Ashley Pomeroy: Talking about the flash, I've always wondered why some enterprising compact camera manufacturer doesn't build it as a ring around the lens mount; it'd be a mini ring flash. 'twould go down well with hobbyists, and even if it doesn't work very well it would at least be something to put in the press release.
I have the Metz 45CL-4 for night landscape photography @ ISO 400 it will lite 25 Meter in distance!With the DSLR it's 256 meter with ISO 6400 and 30mm F1.4 :-DIt's fired with a Photodiod on the second flash...
anthony mazzeri: Are the listed size dimensions correct? At 135mm(W) x 107mm(H), it makes this camera wider and higher than even a Nikon D7000.
It's almost a kilo in weight as well. A (Brooklyn) bridge camera. ;)
Well, I guess they decided to go with a bigger Sensor instead of compact body.They could have made it smaller of course, with a smaller sensor or less bright lens...But I like thayt they decided to make a quality product.
toysandme: I see no mention of it here but the main reason why I have been attracted to Ricoh cameras over the years is their (almost) unique time-lapse feature. As a matter of fact, this is the only reason why I have bought their cameras. I hope they keep this feature and make it more flexible with say, one frame a second instead of one frame per 5 seconds.
Pentax W60 Outdoor Camera has a good time-lapse feature.But I like the Ricoh better ;-)It has way better IQ...
itsastickup: The Sony system is very attractive but for one issue: none of the pro/semi-pro zoom lenses have great bokeh, and some are downright awful. Canon lenses thrash Sonys at bokeh.
I really do want to buy in to Sony but this issue is a show-stopper.
what about the 135mm F1.8?
Debankur Mukherjee: sensor size ??
1/2.33" --> same as the CX5
wired LAN? seriously? no WIFI?I love to jump around with a cable attached to my camera... NOT!
Juraj Lacko: Quite impressive high ISO performance compared to canon 5d2
I hope you're joking...not even the NEX 5n comes close to the EOS 5D MKII
pgphoto_ca: I don't care about the look....give me picture quality !
Sony...Nikon...Canon....have nothing like that so far !!!
you're right, canon Nikon etc. lacks a rugged camera with 170° view angle... go go Canon! go go Nikon!I'd guy a GoPro Hero2 at the moment, as soon as it available...
BTW: nice IQ, you must have got a very good lens!TAMRON SP AF 60mm F/2.0?
Ashley Pomeroy: I sincerely hope it turns out well. I suspect it'll end up like the Wankel Rotary Engine - a niche thing, with fans - but it's nice to have a bit of diversity. I can remember when the possibilities of digital imaging seemed endless, but over time the technology seems to have homogenised, with most of the effort going into the packaging; if this could be made to shoot video the results would be beautiful.
Although I worry that the technology is too complicated to add to an existing imaging system, as a kind of added ingredient, and conversely too esoteric to capture a mass market. I wonder if it could be built into lenses, so that e.g. you could stick a 70-200mm f/2.0 Selective Focus lens on your Canon, or what-have-you?
It's 4MP... it's more than your monitor can show!
atoz: Tripod mount?
yeah, but for how long of an exposure?Does it go down to 1 second? then you need a tripod...
itsastickup: It's too much a hefty block for the ordinary consumer while it doesn't provide image control for the enthusiast.
well 1920x 1920 is more than 1 MP, its almost 4MP.
rvalle: This post should include the sensor size, lens FL and aperture, and if you can do manual stuff (exposure compensation, noise reduction level, shoot raw, etc).None of that is mentioned, so this "news" is rather pointless for photogs.
Haha, shoot RAW, with a phone. That's a good one!
zodiacfml: As someone posted below, image quality is just not there. Noise is always present at the samples. IQ is better in Canon's s95 when at ISO 80, which, by the way has almost similar focal lengths.
Yeah, and the s95 has also a brighter lens! F2.0-4.9 vs. F3.5-5.6
Andrew Higgins: Says a lot about German taste....
You don't like Leica (german stuff) etc.?
jimread: Just goes to prove that the whole IQ thing is just a joke. Try comparing some of the small sensor cameras, the difference is 1/2 a Gnats knacker. Especially as 99.999% of pics are used on the web at 800 x 600 and 72 dpi.
no F2,8 through the whole range!At tele it's F4,5. But thas ok too.for 500$ I would buy that thing!
BillCarr: No ISO posted for DSC_0114?
Jason Butler: "The telephoto zoom carries the company's 'Lumix X' branding that it will be using to denote premium quality lenses."
Really? An f/4-5.6 variable aperture lens hardly seems like "premium quality" to me. Slow & needs to be used @ high-ISOs for decent speeds and on m4/3 that = NOISE. OIS is useless for subject movement. A constant 2.8 or even an f2.8-4 would be better.
Like the Canon EF 70-300mm f 4.0-5.6 l is usm is also a premium quality lens. It costs 2000$! But is built like a tank. And IQ is 1A!