently commented on the mediocre quality of DP review images. It a weak point in your reviews (but I have noticed an improvement recently) which are otherwise excellent - although the trend towards multi part pre-reviews is not to my liking. I am offended that you ask if I am trolling. I have commented many times on this site with respectful and relevant comments.
Well you do have to compare them with DP reviews usual photos from any camera which are fairly mediocre. So actually I suggest these are rather good.
iae aa eia: I hope Fujifilm feels they have proved to their consumers and to themselves they could do a heck of a corrected lens, a heck of a sensor,... a heck of a very good camera that can deliver a heck of good image quality from this stupid little sensor (not stupid in a phone, though) and launch its successor with 1" sensors. Please, Fujifilm, satisfy yourself with this 2/3" once for all, will you? Or, just get into the phone industry!
Do you understand that in compact cameras only the Nikon 1 series and Sony RX100 series have the bigger 1" (so called) sensor? The Fuji 2/3" sensor is larger than all it's other competitors with 1/17"- Canon S120, Oly XZ-2, Panny LX7, LF1 etc
ProfHankD: Hmm. 4 articles to announce one X30 camera. That's a DPReview record. Is the Fuji mark-up at GearShop that high? ;-)
Seriously Barney he has a point!!
Eugene232: Sony RX100 m2 - Fuji X30 - 5 -1sony won
(1 for Fuji for body design)
Better controls , better and easier to use EFV, Better dof. Better zoom range. Cheaper. Fuji 5 points. Sony better IQ (larger sensor)…Ummm. Fuji wins 5-1 ?!
ThatCamFan: And the reason to buy the Fuji X30 just went away for me, this is NOT a retro look + the optical viewfinder is WHY the x20 became such a success.And now not even having a 1" sensor and being WAY overpriced I see this more as failure on Fuji's part rather than a success.
AngryCorgi. There you go then. Same sensor size (Fuji doesn't have a 1") but still larger than most compact enthusiast cameras but a great EVF. Seems good to me.
Dougbm_2: Thought this had amazing DR?! Not seeing it.
Interesting. Even with my 5Dc I see little use in multiple exposure HDR over exposing to protect highlights (usually just -1/3 EV) and lifting shadows in Photoshop.
Guenter Hofstaedter: this is a half sized pic from the harley davidson meeting with the D810+58 f/1.4 http://www.pbase.com/mascular/image/156717479/original
Its not perfekt, so no comments nessesary, just take a look, thats all !
Hey reality_check…did you find a drawer full of old Quaaludes?
Seeing it !
Thought this had amazing DR?! Not seeing it.
chillgreg: How's a TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLAR RRP down under sound? Thanks Panasonic I needed to buy some more vaseline!!! :///