dougjgreen1: I wouldn't buy any Hasselblad that doesn't have a polished wood grip
I have used Hasselblads back when they used film, and in those days, Hassie made their own cameras, they didn't outsource them and re-brand them (with polished wood grips at a $5K markup).
gerard boulanger: Relatively "affordable". 14 stops DR is a little disappointment.
The best Nikon and Sony full 35mm frame cameras are already slightly above 14 EV of DR, and they can be gotten for $2-6K So I imagine someone considering dropping $20 Large for this might have hoped for maybe slightly better than that.
I wouldn't buy any Hasselblad that doesn't have a polished wood grip
michelowski: Now if they made a multishot A7r, that might be something...
Yes, but the Hassie Stellar does have a polished wooden grip, for less than a $5K adder
I can't wait for my $6000 A7 with a polished cherrywood grip
I was going to buy an A7, but it's way too cheap and I want a polished wood grip with it. When can I expect my Hassie?
AdamLeszko: It's a strange product for me, considering having XZ-2 as an option. The only advantage of new Stylus 1 is of course the range of zoom - that is out of question. But, XZ-2 has much faster lens wide open and even faster at it's long end (eq 112mm). This means it's simply much better from wide open until 112mm than new Stylus 1. So the price difference ($400+) is only for the range and actually light drop. Now, second thing is of course the VF, but this can be attached to XZ-2 as extra accessory (VF-2 with same resolution is about $200) and then the proce difference drops but is still significant. More over, IMO, removable VF is a pro, since when I dont need it, the camera becomes significantly smaller and still pockatable, while Stylus 1 is far from pockatable one. Simply no reason for me to buy it over XZ-2
IMHO, you underestimate the usefulness of the viewfinder. That being said, I'd prefer an camera with the EVF the XZ-2s shorter, but faster lens, for a price point smack in between the Stylus 1 and the XZ-2
DIDEA: Wow, gutted. I'm looking for an entry level camera and what do I get? Two recommendations near EUR800. That's pretty much useless for me. Enry level should mean exactly that; very few people have the money to spend 800 on something to enter a hobby or niche. I guess the handful of words on the X-A1 is all I get to go on.
Actually, the Olympus E-PM2 will give you what you need, for half the price of the Fujifilm.
Nikon saved the Micro 4/3 consortium the trouble of suing them.
This kind of garbage makes me glad that I bailed on Nikon for Micro 4/3 earlier this year.
I recommend others do the same.
I coulda sworn this was the new Hasselblad
Yes, it's photoshop, but, to be fair, Photoshop is the primary CAD tool that Hassie's design team relies upon nowadays.
dougjgreen1: My main issue with this list is that right now, the Panasonic Lumix G5 is a better deal than the G6, because its available for roughly half the price, and it's around 90% the same camera.
But I get the fact that it's politically incorrect on a gear site like this to recommend a camera that's on end of life clearance over the model that is replacing it.
Well, perhaps the video on the G6 is noticeably better, but I don't shoot video at all, and as a still camera, the G5 is extremely close to the G6 in capability. To me, the difference between the G5 and G6 would be worth something on the order of $150-200 tops. But that's just me, and I'm quite happy with the G5 body I picked up a month ago for less than $290.
My main issue with this list is that right now, the Panasonic Lumix G5 is a better deal than the G6, because its available for roughly half the price, and it's around 90% the same camera.
It looks to me that Nikon has come out with a very nice $600 camera, and then priced it at $1100 to prevent folks from buying it. $440 for the optical viewfinder is even more ludicrous - You can get a brand new, extremely high quality Voigtlander 28mm optical finder for $209.