Now it's vote count. Name what you like about it.
Unless u have one and worked with a MacBook Air or pro with Retina Display, your talking from little to no hands on experience. This is not an OS X, it's platform is IOS. No ones breaking your arm to use Apple, u like windows good for you. Plenty more like IOS. I prefer Apple, Enjoy what u use so let me enjoy what I use.
DPreview chose to feature the MacBook Air because it is the premiere system. Wait until Apple introduces the 12" iPad, I can hear the nay sayers already.
To those that will say the price will be over blown, I have yet to see Apple go above their base rate. Go play with your Sony or Samsung tablets or notebooks.
Even Rodan is laughing.
This will appeal to the snorkeling crowd. When they build a real UW camera that say can go to 110ft like the Nikonos IV with plenty left to go deeper, that will turn scuba divers heads.
Why do they have to put so many buttons. By the time you snap a picture of a barracuda, it will be snacking on your arm! Still kudos to you Nikon.
The 18-105 looks to be like the Nikon CX 10-100, the original. Heavy! Now, a more sensible lens is the 16-70. At $1000 I will wait until after my Colonoscopy.
mpgxsvcd: Crack! Did you hear that? That was Sony hitting a home run off of Canon's washed up pitcher.
Nikon wasn't even in the game and Olympus and Panasonic were playing against each-other on the Pee-wee field.
Hasselbad was in the stands cheering on Sony and Pentax was absolutely dominating a game of tether-ball that no one cared to watch.
Fuji was artistically creating a master piece at a beautiful pond nearby. However, their brush broke and they spilled the paint everywhere which just made a huge mess.
The Fujifilm comment is just too funny. Was that "Walden Pond".
As a former Floridian all I can say is go Gators.
Hip replacement or buy this?
Did Nikon give the convicted execs from Olympus jobs? Next time I read Nikon bitc/ing about camera sales and practically announcing the end of the 1 system, this creepy camera is why. Would the Nikon D4 with a 70-200mm lens or this nightmare camera in purple draw more attention in public? If only I could carry my D700 with two lenses plus accessories, I'd get down on my bad knees and give thanks.
A sensible article. Wow, the Sony RX100II sure makes some nice photos. Its so expensive though @ $749 or even getting the older brother RX100 @ $629.
lmtfa: Their are more "CONS" listed here than their are in Pelican Bay Prison. And it still gets an 81% + Gold Award. So it has been decided by those in charge, make a "Retro" looking camera and name it Fujifilm and bingo it's a world class winner. I wish I had my Brownie that I got from Kellogg's Corn Flakes box tops. It surely would garner a 83% and don't call me Shirley:-))
@chaking. To each his own. I have my arsenal and I'm fond of my Nex 6. Maybe its a bias against Sony, who knows. To me at least I enjoy the noise free stunning photos I get. The AF is accurate and fast. Yes Sony really needs to put more lenses out. I learned the camera with the kit lens (16-50) and now Im using the 35 Prime and the 10-18 much better than the 24 Zeiss. Last if it goes on sale I may go long with the 55-200. Thats it.
ddtwenty: I hope he didn't put the ants in to fight, I used to do that before.That's no good. : (
@ddtwenty. WHAT THE HECK IS YOUR PROBLEM
Their are more "CONS" listed here than their are in Pelican Bay Prison. And it still gets an 81% + Gold Award. So it has been decided by those in charge, make a "Retro" looking camera and name it Fujifilm and bingo it's a world class winner. I wish I had my Brownie that I got from Kellogg's Corn Flakes box tops. It surely would garner a 83% and don't call me Shirley:-))
The bridge builders, then and now, must have testicles the size of bowling balls.
Manfrotto manufactures good reliable products. I have a bunch of their products that make your camera feel safe on your tripod. Their not pretty, take a look at the 808RC4 3 Way Pan and Tilt. But attached to your tripod and the camera to it, it's like the USS New Jersey, steaming off the coast of some country ready to dish out sme hurt.
The limiting factor like the battleship it was not up to date. No Arca-Swiss compatibility but its reliability and price made up in a way for that. No upgrade for me, I don't throw good money after bad.
The piece with the girl lying on the floor is in a way erotic, in a subtle way. You have to think about the message and their is one. She's lying down, holding a sheet of paper with what looks like a blank stare. For me it reminds me of a girl who got a letter from her boyfriend. She hasn't seen him for a long time and she is getting turned on. Notice the position of the hand and its closeness to her inner thigh. This was taken at the very start of the 80's so take that into your interpretation.
You said that Nikon has little or no experience in uw photography. I may be wrong but I seem to remember owning a Nikonos IV. That was made and developed by Nikon and in fact some of the best accessories.
No trees to hide behind to take a leak, no dogs jumping in the river to retrieve a branch, no kids chucking their empty plastic juice bottles in the water, no humans sitting on a blanket holding hands. That alone makes it worth 4 million.
All the above was PS'd out, I guess?
Carbon111: I think its funny that just because Leica has released this stupid little Vario-X camera (that only pilots and dentists will buy), folks have come popping out of the woodwork, frothing at the mouth and decrying *all* Leica gear as overpriced crap. The Ms (the *real* ones mind you ^_^) are absolutely superbly engineered and constructed quality machines and, as a bonus, they're mated to the best glass in the industry.
Carbon111, I know pilots and they don't play with overpriced junk.
WayneDB: OK so from a technical perspective this is not exactly cutting edge, however I look at this the same way I do my girfriends watch. Side by side her $ 6,000 Cartier and my $ 50 SwatchWatch do almost the same thing - they tell the time. My $ 50 cheapie is objectively a little better, as the black hands-on-white-face are easier to read then her fashionably white on white dial. They both need their battery replacing in a year or two. They are both pretty accurate. There is one difference mind you. Mine says "Swatch" on the dial while her's says "Cartier". And yes hers is no doubt made better. But not $5,950 better.But my point here is this: How many of you naysayers wear a Rolex or an Omega or some other insanely expensive thing on your wrist that technically just tells the time?...and ask yourself a simple question - why DO you wear that expensive status symbol....?
WayneDB, can you translate your post into German? That's because it makes no freaken sence. Now, go out and play with anything you have that's mechanical and ditch the Swatch use your Cartier. That's a man!