I wonder if someone has noticed that X-S1 is missing in the "future compatible models" list; X100 and X10, both older than X-S1, are still in the list.
Looks like Fujifilm either has abandoned the idea of using its 12MP 2/3" on a superzoom, or is planning a new model to replace X-S1. If it's the latter case I'd like to see something featuring the same 12 Megapixel 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II on X30/XQ2, with slightly more reach (especially the wide-angle end) than that of an Olympus Stylus 1, but smaller than a Panasonic FZ1000 (which uses 1" CMOS; twice the size of 2/3"). Manual zoom would be a big plus.
coudet: I called it 2 months ago. ;)
Hey! I'm earlier! See http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/07/22/Hasselblad-announces-Stellar-Sony-RX100-based-20mp-compact?comments=5
"Now we've got Lunar and Stellar, I bet that we'll see a Hasselblad Solar in the foreseeable future. Possible candidates are:
1. The DSLR/DSLT mentioned in the partnership last September; possibly a rebranded A99.
2. RX1, once an interchangeable lens successor is available.
Unlike any other Leica lens, the focusing ring of this Summicron 1:2/50 has no metric scale. Guess the camera and lens are designed for Americans only.
qwertyasdf: The Casio TRYX is very successful in Asia
The newest products of the line, TR15/TR350 (different model number depending on retail location) and TR10/TR300 (same but without Wi-Fi connectivity) have the price tag of NT$23,990 (US$805.37) and NT$19,990 (US$671.08) in Taiwan, respectively, way more expensive than ~US$250 as DPR described in this article.
Check out the product announcement ceremony: http://chiconydcd.tw/casio/news/preview/111.htmlhttp://digiphoto.techbang.com/posts/4957-casio-ex-tr15-tr10-self-portrait-artifact-listed-is-equipped-with-wi-fi-at-23990
Due to high demand and low availability, queues at authorized retailers take months to buy one (and limited to one camera per person), thus many potential customers now willing to pay US$1,000+ to parallel importers.
PixelMover: Oh, anyone wanna take a $100 bet that their FF DSLR (with choice of 11 grips, handcrafted out of hand-selected rare bullsh*t) will be called 'Solar' ?
@PixelMover: Hey, don't you steal my idea.
mpgxsvcd: Anyone seen a Lunar in the wild yet?
mpetersson witnessed one at Fotografiska (Swedish Museum of Photography), Stockholm: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/06/10/hasselblad-lunar-now-shipping
dormcat: Now we've got Lunar and Stellar, I bet that we'll see a Hasselblad Solar in the foreseeable future. Possible candidates are:
@Just a Photographer: You're right. Right now Sony does not have a successor of A77 i.e. high-end APS-C model with metal body and top side LCD; all newer APS-C models after A77 are entry- to mid-level models with plastic body without top side LCD. Sony will likely ship unsold A77 to Hasselblad for "skin replacement" once a successor (A78?) is available.
Now we've got Lunar and Stellar, I bet that we'll see a Hasselblad Solar in the foreseeable future. Possible candidates are:
Am I the only one feeling the yellow/black color scheme very similar to Bumblebee?
With Q10 having Evangelion colors, I wouldn't be surprised if Pentax chose to cooperate with Transformers this time.
Ladisai: Original post here... (Traditional Chinese)
It's no service center. I think it's his nickname "Nikon Reapir" causing the misunderstanding. He seems to know Nikon lens very well.
The barrels stuck and boiling fixed only this problem. Other problems require soldering to fix. And silent wave motor is replaced. Boiling is only a small (but entertaining) part. OP mentioned that it took him 3 days to repair the lens. No magic.
I bet no one else on DPR knows what your screen name actually means. Yes, I'm also an user of Mobile01. ;-)
dormcat: What I don't understand is why DPR keep using vector schematic graphs of Sony RX100 instead of using photographs of an actual model.
@thewhitehawk: A photo of an actual model can illustrate controls just as clear as a vector graph; see the photo of top controls of FZ200.
@Andy Westlake: Is there an agreement or contract of some kind forbidding DPM to take shots of top plate and back panel of RX100, giving the fact that you've taken one of its front side already?
For the record, I just noticed the top plate of ZS20 is also a vector graph, only more polished (thus more realistic) than that of RX100.
What I don't understand is why DPR keep using vector schematic graphs of Sony RX100 instead of using photographs of an actual model.
d2f: Like a few Leica owners, I would venture to guess that some people, with deep pockets, will buy the camera because of the brand name, independent of the functionality and price. It just follows that old saying, "a fool and his money are soon departed". Lets hope that we do not do likewise with our purchases of expensive camera gear.
@Vadimka: Not Leica's M line rangefinders (which are both useful tools and pieces of art), but its D-LUX line of rebranded Panasonic Lumix. On the other hand, Leica didn't bother sticking animal skin on Lumix and charge five times more than the original.
Somehow I think this Lunar line will end up like Nokia's Vertu (cheapest: £3,500; most expensive mass production: £55,000; most expensive: £213,000): people who could actually afford those "bling bling electronics" would rather hire one in flesh i.e. a secretary, unless Hasselblad starts a one-button "24/7 photography tutor" service.
BTW, Vertu Signature Cobra (that costs £213,000) looks very "pimpy" as well.
Marty4650: Once again, Fuji produces a mouth watering camera.
You really have to give Fuji credit. They create such beautiful and well made specialty cameras that you don't even mind a white orb or two.
If I had the means, I would buy them all (meaning the XF1, XE1, X1-Pro, X10 and X100.) Their superzooms and normal P&S cameras are uninspired and mediocre, but their specialty cameras are to die for.
"Their superzooms and normal P&S cameras are uninspired and mediocre"
Nowadays, yes, but back in the days of S9600, S100FS, and F31fd those were among the best superzooms and P&S money could buy. I still use my S100FS for all-in-one (telephoto shots in particular) whenever I feel carrying my D700 + lenses would be too heavy for traveling.
> ¥65bn (around $340m)
Something is not right here. According to the exchange rate today, ¥65bn should be US$836.355m. Could it be someone misread 840 into 340?
caribet: nice looking controls but a tiresomely familiar typo in the sensor size: "same as the X10" I can believe - but the X10 has a 1/2.3" sensor (6.6mm x 8.8mm = 11mm diagonal; 11mm = 25.4/2.3)
I keep seeing people carelessly write 2/3" instead of 1/2.3"...believe the mm dimensions, and never mind the inches - people can't write fractions properly.
Your comment only showed your ignorance. Read the article on this website to learn how 2/3", 1/2.3" etc. are called "types" instead of "fractions": http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Glossary/Camera_System/sensor_sizes_01.htm
Quote: "The size designation does not define the diagonal of the sensor area but rather the outer diameter of the long glass envelope of the tube."