jnd: Only USB 2.0, 1/4000, 1/180 flash sync, 30fps video, too large, small grip, not full frame, only 16Mpix, and of course, too expensive!
What did I miss, guys? :)
StevenE: Interesting, but need to see samples. What is the image resolution?
Also... the future possibilities for video are potentially game changing.
Rather good point, in today era, when most of the stuff is viewed at most on full HD (very few have 4K) 1MP is pretty acceptable.
Tho that does make old compact cams and dSLRs rather viable option even today. :D
marc petzold: no offence, but the new Illum looks somehow like hasselblad lunar series to me...and it's way too expensive, once again. i find the design ugly.
Yep, I was thinkning if it was same designer. Very "Hasselblady". Lunatic pricing included. :D
justmeMN: This camera can't be any good, because it (gasp!) has a mirror. :-)
Yea and OVF bigger than any FF..
Waterengineer: Since the new camera is about 15-percent less in cost than the former model, how long will it be before we see incredible downward price pressure on the older model?
It is, this Sony sensor is pretty much "mainstream" made in rather big batches, while previous CCD was pretty limited production. Usually tweaked to suit needs of company that bought them..
This sensor is used in probably ever new today MF camera, including ones that will Sony make.
shaocaholica: Why is the body so long? Flange back is ~7cm. Seems like they could have made it ~2cm shorter.
Cause electronic stuff. :)
Its rather complicated camera..
Jay Williams: Shouldn't they stop calling it a 645?
It might be 645 again one day.. just it will take some time to get there..
Simon97: What are the advantages of the larger sensor? Some I can think of:
Larger Pixels for low noise. The old 645D wasn't that impressive at high ISOs, but this new sensor sounds very interesting.
Smaller DOF for artistic effects. Hopefully Pentax designed the new lenses carefully concerning Bokeh quality.
Smaller apertures before diffraction blurring is noticeable.
Probably others I'm not thinking of.
645D wasnt impressive in high ISO cause of being CCD sensor. This is CMOS by Sony, which means its pretty much cutting edge of what can be done (slightly upsized compared to regular FF).
DOF will be slightly less, difference unfortunately isnt too big to have proper "MF" look. But better something than nothing..
Rest of "how good it will be" is pretty much on Ricoh and camera itself. Might be amazing, might be not..
Usable higher ISO is incredibly useful with MF. Why? Well cause you need faster shutter speed than when you shoot with FF.
Not much about having 204k ISO, but rather having perfectly usable ISO 800.
AKH: Hmm. this is a camera I'm potentially interested in. It looks really great, but I'm sorry to say that the image gallery does not in anyway reflect the high Gold Medal rating - it actually cooled my interest in this camera considerably.
All Fuji cameras need bit of special treatment if you want best out of it. Certainly not ACR. :D (RAW is needed tho)
Jogger: DPR reviews the flagship cams from Oly, Fuji, Pana, Sony.. but, ignores the best from Nikon and Canon. This has the effect of making things like the EM1/XT1 look better than they are.
Not sure there is point in reviewing them. Almost everyone knows what D4s can or cant do. Others are same case. Just another dSLR with bit off new fluff which does mostly same job as old dSLR (not that D4 is particulary old).
marleni: Sad times. Militarism everywhere
No, sad times are now..
He is just pointing out that its his opinion.. and isnt it?
Otherwise, quite interesting.. I find also interesting that part of 3% of ppl of US.
Marty4650: I think we should remember that the Kodak "legacy" isn't for making high end cameras.
Their legacy was always "cameras for the masses" like the Brownies, 126 and 110 Instamatics, Disc cameras, etc. While they did occasional produce a high end camera, their main goal was make photography easy and affordable. So these Kodak branded cheapies might fit right in.
These are probably aimed at emerging third world markets.
I think IBM made typewriters too.. :D Not 100% sure tho.. But IBM is different case.
Yea thats what most companies dont get, when competiton and world around is changing gears, you should do same and faster and better than others (Sony, hey.. :D).
Hope Canon and Nikon will get message soon (tho Nikon 1 is apparently much less fail then it seemed at first place, but Canon flopped hard..).
And its true Kodak was pretty much "everyone can take a photo". These fit that logic rather nicely. Who knows, maybe there will be some wise person behind which will allow making of "Kodak colors".
But I doubt anything will match SLR/n or 645 sensor color quality..
Polytropia: So if you have a FluCard, does that mean you get free flu shots?
Or free new strain of flu, seriously worst name ever for product.
danieljcox: Still a crappy deal for world wide rights forever. No way.
Daniel J. Coxwww.naturalexposures.com
Doesnt mean he isnt right (not sure if you are same guy, but there is one pretty good nature photographer with same name on 500px).
Most pics I see when I open my 500px are two categories.
1) 175 USD is way too low for unlimited license2) nobody would like this even for free (include my pics :D)
michael2011: Off topic but...is it just me or have they started applying more compression to their images just recently? 500px pictures used to look real sharp but a lot of them look pretty crappy all of sudden. Compression artifacts in facial details are the easiest to spot. It's as if they've suddenly switched their jpegs from 90% to 60% quality. Now all I see are compression artifacts and I can't enjoy the photos anymore!
They need to hope that all users are blind as you are.
They use worse compression than FaceBook. Big pix (those 2048px) end at top as 200kb file, smaller as 80kb. As you can imagine, it doesnt cut it..
Long time ago they used 11/12 JPG compression, which was great. I guess they needed to remove that cause they couldnt pay bandwith and space for it (most likely just bandwith, storage space is cheap).
Strangely Tumblr doesnt have this kind of issues.. (reason why I like it, since I dont worry about my pics being stolen I can put 100% quality pics there).
carabas: Let's forget the whole "but the pictures are misrepresented" angle, let's also forget the "pah, it's all photoshop" angle, let's even forget the technique, let's just concentrate on aesthetics...
It's sickeningly kitsch.
Yes and thats exactly what sells amazingly well and also what Russians really like. So its pretty much perfect in certain point of view.
And obviously its not just "any Russian mother" but rather good photographer (and PPer).
Gaëtan Lehmann: Touchscreen?Pro don't care about touchscreen! (according to the dpr forums)This must be a toy camera ;-)
MF is different animal, touchscreen will be more benefit.
Which cant be said about small 44x33. But I guess Sony cant do bigger right now.. Well, they will in time. :)
ogl: EU keeps killing Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Estonia.
Thing with EU is that it is in fact version of communism. Or at least very socialistic thing. Suprising how many states just jumped on that..