dickcox: The Hasselblad marketing literature states that the Lunar "...is the first DSLR aimed at the burgeoning gangsta rapper enthusiast segment."
This camera is more ridiculous bling than anything else. Burled walnut, gold? Where is the sapphire-encrusted grip? A carrying case made from the skin of baby seals? Most disappointing. If one can afford it and desires to spend money on such a gaudy trinket, enjoy. Personally, I would be embarrassed to be caught using the Lunar; I'd rather be seen with a Holga...
Funny that you mention radio; the wood panelling and knobs remind me of an old Koss or KLH bedside radio...
david kohn: a camera for the Romney family....
Actually, with his $10 million-plus net worth, Obama can also afford more than a few Lunars. Don't make him out to be some ascetic monk, because he isn't one.
zoomf: Plebeians can still purchase the NEX-7 for around $1,100. But then they don't live in Trump Tower!
Actually, in Manhattan, Trump's apartment buildings are nowhere near the pinnacle of "luxury" residences. The buildings themselves are staid and rather conventional, with great views, but not much else that is special. They are for people with money, but no taste, much like the Lunar.
FTW: you can put a 20000$ suit onto a monkey, it still remains a monkey. So look at this one and laugh, it's a funny day today, hahahahahaha. Where is the modell with text fragments of the Qu'ran?
Great thanks to Hasselbald, hahahaha, you really made my day, i do not even see the rain falling anymore after that, ahahahahaha.
Rumor has it that Hasselblad actually considered releasing a "sharia-compliant" version of the Lunar aimed at oil-rich sheiks. However, given the recent murderous attacks carried out in Libya, the projected sales revenue from the model was deemed to be not worth incurring a "photographic fatwa" imposed by hypersensitive Islamic fanatics.
Cytokine: I have never seen this forum so united on any subject! Why? Take a camera which some might call innovative for being compact and affordable and then add a pair of Dutch clogs, save the leather for another prototype. Mess with the control layout that has taken half a century to perfect. Add the worlds most respected company logo and cook for 1 hour = Large, heavy, unusable camera that is really expensive. They have in affect "De-innovated the original camera" and no doubt will charge 10 times as much.
PSN, who appointed you Gestapo in charge of opinion? A person can express an opinion based on an evaluation of a product's aesthetic appeal and conceptual intent and design as evidenced by company marketing spiel.
Get off your sanctimonious high horse and get a sense of humor.
The Hasselblad marketing literature states that the Lunar "...is the first DSLR aimed at the burgeoning gangsta rapper enthusiast segment."