Is it me or does anybody else think that the price is insane? Assuming that this is the Nikon D600 sensor in a compact body... no mirror, no PD array, no colour sensitive metering sensor... what is there to justify $2,800 other than 'demand'? If the D600 does come in around $1,800 ish, compact or no, this is going to look like an expensive toy. It's typical Sony, you can't tell if it's genius or if somebody forgot to grab hold of the reigns somewhere along the line.
Similar pixel density to the D800e, was bound to happen on a 16mp+ crop sensor, though the modern ones seem to be already lighter on filtration than in the past.
I think this is a fair point. I'm not against Instagram because it gets people into taking pictures, but her point is valid, everybody's pics end up looking the same. If it's fun, I'm all for more people to use Instagram. Afterall, I had an Instamatic 126 camera as well.
But, the artistry part of it, yes, I agree. Instagram creates faux nostalgia by taking away some of the image quality of a picture. However, the past masters did nothing of the sort, they were living in their own contemporary time, and when you looks through photos of a bygone era, you can see that they were just as careful about their craft as we are now, and that even though the film chemistry dates older pictures, the photographers were doing everything they could to extract the most image quality out of their pictures.
This was my own writing on these points.http://1000wordpics.blogspot.ca/2012/05/book-review-fred-herzog-photographs-and.html
Such a shame. I really like the the design of this camera, it's a like an amped up LX-5, which is already a really capable camera. The current sensor situation looks like a lost cause, but I hope they persist with this form factor with an improved sensor in the future.
Mostly procedural at this point. Imagine if police action had not been taking during the Enron scandal?
Olympus got called out because of an extraordinary set of circumstances. The practice of hiding losses the way they did is likely going on at other companies, though. Medical endoscopy is huge for them... imaging not so much. They sort of need imaging to keep some of the high tech catchet for their endoscopy systems, though... Olympus is good with scopes but not so much with the actual endoscopy cameras themselves.... IMHO, they only need to sell imaging in the short term to fend off a a hostile acquisition or if it turns out there are huge shortfalls cash/liabilities that are uncovered because of the recent escapade.
Mssimo: I hope Panasonic or richo (aka pentax) buys off Olympus camera/health division.
Pentax is an also-ran in the medical field. Olympus is a medical heavyweight. Isn't anybody noticing that this has to do with their /medical/ business, not their consumer business?
RestyF: I'm just wondering if this kind of corporate mess has something to do with this site as a camera review and information site. This is Olympus as a whole and camera division is just a part of Olympus corporation. If Sony, Nikon and Canon has some corporate problems, how far will DPReview dig into it? Most of the corporations have their own corporate problems, will DPReview care to write articles on those problems?
No, it's a valid point. The Gyrus ACMI acquisition has to do with Olympus' medical division. It's newsworthy, but is it newsworthy for consumer cameras?