Basically, MF cameras are waist level cameras IMHO. So, the question is, can you tilt the VF upwards or is it exchangeable to a vertical one, or at least have a tilt able LCD?
Frank_BR: Ove Bengtson, Hasselblad Product Manager said: "… This CMOS sensor model represents a major leap forward in camera development and breaks new grounds for medium format photographers…"
It sounds almost ridiculous when someone says in 2014 that CMOS sensor is a "major leap forward in camera development". In 2000 the Canon D30 already had a CMOS sensor! That is, the sensor technology of medium format is lagged 14 years compared to other formats. The technology in the MF field develops so slowly that in 2028 Hasselblad (if it survives until then) will be bragging that its MF cameras can shoot 1080i video…
...and how many MP had that Canon????? Was the high ISO and the DR also as good as this one? Was the D30 a medium format camera or just a tiny APS-C? Don't be silly.
Please read what he says once more, perhaps then you'll understand, but to help you out reading your own quote: he says "*THIS* CMOS sensor" not CMOS sensors in general. Of course THIS sensor is ground breaking and is a leap forward, especially considering MF cameras.
Nick8: Just one thought, not related to this new great camera in particular…In the film era, both the ASA and DIN standards were used for the film sensitivity.100 ASA was equivalent to 21 DIN.I think DIN would have been a far more practical choice. ISO 409,600 would be equivalent to 57 DIN.Another 2 steps in sensitivity from 409,600 and the ISO will become 1,638,400 vs 63 DIN.Certainly that cannot fit on a dedicated dial :)
Yes, you are right. ISO never made sense in this aspect, DIN would be much better.
rrr_hhh: "and a minimum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec "
Isn't that the maximum shutter speed, being the fastest one ?
@trekkeruss, "minimum" is small, minimum speed is no movement at all. 1/8000s is the maximum speed the shutter can be moved with across the sensor, not the minimum. It is though the minimum time the shutter can stay open.
What's the point of buying a small camera with a small sensor and then adding a huge thing on the bottom of it making it bigger than a D4. :)
So let's see...Pattern?
E-M1 = OM-1 (interesting camera)E-M10 = OM-10 (not very excited about it)E-M2 = OM-2 (will probably buy it because it will be matured)
Of course, I mean the E-M series. I already had the OM series and the only one I regretted buying was the OM-10.
dccdp: Oh, well. Yet another boring photographer trying to exploit stupid cliches... Yes, Eastern Europe is awful, people there still live in trees, eat bananas, and have never heard of Lego and TVs. As oposed to Westerners, who are all exceptionally cool, intelligent and have never ever encountered old towns, homeless people or abandoned factories.
An advice for those who still have this old propaganda-induced image about those "lesser countries". Just visit them, and you will see that they are perfectly normal, with rich European traditions, populated by normal people living in clean towns and working probably harder than most citizens of the old continent.
Wake up, forget your (bordering racist) preconceptions and be smart. :)
ogl: EU keeps killing Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Estonia.
ogl, without the help and the money from EU those counties would have ended up in a huge and bloody war with total anarchy and a real total collapse and even more poverty. Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Estonia and other countries benefit A LOT from the richer countries of EU, even if they don't want to admit. Anyway, EU is a FREE organization, based on total freedom to leave any time a member likes to, unlike the Soviet regime, which was based on a totalitarian, non-democratic dictatorship ruled by the Soviet Union and the puppets they had in the other countries, like Honecker in DDR, Kadar in Hungary, Ceaușescu in Romania, Zhivkov in Bulgaria and so on. Currently corruption is a HUGE problem in those countries, which is also not EU's fault.
H1brid: These pictures are a pile of bull.Judging by these, we're still 20-30 years back.I understand that he's trying to paint a grim picture but still.Even an image search on Google will show you a more realistic view.We don't live in the stone age, he only took pictures in deserted/almost deserted rural areas.
Black Box, I am sorry, but you are living in a black box. It takes AT LEAST 50 years to rebuild and set right what 50 years of communist dictatorship destroyed. NATO is no help, quite the opposite, NATO is just an extra costs for those countries, giving a feeling of false security and no benefit. EU is helping as much as possible, never the less, it will take time, more time than you can ever imagine.
H1brid, I bet you NEVER been to Romania or any other of those post commie countries, you travel through "Google Earth" or at best... "Do Europe in two weeks", which is of course just a laugh. Never the less, you are entitled to your opinion.
ET2: " More unique is that each lens module has its own sensor and shutter mechanism"
How is that a copy of Nikon 1?
ET2, you don't get it. It's not about the technology it is about the design, the way the camera looks like. Try to make and sell an iPhone look alike and you will see what happens...
No matter what you think about the lawsuit, one must be able to protect ones own design, just like a photographer wants to protect his/her own creation. Nobody wants to work for free and I am pretty sure Nikon paid a whole bucket of $ for that design. If you like it or not is a different thing.
Wow. That is indeed an almost identical copy of the J1.
SeeRoy: What about NX2? It's always puzzled me what the nature of the distortion correction incorporated in this software actually amounts to.
In the case of DxO they generate a table of distortion characteristics in combination with the camera bodies and also the subject distance and FLs. This seems to me to be the perfect approach. They also incorporate volume anamorphosis correction for UWAs.
Now given the Nikon are best placed, having all the relevant data available, it amazes me that they don't incorporate this feature into their own software (yes, I know they outsource it) and trumpet the fact.
If, as it appears, the correction only applies to in-camera JPEGs, er, who the hell thought that up?
SeeRoy, it is incorporated into CNX2. Have a look next time you are running it.
jon404: First impressions... what? You couldn't take it to a beach... or find a nearby swimming pool? Suggest breaking that test budget and rent a motel room... hit that pool... and see how it works in snorkel-depth water. And, while you're at it, why not put a test target on the bottom of the pool... say at the 2-meter depth line... and start a reference standard for future underwater camera tests?
Why would they do that? Are you a non-believer and insinuating that the camera will not be usable under water? Well, get a better one then. :)
Anyway, there will be plenty user feedback soon after the release. The Nikon 1 forum will be flooded by underwater images, everything from bath tubs to deep sea. I am pretty sure will also see if the gaskets hold more than the specified limit as well.
Finally! Some might say. Anyway, it is a clear indication of that the is system not doing that bad at all. Good luck Nikon with the first underwater mirrorless camera. In terms of IQ, it will definitely beat the small P&S cameras that there are many of out there and will probably be popular among divers and snorkels.
While I will not be interested in this camera, I am glad that they released this body with two lenses. It would have been pointless without a lens and I guess Nikon knew that as well. Now it's time for one with an EVF also.
olyflyer: The focus is OK in the first sequence with the slow riders but in the second I would be worried with the AF ability.
In the second sequence the aperture is severely stopped down, everything from the nose of the horse to infinity is in focus. What would make me worried is the fact that nothing in front of the horse is in focus, so the rider is always on the edge of DOF. I think if the camera was set to use larger aperture then the rider would have been out of focus.
I tried to download the second sequence images but it seems that only the first image is downloadable, so my conclusion might be wrong, but it is not likely that it is different in the other images in terms of the used aperture and the very deep DOF.
The AF tuning abilities are really impressive but who else other than a very few diehard Oly fans have the time and knowledge to tune properly? No, in my opinion the AF tuning should be done by the factory, not the user. I would not be happy to have to do that tuning at home.
Plastek, this is not about the Nikon 1, I have not seen those images and not interested in discussing that camera here. My comments were based on that single first image of the second sequence, and in that image, NOTHING seems to be in focus in front of the horse. That might be the way the camera starts, so that's fine, that is why I wanted to download the other images also.
Received a mail from Andy, explaining a few things and informing that the download issue and the lens differences is now fixed. I'll have a look later today once again.
The focus is OK in the first sequence with the slow riders but in the second I would be worried with the AF ability.
olyflyer: So, is this like an official announcement of the end of FT? No more mirrored DSLR from Olympus.
Another thing... Why wait until end of 2014? Come on, is Olympus really so busy? Haven´t we seen similar lens "release notes" before? What's the point in fooling people to wait for something which may never come, like the Olympus 90mm macro lens? Or was it 100mm? I don't remember any more. OK, I know what the point is... to make them buy the products and wait... and wait... and wait...
Well, the Oly promise was made for the original FourThirds, not the micro. Perhaps they even promised for the MFT, I don't know, but they certainly promised more than what they could keep in regard of the original FourThirds DSLR system. There is no point in "lens Road Map" which is not kept.
Nice camera but the lack of pop-up flash is a mistake.