Vitruvius: It makes perfect sense that the filthy rich purists are more likely to drop big cash on a sexy exclusive camera that the Joneses don't have if it DOESN'T have video (although it has HDMI) or wireless (even though those feature probably cost pennies), but for $2750 this thing dosn't even have 1/8000 shutter speed! I am sure some purist will get their shorts in a knot just because it has live view. Interesting that Nikon decided to fill the void that Hasselblad failed to fill.
"1/8000 is a relatively new thing" ???The Nikon F-801 (N8008) was made in 1988 and had a 1/8000 second shutter, 1/250s flash sync, and 3.3 frames per second (includes moving the film). It is now $40 on ebay. I guess 25 years of development for Nikon is "relatively new".
km25: I will say it again, when I bouhgt my first Nikon I bought the Nikkormat, because I was un able to aford the F. This is like the Nikkormat cost more money, because it has less. Six monhts from now these cameras are going to be sold for $1500.00, with lens and extras.
"Six months from now these cameras are going to be sold for $1500.00, with lens and extras."
Actually they won't because anyone who can afford to throw this much money away on something so vain won't be desperate to sell it later either. It will sit on their display shelf from day 3 on and stay there.
oselimg: This so called"retro" trend must be a very effective way of milking the vain and the shallow. Why not make even older looking cameras and put even more absurd prices on them.
I was thinking the same thing. Next will be D-TLR camera so you can buy two of every lens, one for the sensor and one for viewfinder, coupled of course. Just so you can look really cool behind the camera.
It makes perfect sense that the filthy rich purists are more likely to drop big cash on a sexy exclusive camera that the Joneses don't have if it DOESN'T have video (although it has HDMI) or wireless (even though those feature probably cost pennies), but for $2750 this thing dosn't even have 1/8000 shutter speed! I am sure some purist will get their shorts in a knot just because it has live view. Interesting that Nikon decided to fill the void that Hasselblad failed to fill.
I am finding it very difficult to set focus acurratly with night shots and large apertures. You can't just turn it to the infinity end because the lenses go past infinity and the foreground becomes out of focus. Of course the camera can't autofocus most of the time. And the the new lenses aren't designed for manual focus work since rotating the ring just 1mm has a big impact on the focal distance. Lots of time consuming test shot trial and error.
Very nice specs and I'm sure it will perform great. But it is just BUTT ugly. I know that many will like it, but I am definetly NOT one of them. I have the A77 and love Sony but I would never spend that much money on something I thought was ugly JUST for the performance. Like buying a really fast but ugly sports car. A small part of the enjoyment of having something nice is also looking at it. Yech!
Vitruvius: I used to shoot film with optical viewfinder and loved it. Then I got the Powershot Pro1 and got used to the electroninc viewfinder. Now I bought new DSLR with optical viewfinder again and I LOVE it! Seeing the scene with my 300 to 600 megapixel eyes is SO much nicer. I don't mind the extra bulk at all anymore now that I know what I was missing. It is simply far more enjoyable shooting now.
The human eye can only view a small area at any given time. We scan the scene with our eyes and our mind combines this information. You will never see 300 - 600 megapixels through a viewfinder but it is available to your eye through an optical viewfinder. It is NOT available through an EVF.
I used to shoot film with optical viewfinder and loved it. Then I got the Powershot Pro1 and got used to the electroninc viewfinder. Now I bought new DSLR with optical viewfinder again and I LOVE it! Seeing the scene with my 300 to 600 megapixel eyes is SO much nicer. I don't mind the extra bulk at all anymore now that I know what I was missing. It is simply far more enjoyable shooting now.
A 45mm medium format lens is not 35mm equivalent on "full frame". Perhaps the Leica system is not true medium format. Even so there is 6x4.5 or 6x6, or 6x7 etc.
If you think you can color balance digitally without loss of image quality you are wrong.
Lots of professional photographers have tested and proved this. The best way to retain the most amout of image data is to set the digital camera WB to daylight and color balance the scene with an actual physical filter. Digital camera sensors are daylight balanced by design from factory.
Do your research.
Vitruvius: You still need 2 devices, so how does this solve anything? You still need to carry your smart phone AND this 'camera' without a screen or controls.
You save a bit of money (on rapidly outdated technology) and in exchange you are very limited to who, how, and when you can use it.
What is the point? What was the problem they are trying to solve?
Solved problem of size??? The RX100 II is 225 cubic cm and relatively slim and pocketable. The QX100 is 222 cubic cm, shaped like a cinimon bun, and only 102 grams less.
So save the $250 and only ever be able to use it with your smart phone? Doesn't make sense to me. But if you really need to stand out to be cool, knock yourself out.
You still need 2 devices, so how does this solve anything? You still need to carry your smart phone AND this 'camera' without a screen or controls.
The CONNECT version of this story would be if someone went to a cell phone recyling centre and took one truck load home.
Interesting that a German photographer from Reuters Germany is even allowed to talk to judges at a professional event and provide forensic evidence to a judge to support a German athlete.
Should each country be looking to secure positions in the media to ensure they get real time photographic evidence to the judges on the field for their country?
As long as they continue to charge more for replacement ink cartridges than an entire new printer - they don't give a rats petuti about the environment. They would rather sue people who sell cheap ink refills. This is all PR. Nothing to do with the environment. It is also called "Green Washing".
Daxs: This is how to make sales! Everything is about pixels today! "Brainwashing"Nokia was good phone long time ago!
Why can't people actually look at what they are doing with all those pixels before posting ignorant criticism.
BeaniePic: 41MP's on that size sensor is a joke. Over processed and a complete scam. Sorry for those who fall for it....
Obviously you have no idea what they use the 41 MP for. You should research it before posting here and looking like the fool.
No IBIS for video ??? If it works for 2 second exposures (as reviewers have claimed) then what is the problem with video? Hope this is a firmware update.
Legacy glass + IBIS during video + Focus Peaking during video = AWESOMENESS!
waxart: I'm chiefly a videographer with a GH2 and GH3. The GX7 might encourage me to trade in my GH2, provided it is as good in low light as the GH3. My husband uses the Olympus OMD and has an array of lenses that I can't wait to borrow!
Same here but noticed that there is not IBIS in video. There is focus peaking during video though. So I hope they add IBIS during video by firmware update soon. Then you can shoot video with legacy glass, IBIS, and focus peaking. Would be AWESOME!
Larry Witt: I finely got a look at the bottom of the GX7, on the Panasonic home page. The tripod mount looks way better engineered (magnesium plate) then my NEX7, which is at the Sony repair center right now, because the weak tripod mount was breaking out of the thin plastic holding it in place. This occurred while only using a light Sony 18-55 and an equally light Tamron 18-200 which is not any heaver then the kit lens. I am very disappointed in an otherwise really great camera. I can only shoot using a tripod because of the shakes now days, and must have camera that has a decent tripod mount.
AND it looks to be centered on the sensor in both axis! Great for people who want to do simple panoramas without all the offset accessories. I know, I know. You need to align with the lens focal node, but still, it is close and it is nice to see them try.