I can bet that this technology would be available only to the people who will surrender their pictures to google. Because that's the main goal, isn't it? What can be better than to have access to everyone properly tagged photos and also get help from millions of people to correct the pictures with real information, like the friendly facebook - "identify your friends on this image"
vladimir vanek: Someone should stop google from their spy activities. It's/will be really dangerous that a private company has so much data in possession... And excavates more everaday from your emails, searches, tracking, calling etc.
Your and mine private data, our habits, likes and desires are the google main commodity. Without collecting the data google would be just a search engine, not a giant corporation. Asking google to stop the data collection and processing is like asking their investors to throw money out of window. It is not going to happen, it is the main business.
Looking forward the december firmware.
I just can't imagine a hasllblad executive looking at the design options and then pointing at what we see here and saying: "I want that!". It just doesn't compute.
Rooru S: Those rebadges were a bad idea from the very beggining. Actually, every single rebadged camera is a bad idea... but works sometimes. Look at Leica, they're doing fine with their Panasonic cameras.
Also Leica kind of pretend to put their own "secret processing" into panasonic to justify the price hike which is more or less playing with curves, but at least they try.
MikeFairbanks: What's the deal with "backs" anyway? can't someone just make a medium format digital camera without having the back latch on or off? Or am I getting it wrong?
Because Pentax 645D was actually designed by photography industry professionals.
Alex Permit: Why even bother opening a design facility in Italy if you end up with such monstrosities? It's an insult to the fine tradition of Italian design.
Pinin Farina must be turning in his grave.
The sad thing is that if they just keep the sony style and changed the logo, in the Leica/Panasonic way, they still may have some future. But they wanted to make statement....and here we go.
Gesture: I have more respect for the company that licensed the Kodak name and is sourcing really good, affordable models of contemporary formats like the power zoom or micro four-thirds cameras. Check out the Kodak Forum for examples of Kodak devotees using the new licensed name models.
JK Imaging is the very same General Imaging company that produced GE branded cameras. General Imaging is a board of directors spin of Olympus Imaging during the 2006 scandals.
Kodak and GE cameras are made by Asia Optical, who also make cameras for Fuji among others.
It is a small world in imaging. You can never get too far from the main OEMs.
I've had seen some of their hasellblad branded monstrosities first hand and it totally gave a vibe of "made for sale at retirement homes". Always looking like they took half of a sci-fi prop and half of some old camera and hammered it together.
Which is funny, if they would actually take the original hasselblad 500 c/m design, they can probably pull a Fuji X100.
Gesture: At least, when Leica rebadges a Panasonic model, it does so tastefully and adds value with its warranty service. I still wish Leica would say "co-developed with Panasonic," instead of pretending these are Leica cameras, as I have seen on videos with Leica marketing people.
Funny how brand marketing still works like a charm!
Tan68: I suppose if it needs service, it will go back to Nikon ?Perhaps not. It has been dissembled and Nikon may wish nothing to do with the thing.
It has a 1 yr BRIXX warranty... So, they will work on the camera or they will send it to another repair facility ?
Whoever receives the camera for service, I wonder what the technician will think...
Imagine that being assigned to you for work and you don't know about the BRIXX edition.
People who buy those things will most likely never use it or use it once. Sad but true.
robbo d: Clearly targeted to the upcoming smartphone brigade as a series of cameras to run alongside the more traditional K50/5/3 etc ...... AS STATED by Pentax exec's.
Once again.... also targeting the Asian market, soccer Mum's and fashionista's.
Quite clearly not for the traditional forumite black with white lettering brigade...... but because it's a new product or a variation thereof, it gets an announcement all across the world. Kind of wasted on this forum really.
BUT DON'T stress you lot ....... you don't actually have to buy it ok...... under all those cutesy pie colours and flashing lights is a damn good stills camera once again put out by a company that knows their market and despite not coming out with FF (yet) or a new lens every month (because they already have more than Fuji or Samsung can poke a stick at) are making a profit doing what they know best. Move on folks, nothing more for you to see here.....
I yet to see any fashionista equipped with Pentax low end DSLR....
Well to be honest it doesn't cost much to make few new colors, so that can be marketed as an upgrade to a model that is not present in any of the stores where I live.
Actually it is a pretty smart idea, re-imagined way of taking panorama pics from air.
AngularJS: It's about 2.5 cents per pixel. Sounds like a helluva deal. Nikon is new Leica!
They should put a lot less pixels so they became more valuable.
Wow, this is awful at any price. Even if it cost the same as Df, I don't see many people going for that "I am an oil sheik" look.
The new self congratulating website was worth the wait.They should also put "one more thing" and reveal new countdown timer using now progressively reassuring red numbers.
So you are saying that people are not so interested to line up to try cameras that are not much different than cameras last year? Why this could be? And don't blame it to global downturn, because people are lining up to get to restaurants or to buy new iPhone.
I wanted to say impressive for the price, then I saw $899 tag. What?So the $900 now became the norm for premium compacts? Only few years ago, this category was barely touching $500
tbcass: Why is a camera with such a small (2/3) sensor so large? If I want a camera that big I'll get a mirrorless 4/3 or APS-C. "Just Sayin" ;-)
I have RX100 and everybody knows it is super small. But put it against x10 and you would realize that the rx100 is about maybe 80% of x10, it just the x10 looks bigger because of the many knobs and things.