jaygeephoto: It's impossible to predict where the dust will eventually settle, if it ever does. Keeping your head down and doing the best at what you know while learning seems to be a corporate ethic long forgotten. Everyone seems to instead be grasping at the great unknown; as which hot combination of existing technologies will sell. Or, simply pasting a well known brand name on a lesser item. One could expect as much luck as reading entrails, tarot cards and conjuring up the witches from Macbeth.
I agree. Nikon are pretty much admitting that if they can make money selling toasters or microwaves (like Samsung and Panasonic) that they might as well. Why stop with phones?
So many of our troubles are just down to outright greed and shareholders who are out of control - forcing businesses to make bad decisions.
It's good that the big players are being pushed out of the compact market. This means they will make fewer models that will have to be more carefully considered to meet the needs and expectations of the market segments remaining to them.
With hope, this will result in my dream camera becoming a reality.
What's that? What is my dream camera you say?
Doesn't need to be a DSLR but I'd love it if it had the features below.
PSAMVery high shutter speedPhase and Contrast detect autofocus - or betterFull Frame100% ViewfinderHyperfocal focusing mode - no guides or A-rings anymoreSomething like Ricoh's snap focusFocus PeakingNO VIDEONO ART FILTERSNICE BIG SCREEN (- maybe a pop out one?)Smart Flash and Commander that isn't line of site.
MORE DYNAMIC RANGE. WE HAVE ENOUGH PIXELS!!!!!
olyflyer: Nice display, but I will not be interested in Apple products until they do not implement SD card slots and standard interfaces. Proprietary interface is a dinosaur without user benefit, it is just a money maker for Apple and I am not interested in their products until they open up.
I agree! And Sam147 is a troll for saying otherwise.
Edit. I just re-read Sam147's comment - learn some manners Sam147. You are so rude.
Sergey Borachev: Nokia is just not getting it. The best upgrade and the one it needed and still does is Android.
I don't like Android much either - it is kludgy and in some ways not efficient. I don't think it's like that similar to IOS though - which sn't that great ...
JohnMatrix: OMG, this is awful. Whoever dreamt up this idea needs sacking. Seriously, four days in that venue? Four days!! And the best those two 'Pros' came up with was a few 'snapshots' to show off Fuji's new flagship mirrorless cam? And what made it worse was that Fuji thought it OK to make a big deal of the fact that those images had to be PP'd to make them look half decent. Not a great advert for Fuji's new flagship cam. Fuji should ask for their money back, and then get some new marketing people.
And dpr need to rename this news item:
"First full-res Fujifilm X-Pro1 images appear, and then disappear, on the web"
Their server was knocked over by bitter trolls looking for something to be nastyabout.
doctorbza: What a pathetic and embarrassing response from the majority of posters. I truly wonder if most of the trolls even bothered to do anything besides open the pics linked above. Did you even watch the video? Did you see the post-production work done on the landscape shots? Did you read anything on the blogs of the photographers? Did you look at any of their work before dragging their names through the mud?
While the band of fools creates a racket here, real photographers are patiently taking in details about this camera bit by bit, determining whether or not this tool will be a worthwhile addition to their workflow.
A photographers job is to create interesting, engaging work that communicates something to the viewer, and use the most appropriate tools available to do so. All the medium format digital backs in the world won't save you if your entire portfolio is comprised of shots of brick walls that rely on the tool to make the image a work of art.
What kind of videos did you make? Could you put a link up please? I'd really love to see your work.
For preliminary shots from a camera that hasn't been used in the wild before, I think the shots look pretty good. Especially the one in the pub and the shearing shed.
I'm not sure about Mr. Fletcher because his site is down as there is so much traffic hitting it at the moment. However, Mr. Coyne has been in Life, National Geographic and Time amongst others.
Really, a sad display of bad manners and lack of knowledge from so many posters today. You should be embarrassed.