Yoshihisa Maitani once was asked what his ideal camera would be. His reply was along the lines of "simple: you simply look at something, and the picture is captured".
If it were to be limited to that function, this invention would be marvellous, but the nasty information-hungry goblins infesting the Internet have made every such new development seem more of a curse.
It's time that stringent electronic privacy laws were enacted, and enforced with a very big stick.
...Always supposing, of course, that they don't interfere with street photography.
I can imagine situations in which forgetting to pop out one's lenses might severely compromise a beautiful relationship.
Nice, but I wonder how much of the OVF it obscures.
dlkeller: I see Tamron is SCREWING SONY OWNERS once again. This feeble excuse of theirs that Sony has IBS is becoming even worse with the increasing number of users of A mount lenses on E Mount cameras with the adaptors. A lot of us would really like the stabilized viewfinder that in lens stabilization gives. As to conflict between the two, simply put a large print notice on Sony mount lenses to TURN OFF IBS when using.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
keeponkeepingon: Thanks for posting this! Better late than never (this came out over a month ago):
It's incredible that some of the folks posting here are opposed to the recall system? In our case it worked. My dad (a "senior") has enough eye problems as it is; because of the "system" we were informed and got this addressed before it could become an issue.
Totally agree. Compare and contrast with Actos, Takeda and Eli Lilly.
Ah, cut them some slack. A few test pieces wandered into the production line and one in a godzillion people get itchy eyes from them. For that they're taking the adverse publicity and the cost of a recall before somebody wails and the jackals descend. Good for them.
Langusta: Just when I started to think that they couldn't create an uglier camera in N1 system...
Who wants to shave with a camera?
RichRMA: It's still a glorified Coolpix, really. I can't really see the point in having interchangeable lenses on a camera like that, except for novelty purposes. Nikon and Canon; the DSLR "boom" isn't going to last forever so would it really threaten your entire existence to release at least 1 (no pun intended) serious mirror-less?
I do see the point: I can fit a J1 and two lenses into my handlebar bag.
sla: "To keep the size of the camera down, Nikon is now using microSD cards"What a nonsense! 101 x 61 x 29 mm vs 100 x 60 x 29 mm... WOW! Really size down...
What they mean is that putting in an SD card bay would make the camera bigger than it is.
I actually quite fancy one of these, but not to the tune of a thousand knicker.
Please get back to the OM-G, that was fun.
Nice one Cyril.
+1 on the Op-Tech: discrete & very, very comfortable.
That 400mm looks very familiar, only mine's f/6.3 and trademarked Danubia.
I like their 360° concept.
More power to them.
Well, if there are going to be thousands of recalls from China on the market all of a sudden & going cheap, I'll be happy to buy another. My camera's fine.
buda1065: If you take candid photos of people, you should be respectful. You can see that in Winogrand's work. Unfortunately, in my country and without debate, street photography is effectively banned:http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/14/hungary-law-photography-permission-take-pictures
It is in France as well, but a few years ago a learned judge ruled that the photographer's freedom of expression took precedence over the individual's copyright of his own image, if the pictures taken did not portray the subject in such a way as to ridicule or damage him in any other way. In other words, pics of Hortense shovelling in a gallon of cassoulet are probably OK, but pics of her picking her nose with the cutlery aren't.
The plural of axis is axes.
JohnEwing: I can't imagine a serious photog tarting up his kit with this sort of thing, but if Fuji can milk the decadent to keep the company producing superb cameras, more power to them. It's not as if they were producing pearl-handled rosewood-gripped hyperuglified models of someone else's cameras.
If the uptarting suits you, go ahead: fine feathers make fine birds. And as I said, it'll help Fuji continue to develop great cameras.