M43 new cams, and even more their lenses, are not worth what they ask for them. I just saw that the oly 45mm f1.8, which is in their cheap range, has been "reduced" to $399. That is a skank imo. Samsung sell the exact same spec lens for NX at $199.
whtchocla7e: Can I post instant status updates to Facebook from this thing?I update my status hourly. Imagine if we could send photo status updates. I could see myself updating the world about my latest move every couple minutes.. I see a lot of potential in this device.
Its not just facebook, stick 2 or three of samsungs carry series primes in your bag with this and very high quality image files can be anywhere within minutes. Not just p&s pictures, it has a state of the art aps-c sensor and cdaf and pdaf. samsungs carry series of lenses are the smallest in the mirrorless world and are excellent optically.
I hate to sound like a rep, im not, but I see huge potential in getting a line like this into the hands of the instagram generation, some of whom are quite superb photographers.
Boerseuntjie: Samsung leads the industry in cameras nobody wants to buy, good job
I own most Samsung NX lenses, Im going to stick my neck out and say that some of them are approaching the quality, optically, of top Canon and Nikon lenses, although no as robust mechanically and also nx are only covering aps-c. The top tCanon and nikon are professional grade lenses and I wold expect them to be better.
I would highly doubt that samsungs lenses are as good as leicas modern lenses optically or mechanically, with the obvious statement that even the electronic leica lenses i used are mf only. Ive never used zeiss so could not commentbon those.
ArcaSwiss: I'd never buy anything with the name Samsung on it
Aless, and yet having owned numerous samsung cameras over the 6 years you have been a member of DPR, and every one failing within warranty period, not one of your 8 posts have been about a Samsung camera. Not even to moan at the point of failure. Yet you suddenly lay this burden down now?
Thomasbd: this is the ugliest imaging device I have ever seen!!!!!!! come on samsung.... stop disappointing me ....shame you paid the designer for this disgusting looking thing...
And the most handsome photographer award goes to....
Beauty goes in front of the lens.
sarit: One shutter button and one control wheel and ... That's it ! People were already complaining about the MILCs for having less physical buttons and battery life.
My first camera only had two controls that i could alter without changing the film. You must be one of these youngsters, you might as well go use your iphone, nothing to see here.
straylightrun: As soon as I saw this article I scrolled down to the comments expecting lots of complaining.
I was not disappointed.
Yes, instead of me retyping every ill-informed opinion, I would just state that I agree with everything negative said about this camera, and no, I am not willing to base my opinions on evidence and reason. So anyone who thinks I will change my mind based on logic, reasoning or empirical evidence can contact me by carrier pigeon to discuss the matter further.
justmeMN: According to camerasizecom it's 17% wider, 12% taller, and 22% heavier than the Canon SL1 / 100D DSLR.
It's also 3% wider and 1% taller than the full-sized Canon T5i / 700D DSLR.
I thought the point of mirrorless cameras was to be light and compact.
I dont see this as an addition to an existing class of camera, rather a vanguard for a new class.
timedrun: I dont know how much a yen is worth precisely, hopfully not a lot. but only a muppet would pay more than 200 quid for this.
Surefoot, the difference is one stop. When I went to photography school I was always taught that one stop is of academic importance. Maybe your education is a "school of life" thing, and because you've made sheds of money from an unrelated skill you are not bound by the tenents of photography. Maybe you're not a muppet for buying this thing.
peevee1: Battery-killing screen, battery-killing wireless, battery-killing slow-loading OS, no manual controls - can't wait to take with me on a day of shooting and take all 10 shots with wrong exposure and DoF before battery dies! :)
The battery in this thing is bigger than an elephant's d**k. You must be one of the thick people off the internet one is always advised agains taking advice from.
timedrun: I assume that "adding guide menu off...." is to get rid of the slides when changing modes?
Get in! It shows they are listening. Not necccesarily conforming, and good for them. But listening, and acting. Samsung, on the map.
timedrun: "Adding interface for new lens lineup" heeenteresting. What new lens lineup is this i wonder?
Could be, probaly is the 10mm. when itbsaid "lineup" that made it sound more like a suite of lenses. but probably more likely a translation thing.
All my friends who can only afford Panasonics will be so jealous when I pull this baby out of my Gucci man bag.
vodanh1982: M43 is an open mount system. How come they do "manual focus" only?
Vlad, not amongst the least of these considerations would be that they only ever make MF lenses anyway.
Surefoot, I would explain to them that this is a 43mm MF lens and they could just get a nifty fifty f1.4 and stop being so ridiculous having to have an f1 lens. They should spend the difference between 200 quid and 120,000 yen on magic beans from me.
I dont know how much a yen is worth precisely, hopfully not a lot. but only a muppet would pay more than 200 quid for this.
I assume that "adding guide menu off...." is to get rid of the slides when changing modes?
"Adding interface for new lens lineup" heeenteresting. What new lens lineup is this i wonder?
DXO, seem to be pinching a living.
I would like to see them getting involved more in the real world.
timedrun: Ive wanted an orange pentax for ages. but im now too old. shame because they look fantastic.
Aah, I like, she will never know. Although she did notice when I upgraded (for want of a better word) from an NX10 to an NX11. And even Samsung cant tell the difference between those two models.