aris14: So $79,000 from 871 photographers makes circa $90 per person.Fair enough but still what is the reason for the people out there to finance a promo event of a company? Bad attitude Epson.
I mean average per person. Probably some people paid for more than one entries... That's what I posted...
Btw is there any evolution on mirror tele lenses?They were cheap and at least in broad daylight were producing good results. Given the nowadays technology it wouldn' t be a bad idea for cam manufacturers to reintroduce a mirror lens series. I think they could have a rather strong chance mainly if they were build for APS, 4/3 Aand M43 cams.
So $79,000 from 871 photographers makes circa $90 per person.Fair enough but still what is the reason for the people out there to finance a promo event of a company? Bad attitude Epson.
aris14: Αt the bdsm (before developing social media) times we all wanted small cellphones.Then came the smartphones and we all got some plates to serve coffee with which we can make a phone call.Phones had a decent camera 3 to 5 Mp and then up to 8 Mp quite capable for an sm post, allowing an acceptable A4 print even for mags.It seems they follow the same curve as ultra compacts some 5-5 years ago with a tiny sensor and a zillion Mps.There is no reason to have zillion Mps for sm nor bigger sensors. There is no need for that except for companies marketeers just for selling phones. Nothing but with that if their phones were good enough to last 2 days heavy use.
Bdsm is just fine... M_I_L_F is great... EVIL too...Thx for the input. Smartphones is rather a boring subject...!
Αt the bdsm (before developing social media) times we all wanted small cellphones.Then came the smartphones and we all got some plates to serve coffee with which we can make a phone call.Phones had a decent camera 3 to 5 Mp and then up to 8 Mp quite capable for an sm post, allowing an acceptable A4 print even for mags.It seems they follow the same curve as ultra compacts some 5-5 years ago with a tiny sensor and a zillion Mps.There is no reason to have zillion Mps for sm nor bigger sensors. There is no need for that except for companies marketeers just for selling phones. Nothing but with that if their phones were good enough to last 2 days heavy use.
Cute, handy, rather affordable, light and small with a stylish touch. In terms of IQ I guess it stands somewhere above average in its class for all people they want a Sony badge.
Oly's typical approach. Cute baby basically aiming to Oly's fans. A tool to live with it for a lot of years.
A serious new kid in the block. Very serious and very promising, a practically leader of the pack, well priced. A heavy competition pusher. Lenses are exceptionally good. What else? Keep it up Samsung.
Τhe only feature this cam brings in the table of innovation is the shape of the main body. Badly designed though...
Well, this cam may be something people would like to have, but to my opinion is nothing more than a facelift plus processors and software goodies. Furthermore a marketing approach of what defines a milestone is just a tale of which we see its tail here.To my opinion this cam is just an overpriced box which as a product has some serious time to retain its price, that is why they need and seek some promotion friendly alterations and exaggerations such as milestone.
aris14: I wonder what may be more tricky (I don;t want to write bad words). Selling this thing for $450 or selling your status-symbol logo on your strategic partner's proven value camera?
Well, guys, it's not only a matter of price comparison. Problem is the fact that manufacturers produce models which practically have no reason to exist just because... No matter if they are bad or below average, me too variations or whatever, just to fill the brand's gap in the niche.There are other ways for manufacturers to capitalize their promotion expenses than producing indifferent products.
I wonder what may be more tricky (I don;t want to write bad words). Selling this thing for $450 or selling your status-symbol logo on your strategic partner's proven value camera?
quezra: As expected. I don't know why some people thought IBIS would be a magic bullet for the camera. At the end of the day it is just an incremental upgrade on the A7 (and surprisingly quick out the gate compared to most FF product cycles).
Bring on the real upgrade, with IBIS, A6000 AF, EFCS/silent shutter, and 36MP - in one body.
This model is a sweeper of good old (and not so old) glass owners. Kinda strategic move.
Pure pro tool probably aiming surveyors, land mapping and structure inspection etc. Looks tough. Potential buyers will be satisfied if price is circa 20-25K, w/o glass which to my opinion is ridiculously expensive. I guess that a lot of accessories etc. will be needed in order to function on a drone, adding to the cost another 2- 10 K. A product properly aimed to the certain niche. I guess that competition will send it to oblivion in the next couple of years. POI grab the money NOW and run..!
25 years ago our photographer lost (or it was stolen) all his equipment in the airport along with his travel bag. A motorcycle expo had to be covered for our mag. The only camera left was a compact (Canon or Minolta I can't remember). So editor and photographer went to the press day with that "little monster", did whatever they could and returned with some 20 rolls of film. To our surprise their job was great. We slightly changed our concept of presentation due to lack of some poses we had in mind and the "little monster" could not cope and OK.What I am saying is that photography in every aspect has traveled a long way since then.
Α serious all round tool, light, clever, versatile, well supported from top glass.And yes 16 Mp is enough for almost everything.M43 and micro4/3 are justified as formats day after day.
Well, it's a cam that either you 're keen to know it and enjoy it either you don't. Its characteristics seem good enough, but its performance seems rather idiosyncratic. The only medicine for judgements so far is its cost, 150-200$ cheaper would do the job, no matter if its already well priced.
Cost effective.In some cases noise is controllable up to 8000 ISO from what I saw.Its lens is quite capable.Interesting all rounder.
Cute, tiny, anticipated, more to come from every competitor soon. Oly made the first step. Good for Oly. I prefer to see people with cams than people with smartphones...
aris14: Maybe the words of Mr. Maeda seem arrogant or the words of the "Man in the High Castle" and the same time serious, calculated and thorough. A high caliber CEO should act this way more or less.Trying to read behind its lines, apart all very interesting and enlightening comments from the people here, what I see is the difficulties to run and keep tight a big business in its way. A way that it has to be first of all profitable and then everything else being a leading manufacturer.If you are this big, you have to face quite more issues than competitors in every department , in every aspect. My feeling is that Canon cannot resolve these issues so successfully as it should do. It's a matter of corporate culture that big companies have alternatively adopted and their main goal is to compensate any malfunctions derived from it but leaving their profitability as untouched as possible. They know it well, they live with that and as a number is included in every product we buy from them. .
Further on...Some may perceive it as practically autistic, some as a winning approach.The only feedback we can send them, actually offering them a big favor, is by purchasing, when possible, what we really need and not what they usually offer under their badge just because it has their logo on it