Monday, September 15, 2008

well casio did it again, they announced a nice toy which is very interesting for a couple of reasons

40 fps pictures (at 7 MP) or 1000 fps video
520mm zoom
internal IS

it won't replace an slr, but I could see me using it for several applications.

the name:


Now if Nikon would release something like this which could use my existing lenses, it would be truly interesting.

(the picture is taken from and all the rights belong to them!)


Keith Bradnam said...

This is they type of thing I've been waiting for I think. But it only goes to 1 second shutter, which seems a bit lame.

Gert Wohlgemuth said...

well it's already the second generation of this thing, but the old one was very limited in it's resolution. The 1 Second shutter is not the big deal since you always can use an ND, the 1/2000th shutter speed on the other hand is a major drawback.

Gert Wohlgemuth said...

ok I just found out a much bigger problem,

Aperture F2.8 to F4.5

If the minimal aperture is really F/4.5, well it's pretty much useless for me since I really like the aperture range on my D-SLR which ranges with my current lenses for F/1.8 to F/64. The D80 does loose resolution after F/11 - F/16 because or refraction.

But I guess that's just an error in the preview, since it makes no sense at all.

Since the maximal aperture for the lens is given with:

• f=4.6 to 92.0mm
• Approx. 26 to 520mm
• F2.8 (W) to 4.5 (T)
• 14 lenses in 11 groups, including aspherical lens

And it just makes no sense to have the max aperture being the same as the min aperture. I mean the canon G9 goes down to F/8 (if I'm informed right) what is already not so great.

Well the future will tell us, but this thing surly is pricey for what it does, since it's pretty much a specialty camera.

Gert Wohlgemuth said...

ok related to the previous model,

the aperture goes down to F/15, if I understand it right, but the old version is very limiting with the resolution of the resulting images. It does have a calender till the year 2048 which tells us that it's future proof...