Frank C.: AF module....mirror.. over complicate cameras.. and are destined for the dust bin, as technology progresses sensors and EVFs will get so good they will provide the answers to everything, just look at how advanced cpus and gpus have gotten over time. So now we have Nikon trying to fix a limitation with what in reality is another limitation, they should try and concentrate on technology instead like Sony is doing
Overly complicated cameras are not going away. In fact, technology will provide more features, more buttons and more sub-menus. Overly complicated software isn't going away, either.
Of course, "Leica" is literally, an acronym for Leitz-Camera. But no matter. These days, people don't even know who Leitz is, or was.
norman shearer: I think this camera will go down as a near miss by Fuji - such a pity. That lens performance is rather hard to ignore..
It just follows that on a camera where you can't change the lens, the sharpness had better be really, really good.
Its about time. They're great cases and I took advantage of their replacement warranty after an airline (surprisingly, not United) sheared the hinges off the case. The vacuum held it together. It was remarkable.
Yesterday was the day.
In the video of the Palace of Fine Arts, they spelled San Francisco, "San Fracisco."
Here we have a product that lives up to it's name.
papillon_65: Damn, another creative choice that I don't have to buy, I think I'll criticise it endlessly for a while....
Or you can thank the manufacturer as some have done, as if they did this as a favor, instead of a way to make money.
Lars V: Sometimes a bad lens is just a bad lens.
Words to live by.
chaos215bar2: Is there some reason I can't full-screen the embedded video? (I assume this is an option that was set intentionally on the player.)
I'll bet John isn't Rishi's real name.
Beautiful. No cliches, just beautiful.
Intermittentoverexposure: How the h3ll can dpreview give it an 80%? That's utter nonsense. Pretty much EVERY respected review site trashed this. It was named worst camera of the year on several.
First rule of all major review sites. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything. Just try and get an advance look at a piece of equipment if you have a history of harsh criticism.
With all the features of digital photography, you'd think this problem would have been solved by now. In fact, didn't Sony or somebody build a feature for this into the camera?
Sounds like nice camera. I might buy one, if they don't replace it with another model before I get to the store. The feature creep menus would knock it out of gold status for me, but that's Sony and I'm sure you can get used to them over time.
Anyway, let's hear more about Sony in the future. I was beginning to think DPR was ignoring Sony. For a couple days.
Give Lytro credit. They understand something many of the smaller market share camera companies don't seem to, which is it's an established industry with accepted norms and too many players. Great for consumers and fans, just not much of a business proposition.
But the thing in the photo looks gorgeous.
This may well be as good as it gets for 1 inch sensors but its hard to see how any combination of features, along with a lens that's not terribly sharp should receive the top award. It like saying this phone packs a ton of features into a small package but it's a little difficult to hear the person who's speaking.
Could't they put a whistle on it so if it starts dropping really fast, everybody looks up? Like when somebody backs up their minivan at Costco.
While its a pleasure to not read more about Sony, I have to wonder what the point of these teardowns is. If you want to do your own IR conversion, you probably have the skills and knowledge already.
The Lens Rentals teardowns are different because Roger not only takes it apart, he tells you what it means in terms of potential reliability which is information everybody can use.
Mssimo: Taking bets on how ugly the camera will be with possible huge bulge on the top.
Now there's a huge issue to worry about right now.