it's in japanese...
it's in japanese...
I can see a lot of Digilux-2 and Panasonic DNA...
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The same person who did the Digilux 2 is doing the X1. Not sure if his role is called product manager or something else hence the word "doing".
Why couldn't someone just convince him to take the guts out of a Digilux 2 and just replace them with current technology. A lot of people very happy to buy that camera (leaving lens, and body design untoched).
The Digilux 2 used a 2/3" sensor (6.6 x 8.8mm)
The X1 uses an APS-C sensor (15.7 x 23.7mm)
I doubt the lens (even as large as it is) would be able to provide the image circle necessary for an APS-C sensor.
Still, I loved the Digilux 2 form factor and lens.
Didn't ask for big sensor as the lens was made for the smaller one. I can live with the 2/3 sensor using today's better sensor technology. You give up a lot on DOF control but man what a sweet camera.
Personally I am just completely turned off by something at that price that can't swap lenses. No fun at all.
That Japanese web site looks pretty thorough, but OMG I wonder if they have any idea why one might buy one of those things unless thay have decided to take on MontBlanc as a distributor. BTW Montbalanc used to make pretty good pens until about 15-20 years ago when they decided they were really in the jewelry business.
Last edited by Bob; 30th November 2009 at 05:35.
the pictures looks noisy.
I have yet to see those wow pictures from an X1 that would make me want to open my wallet and let the money fly out. The Ricoh GXR is more exciting and promising and I have seen better images posted, some of them actually wowed me. I am waiting to see whether Ricoh can actually execute on its promise.
I saw some prints from the X1. They were about 11 x 14 in color and looked ok but did not blow me away. I have since given up on this camera untill I can test one.
Maybe on release, the camera will prove it's worth but highly unlikely.
A saddened shooter....