A double Lytro camera review.

It doesn’t happen very often to see a major paradigm shift in the photo camera industry. Mirrorless was one of them and now Lytro is leading a new revolution. In short, it is the first camera that takes picture without the need to focus on a single point. The full image is in focus and if you want to add some focusing effect you can do it after you took the picture.

To see how it works check out the latest two reviews at The Verge (Click here) and Dpreview (Click here). The product page is available here: www.lytro.com.

The current product is more a toy than a real usable camera and I don’t know if that new kind of photography will play a major role in future. But I will keep a close eye on lytro because I may be wrong and the future will not be DSLR or Mirrorless but Lytro :)

 

Mirrorless news roundup…(with Nokia crazy 40+ megapixel sensor)

Full Canon G1 X review at Digitalcamerareview (Click here).
Metabones EF to E-Mount adapter for Sony NEX Review (EosHD).
Interview with Canon at Megapixel.
Canon Powershot G1 X Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
NEX-7 and 50mm lens test (Bmupix)
Le Sony NEX-7, par Jean-Marie Sepulchre (Alpha Numerique).
German Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review at Digitalkamera.
The crazy 41 megapixel camera fo the new Nokia smartphone (Image samples at Nokia website).

P.S.: Who said Megapixel race would end? I already knwo of a Sony sensor with 100 Megapixel sensor that will be shown at Photokina :)

ISO test: Fuji X PRO compared with the Canon 5D markII

Fuji promised us that the X PRO 1 has a better resolution and noise handling than Full Frame cameras. To check if that is true visit the Japanese website DSL-check (Click here / via Fujirumors) They posted the ISO comparison between the Fuji and the Canon 5D markII (Click on the image to see the full size image on their website). As you can see you have both a JPEG and RAW comparison. And which one is better?

If you look for more images samples than the famous Japanese website DC.watch (Click here) posted a set of image new Fuji X PRO 1 full size image samples. Scroll down to see them! Also the swedish magazine Alltombild (Click here) posted full size JPEG images. An ISO test has been posted by Itmedia (Click here).

UPDATE: Views on Fuji Xpro1 from Fotosidan (Sweden). Positive impressions from the tester:
Manual focusing – much better than X100
AF – quick if you have something to focus on
2nd camera for pro’s and others with HQ DSLR equipment
1st camera for steet photographers
Very sharp at ISO 200
jpg smearing at high ISO

The Fuji X PRO 1 camera can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Epxansys US (Click here) and Expansys Canada (Click here).
in Europe at Jessops UK (Click here), eBay Italy (Click here) and Expansys UK (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here) and eBay Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 60mm f/2.4 macro can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

First (professional) video shot with the Fuji X PRO 1

The video on top (found via fotoactualidad) is actually the first “professional” video we saw from the X PRO 1. Youtube can’t really give us an exact idea of how good (or how bad) the video quality of the X PRO 1 is. But I am certain cameras like the Panasonic GH2 and Sony NEX will deliver much better results. The big deal of the X PRO 1 is the image quality and you can check the latest image samples posted by non-english websites like Nikkei Japan (Click here), Zol China (Click here) and Pixinfo Hungary (Click here) -> found via Fujirumors.

The Fuji X PRO 1 camera can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Epxansys US (Click here) and Expansys Canada (Click here).
in Europe at Jessops UK (Click here), eBay Italy (Click here) and Expansys UK (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here) and eBay Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 60mm f/2.4 macro can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

Fuji X PRO 1 review by Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake

Chris Niccolls is one of the nicest reviewers out there and he just published that Fuji X PRO 1 video review. Enjoy!
(And thanks Jordan for sending me this!)

UPDATE: Here is the link to the video on youtube.

The Fuji X PRO 1 camera can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Epxansys US (Click here) and Expansys Canada (Click here).
in Europe at Jessops UK (Click here), eBay Italy (Click here) and Expansys UK (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here) and eBay Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 60mm f/2.4 macro can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

First full size Fuji X PRO 1 RAW(!) files available for you.

Some interesting news are coming from the cold Russia! Prophotos (Click here / via Fujirumors) posted a dozen of RAW files you can download right now! For the first time you can check what’s the maximum image quality possible with the Fuji X PRO 1. As the JPEG engine from Fuji is already very good I don’t expect any huge improvement. I guess you will have more visible moire effects. You can use Raw Therapee (free download) or Silkypix (free trial version) to open those files.

Direct links:
X-Pro1, ISO 200, F3.6, 1/18 s, Download RAW
X-Pro1, ISO 400, F3.6, 1/38 s, Download RAW
X-Pro1, ISO 800, F3.6, 1/75 s, Download RAW
X-Pro1, ISO 1600, F3.6, 1/160 s, Download RAW
X-Pro1, ISO 3200, F3.6, 1/320 s, Download RAW
X-Pro1, ISO 6400, F3.6, 1/640 s, Download RAW

 

UPDATE: Plenty of JPEG images are also available at Lenstip (Click here).