I'm pretty sure Adobe could just make more money by requiring a dongle or "ignition key" to use its software, preventing piracy, rather than bilking people who are essentially donating them money for software they could pirate for free if they wanted.
AV Janus: That new fancy "kit" lens is such a miss... not fast, not good macro, huge... what was the point!? Weather sealed. Really?And I can just see it being "kitted" with the upcoming new m43 body in February... nooooooooooooooooooooo... :-/
That's why it's a KIT lens. You should be comparing it to the previous kit lens, against which it compares very favorably. Yeah, they could have made it fixed aperture, but then you'd get less zoom and probably higher price. I think the focal range is great, and what other kit lens has any macro at all?
And if you really don't like the lens I'm sure they'll sell the body by itself.
What exactly is wrong with this camera? Not exactly groundbreaking but it seems comparable to some travel zoom compacts offered by other brands. The zoom range is ideal imo. Aperture is a little slow but the premium auto mode might be interesting. Overall it could be a decent competitor if it's priced right.
Jens_G: Meh. That 12-35/2.8 is basically equivalent to the Nex kit lens. It has the same physical aperture as a f/3.5 on APS.
Wrong, this is a constant aperture where as the NEX goes to f/5.6, and it's not the same in terms of light gathering ability, only in depth of field. So it's a much better lens than the NEX lens, and that is to say nothing of the advantage of a 24mm wide angle.
Solarcoaster: This could have been a great camera if they had made it more like the NEX - you know, PASM modes, reasonable autofocus, etc. This is a totally manual operation camera, and that makes it extremely limiting.
cyain you couldn't be more wrong if you tried. No matter how much you try to spin it, those automatic features facilitate speed of operation and ease of use for anyone, no matter how skilled a photographer they are. The fact that this camera lacks those basic functions makes it extremely limiting - you cannot deny it. The fact that it may be "good enough" for you, doesn't mean it's objectively satisfactory based on the demands of the market. What you also don't seem to understand is that it's actually possible to use both automatic and manual modes. It's extremely childish of you to claim that someone who appreciates automatic features cannot also appreciate manual operation. I'm disappointed in your perspective of photographic technology, which is as limited as this camera.
This could have been a great camera if they had made it more like the NEX - you know, PASM modes, reasonable autofocus, etc. This is a totally manual operation camera, and that makes it extremely limiting.
This should have finished much higher, not only for the great use of HDR but also the well-executed background blur. Outstanding.
The main tools used are Photoshop's Content-Aware fill, whereby you select an area and it is filled to simulate the background area, and also the clone tool, which is where you manually paint over an area after choosing a point in the image, also for simulating backgrounds.
This image was a decent effort but it is unconvincing as there was simply too much area that had to be "created," and it is clear that an edit has taken place. Also I'm not sure why the guy is holding her leg as she is diving in the first place.
Nice camera, but it costs $6000. Very few people need that many buttons on a camera. I'll be more interested in something at around $2000 like teh Sony A850 was.
This is without a doubt the best pocket camera in the world.
NoCoShutter: Anybody know if this will lock the user to lowest ISO for exposures longer than 1"? (like the Canon s100 currently does -- Grrrrrrr!).
Just out of curiosity, why would you want/need to use a higher ISo for a long exposure?
Solarcoaster: All together now,
"FILM IS DEAD!!!"
Oh, the guy who said he was quitting months ago, I guess you're still here reveling in your denial of the end of film. Have fun!
All together now,
Fish and water drop look photoshopped. So much for real photography.
The third parties strike another blow against the Canikon Colossus' grip on the lens market. Cameras like Sony NEX-7 and Sony NEX-5N now gain another excellent low-light performer that will work great with focus peaking, further improving the growing lens lineup.
It's no Sony NEX that's for sure
Most of these are really lame. The only decent gift is the clock.
Also it is somewhat misleading to say there are only five lenses. There are two more that have been announced by Sony that figure to ship pretty soon, also there are two or three manual focus e-mount prime lenses from SLRMagic.