I was wondering that too. Didn't they do stagecoaches?Wells Fargo? How did that end up there?
With all due respect, I think the NEX7 is overhyped. Photography is as much about lenses as it is about the camera. And the NEX lens lineup is far from being impressive or complete. As cameras come and go and sensor and processing technology are still improving at fast paces, camera systems should be build around lenses, not the other way around. Sony has pushed out about 6 NEX in 15 months and will continue at a similar pace going forward, or else the company's top line growth will be challenged . So the NEX7 will be a short episode in an electronic giants cycle of new products, forgotten in the "camera of the month hypes" of the next few seasons.I was wondering that too. Didn't they do stagecoaches?
The camera looks very interesting, and if this is true, then a high quality 16MP sensor with fast primes is certainly going to prove popular, for lots of us "retro-heads".
I'm a bit more skeptical about this sensor. Fuji have been known to come up with descriptions of their sensors that tend to exaggeration. Their "super ccd" and the 12MP the s2 pro etc. series of cameras were supposed to produce, was perhaps technically true, in the same way that Sigma describe their Foveon sensor, but in reality the S series of DSLR's performed just like a 6MP camera.
I guess we can't really move forward these days without their being some headline feature which promises more than it delivers. A 16MP camera with the same performance as the X100, some fast primes, and a well designed retro look will be very popular with many photographers, and that is probably what we will get. Whether the claims of "better quality than full-frame" are justified we will have to wait and see. Again I remember all the fuss Fuji made about the S5, and its supposedly incredible dynamic range. I bought one and all it produced was dull, flat soft images.
The X100 is certainly a very decent camera and has excellent IQ. As far as I'm concerned the handling and menus leave a lot to be desired, but there's no denying it does a good job. It will be interesting to see how they deal with an interchangeable lens system, and its certainly good to see that they are seemingly going for the "retro chic" look and feel, though I'm not convinced, as yet, by the hybrid viewfinder.
The X100 certainly shook a few other manufacturers up and we are seeing their response in the current crop of mirrorless / EVIL / CSC's. Fuji have spotted a gap in the market, I feel, which is something like - A Leica aesthetic for those who can't, or don't want to, buy a Leica. Add in a sprinkling of modern technology, and I think they have a recipe for success.
Personally I think the NEX-7 is such a revolutionary camera, that they will struggle to achieve the same attention and success that they had with the X100. I believe Sony certainly took notice of the X100 and the "buzz" it created, and came up with the NEX-7 as a response both to that and the unexpected popularity of the NEX system. If Fuji were going to progress, an interchangeable system was essential, and its good to see that they have avoided the standard zoom, pancake, telephoto zoom scenario, that we have already.
All of this is still however speculation. However there was a interesting "coded" response from Dpreview, when asked if they had "missed" the new Fuji in their list of Fuji releases, this was the reply:-It looks likes, from this advisory report, Fuji also announced the X-Pro1 with 3 lenses.That is a report from the future. We're under NDA so couldn't possibly comment...
They have their own domain.Wells Fargo is a large (VERY large) US bank. Wells Fargo Advisors is clearly just part of its investment division.
Ineresting, all of those "mworld" pages say "powered by macro world" pretty clearly on the page and a lot of them are just various types of financial and market related stories. And some of the links on the mworld pages go back to the straight Wells Fargo (non-mworld) pages. So, maybe its BS or maybe its just some information service they use??? I don't know, but thanks for the heads-up...They have their own domain.
https://wellsfargoadvisors.mworld.com is an mworld.com domain, I doubt it's wells fargo's stuff. I didn't mean wells fargo is phishing stuff; I mean that page is some phishing operation by... who knows...
As you certainly know, a phishing page is a reproduction of the original page, where people can inadvertently put some reserved info that is going in the hand of the "phisher".
The correct link to wells fargo advisors site is https://www.wellsfargoadvisors.com/
You're right, it does. But there's no EXR processing done in that camera, so in that case they're clearly just using it as a generic marketing term. Which means that may be the same thing they're doing with this new system, if its even a real report. Sooooooo, maybe it'll be an APS with actual EXR processing and maybe its just another fine APS sensor withOUT EXR processing. I guess we're just gonna have to wait and see.Doesn't the X100 wear an EXR badge on the top plate? How does the EXR processor work on that model?
Several Points.With all due respect, I think the NEX7 is overhyped. Photography is as much about lenses as it is about the camera. And the NEX lens lineup is far from being impressive or complete. As cameras come and go and sensor and processing technology are still improving at fast paces, camera systems should be build around lenses, not the other way around. Sony has pushed out about 6 NEX in 15 months and will continue at a similar pace going forward, or else the company's top line growth will be challenged . So the NEX7 will be a short episode in an electronic giants cycle of new products, forgotten in the "camera of the month hypes" of the next few seasons.
I agree with much of that, it will indeed be interesting to see what they come up with, However as I mentioned, Fuji do have a bit of a reputation for "spin" when it comes to describing their sensors. But I don't think anyone would have a problem with better DR and high ISO noise control.But if its true, I think the idea of an APS sensor with the EXR pixel binning approach sounds VERY exciting for those of use who don't care about the ultimate in resolution. David, I don't know how good this sensor would be for your purposes, because it sounds like your stock buyers and the various sites you submit images to are very concerned with resolution. But for many of us who are willing to trade off high resolution for better DR and noise control at high ISO, it could be very very good indeed. If they get it right, and get the rest of the camera right. There's obviously a lot left to learn, but I'm excited about the possibility.
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Supposedly no AA filter, looks like ap ring on lens, separate AF sensor, etc. The dream camera essentially, so it does make me wonder about how real it it.
I didn't take your comments as Fuji bashing in the least. I always find your comments worth a read, even given that we have different priorities and wants from our gear.If my remarks were seen as some kind of "Fuji bashing" then that was certainly not my intention, and I thought that I made some very positive comments as to what might emerge.
Couldn't agree more.It's more the www noise about the camera, which I think is overdone.
I beat you. Mine lasted a week before going onto ebay. Shortest time I've ever owned a camera.My experience with the NEX is limited to the first generation of NEX5 with 16mm and kit zoom, which I bought as soon as it was available, used for a few weeks and had gathering dust in a closet for almost a year before dumping it into the market place.
For me the "road to damascus" moment was getting hold of the OLED viewfinder for the 5n. It became a different camera as far as I was concerned. The NEX-7 just takes that further, with the built in viewfinder. I had much the same concerns about the X100 in terms of the user interface and menu system and I differ with you on the NEX build quality, which I admire, particularly the lenses.To me, it's a totally uninspiring system in any respect, ergonomics, haptics, user interface, menu system, build quality, digitally looking files, and lastly and most importantly, lenses which are mediocre. I have not tried the NEX 7 and repeatedly said it's great looking camera. But it's like a car with great engine (body and sensor) and a frame, brakes and suspension from a lower category (lenses). And yes, I acknowledge, I'm very biased when it comes to the NEX system.