This is terrible news for hobbyists. It pushes the Photoshop software costs from just about bearable to totally unjustifiable. Very unfriendly behaviour from Adobe.
This is great. The biggest weakness of the manufacturers' RAW formats is uncertainty over long-term support, and DNG has the best chance of overcoming this. I'd really like to see more brands jumping on the DNG bandwagon.
Mssimo: 2.5 billion dollars for a 2MP camera? Really NASA?
Well you get a motorized tripod too. And wifi. :-)
samyb123: Also from what this video shows they just took photos of the buildings with security guards, which would be suspicious to a security guard.
Put yourself in the shoes of a bad guy for a minute. Is he going to use an SLR on a tripod? No, like every spy who ever lived, he's going to use a miniature camera. A ordinary compact superzoom will do the job nicely, with a 500mm equivalent telephoto lens in a discrete and inexpensive package.
A security guard, who spends his professional working day looking for bad guys, really ought to be able to distinguish suspicious behaviour from merely unusual behaviour.
samyb123: Not really fair on the security, their just doing what they've been told to do.
...which is incompatible with UK law. Security guards have no right to harass photographers on public property.
Great job by the photographers and videographers. That was not an easy outing, arguing with security guards who clearly don't know or care about the law. The mention of "covert surveillance" made me chuckle. Covert, with an SLR, a tripod and a pink jumper?