FuhTeng: In the middle portion it looks like a solid lens let down by the jpg engine (unless the SUPER RAW!!! improves accutance?). RAWs look nice. Outsides look decentered.
I need more DPR help to understand the benefits of SUPER RAW!!!. Otherwise it's at least an entertaining curiosity.
The main benefit of SuperRAW is that you get better high ISO images as a result of multi-sampling.
Have a look at the studio scene taken at high ISO with SuperRAW enabled when compared to the other cameras at ISO12800.
anthony mazzeri: What I really like most about this DxO ONE is it annoys and flummoxes all the curmudgeons.
This curmudgeon is neither annoyed nor flummoxed; merely curmudgeonly...
Lan: How did you get the Bluejay into the Cubelight?
(OK, that sounds like a joke - now all we need is a punchline. Over to you, folks)
LOL; thank you all for those!
How did you get the Bluejay into the Cubelight?
Lan: Why only 1:2 repro for the macros? I'd expect 1:1 in this day and age!
That said, a few more sharp lenses can't be a bad thing.
FGL: You don't have to use the lens wide open you know; they can be stopped down ;) Also, I use a 100mm f2.8 wide open for shallow DOF macro...
I think we need to go back to SooC samples.
Why only 1:2 repro for the macros? I'd expect 1:1 in this day and age!
zakk9: "Apple claims it'll let you edit three 4K video streams at the same time." Yeah, right and 128GB of memory that can't be expanded plus no way to connect any professional device, not even a DSLR.
Apple has launched yet another selfie device.
No, I'm sure you will be able to edit three 4K video streams at the same time.
What it doesn't say is just how slowly it will edit those three streams ;)
OK; sounds great - what's the catch?
CekariYH: I will newer buy an inkjet again until they are delivered with a CLEANING and LONG TERM PARKING SET of cartridges so when you need it's ready to go when you changed to the ink-set. Have thrown away 3-4 great printers due to costs to clean clogged heads with ink and many times not even succeed to clean them, making color-prints unusable :-/
@ pictureAngst: So you'd think. A while ago we had an HP inkjet (provided by work), and it would clean its heads periodically. It was also almost always out of ink. I swear some of the ink cartridges would be full one day; then you'd leave it a fortnight, and next time you tried to use it, it would be empty. No teenagers in the house ;)
I have a Canon iP5300 now and it doesn't clog (nor did the Canon S900 that preceded it); despite months between uses. I leave it turned off at the wall between uses. No cleaning required.
I'd be curious to find out how many of those experiencing clogs in recent times are using third party inks?
I've used Canon inkjets and Canon inks for the last five years, and never had a clogging problem, despite being a very infrequent user.
I like the way they advertise something as smallest and lightest (in its deliberately small class), when it's 622x324x219mm and weighs 12.3kg. That's like saying it's the smallest and lightest fully grown Indian Elephant; yes, it's smaller and lighter than the alternatives, but there's no getting around the fact that it's fricken massive ;)
@ pictureAngst: Unfortunately it would also fix the "having ink" problem after a few weeks... Every time you'd go to use it, it would be empty yet again.
Henrikw: Those dark corners are pretty amazing. Been trying for years to create this look in PS but had to give up. It simply can't be done. This camera is a game changer. I'm in.
Henrik; I assume you are joking, right?
If not, you don't need a new camera, all you need to do is tape some black card around the outside of your filter (assuming you're using one). Cost 0.02. Job done!
Paul Boddie: "so that commercial planes can eventually travel at much higher speeds"
Although this is valuable work, one cannot help feeling that the legislative barriers are greater than the technical ones, at least until some corporate contributor to various lawmakers' re-election campaigns has a product ready that they want to sell.
Actually I think it is a technical problem that's behind the lack of supersonic aircraft; and that problem is fuel economy.
Concorde wasn't grounded because they were scared of a sonic boom, Concorde was grounded because it was ruinously expensive to run.
Going through the sound barrier costs you a lot of fuel:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersonic_transport#Aerodynamics
Wow, you people are curmudgeonly bunch. I think the performance is pretty amazing for a rugged underwater compact camera, particularly by the time you add in things like the wireless flash control and RAW support. No, it doesn't give D810 image quality, but you can't expect it to - it costs a small fraction of that.
It's probably the best underwater compact yet. Give Olympus some credit.
@DPR: Were the underwater shots taken using the Underwater WB setting?
Lan: Please can we return to slightly more neutral/objective reviewing?
"Like the X-E2, the X100T has yet to benefit from Fujifilm's latest AF update, but I'd be willing to guess it will receive some sort of improvement to its autofocus in the near future"
A guess? About a camera not being reviewed? If you're going to guess about something, make it interesting - I'd be happy with just the 6 winning Lotto numbers for the next UK draw ;)
"Many folks find the colors and skin tones produced by the X-Trans sensor to be more accurate and pleasing than tradition (sic) sensor types."
Many folks? Although the part I really take exception to is "colors ... more accurate". At best that's a little disingenuous, when the camera suffers the standard (and inherent) X-Trans issue of poor colour resolution. Look at the turf in the Safeco Field arena; it's just a mushy greenish-brown mess, and that's at ISO250. Yes, I know it's mud...
Less hyperbole, more facts and insights please. 6/10 Bronze Award ;)
Don: The sample I picked out was (AFAIK) an SooC JPEG...
What you like isn't the accuracy of the colours; ironically it's the *inaccuracy* of the colours you enjoy. That saturated look reflects our memories, not the reality. It's the same reason the original Velvia film was such a big hit!
joelakeland: DPR has been beating the dated sensor drum consistently on Fujifilm releases of late. If the rumors floating around about a Sony sensor coming in the relatively near future are true, Fujifilm cameras would be hard to keep on the shelves. That said, this camera won't have particularly good resale value when it's time to replace it with one of the new ones featuring a more capable sensor both resolution wise as well as with dynamic range.
"That said, this camera won't have particularly good resale value"
Correct; but that's true of every digital camera on the market today... There's always a newer/better/cheaper model just around the corner.
Please can we return to slightly more neutral/objective reviewing?
GabrielZ: Good results for a smartphone. But I really don't believe tiny smartphone lens's can genuinely resolve 8MP worth of detail let alone 21MP...no way! Its a marketing gimmick, the vast majority of those MP's are just eating up memory while going to waste.
Gabriel, have you looked at the 100% crops at the start of this preview? It's clearly showing excellent detail; albeit at base ISO and in the centre of the frame... I'm surprised by how good the image quality is; there are a fair number of compact cameras on the market which wouldn't resolve as well.
I know some people who would pay $450 to get a custom Lego minifig of themselves - and they would probably be more realistic than the models Panasonic are selling now ;)