RichRMA: The 85mm f/1.4 lens under its various distributor's names is only $300.00 or so. I wonder why a 50mm would be almost $640?
By the time this gets to US street price, it'll probably be USD 400 or less.
kadardr: They have to make damned sure that this is at least as good as the Sigma 1.4/50 Art lens. Otherwise there is no point.
I think price will be a pretty big point for a lot of people. By the time this gets to 'street price' it'll probably be half the cost of the A. It does have to beat the image quality of Canon's 50/1.4 and likewise to sell in each mount but, at least for Canon, that's not much of a challenge.
Ben Stonewall: 4K video?
More like 16K, not 20K, but that would require pixel shifting the sensor in each video frame, which would likely create all sorts of interesting artifacts. With the 50MP (8272 x 6200) you're limited to a disappointing 8K (the horizontal resolution).
monkeybrain: Does anyone else suspect that this model is really to introduce the new slightly larger design that can later accommodate a larger sensor more easily?
...and I wouldn't be surprised if a good evf takes up more space internally than the simple and smallish tunnel ovf in my X10 (still lovely, but not often used since I got the GX7 and prime and zoom pancakes).
steve_hoge: Do we know that "Classic Chrome" is intended to be a pseudonym for Kodachrome and not Fujichrome?
I expect that if it was for Fujichrome they'd call it Fujichrome, since they own the trademark.
km25: The camera is a $500.00 with a nice f2-f2.8 zoom lens. It is for grabing quick shots. The cameras that have large sensor have larger price tags, so why have a 1" sensor when one may have a APS-C. Point is how does it work for the person shooting with it. I would have only hoped the movie side of the camera would get better.Oh that $500.00 price tag in 6 months or so, will be $449.00.
The RX100II doesn't have a viewfinder. The RX100III is a good bit more expensive.
I expect and demand 8K!
The title of the captions seems to be a leftover from the previous installment: "Readers' showcase: Landscape photography"
TWIZEEL: Oh! I will try it while Real Estate shooting in twilight to light down lawns and roof.
From B&H's description:"Weighing approximately 9.3 pounds, the S1000 is able to support a take-off weight of up to 24 pounds. This means it can handle camera payloads up to the approximate size of a Canon EOS 5D Mark III. With a 21 pound take-off weight and a 15,000mAh battery it features an estimated flying time of approximately 15 minutes"
Alex Efimoff: Here is my 'Photographing TOKYO with the Nokia 808 PureView' https://www.flickr.com/photos/partyzane/sets/72157635085002579/
That's a good set. Cut it down from 130 to about 12, and you'd have a really great set!
Of course they do. DJI Phantom 2, USD 700, will lift 250g. DJI S1000, USD 4,000, will lift 6kg. In stock at B&H. You can have them delivered tomorrow.
chiane: If P&S cameras are dead, why doesn't there seem to be fewer of them?
Don't know where you get that impression, but to me it seems very evident that there are much fewer of them than a few years back: fewer models announced, fewer of them in stores, and fewer people out and about using them. Not that compact cameras will ever "die". They will always be around and keep getting better and cheaper, it'll just be a smaller product category than it used to be.
The drones used to carry more serious cameras are not these tiny lightweight quadcopters which only carry a cell-phone-like camera, I think they're typically more substantial (and more expensive) octocopters.
PHOTOJOE55: Doesn't it look like APS-C and 1 inch sensors are in much higher demand than Full Frame? I think Canon has 3 or 4 Full Frame cameras in their line-up and Nikon has 8 current production FX cameras. Maybe it's the cost too, but for most applications I think the smaller sensors are more than adequate. This Pentax looks like an excellent camera to work with, and it's so much lighter to carry.
Canon also has 4: 5DIII, 6D, 1DX, 1DC
There's now plenty of 4k footage from drones with the GH4. A GH4 kit is probably about 1kg. For photography, the biggest flash from, say, Canon (the 600EX-RT, guide n. 60m, already including batteries) is only about half that weight.
This one actually sounds like an application that might make sense... To take it one step forward: one drone with a camera plus three or four drones with flashes, and you could have some striking property shots that people would pay for.
wetracy: Nothing more than glorification of war and war machines.
Artpt et al.: it's possible to support the need for a military (especially for genuine defense) while still objecting to the cultural glorification of war and military hardware... Turning the tables, it's the pacifists and democracy advocates (with which the USA has been blessed from its very foundation, and have defined and protected its constitution over the centuries) that have protected over time your right to live in a free, democratic society. Without those you criticize, dismiss and put down, you'd been living in a military dictatorship - even been born into one already.
xtoph: Where this article stumbles is in not clearly addressing at the start the fact that the two systems compared have different aspect ratios, and thus the 'equivalent' shots will not look at all the same (different things will be included and excluded in each; they will decidedly not "have the same framing"). This maybe should be obvious, but i doubt it actually is obvious to many of the people who might actually benefit from reading this (people just geting started choosing a camera).
No, your sense is humor is too lead-footed: my response was joky as well. Just in case, this one is as well. That includes the previous sentence about about this response being joky. Etc. recursively.
I don't have a type, I'm sensor-size-promiscuous: 5DIII, GX7, and X10. That's crop ratios 1, 2 and 4, and I actually make use of equivalence on a daily basis.
nerd2: Ive just checked a few forums and the reactions are quite hilarious. It's like a stockholm syndrome- once someone get fooled, they usually never admit they were fooled.
Which forums then?