Rooru S: Pretty amazing how much money Blackmagic has... Because this is an agressive marketing strategy and it seems either they have a lot of capital to sell thse things at a low price or they really know how to produce great stuff at a lower price
That's like saying "there's really not that much in a car". It's just an engine, wheels, gas tank, controls and a place to sit.....
Never mind R+D, software/firmware development, product design, sensor fabrication/sourcing, testing, manufacturing, etc.
These aren't like tablets or $100 compact where you can just go buy your own slightly tweaked version from one of the 3 main factories in China.
RichRMA: Wasn't their HD model only $999?
Thanks for clarifying my comment. I did mean m4/3 mount. The sensor is about 12.5x7mm which is pretty close to the 13x9mm Sony RX100 sensor cropped to 16x9.
It's still a" Black Magic HD" for $999, though.
The 4/3 sensor "pocket" is $999.
tkbslc: Thanks to competition from the Panasonic GH4, no doubt.
If you say so.
mpgxsvcd: Whoever does the first GH4 vs. BM 4K camera shootout is going to get a lot of attention.
EF mount is quite versatile. It doesn't support FD, Konica or Minolta, but pretty much any other SLR or Medium format lens can be adapted. You won't be lacking for lens options. There are really no lenses in those too-short mounts that you can't find in compatible mounts.
I am pretty sure the Blackmagic Design marketing department would prefer you didn't abbreviate their name to "BM".
Whether or not you find them comparable, they are still competing for similar video customers and budgets.
Thanks to competition from the Panasonic GH4, no doubt.
Kavu: The first camera specifically designed for taking selfies! Nice job Sigma!
But if the grip stuck out forward, like most cameras, the overall depth of the camera is kept smaller as it occupies the same depth as the lens.
Same benefits with less detriments.
Digitall: Place the design over comfort and functionality? I doubt it's a nice camera to handle.
It looks great for shooting around corners.
Zvonimir Tosic: With extra wide design gains are numerous: increased stability, extra shutter speed gain, extra battery life with more room for battery, better heat dissipation, etc. Reminds of X-Pan, which was one of the most pleasurable cameras to use.If Sigma is using new Fujitsu imaging engine (and most likely they will), with extra Foveon added magic this could *the* compact of the year. Excellent work Sigma — designing a design form that suits the best purpose of the current tech, and not designing some functionality that is a slave to a certain old form (like retro-fad of Fuji and Nikon Df for example).
If it shot 3:1 panoramas with a double wide sensor like the Xpan, the shape could be forgiven.
What in the world?
There goes "compact" from the DP description.
Samuel Dilworth: Does the P340 really have GPS “BuiltIn” as it states at the bottom of the specs? The press release makes no mention of it.
If it has GPS, this camera is interesting. I don’t care about Wi-Fi – I’m only ready to share a photo after I’ve developed the raw file using a colour-calibrated monitor – but geotagging is seriously useful for me.
Otherwise this is purely a catch-up camera.
p330 already has GPS and has the same lens and sensor specs. If you don't want wifi, save yourself a couple hundred and get clearance p330 now.
Azfar: f1.8-5.6 what ? is this still 2010 ?
what pocket camera has a swivel LCD?
I was really hoping for 69x zoom. Maybe next year.
pacnwhobbyist: P340 looks like it will be a fine camera but it's hard to overlook the fact that its direct competitor, the Canon S120, has a capacitive touch screen while the P340 has none at all.
p330 + the add on wifi would be about half the price right now and same thing.
thx1138: If this were an f/1.8-f/2.8 lens it would be great, but f/5.6 when competitors are much faster like the XZ-2's f/1.8-f/2.5. Sure Nikon lens covers wider range, but not much.
Not the same category. XZ-2 is MUCH larger. THis is a true pocket cam like the Fuji XQ1 and Canon S120
Have pockets grown since 2010 or something?
Cheng Bao: "The Sony mount model does not include VC"
What the ...
tamron think no one will use it on E-mount via adapter?
They make E-mount lenses, so probably not