Mattoid: Please do a direct image comparison (with foreground and background elements to show blur amount and character) between the RX100 II and the Ricoh GR wide open at 28mm 35mm and 50mm equivalents. (interestingly the GR cropped to "1 inch" sensor size gives 50mm equivalent)
I took a look myself and couldn't see much in it. The hair on the dummy looked pretty un-detailed in both at that ISO. The nex did look more flattering though. The 35mm crop mode would be best to be used with the GR in that situation. As for size, the 3n body is the same at 34.6mm but the 16-50 adds a further 30mm, so for jacket poketability they are similar but the GR is just slim enough to be pant pocketable, which isn't the case with the nex unless you transport the lens separately. But you are right that at that price it is very attractive, and I actually will now look at that as a serious option so thanks.
Please do a direct image comparison (with foreground and background elements to show blur amount and character) between the RX100 II and the Ricoh GR wide open at 28mm 35mm and 50mm equivalents. (interestingly the GR cropped to "1 inch" sensor size gives 50mm equivalent)
Announcing the DEVELOPMENT? Anyone can do that! They don't even have to release them for the statement to be true. I can personally announce today that I am developing a medium format compact camera with a 16-800mm f1.0 stabilized zoom lens that weighs only 150g and fits in a shirt pocket.
Way to big for the sensor size. They should be going for pentax q levels of compactness. Then the system might have a point.
So its not a phone. You got my hopes up.
Wait, conventional phase detect doesn't work in live view so you couldn't even record it! Unless you filmed through the viewfinder, which they didn't because they activated focus by touching the screen. Thinking about it, it is phase detect but live view has to be disengaged temporarily. the mirror comes down and focus is acquired. This takes more time than conventional phase detect.
farrukh: Lovely! Though very different to my set of Olympic event photos!http://www.flickr.com/photos/swamibu/sets/72157630793769412/
I really like the diving shot taken from high up. Fantastic shot. The only thing I would change is cropping that bit of black off the bottom. What post processing did you do? did you mess around with it a lot or is it just the dramatic tone art filter?
Bit stupid that you can't view the gigapan images full screen. The full zoomed out image doesn't even look sharp with all that over sampleing. It should be the best quality ever.
That last 5 years was a killer.
16-50 f2.8. stabilised. please make it happen.
Kodachrome200: What is the actual focal length range so I can get an idea of dof
Too big* unless you mean it is too big by a factor of two.
Ibida Bab: Was the video done on the Fuji?
Unlikely. Although he hasn't confirmed what it was shot with yet, the other videos on the vimeo account are done with the 5dmk2.
joshdphoto: Oh gosh, I really hope this is a joke. How is this a replacement to the 1Ds MK3?
I've owned all the 1 series cameras but will definitely not be buying this one. Hmmm... something wrong when you can buy a higher spec Sony with higher MP under $1000 USD. Perhaps an "s" version is in the works - I hope so! High FPS not of much use to studio shooters. I don't even care about DR!
Very doubtful of the claims of files that can be "up-sized". Sure, low noise is great, but if the detail is not there, the detail is not there. I've used a Fuji S2...
Maybe time to switch (back) to Nikon or Mamiya (with Phase One)? Wow! I never thought I would be writing that sentence!
For other photographers who use Canon in a studio environment, I think this will be a big disappointment.
"BTW - while I am normally not one to broadcast it, my IQ is above Mensa requirement and slightly below "genius"."
I'd stick to not broadcasting it if I were you. Even if it's true it makes you sound like a douche. But surely you're smart enough to already know that.
Eric Calabros: Look at lizard picture.. It means: forget corners at f/1.8Why should I pay $1000 for this? Just because of that blue icon on it? To prove I am in elite part of photographer community? Looks funny for me
The depth of field is razor thin in that lizard shot. You can see it going across the picture. The ground would only be fully in focus if you were shooting directly down.
"Lucky for me then that all the new Sony cameras have 24p as well (25p in PAL countries)"
Does that mean the PAL versions have both 24p and 25p or just 25p?
Good article btw.
Mattoid: Not being able to use auto focus and manual exposure in video at the same time pretty much negates any advantage over canon in terms of video production.
@ PentaxNick. Video cameras that have full manual controls are a lot more expensive and they have smaller sensors. A good percentage of the adverts you see on tv or on the web will have been filmed on a 5D mk2, so you are way behind the times I'm afraid.
@ whtchocla7e I wasn't aware it was supposed to be common knowledge. Even if it is impossible to have auto-focus and manual exposure at the same time, how does that make me wrong about it not being an advantage. My point stands.
to ET2. The A77 bit-rate for 60p 1080 is 28Mbps. The canon 7D bitrate for 30p 1080 is 38Mbps. 60p 720 is the same. So in terms of data there is no improvement. Maybe the camera will be just as good, but there don't seem to be enough advantages for someone to switch systems.
Not being able to use auto focus and manual exposure in video at the same time pretty much negates any advantage over canon in terms of video production.
Mattoid: Why not make a full frame one? Everyone would by it then. At the moment it only has the lack of filter and silent shutter over the nex. But the nex has video and focus peaking. But the nex will never be full frame, so the direction to go is obvious.
It already has a full frame mount with a full frame flange focal distance. A full frame sensor is 36mm x 24mm. The size of the module is 68.7 mm x 57.9 mm. So there is enough room in there as well. All they have to do is make the sensor it and put it in. Just a matter of time surely?