MPA1: It certainly makes the Leica S2P look like a dubious choice!!
Ayoh: Pretty impressive. It is much better specified on all accounts than its rivals and costs less than 1/3 the price. Why would anyone buy a $30k Hasselblad or PhaseOne?
Well, if you have $30000 to sink into a medium format system... go for it. But not many can justify that sort of expenditure for 'hobby' use.
Tower: It is great news for user. All MF should not to pay more then 10K.
But the lenses will get you every time.
Unless, of course, all you ever buy is the 75mm.
iae aa eia: I think it was supposed to be already mirroless, with a nice EVF, and its sensor 56 x 41.5mm, as it was the 645 film frame area. 33 x 44mm looks like what the APS format is to the 135 full-frame, a cropped sensor to cut their investment some slack. Not a true medium-medium. Just medium.
44x33 is actually rather small to be truely called medium format.The MFD back I owned a few years ago was 48x36mm. 2x a FF sensor, and even that was a crop on a true 645 film size.
I would suggest this be called Super35, but unfortunately, that name is already taken. But you sure do get the Super price. :-P
qwertyasdf: The issue is...not about the absolute size of the sensor.it's the fact that it's called a 645, but without a 645 sensor.
It's like naming a 8-cylinder engine Model V12.
645, in the film ear refered to a 120 negative that had the size of 6cm x 4.5 cm... hence 645.
KonstantinosK: And to think that Nikon D3X cost $8000 a few years ago...
Yes, and a D800 costs $3000 TODAY.
completelyrandomstuff: This is going to be a great deal. Tell me if I am wrong, but this seems to be a lot less than you pay for Hasselblad lenses, or the camera itself.
$8500 for the body is actually a very good price, but unless you buy only one lens, you can easily expect to pay between 6 and 10000 dollars additional for lenses, pushing the total price into the $15-20000 range.
Brigcam: Might be better call this 55mm, the term medium format is getting a bit to nebulous
Agreed. This is really an 'APS' or crop version of a full 645 frame. Perhaps super 35 would be a better term (except already taken in film format).
As they used to say in the computer world... Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.
However, this is a nice system. I sold off my Mamiya digital MF a couple of years ago. I replaced it with a Nikon D800E. At $3000 the D800 is a steal.
This Pentax system looks very very nice, but the cost... oh the cost. It is really only affordable to pros or very wealthy amateurs.
Red G8R: Based on the photos, the build quality looks great. But I'm not keen on anything that requires manual focus.
I have the Samyang 7.5mm fisheye and it is very solidly built.As for MF, no problem at 12mm focal length. Just use peaking.
Ohhhh, a 12mm f2 Samyang in MFT mount. And a 10mm f2.8.
Reinhard136: will make a big difference for 4/3 if they have 3 manufactures, it was hard to say that it was a standard if there were only 2 - and nice it is something a bit different to the others.
You seem to have forgotten BlackMagic, who also offer micro four thirds mount cameras.
luigibozi: Suppose from April 1st iOS, Windows and MacOS go subscription, and only those with subscription can connect to web, let's say. I doubt from April 2nd any dpreview surfer will operate as a root on their machine running Linux.
Ok. Now in english, please.
GodSpeaks: Are you serious. DPR is now doing these idiotic unboxing videos.
I suppose they will start reporting on rumors next. How much further can DPR sink?
Perhaps if DPR were actually on top with it's reviews, this would indeed be taken lightheartedly. As it is, DPR is seriously behind in it's reviews. Bear in mind the name of this site is Digital Photogrphy REVIEW. Please note, it is NOT Digital Photography PREVIEW.
Shunda77: I just un-boxed 4 rolls of 2 ply toilet paper! BEST DAY EVAH!! youtube vid imminent......
I buy the 24 roll pack.Video imminent.
Are you serious. DPR is now doing these idiotic unboxing videos.
Too bad Ken Rockwell was wrong about it being 24MP.
webber15: Anyone remember the 110 film cameras? I do..
I do too, but I don't get the relevance.
todo pana: Did anybody think of taking a picture of this camera actually hand-held...? I mean by the grip?
Yes, I really want to know how this camera handles.Small was obviously not Sigma's goal.
wolfie: More of same old same old - periscope lens and teeny weeny sensor= pathetic image quality. Is no one ever going to give us something better?
Not true.Check out the Nikon 1 AW1