I don't mind these articles at all. I don't mind Eric Kim either. What I do mind, is that DPreview has been slacking in the "review" part of this website. There are a ton of cameras that need reviewing. Get to work!
People buy a P&S camera to shoot raw? Why?
Jonathan F/2: Dpreview scores are definitely tainted. The D800 and 5Dm3 get the same score? So despite having 36mp and being $500 USD cheaper, you guys feel the 5D mark III is equal to the D800? The cons for the D800 are more like niggles, while the cons for the 5Dm3 are issues of concern. And even stated on the 5Dm3 review itself "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category." Yeah right.
@ Photo nuts, why does your profile say you're based in the United States? Last I checked, the USA has the same $3999 price tag across the country.
@ Kane Joseph - I agree, it's probably better to just abolish the numerical system and stick to the award system. If the cameras were reversed specs-wise I'd still question DPreview's scoring system. So this isn't a Nikon vs Canon issue, this is about DPreview getting their scoring straight.
Dpreview scores are definitely tainted. The D800 and 5Dm3 get the same score? So despite having 36mp and being $500 USD cheaper, you guys feel the 5D mark III is equal to the D800? The cons for the D800 are more like niggles, while the cons for the 5Dm3 are issues of concern. And even stated on the 5Dm3 review itself "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category." Yeah right.
After looking at all those samples, I see nothing that couldn't be shot with modern mirrorless cameras with fast glass. My OM-D looks sharper, produces nicer colors and works great with adapted fast lenses.
And there is nothing discreet about a Leica. They stick out like a sore thumb and puts a big "steal me" sign on anybody who has one around their neck.
plasnu: Better dynamic range than 5d3?
WTH are you talking about? The D2H/S, D3/S, D700 & D4 sensors are all Nikon designed sensors. Who cares where they fab them.
3enson: I wanted to ask dpreview, does this new d3200 has built in focus motor?so there wont be limitation on other nikon lenses... thanx..
You can mount AI/S MF glass on the entry level bodies. You won't get proper metering, but if you know you're light you should easily be able to meter in your head. Focus confirmation still works with these entry level bodies, so you won't be at a total lost. Also MF glass that is chipped will work just fine.
YouDidntDidYou: Olympus is running at an operating profit has strong cash flow and funds to last until 2016.Olympus imaging have had a rise in sales in many other countries part from Japan.
Michael "the donut" Woodford said: 'If they [Olympus] move in that direction, what happens to Olympus's camera business?" Like he ever cared and knows anything about photography or it's consumers.
"Olympus whistleblower Michael Woodford is being pursued by Hollywood for the rights to make a movie " who's going to play him, who's going to be the love interest, is it being shot in 3D????
Woodford is a little man with a Napoleon complex.
Woodford should be arrested as well. He probably was in on the whole thing and bailed when things got hot.
topstuff: DPR seem to have marked the camera down because of its relative position in a more crowded market compared to , for example, the NEX range.
I think the thinking from DPR is a bit muddled here. Perhaps they spend too much time with the camera on a test rig rather than out in the field.
As a NEX5N user, I recognise that while the sensor quality is high and potential IQ is great, the effectiveness of the camera for mixed, family use ( surely its primary role ) is negated by its relatively poor AF and weak lens selection.
M4/3 does not seem to have the same weaknesses - with this Panny and the new Olympus EP3 having much better AF than the NEX and a larger choice of lenses.
Therefore, when weighting these factors, I find it hard to reconcile how the Panny is "marked down" compared to the NEX.
NEX5N does not deserve GOLD while the GX-1 gets Silver IMO. They each have advantages and disadvantages that neutralise each other and IMO should have the same score.
If that's the case, NEX should be marked down for lack of lenses.
The problem isn't that photojournalism is dead, it's that the news itself that is fundamentally flawed. No one bothers to ask the hard questions or do the legwork to tell the real story.
ChrisKramer1: We have been here before. It was called 4/3 and this is also 4/3 just smaller (but not by much). Behind all the schnick-schnack lies the same hobbled sensor that blows the highlights worse than a compact. Call it what you like, dress it up how you like. It is nothing but 4/3 and will suffer from the same problems that made that line of cameras a failure.
Who is going to spend 1,200 euros on this when they can have a Pentax K-5 for with a similar body size, clearly more rugged build, better grip, a high-quality optical viewfinder, bigger sensor, massive dynamic range and far more lenses - at a far more reasonable price - for 900 euros?
By the way, when is DP Review going to give us the Samsung NX200 review?
Why buy a Pentax when you get an FX Nikon DSLR and have access to every F-mount lens in it's full 35mm glory?
Anastigmat: let's hope the reorganization gets rid of whatever obstacles that have so far prevented the marketing of a full frame model. With Sony working on its second generation full frame model, and Nikon bringing out its 3rd generation full frame, Pentax needs to start working, or it may be condemned to doing what Olympus is doing: putting old wine (M43 sensor) in an older bottle (a camera body that apes the OM series inelegantly).
I shoot Nikon FX for work, but when I'm not working I bring my Olympus M43 camera pretty much everywhere. Output is just as good in most circumstances and with the OM-D coming out, I think I'll be reshuffling to have part of my work photos on the Olympus. FX is big, bulky and a pain to haul especially around the world. An M43 kit is very compact while capable of excellent results.
Who cares if the Washington Post uses an HDR image. All US news is corporatized filtered media anyways.
Is it me, or has the quality of Dpreview sample photos gone downhill since the days of Phil Askey? At least Phil put sharp and usable photos, not like the misfocused, blurry and generally poor picture taking of the current Dpreview staff.
Scottelly: No in-camera image stabilization? No GPS or Wireless N networking built-in? No USB 3.0? A new card format that really isn't necessary? No 16 bit color? Only 16 megapixels? Only 10 fps? (not much faster than the D3, which is a design many years old)
Nikon had the opportunity here to create a truly spectacular camera, with a bigger, fold-out touch-screen, better quality video than anything else. Something better than anything before (like the D3 was). Instead they made a new camera that can just barely keep up with the Canon 1Dx, and they made sure to price it a little less than the Canon.
It seems Nikon has gone back to playing catch-up with Canon. It's as if this is just the answer to the Canon 1Dx.
This new camera just reinforces my decision to buy a Sony A77. Of course, I guess I'm not in the target market for the new Nikon or Canon cameras anyway.
Give me a break, you're comparing the A77 to the D4? People said the same thing about the D3 when Nikon stuck to 12mp and people thought they were crazy. This camera is going to wipe the floor of the competition. This is a real tool, not some souped up wannabe PS3 camera like the A77.
J. Qian: A far cry from the Sony NEX-7 with its 24 mg resolution and costing 5 times more, I wonder if the IQ should be a couple times better?
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. The NEX-7 doesn't belong in the same breadth of any of Nikon's flagship cameras!
Great, now I gotta get new EN-EL18 batteries!
I really don't care for the covert method of shooting street candids. A 70-200 can capture more interesting shots in my opinion. The street wide angle method is so passé.
And for all those who are all uptight about street photography, go see the world and get out of your boring suburban bubble. It's not surprising that the sheep are so sheepish about confrontation.