Frank_BR: It seems that there is a lot of interest, but little information available about how these cuts in half are made. I believe a viable technique could be using what is called "wire saw", where a metal wire impregnated with an abrasive powder (diamond, for example) slowly cuts the workpiece. More information here:
another video where you can see how to cut 100µm thick sillicon slices! (in english at 2:40)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtPZMUhR-oI&feature=youtu.beImpressive mechanic technology used in almost all our electronic devices.
Andre Benschop: Hi All, The cutting technology used is a trade secret and Yes, it is VERY time consuming to make a really nice model. Lots and lots of technical challeges to be tackled.
One of the most interesting challenges is make a 90 or 120 degree cut out and keep a lens (partly) functional in terms of moving parts (i.e. without the darn thing coming apart). Been working on it for some time now.
Check techunveiled.com if you're interested.
Thanks for the -limited- info.Want to know more now... :)But I understand the trade secret.Roughly, how many hours to cut a "simple" lens?
A big impressive cutaway herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wn1EFLa2C8
Don't be sad for those. I guess they are all non-functionning samples. Why?Because all parts should have been glued together before cutting. If not, each half part cannot stand up like that. they should fall appart.What do you think?
Bervilat: What a cool flash unit on the X-T1. How Canikon have nothing like this?
canon ex-90 flash unit maybe?
FBoneOne: After shooting canon for over 20 years this is quite underwhelming. They make good cameras but they stopped making exciting ones a while ago. I can remember signing up for canon when the first IS lens came out - changed my life. Or the Eos 3, although the eye control did not work so well, it offered so much of the 1v at a fraction of the price with amazing AF for the time and outstandingly accurate light measure - much better than my Eos 1N. Or the 540ex flash, the first really reliable wireless multi flash system. I just miss a time when canon made me feel that they were advancing photography with huge leaps.
The last time i felt that way was looking at pictures from the Nikon D800e... Or the Leica M Monochrom.
Might be nostalgia hitting, but I wish canon would wow me again.
Nokia, kodak, Rim... well you can list them all but canon seems to me a different story.Fact :In 2013 Canon is the third american company regarding patents claiming. And since few years now.All companies included, not just in photography buisness.
Yes, they drive their buisness very carefully, in a opposite way from Sony, but if you look at the whole picture, Canon seems a lot stronger than Nokia was.
Lawrencew: Here in the UK it is interesting to note that the pre-order prices of the Sony A6000 (£729) and the Olympus OM-D E10 (£599) with kit lenses are both lower than the G1 X II (£749). And that is before you even add the price of the EVF to the G1 X II making it £949.You can argue they are in different segments, but for anyone just about to spend circa £700 on a new compact camera (i.e. none DSLR) the Sony and Olympus offer fantastic VMF for the feature set they offer in comparison.
"and pack in more features and functions, and dials, and..."wich ones? except for the integrated VF and a bigger MP count, what did thy have to offer you won't find in the GIXII?(real question here, no troll.)
Max apertures dug from official Canon samples Exifs:24mm => f/2 (we allready know)31.1/33.7mm => f/3.239.4mm => f/3.6
Maxim_C: This little guy might make me come back to the fold...That lens is very tempting. I just want to know what is the aperture at about 50mm (equivalent).
lightrider: Canon has dropped it's pack.
Sony experia, with raw capabilities from android 4.4 is a more capable underwater cam than this. A cell phone.Yes canon, all you have going for you here is the label on the body that used to stand for something. If you ever want to start trying again, I will be happy to buy. Good luck with that.
A bit exagerated but not totally wrong :Sony Xpéria Z1 :•20.7 MP 1/2.3 Exmor RS CMOS sensor•F2.0 lens•1080p/30 fps video•HDR video
but- 1.5m for 30min wateresistant only.- no optical zoom
Mark9473: The camera ticks all the boxes for me, provided it lives up to IQ and handling expectations. But a big let-down is the appalling battery life. Any chance for an after-market solution offering better battery life? Or will we just have to get used to carrying 4 or 5 spare batteries?
4 or 5 spare? That's around 1300 pictures. You plan to go on a week-long trip without any power plug?In case of wilderness trekking, you may be right.... :-/
I'm a bit affraid about the "faster" new AF performance :- the mark II bumps from 9 to 30 on sensor AF points. Nice, but EOS M has 31 points. :-/- the sensor sems to be based on the old one (at least). And the burst values and 30p only FullHD videos indicates a slow reading sensor.
We'll see but don't expect an OMD-ish AF performance.
Mal_In_Oz: This is a vast improvement over the G1X Mark 1. I was one of the first to condemn that model for being too big to be jacket pocketable for me, too slow and with a useless viewfinder.
This one looks to have overcome all the issues and has the potential to steal the show. An optional electronic viewfinder is a workable option (although can be expensive). If the AF is fast and the image quality is excellent at both ends of the lens range then this will be almost the perfect travel cam (to be perfect it would need the built in EVF and weather sealing).
Look at the 3" screen on the pictures above. At the first sight, I saw it smaller than 3". But, in fact, that's the camera wich is bigger!The markII is same size as the MarkI
J.K.T.: Canon has phase detection AF on CMOS and this has contrast detect? This is where it belonged.
I don't really mind dropping the OVF, but the EVF should have been there. An add-on is very unlikely to be robust enough. The OVF isn't necessary as it excels in speed and manual focus and neither are priorities for this camera anyway. I don't carry reading glasses when walking and without them the screen is rather hopeless.
Removing manual dials is a really bad idea too. I still love the interface of ancient Minolta DiMAGE A1 - the EVF shoved real-time approximation of the result and a histogram as well and I had both speed and aperture on dials. Similar done with current technology should be quite interesting.
This one I'll pass.
hmm... You can do exactly the same with the whole G series exept for evf (liveview, histogram and dual dial)This optional evf completes your needs.But i agree that an integrated EVF would be better.
I Wonder if Nikon P séries and Canon S séries are built by the companies themselves...Are they coming from a third party oem constructor, like it's usual for the dozen of entry level compacts?Look at s110 and p330, then S120 and P340. The guts are exactly the same!And on top of that, the changes from "old" to "new" model are also identical.Isn't that strange?
A size comparison with the Stylus 1 could be interesting since they are reasonably close in price.This on-body USB port is still the Olympus non-standard one??
dartmoorman: I have been shooting with a Canon G1X which I like for trekking. I was very much looking forward to finding something that extended the range, was good at macro and was wider. The RX10 seemed to fit the bill. But £1049 for what we are being shown. I think not. These photos have revived my interest in the Fuji X-E1. I shall reserve final judgment until the serious reviews and user experiences appear. I was an early adopter with the G1X and never regretted it, but if these photos are it I wont be with the RX10.
@HowaboutRAW"The Canon doesn't use a BSI sensor. " well, personally, I don't care about the spec sheet if it doesn't bring me better result.Here, the G1X sensor is not BSI, and what? the results are sill ahead the RX100II by a good margin. The RX10 just cannot reach the sensitivity of this nearly APS-c sensor, even after 2 years.Don't let maketing BS fool you.
The point to care about : is the RX10 lens brighter enough to match (or beat) the g1x when zoomed in? There is a 2 stop advantage for the Sony (f/2.8 vs f/5.6). We'll see.
Gesture: Thanks for posting. Olympus and Panasonic have umpteen M43 models. They could try a similar concept with micro 43 sensor.
" they can't do 1-inch and cant do larger than m43. " Maybe they don't need to?rx100 => answered by GM1aps-c dslr? => answered by omd'sok, for full frame, it's another history. But the µ43 mount can receive a full frame sensor. So maybe they'll make some bodies...
Please could you explain why you did the test shots at f/5.6?- first, it's not représentative of the typical use for this kind of camera. They are often used full opened or a bit stopped down, but not that much (mini. aperture is f/8)- second, I saw some test saying that the g16 lens is best around f/2, diffraction loss being visible right from f/4 (Chasseur d'images magazine).
I know it will not change the whole story, but it seems a bit unfair imho.
white shadow: @ Ajax2u
You are right. After all the hype about the RX100M2, I tested the camera a few days ago. Despite all the good things people say about it, I find the camera is not as user friendly as my G12 or the G16. What's very good about the G12 is you get all the important dials (controls) like ISO, mode and exposure compensation up front and not in the menu. Sometimes, I wish my DSLR has that too. You get to change those variables in an instant. The grip is also better. 10Mp on the G12 is more than enough. I shot a night scene resting the camera on a rail and could make an A3 enlargement with it using ISO100, f/4.0 and 5sec exposure.
The G series has much better macro capabilty, useful for casual closeup shots of flowers and still life. Battery life is longer.
One can get an underwater housing for the G series but I am not so sure about the RX100M2.
So, even if the G series has a smaller sensor, it is a more versatile camera to use.
again, the full g16 review on Camera Lab says the G16 is a bit more reactive than RX100. So in this field at least, Canon allready upped the game.
Rachotilko: The only reservantion against this camera is that it should have EVF instead of OVF. It alone would make the camera probably smaller and certainly much more usable.
Re "ridiculously small sensor" comments: you guys are ridiculously uninformed. Despite the RX100 1" sensor, it can provide serious IQ advantage over 1/1.7" on wide end only. The lens is not bright enough at mid-to-tele, and does not resolve closeups well enough
I agree. please have a look to the Camera Lab review.the whole story is not so "black & white" as people seems to like.As an exemple, the g16 offer a shallower dof for portraits, have better macro capabilities, better continuous shooting mode, and according this review, a bit better AF.