Eiffel: Sad, I though this site was about photography not fashion
Fashion? Do you really think this thing is fashionable????
I have never understood those ultra heavy camera accessories. Camera manufactures spend zillions of hours to reduce 10 gram, and this thing is 100 g heavier than the lighter option.
ahh, another Dusseldorf deadpan in different form...
OK, please show me the usable product with this patent.
The 'macro documentary" concept is not bad at all, but the result is far less than stellar. Also, as a conceptual art, they are too unsophisticated and belong to 'Naive Conceptual Art'. Sorry...
brdeveloper: To me the best performer in daylight was the Velvia one. I prefer preserving textures as nearly-random film noise isn't really annoying. This test shows two things: smartphone cameras are not that bad and film is still alive (for practicity you'd better using a D800 though).
I'm still waiting a better camera phone than Nokia 808. Lumia 1020 looks overprocessed and oversharpened.
True. Compare to film, all digital files look the same to me. Foliage looks downright ugly on digital, due to bayer's nature.
I have never seen any 'Soccer Mom' using mirrorless.
RKGoth: The difference is, as with Fuji's variation between Pivi and Instax Share, the application and infrastructure behind it.
They're cagey about the technology, but I'm betting some dollars ($170 of them) that it's Zink without the limitations of the GL10 or Pogo, and maybe, MAYBE with some effort made to improve the print quality. Where it differs is in integration with social networking.
Fuji could do this. Fuji could make it so Instax Share's app could broadcast a presence or watch an online service for other paired Instax Share apps, and print to a nearby printer a file 'sent' by a friend or family. You wouldn't necessarily want it automated, though there's some fun in the idea of trusted partners being able to surprise you with a print.
I agree. Fuji can do this, for sure, and probably they will.
Dimit: Too big for too few physical controls.Too expensive for what smartphones will be anytime soon.Too immatured as a system for what 1'' is good at: telephoto capabilities(forget adapters!).Too much trouble for nothing!..............................Get a GM1 instead.......................
AP7, I believe you're working for S. Good luck with your career!
This camera is obviously for someone who just walk in BestBuy and grab a camera. GM is for educated users. Completely different market.
Only 2 comments so far. Very few people are interested in photography here in dpreview.
welbil: Wow,I'm impressed; 464 comments (and counting) within a few hours of posting!
Much of it idle speculation from folks who have never even seen the gear. There's a lot of spare time out there!
I guess Nikon will be pleased. "There's no such thing as bad publicity".
Yes, their strategy starts shinning when they reduce the price drastically in a few months.
burnymeister: I think people are missing the point on this camera. $1200 isn't that bad when you consider what you're getting. For under $3k you can get a system that covers the focal range of 18-800mm with pretty good features and small enough to fit in a backpack.
How is this not a great thing? 800mm in any other system will either result in a horrible unbalanced mess or $11k just for the lens and will be so heavy you won't hike it anywhere. This is the first time I'm interested in the 1 series. I think Nikon's finally coming through.
Agreed, good price for a very niche camera for who wants 800mm.
I feel that Flickr is dying, very unfortunately. Their search engine and the way of show pictures is so unsophisticated...
It is the same as iTunes store rate.
Poweruser: Hasselblad hast lost all credibility for me as a camera maker with their rebranded, overpriced SONY line. Wonder how overpriced their medium format stuff really is...
Good point. The premium should be about 75% of the retail price, considering the price difference between Sony and Hassel OEM.
Therefore, if Sony release this camera, it would be around $6000-7000 which actually sounds pretty reasonable to me.
Is this a rumor?
The reason why mirrorless is only a small part of the market is CANON doesn't promote them, and they do not want to.
sean000: Ever since Google bought Nik I've thought, "They're going after Adobe." Pretty soon Google photo tools like Google + with Picasa will be more powerful and competitive with Lightroom. For photography enthusiasts Lightroom has the edge for now, but Picasa and Google + are improving and becoming increasingly attractive to photography enthusiasts. Meanwhile Adobe's subscription based licensing is driving away some long-time customers. I still can't imagine leaving Lightroom, but I'm keeping an eye on Google. For people who don't need some of Lightroom's more powerful features, and who just want Snapseed like features and a free way to organize and share photos that look great online... why wouldn't they use Google +? Oh yeah, because all their friends and family are on Facebook ;-)
Agreed. Nik was (is) probably the most used plugin among professionals, but it is destructive with LR, which is horrible.
Great series. Shot by iPhone?