Maybe including the viewfinder would make it worth it. Otherwise, WTF?
Aside from price there is nothing about this camera that makes it worth buying when you have the X-E1. And don't tell me that the sensor is better...
chillgreg: This is a case of shareholder-driven management-driven-accountant-driven-marketing-driven brand dilution. Note the lack of a $500 Rolex or $15,000 BMW.
Ask Coca Cola what happens if you dilute your brand...
It won't bring them down, but apart from a (slight) better balance sheet, it won't be doing Fuji's carefully realised reposition and reputation much good either.
Take no offense, Ron, but, only a few people care about the business thought process was. Stay classy, Chillgreg.
pca7070: Good. X-trans images look soft and weird.
In a line up of 10 images taken by 10 different sensors, including the X-trans, you would not be able to pick that one out. Fact.
Joe Talks Photo Gear: DPR posting rumors is supremely lame. Causes me to wonder whether if it were Nikon or Canon they would have to rely on other unsubstantiated sources. Did I say lame?
That thought process is entirely conjecture. Like I said, lame. Let's agree to disagree.
DPR posting rumors is supremely lame. Causes me to wonder whether if it were Nikon or Canon they would have to rely on other unsubstantiated sources. Did I say lame?
Ben Herrmann: Bingo....glad to see this. I really like the P7700 with regards to IQ. Having this higher def EVF makes all the difference in the world. Will definitely pick this one up.
I long for the day when at least a 1" sensor makes its way into a future model of this line. Maybe the P8700? My first digital in 2002 was the Coolpix P5700 5mp. In fact, my profile pic here was taken with it.
Given that this would put you with a self-reported total of 25 cameras, please tell me in what specific way this can do what none of the others can individually or collectively do (exclude the p7700)
If only the sensor grew. If only. Isn't it time for that? A nice step forward with the evf.
Joe Talks Photo Gear: I would to see fewer characters available for commenting. Maybe 100. Like, get to the point and don't beat us over the head with your superior knowledge, negativism, trolling, attacks or/boorish behavior. Do that. Thanks.
And the A-holes come out as expected here on DPR.
I would to see fewer characters available for commenting. Maybe 100. Like, get to the point and don't beat us over the head with your superior knowledge, negativism, trolling, attacks or/boorish behavior. Do that. Thanks.
great cameras in their time! Even a 1" sensor would make these both SO MUCH BETTER!
Today's snapshot may or may not be like yesterday's. Dismissing today's is kind of ludicrous. Being a collector, if you can get enough people to believe what you are selling, the value of your collection may go up. Sorry, but, only down the road some years will the real story of the impact of today's digital files be better told, and decided.
stevez: I think the 1 system along with the EOS M were doomed from the start from being stubborn and going they're own way. At least in my neck of the woods the micro 4/3 system is doing quite well which is the way I feel Canon and Nikon should have went.
Well the M isn't going away (not yet anyway!), your neck of the woods or elsewhere. M43 is good for people who have a casual not professional interest in photography. Not that that is a bad thing. It's just a fact. M43 and its bane, noise, will doom it too, just a matter of time.
reginalddwight: Nikon should stick to their strengths....enthusiast and pro DSLRs.
Look at the recent missteps with the 1 Series and Coolpix A.
Late to the CSC and high-end, large sensor, fixed lens market, Nikon have a lot of rethinking to do.
Nikon often sticks it too consumers with their pricing. This flub is good medicine for them. You are right though. They should stop making anything below the likes of the D7100. Leave the consumer cameras to Canon, Sony and Pentax. They do these models better.
It is a butt ugly camera. I liked the deal I got on the first generation V1 and look forward to that with V2. Prices will plummet and I will get one with two lenses. It does a lot of good things if it falls to $499 or lower with a wide angle and zoom.Stay tuned.
steelhead3: DP gives Nikon and Canon mirrorless their own threads and already these cameras are being put out to pasture. Competing with the big boys ,Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, and Fuji was too much for their R&D depts. and they will retreat to 1950's style cameras and hope for the best.
did I miss something? Canon to my knowledge hasn't put the M out to pasture. Correct me with facts.
I have owned many Panasonic m43 cameras and will get this one eventually. When the price plummets in less than 12 months I will get me one. Even with the bane of the m43 existence, noise, I find the size and good low cost optics very attractive.
As a past owner of the GF-1 and GX-1 I say I would rather own either than dump $999 for the latest iteration. Let's look at it in say 9-12 months when it's selling for $599 or less. Panasonic lost its mojo quite a while ago. Olympus took it from them. Don't want to believe this? Just look at the recent $200 off of the GH3.
PicOne: Why does Panasonic use the (IMO) really cheesy "LUMIX" name? Does any other company slap 3 separate model names (or are these brands or what..?) on their cameras? Panasonic, Lumix and GX7 all on the camera.. spread about so they're not in the same spot.. but still..
that's the best you can come up with?