Would you rather have this or Canon's light leak in Mark 5D III?
I like how the tire tread marks make no sense at all.. looks like the curiosity is a bit lost (no road map eh?) or taking ballroom lessons on Mars (okay lead with foot number 6..oops).
The camera seems like it is suspended in air because it is a Composite (stitched) photo create with 55 different photos taken at 55 Different angles (of the robotic arm). Just like how some cameras can stitch a panorama shot and erase some people walking around. Same concept.
Amazing..especially planning for an event 8 years in the future. And here I sit with my brand new Olympus TG-1 iHS rugged camera thinking its tough. These cams on Curiousity are Out-of-this-world tough. Literally!
In Magic mode, the camera will transform to a waterproof OM-D E-M5 and make your shots of your friends look like supermodels.
Genuine question here.. what adapter is used to attach telescopes to EOS mounts such as this camera?
A new target for the Magic Lantern project.
impressive. I admire their ingenuity to make the process of "cropping the sensor" to act as a zoom. great idea combining that with a large sensor in a cellphone, a feat in itself.
plus i totally dig with their remark, "it’s about creating amazing pictures at normal, manageable sizes"
my interest is peaked.
vlad0: Symbian is the only OS out there that can support that kind of tech, for now. It shows it's modular nature, and that is why this phone can produce this on a single core arm 11 CPU. They аrе offloading the processing to e DSP, and then it goes to the main imaging processor for further processing. The CPU has very little to do with the whole process. When you add the mechanical shutter, and the xenon flash.. well, neither Android, iOS, or Windows Phone can handle the synchronization required to pull this off.
All the information is in here:
Symbian, is good stuff. With their latest Belle integration of the UX, its a pleasure to use. Try it.. before you complain.
thanks for the info, vlad0
Check this out. Sample picture from the X-S1 as reviewed in photographyBLOG. Zoom in at the two cars on the right, waiting at the crosswalk. Their shiny grill/fenders have glare that looks suspicious to me, especially the taxi cab. Look familiar anyone?
lajka: Yeah, focus staking is the solution. Hej, big industry, macroshoters are waiting for the camera that has focusbracketing where you can define- DOF according to lens used (from 1mm to whatever), number of shots taken and the FPS (10 or higher.
hint: Magic Lantern with a Canon DSLR
it will be beyond dispicable if they release the XS-1 with the same problem. not every consumer out there is an enthusiast that may take notice to the blooming effect in their pictures.
A good advance in tech indeed. I welcome the improvements because it helps those who like it. Hopefully it doesn't make the OVF obsolete because there are impressive limits to the human eye..around 1,000,000:1 (20 f-stops) dynamic range I think. Also, what about refresh rate? Fast moving objects anyone?
Edit: Come to think of it..even though the contrast ratio of the screen is wide, isn't the picture being displayed still dependent on the dynamic range of the sensor sending it information??
Is this all Ricoh has to offer?
Albino_BlacMan: I'm actually surprised it took companies so long to come out with this. I think smartphones with zoom lenses and compact camera sized sensors are going to be the future of P&S
android, and especially photo-related apps, were not robust until recent years. of course it would take awhile for an android+zoom lens combination to occur. The Samsung Memoir was a great camera phone, just lacked the apps.
It is very good news to see a 3rd party manufacturer produce a lens for the mirrorless camp. Having chosen Sony to begin with gives some insight that the companies have confidence in Sony to bring this format further. And it shows with their progression with NEX.
The lens itself is not the headline news. Usually all-in-one zooms come first for the consumer world, and its not surprisingly that its not stellar. I mean, f6.3 is pushing it. On the other hand, Tamron's VC optical stabilization is very good. I have the 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD and it works great, not as smooth or silent as Canon's IS, but just as effective.
wutsurstyle: What are you guys talking about? This is clearly for Pentax and Sony owners with built-in stabilization in the camera body in the form of sensor-shift. Having a optically stabilized lens with an in-camera stabilization makes things worse. To answer a lot of your questions, it is Pentax and Sony owners of the aforementioned cameras that will buy this lens instead of the OS version. Think about it.
I whole heartedly agree, however, that the suggestion to make it same market price is foolish and a rip off. At the very LEAST, make it smaller, cheaper, lighter weight, or optically better. Optical stabilization is usually from a couple gyrating lens elements. I wonder if they just disabled the motor that spins them and left it inside (motor and gyrating lenses). What a low blow Sigma!
@waxwaine: I too am a Pentax user (and also Canon). I has the Sigma 17-70 HSM OS lens before, and did a review on Pentaxforums.com. The thing about OS implemented by Sigma is that the OS lens elements are continuously gyrating, even if you have the OS switch disabled. As a result, battery drains faster because the camera is still feeding the OS power.
@straylightrun: Yes, I agree with you. Longer focal lengths fare better with OS than body IS. Plus, video does not pick up sounds as much with lens OS. I just wanted to make a point that Pentax and Sony users are best-suited for non-OS lenses.
What are you guys talking about? This is clearly for Pentax and Sony owners with built-in stabilization in the camera body in the form of sensor-shift. Having a optically stabilized lens with an in-camera stabilization makes things worse. To answer a lot of your questions, it is Pentax and Sony owners of the aforementioned cameras that will buy this lens instead of the OS version. Think about it.
Rachotilko: Regarding IQ in the samples, please take into account two facts:
1, Some of the samples are taken at extremelly wide/long focal lengths. These look naturally soft. On the other hand, moderate focal lengths provide much sharper results. Typical superzoom users take this into account : when they want perfect IQ, they limit their focal lengths to moderate ranges. Ability to shoot in extremely wide or extremely long regions is a bonus, but one has to be aware of the reduction in IQ in those situations. I am not afraid to say that 30-400mm (eq) gives sharp results.
2, All samples are shot in 12MP mode. All EXR cameras give much better results, when set to half resolution - ie when EXR sensors do treir tricks.
I know FUJI's EXR pixel arrangement helps increase dynamic range. But I'm not sure if it helps with sharpness. Is that what you are implying?
wetsleet: Something inside me rebels instinctively against a camera which unnecessarily fetters its design to accommodate the need to spool a non-existant roll of film across a non-existant pressure plate, and to house a non-existant pentaprism above the lens. So much unnecessary baggage, so many design constraints, and all for nothing. Move on, please, cast off those old shackles. Time to exploit for gain the design freedoms afforded by the passing of film and, in this case, pentaprism.
I totally agree with sorinx. It is driven by functional design, not aesthetics. The pentaprism region holds the EVF, which needs space for the lcd, and the flash, with its pop-up hinges. Would you rather have it on the upper left corner like where the NEx-7 has it? Then you would block the left buttons on the camera like the ISO. Where would your built-in flash go? Same deal with the grip..where else would you put the bracket and exposure comp buttons? Please..think about the design process before criticizing. Else, just buy the lytro camera and have all your unique cravings satisfied.