for god's sake sigma, just make interchangeable body (or some fine, bright pocketable zoom) with some fine leica adapter, put that big battery in grip next to lense mount (depth size depends from the lense anyway), maybe stack a viewfinder and that's about it.
p.s. i owned first dp for a while, so please i know sigma got potential etc..
mr.izo: sigma gets a grip. and that's about it..
you actually confirm my statement ;). if sigma was smart, they should do all things hat you mentioned three camera generations before this model and this time focus something else besides battery (we all now that faveon drains hard), speed (we all now processing is slow on sigmas) and af speed, for ex.: interchangeable mount, bigger sensors, faster or/and wider lenses etc.. i had have big hopes for sigma (still believe their sensor technology is closest ta gain best colours, sharpness etc), but after their try outs with dp series etc i give up. sigma doesn't listen what people wants..
sigma gets a grip. and that's about it..
they should consider samyang 24 and original canon 24 and 17 ts for this also, for example..
this is not ff camera right? not so good idea, if you ask me..sorry for repeating ff mantra, didn't see comments bellow.
looks like flange distance on lensess for mirror based camera is a bit "converter like" problem on non-mirror camera.. so you end up with same kit sizes on the end, hehe..but samyang tc - new ff sony combo should be nice for panorama, architecture etc (tripod work)..
Wilmark: DP Review should accept a lot of the responsibility of how the D600 was accepted in the public domain, maybe Nikon should have called it the DP600. DP review gave this flawed camera one of its highest ratings for any DSLR that most likely have lead to many dissatisfied purchases and Nikon not living up to it end of the bargain. DP review knew about the problem about the "dust" and "oil" issue and continued to mislead customers with its very high rating. I am very suspicious of any DP involved rating when it comes to camera equipment - DP Review have never issued any apologies nor recalls for its flawed review and may have knowingly mislead many readers. I am also very suspicious of any DXO review as well.
dpreview has become just another pr machine after overseas sell. and now they've changed their testing set-up, so you can't compare old and new stuff, another bite to..and i also agree on dxo- very bias, if you ask me to you know who with simple argument: our test shows... well, my don't and i use both camps and other stuff.
vapentaxuser: Image quality looks almost exactly the same as the P7700..not that that's a bad thing. But I guess if you can do without the viewfinder, you can save yourself almost $300 and get the same level of imaging performance with the P7700.
p7800 is 7700 with viewfinder..
babalu: A very specialized item; those who need such a ring flash , mainly professionals like doctors or researchers in need of accurate macro lighting, will rather stay with their present ring flash equipment . Also it looks awkwardly big and intrusive.. and needs a flash unit on top of the DSLR .
big is usualy good ehn comes down to artificial light... would be nice to see some test, i can imagine use of this gizmo on two or three flashes off camera..
hmm, 7d only for stills? hope they're working on 6d too, or it's already integrated?
so, no need for d800 any more, hehe? if this new feature can solve shadows etc like mentioned nikon, than 6d is more an more option for me..
joe6pack: While the hack is very impressive, I think it is irresponsible to play firework in a forest.
no, it's actually a valid comment. this is very irresponsible.
nikon p7700 design.. not a bad thing.
wait, you can't change lenses on this thing? kudos to sigma, hehe..
canon should just buy sigma (or at least foveon, sigma ideonst making money with it) and thats that..
one of the best reviews of this camera (which i own) that i found so far is here http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_COOLPIX_P7700/
"..at an RRP of $1299.99."
this is note real store price, if you ask me. in eu i know for sure price will be 800-900€, maybe even less in some special pre-ordering. fot states i guess price will be somewhere about 1k$ for this samyang, rikonon ehatever (asian way of branding, hehe) lense.
the distribution of af points (specialy in crop mode) is something that should be allready existed in ff camers, for example. this aproach is very interesting, camera could be dream for semi pro sport photographers, birders etc..
just for once, buy that adapeter and compare ALL lenses on ONE same camera..
Sigma, what's wrong woth you? Just make dp camera with mount, that's it. And please, we all know foveon get's very hot etc, but if you can't make camera, that can take pictures over iso 800 and make hd movies, which can last mora than 10s, than sorry: just start buying sony sensors, like nikon does..