yuribel: For Windows only... It means — useless program for the most of photographers.
Actually NO, DigiKam is initially KDE specific open source Imaging management and editor, and had been running on Linux ( and similar BSD or Solaris etc ... ) The Wintel version actually come only recently in its history ...
well, for those not in the know, digikam had been around a long long time , and this module is there way before the smartphone become powerful enough to offer as a platform. The solution is really tailored for studio and on site use rather than mobile field application.
MrTritium: 420g with battery?! The Nex-6 and X-E1 weigh only 350g, and the nex-3n 269g. Is this camera made of LEAD?
Speaking of such, ad those comment about the Range Finder styling. I have finally come to realize why Fujifilm's XE-1 is so much better styling wise better even than the E-Pen and its sibling the X-PRO 1, Fujifilm and Olympus is guilty of trying to induce too much infusion of well new twist to the plot by making the shoulder faird in and slanted. when XE-1 just keep it sort of straight. My old Olympus FT do not have much of a slanted shoulder, by all account its straight and so do all those old camera, that made up part of the image of the retro styling , ( sort of boxy ) By trying to made them less boxy, Olympus and Fujifilm actually made them less styling wise as appealing .. just my 2 cents. The metal build and the heft of it is also part of that styling and an appeal that's hard to quantify unless one actually use it
I felt sorry for the guy, on one hand I can understand his company's move, on the other hand, its also plain fact that they have use their market dominance in this case to leverage their product pricing. in short, pretty much forcing many user to adopt to their pricing model. But this is not just a product of their almost monopoly in the imaging software market, but a making because of the market and the customer themselves also. We have long known that there are options to Photoshop, but did the market actually allow those options to grow to a point of making enough significance that they can made it viable.
Sort of like Windows , right ...
On the brighter side, this would force the market now to open their eyes to options that they might simply ignore since, and open up opportunity for others.
One have to wonder , if these so call leaks is really leaks at all, viral marketing had been so good for marketing these days ... really ... lol
DPReview, pls verify, do you mean its got the same sensor as the GH3 or is it really the same sensor as the GH2 ?? Kind of perplexing here
So what does that new Zoom lever do if I put on a fix focal lens or a zoom that do not support power zoom , this is not really clear when I read the Sony product page, but I would say it would be advantageous to be able to customize this 2nd electronic input selector, it would be able to function as 2nd control wheel ( except it do not revolve around ) or it might be programmed to work with the main control dial to fashion quick selection of parameters and changing them ... now Sony, let's go about it
I really do not see the point here ... OK I can relay to the traditional OVF + MIRROR BOX layout but even with that, there is numerous form factor and design cue one can try or fashion to made a petit DSLR. Old Focaflex is one way. Minolta Vectis and Olympus Pen-F shown other way to do it, Even Canon itself done the EOS-ix back then and its still way better than this
Just keep trying to scale down the same mold just do not work
well actually its not uncommon to do the hydro bath / hot bath treatment on mechanical assemblies. This being my experience for more than a decade as field service engineer. It might sound radical or even rash, but broken parts needing repair need to be cleaned, treated and so, and a good hot hydro bath or oil bath to cleanse out the corrosion is pretty standard approach. This is, unless one can go off and sandblast the parts ( actually today we don't use talc sand anymore ). The other options are chemical treatment which usually obly work on light duty jobs or very large scale one ( say stripping the primer and paint off a frame assembly )
will have to wait and see if this being global ...
Its long debated with such matters and issues. There are time and occasions where I can understand why a journalist would choose to stand on the sideline , say in war or disaster situations. But its also long held that for the part, its just pure decency for any individual who are able to effort a try to stop any harm to another individual. The photographer in this case choose a way which might be professionally sound, but humanely speaking , much questionable. Especially after the fact that there is likely chance for stopping the fury just at that. Fury but not violence. Would it effect less with the documentation, I doubt it, but surely the violence is more dramatic. So for the price of the drama we have somebodies getting beat up and another waste of police resource.
Is it worth it for somebody to get hurt ( literally and then some ) just so we can have some photo of something we dearly do not need but yet we all know about quite alright.
The only thing Nikon seems still wanting is their Video feature / control / recording. The Mfr really should made uncompressed RAW Video OUTPUT ( for external recorder ) , with time coding and better Audio standard on all their semi-pro / pro DSLR.
Canon really have some tough one to ant up to for their upcoming APS-C platform.
well well, this is not the first time such use of optical prism. Nikon and I believe a couple others had similar setup in previous patent and design. what differs though is that the previous obes all center around doing a full spectrum recording on single collected site, where Panasonic is more about replacing the Bayer patterned filter with the prism. I wonder if and how this tech would be implemented in a real product ... would be very nice if Panasonic would give that bit more in depth
well, 12-28 is more sensible than keep trying to go wider and wider still . Now we will have to see how Canon and Nikon come about with their D7000, D300, and 60D , 7D replacements. The like of what recent mirrorless bodies and the D5200 really push the envelope.
Ok Micro 4/3 is the new C mount. There really is some good in there, for real. Now industrial / scientific and commercial application could have a long overdue more or less standard for the lens / camera integration and then some ..
Still that does not mean much to Still / Cine as most of us do here. just as old day C mount does not come close to matching what 35mm system do. Oly, Panny and whoever wanting this market need just to do their bits better and more. And well, choice is great. APS-C like the NEX and NX, future FF mirrorless all would be part of it. Those who only see M4/3 as the only game in town or the only viable game in town is not seeing the totality of the picture. After all, one size do not fit all and that's much the case then and now
Well, this is going to be more relevant for using wide angles FF lens on mirrorless. I wonder though how the distortion control goes and that of perimeter image quality. It would be interesting to see how it perform on those area.
Marty4650: This looks like a nice camera, but the MILC market is getting too crowded right now. M4/3 has the lenses, and with the new Sony sensors it will be hard to top. Sony NEX is pretty well entrenched too. Fuji claimed the high ground, going for the high end faux Leica retro niche. And you can never dismiss Nikon and Canon, simply for their huge marketing ability.
I'm afraid Samsung is going nowhere, except perhaps in their home market.
And it's a pity too... because this really looks like a nice camera. There are just too many players in a very crowded small slice of the market now.
unfortunately I had to agree with you even though Samsung had in the NX a decent system / setup. Its a pity but its also true for so many nice system that come up on and off over the years in photographic equipment market. Some are eclipsed by time, and technology, some are just result of less than enough put forth by the Mfr, which is somewhat the case with the NX. both in its implementation of the product, and mostly in its marketing. Samsung had shown that they are no0t too well versed in this market sector. Just having the 3 tier models and the lens is not enough, and there is not enough distinction between the 3 either.
A genuine effort, but I fear Samsung had miss some key area though, the lack of provision for external EVF( well if its me, I would sell this cam with a LCD loupe with the package ... lol ), the miniaturized control dial that's simply a bit too fiddly for many. Lack of a build in flash. Somehow I wonder if the Mfr want their share of business at all ... To be fair I like the Samsung NX, just that the Mfr keep trying to feed us half baked product is not going to made me a dedicated customer , nor even a customer at all when others are doing better.
frankmv: Never opened an account with Instagram...and now I never will. Further, I've deleted the app from my iPhone. I'll take a much harder look at Flickr and other similar social media (read "sharing") sites. I may just swear off them all...
well well, so much for the social aspect of sharing ... its quite clearly no longer sharing any more with this , in any case I never did like instagram; the old guys like flickr at the very least , and from the start stated the rights will always remain with the originator
DRarchitect: Someone is sabotaging this camera, the sample photos are terrible. Out of focus, composition is wrong, shot at the wrong ISO... It was all made to look absolutely terrible... DP I hope you did not do this on purpose........
One thing I always dislike DPR regarding their Camera Test is their use of different lens on different body ( even different lens on the different body having same mount )
Its very simple & scientific to say if we want to made a data viable and comparable. we want to made as few a variable in there as possible. Why can't DPR just go have a decent long focal ( longer focal than all the format difference would made , say a 250mm Hasselblad SA adopted and shoot at f/9.0 or f/11 ).
Those much difference(s) really made the comparisons and the data somewhat skewed and in some case inaccurate.