cs hauser: The webpages are still only 950-pixels wide. Seriously? It's 2012, and most people have screens that are 1920-pixels wide. More than half the screen is being left blank.
And if that wasn't bad enough... about 350 of those 950 pixels are used as a navigation column. That means the active portion of the screen in forums & reviews is only 600 pixels wide. That's just ridiculous. It's like dpreview was designed for viewing with 800x600 VGA monitors from 1995.
I realize dpreview is trying to preserve space for potential advertisements... but come on! A 950-pixel wide screen is obnoxious. At least try to widen it to 1680 pixels or even 1280 pixels.
I think the words/line on dpreview is fine the way it is. Unfortunately, the fonts are so small. By widening the webpage to at least 1280, dpr could use larger fonts without affecting the words/line ratio.
Also, I think 600-pixels wide is too small for a photography website. Larger image dimensions would be preferable in both the review articles and forum samples.
The webpages are still only 950-pixels wide. Seriously? It's 2012, and most people have screens that are 1920-pixels wide. More than half the screen is being left blank.
Gary Dean Mercer Clark: This camera makes me want to buy a Sigma DP2M and DP1M for $2000.00 and have $799.00 change left. DP2M will blow away the overpriced RX1 in image detail and quality.
Thanks for the chuckle. I needed that.
"Question & Answer" seems like a rudimentary version of the feature dpreview really needs: POLLS. These forums can be downright toxic sometimes, thanks to a loud minority that dominate most discussions.. When assessing the community's opinion, I think a simple poll would go a long way in keeping the loud minority from overwhelming the silent majority.
I also think "Question & Answer" feature can make things even more confusing. Especially when it comes to controversial questions. For instance, any question regarding 'equivalence' will inevitably result in the community's answer switching back & forth. Again, in this situation a poll would provide a clearer representation of what the community really feels.
An interchangeable lens camera with a tiny sensor smaller than the one inside some cell phones.
Whose brilliant idea was that, anyway?
fastlass: it is obvious that both the testing methods and the review products are flawed. But after correcting for these errors, I believe the same results will be produced.
@ R Butler - The shallower depth of field will result in slower CDAF. That is the problem with the test.
In the video shown above, the 650D had significantly shallower depth of field than the G5 because (1) subject magnification was much bigger, and (2) aperture used in exposure was bigger, and (3) sensor is bigger.
For a proper comparison of CDAF, depth of field should remain constant. That means keeping the same subject magnification, and it also means using a faster lens on the mFT. It's NOT enough to stop down the mFT lens, because auto focus is conducted with the lens wide open, regardless of exposure settings. A proper test would have the 650D with 18-135 STM @ 18mm (f/3.5) compared to the G5 with Panasonic 14mm (f/2.5) pancake.
That would yield near-identical magnification and depth of field.
"The D800 has an edge in flexibility, however, when it comes to the aperture required for these cross-type points to function. While the 5D Mark III requires a minimum aperture of f/4, the D800 can utilize 9 of its center cross-type points at an aperture as narrow as f/8."
That last statement is incorrect. 21 of the 61 AF points on the 5D3 remain cross type with lenses that have max apertures of f/5.6. At f/8.0 the D800 only has one cross type point according the the original preview article by dpreview.