The patent laws should be changed. There is just too much greediness out there for inventions that are not really inventions. Let' s say, the fork and the knive has been invented. Could I then make an exclusive patent for eating with two forks?
Hmmm.... something strange going on between Sony and Leica, and Sony and Hassy.
I wonder how useful this technique could be. From what I understand, the image effects can only be displayed on monitors. For printing, one selects the effect to be printed - but then, much of it can also be done with post processing sw.
There was a time when I really liked Canon cameras. Back in 2004, after getting rid of all my Nikon film cameras, I bought their flagship camera with 8 Mpixels. It was a much better camera than Nikon's flagship at that time, that had only 5 Mpixels - It was a time when pixels really counted. On the compact side, I had a few Canon compacts. They were all great cameras. The last compact from Canon I owned was the G10. After that, sorry Canon, but you are lagging behind now. Canon needs seriously to do a better job. Today, I own cameras from other brands. The G1 X Mark II looks disappointing.
Congratulations to Fuji on the body design! Although the tech specs for this camera are not the best, the mechanical controls are something that a serious photographer always wanted in a good camera - ready and available. Fortunately, many other camera manufacturers have also started to move more towards physical dials and buttons instead of filling the cameras with those dreadful menus and sub-menus controls.
Aimed at snobs with more money than sense. Is Hassy that desperate to survive in the camera business? This is like "prostituting" the brand name.
I wonder why the big camera manufacturers don't produce HD dashcams for vehicles. Most dashcam manufacturers are made by unknown Chinese companies, and the quality is a bit poor. Dashcams, with continuous recording, are also increasing in popularity, and this should be a very profitable market for well-known brands.
For this sensor size, there is absolutely no DOF (aperture) control and no bokeh effect... As with any camera phone, It is just a snapshot camera aimed for image documentation and not artistic photography.
I am definitely a maximizer (not only as a username :)) In my case, I am happy that I carefully analyze what I want to buy, and have no regrets in doing that!
Sounds like.... a useless idea.
Photography is a very profitable business.... for the camera and gear makers.
Canon PowerShot G15: 76% score, given a gold award.Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100: 78% score, given a silver award????
I thought that 78% was higher than 76%.
Anyway, in my opinion, the RX100 is in a very different class than the G15.
glacierpete: And the Nex 5n ???????
Maybe it is so good that it doesn't need any f/w update.
Jim Evidon: Why don't they put the movie disable feature on the NEX5N as an update?
As long as it only disables the function by choice so the movie button is not activated accidentally. One of the reasons that I bought the NEX-5N is that it records high-quality videos, much better than many camcorders out there. Hybrid cameras, like the NEX-5N, are extremely useful.
MaxiMax: I guess that the "DV" stands for Digital Video. I know that Casio has produced some high-speed (slow-motion) video recording compact cameras before, so I believe that this is also the case here. What is then missing is the info about FPS's and frame resolutions. If it is better than Nikon 1's V1 and J1, I would definitely get one for slow-motion video recording.
Btw, I have just found out that the info has already been in DPR for a while:http://www.dpreview.com/products/casio/compacts/casio_exzr300
I guess that the "DV" stands for Digital Video. I know that Casio has produced some high-speed (slow-motion) video recording compact cameras before, so I believe that this is also the case here. What is then missing is the info about FPS's and frame resolutions. If it is better than Nikon 1's V1 and J1, I would definitely get one for slow-motion video recording.
shaocaholica: So basically Nikon is going to capitalize on the ignorance of the market segment they are targeting? That doesn't sound like something Nikon would traditionally do. More of a Sony thing yet they are the only ones with a high end APS-C mirrorless. Go figure.
Unfortunately, today everything is about money and short-term profiting. One can put the blame on the marketing managers as they are the ones playing on people's ignorance, and who don't want to listen to the engineers - a perfect recipe to destroy a brand's name.
Just one of those impressive "completely new concept", and a strange large "1" and "V1" printed on the front of the camera - to impress the people with little technical knowledge: "Wow, if it is a V1, it must be really good, after all, a V6 car engine is very good...". Unfortunately, I just see a sales gimmick here. Nikon seems to be a bit desperate, so it is launching a new niche camera with a price tag that is probably much higher than what it is worth. Let's now wait for the real reviews.