FencerPTS: Most of this is not good news for camera consumers.
IP&S SALES ARE DOWN 1.7% TO 711.2 B JPY. Q4 to Q3 sales down 16%; Q4 CY to Q4 PY down 9.5%. Not good news for Sony imaging. Only good news is the restructuring charge is behind them.
SONY INCREASING PROFIT FROM IMAGING: IP&S is now the second highest ROI at 16.5%. Cheap cameras are going away (we've already seen this with the A6300 replacing the A6000).
SONY REDUCING IMAGING R&D: contracted 4.75% to 64 B JPY. Look for either less prolific or less profound updates.
Mothballing any remaining R&D on the A-series could get them some savings, depending on what they were spending last year.
I like the design. The blue ring around the lens and black plastic reminds me of the Samsung NX cameras, but the simplicity of the approach makes it look like something out of Apple's design lab.
Retzius: Folks will gripe and moan about a developer charging $40 a year to give them a web based app with seamless photo editing integration across platforms but then go out for dinner and blow $50 for a couple burgers and beers and think nothing of it...
@lenseye: Before you quit the subscription, export everything as TIFs or JPEGs and you have your final versions as well as the original RAWs. This has me thinking seriously about an iPad, which will cost the equivalent of more than 3 years of my subscription.
Looks like just the thing for a mirrorless kit. Now when are they going to go on sale? Nothing at the Giottos weblink provided.
Interesting use of a narrow focus, but the blurry green area in the lower left corner is distracting. It could be cropped out.
Need to be more careful with use of focus. Suggest a smaller aperture to get more sharp.
Psychic1: $50K in assets is totally incorrect, NYC had inventory that exceeded that value sitting on the floor.
Maybe the writer was talking about net assets. I was a bit baffled by the initial articles that talked about assets being $50m higher than outstanding liabilities. The reports that they were way behind with suppliers is more consistent witht he bankruptcy filing.
@ Havani. I read elsewhere that they had $50k in assets, not $50 million. There is good coverage over at PetaPixel, including an interview with an employee and a link to a website with reviews of the company by workers (http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Calumet-Photographic-EI_IE262122.11,31.htm).
Sounds like they were struggling to get any stock, which meant low sales that led to more merchants refusing to send them stock on credit. Another big signal was a recent set of missed paychecks to employees.
Many employees seem to be blaming the current President, who came from Ritz after running it into the ground.
I like the close up view and the colors that leap off the page. Nice range of colors from bright green to yellow to deep orange.
Nice idea but unsharp when seen on full screen.
qwertyasdf: 20+4.9+4.9 = 39? I don't get it!
If the grip is facing backwards, then the thumb needs to exert pressure to hold the camera. How can i use my thumb to press the buttons on the back? I just tried holding my Canon 1D backwards, it dropped on the ground.(But the scrollwheel, which is now in the front is very convenient for the index finger to turn)Am I holding it wrong? I don't get it
Anyways, I'm gonna get it no matter what! ByeBye DP2M
I'd like to see a picture of someone actually holding this. I can't figure anything out based on these pictures.
Would this be the first weather-resistant APS-C lens for Nikon and Canon users? It would be nice to have something for those 70D users who don't want to buy an L-class lens for that feature. The press release doesn't offer many details on how good the moisture-resistance is.
Why only add SmugMug? How about 500PX or other sharing services?
The 70-200mm f4 is about one-third heavier than the Canon equivalent. It will have to be cheap to make it attractive.
B1ackhat: 479.99 GBP = 756.74 USD ... $756 for a 1/2.3" sensor with 5x zoom? Seriously? We already saw this one-trick-pony with the Nikon P300, which is available for 1/3 the price of the XZ-10.
That's the price for the white XZ-2, which I agree is overpriced. GBP prices don't convert directly by the exchange rate. My guess is $499 for the white XZ-2 and $350 for the XZ-10.
thincrust88: Just viewed the pics on the Panasonic website...
I'm sorry, but not a single image stands out.
Maybe one or two pictures stand out. This shot from the weightlifting competition, http://www.lumixlifestyle.co.uk/london-2012/photos-of-the-day/day-4-1st-august/mens-69kg-weightlifting-3/#galleryimage, is really interesting, but it goes for a long exposure rather than high ISO.