wherearemyshorts: hopefully the price will be a lot less than the 5d mark 3
There are some indications that the price is 1499€ or probably 1599€.
falconeyes: A good scientific paper about DFD and an evaluation showing that phase detect and DFD should have similiar performance can be found here:
It is 14 years old ;)
Most of that research is old news.
But modern cameras have to check a lot of boxes. Integrating something new in a fashion that doesn't negate other features requires new research and innovations.
DRP, please cover in details the DFD (Depth From Defocus) feature! Thanks.
Others have made a presentation -http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-gh4/panasonic-gh4A.HTM#DFD- but there is no real-world test of it yet.
Mario G: GH4? What happened with the skipping of unlucky numbers? Why not GH5 as it should have been, or even better GH7?
Probably it is declaration of war and a signal to their enemies^Wcompetitors?
contadorfan: I realize there aren't a lot of women on this site, but it would be nice if DPR would review some of the fashionable camera bags for women: Kelly Moore, JoTotes, EpihanieBags, CheekyLime. Those are bags that a gal wouldn't feel like a dork for carrying one around, yet I wonder how comfortable and practical they are for a day out with a camera & several lenses.
@contadorfan, I'm "disqualified" to ask for a review like that. :) Yet such camera bag might be a good gift idea. +1.
DPR, can you make an article about bags for mirrorless cams?
Most camera bags I could find fall into two categories:
- Too large for the smaller package (esp lens pockets are way oversized even for Oly 1.8/45). (A.K.A. DSLR bags.)
- Fit camera+lens well, but have little/no room for extra lenses, not even the pancakes. (A.K.A. P&S/video cam bags.)
jcmarfilph: If you want to be serious in photographic business, build a real camera that doesn't need lousy accesories. Why would I waste money on a phone cam with mediocre sensor and capabilities and spend hundred+ to make it half-decent camera.
The "real" camera tech still can't be made thinner than 10mm.
Gluing the smartphone to RX100 would probably produce the best result currently possible. :)
And how that would work in real life, since now Apple recommends to use a case with the iPhone?
- Remove case- Easily attach the add-on- Shoot- Easily remove the add-on- Replace the case back
doesn't strike me as particularly user-friendly.
Alternative: Apple, go back to the old proven iPhone design! No more sharp edges! No more broken back glass! One could even hold the phone any way they like! And the magnetic add-on would work better too.
Antony John: Sorry there's a problem with this article.The pages only go up to 7 and don't cover the awards that Canikon won (which should be pages 8 -> 100).Please rectify.
You can find the hidden Canon and Nikon slides at the respective camera forums. Simply look for the threads with 150 comments.
reginalddwight: Did you just throw readers a bone or two, DPR? Many Nikon and Canon shooters are salivating at the idea of announcements of the mythical D400 and 7D2. 2014 is looking to be a very good year indeed.
In context of D400(s) and 7D2, the mirrorless remark is rather silly IMO. (I own mirrorless, btw.)
Why the CaNikon wait to refresh their top tier semi-pro bodies is really strange indeed. They are, after all, very popular.
Can this lens AF fast? Or it is a dedicated macro?
0MitchAG: This just goes to show the u4/3 Panasonic-Leica is way overpriced! Isn't it silly that a Panasonic lens should cost more than this, on a smaller system? By all means the PL is great, but I'm sure glad I didn't pay the asking price.
Just in! Breaking news: Leica products are overpriced!
People who buy PL45 (ditto PL25), buy it for the signature Leica rendering. Anyone who is really interested in macro is likely to buy some old manual 100mm macro lens and adapt it. It's not like AF is useful in macro anyway.
whtchocla7e: This camera is large compared to the new Fuji X-T1 and the Sony A7. That's a shame.
Plus, NX30 has fully articulated LCD.
It's not THAT large. Not when you compare the cameras with mounted lenses. NX30 on average would be the smallest, because NX system has more smaller lenses.
grumpycat: I can predict the future: Silver award!
... and 78%.
DPR is rather predictable. Rating doesn't make sense, as I gather only a clay brick could get rating of 0%. Because in comparison even cinder block has chance of getting few positing points.
marleni: Dear Olympus, when I tested the predecessors EM5, PM2 and PL5 I absolutely did not like the menu, and I know many others who just think the same ... Think about changing that part of your cameras to come.
"Think about changing that part of your cameras to come."
You should have bought the Samsung NX. It has a suitable balance of configuration options - somewhere between smartphone's Camera app and a P&S.
P.S. Please, Olympus, doesn't listen to the whiners. I love the customization options. Yes, they are a pain to find. But I'd better spend 5 minutes looking for it, than not having it at all.
How many years it has been? And finally Oly released a competitor to the Panasonic's Gn line.
"Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye Body Cap Lens"
It seems that afterall I will get myself a fish-eye lens!
Thoughts: A review of a camera serves to provide an important guide to potential buyers whether to consider to make the purchase.
Obviously the reviewer's user experience will determine the final verdict.
It appears to me though, this time the reviewers only tested the camera, not used it as a photographer.
In my view, you might get a quite balanced review by asking the forum users (those brave early adopters) before Dpreview publishes a review, if ever.
"[...] not used it as a photographer."
DPR was *always* reviewing the cams like that.
That is also why they review bodies only and disregard the impact of the lens system. (But, oh joy, they have posted the A7+legacy lenses article before.)
plasnu: Dpreview should publish the reviewer's name.
@plasnu, they were always there. You can also click on the names to see the articles/reviews posted by the DPR team member.