Baxter Bad: At $750, the world spat on the Pentax K-01 and five people bought it. At $300, giggly impulse buyers fell over themselves to sing its praises, and of course, the design wasn't so bad after all.
When the GH3 comes down to $899, it should be able to resurrect the dead and steal Angelina Jolie away from Brad Pitt.
I wasn't criticizing the K-01 design... I was speaking in the voice of those who did when it was announced, then softened their position after the price dropped. C'mon, don't you guys read any fiction? Step away from those tech manuals!
tbaker: Make sense, since it an over priced camera with no real redeeming features.
Go ahead, give us a list of what you consider to be redeeming features in a camera, so we can compare it to the feature list of the GH3. I dare you.
At $750, the world spat on the Pentax K-01 and five people bought it. At $300, giggly impulse buyers fell over themselves to sing its praises, and of course, the design wasn't so bad after all.
Maverick_: Just what I thought. The GH3 has not created sufficient buzz. There is very little mention of exciting consumer articles on Pana GH3 here or elsewhere. And overall the world has been very lukewarm to this camera, versus for example the huge publicity and buzz that was create for the OM-D.
Also MF3 is a gigantic failure as a pro camera, no Pro (ok just a couple of guys) uses it for photo, only for video.
Also I believe that the future of photography does not include MF3. In another 5 years this format will disappear.
As the price of FF sensors drop, we'll go back to the time of film when all SLR cameras cheap or expensive shot 35/mm film. Also as our phone cameras become better every year, there would be no need to have a small camera in the next 5 years. The phone camera will take care of it.
So the not so distance future will see only FF DSLRs and Phone cams. And for those who whine about size, FF can be made small and light, just look at what Sony did with the RX1.
I hope MF3 doesn't disappear, half of my music is in that format.
Baxter Bad: Stop worrying about selling image quality and F-numbers and make something sexy. Your cameras are for old people.
If they were selling Hello Kitty cameras, they'd probably have enough money to do what I was thinking: update their old L1 as an X100s competitor, for starters.
Stop worrying about selling image quality and F-numbers and make something sexy. Your cameras are for old people.
This camera has no way to set the upper limit for auto-ISO. It's 3200, period. It has just two aspect ratios, 3:2 and the oh-so-useful 16:9. It has no way to configure a button to manually switch from LCD to EVF (you have to menu dive). Enthusiast-level? I understand you can't get everything for $850, but these things are pretty basic for enthusiast cameras.
Next time, Pentax - Let's Go All the Way. Manual zoom, hot shoe, a little glass viewfinder, and some decent-looking dials (these look terribly cheap).
For starters, something with a large 5:4 sensor and a fast 43mm lens.
Ability to delete a post? No? Not that I would, personally - I carefully consider everything I write and have no regrets, ahem. But I know there are some here who have made... poorly calculated remarks... and would be happy to be relieved of their shame.
How about something limited, like each account gets three lifetime deletes? To be used wisely, of course.
The physical controls of a compact, but no built-in flash? A live RGB histogram but no Kelvin white balance? OK, so Canon wanted to combine the simplicity of an Elph with some of the advanced features of an EOS. I don't think they got the formula quite right.
Sony tried the ultra-stripped down approach with the first NEX models and now they're adding the built-in flashes, mode dials, etc., that buyers of this type of camera seem to expect. Strange that Canon would make the same mistake given they've sat back so long and watched the market mature.
For the next version, I hope they think more along the lines of the Panasonic GX1 - pop-up flash, front or top control wheel (instead of the rear dial) so I can do exposure comp one-handed, bit more of a grip. Add GPS and Wi-Fi. Send a clear message that this is an $800 camera, not an Elph with interchangeable lenses.
At $1,500 - new product segment.
At $2,800 - publicity stunt.
Only m4/3 and NEX are open spec, right? If so, isn't it likely those are the only systems Zeiss will support?
I should have read the article before commenting. I learned that Hipstamatic nows allows posting to Instagram, which explains how Matt Eich's Hipstamatic shots wound up in his Instagram stream. Didn't know about that feature.
Somebody goofed. The photo of these soldiers shooting hoops was taken with Hipstamatic (Ina's 1969 "film" to be exact).
Hugo808: Well well, the DP readers don't like it. I never would have thought that could happen with something new....
You kids get off my lawn!
"...a non-connected device will be meaningless."
Unless the Cylons attack. Then you'll wish that phone had a cord and your camera used film, won't you?
In the U.S., all our carriers are spawns of Satan. The last thing I want is to deal with another of their "packages" just to share better photos than I can take with my phone. Please, Samsung - a WiFi-only option.
Sexy as a mutha.
The plastic bottom is the only cheap-looking part of the camera, this case brings it all together in pimptastic splendor.
M is for meh.