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