gsergei: A thumb down for this lens at $1300us. Guessing it will cost @1700cad. I will continue using my Oly 12/2 and FT 11-22/2.8-3.5 on the EM-1. Panasonic people keep shooting themselves in the wallet by providing an aperture ring incompatible with the Olympus bodies. No, thanks.
Panasonic shot themselves in the foot with their aperture ring. Why would any Olympus owner want to buy a lens with a useless vestige?
What slow lenses! Micro Four Third prime lenses are faster, smaller and cheaper! F/3.5 and F/3.2 is still F/3.5 and F/3.2!
That lens looks huge. I'll stick to my Nikon 1 system. Smaller sensor, smaller lenses!
Panasonic should of made it a 10mm 1.4. Even though it's a 24mm equivalent, the 4:3 ratio cuts the sides off so it's not really as wide. 10mm would of been better and would of justified the price better. I'm also guessing they tacked on an additional $400 for the Leica tax!
Jonathan F/2: How the heck does the A7R II wins this round? It doesn't even have dual card slots. Lenses cost an arm and a leg and battery power sucks compared to a traditional DSLR. I don't think DPReview thinks about the practical aspects of what a semi-pro body should be capable of.
Ha, "most well rounded camera available" is certainly stretching it! I own Sony FF bodies and they are nowhere near being well-rounded. At best they're good secondary bodies, but not mature enough to be relied on as your only camera system. DPReview is smoking some good stuff in legalized Washington state!
Sony Play Apps are garbage. They're half-baked, self-contain apps that don't integrate with the main interface of the camera. Do these people at Sony even use cameras or do they just like going over spec sheets all day?
How the heck does the A7R II wins this round? It doesn't even have dual card slots. Lenses cost an arm and a leg and battery power sucks compared to a traditional DSLR. I don't think DPReview thinks about the practical aspects of what a semi-pro body should be capable of.
I thought it was a wearable belt as well? I'd prefer to use it to hold up my pants and camera!
After trying the A6300, I'd rather just get that over the GX85. The focus tracking is pretty awesome and I'm not a Sony fanboy at all.
Michael Oersigh: Nice review, but it seems to me that the D500 is a better allrounder at almost the same level of the D5, with the exception of build quality and better battery build. As for IQ, the D5 easily beats the D500 in action sistuations, but I rather go with D500 than the 810 or 750 or 7200, because it's half a dozen of one or the other and none of them are perfect and the D500 has added abilities that overcome it's one IQ flaw.
I consider the D750 the better all-arounder in terms of price and performance. Saying that, it goes to show just how much better this round of Nikon bodies are than the last generation! Selection for everyone!
johnschafer: I'm sorry, but I'm at the point where I'm done with DPR's very obvious Nikon bias. I really don't want to start a negative rant here. But come on, honestly, I must protest. DPR admits in a separate article of the D5's lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR. Further, look at FStoppers review of the D5. It is very clear to see the D5 hits its useful limit at ISO25600. Here at DPR if this was a Canon-equivalent pro DSLR, it would be demoted to Silver award. Further, DPR hasn't reviewed a Canon 1D-series in 6 years. Nikon D5 is a Silver award, nothing more.
You sound like a jealous child! lol
Camera. Of. The. Year. Done.
Michael Keeney: Thanks for the review. I agree with the gold award and am an owner of both a D500 and D750.
I find it quite astonishing and am left in disbelief that the review kept hitting on the D500's image quality as "the best in it's class" but not drastically improved over the D7200. I could not disagree more. I've never owned the D7200 but have rented it and still possess RAW files from having shot with it. I must say that the D500 is leaps and bounds improved over the D7200 in high ISO performance. In fact, it's VERY close to the D750. It's color saturation is the best I've ever seen out of any DSLR, and I've owned plenty through the years.
D750. The FF OOF areas will be smoother. It also seems that Nikon has applied the same image processing to both cameras, so both should create equally pleasing jpegs.
Camera of the year for sure. Poor Sony still doesn't know what they're doing with the E mount. Nikon shows everyone how it's done in the camera business!
Jonathan F/2: Lack of an EVF is a major con against the A5100. Any camera with no EVF/OVF should be bumped from contention.
So none of you shoot on sunny days? Good luck trying to guess if you got a good shot outdoors without an EVF/OVF. I guess since the DPReview team is based in Seattle, they probably don't see the sun anyways so their judgement must be clouded!
Lack of an EVF is a major con against the A5100. Any camera with no EVF/OVF should be bumped from contention.
I could probably shoot this with an old D3 and get the same results!
steelhead3: The 810 is a great camera that ticks a lot of boxes even still. Canon is modernizing their lens lineup and Sony is developing state of the art lenses (along with Sigma). Nikon (as an optical company foremost) seems to be lagging behind with modern excellent lenses.
Nikon is really lagging in lenses, especially on that fully modern and affordable f/1.8 prime line-up of the 20/24/35/50/85!
Camera. Of. The. Year!
Will Sigma replace the part that gets scratched?