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07-25-2018, 02:01 AM   #1
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Is it a good idea to produce MX-2 with 1" BSI sensor?

Ricoh could produce MX-2 with 1" sensor IMO and the same fast lens, but they don't do it...

Is it a good idea?

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It could be a nice little camera, but I think it would dilute Ricoh's GR-line offering, and it's a small enough market as it is. Where fixed-lens cameras are concerned, I believe Ricoh is better off focusing its limited resources on a new GR...
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be nice if it came with an add on hot shoe optical viewfinder with dial in frame lines.
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I doubt anything without an EVF would succeed in the marketplace, these days, unless it’s got a red dot on it, and even those are now coming with EVFs. Given that Ricoh is shifting its Pentax line up-market, the comparison isn’t as far-fetched as it might have been ten years ago.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
anything without an EVF would succeed
I'm out, I'm optical only

be nice with a rangefinder type optical add on viewfinder, dial in frame lines if the lens is variable
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QuoteOriginally posted by beachgardener Quote
I'm out, I'm optical only

be nice with a rangefinder type optical add on viewfinder, dial in frame lines if the lens is variable
I understand the impulse, but the market has changed, except for the Leica M10 series. Would you settle for a hybrid, like the Fujifilm X100 series, then?
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Would you settle for a hybrid, like the Fujifilm X100 series, then?
no sorry not into Fuij stuff at all
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
Would you settle for a hybrid, like the Fujifilm X100 series, then?
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no sorry not into Fuij stuff at all
Hybrid viewfinder on any camera, ILC or fixed lens, is my greatest camera technology wish. I love the idea of being able to use an optical view when it's most practical, add info overlays such as histogram if needed, then for manual focusing or low light / slow lens work, switch to full electronic view...

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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Hybrid viewfinder on any camera, ILC or fixed lens, is my greatest camera technology wish. I love the idea of being able to use an optical view when it's most practical, add info overlays such as histogram if needed, then for manual focusing or low light / slow lens work, switch to full electronic view...
Totally agree, Mike - it would be so useful. I do not understand why this feature has not yet appeared in our recent DSLRs - it seems the obvious way forward to me.

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P.S. I would love a fully featured MX-2 - bigger sensor, EVF, and hot-shoe.
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I do not understand why this feature has not yet appeared in our recent DSLRs.
If they start this malarky with the DSLR's many will be upset, optical rules man
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QuoteOriginally posted by beachgardener Quote
If they start this malarky with the DSLR's many will be upset, optical rules man
Just switch off the overlays. Problem solved
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Keeping the same equivalent lens focal length and bright aperture while putting in a 70% larger sensor means making a 70% longer and 70% larger diameter lens. It would not be compact anymore.
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It could be a nice little camera, but I think it would dilute Ricoh's GR-line offering, and it's a small enough market as it is. Where fixed-lens cameras are concerned, I believe Ricoh is better off focusing its limited resources on a new GR...
GRIII will be 100%, but MX could be cheaper and it's with zoom lens. If to shoot in RAW, 1" sensor is not bad.
It seems to me Q system is stopped.
To have one WG camera, one GR and one MX at the market is reasonable sufficiency IMO...
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GRIII will be 100%, but MX could be cheaper and it's with zoom lens. If to shoot in RAW, 1" sensor is not bad.
It seems to me Q system is stopped.
To have one WG camera, one GR and one MX at the market is reasonable sufficiency IMO...
You're probably right about the Q system

As I said, a new MX could be a nice camera. I just don't think there's enough of a market for it... or, rather, there are better places for Ricoh to concentrate its resources.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Hybrid viewfinder on any camera, ILC or fixed lens, is my greatest camera technology wish. I love the idea of being able to use an optical view when it's most practical, add info overlays such as histogram if needed, then for manual focusing or low light / slow lens work, switch to full electronic view...
Itís the best of both worlds, in my opinion. Those who prefer one or the other can switch off what they donít use. I donít know anyone who could possibly object to that, unless theyíd complain about the extra cost and/or weight. As I said before, if Ricoh is moving its cameras up-market, such a beast would fit right in with that.
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