From: stephe_k on
RichA wrote:
> Talk about crushing the price barrier in the medium format!!
>
> http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10031002pentax645d.asp
>


But is a crop camera 44 x 33 mm vs 56 x 42 mm of full 645 format. Not a
huge increase over 36x24mm for the price and what you lose on wide angle
$$$ MF glass etc.
From: Ray Fischer on
stephe_k(a)yahoo.com <stephe_k(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>Me wrote:
>>
>> The Mamiya ZD was eventually offered at about that price (<$10k for a
>> kit), but still didn't sell. "Only" 22mp, but that was a couple of
>> years ago now.
>
>I get so sick of all the MP hype. I've shot with 5MP cameras that image
>quality wise blow away 12MP models but of course people "buy based on
>MP" just like they bought computers based on processor clock speed.

And this new Pentax actually has a higher pixel density than does the
Canon 5DII (about 2.7MP/cm2). Will the image quality be as good? We'll
see. I doubt that Kodak has as much experience getting the best
quality from sensors as do Nikon and Canon.

--
Ray Fischer
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From: stephe_k on
Ray Fischer wrote:
> stephe_k(a)yahoo.com <stephe_k(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Me wrote:
>>> The Mamiya ZD was eventually offered at about that price (<$10k for a
>>> kit), but still didn't sell. "Only" 22mp, but that was a couple of
>>> years ago now.
>> I get so sick of all the MP hype. I've shot with 5MP cameras that image
>> quality wise blow away 12MP models but of course people "buy based on
>> MP" just like they bought computers based on processor clock speed.
>
> And this new Pentax actually has a higher pixel density than does the
> Canon 5DII (about 2.7MP/cm2). Will the image quality be as good? We'll
> see. I doubt that Kodak has as much experience getting the best
> quality from sensors as do Nikon and Canon.
>


I just wonder if we are going to see an end to this MP race. I wish
instead of increasing MP they would just focus on IQ and noise etc. But
they probably know if they don't increase the MP, idiot consumers
wouldn't "upgrade".

Stephanie
From: Alfred Molon on
In article <hn7ckt$g4d$1(a)news.albasani.net>, stephe_k(a)yahoo.com says...

> But is a crop camera 44 x 33 mm vs 56 x 42 mm of full 645 format. Not a
> huge increase over 36x24mm for the price and what you lose on wide angle
> $$$ MF glass etc.

68% more area, that is a significant increase. It's also nice to have
40MP resolution - no DSLR comes close.

But what turns me off is the weight - 1480g body only, with a lens it
will be > 2Kg. Not to mention that huge&heavy mirror slapping around.

Why can't a make such a large sensor camera *without* the mirror? The
body would be much more compact and lightweight. At 2Kg it's not really
suited as a camera to carry around with you.
--

Alfred Molon
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From: Neil Ellwood on
On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 17:52:31 -0800, RichA wrote:

> Talk about crushing the price barrier in the medium format!!
>
> http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10031002pentax645d.asp

So it isn't really a 645 but just a cropped sensor.



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