It is about giving as many options at as many price points as possible for the minimum amount of extra engineering.The innovation is the 24 Mpix sensor, which is available in 2 different bodies at prices $100 apart.You don't have to get angry about it, just buy the one which best suits your budget.
a: No-one drives around at night with their lights off - they drive around with them on.Thus, you do not need this capability for automotive applications.
b: The image quality at +72db of gain is fairly awful - but what would you expect with +72 db gain in an image.
c: I think the news is the ability to do +72db if gain at all, or to get usefully clean images with (say) +36 db gain.
As far as I can see, this is about 2x as sensitive as normal sensors.
Which is something, but not driving cars around at night with the lights off.
It is like an industrial camera, but 4.3" and from Olympus.So it should be excellent, excellent indeed.
I hope it is affordable and has a simple SDK with all the basic functions implemented first.
(Shutter speed, focus, auto focus, aperture, ISO, single / multi snaps, video of various formats and speeds).
Forget the hdr and the art modes etc.
(Do them when the rest is solid)
totzoli: So what about this: http://www.fortepan.hu/?view=demo&lang=en53000 found photos from 1900 to date.
This is a fantastic website.It is like a Hungarian time machine.
Why don't Sony make a monochrome body of one of the Nex cameras (say 5r) without a phase plate.The bodies are small (compared to the lenses) so carrying a second one would be easy enough (much smaller than a DSLR body).
This would give much more of a Halo effect than the crazy RX1 [ IMO ].
They could also do a retrofit for certain models so you could trade in / recycle your old colour body for a mono one.
That would cause some buzz.
Why don't camera companies make the occasional monochrome camera - no bayer filter, no quarter wave plate, just very sensitive, very sharp images.
It would be very specialist and would sell in small-medium numbers, but if you can build an astro version, you should be able to build a mono version.
Apart from the different software/firmware, can anyone think of a reason ?
Canon sell so many 60Ds and 600Ds, they should be able to run a few mono versions.
Nerak50: What is someone who is looking for a camera that takes great pictures to do??? Nearly every comment is negative on most every camera. I come to these sites for help. Is there ANY camera worthy of praise?? I just want to purchase a camera, point and shoot or DSLR that takes great pictures AUTOMATICALLY. I know nothing about aperatures or anything. Please help!!
There are loads of excellent cameras.Here are some I like.The Panasonic Lx-5The Sony Nex 5n or C3Canon Eos 600DAlso Panasonic Lumix TZ20 or TZ18I could go on, but any of these will not let you down