Pentax, nice idea for your next SR trick, donť ya think?!
locke_fc: Sorry, but a 1/1.7" sensor is no longer acceptable. Might as well use your smartphone instead.
With RAW option an quality lenses, it's far from most smartphones in IQ...
Valiant Thor: A nice value for $300 however I would have liked Canon to upgrade the mounting plate to a more substantial plate of pre-famulated amulite surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the gold spurving contacts ran in a direct line with the panametric fan. Also, the hydrocoptic marzul vanes should have been fitted to the ambaphascient wain shaft so that side fumbling is effectively prevented. The main focus ring should have been of the normal lotus-odeltoid type placed in panendurmic semi-bulloid slots of the stator with the threads being connected by a non-reversible tremmy pipe to the differential girdle spring on the up-end of the grammeters. Oh well, maybe the next version . . .
You were faster...
Tim the Grey: I have a 5MP 4/3 Olympus E-1, and a 12MP Nikon D700. Both with VERY good glass up front. Guess what? Most days the old E-1 takes JUST as good a .jpg as the D700. No, it's AF cannot keep up, and it's ISO performance is laughable, compared, but it does take a damn good PICTURE.Which, the last time I looked, is what counts, yes???Who cares if you have 3, 8, or 800 MP? Is it a good image.
Having an E-1 and a Canon 5D I can confirm that:)
Bernd M: I'm surprised to see they made curved big sensors. I'd think that especially cellphone cameras would benefit from simpler lens design and higher sensitbility. And cellphones use fixed lens-sensor units anyway. For me it would be the logical way to beginn small to use the experiences you make in the next step, which would be bigger sensores. Sony is doing the second step first, from my point of view.
This is just a technological demonstration and technology testing. Once they can do large sensors, they are capable of making small ones. Plus maybe they just don't want to reveal their smartphone cam strategy...
Is yabbokie still alive or what? Where are all the trolls?
wherearemyshorts: "the sexy profile the Petzval cut on the street."
cameras are not and never will be sexy
people are sexy
A circumcision, probably? Never had the balls to try...
wherearemyshorts: Just take down the lens and lock the mirror up!
You are discriminating us camerasexuals. Donť judge, bro!
CameraLabTester: Canon should replace the EOS M disaster with a newer body model instead on newer lenses.
New lenses, no matter how brilliant they are, are just bricks when mounted on the quagmire designed EOS M.
Come out with an upgrade for EOS M, then maybe consumers will call on the deal.
It is also your responsibility, Canon, to issue relevant and important FIRMWARE UPDATES to those who have been suckered into buying the EOS M incomplete camera. They deserve your support.
Quagmire designed? Oh, that's the reason why it sucks!Giggity!
Ben O Connor: Sounds Like they've put a Rembrandt's DNA to this machine!
My poor E-PM1 has 1/2 of a full frame !!! This one contains a few full frames inside, Crazy!
A square two times smaller in linear terms (crop x2) means four times smaller area... It's basic math!:-)
Your olympus has 1/4 of a full frame;)
So, just like Pentax SP coating? Used even on the cheapest of lenses like the 35mm F2.4?
brycesteiner: At the end of the second sentence "Four thirds" should probably be "micro four thirds"
No, it seems correct. It's a SLR lens. I wonder where Pentax K-mount support is?
samfan: Is anyone else reminded of the Nikon D1 when they look at this camera?
I wonder if it sparks the same revolution and dislodge the major players like the D1 did.
But the 56mm f1.2 should not be so expensive! I calculated the surface area of glass and the aperture diameter and that is the best (and only) guideline to calculate the price of a lens!!!!!!!Am i right, Yabokkie?:-D
yabokkie: 26mm f/14.2 equiv.
Image quality is not a measurable photographic concept. A differently sized sensor can be similarly sensitove to light as a larger sensor, only the resolution will be lower (thing differently sized striped of the same film emulsion, but I admit phone sensors are an extreme). And the resolution has nothing to do with image quality, only image size, as we all know...
WAT? Do you really need to count some stupid equivalencies on a mobile phone lens?! What do you expect? Full frame sensor and F1.8?
mpgxsvcd: Shooting without RAW underwater is a very difficult thing to do.
yabokkie: or they do not want to bring a full frame DSLR in waterproof housing to the beach, silly:-D
KonstantinosK: And, ok, I have to say this: that RICOH badge at the back is ugly.
Why it is worse than "Asahi" badge on the back of an LX?