just to echo cgarrard, every camera has setting adjustments for a reason. The fact that DPReview uses standard out of the camera settings for preview pics is perfectly logical. For any camera, if you do not like what you see, then go to settings for "your" preferences. There is no "perfect" camera , it's all about tradeoffs, etc. Hard to beat Fuji colors. Fuji stands behind its base with updates for even "old' cameras. No i do not have and Fuji cameras, just impressed with Fuji's offerings.
Man! Did a lot of people have a bad night? This is just a camera. Hate? That's OK! Then don't buy it. The fact is that it will appeal to a segment of the population. It can and will produce very good images . I understand that a 1 inch sensor is the latest craze and for a good reason. Tradeoffs are inherent in every design. Let's hold on for a moment until we see some examples to see/show what this camera can produce.
With the Sony RX100mk111, Panasonic FZ1000, the Samsung NXMini, Nikon V3, it looks as if nthe 1inch sensor cameras have a lot to offer anyone in the market for a new/different camera. Results are very good pics.
I have this lens and am very happy with the pics i can obtain using this lens.To have wide angle , image stabilization and STM mechanism along with a $299 price tag, the market can use more bargains such as this. Give credit where it's due.
Go to 43Rumors and click on the website "Soomal' and take a look at S-1 pic samples. Very nice pics.
If the Kodak name and lens availability from Panasonic and Olympus along with their own standard lens rings a bell, then this company could be onto something. Love it or just look at it with derision, it is one more choice and that isn't bad for the consumer.
People!!!! You are looking for the "perfect" camera and it doesn't exist! If it did, there would be no more innovation and new"imperfect" cameras. Whatever turns your exposure switch, go for it. There are so many good cameras available that the potential of these cameras often exceed the ability of the photographer. That certainly includes me. Cannot let the pursuit of perfection in the hardware and software overshadow the knowledge and ability of the photographer using these instruments.
Thx DPR Staff! Must be doing something right with all the comments and interest displayed. It aint perfect but it sure can take some nice pics. Certainly juices up the super zoom category. Deserves a long hard look at acquisition.
this camera may have some setting quirks but, first impression of the sample indicates this camera can produce some very nice images.
while raw pics may provide the "ultimate' best image, there is i would guess a substantial portion of photographers that depend solely on jpeg images and as such these images are not as crisp, sharp or definitive as several other cameras. If that can be pre-adjusted prior to taking a shot then that issue can probably be handled. Now about the price? Lots of other cameras can give you better straight out of camera jpegs for a lot less money.
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Looks to me as if Samsung has the capability to please many individuals that may be in the market for this camera form. Very good definition, vibrant colors and high iso shots that appear to be capable of holding their own against the field. If you buy, no reason you will not be able too get some excellent photos. Competition is good for everyone.
For the average non-pixel peeper, pretty darn good images for a small sensor point and shoot camera.
If some people are so upset with DPReviews method of reviewing cameras, quit reading and find another site! This ain't a perfect world and there is not a perfect camera.
DPR team: hang in there! Just because some see you as not perfect, that does not mean that you do not do a good job. You do!
if you want an entry level DSLR that can take very good pics, this may suit your needs. It is not perfect but, is there a perfect camera in this category out there? Even with the kit lens, the detail and colors are very good.
Very good high iso pics. Colors appear natural . Good detail. Good price. This camera with the available lens lineup surely could keep a lot of people happy.
From SOOC images, this camera is a keeper.
Have read several reviews and looked at many sample photos: this camera can produce some very good photos. For those looking for "perfection" in a camera,: probably isn't going to happen. It's called tradeoffs. If manufacturers produced the "perfect camera" then what would be left to tempt you to buy? This is what makes the world go around. If you like it, buy it: if you don't like it, don't buy it. It's all in the eye of the beholder. This camera with a llm its deficiencies can still produce very good photos.
One thing is apparent from these images, if Fujifilm enters the full frame market, with the results achievable with the XTrans sensor or even their conventional Bayer sensor, Canon and Nikon will have to keep on their toes! Fujifilm has demonstrated very good support in updating lens and cameras for their customers. It is apparent they are in this for the long haul and that bodes well for all photographers.