For all of you trying to rationalize Jessops failure relative to number of stores, location on the high street, competition with the internet, or any other retail photographic context, you should note that Jessops was indebted up to the eyeballs by ABN Private Equity in the mid-2000's and like any company in that circumstance a miracle had to happen to enable Jessops to service that debt after the bankers had left. Instead the recession happened and Jessops was doomed.
lol WTF viewers in the UK can't see that article in spite of the fact the BBC is funded through our taxes (i.e. a 'licence fee' that is compulsory per household). Pure bolox.
This does look to me like an X10 replacement in everything but name. Which would mean Fuji has gone the same way as other manufacturers in reserving the viewfinder for more expensive compact cameras.
gromero: Looks good, but I bet it will be £799.
I bet it won't...
So, with weary predictability, another Canikon with some basic feature missing, to avoid conflict with products higher in the range.
ogl: I'm sure that K-01 will be the hit of sales in Japan.
Rats. If the new Olympus turns out to be a lemon as well, we're screwed.
Sanford: Stunningly horribly ugly! There is a lesson here, if you are going to use and outside designer to design your camera, have to good sense to use an Italian, not the British...
Hey! Lay off us Brits! Apple products from the iMac to MacBook Air to iPhone are the work of Brit designer Jonathan Ives. And we designed the Austin Maestro automobile. OK, forget that last one.
Faintandfuzzy: No viewfinder? Fail
Well, the K-01 is bulkier than competitors with no mirror and no viewfinder (NEX-3/NEX-5) and lacks the viewfinder/phase AF features of similarly-sized DSLRs so it's hard to see where the K-01 fits in.
I was excited when I heard Pentax were developing an APS-C mirrorless and I really wanted this camera to be a success. Maybe owners of existing K-mount lenses will find it attractive, but the world's thinnest 40mm prime is not going to convince me this is anything other than a DSLR-body rehash with the viewfinder taken off. There are plenty of positive comments in this thread, which I'm sure Pentax deserves, but in the highly competitive market that exists today this is certain to be a FAIL.
Is DPreview starting lose its impartiality? This article just looks like a defensive puff piece on behalf of Nikon. If it was not, we'd have seen an article *before* this camera was thought of, saying how 1" is the sweet spot for small interchangeable lens cameras.
This is *not* intended as a whinge at DPreview, which IMHO is a great site with great reviews. Just expressing a slight concern is all.
that lawn is off-limits to anyone except college fellows, and also the college is closed to visitors during exam time in May, when the picture was taken.
It's a good picture but the 1st place must be a little bit based on the beauty of the King's College buildings... it would be interesting to see what the same shot would be like with the sun having come around enough to light up the buildings on the right.
That is King's College Chapel on the left, with the picture taken from the front court within King's, and the fancy looking building on the right is actually the Porters' Lodge and main entrance gate to the college...
dopey question from a noob: how is the backdrop out of focus if this picture was taken at F14 ? I'm gradually improving my photography and thought you need a wide-open aperture to get that effect.
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