This has not been PP'd, just resized for web.
Tobias Giesen: Sony bought the Konica-Minolta camera business. Maybe some other electronics company that doesn't have cameras yet can buy Olympus, and hopefully keep the brand name. Or the camera business could be spun off and bought by some investor or fund.
Why keep brand name? It has been sullied by the actions of the board. They are damned either way: either they knew about it over all those years, in which case, get rid of them, or they didn't know about it over all those years, which makes them a highly ineffective board, so get rid of them. In the grand scheme of things, the brand name is not important, just the talented engineers pushing out the great solutions. Keep the talent with another firm by all means...
Shirrif: What kind of company will have "sole factory making APS-C DSLRs" as it says in texts. Nobody, just nobody in consumer (or in any volume production) business have a sole supply point for items they produce. Just greed, I say, from Nikon.
Good thing so far that no loss of life, but serves Nikon right.
BTW: "We are now requesting drainage of the industrial park"."Dear Sirs, We approach You because it seems that our whole factory is submerged two meters deep. Would you be so kind to mop water out at nearest convenient time" ;)
On a lighter note, I bet the donation is not as good as that by Olympus make for financial advice..
terryoregon: Just curious, is depreview using paid models? Who are the people in WWII costumes?
Hmm, a Sony model shooting a Sony model. :-)
novak977: For anyone with just a bit of elementary education in video recording there is no issue.This is not pixel peeping - this is way worse - in normal shooting situations, regular panning, and moving, there is no clicking.Only if you start shaking it - or moving it quite dast teh way you would normally do, you would here the sound.I have few hours already with it, and never heard a click/I will fix it, too, but mostly for the resale reasons. And I am sure it will be a proper fix as Sony doesn't need this kind of PR.
I saw a youtube video (from another DP thread) where there was clicking while the videographer was practically stationary.
I guess it is more serious on some 5N cameras more than others...
Greg Gebhardt: The 5N is too good of a camera to turn your back on due to the clicking. Most will not even use the video function anyway. Regardless it is worth returning to get fixed even though my 5N is temp till the 7 arrives.
This is not the "PR Mess" you think. Sony has done the right thing and they will do quite nicely.
To many whiners here!
"Most will not even use the video function anyway" - HUGE assumption. The specs of the 5N include 50fps 1080p video, one of the few cameras that offer this right now. A lot of people are looking closely at this for precisely this reason, as well as a few others (APS-C DoF, ISO performance, manual controls, EVF..)
So for those who do video, this IS a huge PR mess (never mind a QA disaster - heads will definitely roll). It seems to me that rather than 'do the right thing', they have 'bowed to the inevitable', as evidenced by their wording. The recall should be unconditional.
maninthestreet: "Everyone has a British accent" - well, some of the 'security guards' certainly didn't! By the way, that wasn't an accent - that's how English sounds like when it's spoken properly.
'well, some of the 'security guards' certainly didn't!' - 'Therein the irony of the situation...
you have to admit the photographers were very well spoken. not every photographer has the same vocal skills...
slaybells: I thought everyone was fairly reasonable? No shouting, threatening, and breaking of cameras?
However, if you wanted a real test, you should have got some Asians to do the filming.
Caucasians with English accents is not a true test.
Yeah, people are wise to DLSR's being used for video now. I bet tge videographer had scary looking attachments like a Zacuto, and a boom mic..which does kind of give it away....
Test of the reasonable attitude, I mean.
Other point is, they were reasonable because someone else had a camera on them. If it was a single photographer, the response might have been a bit tougher.
I thought everyone was fairly reasonable? No shouting, threatening, and breaking of cameras?