DarylK: 100% Glass prism viewfinder, dual dial controls, what appears to be good ergonomics similar to other Pentax's, weather sealing if you like, shake reduction for any lens you mount, a stellar/proven sensor that it terrific at higher ISOs and a price that seems to be competitive to competitors' cameras that do not have these features (except for maybe the Sony sensor)...looks like an excellent value for those who really scruitize what they need.
What PENTAX only need now is a strong rebate on lenses!
ProfHankD: So, three questions:1. Sensor anti-shake?2. Does it fully support using adapted manual lenses?3. Anybody making a focal reducer for it? Imagine a Speed Booster-like adapter that buys you several stops while restoring a FF view angle with an adapted lens.
Just a thought, since the crop factor is ~5XIf you pop in a F1.2 lens and reduce it to FF equiv., wouldn't it burn a hole in the sensor LOLThat's ~F0.2
WHere are the equivalency police ?They will claim the 5-15mm is a 70-200mm f2.8 equivalent...and worth $1500
So admittedly, pentax knowningly screwed up Q and Q10 buyers...But now the Q seems like a sensible product
Benarm: Looks like Leica is accelerating towards the destiny of Kodak and Polaroid.
Kodak deserved it...But I think Polaroid is an other story, you can't digitalize instant film while maintaining the fun factor.
qwertyasdf: I really hope the NX line success with it incredible lensesBut the unnecessary long flangeback distance is like a genetic disorder that will plague generations to come The inability to use m mount lenses and the stupid protruding lens mount killed the deal for me
I know the issues about the 12mm, but the CV 15mm is my fav, and I can't use it on a NX camera (at least not easily)...along with other great m mount lenses...I chose X-E1 at the end, if the NX can mount m mount lens, I'll definitely choose NX, the 30mm pancake is IMO the most outstanding lens in all mirrorless systems.
I really hope the NX line success with it incredible lensesBut the unnecessary long flangeback distance is like a genetic disorder that will plague generations to come The inability to use m mount lenses and the stupid protruding lens mount killed the deal for me
ml48: You would have to be a loonie to buy a lunar.
At least the Lunar is named accordingly...for lunartics...That's +1 for the LunarThis Leica has everything wrong...
Mistral75: "world's first compact camera with an APS-C sensor"
What about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 from 2003?
"...with a fixed zoom lens"Which...is the worst part...
Some times "world's first" means nothingI can easily make a world's first compact camera with an APS-C sensor with a pinhole lens, with a crappy lens, or with no lens...wtsoeva....
qwertyasdf: Let the bashing begin.
I bet the users would say it has AMAZING bokeh.
Let the bashing begin.
It's selling on Amazon.comThe usual return policy applies right? :DI....might get one...
"and good look finding an 18mm F1.8 anywhere else"Good luck you mean?Did you guys have a chance to pop it on a full frame camera to test it's coverage?
h2k: It's nice to see a wide-angle released *stabilised*.
Even 1DX users don't have it!
AnHund: A silver medal is ridiculus. The image quality you can get out of this camera is outstanding. Wonder if you set it to macro mode - in good light the AF is very good. Check reviews by Ming Thein, Ken Rockwell, Steve Huff etc.
I don't have the A, but DP1M focuses faster!!! OMG!SO i guess the fastest out of the bunch is still slow, just as the prettiest girl in my class isn't pretty at all!!!
FINALLY!I have always whined that travel/hiking is when compactness of EVILs shine, but there are no sensible ultra wide lens options...Oly 9-18 has only passable optics...Panny 7-14 has decent optics, but "kit lens" build quality with a ridiculous price
Canon sensors sucks, but they still produce great glass! Glad to see this lens come!
I still think that a ~10mm F4ish pancake prime lens would be the ultimate travel lens, but then i think it will never come.
At first glance, I thought it was a senseless cameraafter reading the article, indeed, it is senseless.
The standout features are truly outstanding, the "Composition Adjustment" is essentially turning every lens into a "shift" lens, although only 1.5mm on either side...Why don't Pentax offer tilt also, a 1 degree tilt is much more significant than a 1mm shift.
JustDavid: I think if you want to release news such as this, it would be much better to research open cashbacks and combine more in one article. Otherwise one can claim that you are clearly just helping sales of your favourite brands.
On this note, there has been a Pentax summer cashback for some time. Since DPR did not report it, here is a link:
Don't agree with "helping sales of your favorite brands"I think it's clearing dead stock.
Marty4650: It's actually a real shame that Samsung doesn't get much traction outside of South Korea. Their latest NX cameras are pretty good, but the MILC market is already over saturated and needs a shake out.
M4/3 and NEX have become the Nikon and Canon of the MILC world. Fuji X has become the Leica, and Nikon 1 is the Pentax. At least in term of market share.
This leaves Samsung in the same position as Olympus was in the DSLR world. And we all know what happened to that.
The cheaper Samsung gets, the better it is for me.So people, don't buy Samsung camera!