lacikuss: Is this a $250 camera?
It'll have to be. My recent experiences with Pentax purchases finds them to be overpriced initially in relation to their quality.
Phathom: A fixed lens compact seems quite odd to me.
The terms are too restrictive IMHO. Sigma can basically make up any excuse and your short loan may turn into a permanent one if they think you breathed on their camera wrong.
Meh. One reason I never got a Kindle is because I don't need them keeping tabs on everything I read while trying to sell me more crap. It's just too invasive of my privacy, just like this Fire doohickey.
I actually only had a $3 flip phone until last year. I try to keep my current smartphone off the grid as much as possible.
Always beware of big brother.
Jeff Keller: Just a heads-up that we're aware that the Ricoh WG-4's ISO 200 studio test scene shot is out of focus. This should be resolved in the morning (our time).
That's just a gimmick when what they should be doing is dropping bigger sensors in and improving image quality.
The image quality of all of these are just ho-hum. Why don't the M4/3 makers hurry and release a fixed lense solution, blow this sector out of the water, and make pallets of money for themselves? Seems like a no-brainer.
Give it 3 months and every Chinese me-too shop will have this for $19.99 with free shipping from Shenzhen. Just wait, you know it's going to happen.
$550 for a G16 when you can get the, EOS-M with wide lense, flash, and a much bigger sensor for $350?! Are you freaking kidding me? Whatcha be smokin Canon?
The only thing I miss about film is when places like Walgreen's were offering free film development about once or twice a year to keep the industry alive. I'd shoot up 20 rolls and get them all done for free! Now that that's done with, I don't miss it.
What lense was used for this?
If Canon doesn't fix themselves soon, they won't have to worry about mirrorless, because the world will be canon-less. Get it? Ha ha!
random78: I only see thumbnails of the gallery images on the last page. Clicking on the thumbnails doesn't open the gallery
"Because it's a Leica"? "Defending honor"?! Haha. Leica apologists. They need to get with the program and realize that this kind of cam is worth a MSRP of $199. I will never get one of these overpriced fisher price lo-tech cams even if I have money like Buffett.
645D: Same price as a D800. Better video?
Canonikon, you've been officially put on notice. Start making cameras with the functions we want for 1/2 the price or go the way to Kodak. Last warning.
Ahem, Pany and SONY, put a proper hotshoe on any cam above $200 already, all right?!
Fire sale for $99!
Xiaomao: Hope Fujifilm will put their in releasing a brand new X11 or X12, instead. I like the desigh and idea of X10, but will buy one without orbs.
Time for Fuji to put these X10s in the $99 bargain bin already. Then maybe I'll buy one for kicks.
Ol Iver S: well written, the new firmware "attempts" to fix it... ;) it´s a shame that this wonderful piece of technique has such a serious design flaw! maybe i´ll keep it even though, it is capable of taking wonderful pictures and really nice to use. time will tell!
p.s.: no difference before & after worth mentioning over here, at least concerning wds.
Glad as hell I didn't buy this cam out of the door. Despite all the hoo-hah and good reviews, it had a crippling design flaw. Unless they slash the price to about $199, it ain't worth it. Wait for the X11 indeed.
Graystar: Musta had an excess supply of shutter buttons...
They should've put in 4 shutter buttons. You know, to appeal to the Nintendo DS generation. The ad could read, "Just get 3 friends and see who can shoot pictures the quickest! Annoy each other by ruining each other's shots! The options are endless!"
Funny how Japanese shareholders are comfortable with that corrupt board.
Rriley: the whole concept of 'whistleblower' is very unpopular in Japan, not only that he was never the right guy for the task of putting Olympus together again. It seems his personal investment to lead Olympus has failed.
That said a question remains about the Olympus management installed, for if they think they can roll along in the same old way, I fear they are much mistaken... At least Woodford would have offered a point of difference and been an advocate for change where change it seems is much needed.
I'm sure that in years to come we will find that companies we were duped into thinking had sterling reputations--honda, toyota, etc--will all be shown to have the same problems.
Japanese, American, Russian, whatever--they're all corrupt. Just a matter of time.
Japanese companies are no different from any other company in the world. 90% of them most likely commit some kind of fraud. The regulators are probably wary about confronting all this fraud at this time given the state of the world economy. Sure, you could clean everyone up, but then everybody would be broke. Just dirty business as usual. I don't care what happens to Oly since I shoot Canon. But if Oly prices were to go to 50%, I'd be happy to snap up a couple cams from them.