noflashplease: I really wonder if this is the last gasp for the Coolpix camera line? The point-and-shoot camera is effectively an extinct product in the current market.
Seem like a new start to me. The DL24-85 is the first Nikon compact I've ever wanted to buy.
Well I guess a 2 month delay beats releasing them on time and then doing a recall 2 months later.
stevo23: Wow - I was going to get a Loxia 21, now I may hold out for this.
Yeah, a Batis has AF!
tkbslc: We need a Batis 35mm 1.8 now!
@ joe_leads, the native 35mm f2 Loxia is as expensive as a Batis and manual focus only. The 35mm f1.4 is quite large and the 35mm f2.8 is fairly slow.
I think a 35mm f1.8 could be a nice "goldilocks" lens.
We need a Batis 35mm 1.8 now!
Wow the review is published exactly one year - to the day - from their last article touting it as the camera for a new era.
christiankoehler: The original was probably around f/17 (22 times slower than the later f/3.6 Petzval lens according to several sources). This lens is five stops faster! Even with modern materials etc. I don't think it is possible boost the original design to f/2.9. Maybe the pictures look similar, but most likely it is a completely new design that has nothing to do with the historic original.
But the old one was used on huge plates, so equivalent DOF was not slow by any means.
Battersea: It's like a distortion pedal for a camera. Jimi Hendrix would understand.
It's like an old one with a tube in it. Some say it sounds better than modern digital effects.
They keep making more of these retro revival lenses, so they must sell. Not for me, but certainly an interesting option.
Serious Sam: So Leica works together with Huawei to create a fake Leica picture feel. Now that's low......
Interesting phone but Huawei still don't get it . Do what your do best. Anyone spend that much money on a China brand electronic device is crazy.
Guess where all the Apple phones are made?
Arizona Sunset: So, an interchangeable LX100 with improved IBIS.
Color me tempted.
Thanks for the enlightening correction on my less-than-serious comment.
princecody: GX80 & Pana Leica 15mm= Dream combo :)
It's pretty great on the GX7, so I am sure it will be on the GX80
mosc: I'm just of the opinion that there's no market beyond cell phones and fixed lens compacts (with really fast glass) for cameras of this size/price. I thought the GX8 was a more reasonable "enthusiast" product to pair with lenses but this kit-lens-focused GX85 seems doomed. The LX100 is under $600 and has a MUCH faster lens.
My GX7 has an F1.2 lens on it right now. It laughs at the LX100's slow zoom lens.
Fingel: No microphone input isn't really a big deal. For the people who are really serious about using an external mic with their video, they most likely will use an off camera recording setup anyway. When I shoot video, i only use the camera sound to help sinc in post, then delete the camera sound track and use the external. For quick videos of happy birthday at my kids party, the internal mic is usually good enough.
May not be a deal-breaker for most, but it also seems like it would cost about 50 cents to implement. Cheap/easy features like that are all the more maddening when they are omitted.
princecody: 3 people had it ☺️☺️☺️
Reviewers maybe? :)
The 12-32 is nice, but it's not a f1.8-2.8 pancake like the LX100 - since that's what were were comparing to....
grasscatcher: Make it $499 body-only, and I'd take one.
Better yet, give us the better IBIS on the GX8, as well as the removal of the AA filter. Then I'll buy the GX8.
I suspect the GH5 will have the best of both the GX8 and the GX85, plus even better video, but I don't want to wait until October for those goodies. :(
As long as we are throwing out ridiculous prices, I'd like one for $100.
Now if only I could get the 12-35mm f1.8-2.8 lens from the LX100 to go on it!
Gadgety: So this really is the GX7 II?
Panasonic Marketing must be having a lot of fun.