Russell Evans: "Some of us have been around long enough to remember the last time Pentax announced a full-frame DSLR, way back in 2001."
And some of us are smart enough to know isn't the same company making this announcement.
You know Russell, Just because new company owns Pentax doesn't make them totally "different". In the past twenty years our company has been owned by Rockwell, Caterpillar and Emerson, and it didn't change our company much other than the sign on the building. I'm pretty sure Pentax staff didn't all get sacked when Ricoh or Hoya took over. But nice of you to correct DPR and get into a public spat
Zvonimir Tosic: Dual OVF/EVF overlay andAdjustable translucency of the mirror Are what some expect from this little machine. Once a Ricoh’s manager said openly that they are working on an FF camera which is unlike anything else on the market. They also said openly they wait for EVF tech to mature enough to be taken seriously. See (below) Ricoh’s patent for the latter, for example, which describes the amount of reflected light to visible light in range of 0-50%, and the amount of transmitted light in the range of 50-100%. Phase AF or contrast AF, you decide it, and when you want it. It is best of what both mirrorless and SLR design can offer, and still being faithful to tradition and millions of lenses produced. If the VF coverage is 100% and optical magnification high enough, this may be shooter’s dream camera. A pure genius of thinking outside the box.http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-11-27
Don't forget the pretty lights.
Congrats to the Pentax crowd! Good things come to those who wait springs to mind. One certainty is it will be a damned fine camera, they have had a while to plan it out. It will be interesting following this story this year.
PeaceKeeper: I am taking the votes towards the X-T1 much more seriously than the ones for the a7 II or even D750.
The a7 II has been out for far too little time to really see it's impact. People voting for it are simply excited about something new. The D750 has been out a few more months, and it's impressive to see it competing with the A7 II. But, the X-T1 has been out nearly a full year, and STILL creates excitement among users. That counts much more than any release hype, IMO.
I think had this vote been taken... say, 6 months from now, the X-T1 would still be the camera people are talking about, and would have won easily, with the D750 runner up.
I like Fuji, I wouldn't mind having one for a second system if they were not so expensive. Bottom line? FF images are better. I shoot a lot of available light, and if I am going to spend a ton of money, I want the best. right now, that's the D750, IMO.
"The D750 is a sign of the times, no doubt, but in the end it's just a reaction. The X-T1 is a catalyst."
But in the end, it's about taking pictures. The D750 is a camera. Because sometimes, good enough is not good enough.
xpanded: Que? Only one camera actually won by getting one or more vote(s) than number two. So which camera actually won? D750 or A7ii?
This way supporters of both can assume they won. I am qute sure the Nikon won because it had actually taken the lead the last day before Sony roared back and tied it. :^).
It really doesnt matter. Two great cameras, one traditional, one cutting edge. Both with unique strengths. And two of the best cameras available.
The 750 will outsell the Fuji, and have better IQ, AF and tracking. It won't look as retro.
krazeyez: What the hell? Wasn't this decided already? How come we have another vote round?
Nikon didn't like the result and we had to make sure that it would be a "tie"?What a joke.
Late last year we asked you to vote for your favorite products of the 2014 in four categories: best lens, best high-end compact camera, best enthusiast ILC and best high-end ILC. Voting ran through January 20th and the results are in. Thanks to the many thousands of you who participated. Click through to see the results of our 2014 readers' polls, or skip to end for a chance to vote on the overall winner, which we'll announce next month.
photog4u: Last chance to vote people cuz if Sony wins this thing instead of Nikon, many here at DPR will be spending the weekend sitting Shiva :)
Stop reading through your fanboi tinted glasses.
In 2014 DPR reviewed A7: Silver, A7R: Gold, RX10: Gold, A6000: Gold, RX100: Gold.
They also previewed the A5100 and the A77II, both with positive comments to the point they would almost certainly receive Gold or Silver.
They also reviewed 2 Sony lens. So, 8 Camera reviews, 5 Gold, 1 silver, 2 to be determined. Thats the most reviews of any manufacturer, with the highest award average.
They must really dislike Sony. I wish they disliked Nikon as much.
Some people just really blow my mind.
Ronald A Yorko: Just a totally bogus poll showing limited selections favoring certain products at the exclusion of so many others. Too biased in preselected product for this poll to mean anything at all.
This poll is culmination of the winners of category polls from the end of 2014.
pwilly: An interesting perspective that only DPreview could do, would be to link Camera ownership to what they voted for. Obviously, the A7ii is getting clicks from non-owners.
Based on clicks, the D750 has been the most popular camera on the front page for some time now. So why doesn't that convert to a runaway here?
Certainly a major factor is the fact that the A7ii can mount lenses from Canon and Nikon plus the native lenses. So if the future is a considerably smaller enthusiast camera sales pool, the advantage goes to the one that makes use of the 100's of millions of lenses that exist for those enthusiasts.
When Canon went to the EOS mount, they angered their entire customer base by creating a new mount that would do Nikon, but not Canon lenses, because at that time Nikon was the leader. Sony may be reading the same playbook, it sure did work for Canon.
Wrong guys, check DIGITal Cameras, which includes both dslrs and compact system, it aint there. The A7 is 13th in the compact system. The 750 was in the top 5 of dslrs, after spending weeks at #1. I strongly suspect it easily outsold any Sony.
Sony A7x is not in the top 100 DSLR's of Amazon. A58 was the highest at #40. The 750 before it was pulled was consistantly in the top 5.
jadmaister2: I wonder if the layout of DPReviews comments section needs some thought.It's quite cramped, and reading through this thread it appears that either:No-one bothers to read previous posts, because there is endless repetition, or:DPR has a very high proportion of Trolls per poster.It's such a shame that we, who apparently share photography as a passion, can evince such bitterness over an innocent fault from a manufacturer.Of course we all wish this hadn't happened for goodness sake, but the D750 is still a tool that will take superb pictures.I wonder if the posters here can say the same?
Lacix, that poll is the cumulation of several recent polls, these cameras are the winners from the previous polls
allkar: Sorry, but it should be possible to select from all new products of 2014,not only from the pre-selected. This is not representative.The trend is targeted
These are not preselected by DPR. They were the winners from a previous poll
RickBuddy: No D810? Really?
More a reflection of DP review and its silly readers, than the camera itself.
Not surprising. The credibility of this site has been dropping steadily.
This is the final round of voting. The D810 was eliminated last round. Narrowly.
Thoughts: No matter the result, this has been
The Year of Alpha
Unless you count sales..
Wubslin: I'm enjoying seeing the Nikon PR people twist themselves into pretzels to try and justify this latest debacle.
Look at his history Keith, trust me, he is. He is actually a rabid trol.
Of course you are, you are a rude anti nikon zealot troll.
Ramjager: Let me guess if it was a Canon camera from DPR's perspective it would be another nail in the coffin.Instead it's Nikon but hey it's ok...Let me guess who is paying the bills..
Seriously?? Read the Df review before making your smear campaign comments.
DDWD10: If I could just play Devil's Advocate for a second.
Both the stepped flare and AF calibration issues would be impossible in a MILC. More complicated machines increase the likelihood of quality control issues. Glad to see Nikon is stepping up to the plate and taking care of this.
thats true, but none of those can Af in the same league as the D750, not to mention IQ, (except Sony). Even if your D750has this MINOR issue, it is still a better camera than any mirrorless on the market, IMO.