Most of the thought and comments I read are mostly valid and interesting. But we are not talking about the space shuttle and to break these cameras down beyound their intended purpose and wishing for... makes a brain very tired. My point is the RX10 presents a valid travel camera and so may the Panny Fz1000 I have proved the value of the RX10 to myself. I loved my D7100 but the weight, lens changes and poor video response made it not much fun. The RX10 2.8 works for me and has not let me down yet and is great fun. Sony RX10 may not be a fit to many others but in my case I see it as filling a need as does my NEX6, and A7R with 24-70 Zeiss by the way they all take the same battery and the NEX 6 lenses work well on the A7R. I know all that stuff mentioned below is important but looking at my videos and Pics are what counts to me.
I own a RX10 and took 3500 great pics and lots of video on a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. (see cambodian children singing "what a wonderful world" on you tube) On a 55 inch TV the pics and videos are exceptional and meet my needs. I can tell you that you can zoom manually and it work great if you learn how to use it. You turn the ring! The F2.8 lens makes it a dream to shoot and the clear image zoom is a plus and really good on 55 inch TV considering the manipulation. Sony has so impressed me with my RX10, NEX6 and Rx100-2 that I traded in my A65 and D7100 on a A7r. I'm glad to see manufactuers competeting that's good for all of us. By the way your right it's might be a teeny sensor (I guess) but it shows up big on a TV and great in prints. Is it perfect? Non are yet! However the truth is Canon and Nikon are losing to Sony, Pana and Oly because of cameras like the RX10 a perfect (to me) travel camera. Too bad you cancelled it you will never get to really judge it.
I'm really trying to figure out this report is it about him or the camera. I own a Nikon D7100, P7700, Sony A65, Nex6, Rx100-2 and Rx10. I am wondering about all my cameras except for the Nex6 and the RX's
I just came back from Vietnam and Cambodia took only my RX's shot 3500 pictures with the RX10 plus vdeos. It seems that it plus my RX100 is all I need the rest is CAS... indeed! They are the best for travel.
Go to youtube Search under Cambodians school children singing "what a wonderful world' for example of RX10.
Sony please put an APS sensor in next gen RX10-2. I know I got off base but to me it just looked like another Canon fan boy report! A least Sony has the flash BALLS to move digital photography and video forward.
I have Pegusus weather vane solid brass...interested in it?
Too bad we don't get it in the US. I would (if) give them the land no property taxes little or no state tax for ten years then a low tax rate (fed is another issue and my solution would apply) buiid it where needs are strong workers sign a work for hire agreement (no unions) and then pay them them a wage based on performance and company profit. Make the workers assets and happy. Nikon could pick up the costs of design etc in other areas this is only an assembly plant. More money in the hands of the people will get any economy going. Stop paying big gov and big unions have a market economy instead.
I can understand the two leading cameras excellant and state of the art. However as we all dream of a pocket camera that can statisfy 80% of the needs of a big camera heavy (I know the Oly is somewhat small) my vote is with my RX100 the fun begins with pocketabilty and great photos. There are no losers to me in the list but we keep trying to pit one system against another, That keeps them all making better equipment and WE enjoy the results. Isn't the free market great!
So now it's about the amount of lenses. Nikon is proud of it's history not in a race with anyone that's all.
Bob Meyer: Why in God's name are you comparing this to the G3? It's natural competitor is the GH2, not the G3, in spite of the fact that they share (probably) the same sensor. The OMD and GH2 are both the top models in their respective lines, they both have lots of external controls (the GH2 ever more than the OMD, it would seem).
It looks like a nice camera, but I have to wonder what's happened to DPR. You guys are looking less and less knowledgeable with every preview and review you publish.
I started with a OM10, then OM2n then to a OM2s plus a OM4ti. I loved them. Then got the auto focus bug went and traded in on Minolta (wrong) Then went to Nikon (great move) Here is where Nikon missed the boat and Olympus did it right. I will keep my Nikon D7000 equipmt. But I will get the OM-D to fill in my Oly stuff my PL2. 14-150 small travel Thanks Olympus!