VicC: Well done. I have a copy of the original and yours is a great copy. Vic
Thank you Vic. :)
luben solev: This poses the question, what makes a good first digital camera for a child?
I have a 6 year old who has shown some interest in taking photos. She has taken photos with my phone and her tablet, but I would love to invest in something that:
- is easy to hold- easy menu system for a youngster of this age- has a viewfinder as well as live view (to start getting her used to looking through a viewfinder)- is robust- has a LiOn battery - I don't want to deal with rechargeable batteries or keep buying AAs
Any of you have advice/opinions on this?
Thanks in advance!
About 4 years ago I gave my twin daughters, now 7, a compact rugged Panasonic TS2 to play with. It fell numerously on the floor, asphalt, sand and water, got lost among their toys, but every time made it with no damage at all. Needless to say we have a zillion underwater pictures from the sea and swimming pool. They use it in full auto mode. I do all the maintenance.
I owned X100 for 2 years and sold it because of changing from street to macro/landscape. The fixed focal length was seldom a problem. However, I consider buying a new compact camera and 24-75 equivalent f/2-2.8 seems a favorable replacement (as well as a tiling screen) and could be a deal breaker for me.
ijustloveshooting: 23 F1.2 + 24mp NO AA filter sensor would be crazy!
X-Trans sensors don't have AA filters.
captura: "...camera designed specifically for infrared photography?"The older Fuji X10 can already do that, with an R-72 filter mounted on the front.
By the way you can inhale new life in an old camera if you convert it to IR (google it). Converted cameras don't need long exposures to take IR pictures.
If monochrome only suit you as well as very long exposures at daylight then yes, you only need to buy a filter.
Shiranai: Fuji manager: "Why don't we just leave a filter away and call it a new camera? We could sell it for the same freakin introductory price like our outdated model."*diabolic laughter*
remember Canon 60da and Nikon D810a? They've been introduced at even higher price.
bolt2014: Judging by some of the comments here, many don't have a clue as to what infrared can be used for!
google "Infrared Photography" in images and prepare to be impressed. :)
R72 filter blocks all colors but red, that is all light below 720nm is blocked, so you get ONLY monochrome pictures, that you can transform to bw in post production. The new camera collects all visible colors, as well as some UV and some IF. So you can chose (with a suitable filter) what wave length to pass through.
Nicholas Sherman, ACS: Hi, everybody,I got a bit confused...Is this camera for taking IR shots only or it is possible to use this camera for "normal" photography as well as for IR?Can somebody clarify it?Thank you,Nicholas Sherman, ACSAustralia
Yes, if you put on the lens an UV/IR blocking filter.
duchamp: Battery life of only 350 shots?! Sony, are you serious?
nice adapter, didn't know such existed. According to customer's reviews AF is sluggish, but still better than nothing.
Shame Sony or another respectable maker doesn't make such adapters. This one looks very cheaply made and I doubt many people would risk mounting their heavy premium lens.
"I will have to assume you don't know what a focus ring is for. You really use AF while your camera is on a tripod, and the mirror locked up?"
I use manual focus only when shooting macro only in live view and only on a tripod.
"Vast range of lenses?" Pardon me, I meant AF lenses.
I'll leave the tripod/mirror lock-up discussion aside as you don't understand what they are for.
Battery life is significantly shorter on mirrorless because the screen is always on. Take all modern smartphones - they boast great screens but one must charge them at least once a day. On DSLR you can shoot all day long through the (optical) viewfinder on a sole battery only occasionally checking the results.
The reason why I am on DSLR are the vast range of lenses, flashes and other accessories. Sometime mirrorless will also offer such a diversity but not yet.
Why do they use "5-million-pixel/1.5MB images" as a benchmark?Potential buyers have 18-million-pixel/20mb images at least!
Mirror lock-up is used usually for super macro or long exposure when on tripod. This feature isn't for handheld use anyway.
If you're human chances that you consistently make sharp pictures at 1/15s are very low. With any lens.
Very convenient. Wedding/sports photogs usually add a grip (meaning more weight) for more power, because these seconds can be crucial. Sony claims this camera is for professionals. It sports professional features. It costs as rivals DSLRs. Why then is the battery life sub par?
duchamp: Who but photogs need rugged hdds?$1000?Are they nuts? At least build in a card reader!
how do you transfer files into a hdd without a computer?Why would you need a rugged hdd if you also need a computer to connect between them? A rugged hdd without a card reader is not at all for photographers and shouldn't be mentioned here at all.
To Edwaste,DSLrs are easier to stabilize than mirorrless ones. Neveretheless, for shutter speeds longer than 1/15 you'll need a tripod anyway.But for workflow having 1000 shots per battery is more convenient than changing batteries.
He Liar. Nice. :)
Battery life of only 350 shots?! Sony, are you serious?