Henry M. Hertz: shoot enough pictures at least one will be good.how sad is that.. how really sad.
and now the camera does even the judging of your photographs for your.at least that way we could get rid of the trillions of ugly and unsharp pictures on flickr and facebook.... or maybe not.
now sony only has to produce a roboter who takes the pictures he thinks are interesting.... so you can spend all your time posting them on your facebook or flickr site.
what a great future. :)
AnandaSim gets the idea. It's an old idea that is useful in some situations.
What's new here is that it can be finished collecting it's 20 frames while slower cameras would still be busy with shutter lag.
This is a brilliant strategy by Nikon.
Now we've got 3 sizes to choose from: Nikon, 4/3, and APS-C. People will go Nikon for compactness or APS-C for quality, and 4/3 in the middle will lose out.
Longer term, sensor tech will improve, and lenses will get faster. They'll pass the quality bar for more potential customers with each iteration, and more people will forgo the advantage of larger sensors in favor of compactness.
All the while, they have a format that is cheaper to manufacture, so they can put the difference into other features, or just have higher margins and invest more in R&D.