Livin' la Vida Loca
TrojMacReady: Maybe worth mentioning here that Lollipop finally supports RAW shooting. Not sure if the Nexus 9 (and 6) camera apps natively support it, but 3rd party apps should soon allow it.
Seriously, you would use your TABLET as a serious camera?
I have the 2013 version of the Nexus 7. It's a great tablet, with one major flaw... no microSD card slot. This new Nexus still does not have a microSD slot.
No microSD card slot is a DEAL BREAKER. **** the cloud.
Paul Kersey Photography: Videographers can rejoice, dedicated still shooters are better served elsewhere. Cool for Panasonic to pick a lane that they can dominate in m43land. The a6000, not renowned for high ISO performance, looks better than GH4 at 1600. That's the rub on m43, close, but always will trail larger sensors.
It is actually an excellent stills camera too. But video is obviously it's forte.
Not everyone shoots only at high ISO, or even cares about high ISO performance.
Ian SS: I just bought the GH4 before this review mostly for 4K video, I am glad I've made a good choice!
Was there ever any doubt? It's a Panasonic GH camera.
And still no raw.
Marcelobtp: This will not sell that well because too much people already both the sony rx100 series. But man, this is something!pocketable?
With the loope attached, I must say it looks even more ungainly than without.
What, no BMPCC 4K ?
Interesting, could potentially be very useful with the rugged cameras to prevent or minimize water droplets from sticking to the lens.
I think I may get one for my AW1.
GodSpeaks: No 4K video. Why are we even talking about this?Does Ricoh not realize 4K is the next BIG thing?
Just wait, there is about to be a 4K tsunami.
Plus, if you want a real action cam... this ain't it.
OneLeggedCat: I can't believe that 30fps can be called "Full HD".
FullHD refers to the image size (1920x1080), not the frame rate.
garyknrd: Actually, I bet a lot of divers will buy it. I know when I was diving I would of loved to have this on my belt... And cheap. Many outdoor sports will have this one with them....
Why would a diver buy it? It is only good to 10m.The GoPro comes with a waterproof case that can go much deeper.
No 4K video. Why are we even talking about this?Does Ricoh not realize 4K is the next BIG thing?
GodSpeaks: No mention of how this is powered. From looking at the WD website, it would appear to be USB powered (no battery). So not so portable then.
However, portable (battery powered) card readers/storage units have been around for ages. So what is so special about this? Just the WiFi? Certainly not the portability.
You are right, I did miss that. I looked on the web site and the downloadable pdf, but saw no mention of a rechargeable battery.
The small font size on this web site borders on unreadable for me, unless I use the zoom feature of the browser. Instead I prefered to go to the manufacturers web site, as it, at least, is readable.
No mention of how this is powered. From looking at the WD website, it would appear to be USB powered (no battery). So not so portable then.
grebedweeb: This might be cool for astrophotography, using the E-mount to T-mount adapter. Paired with an iPad or other tablet and connected to a telescope on a tracking mount, there is the possibility the QX1 could work well. It is small and light, and the controls are on your phone or tablet so that you don't have to touch the unit while it is tracking. Questions I would have are, how's the battery life, is there a connector for DC or AC power, how much noise at high ISOs, and is there significant vibration when the shutter closes.
Now this is probably one of the few practical applications I have seen mentioned.
iAPX: The QX1 is awesome, but with the tag price of the QX1 and a good zoom lens, the place that both will take on my bag (won't fit into my pockets), why not think about a RX100 III instead?
Or an actual Alpha (NEX) camera.
jhinkey: I can see a lot of potential uses for the QX1 - uses where you want a compact imaging device with a big sensor and can use some decent (and potentially fast) glass.I see a lot of creative types jumping all over this.
Why? It cannot do anything that a current Aplha (NEX actually - or better yet MFT) camera can't do?
If all you want is something small to hide in a corner, there are already lots of capable cameras available.
What is the point in these cameras, especially the QX-1? Why would I want to use such a camera?
Cell phones have enough power issues, without adding constantly on WiFi and screen to actually be able to use the QX 'cameras'.
DouglasGottlieb: Dear Canon:
Please honor Goro Yoshida, and as he did 80 years ago, take apart a Leica and make a camera just like it at an affordable price.
You can start with the new digital Leica M-P.
A full frame, Canon rangefinder with dual card slots, large buffer and a small, high quality, weather sealed metal body, would be most welcome.
Giant plastic DSLRs are no longer the way, in spite of how well they perform.
We want portable but without compromise.
The ergonomic, UI and focus speed nightmare that is the EOSM will be forgiven if you build this. :) Some want a small mirrorless so much that they even own the EOSM and defend it passionately. So build something small and amazing and without the mirror that we can carry everywhere.
Happy anniversary Mr. Yoshida!
I think Canon and Nikon are both quite capable of making a pro level FF rangefinder styled mirrorless camera, without the need to disassemble a Leica.