I understand what is being said about curvature of field, but I put in the Nikon D810 as a comparison it seems to be notably sharper in every area of the target. Am I missing the place where you explain what lens was used? I have never found it in your reviews. Is the lens on the D810 a similar focal length to the lens on the Sony? I also wonder whether on the Sony it is field curvature or as you also say it is a lens very close to the sensor. That would be softness due to non-parallel rays which is very different. Soft corners due to field curvature don't happen in a three dimension subject, but inability of the sensor to capture light at the corners because of the angle of incidence is not really recoverable.
Shouldn't the development be over with or nearly so? Nikon never makes an announcement like this. Does this mean it is delayed?
What a clever idea. Shooting in black and white suggests the animals are already gone. It is like discovering a trove of Billy the Kid and Abraham Lincoln prints. Guarantees an emotional sense of loss that is probably good if you are trying to save them.
I am sure that a list of the faults compiled of all the available DSLRs would be nearly as long.No doubt mirrorless autofocus can be improved, but at least it does not have the very serious lack of sync between DSLR body mounted body sensors and the image sensor that has required lens AF tuning tools to built into pro cameras. Has any DSLR provided a serious manual focus tool?
And what is it with the love of reprogammable buttons? Nothing is more confusing and difficult than that to me. Give me a camera with a nice collection of dedicated and labeled dials and buttons and I will learn how to use it.
Canon has a new cube camera. What will they do? Oh, nooo.http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1187825-REG/canon_1002c002_me20f_sh_multi_purpose_camera.html/?gclid=COOyqvrb98gCFU9rfgodxPAILg
raztec: This would be a valid argument if Polaroid was the market leader and some other small company copied it's design to try to fool people into thinking they are getting an equally good product. That's why design patents exist.
However, in this case it appears that Polaroid are simply going for a cash grab instead of riding on the coat tails of Gopro and bettering their product.
The business leaders at Polaroid should realize that imitation is the best form of flattery.
As I understand it Polaroid went out of business. Some businessman bought the right to license the name. The Polaroid Cube is a cheap rip off of the GoPro by one of those licensees. This is like someone patenting a flat rectangular shape for a phone and then suing everyone for patent infringment.
Hasselblad should sue Polaroid and GoPro then. Cube shape with a lens on the front is not new. Patent the shape of a camera, an awkward one at that? One button cameras are not unique. Now we know how Polaroid is going to make any money. Patent pirate.
AbrasiveReducer: This seems to address all the issues with DSLRs. They're too big, they're too heavy and they're too expensive. At last, these problems have been solved.
Brilliant. Unlike the camera.
Some wonderful art pieces and illustrations there. Talented artist. Images with Photoshop are just the medium, not oil or watercolor.
I think that critique is spot on. The camera I had the most self confident control of and which I loved was a Leica M3. Second was an Olympus OM4T, which was also pretty simple to use. I think most people don't have a clue about most of the features of current cameras. Many of the more self confident shooters set them up like an old aperture priority film camera and just shoot that way and most of the rest just put it in auto or program. On the other hand people who make the effort are taking much nicer photos with higher image quality because of more capable cameras in my opinion.
What is it with the sound? I can barely hear it with the volume turned all the way up.
A camera with an optional add on viewfinder is not a serious camera. It is just a big point if you can see it and shoot.
I wonder whether Lens Rentals has ever tested a single lens 10 times and gotten variation?
Ooh. New market for counterfeit boxes on ebay. How easy that will be.
Phil Askey: Great round-up but you missed out my personal favourite (and often used), the Leica Tabletop tripod, not as flexible certainly but amazingly well built.
Mine has an engraved script Leitz on it instead of the red dot and the feet have more like resilient socks instead of the clunky shoes. Vintage about 1975.
Thank you for creating the original of this site.
jwkphoto: I keep in my camera bag a Leitz Table Top tripod I bought in 1969. I've used it hundreds of times and made many of my best photos with it. It still works perfectly!
Me too. The lack of deterioration seems almost magical. Not light though 1 ½ lbs with the large ball head. Occasionally it has worked against my chest.
Lovely looking camera. I have gotten spoiled by grips and zoom lenses, but I used an M3 for 20 years without either.
Eric Glam: Nice camera, but not for me, I'm afraid...
1. LCD doesn't tilt/swivel - very important for various situations
2. Being stuck on a single focal length is VERY limiting (I should know, I only have a 35mm f/1.8G Nikon lens).
3. Something is very wrong with the way the Q renders Reds - it's like the RED slider was pushed to the left in LightRoom, but here it happens in-camera.
4. In these modern times, I need good video as well. They should have offered at least 2560p @ 60fps. Hey, they don't even mention bitrates, so no go for video here.
5. No headphone jack and no Mic jack. Important stuff for video which sadly is missing here.
6. Compared the studio shot (in RAW, low light) to the D750. The D750 takes the cake.
7. Sony RX2 just around the corner!!
8. PRICE. 'Nuf said.
If the RX2 gets a viewfinder, perhaps it can be taken seriously.