Richard Thornton: Well, the $179 lens shade price may be justified by the cutouts to allow unubstructed looking through the viewfinder. But wait, there IS no viewfinder! And the add on sits so high it should clear any obstruction.
I bought one for $6 on ebay.
Dyun27: Nearly $3,000??? What kind of crack is Sony smoking? This is a pocket camera for the upper class, not for ordinary consumers. I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a camera just because I'm able to put it in my pocket. It doesn't outperform my DSLR and I can stick that in my bag. Sure it's two or three times the size, but it still takes better pictures and costs $700 less. Ridiculous. At $1,000 I'd understand. $2,700? Nope.
I challenge your assertion that your dirt cheap dslr can take better pics. $2100? Not a FF DSLR then and probably kit lens at that price.
Paul Storm: Output seems ok but nothing mind blowing. But we are all waiting dpr to cut to the final review (what's holding up?). For me the deciding factor is how fast this camera handles AF in various situations and it better match OM-D's AF or I'm not touching it. Lose a couple of street shots and you'll know what I mean. Those moments are gone.
From what I have read so far they missed so many attributes (lighting fast AF, weather sealing, and for this price - full frame). Also, I'd like to see a well articulated lens roadmap.
Personally, the fact that it looks so much like a Leica is not helping either, reminding me that I couldn't afford the real thing. Now I wanna know what Leica is dishing out this May 10.
Not true given D700 and 5DM2 prices.
obeythebeagle: I haven't been loyal to any brand since I sold my film Leicas and Rolleis. The image is everything, and like music, what you like is subject to personal preference. All four comparison images are awesome, but I am most amazed at the NEX7, which in some cases seems to outperform the full-frame flagship Nikon and Canon. Between the NEX7, and the fact they are making the sensor for the 800, upstart Sony is on a roll. Saving up my pennies for a NEX7.
The $1200 camera isn't as good as the $3500 camera or the $6000 camera? Do you have any perspective at all?
xml5000: IMO, the 11 or so inches behind any camera is the vital component in creating a successful image. Photos taken with the D800 in the hands of a non-thinking snappaholic will fail to impress all.
Conversely, ask David Ward to show his travel images taken on a Nikon D70 and most self-proclaimed 'photogs' will (metaphorically speaking) bow their heads in shame.
Still, it's reassuring to have the latest bit of kit to defend our ground when someone starts yet another measure-bating session down the local camera club.
This discussion is not on skill but on tech. No one is making the argument that you are trying so hard to counter. I think you may be lost.
BJL: To those worrying about storage costs, don't panic: 1TB costs under $200 these days, so under 2c per D800 raw file. Storage costs have been going down faster than pixel counts go up. (Not that I need nearly this many pixels!)
They arent all that expensive.
EliasT: A photographer just needs a D700 with 16MP, nothing more! Bells and whistles are marketing that cost $$.
Hello, Elias. Thank you for honoring us with your need to express your own superiority though the canned expression that if only others were as good as you they could take a great photo with nothing more then a shoe, some glue, and a string. Us poor saps unfortunatly still appreciate the benefits that better tech can give us.
Martin Crombie Photography: Still cannot load CS5 on it - waste of time toy.
You can't load it on it. But you an access CS5 on your home machine via logmein without trouble.
DioCanon: The King of iUselessness is back.
I have 2 friends ready to upgrade from the day before they bought the 2.They are happy like children, they told me it's so cool to read the paper in the morning without turning on the PC (but make sure you turned on the wi fi router...), to play Angry Birds on the train and to be on facebook all day (even if they arready had a iPhone4 and the other a Galaxy II...).And there are so many apps!I am shocked, people I knew now look retarded is there some sort of subliminal messge in apple products?
You turn off your wifi router? What?
I got in a preorder for 2 of the 64gb ATT 4G ones. Can't wait for the 16th. Ignore the Android fanboys posting here. This tablet has twice the resolution of theirs, supports usb connection to your camera or a SD card, has iPhoto, has a great built in cam. There is nothing photography related their android tablets can do better.
Joe Ogiba: I will stick with my 13.3" Core i7 MacBook Air with 256GB SSD, SDHC/SDXC slot , Thunderbolt & USB ports etc.
I have that and the ipad. Doesn't have to be a one or the other deal.
jj74e: Am I the only one who finds the "Retina" resolution unnecessary? I would rather have a "low quality" screen for a lower price.
How Apple sells so many of these, I don't know. Between your laptop and phone, when would you ever use a tablet? I'm sorry, but I just don't get it. Do people really need another product in between? Is the iPad so fulfilling of certain duties that a phone or computer can't do better (portability or power) that people are willing to blow hundreds of dollars on it?
I mean, I'm not judging, but people say Apple excels at creating products that people didn't know they needed, and, well, I still don't know why I need an iPad.
The ipad actually does take SD cards via the kit.
There is not