Give me a digital F3HP and I am golden. I loved taking charge of focus and just running aperture priority for 80% of my shots.
I've wasted an inordinate amount of time following the sagas associated with mirror-less cameras and in the end it seems that in spite of the 2% increase in size, DSLR's still represent a technology that works better, more often than anything else.
I too was eagerly following the x100, NEX-7, etc but it seems that for the average pro-sumer, a D90 or something similar will cover all the bases.
Yikes! Why would you want to go from retro to painful?
I am having trouble figuring out if this is best used as a studio, road warrior/sports or all of the above. I guess the kicker will be a few formal, in-depth reviews.
It is pretty hard not to be a little suspicious of the technology when they tell you we faked some of the results. Try and imagine me posting some of my Canon A620 photos here and then later telling everyone that 'some' were taken with a Leica M9.
OK, iso 3200 is out of the question.
What an amazingly great way to let the world know that your engineers have completely run out of ideas.
NOW MAKE ME ONE WITH A DRINK HOLDER!
In terms of size, this is so close to that of a DSLR, one has to wonder why you would want this? The x100, x10 makes sense to me but I don't get this.
desmes: If it could only be 6 or 8MP ...
Aye, and if my Grandma had wheels, she'd be a wagon. Sorry, (nearly) no one wants a 6 mp camera any more.
John Gruffydd: It would have been useful to see some high ISO shots here.
I agree entirely. If you are going to take one of these new beasties out of a run, you need to stress them out. I can get all the brochure photos and hyperbole any where.
Marcelobtp: One thing that hurts so much about this camera is How nikon could do a camera that ugly?
I love the look of the camera. My only complaint is the tiny sensor. Drop an APC-C in that body and I would have one asap.
I was really hoping for n x100 type camera that didn't give me nose-bleeds. This just doesn't seem to be an answer to anything.
I really wish they would have combined the features. Sorting through the J1/V1 list makes me think I need to keep looking else where. Maybe the X10 is more in line with what i want.
Yikes! I am sure the Sony peeps are popping corks right now.
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.