Saturday, August 30, 2008

Samsung begins (or joins) the camera revolution

Amateur Photographer reveled Samsung's plans to release in 2010 a new interchangeable lens system compact digital camera system. (There is a long description!) But this is really interesting.

When Olympus and Panasonic introduced the micro four thirds format, it was an important first step towards a new kind of a serious camera system. Now Samsung is making a similar kind of effort.

I hope these announcements will shake up the camera industry, especially in the compact camera market, where things haven't advanced in the last few years except for megapixels. There used to be all kinds of cameras with good optics and serious capabilities, but nowadays everything seems to be dumbed down.

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