Samsung still makes the second most popular line of Picture-taking devices in the world: The Galaxy S and Note series.
According to Flickr Stats, on any given day there are twice as many people posting pics from a Samsung than from a Canon.
Dropping out of markets where you are near the bottom (dedicated cameras) and focusing on markets where you are a leader (camera phones) does not seem like a bad play.
I think this will be a game changer for Macro. That's my main interest for it.
stratplaya: Queue the "where is the D400" folks.
We now demand a D500.
ybizzle: I'll stick with my 1938 full frame Leica IIIa mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Fits in my pocket with the collapsible 50mm Summar lens. What a beauty!
Does it come with free film? My Panasonic came with free "film".
Don Sata: The Sony is a great camera BUT Sony's lens selection for it is lame.
I think the "lame" part comes when you look for key categories in APS-C and compare to Fuji or M4/3. No fast 24-70/70-200 equivalents. No fast wide primes. The only 35mm eq. is $1000 for an f1.8. There is no headline portrait prime. Only a couple mediocre compact primes. Several key categories require adapting or using MF.
Sure you can build a decent kit, but why make it so hard. When you shoot m4/3 the hard part is deciding among all the excellent options in each category. With Sony, the hard part is deciding which huge compromise you are going to make since what you really want isn't there.
Everlast66: A fair review. In terms of performance the A6000 nearly caught up with the DSLRs in this category.At the same time A6000 offers several strategic advantages that are very important in this ENTHUSIAST category (and DSLRs don't have).
- compact and discrete so one can use more often and in more locations, very important for enthusiasts. Yes, hte majority of lenses are big, but you can make it compact when you want to;
- short flange distance that allows experimentation with legacy glass, any focal length or aperture, even rangefinder glass;
- modern mirrorless technology and EVF - you see the effect of changes instantly, best for learning and experimentation, focus peaking, no mirror slap, no issues with AF sensor calibration, etc;
A lot of potential to grow it, you can even get native Zeiss lenses with AF (Touit and Batis).
Actually, I don't see why anyone would buy a DSLR in this category.
While I don't disagree with Jim, let's remember these are tiny DSLR in this category. You don't get good ergonomics and handling for a 100-400L when you use it on a Rebel, either.
forpetessake: No surprises here. The best colors and tonality come from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, and Fuji. The worst: Panasonic and Sony. And Samsung is in the middle.
You haven't shot Panasonic recently, have you?
If any of my family is reading this, I'll take some plane tickets to somewhere new to photograph over any of these gadgets. Thanks!
I think a giftcard for some prints would be a nice gift and encourage a photographer to get his photos out of the computer every once in a while.
On first thought this is pretty cool, but most nicer phones do auto handheld HDR by default. Maybe this isn't solving a problem for most people.
Hopefully they fixed their customer service and fulfillment issues for this round. There were some pretty interesting reports from the last kickstarter round from these guys.
tkbslc: 2.4x crop in 4k video? Makes it nearly useless, doesn't it?
So now I am confused, it isn't 2.4x crop from the regular still frame? It is a 2.4x crop from some mythical 16:9 FF sensor? Probably not too bad, then.
2.4x crop in 4k video? Makes it nearly useless, doesn't it?
cdembrey: This is like Ford suing Chevrolet for building cars with four wheels.
No, no it isn't. Not even a little bit.
Half of these comments are along the lines of: "My beer comes in a cube shaped box, are they going to sue them too?"
No because a case of beer is not a tiny cube-shaped action video camera with obvious design similarities. Stop being obtuse.
TriezeA72: If that's the case then Kodak should sue Polaroid aswell, the Cube resembles a Brownie Box Camera
Is the Box Brownie a 2" durable action video camera?
KameraFever: Really? What's next? Are they going to patent a circle? They should file for stupidity infringement on themselves.
If someone designed a circular camera, it would definitely be a unique design. I think they would have a good case if someone released an identical camera.
scottcraig: As if they weren't already making enough money. Go give the money to charity than waste it on ridiculous lawsuits.
Go Pro is, not sure about Polaroid
Nukunukoo: Well, that's one creative way to make money...
Protecting your design and future marketability? Not all that creative, but it is good business practice.
IvanM: During my summer holiday in Germany & Italy I saw more cellphones and selfie sticks than anything else. After that lots of consumer dslrs, Canon & nikon with some Pentax and fuji cameras. Also a lots of white Nikon 1's. The serious looking photographers had Canons with big L zooms. Only saw a few alphas and even fewer Leicas. didsee a guy with a superwide Hasselblad, his girlfriend had a sony alpha. It depended also on Nationality with the Japanese having the most expensive kit...and the girls the most fashion conscious....saw very very few tripods and only one other shift lens like mine...but generally every single tourist was heavily involved in photographing everything that moved and didnt move, but mostly themselves..
Any honest photographer will admit that for vacation tourist snaps, a good modern phone works as good as anything. These aren't ever going to be fine art prints.