ZJ24: It looks like a good device. However, every time I read a Dxo One ad with that kind of hyperbole -"professional quality", "pro-quality camera", "professional shoot" - WOW guys, I'm sure you bring the same balanced assessment to your reviews of the products of other manufacturers products.
"Pro quality" is obviously an entirely empty and meaningless statement now.
@David Zamora looks like every backlit cellphone photo I have ever taken... blown sky, underexposed shadows, you totally killed the dynamic range in post processing
Don't get me wrong, it's a nice picture and all, but it's not really a good example of what the camera is capable of.
aramgrg: "non-removable Li-Ion battery and USB 2.0"Yeah, you guys seem very new in the action cam market.
not calling it a 4K camera when in fact it's just a low definition camera would be a good start
there's no 4K - the resulting image will always be low definition - no matter what device you use to view it - as long as you only have 2 eyes, you will only see low definition footage from this camera
it's a $350 toy, not a $500 "action camera"
Sannaborjeson: Such poor quality jpegs at 100%... makes it totally impossible to make any opinion on the lens.
Also, why don't you hire a pro photographer for such samples? Only bearded guy is ok while the rest of the photos are thoughtless and of no value.
wouldn't say "thoughful", but that's the only photo with a half-decent light, the rest is pretty terrible
umm, I'm sure all those 4 people with VR glasses will be happy to buy one - hope that pays for R&D
Doesn't matter.Any way you look at the recorded footage, it's still only standard definition.
It's supposed to be an action camera, so I'm comparing it against other action cameras.
but hey, they bring features that nobody wants, image quality matching $50 Chinese no-name cameras*, at a price that no-one is going to pay.. it will be a hit !
* - take a look at sample videos - it's actually just standard definition in every direction of view
misha marinsky4: Popular Photography used to do this. For example, March 1981, pages 108, 120, and 121.
Also, keep in mind that a digital camera in reality is a computer with a lens. If it breaks after two years, it's not worth fixing. 99% of the chips will be obsolete.
I'm sure you throw away your car after your windshield wipers need replacing as well
CameraLabTester: Canon Sentinel: "The enemy has released a 24-70 FF f2.8 VR lens! I think we should abandon our yoga position on this fence..."
Grand Canon Moff Tarkin: "Evacuate? ... In our moment of triumph? I think you are over estimating their chances!"
(slaps sentinel like Batman did to Robin...)
umm, hasn't Canon released a similar lens like 3-4 years ago ?
BarnET: Wow Nikon,
great specs and reasonable prices for all 3 of themespecially the 200-500mm
Really reasonable ?With every other new "consumer electronic" product, we get more features for less money. With Nikon lenses, there's always a 25-30% price hike. The prices have seriously gotten out of hand. $2400 for a standard zoom is ridiculous.
Conrad567: WOW from 24mm all the way to 35mm's... Come on, I'm sure they could have spent their time on something more creative than this. I like the new Sigma offerings as much as the next guy, but this is just silly, isn't it?
it's obviously just a minor change to the 18-35 1.8 APS-C lens - they just limited the travel and aperture and voila - we've got ourselves a new full frame lens
InTheMist: Is there something like this that accepts an actual battery? I could use this.
Tom Goodman: Wow, a new twist in contests. For my part I won't enter this one, but should they ever announce a contest in which the prize is a chance to just sniff the camera I'll be there!!
you know, if you win this contest, you can sniff the camera as well !It's like 2 first prizes in one !
Hugo808: Huh? Win and you get to borrow a camera!
Is this the worst contest ever? Surely they can afford to give one of the things away....
maybe the person in Hasselblad, who thought that selling rebadged Sony cameras was a good idea, got a new job
GSD_ZA: Hasseblad are well aware that there are enough idiots in the world to make this re-branding and uglification worthwhile for them.... or are there?
They are closing the rebadging studio.
Which proves that Hasselblad wasn't smart. They were stupid - the customers were smarter than they thought they would be.
AdamT: It`ll never win a beauty contest, the A7 series always had the appearance of the EVF hump stuck on as an afterthought but this looks like something is missing on one side .. whatever , IBIS is a good move if it works as well as Oly's 5 Axis does
to be fair, it still look better than the Nikon Df
Glen Barrington: When I was 20, I would have killed for a Leica, but now that I'll be turning 65 in a week, I find, oddly, I have absolutely zero interest in owning a Leica. I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.
I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.
Besides, most of my friends who would likely be impressed with my owning a Leica are either dead or confused by my inability to give up the passions of my adolescence. A couple are just confused.
My new E-M10 will likely last until I'm dead. And after that, it won't matter much, will it?
@HowaboutRaw - please educate me - which of the old Leica lenses matches for example the 35mm Sigma Art lens in resolving power ?And please don't give me any of that "magical characteristic feel" a picture will suddenly get as soon as you realize it was shot with an overpriced Zeiss/Leica glass.
Photoman: Wait till Sigma release their 85/1.4 lens. 1/4 price and better quality, like their 50/1.4 ART lens.
@Jones, that "junk" glass from Sigma performs better than "original" glass from Nikon and Canon. You are right that there is no guarantee that a Sigma lens will work on a Nikon body released in 10 years from today.
There is however a 100% guarantee that this Carl Zeiss Otus lens will NOT autofocus on anything ever.