one of the most boring companies on cameras and this interview reflects it. the last time i paid any attention was to its 58 1.4 . most excitement are in the fuji, sony, oly and leica camp lately.
As for Nikon 1, pls . can we just let admit its a super failed product . Hire me as the CEO, i'll chop off the 1 series, replace all DX with mirrorless and keep FF for dslr.
magneto shot: FF and we'll talk. Not because apsc quality is lacking, but because there is nothing negligible about crop factor in focal lengths. Mirrorless is crowded now but FF mirrorless is pretty much just sony
give it another 2 years, u will see samsung bowing down to FF and producing one. Its market trend and and the maturity of digital technology have shown that bigger sensors will always be better quality, regardless of which advancement. If you can get apsc to beat today's FF, that FF on that same age, will beat the APSC.
There is no replacement for displacement. as they would say in the auto industry.
fmian: Seriously needs to have a faster lens.When I can buy a medium format system camera with f/2.8 lens for $250 why would I want this? Add a bit more money and I can get a polaroid back for it as well. And that would be a well known brand as well instead of an unknown.Anyway, good luck to them. At least it will get more people interested in analog photography.
but i want instax back...
i would really appreciate a bokeh as in f 2.8 printable instax. f5.6 aint gonna cut it.
pay for webhosting? really....
whoa looks a lot like my leica with noctilux, except its seems more agile, cheaper, fun and its a good ol fuji.
actually with the prices of used leica coming down, i totally recommend trying a used ME/M9, those lens are superbly built and solid regardless whether its noctilux or voigthlander. Elmarits are a steal and the experience of a real rangefinder is not something u want to be simulated after u used the real thing.
Mssimo: A serious optical company would post transmittance charts. I dont see any charts. Here is one from zeiss. http://www.zeiss.com/content/dam/Photography/new/pdf/en/downloadcenter/filter/uv_filter_en.pdf
but its true, german make the best cameras and lens. they are the best and people are only willing to pay top dollar if its made in germany..or switzerland. And because of that, dont waste ur money on korean and japs because they know that too and so they will spare their high end items only to the japanese or local market. What sneaks out of there are for the rest of us.
give me two of those, i need them for my leica lens. Sapphire goes well with the matching LCD at the back and superior "coating" for superior cam.
JoanSt: I received my NX500 today and compared with my Canon camera's (5D Mk III, EOS M,...) it has so much more interesting features. Unfortunately, the reason I bought it, was for the 4K video and that is, as others mentioned here, unusable due to the crop factor. Therefore, I will return the camera tomorrow.
I wonder if a firmware update could fix this issue? I am sure Samsung cannot deny their customers and their griefs about the 4K video? Question is: can it be solved by software, or is the processor too weak to resize 28Mp to 4K resolution? If Samsung can resolve it, I will immediately buy the camera again.
For now, the NX1 seems to be the best choice for 4K video shooting, until an affordable 4K capable Canon or Nikon camera is announced, but that will be after this summer, if even in 2015?
cant argue on the shallow dof, but on mft its good enuf, they have 1.2 nocticron and 75 1.8 how much more shallow u want. besides 4k just needed so little resolution that a 4/3 sensor can offer
Roland Karlsson: Cutting jobs and raising more money and spending it on a show room in Tokyo. My experience with several years of raising even more money is that the last money funder owns most of the company and the original people starting the venture is now thinned out in ownership till nearly nothing and are already losers, even if there is a success. Maybe the original starters of the company have succeeded in avoiding that trap. But ... I cannot really see how.
maybe mark zuckerberg taught startups some good lessons in categorizing shares
Peiasdf: CEO is at wit's end and hoping the Japanese will pick up the company. Sorry, Lytro is Vietnanese and no Japanese firm will be that stupid.
and ur implying an individual with his roots in vietnam is not worth japanese's investment or cant' produce anything worthy of consideration?
Peiasdf: Lytro should have sell itself to Apple or Microsoft Lumia a long time ago. Deep pocket and a readily available customer base in the tens/hundreds of millions of phones these company sale each year. The refocus thing also works better as an integrated function of the default camera app.
pointless on the phone. scalling down the sensor removes any shallow dof on normal use, hence lytro cant showcase anything on the phone
additional pixels that also adds additional noise only means cramming so much pixels is done at the expense of quality.
cptobvious: Is this what camera previews have become - camera companies giving out free vacations to reviewers? Olympus gives out free trips to Ireland and Bermuda, and now Samsung gives out Hawaii trips.
Certainly these cameras can be reviewed competently by just giving loaner review copies, but perks like these just smell like desperate attempts to influence reviewers.
give the camera guys a break man.....industry is bad enuf. lets see more of these kind of trips
FF used to be the "norm", it was digital's lack of capability back then that settled everyone on APSC and whats not. There are gazillion of lenses available cheaply for any mirrorless FF with peak focusing. APSC is a 1.5 crop on these lenses, there is nothing negligible about it.
Just because u werent "there" is no reason to discard the main standard of 35mm photography and the need for more support for it. The fact that you read on these apsc lenses 16-xx is equivalent to 24-xx tells u that FF is the standard and there is really no reason, today, to produce APSC cameras except for supporting old digital standards. (irony)
FF and we'll talk. Not because apsc quality is lacking, but because there is nothing negligible about crop factor in focal lengths. Mirrorless is crowded now but FF mirrorless is pretty much just sony
magneto shot: i read the interview above as : We are microsoft and we are nokia
phones being convenient and ever increasing in IQ could only do so up till a certain time. the law of physics limits its advancement. Shallow DOF for portraits for eg, good luck on that or we end up with frankenstein results done by software emulation like the htc. serious hobbyist has many facets..some might end up with mirrorless, havent met one that prefer weight vs mobility with IQ as preference. That leaves Birding and sports. Pros are getting lesser as the days goes by esp in journalism where depts fires the entire team . There isnt much market left for canon or nikon for that matter. Its a bleak future for camera manufactures i agree, but the fact is that the lack of innovation from both canon and nikon is not giving dslr any future.
Thoughts R Us: There is this myth that Canon has failed to innovate.
Is this true? Well, they came out with Dual Pixel AF, which is a big deal and pretty fantastic. Expect to see that on more of their lineup. They came out with the 7d ii which has the AF of their flaship model, their best metering, anti flicker mode, world class weather sealing, all for less than $2000. It's a mini 1DX, and to get these features at this price point to me is pretty innovative. They have come out with amazing lenses, all of which are class leading. No one does a better 24-70, or 70-200. Their 100-400 L II is amazing. Their new 11-24 sets new standards for an ultra wide angle zoom lens. The little 40 mm pancake is a great lens and a bargain. Their 100 L macro is best in class. And on and on with their lenses.
To me all of this represents innovation.
Canon has innovated, it's just the critics have chosen to stick with one measure of sensor performance and forget the rest.
There exist, in the market for sometime, something called the Zeiss Otus and Leica Summilux and APO lenses. There is also the world's best autofocus 50s , the 55 1.4 FE sony. I guess "amazing" to canon is pretty relative.
advancement that comes less frequently aint gonna happen, maybe thats only relevant to canon or what canon wished everyone else is. Even leica, is moving faster than canon.