I have a simple question... Why not use pure Aperture Priority Mode with a fixed ISO. That should yield a better control of shutter speed.
Dennis: I wish someone would make a fixed lens UW camera with one of the 'premium' digicam sensors (1/1.7" through the Sony 1" sensor) and something like a fixed f/2 lens at 28mm equivalent.
The 10mm is a Great choice for underwater use. It is unfortunate does not sell the AW1 with the 10mm alone or the Body alone. The AW1 is only available with the kit zoom with or without the 10mm.
Biowizard: What I'd kill for (ok, not quite, but you get the drift) would be a digital, full-frame Nikonos body. Complete with the old, manual focus lenses. And preferably with external connections (charging/data transfer) which did not require disassembly or even the removal of a hatch or plug. After all, if my electric toothbrush can be charged via induction, why not my camera? And who needs USB if WiFi is well implemented?
1) Ideal camera 1 is a digital Nikonos. the choice is which sensor would work best for manufacturing as well as capturing images... 1", APS-C, or 135.
2) Second best camera, and probably the good enough camera, would be a 1" sensor with a fixed lens in a Nikonos styled body with Nikonos level seals. Access to the battery and SD card should be similar to how the Nikonos body was designed to allow access to the film roll. I do want AF and I want in lens optical stabilization. Integrate either the 10mm lens optics or the 10-30mm lens. A fixed lens would minimize the number of seals that have to be engineered.
3) An alternative choice may be to have an additional waterproof housing that the AW1 would fit in for more secure underwater use at greater depths. I agree that a AW version of the 10-30 would be nice for the image stabilization.
Hugo600si: Rebadged Sony A7r? (aka, they should show it off a little better :) )
I wish it was set up as a FM2, including styling. This looks like a Nikon F with a meterless pentaprism instead of a photomic viewfinder.
jhinkey: Amazing how many comments there are from people who quite clearly have not read any of the rumored specs (and many of the rumored specs are quite firm). - It's huge - It has no LCD - It's bigger than the A7 so it's not for me - It's mirrorless why is it so big? - It's the same as the D800 - It's the same as the D600 - etc. - etc.
It is not mirrorless. It has a moving mirror just like other dSLRs. That is why it is so big.
I wish it was mirrorless with an EVF...
DDWD10: I'm a little concerned about the 1/500s mechanical shutter limit. Using the electronic shutter at higher speeds, would one expect CMOS rolling shutter artifacts or not?
And this is why Pentax chose to use in lens leaf shutters with some of the lenses for the Q.
WhyNot: Another interesting camera.. What surprises me most is the lack of the viewfinder option the LX7 has. It may have attracted a few of us that have that viewfinder and maybe sold a few at the cost of a couple mm in height.. As to pocketable I think that will be dependent on the pocket; and, being an interchangeable lens camera we'll probably have the 20 or 25mm lens on it and then how pocketable will it be?
There seems to be room for a shoe on top... That would have been a location to mount an optical accessory viewfinder, like the Q. I have a Q, and over time I have found that with a clearviewer, the need for an EVF in reduced.
Missing EVF is an issue. Same for the XA-1.
Joe Talks Photo Gear: The only competition to the X100S is another X camera but my basic stripped down EOS M 22 f2 lens at a cost of $299 gives me amazing image quality that takes in same field of view.
True:The issue in the US is that Canon may NOT release any future EOS-M cameras. They are not importing or supporting the wide angle zoom.With the improved AF with the new firmware, the EOS-M with the 22mm is a superb camera.My issue is that I prefer cameras with viewfinders. I wand an EOS-M variant with an integrated EVF.
Pentax version of the XZ2. Too bad it does not have the hot shoe and EVF port of the XZ1/XZ2.
I think Pentax designers must only use cameras indoors or on cloudy days. Only explanation for continued lack of EVF... K-01, Q/Q19, and not MX-1
no EVFany way to focus manually?
richard cohen: how much bigger than the v1/j1 is it? if it is too big it loses a big reason for ownership imo..i bought my j1 as a higher quality replacement for a p&s when i can't bring my big boy camera...
i welcome the onboard flash, that was the single biggest reason i chose the j1 over the v1. i think the v2 is too expensive however, and believe the market will sort that out in the coming months. you can get a decent dslr with kit lens for this money...
so overall a mixed bag, but if the v2 isn't too big and if it comes down in price i could be interested.
Looking at both cameras at camera size.com, the V2 is smaller and lighter than the V1.
I would like to see a version of the forums display optimized for use on a smart phone...