RichRMA: Cell phone addicts rejoice.
> It's always faster to swap in a spare battery than charge an internal one.
If charging to 80%/more would take only 2-3 minutes, in many cases, it would be faster than swapping the battery.
Peiasdf: The company that copied every single thing used in its product is demonstrating new techs.
I don't recall China have a April Fool's day.
I bet most people do not even know why Huawei is lambasted as "copycat" to begin with.
The Canikon Colossus: How is it that a Silver Award got best overall over a Gold award that was only 1% lower? Nikon bias?
@Dan Bracaglia, if you have lots of time on your hands, how about recalculating the score for cameras reviewed in the past, and publishing the new revised score as e.g. "decayed score"? I think many potential upgraders would be interested in a way to compare their cameras with the successors of today.
PIXJIM: Just got a OM-D E-M5 II and let me say that this little beast is sharp, I mean very sharp with the PRO Lens series. I'm coming from Full Frame and APS-C. I do not have any regrets. Yes, Olympus have to work on their menu system and you have to understand the limitations of the micro 43 sensor, especially while doing night photography.
@sunjester> Just no native long lenses at all really is a bummer.
You probably should narrow your requirements down a bit. Because there are already: Oly 75-300, Pana 100-300 and Pana 45-200. And also rumored to be soon released high-IQ level/more expensive Oly 300mm and Pana 100-400.
2-3 minutes to 80%/more would be a great achievement.
Even if the tech would degrade batteries faster (only 100 charge cycles), the number of applications is large, esp. in the professional areas.
The videography comes to mind first: recharge the batteries faster than the camera drains them.
He? Cameras uses the same battery technology.
With this quality round-ups, I would soon be reading the DPR only once a year.
AndrePooh: Utterly amazing that the class leading in everything NX500 not even made it to the "also consider..." part.
Class leading? well according to DxO the sensor scores 87 on par with the D7200 as best APS-C sensors versurs A6000 at 82 ( http://www.dxomark.com/cameras#hideAdvancedOptions=false&viewMode=list&yDataType=rankDxo )
Furthermore the direct comparing tool shows the NX500 to beat the A6000 on just about everything especially on build quality and metering and focus accurary, this makes the "plasticky"- what we don't like- all the more awkward since the testreport says: "The NX500 feels solid in your hand and is ergonomically pleasing...." etc,
Sure, arch conservatists will miss the EVF. However more practical others would miss the brilliant tap focus touch screen on other cameras. That's all subjective. The bias however show if you don't let the hard figures speak.
"Sure, arch conservatists will miss the EVF."
Wow. Seeing what I shoot when I shoot it is now considered to be a "conservative" feature?
BigBen08: When I saw that it has no VF I stopped reading.
> And my source is really solid here.
After series of bad decisions, year after year, Samsung IMO has lost any chance of getting sufficient traction in the mass market.
I personally have already moved too. It was rather a painful experience to watch the rumor-mill liven up with the excitement before new camera is released, only to see all the hopes crushed by the official release. And lack of EVF in X00 series was only one of the major problems. The crappy JPEG engine across the whole NX series was the top major problem. And with every new release, Samsung NX forums were losing more and more people. Nowadays, most of the forums are ghost towns, some haven't being even update for NX1 release.
TL;DR people who were interested in Samsung have moved on. Samsung itself turned them away. Now, 3-5 years later, very few care about NXn00 with EVF. Because very few still care about NX at all.
"I have my sources."
Better later than never, I guess.
"It's not as if other Sam bodies don't have EVFs built in."
There is no small form factor NX camera with built-in EVF.
@HowaboutRAW: "Wait for the replacement in January."
I think BigBen was more rhetorical.
People waited for and speculated about NXn00 with built-in VF since after the NX100. NX200 wasn't it. NX300 wasn't it. And NX500 isn't it. That's more than 5 years now. Everybody who really wanted it, has already moved on.
Marty4650: The M in MSRP stands for "manufacturer's" so shouldn't you be using the price that the manufacturer sets rather than one set by B&H or Adorama?
I think your whole problem was that you wanted to break it into more "roundups" because there are probably a lot more than 7 cameras with an MSRP "around $500."
You probably would be better off going back to categories based on intended use, rather than price. "Entry Level, Intermediate, Enthusiast, Rugged, Superzoom, etc."
Any idiot who can operate a mouse can check prices very easily. Your website makes it a snap.
> "Entry Level, Intermediate, Enthusiast, Rugged, Superzoom, etc."
How about a task-oriented round-ups then?
Cameras became very generic devices: most cameras can do most of the tasks. Yet some cameras are better at some tasks than the others.
For example: "portraiture camera/lens combo", "macro combo", "studio camera for X", "outdoor action camera for sport Y", "affordable camera/lens combo for running kids", "camera for hiking" and so on. (And the fact that you would need/be able to include the lenses is IMO a bonus.)
P.S. Though you would still need to do the price bracket round-ups too. No way around it.
Finally somebody came up with wedding photography for the grooms! To hell - and beyond - with the frills!
A ground-breaking camera!... If you happen to drop it on the ground.
DPR now covers TVs? ;)
Tempted to try it - just to try to play the card games on it. Might finally make the carpet solitaires playable.
Vilkas20: Praktisch, quadratisch, gut...
Go home, Germany, you're drunk.
bobn2: "Toshiba, who manufactured sensors for the Nikon D5200 and D7100" - and also the D7200. You've insisted it's a Sony, but you're wrong.
It's an interesting issue for Nikon, because Sony also bought the fab line on which the Nikon (D3, D3s, D3100, D3200, D4, D4s) sensors were made.
First of all, it's only a fab - not an R&D facility.
Second, the fab originally belonged to Sony but was sold to Toshiba few years back.
So no change really.
maxola67: The body was designed by a furniture designer with no doubts)
My IKEA closet looks better. And is probably smaller. It is definitely cheaper.
To those who express here sentiment "what the heck those Germans are thinking", I can assure you that German photographers on the forums are just as befuddled with the Leica SL. Not that the modern Leicas are any popular among the pragmatical Germans today.
dcolak: I am still not sure if this is a joke or that is a real camera.
It is huge... everything out of proportion.
Is this a joke? I'm not joking.
> I am still not sure if this is a joke or that is a real camera.
It's a Leica.