Most of you people don't get it because you don't understand the mindset of the target market. I'm sure this ugly thing is not aimed at the US or Western Europe. It's target markets are the Middle East, Russia, and Asia where bling is king. And it may very well do fine enough in those places ... just as Nokia had some success selling over-priced old-tech blinged-up phones in its Vertu line. [Imagine a US$80K mobile phone with ruby encrusted keys... people bought it!] If you're putting fancy stuff on existing technology, you don't need to sell a whole lot of units to come out ahead, especially if you add some crazy-big margins.
BTW, I'm a NEX7 owner, and anyone whose ever picked one up will know it's a damn fine camera for an APS-C. That said, I would never buy this monstrosity even if I had that amount of change knocking about in my pockets
Docno: So are there ideal sizes for the originals we upload that will give optimal image quality when downsized, or does it vary according to the size/resolution of the screen each of us use?
Belated thanks for the explanation, Richard. (Was off the grid for a while)
So are there ideal sizes for the originals we upload that will give optimal image quality when downsized, or does it vary according to the size/resolution of the screen each of us use?
Absolutely ridiculous poll in the first place. Might as well ask people what is the best motor vehicle in the world or the best airplane or the best food. The results would be just as meaningful. All we get out of this are brand preferences for the particular category of camera the voters are interested in. If the majority of members here were compact users, then perhaps the s110 or RX100 would come out on top. The whole enterprise is misguided.
6:27am Dec 11 (CET). Trying to download from Singapore [1:27pm local time]. 'No data from server.' No joy.
A truly ridiculous study. Go look at the website. The first thing is that the only people who would use such a site are those who are clueless about cameras and want they are looking for. So the representativeness of the sample is dubious. You basically put in your criteria, and the site makes a recommendation. So you can check off your preferred brands (i.e., the ones you've heard about and indicate your price range). Apparently camera-naive people who check off Nikon also indicate a willingness to pay higher prices. So what? We still don't know how well this applies to consumers in more traditional sales channels or to even the 'average' consumer....