CameraLabTester: DPReview Quote:
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"HIGH PRICE TAG"
If only Nee Con listened to those 3 words, they would be better off.
But nah... Nee CON.
..it's a tradition that defines the product line - remember V1, V2 ?
Kipplemaster: Could DPReview please start listing lack of USB charging a a con rather than the current practice of listing "lack of included charger" as a con for cameras with have the advantage of USB charging. Particularly for cameras which might be used for travel, for those of use who are not fans of packing random proprietary massive plastic accessories USB charging is a major plus.
using a $2500 camera as a dumb $20 battery charger is something most people are probably not really that comfortable with..
you know, we're dealing with unstable Li-ion batteries that can easily catch fire when something goes wrong while charging...
USB charging makes sense for smartphones and toy cameras with built-in battery only. It's pretty much useless (takes forever) for charging high capacity batteries in real cameras.
mwstebbins: I believe that's it's unfair to criticize this camera for "Uses micoSD cards (easy to lose)" I welcome the smaller size if it means a smaller/lighter camera.
What I want in these new cameras is USB 3. m2cw
Q: does the microSD card really make the camera smaller ?A: no, it doesn't - there are smaller cameras that use full size SD already on the market
I don't care about USB connectors on a camera - I have NEVER used them. What *I* want is a standalone charger, so if a camera doesn't come with one, that means I'll have to pay additional $50-60 for a charger. That's definitely a con.USB charging is a meh.
Danny: Very beautiful, but these kind of images could have been done much easier imho, studio shots with some wind and wires, then post processing, if done well no-one will ever tell the difference.
@Ollie 2 - absolutely !http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/cgi-artworks-that-look-like-photographs/
wlad: anyone seen Canikon ? are they still around ?
right, nikon released a J4 and S2 lately....
..or the 400mm f2.8, right, but that gear is not for the masses. A small fullframe mirrorless camera is.
anyone seen Canikon ? are they still around ?
ThePhilips: A mirrorless without PDAF in this age??
why ?A NEX-like Leica costing 3 times as much as a NEX is just as ridiculous as a VW Polo-like Ferrari selling for $70k.
@Richard, every 40 years old car is considered "a classic" and has more value that it had when it was manufactured
if Ferrari made a 3 cylinder 1.2l "budget" car, nobody would complain that it does not have a flappy paddle gearbox. Everybody would just have a laugh and move on.And that's exactly what's going to happen with this camera.
Joachim Gerstl: Leica goes Hasselblad.
Looks like an overpriced NEX 3 to me. But I guess I'm just ignorant.
..and they didn't even bother adding those terrible wooden grips... seriously, how are they expecting to sell this ?
straylightrun: $1000 for a 70-300 telephoto lens.....?
please use a low-pass filter next time, I'm seeing Moire in your post
Just a Photographer: Why should we still use Eye-Fi cards now in most places we can use a 4G network?
Next to that in todays world not only your phone has wifi already, but most (consumer) camera's have wifi too.
Few years ago these cards came in handy, but nowadays aren't these eye-fi card mostly redundant? Its only a matter of time before Eye-fi will be out of business.
these cards were pretty much useless even back then..Most people don't have a studio, so they don't need to review low-res images on a tablet/PC after each shot.And these cards are useless for transferring full resolution pictures, not to mention RAWs. The abysmal maximum transfer speeds of 1.5MB/s make this just a toy, really.
RichRMA: Ferrari licensed their name to a number of companies, including William Optics a Taiwanese telescope company. I would like to know exactly what changes Hasselblad made to the 99.
did Ferrari sell a rebadged KIA ?
Zoron: I am planning to get one....anybody else in dpreview?
no, you're alone
sebastian huvenaars: Imagine the new CEO of Ferrari opting to buy up some Toyota's, fit them with seat made of cherry wood and a ferrari badge and sell them for lunar amounts of money...
This is what happened to Hassy passed period lol, it would be comical if it wasn't so sad.
Ah well, no more of that :)
In case of Aston-Martin, they were just mocking the bureaucrats in Brussels:"The Aston Martin Cygnet is a 3-door hatchback marketed by Aston Martin beginning with model year 2011 as a rebadged variant of the Toyota iQ. The Cygnet enables Aston Martin to comply with the European Union–imposed fleet average emissions regulations taking effect in 2012"
Joachim Gerstl: the lunatic left!
you surely meant "ruining the company"
Carlos Ocando: If LR runs slow on a Mac or a PC, then I wonder how will it run on a tablet?, and why would anyone do color correction in such a small screen that has a color space smaller than sRGB?
it's not going to have all the features of the big LR obviously.. maybe it won't even handle RAW :)
David Hull: The typical price for a high quality APP in the iPad is $10-$15 period. Adobe wants to charge 10-12 times that in perpetuity? I think that if Adobe really wants to increase their profitability, they should start packaging and selling whatever it is that they are smoking.
maybe you get a free iPad with that Adobe subscription...