The Q is hysterical.
taktak91: I'm glad Pentax realizes that not all camera users are FF fanatics who think that FF is the only camera worth considering and that everybody wants one. FF may be in the future for Pentax, but I don't think now is the time.
It is more of the fact that Pentax doesn't sell that well in NA and Europe. I think too they do the right things focusing on things they do right.
I don't think people would protest too much if it is priced comparably to NEX-7. They would say, yeah weird design but someone may like it.But to put a price 5x the NEX-7 on which it is undoubtedly based?Are we such a shallow suckers that we will fall for it?
Well, it is not that they use NEX-7 sensor, it is more that they use the whole NEX-7 and put just a different shell around it, a 5x higher price sticker and hope people are stupid they will not notice that what they use is in fact NEX-7 camera and sony lens with perhaps differently colored firmware.
Yes, here is a value in Hasselblad trade name...but if they think they can copy Leica-Panasonic partnership they are deceiving themselves. What exactly they offer to sony beside their own name? It is just a pure rebranding.
Good test, because on the 35mm the difference is hard to spot, but the 60mm clearly shows this.
D1N0: Nik software also has some excellent adobe plugins. Hopefully these will not suffer.
You will probably get them free in few months.
They should make it as a kit where you pop inside your NEX7.
Why, oh why?Now it is 25% heavier than xz-1 yet it still has the same fractional sensor...The xz-1 was a great form and weight, why do we need PS with weight of m43 or small APS-C?
Gets my vote for xz-1 replacement.
Wow. it is totally amazing. A digital image! And made with a phone! How they did that?
$2800 is a lot of money, but the cam looks fantastic! If only they somehow build a VF....
Andrew Booth: Corel: where once-good applications go to die.
Actually they got a pretty good deal. Corel wanted to buy them badly. Lots of money was flying into people pockets.And in contrast to many other applications corel bought PSP actually sells... so it isn't dying.
I hope it is now 64bit.
the zoom with the xpro 1 would come with weight and handling size to the dslr category I tried to escape....
chekist: As a X-Pro1 owner I am a bit disappointed that only few month after release of X-Pro1 Fuji releases a camera $700 less, smaller, with built-in flash, external mic jack. And the only sacrifice as far as I can tell is the exchange of OVF to EVF. I know for some users it is life and death, for me OVF is nice to have at most. With MF lenses you need to use EVF anyway, and that has been improved. This is like me buying D800 for $3000 and 5 month later Nikon releasing D800E for $1700.
so the xpro1 is suddenly bad?
km25: The bottom line is that. The Foveon Proceesor has a very intresting design. It is not really 46mp. It is about 15mp. It is 48mp actual, 46 used and it comes out to be 15/16mp. It appears to give images up to ISO 200, at ISO 400 all of it's goodness is gone. Beyond that, it is usesless.ERGO a 200 max. camera. The camera looks to be made well, but not very advanced as modern autofocus camera go. Simga is a thrid party lens maker. They make good lens, some even excellent. The are not on the level of Leica, Fuji or Zeiss. They may come up to the level Nikon, Canon and Sony ( Non Zeiss-Minolta for those who remembers). This all being said, great ISO 100 proceesor in a poorly designed well made camera with a so so lens. A one trick poney for someone who wants to shoot what the camera will tell you can shoot. Nice idea for about $700. Bottom line a nice image producer, but a poor over all photograhic tool. I would say Lecia X2 and for sure A X-Pro in the same arena.
The lens on the old dp1 and dp2 was not "so so", it was actually pretty sharp and at that time quite impressive. It is only reasonable to expect that the lens on merrill will be equally good.
It is similar in price to x100 and that is also fixed lens and proved to be quite successful for fuji. I think there is much stronger market for this merill one now than it was for the first dp1. If it is reasonably fast and good ISO, I am sure lot of travelers will be pleased with it.
very tempting, specs wise. but somehow i don't like any of the provided samples too much. Still no doubt this puts every other compact to shame, but still not enough reason to upgrade from xz-1, as it seems.
LaFonte: As to who will buy this? Cinema rentals will buy it. Look, it is totally a budget deal if you think about this, you can have the c100 and tons of lenses. Instead of paying 20k for a lens you can get a great lens for 1k-2k for the canon system.Fantastic for budget features and advertisement.
Where I come from everybody is renting cameras for any production. Nobody wants to own anything these days because different production has different needs, things go old very quickly, so you simply rent what you momentarily need.
Actually as a rental, this canon would be very much non-Hollywood producer budget-friendly and great and cheaper alternative to Red with far more lenses choices.