I bought a Nikon 1 V1, when the price plummeted. I really like it but the V2 looks bigger and uglier. Surely the point of having a small sensor is to make the camera smaller? Sony did a better job with the same size sensor.
Its not surprising that the 1 system isn't doing well but I don't think that means that mirrorless cameras are unappealing. They just have to use the advantages of mirrorless instead of making something that looks like a DSLR.
Lea5: If someone would enter my room with it, I would kick it from his face and smash it on the ground (many of my friends would do the same) I hope they ban this spy-glass in the EU. Enough spying through he NSA and British Intelligence, no other stuff like that needed.
So it doesn't matter if its a photographer and not a spy? I can't think why any spy would use this when there's already much less obvious spy cams available. At least the person wearing these would have good evidence of your GBH. I get annoyed at some of the reactions I get using my camera in public, even when I'm not photographing people. Don't think everyone wearing these is out to get you.
I don't buy expensive phones and the camera probably wont be any better than a cheap compact, so this wont be on my shopping list.
wayoutwest: I still don't feel the need to upgrade from my 550D. I'm more interested in mirrorless cameras with better video quality now. Canon have been a disappointment so far this year, with a large sensor compact that's much too big, the 5DMKIII and this one that's not doing it for me. The 40mm pancake is too close in focal length to the the 50mm f1.8 I already have. I'd like a 28mm or 24mm pancake.
I like the preview of the RX100 and I'm sure there will be more larger sensor compacts that aren't as big as the G1X. The G!X also has the poor close focus and I couldn't put up with that. My 550D is OK for video for the time being. But it doesn't look like I'll be buying another Canon for quite some time.
I still don't feel the need to upgrade from my 550D. I'm more interested in mirrorless cameras with better video quality now. Canon have been a disappointment so far this year, with a large sensor compact that's much too big, the 5DMKIII and this one that's not doing it for me. The 40mm pancake is too close in focal length to the the 50mm f1.8 I already have. I'd like a 28mm or 24mm pancake.
I've been waiting for a larger sensor compact that's not too bulky. The Canon G1 X is just too big. This looks just right. I'm also in to HD video and the specs look great.
I liked the first Camera Bag and will try this one. PhotoScape does a lot of the things I like as well and it's free but Camera Bag 2 is priced very reasonably.
I was doing pinhole, cross-processing and lots of other effects with prints in the late 80's, so this isn't a fad for me. I had one of the original Lomo Russian cameras that was very cheap. They're a rip off now but the lomography site has been around for years so this kind of photography style can't be called a fad.