Reinhard136: sack your marketing people pentax, you are just annoying people now. i felt guilty leaving you, but you are making it easier with these antics.
yeah maybe i would have waited a little longer if a had a cupboard of ff lenses, and did not need to move on . My sympathy to pentax/richo for their situation, and good on 'em for sticking with it, and i hope the die hards will be rewarded.
sack your marketing people pentax, you are just annoying people now. i felt guilty leaving you, but you are making it easier with these antics.
One thing i like to keep in mind as the world pontificates on things like "what is wrong with mirrorless" , i think it has more to do with where people have come from, than a balanced nad objective view of results and usability. A bit like a sparkling wine is judged by how close it is to champagne, only because champagne was the early dominant player. A simple test is to ask, if the world had never had dslr's and mirrorless were the norm, would the person who invents the DSLR, which requires less battery changes, and has a different button layout, is a bit quicker on sports shots etc, end up founding a dynasty that eats into the mirrorless market ...... or is just an interesting idea that almost made its quota on kick starter ?
Viewfinder terrific, but pop up flashes are excellent, almost essential for a pocket camera. Some screw on front lens elements would be wonderful, a 24 and maybe a 7o converter ?
Should farm out the camera body design to Sony too.
Camera's used to collect pictures. Now it is more obvious that they collect data. Quantity and an accurate description of the actual bits is more important than how much it looks like a picture in the raw. That can be fixed later.I suppose it is the logical progression of where photo processing software can take us. Maybe back to pinhole cameras one day...... multiple pinholes ? .....
Reinhard136: It doesn't make you want to invest in conventional camera companies or their products in a big way does it ? Whether this one works or not, it does make it more than imaginable that in 5 or 10 years the companies on top of the heap now, or that cupboard full of their products, will look as valuable as an old film camera does now ...... and worse, with a bit of clever computing, it may not require any break thru technology, just the nous to go and get a bundle of 1/3 sensors and some fixed lenses or something similar.
Nokia ? Didn't they used to make gumboots or phones ? Maybe not a good example. :-) . It would be interesting to compare their share price history with Apple's one day. But agreed the Sony's and Canons are pretty heavily diversified, and have a head start in adapting/buying out/completing. Companies like Nikon may be more of a one trick pony though ......
It doesn't make you want to invest in conventional camera companies or their products in a big way does it ? Whether this one works or not, it does make it more than imaginable that in 5 or 10 years the companies on top of the heap now, or that cupboard full of their products, will look as valuable as an old film camera does now ...... and worse, with a bit of clever computing, it may not require any break thru technology, just the nous to go and get a bundle of 1/3 sensors and some fixed lenses or something similar.
mike earussi: Their high prices for ink were driving so many customers to third party inks that Epson probably decided it was better to get into the game than to lose out altogether. The actual net effect will be, of course, to lower the costs of third party inks as their competitors are forced to lower their prices to beat Epson's new lower ones.
me thinks they realised they were losing ink sales to 3 rd party anyway, so a better way to make money than give away the printer and then rip off on the ink is to make money on the printer in the first place, and look at any ink as a bonus ...... those printer prices look pretty high to me...... how many ink cartridges could you buy for the difference. Support the idea though. More honest.
Dodgy premise to start with I suspect. Lets have a look at a graph of the number of cameras in the world, and the number of photos taken by "cameras" before we accept there is a crisis. If the numbers are at historical highs, or coming off a huge blip, and camera manufacturer's have budgeted for ever expanding production, I suspect the problem is more an economic one for camera manufacturers, rather than the cause for navel gazing by photographers.
Lucky for Canon it did not come out before the EISA awards.
j900: At risk of playing the self-satisfied froggie, I'm quite happy that at least one company in my beloved country of croissants and pains au chocolat is able to do high-end electronics.
..... agreed, as long as it works for dumb people, and all of the time. I have a French navigation thingy ..... the kids that designed it probably operate it brilliantly, when it is going .
Rooru S: no mention of the QX100...it has a 3.5x zoom with a 1.0 Type Sensor too...! and a better bracket to mount it on several types of mobile phones... Perhaps because DPR doesn't want to hurt DxO?
@Barney, , I have it worked out now, :-) , even rats know when to abandon a sinking canon, or an awash Pentax ....... my current conspiracy theory fits with the question of why DxO have not managed to get around to publish testing the Panasonic CM1, been waiting for that one a long while - hard to imagine they have not done the numbers when developing their own - nice to leave the dx on top of the chart for a while ......
Hey Sony, I am tired of nagging, add a few centimetres up and wide to the rx100, and put a phone screen on the back ...... don't you people read this column ???? - before photo kina pls, my kzoom has been dropped so many times it is looking like a mafia staff camera. I hate unresponsive camera companies :-) .
icexe: It's a bit clunky looking . Also, all I keep wondering how fragile that iPhone connector is, it looks like it could easily break off if you pushed the phone forward while holding the camera still.
yeah, hard to see that working for 500k clicks. But that configuration is more an occasional single shot use style anyway. I am sure they would have tried to make one that folded against the camera, so that people with handbags, or big pockets could leave it on for a day at the beach ...... Amazing achievement though dimensions wise.
NeilJones: Wow. A camera I can connect to my phone that already has a camera. Thank you so much!
agreed, as much as it will be a far better camera, most people will make an excuse about not needing the resolution for this shot, and leave it in the car or bag, rather than clip it on for ordinary shots. I expect though it will become easier to identify French tourists ......
Reinhard136: amazing ...... I suppose a built in flash would be getting greedy ...
Lucky it was not even more expensive then, they would have has to leave out some more useful functions
amazing ...... I suppose a built in flash would be getting greedy ...
bgbs: This announcement is so bad for Canon. As for Nikon, this announcement provides a good insight as to whats cooking in terms of sensor technology.
worse than bad, if it really uses their lenses perfectly ......
very nice .... now come on sony, put a mobile screen on the back of a rx100 ......