50mp, is that enough for Facebook?
backayonder: Can someone please summarise these 1392 posts as I think I need to buy this camera
It's good, treat yourself. An XE 2 with a decent viewfinder, there is nothing not to like.
I think camera manufacturers have got too used to releasing a new camera every two years and having people get excited enough about it to buy one.
We aren't so easily fooled anymore, they all have more than enough pixels, the picture quality is uniformly brilliant, video is as good as you'll get from a non-camcorder.
There just isn't anything to tempt the serious photographer each year to make him buy the new model, look at Nikons trivial updates to the 3xxx and 5xxx lines. These new cameras are identical to the ones before apart from the addition of wi-fi which I doubt anyone ever uses beyond seeing if the gimmick actually works.
Face it, they've had it easy when everyone still believed that new meant better but now we all know it doesn't they should go back to making cameras that last, my D90 is falling apart already and it's only four years old! Whereas my Spotmatic works fine and was bought in 1974.
Wow, I'd have thought the opposite would be the case with all the great cameras on the market!
We'd better get out there and spend some cash if we want to see an XT-2 or a D400. No point just talking about them.....
What no OVF?
Looks lovely, just what I need, big sensor, small body, perfect lens range and bound to have good IQ. Form an orderly queue behind me.
I guess you'd have to hold one to see how it feels in the hand. I always thought the Sony NEX models looked completely unergonomic but they are surprisingly comfortable. Maybe Sigma have dared to try something that feels better than it looks?
Look forward to what the new sensor can do. Companies should keep reaching for improvement rather than just dishing up the same camera with more pixels or slightly better button placement like some companies do....
justmeMN: When the original G1 X was released, many people complained that it was not as compact as it should be, because of the OVF. Many people also complained that the OFV was so bad that it was worthless. Canon responded by removing the OVF, to make it more compact.
" Many people also complained that the OFV was so bad that it was worthless. Canon responded by removing the OVF, to make it more compact."
LOL, now listen to all the whiners!
God, Sony make the ugliest cameras!
photobeans: 4K is coming fast and furious. 4K TV for $1,000 is coming out this year. But i've got to wonder if 8K is gonna hit just as hard in 2 years and obsolete 4k quickly.
If only programme quality evolved at the same rate.
Hugo808: I was going to buy one of these but I feel I'm reading yesterdays news already.
Makes me wary about buying a XT-1 in case the XT-2 comes out before I've handed over my credit details.
I'd hate to own a camera shop, they are giving away last months cameras at a loss.
They are if they can't sell them!
I used to work in a camera shop and I know the sort of tiny profits they make on camera bodies. My local shop has a stack of XE-1's at rock bottom prices and now the XE-2 will join them in the "never sell" bin.
I was going to buy one of these but I feel I'm reading yesterdays news already.
Rbrt: "The new HV is the latest model in our rapidly expanding portfolio of consumer cameras that seamlessly blend beauty and chic with performance. This camera is aimed squarely at people who don't just love taking pictures - but love taking them in real style"----------
Is Hasselblad is playing to its traditional strength - fashion photographers? Who else gives a good gosh darn about "style"? Or maybe those consumers who have a lot of money and would lock the thing on "A".
When did Blad decide that style was part of their brand? Their old MF cameras were anything but stylish, unless you went for industrial chic. They were heavy and clunky and would probably last forever. Probably why NASA took them to the moon!
Why they are bothering with kitsch rubbish like this is anyone's guess, bad management is mine.
The Blad brand doesn't need this, they are a MF brand and should capitalise on their reputation among fashion photographers instead of trying to sell out-of-date rubbish to people with more money than sense.
JB Greenfield: Hasselblad sells to about 2-3 people. Not only that; the 24.4MP Sony FF sensor will soon be out. They already have a new one in pre-production. I will soon start digging for oil in my backyard and see if I can become a billionaire. Even then, I would still buy Sony. Buying a HV would make me the laugh of town.
Go on and get one, we need a laugh round here.
completelyrandomstuff: I can't really see a reason why would one buy this over a leica M if they were in a market for an expensive, prestigeous camera that's used by accomplished photographers.
Autofocus? Better metering? More lenses available? You might be able to buy one before next christmas?
After all the hype I was expecting something amazing. Maybe a dull day in the northwest isn't the best showcase for a new camera?
But then these X's are all the same so all we need do is look at some pictures from an older one. Simples!
I think he's done a lot of good in shaping public opinion.
Imagine what the powers that be would try and get away with if no one was watching...
Demon Cleaner: It looks a beautiful camera, certainly much more aesthetically pleasing than the E-M1. However the ISO lock issue and the convoluted & antiquated means of moving the focus point completely detracts from the purity of the shooting experience (for mine).
After initially being a non-believer, the wheel has well and truly turned, and I simply refuse to purchase a camera that doesn't have a well implemented touch screen control anymore.
Blimey, I wonder how would you have survived 20 years ago when we didn't even have autofocus and aperture priority was a top-of-the-range luxury?
Probably not have taken up the hobby I suspect, just as well Bresson and Adams weren't so fussy eh?