Well, I agree with DPR on SILVER award. It really lacks a bit of hallmark to get pure GOLD award. And there are my personal CONS that makes it SILVER, not GOLD (Some of them were mentioned in DP review):
1. Full time focus (some would call it tracking focus or pre-focus) can't be turned OFF. Sometimes it does interfere for me. And I believe it doesn't extends battery life either.2. Max shutter speed is only 1/2000s. Without built in ND filter and no filter threads 1/4000s is A MUST.3. Annoying zoom in the stills preview mode. It goes too deep in to the picture instantly. And creates lagg, of course.4. Separate folders for stills, MP4 and AVCHD.5. No 720p video.6. No pause during recording a video.
Some of them are annoying, but livable with.
And I disagree with DP about clickless front ring. Its perfect for video adjutments or MF.
In the other hand RX100 is an absolute joy to use. It now is my everyday companion. Highly recomended!
I've bought this camera couple of week ago, And I'm not disappointed.There are some areas to be improved though. Most of these flaws I've noticed are in the software and I believe can be corrected by update.I hope SONY will do that.In the shooting camera is amazing with it's speed and result quality. Clickless ring is absolutely FINE for me.I really don't feel like I've overpaid for this little beast, and I could strongly recommend it to a friend.
Canon is going down..
I wonder, does this pixel over-sampling trick has any affect on bokeh, when comparing 38MP and 3MP same close up shots?Pureview technology is meant to look for sharpest (best) pixels in the over-sampling process, so how it behaves in the blurred parts of the picture?
gl2k: * Nice backup cam for the D800 ... LOL* Unfortunately the only smartphones sold are iPhone and Android models.* Selling a smartphone with an already dead OS is not the best idea
Many people still use Nokia 3310, for example. How dead would be this one?Symbian will be supported till 2016, and it will not stop working afterwards
Cr@p. Glad I've switched from Canon some time ago.
I was expecting at least F1.8 (or good old F2.0) and bigger sensor. But now it is a bit of a disappointment. At least still 24mm at the wide end.I'd hate to pay too much for overpriced Sony RX100, but I guess it's a fate..
This is a monster zoom, but sometimes far too much - the unhealthy.My choice still would be Lumix FZ150.
I wouldn't be so certain about this camera to preorder it spontaneously.I suggest to wait for proper tests. It's samsung.
This time I even didn't bother reading the review, conclusion only.Fujifilm is on the right way. But the cr@appy autofocus, and lack of proper manual focus, putts me off totally in my considerations on this camera.Actually, I even could live with manual focus only. But take that you S.O.B. Even manual focus is unusable.Joy of photography is the process, not the result. So, I don't care how unreal it's images are, if I can't use it without swearing.
wlad: carefull with the comments - Nokia has beaten a micro 4/3 camera in a blind test:
Yeah, right..Check out on low light test at the same GSMarena.808 at iso 400 or 800 is unusable. While m4/3 looks no problem at all.http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_808_pureview_low_light-review-775p4.php
rondhamalam: What ??????? Nokia ??????What the heck...
iPhone and Samsung Galaxy are far better, and already implementing photography features.
Nokia belongs to old people. Struggles hard but it's decision to select Windows phone is a total disaster. Lack of apps and boring interface.
If Nokia concentrates on Android it will help.
Another android child, what an idiot. Grow up, please.
Not bad. Actually, quite good effort from SONY.Personally I would prefer less Mpixels and wider 24mm angle. And the design is not on the pretty side either. No grip at all.Hope Panasonic is on the way with LX5 replacement.
I don't get it...What's the point previewing this lens without sample shots. I can't find them in this preview. Are they hidden somewhere?
it's good that car manufacturers doesn't offer to use TAPE for fixing brake defects.
Talking about focusing. The part of the review, with the picture of a kids face.I believe camera focused correctly. Because kids nose was in the center of the frame, so got into as a target. That's why hairs (and nose) are in the focus, but not the eyes. Camera did the job, it's just a shooters mistake.
Long time no LX6.
Jees.. guys...D800 and 5Dmk3, that supposed to be an affordable FF (well previous versions certainly were) suddenly are becoming unaffordable.
On the other hand. I can't blame Nikon on taking easy money from idiots, that are buying joly expensive cameras and shooting flowers in the yard...
There is only one positive thing about this camera: Lens mount that takes any of pentax lenses. Other manufacturers would never do this in their life...