Plan?.....to make one.
It appears Gizmodo and Huffpost are teaching DPR how to make headlines...
I have a sneaking suspicion this will not fix the fact that the NEX-6/7 have unusably lame viewfinder optics and squish a 16:9 menu interface onto a 4:3 screen. They squished the original menus of the SLTs onto the current models LCDs, so I doubt they care about this either. Weak sauce lazy crap.
My work here is done.
Just think, if the new lens had IS. 4 stops lower ISO would be nice. Doesnt matter if its the sharpest zoom ever if there is motion blur.
plasnu: Why there is no Samsung phone on the chart? They supposed to be more popular than iPhone. Maybe Samsung phone users are less interested in photography.
Because there is approx 10,000,000,000 models of samsung phones that, in aggregate, are more popular then the 1 iPhone model. Plus people who use the samsung phones tend to be less social and more geeky, less likely to use flikr and other sites like it.
Does the Sensor-shift VR turn off during video still? The s9300 and p500 both did this and it was HORRIBLE. Rolling shutter to oblivion. The Sony HX200V and SX40 HS both do well hand-held, even at long zooms.
OldArrow: And still they won't make it properly... :(- no RAW.- no O-ring-watertighting on SINGLE PORT for ALL access, - ... and to remove the time-limit and thus that 529 IPX8 standard.- not enough pressure resistance to make it useful for SCUBA divers.- still no reed-switches (to get rid of all the holes thru the casing).- no artificial horizon and no compass (divers would love it).- no depth meter (not even the capillary one, which costs nothing)
- but you still have extra Pet modes for Cats and Dogs, but no Parrots...
Whosoever projects those "rugged" cameras seem to have been only chairborne adventurists all their lives, with so infinite lack of understanding for what the users NEED...
Please, Olympus... don't you know how to make properly watertight boxes? Looks as if twenty or more years ago manufacturers understood this better.
The Olympus have had a single port on the side for three model years now. A single port with 2 locks, actually. So does the AW100, the xp150 and the new canon, I believe.
bookmatch: I'd appreciate some advice. I was just about to order an A65, after a couple of months of research. Now I see the A57 preview, and I'm torn. The one complaint I'd seen about the A65 was the 24 megapixel density of the sensor, which some people felt gave increased noise. So, it seems like the A57 possibly has a better sensor, while the A65 has a better viewfinder. How much of a difference between the two sensors is there likely to be in terms of image quality?
The viewfinder completely DESTROYS the a55 unit. I have an a55 and have to open the rear screen to check exposure and color after a shot. The a65/77/nex 7 you can check it in the viewfinder. Huge difference.
kewlguy: 10MP is mostly enough for compacts. It would be better if Sony stays at lower MP but improves the DR, noise, etc.. I'm sure most compact users will only upload the photos to social media sites. So 18MP? Users are forced to occupy the harddrives with low quality but large files. What a freak...
Except the files have remained the same or even shrunk. It's pathetic, really.
I must say, the new 520 is crazy small. Holding it and knowing it has that zoom is a little surreal. So is it's microSD slot.
babamaru: 1) Hire dude with giant hands2) Make camera look tiny3) profit
You missed the ???????? step.
Well, if anyone has ever used a 10mm ultra wide, they would already know that this would have zero bokeh. Simple physics.
pjsalty: What is the function of the projector? To project images onto a wall or screen?
Is anyone really going to blow a bunch of cash on accessories for a camera with a 1" sensor? I'll be very interested to hear what the iq is before I leave my m4/3 cameras.
I always wondered the same thing, but I get people coming in to my store carrying the accessory booklet that came with the camera asking for all kinds of crazy stuff.
Loren3: I'd like to see it compared to the SX20 (which I own) and the 30, in IQ and dimension. The SX20 is the max size I'm willing to carry for mountaineering, but its IQ outside bright light is not acceptable to me.
Well, it can't be any better IQ wise, the 30 wasn't, but it is quite a bit larger than the SX20. The 30 and the 40 use the exact same body, as the sx10 and sx20 did.
On top of that, the 30 and 40 both use a rechargeable battery which is way heavier than energizer lithiums.
Kevin Coppalotti: Has it got the same dog slow focusing of the old model? Panny have fast focusing in the new FZ150.
What? The SX30?? It has voice coil focus, fast as anything I've used.
mislav: "To achieve full compatibility, all cameras from both makers will need their FORUMWARE updated"
Aw MAAAAN. I HATE updating my forumware. Lame.
I find it quite interesting that the Nikon got good marks on video. I sell these cameras every day and there is one horrifying detail not mentioned about the Nikon: It *disables* optical stabilization during the video. This is compounded by the fact that this is a CMOS and therefor has a rolling shutter. At wide angle, it is not to big of a deal, but at telephoto (which is the point of these cameras after all), it is ABYSMAL. It looks like bad Flip video. The Nikon P500 suffers the same effect to an even greater degree as it hits ~800mm. The digital stabilizer has essentially no effect on the rolling shutter.
The Sony and Canon both are amazingly stable at long zoom.
I feel that this should seriously be reconsidered as many customers will forgo a video camera in favor of one of these, and at the soccer (football) game or graduation, this is simply unacceptable.
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