Pixel Pooper: People whining about no AF, this lens is not for you. A good MF shooter should be more accurate than any AF system.
As for that Japan myth... Zeiss Touits have autofocus, Leica X and T series have autofocus (developed outside of the cooperation with Panasonic), Schneider Kreuznach has announced plans for m43 AF lenses, and Samsung (Korean) uses autofocus.
Leandros S: The major design flaw here is that an NEX style camera is slimmer. The QX1 has a major pocketability issue in direct comparison.
It's attached to a phone. There's already bulk along that axis. No, it's a design obsession, plain and simple. They want their devices to be simple geometrical shapes, but that's not always appropriate. Hotshoe? Yup, there could have been space for that.
falconeyes: History repeats.
I am wondering which Chinese companies will emerge copying Japan camera corp. now. I guess copying esp. MILCs would be easy.
Looking at examples like http://www.kinefinity.com/?lang=en I guess the happy days for Canon & Co. are to end sooner than later.
Thanks Falko - I think that will be worth revisiting when the marketing department finds a way to write in intelligible English. My kanji is a bit rusty...
There's absolutely no reason they couldn't have placed the battery off to one side.
The major design flaw here is that an NEX style camera is slimmer. The QX1 has a major pocketability issue in direct comparison.
pcm81: Long time ago, it used to be that if you bought a nikon camera you were guaranteed quality product, no matter which camera you got. Now that Nikon is supporting consumer market low quality produces are encountered more and more often. D600 fiasco is a good example of a product gone bad, and it looks like nikon has learned their lesson. It's good to see that the company is trying (hopefully) to steer back to "only top of the line products name rand guarantee"
No, that's a compound noun. When you say "beef cattle", beef is not an adjective.
D1N0: Any IBIS camera should have this ;)
I would be surprised if it isn't covered by a slew of patents. I believe Pentax and Canon have something relevant in their portfolios.
It wants to be a Foveon when it grows up.
Luisifer: I was uploading my photos to WM sometimes. But ones i upload one my photo with unique lens and idea that later i write down the article about this lens.
In this case i uploaded photo with usually settings but this time i added the link to this photo on the other online gallery. Some hour later they sign it that it is necessary to add some other permission when it is possible "not my photo" (thanks to link to other gallery). I typed somewhere that it is my photo. Nothing happend so i was waiting. One week later they deleted it.
I was very angry. Nobody discused with me and i didn´t know what was missing.
But i was so angry that they didn't communicate that i added links to other uploaded photos without adding for me unknown perm.. I inform the "delguy" that other images are the same let he delete they too.
And i succeeded. All photos are gone.
Maybe this should be the way? Monkey cant add this perm. too... "with the right settings of wikif. and with the link to other www place"?
Yes, you have to go through an obscure process that for no particularly good reason is called OTRS. The monkey probably didn't, though.
@HowaboutRAW: Neither of the above examples are necessarily adjective uses. However, it turns out that dictionaries do list quality as an adjective now. So your statement lacks both referent and truth.
ADRNATURE: The bigwigs in the industry [nikon and canon] are far behind in this segment.Weldon Sony.
Donnie, in its June 30, 2014 Quarterly Earnings Report, Fujifilm characterised sales of the X-T1 "and others" as "strong", and stated that "sales of premium digital cameras X Series were strong. [...] Fujifilm is working to expand sales centering on interchangeable lens camera, increasing the product lineup in the X Series of premium cameras that leverageFujifilm’s exclusive technologies and, XF Lens Series, interchangeable lens systems."
So it sounds like at least one company is making money.
fsgray: "There are no other inexpensive mirrorless cameras at this time that can record 1080p video at 50Mbp"
Canon EOS-M does.
Completely agree with you, Markol - couldn't have said it better. How is it that one man used to produce as many reviews as now a staff of over half a dozen?
When the market is saturated, presumably.
justmeMN: It's too bad that it comes with a particularly bad kit lens. Photozone writes "the Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS broke a couple of records but unfortunately not in the positive sense. Its uncorrected distortion and vignetting figures are nothing short of insane."
Oh god, here we go again. The "you can fix everything in software" club...
The famous "some" rapids. I ride them all the time, and then "some".
What's a first-person video? Or, for that matter, a second-person or third-person video?
Why is your "gear in this story" script so crap? There are ten cameras in this story, yet only three make it into the box. I think you should disable that feature for news items like this one.
deep7: This is Apple getting a little nasty in the style of Adobe. You used to get these updates without "updating" to a newer operating system. Now you don't. Then again, I think I've done enough camera shopping lately to last a few years, so it doesn't affect me personally.
There's a whole stream of updates only available under Mavericks. I tried to work it out and believe doing the full update would take my computer out of action for around two days. It was actually easier to keep up to date in the days of dial-up and CD/DVDs!
FWIW, it does not seem to be possible to get hold of boxed copies through the Apple Store website. Any sane person might have thought they'd flog it off at a super-steep discount at this point. Would be a nice nod to the community, methinks.
@deep7: You need to install it separately afaik.