cinemascope: The small throat of the FE mount also forces the lenses to be big, so it's not like it would make any difference if these were "native" designs.Sony itself also stated they are not "interested" in doing fast FE lenses, maybe because they would be silly monstrosities? Of course they won't admit FE is a technical nightmare, so let's just say they are "not interested"...This FE mount is a bad joke really and I hope this silly FF fad dies with it too...
... and what did your doctor say?
Great news for Pentax users, not this particular lens but the fact that Ricoh apparently bought Pentax for the right reasons! They seem to be willing to invest in the legendary Limited line that Pentax users treasure so much, rather than trying to make a quick buck off the brand.
moizes 2: These images are terrible, most of them... Almost all of them are overexposed, and some of them are overexposed of 1.5-2 steps! Nobody can made his/her decision based on images shown! Overexposed image is soft, always, with very poor color/contrast ratio. Sorry to say, but Sony must think twice before giving absolutely new nice product to incompetent people, to test it! Ignorant will ruin your reputation and future of your brand new camera/lens, Sony! You, guys, just spent dozens and dozens of millions $$$$$$$ to make that RX 10, and these poor images just stopping people!
Dpreview are definitely not incompetent, but I am staring to doubt their impartiality. It seems There are more requirements to Sony products to get Gold/silver and they are showing preference to some brands.
Most notable was the Silver medal to RX100, despite their admission that it does not have any real competitors.
MikeStern: Gold award stands for being best in it's category. RX100 II is NOT best in its category DPreview claims.
Which one is better then?
Digital Suicide: The only useful improvement over mk1 I see tiltable screen. I do lack one on my RX100. But what really bothers me about SONY, that they since launch of the first RX100 still no firmware update.
+1 Yes, we want the 24p Full HD video option from the new version plus any other improvements they might have added on the software side.
yabokkie: > In theory, this means that you'll get even better resolution > than the original RX1,
what theory is that?
It is the theory of Evolution!
Can't you just make a simple look up into Wikipedia for "aa filter"?"the anti-aliasing filter is also known as an optical lowpass filter or blur filter or AA filter", i.e. remove the blur filter and reduce detail loss, hence, improve the resolution. The sensor RESOLVES more detail. Of course it does not change the MPix resolution if this is what you are implying.
This is not completely true!
Sony NEX & Alpha cameras run some sort of linux and Sony HAVE been releasing source code for the corresponding firmware since at least 2010 if not earlier!
For example NEXs can be found here:http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/DI/category01.html
The main portal:http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/common/search.html
Sorry Olympus, we have enthusiasts here, but in this financial climate are kind-of short on $1k enthusiasts!
Everlast66: How can this come so close to the mighty RX100? - 77% vs 78%And why can it not be compared to the RX100? they are the same category and similar price ranges
RX100 has nearly 2x larger sensor 13.2x8.8mm vs 8.8x6.6mmRX100 has 20MP vs 12MPRX100 has 1200k display vs 460kRX100 is actually brighter at the wider end although darker at longer end F1.8-F4.9 vs F2-F2.8 RX100 exp comp is -3 to +3 vs -2 to +2RX100 battery life is 330 vs 270RX100 is lighter 240g vs 350g and all dimensions are smallerThe X20 advantage is a tunnel viewfinder and the speed at the long endThe X20 also has 3 more buttons with a scroller and exp comp selector
How can this come so close to the mighty RX100? - 77% vs 78%And why can it not be compared to the RX100? they are the same category and similar price ranges
viking79: I see this comment a lot: 45mm focal length on APS-C is weird. It is not at all. It is a 70mm equivalent. A 24-70mm or 70-200mm are not weird focal lengths, 70mm is the stopping/starting point of each of those, and you spend a lot of time at either end on a zoom, so it should be fairly natural. Actually, take the 16mm f/2.4, 30mm f/2, and 45mm f/1.8 and you basically have your 24-70mm zoom in a fraction the size.
Yes, it's weird, man.
Digitall: One thing that really gets me frustrated with this camera, it is a detail that is important for some and not for others, but not in a category with such an opportunity to have a thread to put filter is too basic. What's wrong with this product manager, engineers who have the responsibility of designing this product, do not see these details? Do we have to make homemade adapters as it does for the RX100, or pay others for expensive adapters to be able to put a filter in front of the lens?There are things difficult to understand. Or putting a thread for filters would change the price to $ 150 more? And then the Marketing people say this is a camera with pro's in mind. I've always said, we are paying more for less. It is the philosophy of the manufacturers.
Judging by Nikon's pricing policy (the optional finder for $450) I wouldn't be surprised if an adapter thread would add $150 to the camera price, hehe.
Everlast66: A lot of noise by the Nikon fanboys.I think I have seen all this already ... oh yes, it was the 1 system release. There was a lot of noise, many publications (suspiciously positive and hyping) what a great camera it is. And where are we now:The V1 was released at £800 in the UK, now selling for £250 just over a year later!!!http://camerapricebuster.com/Nikon_Nikon_1_V1_+_10-30mm_Lens_pc.html
I am sure a similar fate will follow the Coolpix A as well. There are so many mirror-less cameras at the moment and Nikon should be trying much harder. Only if you look at how strategically the Sony products are placed, we don't even have to look at Fuji and Olympus products:A compact with high quality sensor and lens at acceptable price - RX100A compact full frame with outstanding lens but expensive - RX1And the whole APS-C NEX line in the middle with interchangeable lenses and all price points.And all this has been on the market for a while.
Why do I call the RX100 a revolution:Size - hugely important to allow you to have with you as often as possible;Quality - the lens and sensor are extremely good and specifically designed to work together. The quality is much better than 99% of people here will ever need;Versatility - compact zoom lens, silent shutter, good ISO capability, acceptable battery life, beautiful screen and (optional) EVF.All of these hugely expand the situations in which you can take pictures which is what you want from a camera. This is why I am raving about the RX100 so much.
I am definitely not a Sony fanboy, in fact, all cameras I have ever bought prior to my NEX 5n and RX100 are Nikon. Several compacts and a DSLR, amongst which the P2 (a beautiful compact camera that I still keep and use from time to time) and a D40 (another Nikon gem). Other later ones, like the S8000, have been a appointment. However, technology moved quite a long distance from back then and now gives us several key advantages: mainly compactness, high ISO capability, stabilisation and even high res 60p video.
Following the release of NEX 3/5 and the Panasonic G1, I waited for several years for Nikon to catch up with competition as their colours and interface have always been appealing for me, but when the 1 system (what a disapointment that was) was announced I lost patience and got the NEX 5n, which turned out to be amazing, but still a bit limiting to carry with me at all times.Then the RX100 came out and I can confidently call it a revolution!
JacquesBalthazar: Why will I buy the Coolpix A? Well because it is exactly what I was dreaming that Ricoh would bring out one day in a GRD V.
It is APS-C, very small, and light, and it is thin. Substantially smaller and thinner than the X100s or the X2, and quite a bit thinner than any NEX with the coming 20mm f2.8 pancake.
"Thin" is important, because "thin" is the main metric for "pocketable". The X100s is desirable but it is much chunkier in all dimensions. That is the downside of the intergrated EVF.
The sensor itself is cool because we already know it opens the door to "best in class" quality, including in dark bars and dark streets, at a price point that is not out of this world.
I will also buy it because it has a 28mm equiv lens rather than a 35mm equiv, as that adds flexibility and opportunities to get "that" pic. I can crop 28mm, I cannot "uncrop" 35mm.
Finally, I will buy it because it has no AA filter, and a cool "non-retro" design, and the excellent Nikon UI.
" Substantially smaller and thinner than the X100s or the X2, and quite a bit thinner than any NEX with the coming 20mm f2.8 pancake. "
Coolpix A: 111 x 64 x 40 mmNEX 5n: 111 x 59 x 38 mm
The NEX 5N body is actually smaller in all 3 dimensions !!!!With the 20/2.8 pancake it becomes larger in one of these, but remains smaller in the other two.
In exchange for the slightly thicker NEX (with the lens) you gain the huge advantage of interchangeable lenses. and on top of this the Nikon lens extends and you have to wait for it when powering on/off.
Nigel Ward 2: What a wasted opportunity!If Nikon would have brought out a digital copy of the F1 or S2 then they could heve seriously challenged the Fuju X series.
They advertise the camera as a street camera for professionals...but with no viewfinder as standard..and the one that is extra does not show focus points.
Do Nikon realise, that the majority of people who can afford this camera are over 40? and a lot of people over 40 wear distance glasses?
Using the camera at arms length to take a shot is not exactly what I call discreet when you are on the street...otherwise I will have to walk around with reading glasses..bi-focals are no good for this.
I expect big discounts for this silver elephant in a few months...in the meantime, I just might buy the X100s instead!
I am sure Nikon perfectly understand this, they are just protecting their entry level DSLR line.
A lot of noise by the Nikon fanboys.I think I have seen all this already ... oh yes, it was the 1 system release. There was a lot of noise, many publications (suspiciously positive and hyping) what a great camera it is. And where are we now:The V1 was released at £800 in the UK, now selling for £250 just over a year later!!!http://camerapricebuster.com/Nikon_Nikon_1_V1_+_10-30mm_Lens_pc.html
techmine: Honestly its a good camera but a bit too pricey. Its also like playing catch-up with other players something Nikon has always done outside their favorite DSLR realm. Their are still a lot of Nikon owners that will get interested. My real question is, what will happen to 1 system?
@ marike6But Nikon fanboys are getting more and more rare these days. There are not enough people for Nikon to maintain two separate lines.