tecnoworld: I really like companies, like Fuji and Oly, that add features to existing models. Bravo! The others should take example from those.
That's good initiative though not something new to me or users of Ricoh GRDs. Ricoh has done just that, supported by adding requested features up to two year after release of each new GRD. http://dpreview.com/news/2007/11/22/ricohgrdfirm?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_4
The tilting top of the camera which houses electronic and probably part of the EVF really looks like it has been copied almost straight from the Nikon F4. LOL.
peevee1: Panasonic still insists on losing money in rapidly dying submarket.
The small super-zoom compacts is one part of compacts in which the cameras in smartphones not are gonna compete with anytime soon.
FFS Fujifilm. It is about time to replace that filthy slow 28-140mm zoom. f3.9 at the wide end and the macro no better than 9cm!Maybe take an Oly-similar route with a faster zoom and potentially if possible to that add an EXR or X-trans cmos sensor? That might be something worth to have a look at.. Too bad that Olympus, not to mention the Pentax WG-3 use too much filthy NR which almost destroy foliage and details in pictures.But who knows, maybe the Olympus TG-3, if there is one to come, is gonna be a real step forward from the TG-2, which should at least add NR options and why not even Raw?
Samsung EX2F should have been in this test as well.
Great greeeedy gutz!
Lol. Sony and their huge lenses..
The Nikonos wont be properly reborn until the camera uses full frame sensor.This seems like the development of the Nikon 1 system which almost was doomed to fail before it reached the shelves in the stores the first time. Craptax Q is an other joke amongst cameras with interchangeable lenses.The 1" sensor size however would make sense to used more in usual compacts and I certainly would like to see compacts like Cann S110 and Coolpix P7700 use this sensor size it it would be possible.
That's an expensive Panny LF1..
This should do well when the NR is set to off. WIth the default setting whatever it is details gets smudged to hell in dark colors. Having had a look at the pictures with foliage.
BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: Thanks God i never sold my Ricoh CX6,
this is a rebadged Pentax, probably a sketch that fell off the designers desk and a buss guy noticed it, hey, we did not bring anything new under Ricoh lately, lets use this, it sits between the Pentax Optio 10 and 18,
it has the Pentax button layout, and oh, Ricoh,
I hope you understand in Europ we no longer use stones to carve in, a 230 K dot LCD?? please, my CX6 uses a 1.2 mio.
You can buy an almost new CX6 at roughly 100 euro, so, this HZ-whatever, will it sell at , say 30 euro or more?
What a waste, i'm a Ricoh fan and really feel obused now, i still cannot sit.....
I think that you are quite right here about it is just a camera produced by Sanyo which in fact would have been a Pentax Optio. That was also my impression when i wrote about it in the Ricoh-section in the forum. As you, I also noticed the button-layout. I'll surely pass on this one and hang on to the good old Ricoh Caplio R3 which only have 28-200mm zoom but pretty fast focus and Low NR which preserves details nicely.This Ricoh-wannabe HZ15 is a joke probably just so that Ricoh at least would have another camera on the shelves. One which Pentax could have kept in own their mostly disgraceful Optio-series..But no no no. Them decided to try to pull Ricoh down into that slippery mud as well. I'm very disappointed over this announcement.Btw. I finally found some CX6 full size sample images at the Japanese Dcwatch which showed what NR Off is up to and I was positively surprised about the result. I believe you are doing a wise choice to keep that camera - for sure better than the HZ15.
Scales USA: One of the sad things is the loss of high tech. Kodak had a wonderful research team that invented some very innovative things.
The problem was that management could not see their potential and the need to pull out all the stops to develop them, not believing that film sales would drop like a rock. Almost any photographer could have told them what was going to happen.
Another sad loss was Bell Labs, the patents, research, and inventions are now done in China.
The people in Kodak management which have some responsibility for all the failures of in fact good products or development needs to go if them still sits on their chairs.
yabokkie: I chose Fujichrome 50 over Kodachrome 25 because they were just as good and better at higher shutter speed.
Kodak technology? they might have had some good sensor technologies but they contributed to one of the worst design in camera history -- the Oly 4/3" mount which is a disgrace to both companies, shame.
If anyone is a disgrace there it is Oly which probably designed the mount and lenses that that FF sensors could not be used.Kodak made a FF ccd for the Leica M9. Olympus could have got a FF ccd as well had them just asked.
Not a word on the conclusion page about the detail-smudging and that have probably been the major complain among the owners of the X100 which bought the X100S as well or looked close at sample images.
Dammit Nokia...Details gets ruined by bad NR.
The lens is not a very good copy. The left side is sharper than the right, looking at the two chess-lika squares to the left and right side of the top and also the silver-watch in the right lower corner is not very sharp either.http://www.dpreview.com/reviews_data/pentax_q7/boxshot/imgp7101.jpg
Dammit Pentax... GTFO with this joke and that comes from one which like some of the Ricoh compacts though not some of the more questionable products like Pentax Q etc.
The Powershot D20 may have a slow lens but at least preserves fine-details better due to low NR. How hard could it be for Olympus to include NR options or Raw? Guess not so hard..
I find it somewhat laughable that Fujifilm have copied the "M" from Leica rangefinders at the same time as using the M for their most simple model which in fact should be for the X-Pro1.So what is the next joke from Fujifilm? Probably that the jpegs with badly smudged foliage still remain unchanged from previous models in the X-series? At least i might guess so unless they've some other bad card to play on..I could have considered the X20 if it not had been for that very irritating flaw.At least they've got the tilt-lcd right with the X-M1. Hope to see options with low NR included as well and I might test one.
A review first now - One year late. I've already had a D20 but returned it.