jon404: I'm out of touch. Could someone tell me why, in this digital age, we need detachable backs? Don't you just swap out memory cards? Or, do these backs include a hard drive -- and , if so, do you actually need one... with the high-capacity memory cards that are available now?
Thanks Jerome -- sounds like nothing's changed, back to Speed Graphic time!
I'm out of touch. Could someone tell me why, in this digital age, we need detachable backs? Don't you just swap out memory cards? Or, do these backs include a hard drive -- and , if so, do you actually need one... with the high-capacity memory cards that are available now?
Just a Photographer: Powered by Sony?
And why does such premium valued brand use low cost plastics for their body casing?
As per a post below, to get you to buy the crocodile skin grip. But may be less expensive to go to Florida, shoot an alligator in the Everglades, and make the grip yourself -- perhaps with a Ferrari logo or two to match that quintessential Hassy cachet.
3X the price of the new Pentax 645D-II... same 50 MP sensor? What am I missing here?
Looks to me like Nikon is extremely vulnerable, with 76% of their income from cameras. The others are more diversified. They should probably merge with Samsung, and start developing a line of Nikon-branded smartphones to cover their bets.
Smeggypants: Look on the bright side ..... at least it wasn't designed by Marc Newson!!
Hey! I've got a Pentax K-01... and it's wonderful... very easy to use. I give Newson a big plus for it... but not for the Leica...
But we still have to wait for the Hasselblad version of the Crayola camera, rumored from a reliable source to be on track for an April 1 launch...
How much for the case?
As a Pentax owner, I tend to look on Nikons as ugly and not very ergonomic. Practically, the collapsible lens sounds like a mess for quick shooting, since you have to push yet another button to expand it.
But -- maybe of great benefit for beginning photographers -- 24 MP, cheap! You'll be able to crop like mad and rescue a lot of images. Hmmnn. I wonder if Nikon owns an external hard drive company? It's terabyte time, new users!
You know, it's like you can't go wrong with ANY Pentax camera. I have a K-30 and a K-01... love them both. And a friend recently bought a new MX-1 and thinks it is fantastic. Sharp lenses, great color, super ergonomics across the whole product line.
I have a Pentax K-30 -- same sort of thing. It's a good camera, geat in the hands. But the real winner is my older Pentax K-01, with a Hoodman loupe gaffer-taped on the back to make a HUGE evf. The K-01, with a 35mm f/2.4 Pentax lens, produces VERY sharp images.
But I'm going on. Anyway -- Pentax? Recommended.
Well, I have an older 16-45mm. I'm sure this new one is better, but I don't know that the difference would make me a better photographer.
And then there's the cost. $1,000 is a lot of money!
SnapHappy32: The next US residing poster who complains about the 3.000 price tag should visit my neck of the woods. Nikons official pricing is close to 4.800 USD incl. VAT. Ex VAT there is still a difference of 600 USD.
Freak off. The A7 including kit lens is priced at 2.700.
The D600 however is now down to 2.000 USD, even AFTER the introduction of the D610.
Shut it - seriously.Or get a new hobby. If you can't afford that - pick up knitting.
I'm sorry for the rude rant, but it really p*'s me of. You guys are much better of price wise.
I don't think I could ever learn to knit. Insanely complicated. Will stick with my Pentax K-01... also 16 MP, slightly less image quality than the FFs... but then, only $400.
New wine in an old bottle. Strange, looking back, how ugly those old cameras were.
It looks sort of like an old Nikon, but works like a new one? So -- the only reason to buy is an external packaging change? Who cares?
For the money, why not a solid silver body ... actually, for durability, 93% silver, 7% copper, like the old US silver dollars. Silver's only $21 per ounce these days, wouldn't exactly be a cost problem.
Then, you could add value by having famous firearms silersmiths make classic silver etchings and carvings... deer, ducks, all that hunting stuff.
And since it's a camera, Leica could sell special silver-toned paper, just to ice the cake.
Interesting -- folks travelling around via horse and wagon. Surprised they haven't made the move to RVs or motorhomes... a much easier life, and not that much more expensive. Or an old school bus, like our hippies used back in the 1960s. Lots of room, and you can paint them up any way you want.
Not a bad life, given decent weather. Great adventures for the kids, so long as they have other kids to play with.
As for the photos, many have a sort of smartphone look, but I suppose that's the style these days.
Gee, those lenses are EXPENSIVE!
That new Pentax K-3 looks like a much better deal.
Gesture: Good thoughts, also 25 centers for the phone booth ... oh, scratch that.
Small LED flashlight?
Absolutely the LED flashlight! They are getting very powerful, last forever, and you can put an orange gel over them to warm up the light.
I'd add some gaffer tape, not a full roll, just a few pieces.