Ilya the Great: The more I think about it, the more I like it. It can be perfect street photography camera. I can take pictures behind me. Leave it in a room and see what's happening in that room. Put it on a long pol and take interesting pictures. Take a picture around a corner.
Like I said, Sony will probably sell bucketfulls of these to teenagers, an innovative idea, Sony realizes that the phone market is hot right now, smart move for Sony, with regular camera sales plummeting-
Sony is definately on the cutting edge- just wait and see if they sell bucketfulls of these- I can just see teenagers with these, and alot of others too. Innovative idea, fairly cheap, Sony realizes the phone market is where its at-
mad marty: "Wolf in sheep's clothing?"It's clearly the oposite : A sheep in wolf's clothing"It only makes sense for somebody who wants to look like a pro with a dslr and would need a point and shoot actually.
The price point is what will sell this cam, will probably set record sales worldwide- plus, the price will probably fall in the future, which will sell even more-
plastique2: As if Sony were reading my mind: the superior NEX image quality in a NORMAL PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERA BODY ! Finally. Unfortunately the lenses of the alpha system don't fit. Hopefully there will be a solution to that, or at least a series of really usable NEX E-mount lenses.What I like with Sony is they are experimenting around. What I don't like: they produce something fantastic like the DSC-R1 and then completely drop the concept.
That adapter should work fine-
David zzzzzzzzzz: Buyer beware, this model will be replaced by another in 12 months. Sony has a way of making something "new" obsolete in no time at all.
"New" is what sells products in our economy, otherwise everybody would still be looking for a Brownie camera to buy-
Mirrorless _ user: I DONT UNDERSTAND. What I see is a cheap chance to get a camera that take GOOD pictures. NOT ? I start taking photographs with a used Panasonic G10, and it was at no point the best camera (distant of that) but I was fun taking my first shots of my baby and learning in the process. Now I have a G5, that is a good camera, but (like all cameras) have low points (SLOW and inaccurate continuos AF, not superb in low light or super high Iso.. just to say some) Again, it's a good camera, but I not paid a fortune for it, just $400 one month ago.I applaud SONY for give us a chance to get a cheap camera WITH A VIEWFINDER that take VERY GOOD pictures, even better than many other more expensive cameras !!!!!!!!NOT all the cameras have that it will be expensive !!!!!!SUPERB !!!!!!!!!
Amen, brother, I don't think many of the whiners on DP actually spend much time daily taking shots-
Charles Ramsey: According to popphoto the Sony has the same resolution as the 8 mega pixel Kodak Z885. They could have optimized to sensor for 1080 1920 video making the horizontal pixels at twice 1920 and keeping the four thirds aspect ratio this works out to 9830400 pixels still more pixels than the lens can resolve. The Sony has 3 proprietary plugs don't be surprised if your store can't order these for you. I knew what I was getting into when I bought the camera I'm on the trail of the person who set southern Arizona on fire and I needed the GPS feature don't buy the camera otherwise.
Man, what a bunch of know it all jerks- check out the HX100 forum if you want some pic examples and the overwhelming support of this model- most of you guys know nothing about what this camera can do- quit leaving such whining posts unless you have tried this model- I own it and know what it can do, and I also own a D90, A D7000, and A NEX 5N- each camera has it's own merits, but please try to know what you're posting about, and not just this constant whining!
raywes: Nothing has come along in a while to compete with the Sony HX100v, but this changes everything. Along with the Panasonic FZ150, these two cameras will bed the new leaders I predict. And I thought I had my mind made up about purchasing the FZ150 already.
I agree with Eztarget, Canon omitted some very important details on this offering, the 230K/2.7 viewfinder is so 2010- Sony's viewfinder isn't great, but the 921K/3.0 inch screen is awesome, and is easy on the eyes!
Van du Nord: yes ZAnton, that is true. Some years ago the trend was as many pixels as possible until the pictures became worse. Today they supply crazy zooms, do you really need a 800mm on a small camera? Why don't they focus on the lens- and sensor quality itself instead of breaking stupid marketing records.
FANBOY, NOT funboy- at least this time you checked your spelling-
Obviously a Canon fanboy, BTW, you should check your spelling before posting, that really irks those of use who appreciate SONY'S-
You should proofread your spelling before posting , but this is about the Sony x100, BTW, thanks for letting us know your a Canon fanboy-
And yes, it DOES have a 921k screen. I would also add I own a Nikon D90, D7000, Sony A55, Lumix G2, and find all these cameras have strong and weak points, but I take them for what they are, and don't whine about what I wish they were-
Too many people leaving reviews ? of what they wish this camera would be- instead of looking at the many attributes of this model- just visit the x100 forum to see how this camera is loved, and by sales, is an instant HIT! And yes, I own it, and am very impressed with its features ,and do not wish to whine about what I wish it was-