I definitely like the form of the Q, cute like a button, but the sample images looks to me pretty much like any other half-priced PS which makes me question why to even bother with different lenses or pay so much for the Q. I have sort of feeling it is a bit of pretend-play. But I definitely agree with the fun factor. Just maybe too expensive fun factor.
I used x100 on a movie sets. Resolution was there and it is silent (only lack of zoom, but that may not be a problem in small sets)But kudos to the pelican solution. I always enjoy a good DIY, definitely smart.
It will very likely not see the light outside japan
Alec: Judging by the fit and finish, this must be one of the very old and/or lower end homebrew 3D printers. I've seen the results from current commercial grade 3D printers in metal and several plastics - if you know what to look for, you can still tell it was 3D-printed rather than conventionally manufactured, but just barely.
I am convinced this ugly duckling is the writing on the wall. I believe personal 3D printers will follow the path of conventional desktop printers. In 1992 many people had dot matrix printers, equivalent in the crudeness of results to the camera above. Then Epson came out with the 720dpi Stylus Color. With that relatively affordable printer and inks and good paper, everybody could suddenly produce vibrant and sharp results. You could see the dots, but more to the point, you could see a beautiful document or photo. That's the level of quality attainable today from many 3D print shops.
Vast majority of people will have absolutely zero use for 3d printer at home. It is not like printing photos, you don't need much expertise to snap and print photo. But to design anything worthwhile in 3d is out of the scope or desire of most of the home users.
I don't think we will see 3d printer in staples any time soon.
This all sounds dandy, but in today economy, if you ask ten professionals, you will get one that will do it for free. And if the free work is actually better than your paid work, you may not be called next time even if you do beg them and offer it free.It is not so easy as a witty reply to few pickup lines.
I see all the time professional people asking to be included in a well known projects where they would work for free and I see it all the time being rejected. Because there is already a line up.I do also work for free on few projects, only so I can be in eyesight. Once you disappear from the memory you are gone. There is a line up of young people waiting for you to move to curb and once they are there, you are out for good.
It is not only that paid professionals can do excellent work. Non paid professionals do it all the time. It is not a cousin wit Ps camera, that is a delusional simplification of the situation.
I am jlad that someone finally jot me straijht in pronouncinj jif.
HX is a good P&S series. Snappy, reasonable optics, not so noisy output.
definitely interesting for the price. going on some price wars, samsung?
is seriously anybody thinking wearing those for real? They just scream ubergeek and are probably an excellent anti conception device as well.
JKP: Doesn't seem to fair too well. Already ISO3200 is all fuzzy, even in RAW-format. Again, Olympus OM-D E-M5 is surprisingly strong and beats other brands.
given he fact only has smaller sensor, it is surprisingly close
Every single one of the fuji waterproof promises superior image quality and every single one is worse than any average PS. Is this some sort of detached department of fuji that can't make it right? Because other fujis are pretty decent.
It is actually very impressive details and sharpness.
thx1138: Fuji X100s is a lot more appealing and please $450 for the OVF option. If I buy one of their $18000 800 f/5.6 VR's will they throw this in for free?
Maybe it is more pocketable? I am just saying, I am planing to get x100s.
HubertChen: Maybe this is an efficient way to replace mechanical focus. Everything electronic ultimately became more powerful than mechanical solutions. We are now in the transition of mechanical HD to SSD. Maybe this is the beginning of such transformation for lens focus. This approach might possibly even increase dynamic range. Maybe the balance of Toshiba is more healthy than the one of Lytrro ? Time will tell. Sure interesting to follow how this develops :-)
Ultimately I don't think 90% of people wants to refocus image after they took it, what they want is a well focused image in first place.
We may argue that a future camera can snap picture quickly then "focus" it later but that means we expect the normal way of focusing be still slow in the future. That may not be true.
Hugo808: I've never seen a photo from a Fuji x-trans camera that I liked the look of. They all seem to have an insubstantial texture and pale colour balance and contrast, even the ones on the Fuji site are unimpressive to me. Shame as the camera bodies are a bit nice!
maybe it is the little fact that everyone likes something else?If everyone would see the things exactly the same way we would have only single camera on the market instead of hundreds.
MarcLee: Clearly these guys should not be running the company and the commentators here should. After all, they know so much more about every aspect.
The difference between them and us is that they are getting totally overblown salaries and we get nothing for our comments. So they better put their act together while we can look from sidewalk and laugh.
Wow, if it is now they just realized the smartphone may eat a big chunk from their business model they are pretty late to the party. I thought they are already well prepared with some android lumix.
It is not that people prefer smartphones over cameras for taking pictures, it is that they already have (expensive) smartphone with them all the time and 99% also some sort of PS camera at home they don't ever use. There is absolutely no way you can sell them on an idea to have additional regular camera, unless it is just really something catchy with apps and fluff. Samsung knows that best as it seems and is heavily trying to merge the two.
so far casio was not a synonym for image quality but rather for everything possible cramped into small camera, not very intuitive and pretty under average output. Oh and the BS button...
I have red pentax k-x and every time people comment on it how cool it looks. I really wonder why nobody does this in US/european markets yet. People seems to dig it.
Wow, Carsten it is not so often I find a totally new and informative article on gear driven site like this. Congratulations on this, I indeed learned something new!