While the world's population grows and new areas become more of consumers, it still seems like there is just way too many really wonderful and interesting cameras (1" sensor, micro 4/3, APS-C, FF, DSLSR, ILC, etc.) chasing too few customers.
Folks are already doing this, looking over their non-viewfinder, held at somewhat of a distance cameras.
Would love to see a camera like this in Micro-Four-Thirds.
Neither fish nor fowl. Competes best against premium compacts like Panasonic LX7, Olympus XZ-2, Samung's own EX2, Pentax MX1-what with the much larger sensor.
Adapter should be $50-OR LESS. Anyone buying will be invested in NX system. Why punish your early adopters.
They catered, I believe, to professional and commercial photographers where service is paramount. But even today, we have outfits like LensRental.
Not enough dials and buttons on the back at 20 or so. Can't anyone figure out how to streamline the digital camera interface.
Looks nice. First 1 Series that appeals to me. Seems to be for the serious photographer. But with that size and cost, why not join the Micro Four-Thirds consortium Nikon?
Nukunukoo: While not a Pentax user, I do agree how DPR is bordering to WTF as to why they take to spend (and waste) a lot of time on Canikon even on extremely insignificant model upgrades and ignores celebrated cameras like Pentax K3 whose combination of features are quite unique and leading in its class.
Shame really, DPR, was there a change in management as to why many feedbacks from your user base seem to be falling on deaf ears?
Should be reviewing cameras likely to be of interest, but also ones that advance the state of photography.
Hard to believe $650 is the entry for a DSLR. Even $450 would seem a lot to me.
Samuel Dilworth: I can’t predict the future, but I can tell you a universal problem with today’s cameras: they are pointlessly complex. I had great hopes the Df would offer another way, but if anything it’s worse.
The first company to make a genuinely simple, enthusiast-orientated, high-quality, fairly priced camera will have to beat people off its doorstep. Or me, at any rate.
I hugely enjoyed this series of interviews, but I was disappointed that the need for simplicity and reversal of feature bloat – which seem very urgent problems to me in 2014 – were not talked about by DPReview or the manufacturers.
When one becomes a raisin in the pudding, it is hard to see the pudding.
Let's click through and click through again.
Gesture: Unattractive cameras, almost seems "kludged" together, but I wish them well.
StanRogers, good points. Perhaps I also meant to say "clumsy." But, yes, the ergonomics and even aesthetics of the tools we work with do make a difference in performance and output.
I never understand these camera designers. With all that bulk, then go ahead and add some kind of integral hood for the LCD as an aid to composing and viewing.
Unattractive cameras, almost seems "kludged" together, but I wish them well.
Henry M. Hertz: another lame interview....
i don´t know why the interviewers never ask the questions that come up on every forum.
as only one example... why not asking why canon is still using 7 year old sensor manufacturing? a 500nm process.they improve sensors... well not as much as others do.
the 18MP sensor get´s a bit long in the tooth even with dual pixel AF.
the 1DX sensor is fantastic and it´s a wonder canon can do this with a process that is at least 3 steps behind sonys manufacturing process.
still the question is when will canon update to the same manufacturing process as, for example, sony?
canon builds the best overall DSLR´s. i love my 1D X.but the real question is .... when will canon improve sensor perfomance?with improved DR and low read noise of current sony sensors canon would be unbeatable.
Imaging Resource a bit more journalistic?
Rob Bernhard: [[Americans also seem to prefer bigger cameras. Sales for the Rebel SL1 have not been as great as we expected in America, for example. We've received some complaints about it being too small. But in Japan and Asia we don't see any complaints about that. So we have to be mindful of the differences between regions.]]
It's a shame the SL1 is not selling well, but I suspect it's more about price than size. Certainly there are those that truly need a larger camera, and there are those who measure their virility by the size of their camera, but a lot of people do want a smaller camera with good performance. The SL1 checks a lot of boxes. But it does so at $750 in the big box stores (with lens). Canon has been offering incentive/discounts but I think it's too little too late.
gerard boulanger: "smartphones, not enemy.." I think that statement is absolutely wrong.
Not that smartphones are capable of technically challenge high end DSLRs, but they already swallow the worldwide P&S business and they will continue to eat market of entry level DSLR and mirorless cameras in the near future.
To me the real threat for all the photography industry is that one day the IQ from very small sensors will be more than enough to share, publish even print 4x6 pictures without carrying another device, most of the time bulky and heavy.
Sony understood the trend with its Q series. Not a success now indeed, but the idea is there.
The last time I went on the golden gate bridge (last month), more than 50% of photos were made with a smartphone...
More and more folks want to be able to do something "right away" with their snaps and the smart phones are answering the bell.
aftab: " There are many development tasks around that goal, such as increasing resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range and so on. Ultimately what we want is to have a camera that incorporates all of this. With unlimited resolution, unlimited sensitivity and unlimited dynamic range you can take photos of anything that exists on this earth. That's our ultimate goal. "
Canon users who worry about resolution and DR, worry not. Canon has you in their mind. :)
Let's innovate in addition to refining.
I admire the silly names each OEM gives its image processor.
showmeyourpics: It looks like another jewel of a camera to me. If we accept the fact that different people have different shooting styles and favorite subjects, then the proper question for judging this or any other camera would be: what is it good for? As a "mature", fine art photographer, I like to "sip" my photography. I also love the look of mechanically refined gear which gives me a sense of fine craftsmanship. I appreciate the functionality of button and dial controls but still enjoy the feeling of older-style controls. This camera would not be my first choice for fast action photography but there are caveats here too. I do take publication-quality action photos of animals with slower cameras because I spent the time to learn and predict animal behavior, and "be there" at the right time and place with the camera ready for the shot. It seems like the X-T1 can offer high IQ together with a very enjoyable shooting experience for my kind of photography. It needs a good set of weatherized lenses.
I think you are describing a Leica rangefinder camera. This camera is intended to go "hot and heavy" with any DLSR.