The J5's sensor is the surprise/revelation for me - based on the studio comparison in isolation it's a very good performer; not far behind the APS-C sensor in the Sony. That's quite an achievement for a 1" sensor!
Lan: Funnily enough I bought something very similar to this a couple of years ago from a random Chinese vendor.
On the upside it was cheap; on the downside the image quality from the plastic lens was lousy, and it had a tendency to come unstuck every time you used the phone.
The image quality of this one doesn't look much better based on those samples. Assuming that they posted the good shots; you have to wonder just how bad the other shots were!
Sorry; but I really can't see the point of this. There's nothing innovative or original about it. If it were cheaper than the rest? It isn't. If it were better than the rest? It isn't.
This is just a disappointment followed by landfill.
From those sample images it wouldn't be harder to make something better yourself; some spit and a ring of wire would probably do it ;)
Funnily enough I bought something very similar to this a couple of years ago from a random Chinese vendor.
Everlast66: Sandisk is my favourite brand of SD cards. It would be sad if WD ruins them.
Spinning rust is inherently unreliable. Most HDDs die after a couple of years. Many die a long time before that. Some are defective straight out of the box. As it happens my most recent DOA was a WD.
So far the only one I haven't lost any of are Samsung HDDs. Three drives bought, three still work. (I did have to say that..? Why did I have to say that..?)
Hitachi/IBM/HGST have produced the drives that failed me the most. IBM/HGST were sufficiently bad that I lost several RAID5s, as the drives failed faster than I could RMA and replace and rebuild them... It was HGST's warranty process that guaranteed I'll never touch one of their drives again. Having to pay out of pocket to return failed drives to them, which they then only sent a replacement for on receipt. The replacements were usually drives that other people had already RMAd (based on the data fragments on the ones that showed any signs of life), assuming the replacement drives span at all - several didn't even spin.
Lan: Arguably the biggest problem in food photography isn't the photography, or even the food - it's the restaurants printing the images, and then apparently leaving them on the menus (or on the walls) for 150 years... What is this blurry green thing? Oh, it's gazpacho ;)
Or worse yet; they get out their selfie stick so they can take pictures of themselves with the food...
Arguably the biggest problem in food photography isn't the photography, or even the food - it's the restaurants printing the images, and then apparently leaving them on the menus (or on the walls) for 150 years... What is this blurry green thing? Oh, it's gazpacho ;)
Does this have the standard Canon-FAIL of not being able to print on roll paper? Some of my favourite images are panoramas; and not being able to print on roll paper limits my options severely...
Question: Is the camera altering the RAW files for CA, or does that lens have remakably low levels of CA?
On the flipside the bokeh seems rather harsh...
User9362470513: Seriously, is this a joke? $10,000 for a mirrorless camera that's bigger and heavier than a medium format camera and is one of the ugliest beasts to be made in years?
I know everyone bands on about the cost of Leicas and I have no problem with charging a premium for their cameras given the build quality, images, heritage, lenses, kudos etc. And their cameras are generally small and practical.
But this is pathetic. Why would n't you get a D810 or a 5DS? You'd probably get better image quality, have a ton of change and you wouldn't have a hernia. Or get a Pentax MF? Or basically anything else.
A fool and their money are easily parted as they say.
@Anadrol: Finally the mystery is solved, it's supposed to be an emergency yacht anchor! Certainly big enough, heavy enough, and angular enough. I was going to say it was a bit expensive for the job, but if your yacht costs a few million, it'll be a drop in the ocean ;)
It's an innovative convergence device. Most phone manufacturers only aspire to being camera manufacturers, Leica truly dare to be different - it's a camera and anchor in one!
The sample images are excellent on the whole; they're clearly better than that latest iPhone iteration. In fact it's sufficiently good that it's now pretty much at the top of my cameraphone want list!
This may just be the phone that can replace my Nokia 808...
> The new version brings with it support for using a mouse and a touchscreen
Wow; what was it using before?! Oh wait, was it an Etch-a-Sketch? Please tell me it was an Etch-a-Sketch... Please!;)
ElGringoCachafaz: I just read that the latest LR update is being renamed to LR For Dummies in order to avoid the complexity of version numbers.
No, the new name is: Shiteroom
Neez: I'd rather use a real camera, and just carry a portable dye sub printer.
Either way, give the picture a year, and it'll have faded away...
fleetwoodjazz: If the lens is excellent then I'll buy in a heartbeat. My current set up is Mamiya RB67 and it is too cumbersome. Fujifilm instax cameras are portable but the optics quality isn't great.
... and if you're not keen on the image quality on the Instax, I'm sure you'll love the image quality on a Lomo... Oh wait ;)
zsedcft: Did that guy just admit that they shipped software that they knew didn't work? That is pretty bad.
LMBC: Lightroom 6.2.1 is also tremendous buggy. They did the impossible: Two terrible versions in a row...
Back to 6.1.1
LOL; you've clearly never had the misfortune of using Acrobat Pro DC, or Premiere Pro CC. I don't think they've had a stable version yet!
Acrobat isn't even multi-core aware, which means that even on the rare occasion that it does manage to stay up for more than ten minutes, it's still diabolically slow.
... and Premiere is just a world class entomology collection!
It's better than them not admitting it...
Lan: I look forward to reviews showing well (or otherwise) this can perform image editing tasks in Photoshop.
Of particular interest would be the ability to calibrate the screen; so it would be nice to see the Delta-E numbers too.
On the whole, it looks like it could be an excellent device!
@dark goob: Have you actually used a touch screen for Windows 8+? I thought it wouldn't work either, but on the whole it works surprisingly well.
Eiffel: Yes, I know - but we also know that sometimes the quest for a small form factor leads to compromise. Netbooks usually run full Windows too, but often at the speed of an arthritic snail ;)
... and just because a screen can be calibrated doesn't mean it can be calibrated well - hence the Delta-E request!
I look forward to reviews showing well (or otherwise) this can perform image editing tasks in Photoshop.