Great to see this - inspirational and may affect my holiday plans to be closer to the UK than previously - especially as Irish gastronomy is making a resurgence.
solarsky: In Europe they want 1099€ or what currently translates to 1447$THAT is one big huge leap from the US price of 999$Very reminiscent of the 3K$ vs. 3.1K€ for the RX1...
Yet in the UK it seems to sneak in at £740 - it actually seems that they used a conversion other than the normal $1 == £1.
highwave: As of this post this cinema camera generated 60 posts while it's more expensive 4K sibling with rolling shutter generated 5 posts
That's 12X more posts for this little thing.
I wish I wasn't such a newb on cinema cameras so to figure out why it generates such interest.
It's called "shed painting" - it's simpler, more people can grasp the limited feature set and everyone has an opinion on what colour the shed should be painted. The 4k beast addresses an area of cinematography that most people are uncomfortable in and so they won't comment.
"This shot, taken in Scotland, won Rodriguez an Honorable Mention in the Performing Arts category in the Mobile Photography Awards. "It was a quick shot of wandering musicians playing music on the streets of Madrid at night. ""
Is Madrid in Scotland now?
chris_j_l: Aside from the fact that Loop Point is a European Destination of Excellence - an award given to areas of outstanding beauty, the author stretches the definition of back yard so thin it's meaningless. He lives in Kilrush. If Loop Point is in the back yard of Kilrush, then Glasgow is in the back yard of Edinburgh.
@Nerdlinger - It takes me 32 mins to drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh. According to Google it takes 28 mins to drive from Kilrush to Loop Point Head and then you have a walk.
I never realized you felt 4 minutes was drama.
Aside from the fact that Loop Point is a European Destination of Excellence - an award given to areas of outstanding beauty, the author stretches the definition of back yard so thin it's meaningless. He lives in Kilrush. If Loop Point is in the back yard of Kilrush, then Glasgow is in the back yard of Edinburgh.
I've looked at all the linked portfolios. Noting struck me more than the Instagrammed feel of saturation and contrast sliders, "square format == cool" and the feeling that they capture a passing phase as much as being part of it.This is the epitome of photography as a fashionable, cheap, simple and off the peg like H&M/Zara. And I expect the fame to last as long as the clothes you can buy from those places.
Surefoot: Still maybe 2 interesting comments here, the rest is filled with "equivalence trolls". Can mods actually moderate these posts, and redirect them somewhere else ? Maybe dpreview would need an "Equivalence talk" forum. Then these people could argue there until death (hopefully) ensues.
As for the announcement: it's interesting to note the release date is now 2013, and close to the release of the 14-42 mkII. That means closer than previously announced, as it used to be 2014.
@Manuel - but feel the quality of the bokeh on those MTF charts!
I have full frame and u4/3 kit - I'm loving the possibility of this 42.5 lens - just one more area where I can take either kit out and not be concerned that I may not have an ideal lens for the shot.
Everdog: Micro Four Thirds is really expanding. With so many markets like "photo- instrumentation" now relying on it, we can say it is here to stay.
It will be fun to see how many more companies join the party.
It is getting to be like PC vs. Mac. One is fairly open the others are highly restricted and proprietary which kills market share.
@wakaba - you forgot to mention that u4/3 abused you as a child and is responsible for global warming.
The sensor is not "tiny" - smaller yes, but tiny? I shoot with a full frame and I'd say u4/3 has worse noise characteristics and DoF can be a bit tougher to play with, but when push comes to shove, when I look at images I have sold, the most popular were made with 1/1.7" and 1/2.5" sensors and images I have from u4/3 are higher quality in almost all ways.
Serious professionals can get good shots from most tools and don't get up-tight about some tools requiring a bit more thought and care.
nofumble: I though ARM is more power efficient, and x86 has zero chance to get into a phone. Well, it is almost a reversal.
This isn't the first, but almost every other attempt has sunk without trace and been swept under the carpet. Currently the number of selling Intel based phone models can be numbered on the thumbs of one hand (Razr Max), whereas ARM phone models are "just about everything else on the planet".
Charles Babbage: How come it appears before the 5200 instead of being on the top of the list (timewise)?
It's happened loads of times on DPR front page - the editor shuffles the display order to be non-chronological the moment a Pentax product looks like it may appear first.
It could be that they know Nikon users can't read quickly so they push it to top position :P
Actually I think they are just making a judgement call as to what will be popular on the day and ramp that up to the top. It's normal and I don't think it's conspiratorial.
JoeDesperado: no matter how this image was created - it certainly doesn't deserve the 1st place in this (or any other) challenge.
I'm not sure anyone looked at this full size - it looks like a frankenphoto made with MSPaint
There was a map - they were at Hall 2.1 Stand A025 - right beside Hasselblad.
"and all three cameras share the same battery"
If other makers could see how damn useful this is...
ogl: Even no K-01's successor...HMMMM....
Indeed - the only thing stopping me from dropping on a K-01 body is doubts about the durability of the card slot/USB cover - it's held on with 2 thin rubber lugs.
Rage Joe: Why the ... did Samsung leave the phone function out of this? What does this add to the equation when you can't make calls with it? Nothing really. You still have to carry a phone. This is Bulls.
I will rather carry a Nokia 808 in my pocket, since it is a completely different animal and can deliver all sorts of handy stuff, and brilliant images, in one relatively compact package.
@ThePhillips. You missed the 'little' sentence in the announcement that reads "Although we understand that the camera does not have cellular voice capabilities, it will be compatible with various VoiP apps, such as Skype, which will enable it to be used for making voice and video calls over 3G/4G or WiFi." - which suggests it has a speaker and mic. It doesn't have cellular voice capabilities which just means it doesn't to TDMx audio (though why not mystifies me)
Also, if it was absent a mic and speaker, it couldn't run Android 3.0 or higher - as a mic and speaker are in the minimum mandatory hardware requirements list to be allowed to use the Android trademark.
SkypeOut/any SiPGate works as it has 3g/4g - not what I'd call an ideal solution, but with an unlimited data plan it should be workable.
chlamchowder: If this camera does manage to perform well at tracking action without using PDAF, I will be very impressed.
However, I suspect that he'll be stopping down the lens and zone focusing...I doubt that even the latest iterations of CDAF can track well in demanding situations.
I presume the G5 has the same focus mechanism as the GX1 - AFS for single shots, AFF (equivalent to traditional AFC in the rest of the G range) and new AFC which has predictive AF drive.
I have used the new AFC on cyclists cycling directly towards me to the finish line and it wasn't too bad. Just set centre focus and blast - nothing out of focus at f/5 @ 200mm.
I wouldn't do that with my GH2 as it's AFC is still the old style no feedback.
And with this, Sigma signals that they have abandoned K mount for macro lenses.