xoio: More crappy 'wave the camera around - Iphone Style' rubbish.
No, I'm a user who's had digital cameras for over 10 years, & in that time seen the feature set get dumber & dumber. Bye bye top info LCDs (now only on mid-top level DSLRs), bye bye bulb mode (now only on DSLRs), plus a host of other features. Bye Bye flash. Now bye bye EVFs/OVFs. Most of the other EVS-less cams have a fixed back lcd, thus you'll be waving them around in front of your face like a phone. - This is NOT how I want to take photos. And yet if all other cameras makers follow suit, that's what I, and all other users who take their photography even half seriously, will be FORCED to do! NO THANKS! OVFs & more recently EVFs were created and EXIST for a reason! Which includes bracing the camera in a way that includes using your eyebrow and arms locked in close to steady a shot. Holding a camera in front of you - iphone style, makes it IMPOSSIBLE to take a steady shot, especially in low light (slow shutter speeds) or zooming in!Now go crawl back into YOUR cave.
More crappy 'wave the camera around - Iphone Style' rubbish.
Alas it's only redeeming feature is that it is dirt cheap.It is clearly a thrown together 'me too' bridge cam, with no innovation .. a 230k EVF? come on! - I suppose though, as least it still HAS an EVF, when compared to the current trend of omitting them, thus turning the other cameras into a wavy-iPhone. With a function & feature list that is mediocre at best. - NO Hot shoe!!?You can tell this is Pentax saying... yeah, i suppose we can enter the bridge cam sector too, but mustn't in any way make a cam that would loose us a DSLR sale in favour of it.Therefore ... why bother making this cam really, when it doesn't stack up against any of the other current bridge cams.16MP in a pinhead low grade CMOS!?, you just know the image quality is going to be toot!
ANOTHER 'wave it about in front of your face like a stupid iphone' camera.Sorry, but this recent 'trend' from numerous manufacturers' of omitting EVFs & OVFs is really S**t!
I'm getting sick & tired of this manufacturer imposed 'TREND' where they're loosing the EVF or Viewfinder, thus forcing us all to have to wave these camera's around in front of our faces like bloody Iphones.Pathetic!
At 1/40, - Hand held, i think it would have been sharper had i used a mono or tripod. The lighting was peculiar as a storm had just passed.
Looks like one of those cheap plastic Russian LOMO cameras...Horrible styling... At least let me see it in Black anywhere?
Well At least we now have it confirmed that it WAS a duff sensor all along, and the only fix is going to have to be a new one, but will they be honourable and offer a swap for existing customers?
The styling sucks!
It's sickeningly pretty...
Well, if you own pretty much any kind of Fuji camera (bar the 5pro) you're buggered!
grahamdyke: Had a Canon Pro-1 with that great 5mp 2/3 sensor and 7x "L" series lens. There hasn't been a bridge camera to rival it since and its the last bridge camera I purchased for that very reason. It was also very compact, unlike this Fuji, which is a monster, its bigger than my K5+17-70... Whats the point?
HI,Just to correct you i'm afraid.I too owned the Pro1 - it is in fact an 8mp camera! :-DHowever as for image quality. Yes the L lens had superb resolving power. the CCD has a rubbish noise curve if you recall. iso 50 was silky smooth. but if you dared to venture over iso 100 (200 or 400 (max)) - it was a grainy mess. Fuji's S100FS (which i bought as my Pro1 replacement, betters the Pro1 in almost every department. And it too has a 2/3 sensor. - The S100fs's resolving power is on par if not better than the Pro1, & better noise control means you can got to ISO 800 with useable results. The only areas where the Pro1 exceeds the S100fs is having a 'smart' shoe, an additional quick glance top LCD and a Manual zoom indicator that actually made sense. However the S100fs has a proper manual Zoom for really precise control over the pseudo electonic Pro1 zoom ring, twice the reach 14x and 11.1MP
Getting a bit tired of this .. more zoom! more zoom! FAD. Then dumbing down other fundamental features... if what 'motiv500' says is true ... "no raw," & only 200K screens & EVFs ... thats rubbish!
The Pro1, a 7 year old camera, had a screen and EVF that were 235K, it HAD RAW, & even had the extra quick info top LCD (something you only get on mid range SLRs now)Seems that the user interfaces are becoming more & more retarded, as is image quality, in favour of faddy rubbish like GPS & 'baby mode'. - I suppose at least it still has an EVF. Something else that seems to be getting left off cameras these days.. In favour on waving them about in front of your face like an iphone! :-/