Joris1632: Which is more expensive; a €1000 kit worth €200 in 2 years time or a €2000 kit worth €1750 or more in 2 years time? Ferrari owners don't get rich by being financially incompetent! :-)
if they were not made by... fuji!
dspoel: People here always complain about Leica prices. But at least these cameras are not made in sweatshops under slave-like circumstances.
@ dspoel: if you believe that buy SIGMA lenses!!!
quezra: Sony should sue... tri-navi straight out of NEX-7 and grip from NEX-3... all they did was make it out of pretentious materials as if that justified doubling the price it really was worth.
AND Nikon!Nikon also anounced the return to true photography. With their DF! So ONLY with it we can go back to doing real photography!!!
Marty4650: The styling really looks like a dressed up version of a Sony Nex C3, or a Samsung Galaxy camera. Except the Samsung actually looks better. The omission of a built in EVF is deplorable at this price.And while "sleek" might be stylish, it just isn't a good design for a small camera that is easy to drop.
Leica would have been better off by rebranding the Panasonic GM1, slapping a red dot on it, and selling it for $1300, lens included. That method worked for them so many times before. Instead they ended up with another camera that might sell 300 copies in the next 12 months.
A $699 Olympus EM10 will beat the pants off it, as will any Fuji X camera made.
This camera will only appeal to Leicaphiles and people with too much disposable income.
Very rigth Marty!!!Except that leica proved ( also hasselblad and even canikon with their +&+ EXPENSIVE lenses) that there are always way too many people with more money then brains!!! Unfortunately for all us others that in such a way can only buy such lenses in 2nd hand(or more!).
Daedbird: The touchscreen and controls look awesome, and the design of the whole camera is beautiful.
If it had a mic jack, I would seriously think about saving up for one. But it doesn't, and if that is the price tag for the zoom, I shudder to think what other faster lenses may cost.
I guess I am not a Leica guy, but she sure is a beaut.....
Yes! Indeed the biggest problem is in the price of the lenses!!! Migth as well go for M in second hand!!!
Henrik Herranen: Please, DPReview:
Of all web sites YOU should remember that a list that is called "Key Photographic/Video Specifications" but without sensor size is missing, well, for the lack of a better term, one of the MOST key specifications. (This goes just as well for mobile phones, P&S and mirrorless cameras, as DSLRs.)
To continue, the focal length (both real as well as equivalent) for a fixed lens would IMHO also fall under the umbrella of key specifications.
Then again, I've yet to see someone choose an optical system because of the number of lens elements. I don't think that is key to anything.
EVEN if they didn´t mention it directly, does ppl in dpreview want to be real reporters or not???:(
Richard Murdey: "an order of magnitude more"
No, less than four times more.
picky picky little hatters!!!so go on and PAY MORE IF U WANT!!!LET ALL US OTHERS REJOYCE IN THIS AMAZING PRICE!!!!!
PS: i almost forgot: complain also about the weather resistance and video possibility!!! "No true camera will do that!" says nikon in their latest gamble! ;)
Snowbird_UT: When are they gonna drop the mirror. Of all the systems that could benefit of going mirrorless I would think this one wins hands down. They could make adapters for all those legacy lenses easily enough.
Rangfinder has some qualities, VERACITY is NOT one of them!!!
Zvonimir Tosic: So DPR editors, the title of the article states "Hands on with the Pentax 645Z". Did you have a hands on chance to record some images with this new camera? Were you allowed to see and download the output (considering camera is not available yet for purchase)?Thank you.
but PLEASE PLEASE PREATTYPLEASE: DO MAKE A FULL REVIEW OF IT!!!! XD
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! WAY TO GO PENTAX!!!!Time for the other players to WAKE UP and smell the coffe!!! :D
(or they will go the Contax and kodak way... wich will be bad for all possible future clients! :/
gsum: This camera isn't medium format - it is MFDX. To describe it as MF is misleading. Looks good though and is almost free of the usual useless 'features' that afflict modern cameras.
Yes, it is a shame the sensor is smaller then real 645, but so is 90% of all medium format sensors!!!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! WAY TO GO PENTAX!!!!Time for the other players to WAKE UP and smell the cofe!!! :D
InTheMist: It looks like the next chance in Europe will be Sept. 2015:
THANKS for the link!!! :)
gsum: "rare meteorological event" -
It's not rare and it's not meteorological. Couldn't be bothered reading the rest of the article after that.
Yep, the article if negatively filled with many jewels of ignorance, astronomical, optical, AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ONES!!! still it was nice to know about the dates!
Zoron: I don't want it.
Yes indeed! DO TELL US MORE ABOUT UR LIFE!!!PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Retzius: A gasp at Nikon's headquarters is so loud it is heard all across Japan.
Suddenly, the DX lens team refocuses its effort to come out with a 16-350 F5.6-f8 to replace the newer and just announced 18-300 before it even launches.
Meanwhile, in the Nikon boardroom, they decide it will have a MSRP of $1250 while at the same time scheduling a discussion of why Tamron and Sigma super zooms outsell their own.
Could not agree more wiht you Josh152!!! :DI only hope Tamron And Sigma will never follow canikon crazystupid price strategy!!! Otherwise we would stop having competition again! :/
Scottelly: I wonder if this lens will work on a Nikon 1 V2 with Nikon's FT1 mount adapter. THAT would be cool. Add the Nikon 6.7-13mm VR lens, and you'd have a great two-lens kit. The 1" 2.7x crop would make this lens equivalent to a 43.2-810mm f3.5-5.6, and the photos might be pretty sharp, since it would only be the central area of the frame that would be captured.
@Henrik: f5.6 IS INDEED f5.6!!!check ur facts before writing! -_-
peevee1: "splashproof construction", 540g and everything else at this price? Looks like a winner!Nikon with 18-300 and Canon 18-200 just got owned. :)
have you ever missed a chance to READ IT ALL?He mentioned Canon, that as anyone knows by reading it is in WAY WORST SITUATION!!!About quality just see the tests made at the second version of the 28-200 and even the 18-250 from Tamron and start to cry comparing with 30 or 40years old fixed nikon lenses!!!OR...DON´T LET FACTS GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR ARGUMENTS!!!
Saffron_Blaze: Killing in God's name. How civilised.
can i remenber those who made such sad coments that THIS happened NOW!!! and those happened some 5CENTURIES AGO!!!If you cannot grasp the concept i guess it will just mean that some ppl evolved to XXI century and others DID NOT! -_-
xt1isdabomb: That short clip doesn't reveal much about how the output looks to the viewer.
INDEED! What a crapy clip!!! :(