Kodak M4/3 camera coming with IBIS

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by JamieW, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Interesting to note that Kodak was one of the founders of Four Thirds along with Olympus....:smile:
     
  2. boostin

    boostin Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 21, 2013
    too bad is not the old Kodak, now is just in name only.
     
  3. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    The 12-45mm kit lens is somewhat interesting.
     
  4. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Yeah, it is. F/6.3 is a bit slow on the long end. But 12mm as opposed to 14mm at the wide end is very useful. How many of us would buy this camera if it cost, say, $399 with lens - just out of curiosity?
     
  5. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
  6. lightmonkey

    lightmonkey Mu-43 Veteran

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    cant spot any dials or control wheels... looks like theyre targeting a very full consumer-end of the market... interesting strategy??? these guys made sensors for the previous full-frame Leica you'd think they'd find a high-end niche position
     
  7. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    The old Kodak made sensors for Leica as well as some of the earliest professional dslr's. These guys (JK Imaging LTD) bought the right to use the name on photo equipment.

    Fred
     
  8. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    A January 7 press release from JK Imaging said MSRP single lens kit is $499 and two lens kit is $599.

    Fred
     
  9. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    True, but we will probably see sales and price reductions off of MSRP fairly quickly.

    We really need to wait for reviews on both the body and the lenses before knowing if any of them are worth buying. I actually have higher hopes for the body than the lens, the electronics don't require the same quality control and engineering to be decent that lenses do.

    And if marketed right, Kodak could be a new entry point for people into the MFT system. So I'm hoping that various forums don't mock the camera and people who use it too much...
     
  10. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Most likely. They probably have 2 axis, 3 axis and 5 axis IBIS options available
     
  11. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    The more the merrier I say, if it gets more people on board and increases choice its all good. I have seen a lot of brands like Kodaks drop in price quite fast, it may be so that a lot of retailers like having something on their shelves that say RRP 500 our price 350, makes people think they are getting a bargain.

     
  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    Is it Kodak Alaris or the Kodak (JK ltd) brand? And who has the lens patents? Kodak has a stellar line up of lenses should they decide to leverage that.

    ...if it was Kodak colors I'd probably buy it. just because I'm a sucker.
     
  13. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    It's JK Imaging LTD
     
  14. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

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    May 11, 2012
    Everything about it looks like a rebadged and tweaked E-PL5 to me. I would not be surprised if they licensed the basic platform from Oly and then added in the WiFi support. Even the lens could be derived off the 14-42. Would be interesting to see how the UI turns out.
     
  15. Tom_Chan

    Tom_Chan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 19, 2013