It's a disaster on a crowded ski slope. I give ski resorts a year before they ban this thing. But it's awesome for junior extreme sports competitions where there is no one else on the run.
Should be am major revenue source for water rafting companies, shoot the video, sell customers a CD for $30, make a lot of money.
Seriously??? Yawwwnn... This camera makes zero sense in the market that has Ricoh GR or Fuji's own X100. Stop wasting time and get us the Pro-2.
Too big and bulky to be a real smartphone. Its better to cary a regular smartphone and a high-end compact when you need to shoot quality. Face it, modern smartphone cameras are good enough for 90% of routine pictures. the 10% are not worth the tradeoffs of carrying a thick monster of a phone.
Fantastic. thanks for posting.
Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.
#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...
Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.
What the GoPro should have been like?
Rob Bernhard: With the "Quattro" name, they should not stop with only 3 cameras. ;-)
Does anyone care about Sigma DSLs anymore?
There IS/WAS a DSLR. It had a ridiculous MSRP and didn't sell well at all.
alexzn: For a fine sample of soviet war pictures see:http://baltermants.com/#/
BTW, Khaldei's photo was later retouched to remove one of two watches the soldier wore on his hands (evidence of looting which was widespread amend the victorious Red Army soldiers.
I just have to laugh about some of the NKVD posts... Every Russian family probably has some items that were war "trophies". The higher you were int eh army, the more you were able to loot. Top generals sent stuff home by railroad cars, soldiers took stuff back in suitcases. It was war and long and bloody war, so no wonder it had many ugly sides. I'd say it was by far not the ugliest side of that war...
alexzn: this is one of the iconic images of the WWII. It may not be so popular in the West but it is rather well known in Russia. Depite all the poor taste sniping on DPR this is a real piece of history. Khaldei, Baltermantz and other Soviet war photographers left behind a treasure trove of powerful images documenting a titanic event of the 20th century. Have some respect (maybe a hopeless cause at DPR forums these days).
Have you ever met anyone on an internet forum who willingly asked to be lectured? I have not. So, fine, my comments were not directed at you, but if you look at this thread, there are plenty of examples of sniping, trolling, the ever-present references to Leicas being too expensive, you name it. I think I have a full right to comment on that as well. Now lets go back to the subject of war photography, much more interesting.
For a fine sample of soviet war pictures see:http://baltermants.com/#/
this is one of the iconic images of the WWII. It may not be so popular in the West but it is rather well known in Russia. Depite all the poor taste sniping on DPR this is a real piece of history. Khaldei, Baltermantz and other Soviet war photographers left behind a treasure trove of powerful images documenting a titanic event of the 20th century. Have some respect (maybe a hopeless cause at DPR forums these days).
Great, thanks for posting
This is a non issue. People who go through the trouble of removing the watermarks will never buy the pictures anyway. We can debate why they seem to be entitled to get images produced with thousands of dollars worth of gear for free but that's beside the point. These people are just not the market for pro photography pictures. Trying to prosecute this is futile and stupid, it reminds me of record companies trying to prosecute people for copying CDs. Jobs invented the iTunes Store and made it a lot easier to buy music for an acceptable price than to steal it. Just face it- digital photography and cell phones made pictures very cheap. So it you expect people pay $$$ for your photos, think again, maybe special cases like weddings, but event photography is dead, unless people find ways to drop the price or find an alternative revenue source.
Pat Cullinan Jr: EVF? Sold! Hope it doesn't fall off, though.
If the first iteration had offered an EVF, it would've been reasonably exciting. Can't help feeling that the III is mildly anticlimactic. Did someone say boring? With 9 digicams in the sock drawer, I'm jaded. I'm torn -- should I buy the III, or should I enter a monastery in the Egyptian desert?
Desert. Go for it....
itchhh: I'm not sure the word "stunning" fits for these images in 2014. Maybe 10 years ago, but not today. With the rapid improvements in technology and more people with camera's, stunning shots are harder to come by than they once were. Kuddos to each of the photographers and their shots, its still an honor to be chosen.
Show me your work that is better, them you can harp on how those pictures are not stunning. Now go back to over-processing your garden flower shots taken by your expensive camera.
Wow, impressive for sure.
pwmoree: How to shoot RAW and at the same time send small jpegs to your tablet or PC I have never been able to find out. If you shoot large jpegs the transmission is rather slow. I liked the X2-pro but because of the above almost never use it.
The setting allow you to transfer only the JPEG files and RAW files will remain on the card. What you are really looting with EyeFi setup is the ability to shoot full-size JPEGs (assuming you want to transfer only the small size JPEGs). Presumably you can re-process the full size JPEGs either on a computer or if you like your built-in conversion, you can do it on the camera (clunky).
Lee Jay: "If you're looking for a Wi-Fi card that's simple to setup and blasts images off into cyberspace in a matter of seconds..."
Unless you are a real-time photo-journalist, there's no good reason to do this, and it's generally a bad idea for multiple reasons.
Oh, the breathtaking selfishness of the DPR forums.... OK, Lee Jay, you are a bit of a pedant and a privacy freak. Fine with me, no worries, no offense. But why, or why do you assume that everyone is like you? Also, have you ever heard about Snapseed? Gives you a fine ability to post-process an image right on your phone. Like it or not, the world around you has moved on. People snap photos with their cell phone and share them online. The ability to share better quality photos is a positive development.
A useless feature if I ever saw one...