tjbates: How about this one-
No 24/25p = no sale.
The pixel wars are a thing of the past. Ergonomics and useability is the new battle ground. Thats why the old style of camera is coming back and proving a success. Pixel Peepers are never going to be happy.
Can we start talking about a cameras ability to take still images, rather than any inability or poor video mode? This Camera screams out its Photographic ability, So stop bitching and moaning about video!!
yabokkie: I have the impression that Fujica design was copied from Canon FX. which came first?
You could argue the Canon 7 took its design from an Olympus Pen!!! Any new cameras design is limited by ergonomics, and it's place in the market.
Right i'll have my two pence worth, I love the look of this camera. being able to quickly view all your settings on the dials is brilliant, and the rest of the specs are good. as for being out of date and having NO video is great!! i wish video scores would be separated completely in reviews as it distorts a cameras true photographic ability.
RicardoPhotos: As a professional, I simply cannot spend much time thinking about Pentax. Lens options are just not there. But I think their camera bodies are incredibly impressive. I have a colleague who uses a Pentax to shoot fashion shows. Darn fine camera. If the Pentax K3 had built-in WiFi, we'd be looking at the Canon 7D MKII. Very impressive. But as we all know, it's all about the lenses. And that's where Pentax fails miserably.
I was thinking either the sensor of the 70D or compactness of the SL1 would get my vote. Eventually, the SL1 got my vote. It's a tiny DSLR that's ALMOST pocketable. And image quality is very good. Love that little guy!
The new HD lenses have a red ring around them :P
Pentax K3 but i agree with some of the comments regarding lack of lens line up, I use Pentax but i do sometimes miss the large choices offered by both Canon and Nikon, and third party manufactures who seem content to just build for the "big 2". And before i get slated by my fellow Pentaxians i refer to long lenses the 560mm is just crazy be nice to see a 70-400 f4
JKP: The collection is missing the photo of Costa Concordia.
Also after 1997 when the collections last Photo was added.
EssexAsh: Coming from Cornwall i'm aware of the history of wrecks and Wreckers. The locals going out with lights to lure the ships onto the rocks, finish the survivors off and grab the cargo! This is a great set, i'll have to pop down to Greenwich to see the rest.
I've just comeback from Cornwall and you can still see in a few locations the remains of shipwrecks.
It's bad enough Leica use Panasonic cameras and stick a Red Dot on them and therefore charge 50% more than the Panasonic equivalent. Hasselblad are just literally taking the Mick. Sorry but you really would have to be insane to buy any of their Sony clones. No matter how beautiful they make those special grips look!!!!!
Like the look of this, i currently keep a Fuji X10 in my pocket when i'm ever without my K5 this might be a good alternative.
Joseph S Wisniewski: Nice to see my ideas in use...
Brilliant, you should be working for these guys. so what do you predict next?
Zvonimir Tosic: Ricoh to Pentax is now same as what Asahi Optical was to Pentax. Neither "invented" Pentax, but bought it. Remember the times when Asahi letters were *engraved* above the Pentax letters on every single pentaprism, on millions of cameras?At least Ricoh is more subtle and is signing off at the back of the camera. So read it as a signature: "We at Ricoh, now recognised as world leaders in sustainable technologies and brand stewardship, are proud to deliver to you this Pentax camera, made to excite you and exceed your expectations". Ricoh is recognised as one of most ethical companies in the world; please check your facts guys.
@Zvonimir Tosic hope your not referring to wiki? lol
It's worth typing Marc Newson into google and searching images it strikes me that the majority of the stuff he's designed is all a bit samey to me.
Matt1645f4: Marc Newson really should not be allowed near any manufacturer he's the guy who came up with the hideous Pentax K-01 what should of been a great ILC to a laughing stock that Pentax had to heavily reduce and discontinue it with in a year !!!!
Don't get me wrong, as a camera it's great. i just don't like the look and many felt the same. i just feel if they had taken a leaf out of Olympus or Fuji's design books it would of been a masssve hit. I said the same on the Pentax Forums and many agree, could you imagine the K-01 looking a bit more like the fuji x series or olympus pens with those lovely limited lens?
Marc Newson really should not be allowed near any manufacturer he's the guy who came up with the hideous Pentax K-01 what should of been a great ILC to a laughing stock that Pentax had to heavily reduce and discontinue it with in a year !!!!
jonikon: I like Fujifilm's innovation approach with their sensors, but unfortunately Fujifilm missed the mark with the uninteresting XA-1. There is nothing new or special about this XA-1. No EVF and no on-sensor PDAF. There are so many other cameras that use this 16 MP sensor right now that I don't see a compelling reason to chose this one.
I can see your point, however that sensor is so well proven it would be wrong to dismiss it out of hand, the pixel war is are over really. at its price starting point that is one really tempting camera. i for one would consider it over the x-m1 just on cost as it wouldn't be for critical use but would make a great take anywhere set up.
Can we have a X-M1 v X-A1 comparison please so we can see how much of a difference that xtrans sensor makes.
Zvonimir Tosic: I personally think camera manufactures have gone bananas, suffering from "I also must have a huge lineup" inferiority complex. And then they blame smartphones for their lack of common sense.I thought Pentax was last gone crazy with the K500, "produced" by dumbing down the good basic product of K30/K50, just to shave off $50-100 or something like that. And it saturates and complicated its own line not with no real choice at all.Fuji is doing same: X-E1 was already a good value, but with X-M1 I already started rolling my eyes recognising the trend, and then ... tada!, an X-A1. More dumbing down of the same camera, same sensor, same everything. Nikon is doing same with both APS-C and FF, Canon is doing same. Olympus does same, but from the bottom up. What is given to users is not a real, genuinely good choice, but rather an artificially fabricated and overproduced handful of compromises in a dumbed down same camera that loses all its value the moment it's shipped.
The Fuji X10, X-s1 both use non xtrans sensors so its not based on that technology, i suspect based on their past naming styles (eg J series = Junior, A series= amateur, S= serious etc. this is what Fuji's own reps have explained as being the reason behind letter designations) so i suspect the X= eXpert.
Olympus is far from in the black they've just been bailed out by Sony, Fuji has reported a lost just recently, Pentax has changed hands twice in the last 4 years so i think your talking out of your backside.
waxwaine: I guess DPR will at least PREview the new Q10.
Still waiting and now the Q7 is out!!