From the judge's ruling: "[Mr. Fielder's] had the idea of making the red bus stand against a black and white background from the film Schindler's List".
So, he will be hearing from Mr. Spielberg's lawyers soon... Scary!
Mssimo: Can someone explain Stills (Focal plane shutter): 1/4000 - 180 sec VS• Stills (Electronic shutter): 1/9000 - 1 sec
There must be a downside to Electronic shutter, otherwise, they would not have the physical one.
It's true an hybrid electronic/focal plane shutter (like this and D70's) suffers blooming, but it would be much worse if it was a purely electronic shutter.
BTW, focal plane shutters also suffer from rolling shutter artifacts (Just look at famous Lartigue's photo: "Car Trip, Papa at 80 kilometers an hour"), so no advantage there.
rurikw: Sigh. Yet one more splendid camera ruined by a fixed screen! Why doesn't anyone understand that an articulated screen is the heart of a live view camera. This one is dead.
This is not a "live view camera" but a "viewfinder camera that happens to support live view" ;)
"it also allows for shallower depth of field than most DSLRs when used with their kit zooms, when each are set to their respective telephoto ends."
That's not what the math says. The X10 should have about double the DoF in those conditions (compared to a 1.5x crop DSLR with a 55mm lens at f/5.6).
MPA1: I would appreciate something more akin to a Leica M9 with AF please.
When I am travelling I hate lugging a bag full of D3s kit - it weighs a tonne, is conspicuous and generally a PITA.
Yet I am not prepared to do without high IQ and AF performance, both things that are missing from the vast majority of alternative small form options.
But... a Leica M9 with AF is like a Porsche with a chauffeur :)