So its been over 8 months since this article. Assuming they started work before this article was written, it doesn't take that long to add what is essentially a 'basic' feature as it doesn't require any post processing. Where is this?
'Flat' video color is a step forward but for this class of camera you really need 10-14bit linear color(raw or whatever) video.
A bit heavy on the grads there.
Wheres raw??? Come on Apple.
No CFA is great but its just too expensive. I'd be all over a $3000< Sony A series B&W camera. Both a high sensitivity 12MP version and high resolution 36MP+ version.
ArcaSwiss: I once bought a Samdung (sic) Blu Ray player. It failed quickly. I sent for repair and when it came back it still didn't work
Never again Samdung for me.
I had a bad experience with a Sony camera so I'm not going to but a PS4.
Lederhosen: Again with the complaints about the clickless wheel? Get over it, DPR. Some people like it, others don't. Your obsession with it is blinkered, subjective, and completely out of proportion. "The wheel does not click, therefore I cannot love this camera!" Please.
Actually the clickless wheel is annoying. I can understand if its primary use was to control a step-less function like zoom or focus but it has to do it well. Otherwise it makes no sense for step settings which is pretty much everything else on the camera it could be bound to.
IMO I've never seen a good electronic control for focus or zoom so it begs the question why?
Re: Touch screens
People need to realize that just having a touch screen does not a good UI make. Apple and Google spend lots of money and time developing their touchscreen SOFTWARE. If you just put the hardware in the camera and let a UI programmer out of school work on it for a week you'll get what most touch screen cameras have which is junk.
For a really good and unobtrusive touch UI you need:
I think camera companies can maybe scrounge really hard to get 2 of those but I definitely don't think they can hit all 3.
Jay Jervey: What is the story on this caveat from the press release page?
"An SDXC memory card with a Class 10 or higher speed rating is required for XAVC S recording."
So you need >64GB extended FAT format for 50 Mbps video? Why? What does that have to do with it? I think they mean you need a UHS-I Speed Class 3 card like the new ones from Kingston that are targeted at 4K video. But they come in 16 & 32GB SDHC as well as 64GB SDXC. So why SDXC only? I can't read SDXC with my laptop SD slot.
I doubt that you -need- SDXC. Its not like these press statements and spec pages are all that well edited.
Besides, no one will care that your old laptop can't read SDXC anyway.
martinj68: it's a shame that the zoom range is even less that the first two models.short zoom was the main reason i didn't buy the mk1 and 2.
Also why is Sony so reluctant to add touch screen to their cameras?
Joking right? A longer-slower lens and a touchscreen are not what the primary customer base wants in this camera.
"You can't put an internal EVF into the RX100 class of camera. Its just not possible." Oh wai...
Look at the size of the T mount. It could easily accommodate a FF sensor.
Why is the body so long? Flange back is ~7cm. Seems like they could have made it ~2cm shorter.
EF mount is alright but Sony FE would have been cooler.
I love how ENG and weddings are all the same thing apparently.
scrup: The shutters were probably made in China!
And designed in Japan.
I'd rather have a better phone camera than this.
This is dumb. I'd rather not do broad strokes on a tiny screen.
I like the concept of stacking exposures for more DR. I'd rather do this in-camera and not at home on a computer with some niche piece of software and a stack of images I need to manage.
Camera should just stack its raw 12bit values over n exposures into a 32bit normalized floating point raw file. Winning.
shaocaholica: Manual shutter, ISO and RAW+jpg. Should take all of one person whos currently employed to implement. Will make waves in the news and actually be useful.
I don't see how 3 extra controls that aren't available until after a trip to camera settings would constitute "complicated-to-use". Plus apple folk like to think they're creative so knowing how a camera works is not a 'bad thing' culturally for apple.
If apple adds hidden(kiss) manual controls for ISO, SS, wb. 3 things! I don't know why I would want to use a clunky 3rd party app that's probably paid and slower than what apple can do. Look at flashlight apps, they're useless now with ios7.