miiicho: XQD? I had to check wikipedia what does it mean, never heard it until now .... And ... Looks like another future-dead technology. And, well, Sony want to push something again? And who invented that "XQD" name for it? Completely unergonomic to pronounce (compared for example to "SD").
Sony Memory Stick.
princecody: Please tell me this is a joke?
"this is a joke".
CanonKen: They going to have a 2-lens kit with the body, 24-90 and 90-280mm?
$18,795 retail, discounted to $15,999 and a FREE 32GB memory card! Woohoo!
not if she takes back the beer when she leaves.
man, if they don't throw in a free cleaning cloth and rocket pump i'm not even looking.
Mark9473: "23 elements (in seven moving groups), seven of which are made from glass with anomalous partial dispersion"
I have zero interest in owning this lens, but I have to admire the skill that went into designing and producing it.
anomalous partial dispersion... would this lens cause a resonance cascade? should we prepare? is this how it all starts?
John _ Finn: The guy with the multi-colored buttons on his head? Me no Leica.
that's the phone sensor equivalent of a full frame head of hair.
RGWR: Why do they keep ruining good cameras by letting them grow bigger over the years. GX7 was perfect in that respect. This one isn't.
they did the same with the GH line. to be fair, other companies do it also - just look at the auto manufacturers. the cars get bigger while the roads and the parking spots stay the same.
taktak91: Wrong partner.Although I can't think of a correct partner.
... anymore. they got out of the smartphone market a few years ago.
SeeRoy: For those M43 shooters for whom the Olympus 12-50 kit lens isn't nearly expensive enough.
for those m4/3 shooters that need a stabilized lens because they have Panasonic cameras.
ikfoto: People have been asking for something like a sharp 14-50 f/2.8-4...
i think you want something else than what i want. ideally, yes, a Leica-branded high quality lens would be great, but i don't have the budget for it. so i would be happy with a normal (not legendary) lens that i can buy now and use instead of something that i can remember because i dreamed about it but could not afford.
Biowizard: It's a shame that Panasonic persist in putting their anti-shake technology into the lens ("Power O.I.S.") while Olympus put theirs into the camera (5-way sensor movement), because this adds a level of incompatibility and/or loss of functionality between cameras and lenses from these two manufacturers, who otherwise share the same lens mount.
Does anyone know how "Power O.I.S." actually works? Some early stabilisation systems used a physical, spinning gyroscope ring couple to a spring-mounted lens element (for example, my old Sony Mavica) - you could actually hear it spinning up when you engaged anti-shake.
What is Panasonic's mechanism?
right, because new lenses are for the newest cameras only. never mind the older models that don't have IBIS, let's just stop supporting those peasants so that they either upgrade to the correct stabilization system or stop taking pictures altogether.
as much as i'd like a f2.8-f4.0, that would end up a few hundred dollars more expensive. this lens starts at $500, it will probably end up selling at around $350-400 after a few months.
wow, this has a lot of potential. i would rather buy this than 14-140, especially since i have the 45-150 already but only a 14-42 mk1.
ekaton: dpreview`s title is misleading. This is not an underwater camera but a rugged all weather go anywhere one, for the expedition and the rougher outdoors. And as such it is interesting. Courtesy to the headline used by dpreview many of the critical comments are based on the assumption that it was developed for the underwater world - something Leica does not claim. The price is high, but otherwise this is an interesting camera for the adventurous.
misleading statements about products made (in part) by Audi. how is this shocking anymore?
happypoppeye: Looks great but the first item that comes to mind is - are Leica going ot guarantee this is waterproof to the specified depth? ...because every other compact waterproof has problems with actually being waterproof ...and now you are talking about a (relatively) lot of money.
"Leica says the camera was designed in collaboration with Audi Design"
translation: no, the tests were done in idealized lab conditions (a bucket).
sh10453: Where on earth is Nokia? Brain dead? They made dreams come true: A 41 mp camera, a GPS, and a phone, all in one handy piece of hardware, and now Panasonic comes with this??Instead of adding/integrating more functionality they take the phone away now?
My pockets are running out of room. I thought carrying multiple units was a thing of the past.This is a step backwards, and, judging by the limited monthly production, Panasonic already has a feeling it won't sell very well. Could it be that they are just testing the market, especially that it is only for Japan?
I think an LF-2 (with some needed improvements) would have been a better idea.Aside from that, pricing is too optimistic.
no, this is Patrick
merkaba: These days, I don't know what to believe and do not try to believe either side. Cool photos or paintings I guess.
"You shall not pass" - Sith lord Darth Dumbledore.
Edgar_in_Indy: Is it concerned child abuse to deprive your child of dynamic range, or is it more of just a neglect situation?
i think that's neglect. abuse giving them so much DOF that they develop bokeh deficiency.
Pandimonium: Dual IS, that must be ISIS-support. Very questionable marketing by Panasonic...
Timbukto: In tandem with this effort, Panasonic is looking into semi-automatic memory card magazines and spent card ejection mechanisms. Videographers at weddings will have to pay attention to these card ejections less they poke a guest in the eye with a spent SanDisk SDXC card.
so shooting will be like shooting.
also: retro design camera with pump action SD card change.