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| Re: M240 Full Res Samples |
I hope you don't mind me commenting on your comments Carsten, I am not in any way trying to be antagonistic.
- Higher resolution sensor (18MP is enough for me; I would buy an 18-24MP D800 if one existed)
18 to 24mp is a very small linear increase. It is due to the most stable manufacturing process at STM being around 0.18 Ám.
- More accurate RF (Really? Confirmed or marketing? User adjustable? More accurate or more precise?)
- 2m frames (the M8.2 already had this. The M9 was a regression.)
Same thing, but the RF mechanism is the same as M9. Only frameline optimisation is changed.
- Illuminated frames (Schnick-schnack. If you can't see the frame lines, there is no light.)
I have shot night scapes where there wasn't enough light for framelines. This is just an evolution, I recommend trying it before knocking it.
- No card issues (Confirmed? I never had problems with my cards.)
I didn't know you shot at M9? Mine has had the occasional card issue with approved cards. They are minor though.
- No cracked sensors (Confirmed? I never had a cracked sensor.)
The package is quite differently designed, as can be seen below, it should be more durable.
- Higher framerate (For those M sports photographers or run-and-gun millionaire PJs.)
- Larger buffer (")
I hit the buffer regularly when shooting stitched and/or bracketed panos using my Nodal ninja. It was extremely frustrating when light was rapidly changing.
The new shutter will also allow you to set a 'middle' exposure and bracket around it, something mechanically impossible on the M9.
- 3 metering modes (I use A for everything I do, sometimes with Auto-ISO.)
You misinterpret the term "metering mode" it refers to center weighted (as in previous M's), spot and matrix. The latter being useful for any shot with a strong point light-source, an Achilles of the M9.
- Better high ISO. <= First point I missed that I care about. True.
The chief request from M9 owners.
- Live View (Listed separately, since this is the source of the current controversy.)
- Magnified view (What is this item, listed separately from live view?)
For me, basic live-view for composition and grad positioning is great, don't care at all about magnification because I focus using the scale on the lens for landscape.
carstenw wrote:The price is also nuts.
But less nuts than any other digital M.