Scottelly: 960 fps at 1080p? That alone makes this camera worth buying. The 4K capability and weather sealing are the bonuses. I think I'm going to get one of these beasts.
The problems with the RX10 II are . . .
No GPSIt can't shoot as fast as Nikon's old 1" sensor cameras.The screen only tilts, but does not twist/articulate.It takes an FW50 battery instead of the bigger FM500H battery.The lens is not interchangeable.
How can it do 1/32,000 second shutter speed?!?
It's not 960 fps at 1080 :
Look at the seven slide : "In Quality Priority mode, 960/1000fps mode yields only 1136 x 384 pixel capture, with 480/500fps made from 1676 x 566 pixels and 240/250fps upscaled only slightly from 1824 x 1026 capture."
1/32000 is doing with the electronic sensor. No mechanical moving part, electronic is silent, quick and deadly :)
HowaboutRAW: So far, I've missed a comment noting the 50,000 ISO.
Hint, when Leica lists the top ISO, that's usually close to what anybody would use the camera at--so unlike Canikon/Sony/Pentax/Olympus/Samsung.
If this Leica is easy to use at ISO 25,000, in raw, that's a big deal.
For what i see from the photo, 25600 is noisy, and even 6400 is not that good, so 50 000 is just for emergency use
mr_landscape: CaNikon say bye-bye to most of your trusty fanatics;)
Nope, CaNikon have something very important, great choice of lenses, both in native and third party lenses. What really missing is something like the 40mm pancake Canon. Sony body is small and lightweight, but lenses are fat and heavy. Sony is mainly an electronic device maker, which produce good phone, pad, tv and camera body packed with electronic, but what lenses can i use on it ? Big Zeiss lenses, third party lenses with adapter and old school manual mode ? Old Minoltat A mount lenses with big adapter ?
It's auto-tag like Flickr ? IAll my 1000+ photos on Flickr are now auto tagged, and i must review all my collection to check the usefullness of this tagging.
Why there is no photos of the same subject at different zoom factor ? with the 35mm equiv.
Kowabunga. It's video lenses, so they are full manual , full metal made, with t-stop and click-less aperture ring. And of course, they cost a kidney and weight a ton :) They probably have the same color rendering too.
spidermoon: Like the K-S1, the DOF switch is replace by the video switch, and there is no dedicated button for dof check. Maybe nowdays it's an outdated feature since you can review your picture after taking it.
That what i do, but i miss the green button :( Maybe on the K-S3 there is some fn button, so you can tweak your camera the way you want.
Like the K-S1, the DOF switch is replace by the video switch, and there is no dedicated button for dof check. Maybe nowdays it's an outdated feature since you can review your picture after taking it.
Russell Evans: DPR Staff,
Is the extension of the 18-50mm lens powered, or is it done manually by pressing in the lock and rotating the zoom ring?
It looks like in photo number 7 that the camera has a swappable focus screen, do you have any information about this?
How is the LCD held in place? It is friction, or magnetic? Does the screen lock into the body with the screen reversed?
Does the camera have focus points in the viewfinder?
A lot of people are wondering about the shutter noise, did anyone have a chance to shoot with the camera?
Was the new WR flash on display? Any photos of it on a camera? It's a little hard to imagine the size. It seems small since it uses AAA batteries, but I haven't seen a photo of it with something else so I'm not really sure?
You can swap focus screen. http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-s2/accessories/
I have the K-S1 and shutter noise never bother me, i can't say if it is low or high, it simply never distracted me. BTW, only mirroless with electronic shutter can shoot silently. The K-S1 have focus point and have the same focusing screen than the k-S2, so i guess it have focus point too.
Fifty shades of Canon. A big sensor to make Canon user very happy and their wallet smaller.
zzzxtreme: holy cow! now a true winner for the masses!
no. The masses known Canon and Nikon, maybe panasonic , olympus and fuji. Samsung is welll known for their phones.
Peiasdf: Samsung still don't have SONY's packaging skill. For equal size and price, SONY fit in an EVF into the a6000. The only thing NX500 has over a6000 is 4K shooting. The BSI sensor turns out to be a wash against the SONY 24mp.
but samsung have some very good and cheap pancake lenses, making the overall size smallerthan Sony.
I hope this camera will be on sell somewhere, it's hard to find Samsung camera. And they always come with a kit lenses, not body only. I have an old NX100, maybe time to change, but i don't want another 20~50 kit lense.
iudex: Since the introduction of the prototypes (without exact specification) I knew these would be FF lenses. Not only they looked huge (not typical for DA lenses), but their expected focal range was typical for FF lenses (70-200mm).So now Pentax (sorry, Ricoh, I cannot get accustomed to this) has 8 fullframe lenses even before the introduction of a FF body (FA Limiteds 31, 43 and 77mm, FA 50/1,4, DFA 50mm, DFA 100mm and this two new telezooms). Actually the only lens missing is a standard zoom, something like 24-70mm and Pentax FF camera can go on sale.P.S. Not mentioning the fact some DA lenses are rumoured to actually cover FF sensor.
Not counting some third party lenses, like the 28~75 from Tamron, some exotic manual lenses from Mitakon and Samyang.
There is few third partie lenses, and what Tamron do is a simple copy of the Panasonic, and without OIS. Not impress at all. Why not doing a 12~150 with OIS, something different from the Panasonic/Olympus ?
Good luck to Samsung, to sell, they must first made their product available. There is no NX1 on amazon.fr and even no mirrorless samsung at all on digitphoto.
The only complains is that lense doesn't exist in Pentax mount. Image taken in portrait orientation seems worse than the ones in landscape orientation.
capanikon: Eh. Canikon mirrorless is gonna crush Sony whenever they get around to taking mirrors seriously.
Canikon serious mirrorless ? Maybe in a a year or two, but why on earth they switch to mirrorless ? They have good dslr from beginner to pro, with a vast set of lenses, they upgrade their camera every years and sells them well. BTW They already have mirrorless cameras, with some lenses. It seems that making new lenses for a new system it not that easy.
AdamT: It`ll never win a beauty contest, the A7 series always had the appearance of the EVF hump stuck on as an afterthought but this looks like something is missing on one side .. whatever , IBIS is a good move if it works as well as Oly's 5 Axis does
yes, it looks like a lego camera, with a body, a grip and an evf glue together without a global design :)
sbansban: "Electric" level??????
The camera send you an electric shock when it's level. No need to look at the screen, great improvment ;)