Looks like a real camera.
SleepyHammer: I don't care about the name. I just hope they make the firmware open source and hacker-friendly, maybe Android-based. I.e., just make the platform and let the community go nuts with the software. That would really differentiate them and make manufacturers with proprietary software run for cover or join the fun.
@Michael: You are confused! how many apps are there for Nikon and Canon?
Off topic:As for Android vs iPhone: people make apps for a platform or another depending of how much they expect to sell. And no. of apps for Android is bigger than iPhone.
Faster focusing. Tiltable screen. Touchscreen. It just needs a good all-around lens. 16-70 F4, or something like that.
So, they finally recognized that this is just a toy.
It feels like a discussion between two Nikon sales agents.
K-01 - ugliest camera everQ - worst mirrorless system
If you do not recognize your mistakes, you cannot correct them.
Excellent way to take money from suckers. I do not understand why car manufacturers do not do the same? What about a re-branded Fiat 500 with 100000USD price?
peevee1: The mirrorless field just got a lot more compatible, with NEX and NX filling the glaring holes in their lineups. m43 is still ahead with extra f/2.8 zooms and excellent tele primes still missing from other systems, but the prices for those are insane.
@ AV Janus:You are completely wrong.
12-24 is equivalent to 18-36 F5.6-F8
The competition has:M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 lens which is equivalentto 18-36 F8-F11; it is lighter (~150g) but also one stop slower.andPanasonic Lumix 7-14mm f/4 which is equivalent to 14-28 F8 at about the same weight.
For SLR you have for exampleSigma 12-24 F4-F5.6 at 670g
zodiacfml: This is everything I want but the sensor! The lens is huge. I'm sure it could accept a one inch sensor and compromise on maximum aperture or some vignetting wide open. I was hoping a larger sensor to compete against the Sony.
@tompabes2 : you really don't understand what aperture means. Oly has about the same aperture as RX100 at tele and much smaller at wide end.
Antonio Rojilla: Between the Sony EX100 (mainly for the sensor) and the Fuji XF1 (partly for the sensor, partly for the host of features and the nice design in a smaller package) this camera is DOA.
@NotTarts: Rx100 is about the same as Oly at tele (if you consider the sensor size) and it is much better at wide.It is wrong to compare the apertures between different cameras without looking at sensor size. A bigger sensor will allow you to use higher ISO.The "fast" m43 F2.8 lenses are only F4 compared to APSC and F5.6 compared to a full frame for both DOF and exposure time (remember: FF will have 4x better high ISO than a m43). The problem is that majority of people cannot understand this and they pay a lot of money for what is it in fact just a standard 50usd kit lens for SLRs.
puneetvikramsingh: ISO performance is one stop better than my Nikon D5100....
1 Stop is to be expected with a 2x size sensor. Not forget you get also 50% more pixels.
What is the difference in prince/size for 1 stop faster lens?
All camera manufacturers are like sheep: 28-85mm F3.5 lens. Fuji did something different by changing aperture.I am still waiting for 24-120 or even 24-170mm all around lens.
tell the truth: One of the guys below listed this Link - pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q/194467-pentax-q-real-world-user-review.html :: The images are from the first Q . WOW is all I can say. Now with this newer Body, with a remote , all I can say is it opens up a Macro world with unreal Quality ! AND Extreme Telephoto. WOW VERY COOL. Think about it a 12 MEGAPixel Sensor , with that crop factor.. using almost any lens brand You Have with adaptors .! Makes my mind spin . Very cool Pentax .
You need to check your eyes.
This are 0.3 (zero point three) megapixel images from a 500USD camera, and even at this size there is a complete lack of details and visible noise.
Don't confuse composition (which is the photographer task) with image quality.
Useless camera. But knowing how the corporations work, I am sure that the person who pushed this camera got a promotion. And in 1-2 years when sales will show that this is a bad decision, he will be far away;
Nerdlinger: All you haters need to zip it. Just cut and paste this link:
(thanks Heie2, I stole your thunder on the link, but it's too incredible not to share)Try and tell me that the Q stinks...Bravo to Pentax...that thing is incredible.Now I just need to save up and get my K-30 to upgrade from my K-x and all is well in my world.Haters hate...that's what they do...
Great link. It shows the limitation of the camera even for 0.3MP images. And this is 500+USD camera without lenses.
The photographer is good. Shame that he choose the wrong camera. he could have used any phone for this size/quality of photos; or he could have used a 1/7" sensor camera at half the price, for better pictures.
So, we have a lens that is equivalent to about 100mm F2.4 for APSC sensors and 150mm F3.5 for a full frame sensor. And this is a premium lens with premium price?And I don't need to hear that it is F1.8. Because even if for exposure time it is F1.8, it only covers 1/4 of FF image. So, it only gathers 1/4 of light that a FF lens is gathering.
HarrieD7000: I know this is harsh for the independent repair shops. But if special tools are needed for calibration, after repair, I only want my equipment repaired in a shop, that has that special tools. Repair is not only replacing defective parts. Bringing the camera or lens within the specs are essential to. I only want my camera and lenses in a repair shop, that is certified by Nikon.
It is a very bad decision from dpreview to not have a "dislike" button.
I hate people that know nothing about a subject but talk like they know everything.
Victor Melicson: I am a Nikon user and I pledge never to buy another Nikon product and to inform as many people as possible to boycot Nikon untill they reverse their decision. This is one more money grab scheme, they are trying to illegally protect local suppliers. The customer can very well decide on his own where to repair his camera and the free market will eliminate the bad shops. There can be only one reaction to this and is to start a campaign against Nikon: send emails to all Nikon contact points and let them know how much you hate this decision and how much it will hurt Nikon if it tries to wage war against it's own customer base.
I have decided to buy new camera only if I really need it. A 5 years old camera can make a picture as good as new one. Just use the money for few trips and you have more pictures than if you buy a new camera and stay at home.
It was not enough that we have complete Japanese monopoly in camera market, now they want to extend this.
Is this legal? it is a kind of monopoly. It is like for example Ford refuses to make spare parts available to everybody.
What if M$ refuses to sell Windows to all PC manufacturers?