The blogosphere is abuzz about the Leica X1making Getty’s approved camera list. Rightfully so in fact, it is the first camera with a fixed lens to do so. But I don’t think anyone else noticed a couple of strange thing about this list. Before I go on though, please note that this is a list that I used to have memorized by heart when I used to work for agencies:
– It seems as if this is the first time a Rebel, the Canon EOS Rebel T2i, has made the list.
– The 30D and the D200 are still on the list.
– Olympus (and Micro Four Thirds in general) have created better cameras than the Olympus E3, and it is still the only one on the list. Cameras that I believe should be are the Panasonic GH1, Panasonic GF1, and the Olympus E-P2. At minimum, the Olympus E30should be present.
– The Pentax K20D is on the list, but not the Pentax K-xdespite the K-x’s wonderful sensor.
Am I the only one that think this is weird?