Jonathan Skrimshire: The plan is to merge the GhostBird photo editing capabilities into the disastrous redesigned 'New Flickr'. The resulting photo editing/sharing service will then be relaunched as 'GhostTown'.
Don't believe me about the Flickr redesign being disastrous? Check out the official feedback forum, now approaching 40,000 angry comments and still going strong, three weeks after the rollout of the horrible, bug-laden new interface. Just pick any page and start reading. But a warning: you may become addicted. It's some of the funniest reading currently available on the Web.
Most recent comments:http://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157633771838324/
Yes, web site redesign is bad. But their android apps is well done. It's just missing what the to two GostBird apps brings.
TheProv: A no sense buy. G15 canon, panasonic lx7, Olympus xz-2, nikon p7700 all has faster lenses, same or better range or both them. On the same sensor. With smaller body.
Until pentax make ultra wide angle or extreme telephoto.... Dou you believe in it?
For telepho, you can use the Q to K adapter, so even a short 50mm became a 200mm :)
Halogram One: After the announcement of the Sony RX100, all these 1/1.6", 1/1.7", or 2/3" sensors should be the new mid-range.
After the announcement of the Leica X Vario, the Ricoh GR should be the new mid-range.
AlpCns2: The NX lenses are very good indeed, with a nice and useful selection. An underrated system, actually.
Emacs sucks, vi rocks :)
JakeB: I'm waiting for the Fuji X-E2 (that would be the X-E1 plus all the new tech currently in the 100S) plus 18-55mm.
A much faster lens and camera with electronic viewfinder for half the price.
Yes, but Fuji won't have the allmighty red dot :)
marike6: Other than the price, and the slower variable aperture zoom with f/6.4 at the telephoto lens, I don't see why this camera is generating the kinds of "Leica Fail" comments. Clearly they couldn't design a faster max aperture lens and keep the size of the camera manageable. So you get some trade-offs. Big deal.
I'm quite sure IQ will be excellent considering Leica's ability to design great optics.
Would most users prefer an M or M9? Of course. But those are in completely different price brackets.
Fuji EX-1 with 18-55 is about the same same with bright OIS zoom.
anthony mazzeri: "The Leica X Vario is the world’s first compact camera to combine a large, APS-C format, CMOS image sensor with a zoom lens."
So what about the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm released a year and a half ago?
It's actually even smaller in every dimension when it comes to being a compact. And it's also wider at 24mm and faster F5.5 and longer at 85mm.
Ricoh needs to get better PR/marketing people.
g1x is not APS-C by few millimeters ;)In APS-C fixed zoom, there is the the Sony DSC-R1 but it's not a compact camera.
BobYIL: It's beneath my dignity to buy a Leica to sell a few hundreds.. I'll rather wait for the Hermes version.
and the wooden "luna" grip :)
while such a slow zoom is so big ? It's as big as a brighter and longer reach kit zoom o_O
Iphone won't zooms, who cares ? In CSI they can read a name on a newspapers shot taken by a cctv camera 100m away reflected on a bumper :)
Don't think, obey and consume. No need of top photographers and writer nowday, just use emotions, take picture and videos in the very heart of action, put few comments and send them quickly to your reader, before the corpse became cold. Wash, rinse, repeat, with some ad's in the middle. That's the new news today, for brainless zombie customers.
dougster1979: Great to see some samples. It would be great to see some nikon and pentax samples as well.
This sigma is only for Nikon, Canon and sigma DSLR, no Sony or Pentax in sight :(
Xiaomao: K-5 scored 83% in 2010, K-5 II (s) scored 81% in 2013. Does it mean a step backward? Anyway, I prefer what K-5 IIs delivers.
More competitors nowday. And more camera with 24mpx. But has result spoken, 24mpx is not always better. The next Pentax camera will have 24mpx, not because it's better, but because Sony will cease producing 16mpx Sensor. I wonder why Pentax don't use the HDR mode of the K-01, it's far better than the fake HDR look of the K5 ? Not enough cpu power maybe. But on my K-01, HDR mode woth the processing wait time :)
InTheMist: Tilt, shift and rotate sensor?
K5 is a late 2010 camera, and it always have this 3 axis stabilization (horizontal, vertical, rotate). It's an old idea :) And there is something unique, the auto-level wich make the horizon straight even if the camera is not perfectly align.
Steve Balcombe: Touit? Is that pronounced twit, or twee?
I'm not just having a cheap laugh at Zeiss's expense here, this is a genuine issue - do they not employ English-speaking international marketing people??
In French, "Touit" have the same pronounciation like the "Twi" from Twitter.
fastlass: I appreciate the work that went into this review, but it's too analytical. Could you please distill these charts and graphs into something more digestible?
Perhaps have side by side output from the cameras that zero-in on how the metrics you're presenting translate into real world aspects of an image.
You have 13 graphs and 5 OOC pictures. It should really be reversed to craft a review that's useful to a wide audience.
I agree, and a comparaison between iphone and sIII or note IIYou dont even have picture with HDR mode or Panorama. It's not a true DPR review, but a copy/paste DXO review.
I guess tumblr user shake in fear too :)
GeorgeZ: Olympus just doesn't get it- the price is far too high.For the same price you can get a lot more in a DSLR.The PENs quickly drop in price, you can get a PM2 kit with the same IQ for less than half right now (€1.100 vs. € 500). Who should buy this camera at this price?It's nice and all but no value.
Not only dslr, but the OM5 cost the same, with EVF, same sensor and ibis. Usualy, in tech world, new products either cost the same with improve features or cost less than older product. But now, the retro look and brand name is not enough to sell.
marike6: DPR, what's with the creepy bully act below from the couple of members below?
These are cameras, not cures for cancer.
Welcome to the World Wild Web. This is spam, this is not members but bots that auto create account for stupid ads campain. This is why the links "flag as inappropriate" stand for.
whtchocla7e: Now this is a camera, and priced just right, too.
Nikon - go home!!
In APS-C, for the same money, you have nex6, it's a little bigger with the PZ zoom, but it's much much more flexible.For me, fixed lense camera at 800$ are the new hispter toys. But yes, it's cheaper than Nikon, Fujy or Sigma DP, so i guess it's a bargain.