Why did it take this long for the boys to start using Instagram?Oh wait...
Still waiting for Pixel Mapping here...
I don't even own a Fuji camera but I am excited to read this news. I do need to get out more, perhaps.
An unusually high return rate was evident in the retailers we interviewed.
"Customers thought the thing would spit out instant prints", a retailer we interviewed said. "I've been repackaging these for re-sale like a monkey all day..."
Neither Polaroid or Nikon could be reached for comment at press time.
Beachcomber Joe: This camera is the result of Nikon misunderstanding their market research. Their research question was "What would you like to see us do with the Nikon 1 system cameras.?". Those queried overwhelminglyresponded "Throw them in the ocean."
I like the Nikon 1 system but your comment was hilarious all the same. Well done.
It's really simple. Social networking sites are a marketer's wet dream and a dream for central planners and profile-building global spying agencies.
You (and your kids) are the product. Make no mistake about it. You are exploitable to the maximum extent of the law. In case you haven't noticed, there is no law. EVERYTHING you do online is being recorded, including your phone calls and Skype calls.
Your details, pics and associations are shared with many companies in back-room deals; you have agreed to this. If you are OK with your associations and content being exploited by marketers and shared with government, insurance and god-knows-what-else, continue using these 'free' services.
If you're OK with these spies spying on you, that's fine. Just don't say anything critical of your so-called leaders or you may find yourself on the receiving end of a big stick real quick.
You are not in charge of your content. Your content and activities are there to be sold and exploited.
Mirrorless Crusader: This has got to be one o the worst ideas for a camera I've ever seen. It's a camera phone without the phone.
* cameraphones rarely have optical zoom & xenon flash
Langusta: Sony has been actively developing some really strange gadgets recently, yet HDR-MV1 looks pretty cool.
http://www.sony.com.au/support/product/aka-lu1/Flip out screen problem solved with something like this probably. This whole market segment is very reliant on overpriced accessories.
HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder looks intriguing. Sound is often overlooked and Sony make great recorders, like the PCM-M10.
I'm interested to see this reviewed.
The action cams and others like it always tend to bend the horizon in a very exaggerated way. It surprises me that more people are not put off by this. Maybe I have just watched too many remote-control drone videos on YouTube lately but I'd rather have the view not so obviously warped as the camera dips above or below the horizon.
I'm rambling a bit...
Aren't DPREVIEW staff trendy individuals anymore? ;)
The twist is that he has an aversion to .... film!He only shoots digital.
NSA infested cameras. Excellent.
Excellent stuff.We can start making our own camera museums now, if we haven't already. In 10 years the cmaera market will be quite different and it will be great to look back on our old friends.
tkbslc: Casio? Are they still around?
If memory serves, they were first with high speed shooting modes which other manufacturers eventually copied.
HawaiiVolcanoes: Some of you people are missing the point. Understand this: Increased Cell Phone Camera use = HIGHER prices for cameras...NOT lower. Thank You
I've seen nothing but copious discounts on both compacts and mirrorless in the last 2 years, despite a massive drop in demand for traditional cameras.
Maybe in the longer-term what you can be true. In the short-term, my experience has been the opposite. If they have too much inventory, it will be discounted heavily.
If we look at VHS VCRs; they were being sold 'for a song' for so many years before their eventual 'demise'. Prices actually came down on these so much while demand dropped.
Same with MiniDV camcorders. Demand dropping badly and manufacturers dropping prices like crazy (for years).
The only downside to both of these is that manufacturers starting taking out the more enthusiast features from these models.
Anyway, those are just 2 examples of where peak demand meant peak prices and lower demand meant far lower prices.
Excellent. More discounts.
GPW: The market is swamped with to many DSLR in a manufactures lineup. Nikon for example has the D3100,D5100, D7000,D7100, in DX lineup. If Nikon had ONE enthusiast DX and ONE pro DX that satisfied the two classes, that would save a crap load of money right there. The technology is there to make ONE excellent enthusiast camera to satisfy everyone from the beginner(auto settings) to the advanced user(manual settings), eliminating the unnecessary saturation of the market. Same goes for pro DX.
D3100 and D5100 are last generation items: they have been replaced with D3200 and D5200. If they made one product that satisfied everyone they'd be making less money since it would be selling at a fixed price that wouldn't fit everyone's budget. D7100 is the new one that replaces the D7000, which is the normal course of things. Of course it will take a little while for the older stock to be sold out completely. So in reality they have 3 models appealing to different users and different price-points that vary significantly in design & features.
DaytonR: Is it me or are these Panasonic GX cameras getting uglier with each incarnation ..... :)
GX1 was far, far, far prettier. But I like the hand drip on this one (more ergonomic). Plus EVF. Plus tilting LCD. The faux retro look, not so much.
justmeMN: In the USA, you have to be an enthusiast, to know that Panasonic makes cameras. It's a pretty obscure camera brand name here.
Thorgrem,Volkswagen is a totally different situation to the Panasonic Lumix branding.
Volkswagen bought already strong brands from other companies. It makes sense to continue using them because they have established trust and prestige with customers and dealers worldwide already. Why change trusted brands just because ownership changes hands?
Panasonic wants to become a big player in digital cameras. In my mind they are making top-shelf competitive products (just like their video camera division) yet they choose to place this large LUMIX branding where their proud Panasonic logo should be showing.
Of course they can use the LUMIX sub-brand on the body elsehwere, just like Nikon use Coolpix or Fujifilm use Finepix or Canon does PowerShot. But the average customer looking at that large LUMIX branding on the front ... it means nothing to them to have it so prominent while the main brand is hiding elsewhere in small font, which is something only Panasonic does on their cameras.