nathantw: If it were 56mm x 56mm sensor then this would be real news. I'm just happy Hasselblad is making a back to fit the v-series and they didn't abandon it altogether.
Anything over 24x36 is considered medium format.
Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?
Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?
Well said, the 500CM is completely mechanical and built like a tank, it can easily go for a hundred and more years if not abused, just like the fine Swiss mechanical watches.
Pritzl: Bah... where's the wood trim?!
it's at your local Home Depot, you like? you put it on, DIY!
Ultan: So at a bit less than double the price of the Pentax 645z, you get the same size sensor, no camera, half the frames per second, and about 8 stops lower maximum ISO. Oh, and less than half the pixels on the screen.
Or for the same price as the Hasselblad, you can get a Pentax with better engineering, better metering, better autofocus, better low-light performance, beter proceesor, better ergonomics, everything integrated SLR-style, and two or three new lenses designed for digital.
Wait, let me think about this....
Yes, the price is about half and all that, BUT, that's not Hasselblad.Pentax 645s and 6x7s have always been less than half the price of the Hasselbad V.That's the way it was, and that's the way it is.
I have been wishing for Hasselblad to make such a back that can integrate with the V system seamlessly for a long time, looks like they finally did it. Now owners can use their well built bodies and lenses, as well as prism finders, I am glad that they finally recognize there are still a lot of people hanging on to their old"golden standard" system, and it's value.
Great job Hasselblad, even thought I can't afford the price, how about making a barebones version for $5K to $6K? for the non-profit making photographers.
Johannes Zander: I don't like this camera!
HowaboutRAW,"Have you used it?"
You don't have to use something to not like something.
Terry Cioni: The AF is very fast..shot to shot very fast. It is SMALL.
Not a perfect interface but better than some others out there.
My experience with PZ10-30mm/30-110mm/18.5mm/10mm/6.7-13mm is I get sharp images. I wish you could sit here with me and review the Italian Day shoot on Commercial Dr. in Vancouver. The not so sharp images are ME..not the camera.
I can never tell much about sharpness from looking at images I post to flickr or elsewhere on the Internet so I rarely make judgements about sharpness from looking at 'net' posted images. But on my 27" Mac monitor the V3 images are sharp. HONEST!
It is expensive - but that is Nikon's issue not mine. It is worth mentioning sure - but that just says it is to expensive for my pay grade or budget - but not much else.
It is NOT a high ISO camera. My experience is 800 ISO after that you will need to do some post processing noise management and we know what happens to image detail when go down that road.
PS. I have and love the RX10.
tkbslc， Even if you could spend $1200, but if you are not willing, then it's too expensive for you.
Dezzza: Who will take this camera to shoot with JPG? It'a not a smartphone.
Dezzza :"I even can not understand people to buy top level in class camera and not take an advantage of RAW files"
You have to understand not everyone who buys an off-road vehicle goes off road.
bobbarber: "The K-3 is a very likeable addition to what was once a really interesting sector of the market..."
True enough--a nice camera, but this sector of the market is not where the most interesting innovations are happening today.
Full-frame mirrorless, 4K video, etc. trump what is at heart just another well-spec'ed and well-performing APS-C DSLR.
Of course, if the shoe fits, this is a great camera. I would certainly be happy shooting with one!
Who cares if you guys have interest or no interest in switching systems.Does anyone care?
Dpreviewmember: it's just me or the OMD M1 jpegs, up to iso 3200 & 6400 look nicer than K3 and X-T1 in the image comparison tool, contrary to what the review conclusion says.Is it referring to Raw ?
Underdog 3000 “Who shoots Jpeg?”
The majority！Much much more than you realize。
OM-G, for O My God?
Mike FL: FWIW:
D610 has the same oil spot issue as D600 as seen in users' Review. It seems a QC issue plus bad design.
BTW: D610 has more other issue than D600.
I will wait for D620.
“I will wait for D620.” D620 won't have any issues? keep on dreaming and waiting...
zodiacfml: I'll take this for the price of a nexus 7
"a processor that no one knows any details of. "
You don't know, and you assume it's not good, how logical.
joe6pack: "five full days of continuous use"? What's their definition of "continuous use"? With the screen off 80% of the time?
Well, the phone functions continuously regardless whether the screen is on or off, and that is the important point. And if it lasts that long, it's significant for a device of this type.
ozgoldman: China is a bit of a law unto itself. They do not respect patents etc. I avoid Chinese products like the plague, especially food stuffs. I have been tempted at times to buy from China on line, but once bitten, forever shy.
I am sure the Chinese products avoid you like the black plague too!
royt84: Since when has China started to protect consumers?
Just started，with a big bang！
From the pictures shown, the whole package appears to be kinda clumsy, with disproportionately large external view finder, huge lens hood, and flimsy dinky flash...LCD screen about to drop off the back, what a weird contraception.
How would it play out in real action, I wonder. What do you say?
VaLeX: Why on Earth didn't Canon make this camera weather-sealed weather-proof or any other resistance to light rain, dust and sand? With such a sensor and lens, this would be the camera to take on world trip!
You still can take it on world trips.