DPR, enough with the fillers.The answer to the question is very obvious: because there are no pancake f/1.7-f/2.8 stabilized 27-75mm-eq zooms for GX7, let alone for $100.
So, DPP4 still DOES NOT have any new camera support?Anybody knows what is their problem?
peevee1: A great marketing exercise - how to sell a basic smartphone camera hardware for a lot of money. :-)
"Can your smartphone shoot 1080p120 or 4Kp30? "
iPhone 6 can. Samsung Note 4 can.But Hero 4 Silver (and simply Hero 4) cannot.
"Does your smartphone come with a case that allows it to shoot video and stills many meters under water "
Does Hero 4 Black COME with that case, or the case is sold separately? ;)
"and makes it tough enough to survive a drop from an airplane?"
I would not count on it. :)
"Is your smartphone under $400 without a contract?"
You own a smartphone anyway. BTW, Hero 4 Black, the only one doing 4k, is NOT under $400 without a contract. But many smartphones now are below $200 without contract. Can your Hero make calls, send e-mail, play games and do everything else the smartphones can?
The fact is, GoPro 4 Black uses the hardware similar to good (but not the best) cameras in smartphones (far from Panasonic CM1 etc). Silver is at best average, and Simply GoPro is like a camera phone from many years ago.
What's next after Ricoh will make after the Flu card - Tuberculosis card, Ebola card, AIDS card? ;)Sorry, couldn't resist.
Nothing is moving... I guess the purpose was not to demonstrate the new AF system. How the sensor is compared to 70D or any competitors cannot be determined without controlled comparison anyway.
A great marketing exercise - how to sell a basic smartphone camera hardware for a lot of money. :-)
"Professional quality video capture at 2.7K30"
Another marketing invention? What is that 2.7K30, something like 1500p30? Or is it 2700 pixel wide, but the same 1080 lines high?
ISO 40? What kind of sensor do they use for that? Interesting choice of base ISO, probably because the lens has fixed bright aperture.
Must be very relevant for many on these forums...
mchevrier: There is no point in having interchangeable lens if no other lens match the color of your camera ;-)
It's yellowish, not snow-white like this one.
"leather alternative material"
and a good-alternative camera inside. :-)
peevee1: Still don't have 85mm or pro zooms, yet making ANOTHER 35mm.And if their 35/2.8 is ridiculously overpriced at $800, I hate to think how much they would ask for 4 times more light.
Maybe you had a bad sample. "To say it should cost $200" is simply to say that it shouldn't cost more than similarly performing competition. You just don't price 35mm f/2.8 lens like the best 35mm f/1.4 lens on the market, and if you do, it is at least 4 times overpriced collecting 4 times less light and being less sharp etc.
Sony clearly went Gillette model with it's ILC lines - releasing reasonably priced cameras, while overpricing lenses and accessories tremendously (not just lenses, how about $600 VDA-V1K OVF or $450 EVF similar in spec to $89 and $200 Olympus OVF and EVF?)
It is sharper than Sony 35/2.8, probert500. I have seen the tests. You can see them yourself, on slrgear for example.Yes, the Sony is overpriced by the factor of 4 at least.
Bargain? Comparable Canon 40/2.8 STM is actually smaller, sharper, and 4 times cheaper! Only mentality completely consumed by Sony's advertisement might consider the product overpriced by at least a factor of 4 as a bargain!
peevee1: "professional reportage photography"
Are they still in the 50s? ;) Who does "professional reportage photography" with MF lenses?!
I wonder what photography is done without eyes? ;-)
Reportage is a job of a reporter (="journalist").Leica M is a toy for rich people.
peevee1: "It’s very important to maximize quality, especially in still images. I think we do need X-Trans. There’s no low-pass filter and moire is minimized."
Who cares about X-trans, nobody has AA filter with Bayer anymore.
Buy the 28mpix sensor and Samsung processor from the new NX1, and you will be golden, Fuji. Time to shop outside of Japan, the ancient 180nm factories wouldn't do anymore.
I thought you are answering "Just another Canon shooter", sorry.
Dimit: Clear is:Digital photography is a joint venture of electronics as well as optics.Sony is no.1 in electronics,no doubt.Zeiss is no.1 in optics.no doubt.Jointly they'll become no.1 in the near future,that's what logic says.More lens(no doubt),more a mount cameras(no doubt) is a subdivision of this procedure..all the rest is e-whining,trolls,etc,etc...
Again, the irrelevant "DSLR sales", madeup mostly.
"DSLR sales" != "camera sales" Plastek.Worldwide, Sony has been #2 in camera sales at least from Minolta purchase in 2006 to 2010, unfortunately I cannot find fresher data, but remember this year in Q1 it is also ahead of Nikon. Nikon has no viable competitors in only 2 growing segments - mirrorless and large-sensor fixed-lens cameras, while Sony has about million most popular mirrorless and 6 RX-series large-sensor fixed-lens cameras (with only real competitors being 2 Canons and 2 Panasonics). DSLRs and small-sensor compacts, Nikon's bread and butter, are dying, and Nikon 1 is a failure.
Just a Photographer, 16MP and X-Trans are not connected in any way. You can put that suboptimal color filter array above any one-layer monochrome sensor.
"It’s very important to maximize quality, especially in still images. I think we do need X-Trans. There’s no low-pass filter and moire is minimized."