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On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (353 comments in total)
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chaeric2: A few years ago I heard about Xiaomi and decided to take a chance and purchase one of their phones. Fantastic build quality, great components and it's lasted a lot better than some of my friends' iPhones purchased at the same time. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another Xiaomi product.

My phone, though several years old, gets updated weekly. To jailbreak/root/hack the phone, all I have to do is to click the security button and hit the button that says "Access Root" and done.

For those unfamiliar with the company, they basically make high quality things for a small fraction of the price of its competition by selling only online and in large quantities.

I'd totally buy this camera...as soon as they introduce an EVF.

@Syu. And here is where Leica's Audi designers got three idea right down to the super thin body made possible by the mount sticking out.

https://www.ephotozine.com/articles/tamron-18-200mm-f-3-5-6-3-di-iii-vc-nex-lens-review-18526/images/highres-Sony-Tamron-18200mm-pics13959-1_1329735225.jpg

The Leica T's interface looks a lot like the Prada phone's which came out right before the first iPhone.

I'm not arguing that it doesn't look similar to the Leica-T, I'm saying that its' body looks like other camera that came before the T and the the interface looks like various smartphone apps.

It bears mentioning that when the T came out the general consensus was that it looked like a Sony Nex.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:43 UTC

Good interview video guys.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 11:15 UTC as 41st comment
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SnappyUK: While I applaud Fuji for this camera and would love to be able to justify its cost, I'm disappointed that they've either chosen, or had to for technical reasons, use a conventional Bayer array instead of X-Trans.

The only drama surrounding my Pro2 are other people claiming there is drama.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 22:12 UTC
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rrccad: except that D810 will most likely focus better with tracking, faster, shoot in a large scope of environments, and requirements .. have an ecosystem that will be unmatched by any MF company in terms of size, price and weight of the lenses,etc,etc.

not sure what the point of comparing the size of the camera really is.. show a 24-70 2.8 mounted on the D810 and Fuji and get back to me.

btw, it's not 1.7x bigger than full frame by any conventional measure.

@Sporty Hows does the D810 have parallax errors? The viewfinder sees what the lens and sensor see.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 22:09 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (353 comments in total)
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chaeric2: A few years ago I heard about Xiaomi and decided to take a chance and purchase one of their phones. Fantastic build quality, great components and it's lasted a lot better than some of my friends' iPhones purchased at the same time. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another Xiaomi product.

My phone, though several years old, gets updated weekly. To jailbreak/root/hack the phone, all I have to do is to click the security button and hit the button that says "Access Root" and done.

For those unfamiliar with the company, they basically make high quality things for a small fraction of the price of its competition by selling only online and in large quantities.

I'd totally buy this camera...as soon as they introduce an EVF.

The only similarities I see between the interfaces are that that are black and white icons. Otherwise they look like different approaches based on modern mobile OS/application experiences.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:54 UTC
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rsenk19: Why did they go for Bayer instead of X-Trans?

They just showed the camera, I'm sure you'll get your proof in a month or two.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:46 UTC
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Carl Mucks: It's huge for its 0.8x crop factor. It looks ugly. And it's likely behind every professional FF camera in every measurement. What to be fascinated about? -- Ridiculous price?

Fuji must have caught a Zika virus, how else to explain this microcephalic camera?

Carl is worried that this Fuji means that people won't be as impressed by the "big" sensor in his camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
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FodgeandDurn: Is the benefit of MF undone by the relatively slow lenses? I love Fuji and I am glad they've made something so ambitious, I am wondering what advantage this camera has over a high resolution DSLR with an Otus lens, a combination that is considerably cheaper. Of course faster lens adaptation will be a factor.

I can think of uses for this setup, but nothing that 35mm can't do, and a lot of that comes down to the lens map. More of a question than a criticism. I'd love to use this to photograph stars, but even then I wonder whether an A7s wouldn't be just as useful (of course this isn't this Fuji's intended primary use).

Its true that these are the only lenses, at least two of which are f2, Fuji will ever release for this camera. /s

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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Steve Photographer: This is the first (digital) medium format camera that I am seriously considering purchasing when it becomes available. Very pleased that Fuji is developing this and hope that the more "affordable"* MF segment expands with even more manufacturers coming on board. Like the fact that Fuji has already published its intentions with respect to lens development. Personally, in the coming years I would like to see a 150mm f/4 or 200mm f/4.

*Appreciate that this is a very relative term, but I'm comparing with Hasselblad and Phase One.

Early reports said the Fuji body and lens will be priced under the X1D's body.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:37 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (353 comments in total)
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chaeric2: A few years ago I heard about Xiaomi and decided to take a chance and purchase one of their phones. Fantastic build quality, great components and it's lasted a lot better than some of my friends' iPhones purchased at the same time. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another Xiaomi product.

My phone, though several years old, gets updated weekly. To jailbreak/root/hack the phone, all I have to do is to click the security button and hit the button that says "Access Root" and done.

For those unfamiliar with the company, they basically make high quality things for a small fraction of the price of its competition by selling only online and in large quantities.

I'd totally buy this camera...as soon as they introduce an EVF.

He said the firmware design, not the firmware. What I assume he meant was the style of the interface. Until we can see more of how the interface actually works its hard to say it copied the T...it may very well be a different example of how a camera touch interface would work if designed by mobile app/os developers.

Technically a Fuji X-E2 and Leica T technically meet your requirements of grip on right, screen on back, buttons on top, and logo on front, but would you say they look the same?

So while this may be copying previous cameras it is not, as you said, actually counterfeiting.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 02:55 UTC
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rsenk19: Why did they go for Bayer instead of X-Trans?

It's a Fuji developed this sensor so I don;t think Sony has anything to do with it. Fuji said the benefits of X-Trans don;t apply to sensors this large and with this resolution.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 02:10 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (353 comments in total)
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chaeric2: A few years ago I heard about Xiaomi and decided to take a chance and purchase one of their phones. Fantastic build quality, great components and it's lasted a lot better than some of my friends' iPhones purchased at the same time. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another Xiaomi product.

My phone, though several years old, gets updated weekly. To jailbreak/root/hack the phone, all I have to do is to click the security button and hit the button that says "Access Root" and done.

For those unfamiliar with the company, they basically make high quality things for a small fraction of the price of its competition by selling only online and in large quantities.

I'd totally buy this camera...as soon as they introduce an EVF.

Both the Leica T and this body look like a Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 22:20 UTC
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majorpaul: Does anyone know if it has fully articulated screen like the a99? It's so important to me and here it looks like it only has a tilting screen like the emount cameras

Found this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM1iqM_NZds

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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majorpaul: Does anyone know if it has fully articulated screen like the a99? It's so important to me and here it looks like it only has a tilting screen like the emount cameras

Like this:
http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/cameras/Sony/Sony%20Alpha%20a99%20DSLT/Sony%20Alpha%20a99%20DSLT%20screen%20up-970-80.jpg

Can you twist the screen around to face the front on the A77 like you can on the A99?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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majorpaul: Does anyone know if it has fully articulated screen like the a99? It's so important to me and here it looks like it only has a tilting screen like the emount cameras

http://www.newsshooter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/SLT-A99_wSAL2470Z_tilt_lcd_3.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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turvyT: X Trans sensor?

There a quite a few RAW converters that do a great job with X-Trans and are not junk. Well unless you still live in 2012 that is.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
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loitokitok: Nice idea but I'm not really sure who Fuji hope to sell them to. Will a marginal increase in sensor size over full frame at this price level attract enough buyers to make it worthwhile? Assuming they can pull it off it does makes some sense for Fuji though. If they really want to push into premium pricing there is only so high they can go with APS-C and it does provide them with a halo product for the rest of their camera range, even if no one really buys this one.

You consider close to double to be a marginal increase in sensor size? Thats the difference between m4/3 and full frame.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:26 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (70 comments in total)
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SirSeth: Just a model refresh. Looks nice I think. It would be news if Olympus actually also did a refresh on the menu system. I'm still waiting for any manufacture to bring camera menus into the cell phone age.

Leica T

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
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kristof93: 1.7x larger sensor (and relatively low resolution) isn't really worth all the hassle this brings over well developed FF systems that have brighter lenses anyway.

Its an expensive camera designed for commercial photographers so no real reason to push it, but the benefits of its sensor over ff are similar to the benefits of ff over your m4/3. Higher res, once over a certain size, doesn't have a huge impact on IQ, not like a physically bigger sensor does.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:20 UTC
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kristof93: 1.7x larger sensor (and relatively low resolution) isn't really worth all the hassle this brings over well developed FF systems that have brighter lenses anyway.

Sure, no benefits to a sensor almost 2x the size as FF just like there is no benefit to the FF sensor compared to a m4/3 sensor. Certainly no dynamic range improvements there /s. Your FF system is just as good. Be happy.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:10 UTC
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