I call bull on this one.
BJN: The Lytro interactive image samples are under 900 x 600 resolution. Do you think that they wouldn't provide higher resolution samples if they had them? The end image size in pixels can be provided despite the nonsense about megarays and equivalent of 5 megapixels conventional resolution. Where are the 2560x1920 (5 megapixel) image samples?
Talk about a no-information launch. No ISO range given. Is the f/2.0 lens fixed aperture (pretty sure it has to be)? If the lens is fixed aperture and the max shutter speed is 1/4000 second, how does the camera handle bright light scenes? What control does the photographer have over exposure? What's the frame rate and write time? For $1,600 Lytro had better have a lot more information and better resolution examples to show. The samples are cute but highly staged. The 3D baseline separation is tiny, so we get shown shots of miniatures.
Nice find indeed.This means that they have no idea yet and it's all still marketing & rendering stuff.
The ND would have to be built-in to be of any use.I can't imagine someone wanting to bother with filters because "they have to, by design".
I use filters myself, but if I'm in a hurry and need to capture a moment, fast, I'd like to just roll my finger on the aperture/shutter dial (depending on mode) and be done with it.
Now we're talking useful/usable!Proprietary is obscurantist, though...
RedFox88: This makes the size of CF cards look very obsolete.
@PeterTomNever dropped one of those in my whole life...
and yes, CFs are clunky
@RedFox88...and because flex circuits break a wee little bit too often for my personal taste...
BorisAkunin: Can we have normal sized cards first?
@RedFox88It was about time that we had a "standard" standard...That's exactly why I bought microSD cards for my camera & camcorder, so that I can swap them in & out all my devices (including smartphones & tablet) to my heart's content.
And, btw, smartphones without an SD card slot **** BIG time... :-D
Cons:1. never shot jpg2. ditto3. that's a problem with lenses, not camera4. true. But it's a camera, not a videocamera5. true
...not many cons there, are there? ;-)
Greg Summers: what about a droid version??
@retro76Yup, freedom has its cost.But in the end it's the right choice.
Denisio Fabuloso: Well it seems the Olympus OMD is the standout here. Nikon has better white balance and the OMD with it's 'piddling' 4/3 format wipes the floor with the competing opposition on most counts. Deserved it's many accolades I have no doubt. Before you get out your machetes... I am a long time Pentax owner of around 40 years. Credit where credit's due.
nawknai: I truly cannot tell if this is a joke.
It sounds like an April Fools thing, but then I see a link to the Patent Office, and unless the US Patent office, which I'm sure is a barrel of laughs, has put up an April Fools prank, then this may be the dumbest patent I've seen in a long time.
...which in turn is a copy of fridge magnets.Come on!We're talking photography and add-on lenses, not display covers.Try to be reasonable.
The fact that the previously filed patent for a magnetic mount (copying that from the Nexus 5, apparently), for instance, which is IMHO a far better idea.
LensBeginner: Haha, was about to fall for it, then looked at the date...
I know it's real, it just beggars belief...
Haha, was about to fall for it, then looked at the date...
tomtom50: Full Frame BSI. Yah
You know what "BS" stands for, right? :-PIt's not BackSide, but it comes out from the "back side" all the same! :-D
The fore-aft adjustment is not so stupid an idea as one might think...You can actually use sensor shift in Pentax cameras to mimick lens shift & increase FoV...
Nice April fool!
Andrew Butterfield: When will they develop humans that can see these extra pixels?
They already exist, if you crop...
RichRMA: More than one camera has the ability to combine images to produce higher megapixel counts, or HDR, whatever. The problem is that any movement in the scene while the exposures are taken, that is resolvable by the sensor will result in blur, negating any image gain the extra pixels would provide in the area that moved.I will add that Oppo makes excellent Blu-ray players.
We got that, however the goal is similar.The point of "more Megapixels", or "more exposures", is that you can use the surplus data (using the proper procedure e.g. exposure bracketing, focus bracketing, etc.) to increase either detail (super resolution), DR (HDR), SNR (supersampling) or DoF (focus stacking). An maybe even some other thing that I missed.
CJ100570: It kinda, sorta takes 50MP pictures....
...maybe it also stacks much crappier? ;-)
I had applications that could do that back with the VGA camera of the Nokia 6600, quite some time ago...
Plus, if you want to do that now with your current phone, you can do it on your pc, with its full processing power.Just download Registax...
Tim Streater: Not having a rotatable rear screen is a big PLUS as far as I am concerned.
Flex circuits tend to break. Always. No matter the manufacturer.