Real world "camera design" feedback provider to camera "lab designers" who never get out to see the real world.
There is still hope that someday, zombie consumers will wake up from their spell and realize the folly of throwing too much hard earned money on tiny microscopic sensors and being hypnotized by the dredge and drizzles (not bells and whistles) of features lumped to make these cameras look expensive, feel expensive, and therefore: it has to be expensive!
Waiting for a laser guided targeting scope to clip on top, matching the grip.
also for the choice of 6" or 8" rifled black metal barrels.
The weapon shoots sideways. (use your imagination...)
Warning: always pull the trigger on your face's front side.
Too much near your temple is suicide.
Samsung has no market segment strata territory to protect, so it can come up with an outstanding product such as this.
Well done, SAMSUNG!
Instead of dividing the spoils and spreading it thinly on mediocre models across the affordability spectrum, you have lumped it into this one wonderful beast.
May you be rewarded handsomely by smart consumers.
If an ugly Nikon camera is born in the middle of the forest...
Will photographers hear the sound of it falling plop on the quicksand?
Tsk tsk tsk....
Nikon, Nikon, Nikon....
You still haven't FIRED and kicked out your industrial designers, huh?
THEY are the ones killing you... not lack of customers.
Customers want to buy your cameras, loyal customers...
But if you keep on using body designers who have no vision and creativity... then it's your call.
#6 and #16 have the buildings toppling over.
Like a wild rodeo buck, this lens needs to be tamed by the right user.
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The camera market is always open season and never too late for a player with great innovation and leading edge products.
The early runners have the advantage due to hogging their patents and copyright designs, but there is always something new, and have never been done before.
An el-cheapo rock bottom bare bones digital medium format point and shoot sounds nice, eh, Pentax? (hint, hint)...
One of the greatest challenges of any prize winning photographer these days, is NOT to get caught cheating.
Any prize winning photographer who is innocent, please throw the first camera.
"disqualified after reaching the penultimate round, due to digital manipulations of some sort being discovered"
Well, they have to really define this "some sort" fellow.
"some sort" is making quite a stir of some sort to this sort of thing.
Hope they all sort it all out, in some sort of way.
JonB1975: I normally stay out of these and keep my opinion to myself.... but... no.8??? Really??? there must have been a dearth of entries......
That is what is great about this particular competition.
Anybody can win.
I have a friend who has a very big problem.
He has just invented a flying skateboard, making users fly like the Silver Surfer™.
His greatest hurdle is regulation.
So he just uses it to hover across the North Pole... undetected.
Santa wants to buy some, but declined when told about the regulation potentials...
The winning images are the reflection of the minds of the judges.
When you have to criticize... remember it is the judges fault.
The categories are not even "gardens"... well, except when they consider the whole Earth as a garden... then it truly reflects the wide open space of the minds of the judges... empty space.
Adobe keeps on being the leading edge because of constant innovations and the ability to allow third party software to enhance it's capabilities via plug ins.
(you can't touch this... dum, the-dum, dum-dum)
"Impressive..." (tshh...pheow... tshh... pheow)
Yes, that's the way to go:
So many models in the line up that, soon, their RRP increments will amount to $100 from one step ladder to another.
Then regret creeps in after seeing colleagues brandishing a higher priced ladder rung, and pretty soon... a collection of motley crew cameras that are essentially the same banana.
Marketing Hypnosis 101.
Soylent Green is....
The aperture assembly in the middle of both groups looks so frail!
I could imagine how an IS assembly would look like... in real life cross section.
Sadly, Canon is lukewarm to inventing a killer mirrorless gadget thinking it will be a shotgun that would would blow one of their legs off.
Canon loyal flock are happy with their genre, and NOT changing ship.
Canon haters are happy (and laughing) at this mediocre offering.
Canon is in a "no win- no win" situation on this.
The "Not-Coming-To-The-Party-Of-Great-Innovative-Mirrorless-Cameras" camera by Canon.
Cover all bases.
Let nothing escape.
Take no prisoners.