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07-14-2014, 06:39 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well selecting at at least 30x zoom there are camera's for 159 euro and Sony's H400 only costing 279 euro. So this is the competition for offering the cheapest camera.
The H400 is really a low specked version of the HX400 CCD chip no 1080p no lots of other goodies.
Sony DSC-HX400V vs DSC-H400 - Our Analysis

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I always wonder how much Pentax has to do with the design of these camera. Feels like they are a pretty standard camera with some cosmetic external changes and re-badging depending on the company. A pretty low risk proposition from Pentax stand point, anyway.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
The H400 is really a low specked version of the HX400 CCD chip no 1080p no lots of other goodies.
Sony DSC-HX400V vs DSC-H400 - Our Analysis
Well since you come up with the list. The X-5 is #36 of the overal list, camera's superzooms that came out in the last two years. So that is the runner-up for mediocre camera's:

http://snapsort.com/explore/best-super-zooms/24-months-recent
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
(...) I'm sure it will be announced at photokina, if not earlier.
Told ya!
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In a few days actually.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/268111-xg-1-officially-presented.html



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Looks like a K-50 lol
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It is the same thing as this one. Kodak Digital Cameras | AZ522 Cheap chinese crap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
It is the same thing as this one. Kodak Digital Cameras | AZ522 Cheap chinese crap.
oh boy yes it looks like it.
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well at least there didn't go any development resources into it...

and we can already watch a review:



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And now behold the Ricoh HZ15 camera:
http://www.kodakcamera.jkiltd.com/Americas/cameras/friendlyZoom/fz151.php

Again, same thing. Today's cheap compact cameras are all OEMs. Ricoh Imaging did not spend a day designing optics or internals for these.
The MX-1 is an OEM camera too; only the packaging is made by Ricoh Imaging on a more elaborate level worth considering.

So I think such new "Pentax releases" should be totally ignored -- this is nonsense, not a product made by Pentax / Ricoh Imaging at all.

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But at least it shares internals with the excellent olympus xz-2
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But at least it shares internals with the excellent olympus xz-2
It is not Olympus. It is OEM, made by Sanyo.
It is all nonsense. If I can appreciate anything that would be styling; I like Pentax brass top plate much better, and that's all.

I am still waiting for some real news about a real product designed and made by that team, because they have not been working on this product above at all. But in the meantime we are served with a warmed up meal from a tin can in (what was supposed to be) a first class restaurant.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
Today's cheap compact cameras are all OEMs. Ricoh Imaging did not spend a day designing optics or internals for these.
The MX-1 is an OEM camera too; only the packaging is made by Ricoh Imaging on a more elaborate level worth considering.
But this shouldn't stop us complaining that precious resources were diverted from the "full frame" project
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It is disappointing to see such a small sensor used on this big bridge camera.. Why not use at least a half inch sized sensor on these?? It seems the trend on enthusiast pocketable compacts is increasing sensor size.
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Because the lens would have to be much bigger, I guess.
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And a review:


http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/kodak_pixpro_az521_review/

---------- Post added 15-07-14 at 15:33 ----------

On sale in the UK, the Kodak equivalent for 149,99 pound:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1441376.htm
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