If they start with this pricing now, which in general marketing sense, are supposed to be just introductory prices, just imagine what the pricing would be in a few years, once everyone is stuck in the cloud!
I am happy about this.
Adobe and almost everyone else got into this habit of coming out with yearly updates, no matter if their "innovations" are worth the upgrade.
Then, the user... every other year or so, feel the need to upgrade, just because they don't want to be too outdated.
Hopefully, everyone gets the CS6 and stops. Stops running for new tech and gear, starts worrying more about their photos. Then competition picks up... It's a win for everyone. Except adobe.
One thing for sure - when people hate something, they say it.
I remember the number of comments on the terrible Hasselblad design a few months ago. Hundreds of comments within hours. Now this thing with Adobe...
Hopefully someone over there is reading this and reconsiders.
Jeff Morris: I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, these Fuji lenses are built to a very high order. The 18-55 f2.8-4 is all metal, built like a Zeiss or Leica lens. Fuji builds many Hassy bodies and lenses, a highly under rated company. My 18-55 has a build and feel at least as good as my Nikkor pro glass had.
So, anyone out there that doubts the quality of the Fuji lenses needs to go to the store and handle Fuji glass. You will realize in short order it is nothing like the Plastic stuff we get from Nikon and Canon, and forget Sigma and Tammy, it's in a complete different league.
Yes, I agree with the high quality of the Fuji built, but at least the 18-55mm is not ALL metal. There is a fair amount of plastic invlved in construction. The lens barrell that extends is plastic, while the filter thread is metal.
But when it does come out, we know for sure it will be worth the wait.
mpgxsvcd: I just don't get this camera. There is nothing about it that makes me want to buy it.
@ Air Show - What if there is nothing about it that makes me want to touch?
just confirmed, once again, that my switch away from nikon was a good move. Thanks nikon!
Giving nikon a break and credit for their hard work. Not calling the camera "ugly".How is "fugly"?
Edgar Matias: I counted 19 instances of the word "ugly" in the 54 comments posted so far.
That's 35% ugly. :-)
what about fugly?
Samuel Dilworth: Everyone has their pet feature (for me it happens to be built-in GPS), but very many of us can agree that a good camera should be:• small (for portability)• simple (back to basics)• high quality (so it might be a long-term companion)
For reasonable definitions of these key characteristics, such a camera isn't hard to make. A digital Nikon FM3A would be close enough for many of us.
D600 is simply ugly. Period.Just like most bodies these days.FM3A is a camera to love. Same with Fuji X-Pro1.
Why can' they put the insides of a D600 in a FM3a body?They are both FF SLR, right? Is that really impossible for size reasons?
Crazy or not, this is the main reason I switched to Fuji this year, after 8 years of nikon dslr.
arhmatic: This looks wrong. I think you should keep EVERYTHING from the old scene, and just add to it. There are many objects that got used to them for the past 10 years or so.
Also, I would not have any photos at all, but more real life objects. The writst watch is one object I always looked at.
Besides... it's simply not an "artsy" composition. Be creative! This still matters A LOT, despite the purely technical purpose here. What you got are just some random items stuck on a wall... you can do better.
This looks wrong. I think you should keep EVERYTHING from the old scene, and just add to it. There are many objects that got used to them for the past 10 years or so.
Using the video is optional. Really!
Why is all about detail, detail, detail?When it comes to video, I just cannot care less.
I think the design is briliant. A great departure from the 'melted soapbar' that everyone is following for no reason. This includes the latest Nikon d800. Curvier than ever. Why not make it a sphere, do it can double as a football?
Only comments on design: bump is too big. Move the AP port to the side and add internal flash built in. Also, it needs a more substantial grip, like it has with the accessory grip. It just has to be built in. This way battery space increases, for better functionality and aesthetics.
Many people, me included, are willing to pay hundreds extra for a nicely designed, weather sealed exterior. Oly and fuji seem to understand. Still not clear why nikon missed this when doing the one series. I will switch for sure!
Zvonimir Tosic: Can someone please explain Panny's lineup of m4/3 cameras and what's presumably Panny's aim to create in customer's mind — I mean, what's the real difference between the GX1 and GF3, GF2 or GF1? Or, are they doing just the same thing Nikon and Canon are doing in DSLR market with their APS-C cameras — build all the differences around confusing names, like 5100, 3100, 5000 — all of which in reality mean absolutely nothing because they don't even hold up in the market long enough to get into customer's mind and represent a certain value.
forpetessake, who complains about too many choices? People complain about having the choices between VERY SIMILAR products.
Aleo Veuliah: Congratulation to Panasonic Lumix, this is a real good successor to the great GF1, new very good sensor and even a new EVF, the LVF2, we really need that, I think it is going to be a best seller like the GF1 was in it's time, Panasonic Lumix G system has now one of the best, if not the best, choice of cameras and lenses, with good quality image and built quality
WELL DONE Panasonic Lumix
I beg to differ... In my mind, the GX1 is a good follower for GF3 - not sure why they came up with the GX lineup if the GF is so similar.
As for a GF1 replacement, still waiting. What about a true competitor to Sony NEX 7, Panasonic?
Funny to see dpreview having the side by side with Sony nex 7. But in my mind there is no contest. Clear win by Sony. And it's hard to understand what takes so long to came up with a decent mirrorless enthusiast camera that does not look like a toy. Sony nex 7 it is, still. Panasonic just cannot compete.
whtchocla7e: I love the prism hump on this video camera. I guess they just can't let go..
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