Peiasdf: JVC is owned by Panasonic so this is just a badge engineered Panasonic camera. Next thing you know, Sanyo would join m4/3 because it is also owned by Panasonic.
Typical American not knowing anything accurate about history, probably thinks America recovered the enigma machine from the Nazi's.....
I wouldn't touch a Sony phone i've had sony for years when they had ericsson at the end but now they are crap ive sent my Sony xperia t back 3 times with various faults i never had a prob with a Nokia or an iPhone the camera may be grea but if you cant make calls whats the point.......
that lens looks bent on the body, poor Photoshop LOL
Can you please stop with the lower marks for bloody poor video!!! this site is called Digital Photography review, it you insist on scoring cameras down because of video make it a totally different section or start a Digital Video Review Site, i'm bored about the lengthy failings a camera has in its lack of video......
Can we please stop with the lower marks for bloody poor video!!! this site is called Digital Photography review, it you insist on scoring cameras down because of video make it a totally different section or start a Digital Video Review Site, i'm bored about the lengthy failings a camera his in its lack of video......
I love the idea, just purely from a personal perspective i'd prefer to see the lens mounted in the centre. It would be interesting to see if in time Samsung launch a slim line collapsible lens to make i even more pocket able.
Jokica: If Samsung is my company, I would buy Pentax along with Ricoh.
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 as for being out of date and having NO video is great!!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.