Fabulous idea. As long as it prints fast. Imagine having this at a wedding party? This would be great for scrap booking- I can see a LOT of people enjoying the experience that this camera could offer. Of course it's not for taking high quality photos, and the price is probably 20% too high, but this could be a great idea.
Guidenet: Nikon just doesn't understand the buyers of this kind of camera, I think. Why no RAW? Why such a small sensor? Do they really think we can't see how slow this lens gets so fast? I love Nikon and have been a user of Nikon gear since 1968. I have LF Nikon lenses and enlarger lenses. I wouldn't own a CoolPix on a bargain. I do own a Canon S95 however.
Nikon ought to have two branches. They need the entry level guys who take care of most Coolpix and SLR models from D3200 to D7000. Then the other team manages high end point and shoots and D300s class and better SLRs. The high end point and shoots would get a different name. The Nikon One is in the entry level class because of it's controls. A better balanced Nikon One might get marketed by the high end group later.
I can't imagine a person who'd own a D300s or D800 who would consider a compact that couldn't store RAW files. I just don't know what's wrong with them sometimes. What would it take to store RAW files? Software!
I don't quite get how allowing RAW shooting would cost more CPU power or raise the cost of the camera. It already shoots RAW anyway, all you'd be doing is removing the JPEG conversion, or am I missing something?
I'm verty interested in this lens. Can't wait for DXO to release some measurements now. The few pics I've seen look pretty good, but would still like to see some raw files with no correction.
Edmond Leung: A lot of people here think 4K is too much...Did you ever see the SHARP 8K TV?Once you have chance to see it, you have no interest in 2K any more, 2K is too low resolution.4K is already behind 8K, if you continue to talk 2K, really outdated.
Duncan- It's called film, and yes, you can scan in 8k.
For years standard def showed "no practical difference" compared to 480p. The bottom line is most professional outlets will want resolution HIGHER than current broadcast capabilities. When the technology comes out (and believe me, it will) it will be easy to up-convert. Film requires an expensive re-scanning every time they change resolution. Many films are already getting scanned in 8k resolution to avoid having to rescan again later.
The industry will move to 4k eventually.
Bogdan Spineanu: So, as a Canon owner .. Canon thinks probably they are the "Apple" of photography with these prices.What .. GPS tracking and it isn't compatible with older cameras ? No software syncing of GPS data ?That wireless transmitter is as expensive as a laptop !For God Sake Canon !That was a stupid day when I choose to go with Canon !
Quality is one thing, but these prices are a bit suicidal if Canon thinks they will make any money selling accessories. They could drop the price 10% and increase sales by 15%. Really don't understand this.
wlachan: 600EX + ST-E3-RT for $1100? Is Canon insane?
Puuuuhlease, beck. When third party options are half price, it's no longer about the "devalued dollar." Not to mention the yen has crashed against the yuan, so why are Chinese goods still cheap?
Still bugs me that they won't allow processing on a personal computer. Why not give up control? Their lame excuse was something to the effect of "we don't want you wasting your CPU on cranking the calculations for this, so we set up servers to handle it." Then why is the memory module irremovable? Just so they have one more mode of control over the camera? It's just weird.
Definitely a gimmick for now, but the technology certainly looks very promising. Can't wait till this is implemented in other cameras. Imagine an SLR or mirrorless type camera which didn't have to focus. Lenses could be smaller, sharper...
pretty sure the f stop was full open, at 1.8