At least it doesn't smell bad.
Glen Barrington: I'm getting less and less interested in the newest cameras. WHAT do the camera manufacturers think they are doing? I still love photography, it's the cameras I hate.
THAT'S what's going wrong with my life!! This neverending stream of kit is unhinging my mind.
Tomorrow, I'll go to Chinatown (NY) and photograph the crap out of Mott Street. I'll bring home a roast duck.
jhinkey: Though I don't find the V2 "attractive" or "good looking" I do find it industrial looking and reminiscent of the last generation or so of pro film cameras (like the F5).That's OK with me as I don't really judge a camera on it's looks unless it's really out there (like it's pink or has a faux-wood grip).
This camera looks like it would be a great tool to have in my photographic tool box. Actually it looks similar to the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
Really it's the camera functionality and lens selection that we all should be focused on.
I agree. I would only turn down a camera based on looks if it were festooned with live snakes.
Rachotilko: The DPR have done the 1V2 the worst disservice they possibly could by not displaying the camera's body in holding hands. I completelly changed my opinion regarding its aesthetics after seeing it held.
Lots of hand shots at http://www.photographyblog.com/news/nikon_1_v2_hands-on_photos/
Shamael: I would like to see that chip in RX100. 14 mpix is more what I look for than 20 mpix. 20 is too much in pixel count for me. Beside NEX-7, the RX100 brings me no improvement in picture size and file sizes. I am happy to see the NEX-6 with a honest pixel count that is more one needs to shot a good picture. If Nikon makes this one in a P&S body, it could challenge the RX100 without any doubt.
Would you believe I wasn't being sarcastic?! Glad I gave you a laugh. I like to spread sunshine. :)
Also, thanks for the enlightenment on this.
Retzius: I bet the review for this comes out before they finish the review for the Pentax K30 ;)
That's tellin' 'em.
Sergey Borachev: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50129188
Thanks for the turn-on to http://camerasize.com.
It's a handy resource!
Pat Cullinan Jr: Aren't we kind of scraping the bottom? 414 comments on some product images and a list of specs? Do we have too much spare time on our hands?
If we don't get test results, let's have a comment-boycott.
Thanks for the instructive and professional reply.
@HowaboutRAW>The current Nikon 1s are usable at ISO 6400 whilst the Sony RX100 is not.
This is intriguing! Can you point me to any sample images?
I'm serious. I'm not going to waste my time.
...in what seems to be a moribund website.
Do you agree?
Aren't we kind of scraping the bottom? 414 comments on some product images and a list of specs? Do we have too much spare time on our hands?
I think the V2 is by far the most surpassingly beautiful production I ever laid eyes on in my whole life since I was born. Next to this dazzling masterpiece, the Venus de Milo looks like a dead goat.
What is it, a camera or something?
EvanO93: Everyone whines about the V1 not having a PASM dial. The V2 has it. Everyone whines about the V1 and J1 not having any grip. The V2 has one. Everyone whines about the V1 having no built in flash. The V2 has one. Everyone complains about the SB-N5 being too weak. Nikon makes a stronger SB-N7. Everyone whines about the sensor being only 10 megapixels. The V2 sensor is 14 megapixels. They even did away with the flimsy rocker switch and put an actual dial.
Nikon listened to everyone's constant complaints , and what does everyone immediately comment on? "That camera is ugly. The battery is small."
There's no pleasing you people. So just do us all a favor and stop talking.
@EvanO93>There's no pleasing you people. So just do us all a favor and stop talking.
Your entry hits the mark point after point. It's a draft of fresh air. I get a sick throbbing headache from all the grousing and griping that goes on around here.
dod713n: wow a really ugly camera, V1 looks much better .. and only 1 inch sensor same size as sony Rx100 which looks very sexy.
You can't go by external appearances. Take me for instance. I may look like a bug-eyed maniac, but I'm really hot stuff.
Pat Cullinan Jr: I'll pass until 8K 60p comes along. Things are too unsettled at this time.
A propos, I knew at the start that HD would quickly become obsolete in what would remain of my fizzling life. Hurry up, 8K.
Hi makofoto> Haha ... be a wall flower while we are making great images NOW
Making images? What's that? I'm spending the rest of my life editing 50 years of scanned images and converting umpty-ump hundred hours of videotape. That should take me to the brim of the grave, and beyond.
Hi Cy Cheze>Have you already cleared a suitably large section of the wall in the great hall of your manor for the 160" screen?
You mean 160 FEET, don't you? :)
Hi Francis Carver>Pat, don't be silly. Haven't you heard about those 16K 120p capable cameras coming out at NAB 2013? But maybe you like the old, legacy stuff, thus your adherence to 8K60p video?
Ha ha! As soon as I get up in the morning, I'm way behind.
Hi LaFonte>But normal people can barely edit 1080p60 on their computers.
Argh, I didn't think about that. I guess I'm just going to have to watch it raw. ;)
Thanks for the snappy repartee, folks. It gives me a lift.
Rachotilko: Regarding review: LX7 is obviously a concept based on optical performance of the lens, inviting user to choose low ISO even in low light situations. That's why some quantitative testing of the lens performance (edge-to-edge sharpness with aperture wide open) would be very wellcome. The image stabilization efficiency test is missing as well.
So do I.
The sample photos must become more technically useful, at the unavoidable cost of being less artistically pleasing. WE CAN SUCK THIS UP.
Franka T.L.: Well, very well, a rather nice evolvement of the LX gene, BUT .. well there's now a camera on similar pricing and named the SONY RX-100. Seriously other than the slower and less wide coverage on the lens. There is really nothing there that why one should not go for the RX-100 instead.
Nikon, Canon, Samsung, Panasonic all go again renewing their top end DC, but sorry the DC had eveolved and Sony simply ( as in their word ) out in disruptive products and a good one AT THAT TOO !!
Now I await who will build the next 1' sensored quality compact , Fujifilm with its EXR sensor or Rioch's next GR-D or Sony's own ( with a different lens )
I'm going to be asking Nippon Photo if they can fasten a dead shoe to the RX100 by whatever means necessary, so I can use a viewfinder. These shoeless cameras just get my goat.
I'll pass until 8K 60p comes along. Things are too unsettled at this time.
Nishi Drew: "it was important to include a 100% viewfinder, a good AF system with enough cross-type AF points, the ability to shoot with teleconverters and still focus at F8, a built-in flash…"
See Canon, Nikon understands that these specs in a camera are all important~No "pros don't use that" or "amateurs don't need that" reasoning
"useful for a bit of fill."
That's how I feel about built-in flash.
smallcams: Why is the guy with the camera turning his head in reluctance to be photographed? LOL! I know the feeling!
He's turning his good side.