Jogger: Seems ok for budget video folks.. but, why would anyone buy this for stills when the A7 is cheaper, much smaller, better built, and with 4x the sensor size... at this size and price, you might as well go for the D610.
Siggo, I was about to write the same thing. Those two lenses are impressive, according to DPReview. So, this GH4 maybe is a great machine for those who need its allegedly superb video capabilities (I don't have a clue about video), for the rest I guess it just doesn't worth it.
SaltLakeGuy: There's that all too familiar mottling (noise) in the sky portion of the shot along with the classic crunching of distant detail due to noise reduction and loss of detail, which caused me to recently divest myself of all my micro 4/3rd gear. I'm sure for many it's not a big deal. For me it was........
You're correct, I guess...
The evening shot (the first one in the "features" paragraph) looks particularly smudgy.
Jon Ingram: The reviewer is dead-wrong regarding "philosophical similarities" between the Df and the x-t1. First, the Df system is huge compared to the Fuji system. Second, Nikon forced a retro concept into their digital camera system. Fuji, on the other hand, has spent years developing their system with manual controls from the ground up, with enthusiast photographers in mind. Sure, at first glance, they are both are retro-looking expensive cameras, but that is where the similarities end. Philosophically, Nikon was targeting a fad; they were aiming for people who were willing to pay a premium simply for the look and feel of the camera. Fuji, on the other hand, are targeting enthusiast photographers, who value function just as much (or more) than the looks of the camera.
Hmmm.... The opinions vary about the functionality of analogue controls versus modern controls. I, for example, certainly prefer modern controls (front and back dials and info in the viewfinder). I can't see why a brand targeting "enthusiast photographers who value function" should use analogue dials. I use a Pentax K-5 in which you can change speed-aperture-ISO-exp.comp.-focus point in a breeze with the camera stuck in your face. I've also used a friend's X100. I'm afraid that the reason for the success of Fuji cameras is more their vintage-retro-chic design (vintage-retro-kitsch if you asked me) than their photographic output.
ThórM: Well done, Sigma.I hope they come in at the same price point than the previous generation.
I hope they'll come cheaper...
mediman30: I paid £572 on mine brand new including shipping from Japan. UK custom charged me £19 and lens arrived today. I ordered it through eBay UK on 17th January. Ebay seller is matsuiyastore, bought some lenses from them before with no problems, tracking number also provided. I just saved myself £300!!!
Regarding the lens, it is an awesome little performer!
Wow, only £19 for import duty? This is amazing. Lucky you, enjoy this gem.
So, basically, you can have a camera with an x-trans censor in a body with an hybrid viewfinder, in a body with an hybrid viewfinder but with fixed lens, in a body with an electronic viewfinder, in a body with no viewfinder at all, and now in a body with an electronic viewfinder in a different position. I feel a bit it's the same camera, recycled all over again, with updated tweaks. I don't see why this should me more exciting than the X-Pro1.
CeleryBeats: My Fuji XE-2 produces better looking high iso shots. At least in JPEG.
A7 looks to be a great camera. But damn Fuji got some magic going on.
For JPEG, you buy a camera that doesn't shoot RAW. Simple ;)
John Miles: Please let it have either a 2/3" or even 1/1.7" sensor
Vlad S: I am trying to find the K-3 review, but all the links lead to the "roundup" page, which gives even less information than the previews. How come there's not a full review for a contender for "the product of the year?" Or is it simply not linked to anywhere?
If only the percentage of the votes for the K-3 translated into market share...
Mazhe: Are you also racing a K-3 review?
How about the Df?
Ben O Connor: THUS;
I would pull the triiger for Pentax K-3 Silver body and lots of silver HD coated lenses !
Wish to own some 3.000 € to buy that Pentax kit :( damn! its hard to be married sometimes :D
Why silver, mate? I think it makes the camera look cheap and plastic, like the late models of CRT televisions... (I'd love it in red, though!)
halai: DPR, you forgot to mention "NO VIDEO" as a con. I was looking forward to purchase this camera, then found there is no video function. It would have been a perfect camera for me. Oh well, will save my money for something else.
Bad video has been counted as a con in other great cameras with great image quality. Why not in this one? Just because it's retro?...
I bet it's coming after the shopping holidays end!
Photo-Wiz: I was hoping the Nikon would improve underwater pics too. But on my TS3 I never have battery problems. After taking it snorkeling on over 30 occassions, I have never had a leak. And comparing your Butterfish and Turtle Pictures to the TS3, I wonder, does the Nikon really produce better results?
I used to have the TS3 (FT3), used it for a summer and then sold it. It worked faultlessly but I hated its image quality, which was hugely smudgy even at base ISO, probably due to heavy noise reduction. I just couldn't stand it. An underwater LX7 would be nice but until any of the manufacturers make a rugged camera with at least 1/1.7" sensor and RAW, I'm not interested.
Here's one I took with the TS3, heavily post processed and downsized to look any good:
"I pressed nearly every button I could think of...". You clearly didn't press the zoom buttons :) Anyhow, right now this is the best underwater camera without a casing that money can buy. I just wish it was 200$ cheaper...
NumberOne: Not having 'EC in Manual Mode with Auto-ISO' - something easily implemented in a firmware upgrade - still is, for me, the (main) deal breaker!Funny - to say the least - that most reviewers don't even talk about it, specially when this is the top-of-the-line Olympus camera and the one supposed to be used by professional photographers... :)
Then you need TAv...
Pentax's TAv mode is exactly that: a M mode with auto ISO and the ability to adjust EC with its dedicated button. I can't see why the lack of it could be a deal breaker, since you can achieve the same thing in a regular M mode with no auto ISO. Just keep the speed and aperture to the desired numbers and adjust ISO to achieve the desired +/- EC, reading the camera's EV calculation. It would be nice to have a setting similar to Pentax's (a simple firmware tuning, probably) in every camera, but not really necessary.