Antonio Rojilla: So more or less a Sony NEX-3N clone with a worse sensor. Way to go Panasonic. The only thing they have is more lenses, but you know, most people buying this camera won't ever bother to put on it anything but the kit lens.
- M43 has more lenses...- M43 has better lenses...- The OM-D EM-5 is curently the best mirrorless...
But what has that to do with what I said?
At least Rob Sims can read...
So more or less a Sony NEX-3N clone with a worse sensor. Way to go Panasonic. The only thing they have is more lenses, but you know, most people buying this camera won't ever bother to put on it anything but the kit lens.
tesch: No place to strap skis, board or snowshoes. People who design these outdoor packs need to go outside. There's more to being in the backcountry than carrying your camera gear. I'll pass!
People who post these comments need to read the articles.
gl2k: Nice that Panny gives customers a feature that Canikon users already enjoy for many years now. LOL.
And Canon already went with radio control. Panny will offer this, and a powerful rugged weatherproofed flash, in 5 years. Luckily.
This is what I did just for fun (uncompleted, and I have less skills):
Yes, it's digital. Just without LCD and as mechanical as it could be made, with a hand-charged battery (that's why there are film advance and rewind levers, also to cock the shutter). The never-fails back-up or for those that like me love the convenience of digital (no darkroom needed) but miss the old beauties (FMs, OMs...).
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Olyimpians, fear not: Sony is only interested in the medical business. Olympus will be no Minolta.On the other hand, Olympus had a major quality leap when they started using sensors made by Sony. Not really a bad deal, actually...
Olympus will be Pentax.
Karl Gnter Wnsch: The fixed length of the legs make setting up that wannabee tripod (it's none by my book) impossible on terrain that's not perfectly flat. Even the slightest angle of the ground would make me fear for the stability of the rig... Why do you give this a rating of 4 stars when really it deserves one at maximum? Because as far as tripods are concerned you're probably better off without - at least then you won't have to deal with the rig toppling and destroying your gear in the process...
If it has three legs, then yes, it's a tripod.
I agree on the limitations but this tripod is better than no tripod when you need a tripod, so I believe it deserves more than the one start that you suggest.
If they are after collectors or wealthy people at least they could have take the guts of the NEX-7 and put them in a mini 500c replica, of simple lines, square, with the LCD on top like a folding waist level viewfinder, with a fake film back where you could put an extra battery or keep a small flash or some memory cards... It would be a real homage and not just using a great name like Lunar for the sake of it. That's something I would be interested in even if I couldn't afford.
Don't miss this!
Whenever I heard or read the name Hasselblad I automatically thought of the 500s, the 200s, the Flexbody, the XPan... Of great studios and respected photographers... Of astronauts in the moon... And now they have almost ruined all those memories. What has been seen cannot been unseen.
At least they made me laugh.
Antonio Rojilla: This is like if Lamborghini took a Volkswagen New Beetle and came with this:
And then they want to charge you five times more.
@Boerseuntije You must be the soul of any party.
Oh, I see by your comments that you actually LIKE this monstrosity. :baffled:
This is like if Lamborghini took a Volkswagen New Beetle and came with this:
Domolo: Really. Hassy, who do you think we are? Idiots?
Apparently it works for Lecia (think re-styled Panasonics).
sadwitch: The quality of both the RX100 and E-PL5 is simply amazing.
Two of the best Leicas ever.
JackM: I don't get it, why don't they just keep selling the M9, but at a discount?
Because now collectors have another model to, well, collect.
Antonio Rojilla: Between the Sony EX100 (mainly for the sensor) and the Fuji XF1 (partly for the sensor, partly for the host of features and the nice design in a smaller package) this camera is DOA.
@NotTarts First, you already own a ZX-1 so you are going to defend the XZ-2 no matter what. I respect your decision but you don't need to trow us you post-purchase rationalization.
Second, what do try to prove with a close-up shot?
@NotTards It's sad that that's the only thing the Olympus can be proud of.
@logbi77 You are right. I wish companies were more creative with names... It seems this is the year of the X: RX this, RX that, G1X, GX1 (!), XF, XE, XZ...
Between the Sony EX100 (mainly for the sensor) and the Fuji XF1 (partly for the sensor, partly for the host of features and the nice design in a smaller package) this camera is DOA.
Jokica: Anyone remembers Canon EOS M now? Nikon 1?
Hey, no offense at all! :) And I actually agree with you and find the Canon and Nikon mirrorless systems of little interest. They are great, sure, but right now personally hard to justify against m43 and NEX (specially with the new lenses, I really like the 10-18!).