Why would anyone buy this and not 2 or 3 separate full frame cameras - each attached to a lens covering part of that 50-1000 range?
Camera's weight when actually taking the photo is also a point to consider...
alegator1: Is this lens fit for a selfie?
I'm doubted if you can hold it against your body when the camera is on the other side... :)
tom1234567: As far as I know the Samsung is not out until the middle of Novemberas they were working on a new Firmware,beats me how someone can condemn a camera before its even out!!!!
and Samsung engineers say they are working on firmware,
some people just like to rubbish cameras they troll here quiet often,
post your photos then let us ALL see, put a video on YouTube, show us all the poor focus, poor video, does the GH4 not need a docking station for the 4k video The Samsung does not I wonder why, is it just Panasonic trying to get more monies out of the usersTom G
It wasn't the same guy you were replying to...
1MP is so... 1993!
Hey, all you know about the price is the MSRP, since when is this a criteria for anything?
Just wait a few months and check the street price then. My guess? 20% less. At least.
And once again, thank you!
What amazes me most is the way things looked like with the absence of cars everywhere. The world used to be a much nicer place, back then...
EthanX: Amazing how all those building from scene #4 (like the Burton/Allton building and the stripe in its middle) stayed just as they were about 75 years ago. The telephone booth is the only thing that's missing, and if it weren't for cellphones, I guess it would still be standing there.
Now finished looking at all of them. Many thanks for sharing, they're brilliant!
Amazing how all those building from scene #4 (like the Burton/Allton building and the stripe in its middle) stayed just as they were about 75 years ago. The telephone booth is the only thing that's missing, and if it weren't for cellphones, I guess it would still be standing there.
Hey, is it just me or have many new samples recently been added to the review, including some excellent low light images (e.g. those of the cat)?
I'm pretty sure I haven't seen them before...
EthanX: Funny. Given the relatively low resolution (1024x768, if I'm not mistaken) this photo had on the XP installation disk, I always thought it was some sort of digital artwork.
Mamiya RZ67 medium format?! (!!!)?
I wish I could see a high resolution version of this photo. It should be wonderful.
Wow man, thanks for that.
I have to tell you, I find your version ever prettier than the original one. Good shot!
photosen: Cool video, I always assumed it was a photoshop image. Windows' BSOD has been seen way more times though.
HowaboutRAW - Micro$oft has a reputation for releasing one or two good OS, then one 'problematic' OS. It's been going on for too long for me to believe it's just a coincidence...
But this means that we'd probably get something good after 8 :)
Frank_BR: 1550g body only?! I bet only prism and mirror mechanism weigh half that.If Ricoh wanted to launch a new camera, it should be a MF mirrorless, as Sony will do in the coming months.
The only justification for the 645Z is it will help to reduce a bit the inferiority complex of many fans of the Pentax brand, which never had a FF DSLR on the market. Now, Pentax fanboys can say to Nikon and Canon fanboys:
- "Mine" is bigger than yours.
A mirrorless Medium Format camera would need a whole new set of lenses. This baby has backward compatibility with all the existing 645 lens. That's why.
"the 645Z is it will help to reduce a bit the inferiority..."...Enough with the nonsense, 'k? This is a MF camera. It's not just bigger, it's also better.
DPNick: "order of magnitude"LOL!
You shouldn't feel embarrassed, IMHO. It appears that some people just can't appreciate a long, detailed article, but instead they have to find some minor details to pick on. Shame for them.
Personally I do think that 8500 is in order of magnitude less than 29000, especially when expressing the number of dollars required for buying a camera.
Thanks for the Hands-On, I enjoyed it.
falconeyes: This will become the camera with best image quality ever made up to today!
(in terms of DxOMark, it should score around 105 Overall Score and 50MP, even though the jump from 35mm is small (0.79 crop)).
I hope that Ricoh releases the marketing money needed to make this a bold statement for Pentax being overall leader in IQ. The brand needs a bit of hype to make a come back, esp. in the US.
Until now, MF cameras didn't have particularly high maximum ISO's.
I wonder what photos with ISO of 204800 would look like with the 645Z - I believe they would really open new doors for anyone shooting at night!
DPR, I believe you have a mistake in the specs sheet - "Articulated LCD" says "No", and I believe it has one.
Looks like one amazing camera, btw. I think it's a really significant leap ahead in terms of usability for MF cameras.
phoenix15: Most obviously, no Ricoh badge on the back that was complained by hardcore pentaxians. If one read K-3 review in page 4, DPR even wrote: "The real changes are on the back, and we're not talking about the 'Ricoh' logo on the K-3." :)
Apparently, Ricoh do listen to the fans. This 645z is truly a winner in MP league.And maybe pro FF shooter will give some credit to this machine. I am curious to see the image quality compared to Nikon D4s or Nikon D800e, or Canon 1DX.
Hope DPR will review it faster than what they did to Pentax K-3
It's a MF camera. IQ should be in a different league, compared to what the 1DX or D800e etc. can provide...
But you don't have to wait much too see that - just google up and find some samples frpm the 645D. I guess the Z is even better (even if that's hard to believe, the D is close to perfect IMHO).
Rooru S: dpreview team!! Please share some moderate high ISOs samples with us!!
They already replied below that Ricoh (Pentax owner) didn't allow them to post any samples.
We'll probably have to wait for a full review, if there's one in the pipeline. After all, this is a niche camera.
Chev Chelios: This was news a couple of years ago wasn't it? Just google it.
He was tracked down when they first announced the retirement of XP a while back. This article implies he has only just been found!
Well, that's the first time I read it. So, for some of us it is news, after all.
Funny. Given the relatively low resolution (1024x768, if I'm not mistaken) this photo had on the XP installation disk, I always thought it was some sort of digital artwork.
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