Jogger: This could actually be a viable RX10/FZ1000 competitor if not for the gimmick light-field sensor, proprietary image format, and lack of video.
"This could actually be a viable RX10/FZ1000 competitor if not for the gimmick light-field sensor"
I bet if not for that sensor (or rather lens array above it), that f/2 zoom would have too much aberrations to fix in software.Knowing where the rays are coming from allows them to build the final image in a different way depending on focal length, focus distance and position on the sensor.
PHOTOJOE55: Doesn't it look like APS-C and 1 inch sensors are in much higher demand than Full Frame? I think Canon has 3 or 4 Full Frame cameras in their line-up and Nikon has 8 current production FX cameras. Maybe it's the cost too, but for most applications I think the smaller sensors are more than adequate. This Pentax looks like an excellent camera to work with, and it's so much lighter to carry.
PHOTOJOE55, D3X discontinued for more than 2 years, D600, D800, D800E and D4 have been discontinued this year and replaced by D610, D810, D810 and D4s in that order.
wolfloid: Why has Pentax never got around to producing a small, fast reporter's lens in the 35-40mm equivalent range? What is the point in a small, quiet, ergonomic camera if there is nothing small and fast, in the right focal length range to put on it?
Please don't mention the 21/3.2, since it is neither fast nor in the right range (nor very good). It is really a mystery to me. Are they not able to make one?
What is wrong with 35/2 and 43/1.9?Oh, wait, you mean "equivalent", but for APS-C?
1DC is not a photo camera, it is a video camera (which without doubt can take photos like the rest of them).
BarnET, you are right, I totally forgot about Df. Just like the rest of the market. ;)
kwa_photo: I do love how Fuji is about as open and transparent as they can be to help their users make informed decisions. It enhances loyalty to the brand IMO.
No, it is not too small. Even m43 mount is not too small for FF sensor, given proper lens design rules (to which most lenses follow anyway).But to understand that, you'll probably need to draw a picture if geometry is not your thing. ;)
DPR wrote: "while the 'super tele-photo prime' will now arrive near the end of the year."
The roadmap says "Super Tele-photo _zoom_".
Both Canon and Nikon have 3 each.
Wasn't a silver edition something like that already?
Retzius: Does this fix the flopping mirror?
It is a DSLR, isn't it? A "flopping mirror syndrome" is by design. :)
Mike Davis: I suspect the label "Diffraction Correction" exaggerates the effectiveness of this feature. No amount of processing can magically recreate actual subject detail that was lost to diffraction as the light passed through the aperture. It might be able to simulate what appears to be genuine subject detail, but it won't be accurate.
For example, assuming that all other variables affecting resolution are up to the task... If diffraction at a given f-Number is just bad enough to prevent you from discerning the date "2014" on the face of a coin lying on a table several meters from a camera equipped with a normal FL lens when viewing at 100%, "Diffraction Correction" isn't going to reconstruct that data from thin air when the data never got past the aperture in the first place.
You can't make a silk purse from a pig's ear.
Of course it is sharpening. Diffraction made some edges not sharp, diffraction correction corrected the issue. At least partially. :)
SammyToronto: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this thing doesn't look beautiful to me. It may be built like a tank, but it looks like the average Sony/Samsung mirrorless camera and less attractive than the average Fuji/Olympus mirrorless camera.
Now, I'm not talking about performance, status, heritage or any of that, but purely on the aesthetic level this Leica underwhelms.
Maybe it looks better in person, but in the picture it is ugly, especially with the EVF which does not match the silver body (and neither are the black lenses).
UnitedNations: Fuji X100T is coming out soon. With its expected improvement over the x100s, why even bother with a Leica camera anymore which is way over priced for what it delivers?
Yep, it is more of a Sony NEX-5r/Samsung NX300/Fuji X-A1 variety, only many times more expensive, much slower, a year or two too late and its screen does not tilt.
DPR wrote: "Its use of a fast readout sensor and the four-core Venus IV processor"
I am very sure it is NOT Venus IV. Venus IV was introduced in 2008. Since then there was a generation or two every year (some labelled HD and HD II). For example, Venus VII was used in G5 a few years ago. This one must be IX or so.
What an incredibly professional review. A couple steps above usual DPR standards. I hope you'll hire Mark Banas to do more work for you.
How to get the look/color like in #12 with digital? Some specific film simulation?
Competition with Craft Rabbitte must be harsh.
fmian: Why would people be moving around so much within a studio?Surely an assistant with a boom pole would do the same job..
And c'mon... this tech must REALLY be designed for the military right?
The robot does not have to be paid minimum wage. :-)
D1N0: Shot with a German camera. Weren't the Zorki's any good?
No, it seems only you do. :)
Nobody cares. ;)