Wow, that thing is big!
love_them_all: The viewfinder trolls will be all over this camera! LOL
As a proud member of VF Trolls Guild, allow me to clarify: I wouldn't buy G1X even if it had an EVF.
I had much hopes for the original, but since then I have moved on. Today I would rather spend my money on, for example, Panasonic GM1.
wb2trf: If the focus on this is really as fast as Sony says, and I have no reason to doubt it, that is huge. Nikon got superfast focus with the 1, but that is a quite small sensor by comparison. Doing that with 24mp APS-C is a complete game changer. The only question in my mind is whether to grab this or wait for the 7000, if there is going to be one.
"Faster than previous models" - all vendors say it all the time. Better wait for the tests.
Nice to know that they haven't given up on the Foveon development.
Otherwise, it's too niche for me.
Filk4k: It would be great to have GH4 heart inside AG-AF101 body. Or maybe Panasonic is already cooking a new camcorder AG-AF4k, just a thought.
Care to elaborate - to the uninitiated - what GH4 is missing compared to the AF100?
With the YAHOO add-on (or whatever it's called) it appears to tick all the boxes videographers were complaining were missing from GHx cameras.
Resolution is too low.
If I can't fill my 24" screen, I can only imagine how microscopic the images look on a 30" screen.
I hate it when the photogs/etc go nuts about plagiarism and post exclusively scaled-down samples, where the only thing clearly visible is the name/copyright/watermark of the photog.
onlooker: Some good images, but #8 is my runaway favorite:
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.