Looks like a cool camera. You can't compete against the GoPro marketing juggernaut though.
Does this come with a Root kit?
mpgxsvcd: This camera doesn't look so great now with the FZ100 and the LX100 for wide angle stuff. I hope Olympus makes a fixed lens 4/3s camera.
Unique Features. Like What? It takes pictures and videos?
This camera doesn't look so great now with the FZ100 and the LX100 for wide angle stuff. I hope Olympus makes a fixed lens 4/3s camera.
MikeFairbanks: I sent mine back. It has a problem with gold dust on the sensor.
That is not a problem. It is a feature.
What would you say if someone rolled up next to you with that? “Excuse me could you turn that down a bit”?
What is worse? Canon trying to hide the fact that their cameras are just last year’s models with a new name? Or these cameras that don’t pretend to take better pictures than the regular cameras but they will Definitely Stand Out which is all they were designed for.
Just a Photographer: Who wants to be seen with this camera?
People who want to be seen.
Tripeiro: The DF was pathetic enough without this...
It is "Fabulous" with it though.
Snikt228: Well it looks like DPReview is offering a nice discount..
"Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon DfBuy it on GearShop From $2746.95"
Talk about massive depreciation.
There is some sheik out there right now demanding that he have every one of these cameras ever made so that he can be the only one with one.
I would love to roll up into a press box with a nice velour jump suite on and a few Gold chains and just start firing away pictures of everything with that camera. With that camera you would have to roll up like you owned the joint in order to pull it off.
Godfrey: Nice camera in most ways, but I feel it's too complicated for what I want in this category with too many controls and blocking modes. I don't mind such complexity on my higher end cameras, like the Olympus E-M1 or Panasonic GH4, but in this kind of camera I'd rather have simplicity.
Luckily this camera gives you the controls you want but doesn't force you to always use them.
You could do a whole lot worse than buying an LX100.
Schweikert: After reading comments, I ask, are you all looking at the same files I'm seeing?
I see absolutely nothing different between the 7D and the 7DII in raw all the way up to 12,800 ISO (other than the 2 megapixel bump). Noise looks identical.
That's poor considering the years between these two cameras.
Sure, jpegs look different, 7DII is improved. But that seems pretty sad to be the only noticeable visual improvement.
I owned the 7D and used it quite a bit for stills and video in daily client work. High ISO stills were frustrating. I see nothing improved in the 7DII for raw work.
Fewer and fewer people are printing now. Most people view their pictures on a 1080p monitor.
Set it to ISO 6400 with the low light scene selected. Then compare the “Left side” of the Honey Ridge Farms bottle label for the MKII to the MKI. That is the darkest part of the scene that I could find. The noise just seems to drop off significantly in the MKII picture and not in the MKI picture in this very dark region.
If you compare the brighter right side of the bottle you will see both images are swamped in almost the same level of noise. This subtle distinction (Left side vs. Right side) is very interesting. It could be that they really have improved the dark shadow noise or it could just be that they are clipping the blacks earlier than they should be.
The Sony A6000 with the kit lens is MUCH less than half the price of the Canon 7D MKII without any lenses. Why are we even comparing those two cameras? I can understand comparing cameras that are 10% or even 20% apart.
The Canon 7D MKII is almost 170% more expensive than the A6000. I know that price isn’t the driving factor for everyone. However, this price difference is ridiculous and I haven’t even talked about the size difference yet.
From the looks of the low light shadow noise in the RAW files it really looks like the 7D MKII is leaps and bounds better than the 7D MKI. However, the noise in the shadow detail seems to abruptly stop. There is a normal amount of noise in the dim parts of the scene. However, the noise just disappears in the truly dark shadows.
That makes me wonder if they are just clipping the noise in the darkest shadows. This makes your noise response look great but it absolutely crushes your dynamic range.
These sample images are promising. However, I really want to see the dynamic range charts to find out if they are cheating or not. For now I will give a Golf Clap to Canon and reserve the outright cheers for when I see the dynamic range charts.
Look at the Balsamic Bottle at ISO 3200-12800 RAW files. The noise in the shadows of the 7D MKII image is outstanding.