Well done Fuji ! Ticks my wish list. Oh dear reading some of the comments were back to talking new sensors and BIG MP counts. Fuji should prove they are different and user focused (tell the big MP people to get lost) by a REALLY great mk 2 sensor with just 16 MP's !!
Just Ed: Nice tough looking camera. It should be quit an attractive package with all the 4/3 lenses out there.
Or even the CHEAP Fujian 35mm 1.7 lens which arrived earlier today - £20 and worth each and every penny fitted to my BMPCC.
I used lots of DSLR's that can shoot video including the 5D3 - my humble BMPCC blows the doors off it - roll on BM - your simply brilliant
n3eg: A: We are just like Canon! Canon will not give up on their lousy EOS M series, why should we give up on the 1 series, even though the 1J5 is ugly? Canon will never surrender, and neither will we!
Canon eos - m - love it or hate it (have you ever used one?) but it turns out great pics & vids - of course its not perfect and its no GH4 but I MUCH prefer the picture quailty to the Olympus 5 Pen I have used - nasty colours (have you ever tried one?) so unlike the Nikon 1 the ASP-C format M does have a future.
D Webb: What an absolutely pointless exercise this was. I applaud DPR for asking relevant questions and feel nothing but disdain for the robotic, non-answers given by the faceless monolith which is Nikon. I am very glad I sold my Nikon gear.
Nikon aren't Nikon anymore… shame.
The 'guilty men'? Just look at the body language ! Do any of us really believe that Nikon has really got this sorted and the D760 ( ? ) won't suffer similar problems with QC ???
Donnie G: Canon creates another tool for working pros that, once again, sends armchair hobbyists stomping about madly and foaming at the mouth with rage and resentment because the product wasn't designed for them and isn't priced for them either. Boohoo! How dare Canon put pros before trolls! Let's teach Canon a lesson by running out right now and buying all the A7s, A6000s, FZ1000s, and GH4s we can find, then put our Canon lenses on them. I bet that'll show Canon who's boss. :))
Spot on ! But I'll stick to my canon DSLR's and seperate BMPCC for now….
Every so often Canon pull something out of the bag (in a manner that Nikon fail to do) - not sure what market place this is designed to address - perhaps like BMW they feel that they to have a camera in every possible slot or make their own slot. Given that cameras such as the Pana GH4 and the Black Magic (both of which are very different to the new Canon) are driving the market away from making vids via traditional DSLR's this is an interesting and unexpected move.
Played with a range of their glass at the recent photoshow NEC, Birningham , England. Very nice stuff - sort of sub Lecia/Zeiss - but as the brand attacts new clients I can't help but feel their prices are becoming too high - this will sell at almost £1K for 4 3 users ? Perhaps just a few....
Does it have any dust/ dirt/ oil/ flare issues ???
Its all about money people (and power) understand that Canon may be the only camera maker who is actually making any profits and camera production is only part of the Canon brand. As for Olympus - try to find the BBC programme on the net about their 'dealings' - I use Olympus (as well as several other brands) and love their Zukio glass - but their SMT - No way, Never. Sad.
Peiasdf: SONY got what it wanted in the spin-off medical joint venture and is now dumping the dying imaging division.
So sad, but I think you hit the nail on the head ....
Waffle – sorry – tells us nothing that we did not already know and sadly the questions (sorry did I miss them?) were pointless - DPR staff need to ask for real info and future vids should not simply be a showcase for the camera brands to parade their wares...
junk1: In regards to mirrorless, this interview reminds me of the Kodak interview many years ago (1998/1999?) when their rep said digital cameras would not catch on (or similar statement).
Kodak had 60,000 employed in Rochester, NY at the peak, versus now they have around 2000?
The real elephant in the room is that most kids (sorry I'm old) have almost no interest in ANY camera that isn't part of a mobile phone and that in the mid term is what will kill off what we 'olders' call cameras regardless of its type or body structure.
Roman Korcek: "Canon offered a maximum pixel count of ~22MP for seven years before the launch of the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Why did it take that long to increase resolution?
I wasn't actually aware that it had been seven years!"
This guy really cares about his company and its products.
No, he knows full well - he's just deflecting and not giving an answer to the question !!
Well, its a typical interview from a leading player - he gives nothing away and readers are free to make up their own minds as to his replies (you can't call them answers) failure is something no one in Japan will EVER admit too so even if Canon are worried about what others are doing he simply can't won't admit it as to do so would be to lose face or standing. NOTE - there is fantastic BBC programme about all the goings on at Olympus - try to find it on the web - simply brilliant TV and I promise you you'll never look at Olympus the same again.
I got trashed upon by Nikon usrs last time I dare suggest that the Tamron would do rather well as newer (high quailty) glass tends to be better than 'classic' glass - well - gonna enjoy this bit - TOLD YOU SO ! Having said that if it were MY money I would still get the Nikkor because of future resale value when the MK 2 comes out.
I am sure that this new camera will fine - it's only with cheaper FF cameras that Nikon's QC seems to have gone of a cliff - having said that the main improvement over the D7100 seems to be a decent sized buffer ( at last) - which I am not 100 % certain Nikon could not have done via a decent software update…then again they need to flog new kit….FLARE test coming DPR ???
Jose Ernesto Passos: Unfortunately the market is concentrating and one option is going to disappear from the market. Sony has been doing lots of mistakes after it missed the LED technology in TVs. In the camera business it overstretched the number of camera models. Probably this decision was supported by the some major consulting company.The fact is that Samsung may destroy the consumer electronics business in general. Today it has achieved such a huge economy of scale that dwarfs any competitor.Canon in no way is a competitor for Samsung. Samsung dominates too many technologies today. If we take a look how it is starting to move in the camera business, unless there is an anti-trust action there will only one. I don't like a market with a small number of choices...
With a house stuffed full of Sony products ( I also worked alongside Sony for 10 years) I have to agree these are tricky times for Sony and their buiness move is very interesting. As for Samsung I am not a fan of their TV's (sorry) I find their colour balance is too rich for me - having said that my main TV is a Panasonic - so please don't think I am just Sony mad. I know Sony have failed to reach their stated aims within the camera market (in simple terms being 2nd after Canon having knocked Nikon down to 3rd and closing on Canon fast by now) but they have been clever - selling its sensor tech on-wards to several brands - this has been and remains a lifeline for Nikon. Samsung - the massive elephant in the room - now if they were clever they COULD become someone in the camera market but until very recently they don't seem to have tried very hard.
An interesting move, I for one believe that Sony will still be around in 10 yrs time but just like the last 10 yrs their business model and its cashcow products will have to have changed. Sony has always been highly innovative but also blind to new ideas from others. Example: Betamax – better than VHS but let down by poor planning and a lack of understanding what customers wanted. Walkman – massive massive product and customer base but now stone dead due to MP3 / Ipod – I could go on..