The Beike BK-555 is equally innovative. Its tripod legs have internal locking mechanism, so there are no protruding stumps at the leg joints. When folded, its length including the ballhead is only 13 inches.
spidermoon: But how it compare against the Fuji RAW converter or the in camera conversion ?
The supplied Raw Converter EX is far from terrible.
I would like to see the comparison with the Fuji Raw converter EX supplied free with the camera, or in-camera raw conversion.
I almost bought the E-M5 because of its IBIS and good enough IQ at high ISO, but in the end good enough is just not good enough.
Chekr: Given that within one week we have had three major vendors release big patches to support new raw camera formats, is it not time for Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, DXO, etc to get together and work on a collaborative way of doing this? What a waste of resources.
Adobe could have at least made ACR an upgrade module for those with older version of CS.
vroger1: If you are speaking about "Panasonic"- their lenses are magnificent. Idon't just mean their Leica branded lenses. They as always are superb. The Lumix lenses themselves are beyond belief. Their 45-200 (90-400 efl) is too sharp for the average portrait. What the FZ200 has, however, is that constant f 2.8 aperture. I feel now that I can sit at a coffeehouse, and image people at other tables in available light, without too much noise at 1600 ISO from a distance, and avoid their movement blur which drives ma crazy. The average zoom, which closes down at longer focal lengths - always made this difficult.
Software correction is a good thing, but the lens should not be over-priced, like Panasonic 7-14 mm.
I'm not buying the 18-55mm kit lens if the price remains jacked up like that. The 10-24 mm is more desirable for me, but looks like it will be a long wait. Meanwhile, my legacy wide angle zoom will suffice.
Still retaining the "optical viewfinder"? What a piece of humour. It is pocketable? Why not go the full monty and stick a thick fat f1.4 lens there. It will still be "pocketable".
aekn: limlh-what's your idea of a better camera and why?
There are plenty of other choices.
Put the G series to a merciful end or it's the end for Canon.
It tries to be small, and ends up having to have a sloping top. Please, go mirrorless if you want to be small. I would rather wait for the D8000.
TxCamFan: I think it should have received the Gold award here, as many others have mentioned, and I think it deserves its recognition as one of the best inventions of 2012. Congrats to Sony for a great, innovative, camera that is fun to use and can produce excellent results - and fits in your pocket.
If you consider the invention of digital photography and all the so-called digital cameras made so far, I agree that the Sony RX-100 is truly representative.
A game changer that symbolizes the development of digital photography. While other companies are pandering to conservatism and imitating old film cameras, Sony is not afraid to thread new ground and make full use of available technology. That is why RX100 represents the invention that is digital photography, and not Sigma that tried to squeeze a big sensor into an outdated body. Nor Fujifilm although it is also very innovative with sensor tech.
Is there a reason to choose this over the NEX 6? No!
What a silly looking camera. I may end up turning the camera back, front and top just to see where the buttons are. Doesn't he know about Quick menu?
From the samples, I think the Bayer sensor has reached its limit. The X-Trans sensor of Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is now king of high ISO. So will be the X-E1.
limlh: This will go down in history as the most comical camera after the K01.
The downside of the Q is its small sensor, otherwise a very nice mini camera.
This will go down in history as the most comical camera after the K01.
Canon has lost the plot. Conservatism will be the final nail in its coffin.
I've a niggling suspicion the G5 sensor is the same as Oly EM-5.