649 seemed a little high for the first one, but there was no other camera in its category, so it was justifiable. 750 is too high when i can just buy an rx100 for 599. this one will only sell to super gadget geeks who have no self-control.
GabrielRadic: I've just bought this camera and I'm pretty happy with it. Some first impressions:
GOOD:* Quality, speed, it's all there.* Very well built. Actually, it's a bit too heavy, but not too bad.* The customization are sufficient. There could be more, but it's ok.
BAD:* I miss a Manual mode with Auto ISO, like I've seen on the Pentax K**.* No pouch included? Cheap.* Extra batteries are kind of expensive at 40€. The alternative brands at 4x less look appealing.
UGLY:* The screen scratches SO easily! The camera's been in my messenger bag for only a few minutes. There was a key and a metal usb thumb-drive, none very sharp or hard. The screen gained is scratched, not very deep, but in more than one place. I hope I can return this and get a screen protector for the replacement.
none of the cameras or smartphones i own have problems with delicate screens and they were all a lot less than the rx100 II.
the lens/sensor combo + smartphone is certainly the future of photography. time to get onboard.
sony knows this is the future of cameras, so they might as well take the lead.
um, just buy an rx100.
war is bad. period. but if a country is at war, drones still save lives on the side using them.
ennemkay: the lx and xz cameras have the same sensor and much better lenses. and the rx100 has a much better sensor and lens and similar pocketability. if it's priced more than $299 why would anyone but canon devotees buy an s110?
um, that would be lx7 and xz2.
the lx and xz cameras have the same sensor and much better lenses. and the rx100 has a much better sensor and lens and similar pocketability. if it's priced more than $299 why would anyone but canon devotees buy an s110?
Abhijith Kannankavil: In the market ths camera has to compete with the sony RX100. But in canon's line up, this may not be the answer for it. The sony is too much for the s110 to handle.
Apart from that, it looks very good and has some decent specs
s100 is a generation ago. you can't compare its pricing to the just released rx100. the s110 will most likely retail for 499. at that price, the rx100 is a much, much better value even at 650.
this is incredibly boring. not much has changed since the s90.
Joachim Gerstl: I would not be surprised if the next S camera has a 1" sensor. This camera obviously was already finished when Sony announced the RX100.
the 1" sensor compacts will eventuially obsolete the 1/1.7 compacts now that there is no size difference, and since the prices are now similar (rx100 648 vs xz-1 599 vs lx7 549). the next lx camera will probably have a 1" given the success of the rx100, then canon and olympus will be forced to follow suit or to greatly lower their own price points.
Vladik: Can someone explain to me why is this camera 200 dollars more than Nex F3?
can the f3 accomodate an evf?
Adrian Harris: I still can't see the point of these cameras. Still far to big to fit in ones pocket. Shame it doesn't have a smaller sensor and hence small light lenses. Thank goodness for M4/3.
i have a nex-3 and e-pl2. the nex is smaller with a pancake than the e-pl2 with a pancake.
i agree about branding. sony should create a new brand for these cameras. much like auto manufacturers have a separate line for their luxury cars.
now that the rx100 exists, more compacts (and pureview-ish phones) will follow and nikon will feel increasingly stupid.
CannonO: Sooo.... Sony seems to be best across the board from what I gather here and on other sites.
lens selection is no longer a significant weakness of nex. who is going to buy all 24 m43 lenses? give us a break. :)
hmm, yeah i strongly prefer hdr photography that looks realistic. the extreme form of hdr, as in the havana photo above, is clearly computer-generated to anyone who's looking at it, which puts it in a totally separate category from every other type of photography we generally discuss on these forums. hdr for the sole purpose of increasing dynamic range to eliminate the appearance of highlight and shadow clipping is something i'm far more interested in, personally.
i'm sure we'll soon see one of these manufacturers partnering with hipstamatic to promote a launch of their android cam. the next generation of photography has arrived. android cams + compacts with 1" sensors = dream cameras.
Camediadude: I will celebrate the failure of any company that concocts a fraudulent backstory like 'hipstamatic' shamelessly did.http://lifeinlofi.com/2010/12/23/news-wausau-city-pages-uncovers-the-real-hipstamatic-backstory/http://www.mariepeters.com/?p=168
i really couldn't care less about the validity of their backstory.
the only have six employees and one of them is a director of communications AND she uses the term "full force ahead"? :p