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fatdeeman: As usual, 75% of the comments are people attacking the "size and weight" straw man.

Funny how the only time you see someone mention portability and mirrorless in the same breath is when a DSLR user is feeling insecure.

I really don't think people are buying Sony cameras primarily for their size and weight.

Time to play the mirrorless drinking game!

Scroll down and take a shot for every comment from a non mirrorless user that mentions size and/or portability.

Well pun intended it is the elephant in the room.

But then the sheer quality it puts on the card requires a certain footprint.
I prefer a smaller total package. And went with Fujifilm instead.

But then Fujifilm can't match the A7rII/III with their Apsc models. Sure the GFX is more then a match but that's even larger and not a all-round package.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 14:51 UTC
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princecody: Is this a Sony sensor? If so is this the same one found in the Sony RX100 M5?

Yes on the first question no on the second.

It's the usual BSI CMOS not the stacked one which was further enhanced with Pdaf later. Sony used this one in the Rx100 MK2 and MK3.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 06:42 UTC
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M G L: Ok Mr Fuji, now make a x100 with bayer please

They already made one. It's called the X100

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 17:12 UTC
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marc petzold: According to the Fuji Forum here, this new XC 15-45 Powerzoom Kitlens is sharper, and more contrasty than the XC 16-50 OIS II.

Here are many Samples from Fujifilm Ambassador Jonas Rask, so into this price class, show me something better... and Fujifilm does have a way excellent APS-C Lenses Lineup.

For the price, it's the best budget Mirrorless, both from Style and System (Lenses), the Question here is only how good is the AF...but it reads, the AF Algorithm is from Fujifilms flagship Cameras, means X-T2/X-H1...but i doubt the AF is that good....anyway, for a Still Picture Photographer like myself, and for Landscape Photography, perfect & small, with classical, retro style. ;-)

Check out the Sample Gallery
https://jonasraskphotography.com/2018/05/24/fujifilm-x-t100-review-quality-on-a-budget/

It may be the same sensor like the newly relased X-A5 Entry Level DSLM, but on the X-T100, it is without an AA-Filter, just like onto the Nikon D3300/D3400, D5600 and up...

Good Light !
Marc

" I'm a Fujifilm ambassador. I get early access to products for testing purposes. My opinions are my own, but they're as biased as they come ..."

Well at least he is open and upfront about it. I've seen worse. attractive women staying at hotels for free in exchange of glooming reviews on instagram(where they will not tell about any affiliation) is a common reoccuring thing.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 15:45 UTC
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CaptainNoddy: Great Competitor against Canon EOS M50!!

It seems we cannot get proper 4k at this price point (Around $600 - $700)... Manufacturers seem to use different tactics LOL

Canon M50: Extreme Crop (around 2.7x eq. to FF)
Fuji X-T100: 15 fps....
Sony A6300: It OVERHEATS when shooting 4K (A6000 no 4K)
Nikon: We don't make entry level Mirrorless Camera..

Olympus E-PL9 seems to be the most legit camera to go for.

which is fine. Me and my partner did not enough video to justify having 2 systems. Fuji clearly provided better stills then the m43 set-up my girlfriend was using. She got frustrated we sold it all and she went with the X-T20.

No regrets none at all just a much better sensor then her Gx8.
Autofocus tracking is much better too. Even though the Gx8 does focus better in low-light.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 18:12 UTC
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CaptainNoddy: Great Competitor against Canon EOS M50!!

It seems we cannot get proper 4k at this price point (Around $600 - $700)... Manufacturers seem to use different tactics LOL

Canon M50: Extreme Crop (around 2.7x eq. to FF)
Fuji X-T100: 15 fps....
Sony A6300: It OVERHEATS when shooting 4K (A6000 no 4K)
Nikon: We don't make entry level Mirrorless Camera..

Olympus E-PL9 seems to be the most legit camera to go for.

Brendon, or for people looking at getting a very good video file with interchangeable lenses in a neat small affordable package.

No one has beaten Panasonic's entry level m43 video hybrids like the G7 and G85 yet. Not at their respective pricepoint.

The X-T20 shoots great 4k video without crop and with limited rolling shutter.
But only for 10 minutes and it has that stupid 2.5mm jack.

Sony A6300 has one of the best quality arround due to the oversampling. But that also causes it to overheat and have rather stupid amounts of rolling shutter.

The Panasonic 4k solution just works. for 30 minutes day in day out. And that for the money is all a aspiring videographer could ask.

Then they have really nice pull focus applications embedded in the firmware.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 15:57 UTC
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marc petzold: According to the Fuji Forum here, this new XC 15-45 Powerzoom Kitlens is sharper, and more contrasty than the XC 16-50 OIS II.

Here are many Samples from Fujifilm Ambassador Jonas Rask, so into this price class, show me something better... and Fujifilm does have a way excellent APS-C Lenses Lineup.

For the price, it's the best budget Mirrorless, both from Style and System (Lenses), the Question here is only how good is the AF...but it reads, the AF Algorithm is from Fujifilms flagship Cameras, means X-T2/X-H1...but i doubt the AF is that good....anyway, for a Still Picture Photographer like myself, and for Landscape Photography, perfect & small, with classical, retro style. ;-)

Check out the Sample Gallery
https://jonasraskphotography.com/2018/05/24/fujifilm-x-t100-review-quality-on-a-budget/

It may be the same sensor like the newly relased X-A5 Entry Level DSLM, but on the X-T100, it is without an AA-Filter, just like onto the Nikon D3300/D3400, D5600 and up...

Good Light !
Marc

Affordable 4k camera's with interchangeable lenses are only available with m43 mount.

Sony A6300, X-T20 are simply more expensive. The Canon has such a massive crop just a bit more useful as 15 fps.

If you do want to start making video's with a limited budget. Then get a Panasonic G7, which has been the best buying advice for a pretty long time now.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 15:50 UTC
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Daft Punk: Seems like a great little camera.

Fuji Film Sims in JPEG make it easier for beginners to experiment and be more creative. Not everyone is some cynical old DPR retired grump pixel peeping at 100% for a hobby.

There is nothing to complain about with this camera. Nothing. Not at the price they are asking.

I am going to get one for sure. Encourage my wife to take it everywhere with her.

We bitched when Canon excluded it from much more expensive or even top-end models.

Like the 6d mk2. 7d mk2, 80d, EOS M5.

This is a mid-entry to the system the equiv. of a Rebel T7i (but cheaper).

If you need 4k fuji is already selling the X-E3 and X-T20 for not much more.
Or the X-T2 and X-H1 if your really serious which both support F LOG for high dynamic range capturing.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 15:45 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (600 comments in total)
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Mateus1: There is still no 1" camera that I am tempted to buy.
I thought it will be Nikon DL 24-85 f/1.8-2.8 but Nikon made fault not bringing it.

i like the LX10 personally.

Just pretend it's a 24-72mm F1.8-2.8 because at F1.4 it's pretty soft

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 15:35 UTC
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Jeff Fenske: To achieve this huge range, they use many multi-surface, specialty lens elements, and these probably have some POLYMER surfaces — unlike the stellar LX100 lens that uses ONLY GLASS elements. This is bound to make a significant difference in contrast and sharpness, but isn't mentioned in reviews.

Why is the Sony's RX10 IV so sharp in comparison, and has an even larger range? Perhaps they used more glass and less polymer.

Well the much larger Fz1000 has a maximum aperture of F4.
And with these relatively small sensors that does make a significant impact because despite being rather excellent ISO's still need to be kept at reasonable levels.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 15:34 UTC
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TORN: Most likely without phase detect AF as all the other bayer A-models? Still looking for EVF, bayer and phase detect (in a Fuji).

It has slightly better sharpness compared to bayer sensors with AA filters. However many no longer have those.

It also has less moiré then bayer sensors without those filters.

On the flipside X-trans may struggle with fine detail in green area's because the green blocks are 2x2 pixels. And the more complex demosaic process causes issues with some raw editors.

For me with Capture one it is worth the trade-off. but mileage varries wildly here.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 12:55 UTC
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Tieu Ngao: The new features are all welcome, especially the EVF, but I wonder how much more money Fuji wants above X-A5, $200?

I'd say 100-150.

The X-A5 is 599 with the 15-45mm
The X-T20 is 899 with the 16-50mm (and comes with various cashback deals now)

With an additional 200 it would be too close to the X-T20 which does come with significant advantages.

X-Trans 8-14 fps depending on shutter mode for 20-30 raws.
proper 4k video at 30 fps(with a 10 minut limit)

better AF system etc. i'd predict 699,- with the kit lens with the X-T20 staying at 899,- with the 16-50mm

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 12:49 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: Why does it have "X" as part of the name of it does not have a X-Trans sensor???

The Original X100 had a 12mp APSC Bayer sensor. The first camera using the X-trans colour array was the X100s or the X-pro which released a year later.

Then there have been compacts using the EXR sensors using the X-designation.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 12:39 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (600 comments in total)
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Jeff Fenske: To achieve this huge range, they use many multi-surface, specialty lens elements, and these probably have some POLYMER surfaces — unlike the stellar LX100 lens that uses ONLY GLASS elements. This is bound to make a significant difference in contrast and sharpness, but isn't mentioned in reviews.

Why is the Sony's RX10 IV so sharp in comparison, and has an even larger range? Perhaps they used more glass and less polymer.

Quiq,

The problem with the G3X wasn't the lens.

It was the lack off built-in EVF and outright atrocious shooting speed in Raw. 0.8 fps with AF servo is just too damn slow for a consumer camera.

Yes if it has a M5 style body with EVF. The G7x MK2 processor at roughly the release price it could very well be successful.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 07:50 UTC
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DenImage: I used to own the ZS100, and it was just too soft and too slow.
Images looked noisy, flat, and soft.
The ZS200 is just gonna worse, because they've made it longer and slower.
What Panasonic should have done, is waited and negotiated with Sony to get access to their 1" sensor with PDAF, and designed a faster lens with a shorter more useful travel focal length like 24-120mm f1.8-f2.8, then they would have my money.
These companies clearly need to perform a needs analysis of their prospective customer base before designing their products. That's what's missing here.
Den

Mike, That lens was a great achievement (It was a bit heavy though)

But indeed the sensor technology in there was already ancient when it released. Holding back it's potential.

The LX100 has a similar story. While not ancient it could benefit significantly from a 20 mp m43 sensor. Because effecively 12 mp is just not quiet there.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 06:43 UTC
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tkbslc: I'd buy one if there was a E mount compact 35mm f2 with AF available for it.

(I say this on every Sony A7 article hoping someone at Sony, Tamron or Sigma will read it)

Well there are some exceptions where a Apsc lens covers full frame.

Most notably the Tokina 11-16mm
It's a good 16mm prime on Fullframe bodies.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 05:16 UTC
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panther fan: Sony already has that even with an APS-C camera, called QX1. And yes usability is terrible and nobody uses it

PS: I owned the QX100 and I would not recommend it to my worst enemies. That has nothing to do with Sonys execution and everything to do with the fact that the idea is a terrible one

Olympus had one too with the proper m43 mount.

This execution truly makes no sense at all.

The Sony/Olympus solution would make a lot of sense if they would work together with drones.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 18:51 UTC
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KrisAK: I'd given this camera serious thought. Their 28mm would cover most of my needs, so the lens cost would be minimal, at least initially.

My issue is the EVF and slower-readout sensor, both of which are a step-down (correct me if I'm wrong) from the one in the A9...and for that matter, the EVF in the X-H1. Meaning I'd be dropping $2K on a body with tech that's already somewhat behind the curve. It might seem odd to quibble, given everything else this camera's got. But 2K is still 2K.

Well I have a X-T20 and a X-E2.

While they have similar optics and the same 2.3 million dot screen.
The X-T20 has the better experience. Punch in magnify works way better because the sensor can actually read out finer details in live view.

I'd expect a similar difference between the X-T1 and X-T2 but then magnified by the better optics in both.

Honestly I'd pick a X-T2 over the X-H1 any day.
It's little over half the weight with the same AF, Same image quality and same battery life.

Sure ibis is nice but for me not at that size/weight penalty.

Now the X-T2 Vs A7 III that's a tougher call.

Sure X-T2 is a bit cheaper it's lenses too. But there is no point denying the inherent fullframe advantages.

While performance numbers are more or less the same which is why the A7RIII is so highly regarded.

You get the performance of a Apsc sports camera with a fullframe sensor with full AF coverage at a very slight premium over the X-T2 plus grip/D500

That's just very good value.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 06:38 UTC
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tkbslc: I'd buy one if there was a E mount compact 35mm f2 with AF available for it.

(I say this on every Sony A7 article hoping someone at Sony, Tamron or Sigma will read it)

Which one do you mean the 35mm or the 55mm

I can easily understand the premium of one but just not the other.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 18:27 UTC
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tkbslc: I'd buy one if there was a E mount compact 35mm f2 with AF available for it.

(I say this on every Sony A7 article hoping someone at Sony, Tamron or Sigma will read it)

The overpriced part......... And the slow F2.8 maximum aperture

Sure the 55mm F1.8 is expensive too. But that little bugger produces so much fine detail that most don't mind the premium.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 15:36 UTC
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