Samsung is an true upcoming company, i wish the company would put more into their R&D and fix the JPEG engine but many photographer shot RAW anyway the design of the NX line has been impressive, once Samsung finds a company to help support lens development that might succeed only time will tell
very nice idea hope the price is right
Jarda_Houdek: why putting in 16 mpix, when all the detail is smeared and actual resolution is lower than say G12? Oh, Sony, they never learn
yes sony has done that its just a name now thats all
Color Blotch: So basically for $750 you get an lx5 with 28-84mm equiv lens and effective aperture of f1.7-2.5, plus blazingly fast zoom, snappy autofocus, as well as the ability to change lenses (and bodies). Where do I sign?
the lens is around $399.99 or so for the price you receive $750 the customer will receive the the above lens and the G3
simon65: Wow! Panasonic have just over thrown everything we thought we knew about the relationship between sensor size, zoom ratio and lens size. A truly remarkable achievement and a industry game changer if ever there was one. The combination of a large sensor in a small camera body with a pancake zoom lens is going to prove an irresistible combo.
By the time Nikon and Canon finally get round to entering this market Panasonic and Olympus will have cleaned up.
Congrats to Pani, without doubt this is the biggest camera equipment leap forward since, well, since the advent of the micro 4/3 system itself. Excellent stuff.
i have to agree with the the poster above me the Olympus 14-54 f2.8-3.5 was smaller than nikon and canon offering and fast focusing in bright light
ntsan: The perfect combo to pancake zoom lens (14-42mm + 45+175mm) from Panasonic, unlike NEX lens which is humongous huge
funny a camera is just a camera why are photographers putting in so much effort about specs and appearance if i remember correctly a camera is nothing but a box, with a hole, and a shutter in front also good light manipulation tricks or good work flow experience are also needed i will always be an Olympus faithfully regardless of what the mass consumer and companies may think is right.
fz750: The lens is not particularly fast, and the first thing my GF would say is" what, no built-in flash..?!" I think they've completely misunderstood what people "upgrading" from a P&S compact expect...
Given the similar criticism of the (more enthusiat oriented) E-P1&2, which they then changed with the (more consumer biased) E-PL1, it's really strange that they've now gone in the completely opposite direction with the E-P3 now having an in-built flash and the more consumer oriented products not...
i agree i own the epl-1 mass consumer dictate company products which is a shame but someone like myself i find using my original OM equipment flash and lens to be very sufficient fr many shooting needs and desires
wow nikon finally joined only a few years late but very interesting camera
MattME: I think the experience with the P7000 has put me off Nikon P&S forever! I wonder if AV & Manual modes actually works properly in the P7100? Somehow doubt it, Nikon seem to think that the f-value needs to change randomly. I'm not talking about the obvious effect of the f-value increasing as you zoom in, it is much weirder than that! even if you set it manually to f/5.6 (which is available at all focal lengths) as you then zoom in and out, it randomly changes it - that's not how AV mode works in my mind, even on a P&S!
I say this as a big Nikon dSLR fan, not a Canon fan dissing Nikon products!
i completely agree with you nikon P&S cameras in generally aren't impressive they are just slight revisions of the previous model
Patman888: I find it quite laughable how the M4/3 crowd puts the size of the lens before everything else. I always thought IQ and ergonomics were the most important. I guess I went to the wrong university.
i agree with the two poster above me the ideal structure of the ILC is small design and small lens not big lens i have a film rig that big already
newcameralight: Looking at the picture of the lens, I see an analog depth of field scale normally used on the old film camera manual focus lenses. Is this lens auto-focus or manual?
some mounts will be chipped for confirmation thou i enjoy the MF superior optics IMHO
interesting technology it could change are understanding of DOF and it could impact the 3D photography, but the lower resolution maybe a deal breaker but it looks like fun for niche camera segment. The images will work well for social networks and Flickr.