DPR: "You may not get your hands on a camera with quite such a capable sensor for a while yet..."
Agreed. Nor, to quote a bearded character played by Ed Gwenn, will I merit or need a real locomotive or a B-29. I barely cover room and fuel for the toy Saturn V. Even per diem rental is steep.
maaggyr: This gentleman should be dismissed due to poor video quality in Olympus cameras.
Olympus' 5-axis stabilization beats all other OIS or IBIS technologies. Only a floating gyro is better, and that works only in a fixed lens camcorder, or by mounting a camera on an expensive gyro mount.
jkoch2: Olympus expects to cut losses from imaging products from Y23b to Y5b for the year ending this March. To turn a profit in the next year will not be easy, though, if unit sale continue to decline. To date, none of the companies publish any analysis of profitss or losses on particular categories. the big unknown is whether, after discontinuing most P&S operations, sales of system or high-end cameras will generate sufficient returns to justify the R&D, overhead, and capital. Not an easy assignment! FYE Mar-15 will be the camera world's end time and final judgment of the quick or dead.
Did Mr. Imano's phone ring during the interview? Wonder how many camera company execs are fond of smart phones or using them as cameras?
No need to lose money selling cameras to cross-pollinate the medical imaging. Just transfer a few imaging specialists to medical imaging and then shut down the camera business.
Nikon's main defense willl be to cut down product numbers and costs. R&D and changes to products will be modest. A D5400 will be much like a D5100. The market will be smaller, but there will always be someone, somewhere to by a "starter" DSLR, and at least a tiny pool of pros who pay sky high to upgrade their D4.
Can Olympus do something similar, on a smaller scale? Stay tuned.
Donnie G: 2015 will be the "death" year for at least one of the current crop of camera manufacturers. Who will be the one to quit the camera business? Hint! It won't be any of the DSLR makers. Heh Heh Heh
Some private equity group will think up a way to reinvent Olympus: strip out the cost structure, keep the licenses and copyrights, manufacture in the PRC, and keep alive the brand, perhaps for another 10 years.
How different from projecting our own obituaries! No buyers or investors. No customers. Only grim creatures of carrion.
NZ Scott: I find it disquieting that photographers for the world's biggest camera review website can't take a decent head-and-shoulders pic. The background in the above pic is just awful. I used to be a newspaper journalist, and if any of our photogs came back with a shot like that they would be ... well, they would be shot. It doesn't do much for the credibility of dpreview.com that their photographers can't take photos and they consistently block/shut down threads that criticise their favourite brands.
The shot looks OK to me: emphasis on cameras, with the company representative humbly in the rear, against a neutral triptych background. The slight "halo" emanates from the cameras, as befits.
Olympus expects to cut losses from imaging products from Y23b to Y5b for the year ending this March. To turn a profit in the next year will not be easy, though, if unit sale continue to decline. To date, none of the companies publish any analysis of profitss or losses on particular categories. the big unknown is whether, after discontinuing most P&S operations, sales of system or high-end cameras will generate sufficient returns to justify the R&D, overhead, and capital. Not an easy assignment! FYE Mar-15 will be the camera world's end time and final judgment of the quick or dead.
gskolenda: I don't get it! $6,500 bucks for a 16mp FF camera body, they don't need to sell very many of these to make a huge profit, regardless of the market conditions!
This is a big time Rip in my mine, I would take the D800-D800e any day over this camera.
No "huge profit" unless they sell enough units to cover fixed costs and overhead, which probably eat up a big share of revenues of the high-end niche.
"Market conditions" aren't good for traditional cameras, so Nikon can be credited for steering carefully.
Wind noise solution: fasten a pad of cloth or wool over the mic before that next bick ride. Also remember to shreik or groan loudly, for authentic POV content, when clearing or hitting the ravine, rocks, or barbed wire.
Jogger: Much much better option than the Pana GH4 where you need an ext recorder to get prores. The only thing missing is 12V power and XLR input, but, the GH4 doesnt have that either.
yabokkie: like saying that 575mph jetliners are a transient standard between 280mph prop craft and the 1750mbph Concorde.
Global shutter is nice. But, to be operative, a Blackmagic system requires considerably more scratch than the $3,000 price of the body.
Outstanding pre-orders now stand wat what multiple of inventory?
In a single day, the announcement of the Foveon X3 prompts more comments than the GH4 did in four days.
Sigma wins, at least in terms of rousing the attention of gear heads, most of them box-heads with an allergy towards any design outside the box.
Maybe there are also Foveon clubs exited at a break-through. However, if the Foveon ever became mainstream, they might be disappointed. Half the charm of off-beat technologies is that most mere earthlings have no idea what the fuss is about. Prospero and Nemo were happiest as lords of their own secrete realms.
jorden mosley: "Shut up and take my money!"
This is my dream camera. I never thought I see the day that a manufacturer would make such a thing, but by god they did it. Everything on my most wildest and unrealistic wishlist my imagination could come up with, this camera has and more.
Welp, Panasonic, you pulled me back in. I should have never left you for Sony. "Please take me back baby, I can change!" lol.
Jorden Mosely: "4K footage in the past on my system, so that's not an issue."
Confirm your system specs, the exact 4k file parameters, and the render speed. If you did work with 4k at all, chances it was with proxy files and the rendering took eons. Confirm your 4k display specs too.
G Sciorio: my 2 year old MacBook Pro runs the 4K footage from the GH4 just fine.
Cite the precise source of your clips. The demo videos on YouTube are compressed and do not represent the native codec.
Rupert Brun: Yes, but is the viewfinder any good? that on the GH3 verges on unusable with blurry corners, dreadful colours and coating that rubs off. If they haven't fixed that it will be no use to anybody.
The GH4 will have focus peaking, but the EVF viewfinder won't be sharp enough to manually tune 4k focus, unless one uses a fairly deep focus. The AF should work OK for stills. Hope it does for video too.
Photato: I'd rather have 1080P in 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording with a professional editing grade CODEC than consumer 4k.Also the sensor resolution has to be lower than 16MP, like the Canon's C300 et al. 10MP seems a good balance, more so for a 4/3" sensor.Would be nice too an internal ND filter, just like the real Pro video cameras have and even vanilla P&S !
Can someone please make such camera?
Everything you demand exists in the $29k PMW-F55. Just make sure you can also afford the requisite peripherals and high end workstation. Internal 10-bit 4:2:2 video processors would overheat and drain batteries fast. It would overwhelm a typical PC and be impossible to share without gross compression that defeats the purpose.
photobeans: 4K is coming fast and furious. 4K TV for $1,000 is coming out this year. But i've got to wonder if 8K is gonna hit just as hard in 2 years and obsolete 4k quickly.
Streamed UDTV may be marketed as 4k or 8k, but streamed at only 20mbps, it won't look any better than 1280x720p. YouTube 1080 video hardly reaches 4mbps, which is half what you used to get with an HQ standard definition DVD. The bandwidth necessary for streaming real UDTV would cost more than most people could pay, and be for naught on a small screen.
Vitruvius: I doubt that it can record 200 Mbps without the additional DMW-YAGH interface unit with the 4 raid card slots - $$$. So it isn't really a feature included with the camera. It is like saying that my DSLR has a flash guide number of 54 when I buy and attach an additional external flash not included with the camera. Perhaps if they had actually added a second card slot to the camera?
100mbps in-camera recording is more than plenty for most people. YouTube streams 1080 video at just under 4mbps, and I don't suppose its 4k is any higher than 10mbps. Most Blu-ray is under 35mbps.
Lab D: There is confusion here about recording at 200 Mbps without the additional DMW-YAGH interface. Since the camera allows external recording over HDMI at 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes up to 220 megabits/sec, you do not need the interface. For example, several film makers I know are planning on using their existing Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 or Ninja 2.
You don't "need" the interface, but it will be a lot more durable and reliable than a heavycable wobbling in a flimsy mini-HDMI port, which could fail or break after multiple yanks, shoves, and tugs.
Wake up. You don't have a 4k display, a computer with sufficient CPU/CPU, a 100 TB HDD, or the >$25k to buy them all. Without those accessories, you will learn the meaning of "be careful what you wish for."
$11,500 is less than what some people spend to renovate a roof or to travel 10,000km to some impertinent atoll or mountaintop. Neither is the sum much more than what other companies will charge for high-end gear, after phone cameras eliminate most of the rest of the market, if they are to be profitable. Luxury entails the ability and will to pay extra for subtle distinctions the general public cannot afford, savor, or comprehend. Most cameras are, by one degree or another, a sort of luxury. If camera bodies are red caviar, lenses are black caviar.