This is scary news. Is the camera industry doomed? How are companies like Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus doing?
The bigger story here is is this the beginning of the implosion of the photography industry in general? Samsung are a highly profitable company from what I know and could easily sustain some losses in the camera division if they saw a future in this business. Is this sign of things to come?
Paul Farace: Not much news here. I guess Nikon is promising us pie in the sky... it will be interesting to see some hard news eventually. We'll be standing by, waiting.
Pie in the sky means an empty wish or promise or something that sounds good but is unlikely to happen. So this announcement is not pie in the sky.
prtsmnn1: What a waste of brain space ! Not going to waste my time here.Many companies make leather items for a lot of different purposes, nothing new here. Where do you suppose all the leather comes from.Many boot companies use Bision . You can order Bision boots and belts From LL Bean . You can go out to many upscale restaurants and order Bision to eat.I pay for what I want with my money so if you don't like it then what is that to me?
Just when you think DPR comments can't go any lower...
D200_4me: No surprise. Other than photo nerds like us, who else is buying regular cameras these days? Take a look around at your nearest tourist attraction. You'll see mostly smartphones snapping photos now. You'll see a lot more proper cameras at epic places that attract photogs like Yosemite and other well-known famous landscapes/points of interest.
In my experience, no. I still see a lot of cameras but mainly consumer DSLRs. It is somewhat rare I see a Fuji X camera or any mirrorless cameras though. Of course I do see a lot of people using phones too. P&S cameras seem hard hit as well.
NoMirror99: I applaud them for taking responsibility and action!
So you never make a mistake at work? Like ever?
Every single manufacturer in history makes screwups. NASA make screwups even with the billions they have at their disposal and the lives that depend on them. I bet you make screwups. We all make screwups. So demanding they should never ever make mistakes is not realistic. They are proactively fixing their mistake which is the best thing we can expect of any company.
Every company screws up from time to time. It's inevitable. The story here is that Olympus is actively fixing an issue with their product. They should be appluaded for doing so.
Do something else like what?
Baudesign: Picture 2 shows poor assembling quality.
It's an "engineering prototype" so that's impossible to judge from these photos?
Mssimo: I would bet no cameras supports UHS-III. The card reader that ships with the card does not even support UHS-III " the card is shipped with a UHS-II SD card-to-USB reader"
Why can't people talk in a civil way in here? Sigh.
Horshack: "High Speed AF to Capture the Decisive Moment"
Like the moment when the wife finds out you just spent $3300 on yet another camera.
Significant even :-)
Signicant other? ;-)
merkaba: These days, I don't know what to believe and do not try to believe either side. Cool photos or paintings I guess.
But did it blend?
DVT80111: No image stabilizer still?
I think you'll find that WR = Wobble Reduction.
LFPCPH: Why is this mentioned here on dpreview ?
People were missing Hasselblad announcements.
Mister Joseph: I am confused. Won't there be "Lossless Compressed RAW?"
Yes, don't they mean lossless compressed RAW?
hikerdoc: A "precall"
They could have shipped it on time. All they needed to do was to ship the lens in a padded envelope with postage prepaid sticker so all the customer had to do is drop it back in the mail without even the inconvenience of opening it.
Hellstrom: For that price, they can delay it all they like
Yes, they do say "satisfy THE customer". Presumably there is only a single individual who can afford it and they are engraving their name on the lens or something.
Rocco57: I'm saving every nickel for this camera. I hope that it has the same ergonomics as a pro Canon. Everything else seems in order for a need to have.
That's what Banh Mi said isn't it?