People seem to have collectively forgotten how to run a business without perpetual growth. Perpetual growth is the wrong goal to chase on a finite planet.
magneto shot: panasonic, or (X) manufacturer.
Lets just release a really retro camera with 2 simple mode :
A)1. auto (and just set to auto scene dont even ask)or2. full physical solid dials for : shutter, iso and Aperture.
B)Instead of SD cards. Provide a side hollow compartment (where films are usually stored) and allow plugin of USB thumb/pen drive.
C)2 connectors :-1 ) connect to android2) connect to iphone
Forget the filters. forget the wifi. Forget whatever that is not needed.
Then just stop producing cameras for 2 years.
don't presume everybody only hooks up their camera to their phones, just because you do.
I *never* do that... But I do use wifi to connect to my laptop though, to have a big display of what I'm shooting, and to move pictures without having to plug around with the SD card.
chj: What is the Auto ISO range on the GX7?
opps wrong reply button
is it in the gearshop yet?
When you are a backpacker, you're always looking for smaller and lighter, without compromising sensor size too much.
This might just replace my Nex 5 for traveling, with the Nex remaining mounted on a long metal arm at my house.
We can expect more abortive disasters from Microsoft, so much is sure.
First they had their trojan horse Elop destroy Nokia, with moves too detrimental to be accidental. Now they buy Nokia on the cheap, thinking they will "recast Microsoft into a devices and services company"
They have their heads way too far up their behinds to make that happen.
So far, as a devices company, they scored the worst iFixit score ever for their tablets, they neutered Windows RT, by pulling the already finished windows software support at the behest of Intel, who didn't want to have to compete with ARM, so they can keep their prices sky high.
Next up, remember Zune? remember when Microcruft turned off their DRM servers, so all customers who had purchased their digital music lost all of the music they had payed for, with no compensation at all.
Products purely designed for corporate greed, not customer need. Tollbooth hell and complete lock down, no customization.
If I wanted that, I'd buy Crapple.
Can anybody still afford actual film? Prices must be through the roof by now...
I wonder how much Microcruft is paying these companies to crank out new Windphones to rot on store shelves...
Lets see if Nikon actually gets there before the year 2100...
The DSLR market was evolving at a glacial pace, sort of like building fine violins during the renaissance. And Nikon hasn't been able to pick speed in any other markets.
If they want to keep up with Samsung in consumer goods of any kind, they'll have to get up real early in the morning...
sportyaccordy: Nikon should jump to beat Sony. Sony's RX line would be great for phones but they have their own stupid proprietary OS. An APS-C fixed lens camera with 4G phone connectivity + functionality in a pocketable package would be great and worth all of the $1000 or so they would have to charge for it.
Now is def not the time to be conservative... Nikon has got to make a bold move. Come out with a whole line of phone cameras, from the low level 1/2.3" fixed lens to the 1" fixed lens to the 1" zoom to the APS-C fixed lens. It's the next logical step and really the only way they can survive in the current climate.
O and to all the folks crying about camera phones. The camera doesn't make the photographer.
somebody who wants to walk around with a camera might find it quite nice to be able to make a phone call without carrying more crap around...
Simon Says: It used to be a phone with a camera on it, now the trend is the opposite? A camera that also come with a phone?I bet you can play angry birds on it too.
Certainly, if I'm carrying a bulky camera, it would be nice if I don't have to also carry a phone and an ebook reader and a compass etc.
So this is the right concept. With enough iterations, it will be a formidable tricorder.
Even if there maybe problems with current implementation, like some here suggest - size, balance concerns etc, its still the right concept.
For photography, everything seems to hinge on sensors. As soon as we learn to shrink them without loosing the full capability of an APC sized sensor, we can use smaller glass and all the other issues of form, balance and weight go away.
Why do all rugged / underwater cameras except Sony have these retarded designs that look like the target audience is 12 years old?It also seems like they skip basic camera features just for the opportunity to look dumb.
Certainly, most of the design is wasted to create some odd "look", rather than really maximize ruggedness. Whatever level of ruggedness they have could be better if the overall design was really focused on that, instead of idiotic ornamental flourishes coming from some brainwashed intern in the marketing department.
Sony's 'rugged' TX-10 shows how little is needed for the level of ruggedness and waterproofing offered.
These clunky designs are a lie and a stupid looking lie at that.
Whatever bulk you add, make it count, make form follow function.
Message in a bottle..
This sounds great!
I do hope this will be a widely accessible product, not another stratospheric $3000 device you can only sell very few of.
Wonder if they're going to rely on Windows Pro or something else like Ubuntu or Android..
I could deal with Windows, as long as its not RT.
I think its a well thought out package, except for the lens. at 1k, it should be stronger in that area.
It seems Nikon insists on putting a no-go problem into all their smaller products...
anything thats not for the nasty iphone?
Yes, please, Linux guys, do something!
Microsoft is closing up its stupid platform, turning it from a minor annoyance into a major annoyance.
And look at those garish tiles for the color blind...
Oh, and good riddance to Sinofsky. Oh so humble out front, yet always ready to knife people who don't want to be his mindless drones. What a faker...
BeanyPic: As usual the dinosaurs are complaining about innovation and the development of new equipment which Canon, Nikon and other brands are bringing to the market. The technology and features that the new products have will be available widely in the near future at lower prices. They will be used and tested by Hollywood and others. But of course their are the few who have no idea how to develop new technology but will be 1st in line to moan, knock and slag off the technology that they will be using at different levels, Pro, semi pro or just someone who loves taken photo's and video. For all the complainers out their who would not have the 1st clue how to design and build new imaging and video technology just enjoy what these brands spend millions on developing for us to use and enjoy. Talk about what you want to see or go spend millions trying to design and build your own. Nuf said...
I love it when they come out with great new gear, even if its big and expensive at the start...
Unlike the money our sorry governments stuff down the throats of international Banking cartels, these new features will actually trickle down to regular folks in the shape of smaller, more affordable gear soon enough. :D
garyknrd: As just a joe blow. Average shooter. I could care less. Have no idea what this is about and don't care. I agree with others that Canon is pushing for everyone to buy into the full frame cameras and lenses. Very arrogant in my opinion.
so, you're trying to say its better to buy Canon's stock than to buy this camera?
And you know what to do when the waiters and the shoe-shine boys start giving you stock tips... Get out of the market quickly ;-)
Narupol: The designer try to say "Cameras are only a grip of lense" ...
hey, thats my line... which is why I'd design a tubular camera with hand and finger shaped indentations :D