I still live in a fantasy world where Nikon will some day make a retrofit 24 MP sensor back for my F3Hp. Still the best camera I have ever owned.
At $350-$400 this would be a maybe. At $800, this will definitely not be considered.
I too was considering the P7100/G12 but this camera is much closer to what I am looking for. All I need now is some reviews of the high ISO quality and the autofocus dependability. Thank goodness Fuji is paying attention to users wanting a viewfinder. I am 100% fine with an 85% OVF even if there is no overlay.
I am really impressed with these 3200 ISO shots.
I can't wait to see some real samples of this bad boy. Looks like Sony has been paying attention.
I would really like to see some low-light, high ISO stuff. Thanks for the update.
tkbslc: Oh Sony, why are your lenses so big. You finally make a near perfect compact body with an APS-C sensor AND viewfinder and you only have one compact lens for the whole system (and it isn't that good).
It makes me wonder how Fuji was able to get such a small form factor with the x100 lens, and if Sony can create a slim lens. I really think Sony may have something here and am looking forward to seeing how it performs at high ISO.
Not sure what performance will be like but the only way I would want to handle that camera would be with a small pancake sized lens on the front. When you take a small form factor like that and add 4-5 inches of glass on the front, you have a recipe for carpal tunnel problems.
Every time I try to understand what these folks are doing my eyes glaze over. I have a pretty strong technical/physics background but reading comments by the Lytro folks makes me feel like I slept through too many classes. I keep expecting someone to pull back the curtains and shout "Hey, they are shooting everything at f30 and then messing about with gaussian blurs!".
This reminds me of patent trolls looking to do over anyone that comes within a hundres miles of their "intellectual property".
Indeed, an x100 with interchangeable lenses would be a game changer the likes of which have not been seen since Kodak invented the Brownie.
My dream camera just got better.