JIMIX PHOTO: On a more serious note though, this clearly shows us what today's world is all about: marketing, hype, brand, re-brand and ultimately - as usual - money, and all that powered by sheer greed. Ever wandered about the origins of the financial crisis? The numerous wars, terrorism, hunger, unemployment, degrading natural environment, arms race, greenhouse effect, pollution justified by progress, crumbling economies, all nations going bankrupt? Well, it's always been because of greed, and the photo industry is no different in any respect.
Conspicuous consumption and narcissistic excess have always found their place when things have gone to hell.
I guess that's what a head on collision between a camera and a tree looks like.
Finally! Neiman Marcus can now sell cameras unabashedly. I would display it right next to the Beatles White Album and photo of john Lennon's all white room. Ob-La_Di, Ob-La-Da! Or maybe just Oy.
Would have been much better with some really dirty dishes in there - some flying food chunks and all.
rondhamalam: Bullsh*t !!!Certified??? big LoL
Can I have Victor's voice on my message?
MarcusGR: A very complicated way to obtain a rather miserable result ... connecting a large, horizontal circle of cameras all around an action-scene would have provided a much more interesting result ... OK, it would have been more costly as well. But at least worth the effort !
Hope their professor gave them a decent grade for the effort.
Terrific! A truly nauseating perspective here on Earth for a fraction of the cost of actual going into outer space.
John Lennon would have loved this camera.
So the method of image or for that matter audio capture/recording is patentable? What a joke! I really had to check the date on my calendar to see that it wasn't April 1st; this story is right up there with some of NPR's April Fool's Day news parodies like exploding maple trees.Oh gee, was my avatar photographed on a white background? I'll cease and desist!
Panache Bauhaus minimalist, yes. But who wants to shell out that amount of cash for something that's going to be obsolete in 5 years? It's a digital camera.No doubt it will be the up front window dressing in the Dubai mall camera shop soon enough.
Jack Simpson: wow, I can just imagine attaching a long 645 lens to my Q7 :o
I have some old view camera lenses here you can have. Along with some cardboard tubes, black spray paint and duct tape may give you similar results.
I need some help understanding the sensor size and lens line up offered: If in fact these lenses are designed to cover the original 6X4.5 cm film area then they would be designed around a larger image circle and therefor be less than optimal? The sensor size seems to be about 73% of the 6X4.5 cm area making the lenses have a comparable magnification factor of about 1.4?If someone makes an 80mm TS lens for this, I'm all in.
smafdy: As usual, Pentax offers the highest quality and feature set in a camera format, at a comparably affordable price, and . . .
. . . some people have an immediate sh!t hemorrhage over it.
Everybody knows that it would have been much easier to just make this pocket-sized, with a mount that would accept any lens ever made, a pop-up 72" Octobox w/1600 WS internal flash, red-eye reduction, noise-free ISO 50 - 102400, high speed (2,000 fps) video capture, waterproof to 3,000 meters, and a few more essential features like a screw driver, bottle opener, scissors, a compartment to hold emergency gear (firestarter, fish hook and line, at minimum), and a secret message decoder.
Pentax just can't get it right.
You forgot to mention GPS.
Monochrom: Remember when no one could believe the price for the RED ONE to be true?Five years later and you get about the same specs for a quarter of that money.A shame that the lens you'll need will still cost you at least 10K...
You're referring (I'm assuming) to cine lenses?
SithTracy: There is a BFH in the shot... is that the tool?
Hammer, vise grips and duct tape - you need anything else?
The Gauss Goose
papa natas: Well, does the name Sally Mann ring a bell?
Yes. First thing I thought of - less stylized here though.
Peiasdf: He got himself an expensive movie prop. Ha ha
Probably owns some "original" Salvador Dalis' as well. Next stop on the list, Brooklyn, NY - "Bridge for sale, famous architect, some wear."Where's the wire viewfinder?
BGM: Gee I thought the camera was Nasa property and hence belongs to the US tax payers.
NASA, all caps.