AbrasiveReducer: I hope Roger will do a dictionary of cliches as well, starting with "built like a tank". Is there any photo equipment that isn't built like a tank? Didn't think so.
Are we talking 35Mm, 120Mm, or 4x5 tanks? Plastic or Stainless?
No camera body, no RAW, no flash, I have a mirrorless camera and my gut is I want one! Say what you will Sony has moved the market, created buzz and kicked Cankon's teeth in. Now lets see if Samsung can improve on the idea. From a Nikon D7000 & V1 shooter.
I want a version that shoots RAW. I have the Nikon V1 10 Mpixel and was disappointed in the JPEG only format. I only shoot RAW
Tom Hogan had an interesting point that the commercial users would be happy with cloud pricing. It's the individual user who won't like it. I personally plan to get the latest boxd version of Photoshop - not the entire CS suite- and that will be my last Adobe purchase. If the functionality won't work in three years it would be time to move elsewhere Gimp or Apeture.
MrSkelter: I'm so sick of this. When is Nikon going to give us a pocketable camera with the D800 sensor, a 14-400 zoom lens and 4K video for under $500? It's time to take the lead!
You mean 5020 :-p
Ditto on the fine comments Bruce Bayer contributions enabled all of us to have digital imageing
rhlpetrus: Does the hotshoe take regular Nikon flash units like the SB700?
Edit: I saw the answer above ... too bad.
"he V2 still has a proprietary 'multi accessory port' connector, limiting flash choice to the SB-N5 or new, more powerful, bounce-able SB-N7."
Thanks for pointing this out. I have pocketwizards for my D 7000 and my wife wants a small portable camera. Since we use off camera flash with the PW's we will buy Sony Nex for my wifes mirrorless camera. I will use Phottix or Pixel King on Nex. Again Nikon did not get the memo!
Does the hot shoe let me use my SB-800? if not Nex is my next purchase because my shooting requirers iTTL and pocket wizards. I can do that job with with Sony and Phottix. I think Nikon did not get the memo on mirrorless
For the strobist shooter it looks like the A99 takes a sync chord which the D600 lacks! Also synchs at 1/250 as opposed to 1/200 for Nikon. HSS in both. Makes the A99 look better than a D600 for a flash shooter.
cgarrard: No finder or finder choice, no hotshoe, no grip, no image stabilization, flat buttons, first things I think. I can't get around those much. Sure it has a bigger sensor and decent looking lens, but holding and using a camera makes more of an impact to me. Had it a front grip and I.S. I might give it a pass, but not in today's market and the year is still young. Surely Sony aren't the only ones that are going to make big sensor compacts. Just watch and wait.
ditto ditto ditto. Also I would like a flash sync cord. My wife will choke if it comes in colors!
Not so sure! With Inter changeable lenses, an EVF, Hot Shoe, manual controls, and a sync port for flash Sony has my compact business! From a Happy with my Nikon D7000/pocket wizard shooter who is not happy with Nikons mirror less entry user.
My wife also thinks it's a cute camera and she does NOT want it in pink! Simple concept, easy to understand, get it? NO COLORS!
Agreed with Nobile These cameras need EVF viewfinder, off camera flash, control buttons and smaller sensor giving hi ISO low noise. Pocketwizard or phottix for iTTL when you need it too!
Clearly aimed at the coolpix upgrade crowd. Looks fine for that group and probably not a good choice for working pros or semi pros! I would like to be able to use my SB800/900 and pocketwizzards on it rather than buy new gerar. I suspect forced upgrades are what product-manager-san had that in mind! I am not getting rid of my 4X5 FILM camrea anytime soon either. Thinking about the NEX 7 for landscape work canuse Nikon has nothing that comes close to my 4X5 LF camera.
Your Tripod will get you in trouble. You have the right to photograph however you do not have the right to block the sidewalk without a permit. This is considered blocking the sidewalk and interfering with access and egress by the public. This is covered by zoning laws and is constitutional. Attaching a camera on gorilla pod to a structure also requires permission and or a permit. Keep this in mind when in public. But what about..... there are no exceptions and a permit is required. Shoot without a tripod to avoid the issue and yes it interferes with your creative vision.