I think most of us think that the camera companies are competing against one another. But in reality they are mostly Japanese companies that work as a monopoly. Their collective objective is to see growth in the industry, by selling stuff that are almost good enough but not quite there.
A is selling overall performance, b is selling small size, c is selling lightning AF, d is selling the best image quality.... So we end up buying into more then 1 system and use different ones for different situations and we change cameras every2-3 years. To be honest the camera industry just want us to act like that.... Not like the old days when a camera is just a camera.
So yes. Sigma was not allowed to produce a camera that crosses its territories and risk taking profits from the other big brothers
Will the power of being a consumer. If you are not happy to be cheated by Sony like most think, just complain here and stop buying their products. End of story. For people who are behind Sony by saying that most of us won't use RAW? and their desicion is OK? Yes you are either working for Sony or you are getting paid or you are a teenage fanboy.. Stop putting out a fire will gas…. Morons.
gianniviola: We need an equivalent (in 35 mm) of 28mm, 35mm, 50mm at a good price and possible stabilized. We need for real photography on the street!!!! We don't need stupid zooms for dummies
Since Fuji's X-mount has the same Flange focal distance as the Sony's Nex mount, you can imagine the size of a 18mm, 35mm and 60mm..... all without stabilization
Yomama: To be honest, The short flange focal distance of the nex is what makes it so difficult for them to produce decent fixed primes that are not bigger/longer then it needs . It's pure physics, small body (with short FD)=bigger lenses (NEX), normal body (with normal FD)=normal lenses (Fuji & Samsung), and big body (with long FD)=small lenses (Pentax).
The market is longing for faster pancake lenses with high IQ..... Sony will have a hard time doing so. M43 seems to be hitting the sweet spot with the size of the body and collection of lenses. I also think Pentax K-01 will do a lot better than we think.
Please do the math of adding up the lenses length of Sony's 16mm (23mm), 24mm (66mm) & 50mm (62mm) and compare to Pentax's 21mm (25mm), 40mm (15mm), 70mm Ltd (26mm)........ Ouch Sony. Ouch
Hey CFlynn, those are their actual physical length taken from their spec sheet, and that's all. All I was trying to demonstrate is the size of the lenses in the NEX line is not even close to being portable. Try to put both 24mm and 50mm in your jacket pocket without looking like it's been taken out of a washing machine. pentax's 21+40+70 is equal to a sony's 24mm!! The small camera systems are ideal for street snapping with primes....Sony is unable to deliver.
To be honest, The short flange focal distance of the nex is what makes it so difficult for them to produce decent fixed primes that are not bigger/longer then it needs . It's pure physics, small body (with short FD)=bigger lenses (NEX), normal body (with normal FD)=normal lenses (Fuji & Samsung), and big body (with long FD)=small lenses (Pentax).
No one is talking about the DP1 & DP2 Merrill. I think DP2M will be gorgeous IQ-wise... I am also interested what a modded m-mount DP1/2M will produce.
bradleyg5: I don't understand how Ricoh is even still in business. Who is buying into this system. How are they even making back their investment?! All of there cameras are ungodly expensive, have brutal image quality, and the worst headline features.
It's like they make cameras for people who don't want a good camera, they just want a camera nobody else will have. They make cameras for people who keep them on a shelf.
It's like they come out with this retarded system and they don't even push the boundaries, it's like none of the lens/sensor combinations do anything unique. So you go, oh it's flexibility you can just buy one system and it can do all these different things. BUT the cost is so high you could just buy a whole bunch of other dedicated systems that each would be better suited.
Like how could they possibly sell over a hundred of these? of the almost 7 billion human beings on this planet, I cannot imagine more than 100 would actually pay for such a thing as this.
I have the GXR with both 28mm & 50mm A12 module. I had your attitude towards Ricoh until I went to a shop to test out a Fuji X100 and left the shop with a GXR. For me, It's the combination of UI, handling, lense quality and image quality. It does charge a small premium over DSLR, but most mirrorless system does.
The lack of 1080i/p recording is a shock. But this might be an indication that a new GXR body & new firmware is on the way at photokina..... They might want to push The Pentax K-01 and don't want this module to steal the market from Pentax??
It took Samsung 2.5 months to start shipping after the news release and on the internet, all the reviews are just previews. it is priced between a NEX5n & NEX7 and no in-depth review during the time!! To me that's bad marketing/distribution/pricing all at the same time. NX system is actually a system a lot of people want to have because it has an APS-C sensor with 3 pancake lenses (16, 20, 30). All Samsung has to do is improve it's focusing speed and housed a sensor that produces usable ISO between 3200-6400... so 20M sensor is a mistake. I think the pricing is for enthusiasts but the marketing is targeting for general public.... ouch!!
Will Leica keep the sensor from Kodak?? Interesting to know in 2 years time when M10 is released.
This is by far the ugliest lense I have ever seen.... All the ugly typography. I looks sooooooo cheesy