nofumble: does it float?
None of the waterproof/rugged cameras I have owned to date, floated. So this is no different.
My Nikonos of yore didn't float either.
tektrader: Well done NIKON, find a niche and exploit it. The rest of the so called waterproof and shockproof cameras are toys compared to this.
This might force Panasonic and others to up their rugged camera game.
Anastigmat: Nikon is throwing good money after bad money. The 1 system is crippled by its small sensor, so Nikon is going to market a waterproof camera with a too small sensor? Good luck. Waterproofing the D800 would make a lot more sense.
Small sensor? Have you looked at the sensor size of the 'other' rugged cameras? And none of them shoot RAW.
Pelex: Isn't the Aptina sensor capable of better video output?Was hoping for 1080P @ 60 / 720P @ 120 / 480P @ 240.Higher FPS (400/1200) at reduced resolutions is hardly usable.
If this sells well, and I hope it does, you might look for additional features in future models.
FINALLY... A rugged camera that shoots RAW.
Plus it has a large sensor AND interchangeable lenses.
Nikon, you just made my day. :-)
alatchin: Wow, interesting concept... maybe great for divers at the pricepoint... But a big lens like that, and good light... Well the current rugged point and shoots may have it trumped... I mean in the harshest conditions who wants to change lenses... Just saying.
49 ft depth limit, not good for divers.
Finally, not only a digital Nikonos, but now we have a rugged camera that does RAW.
MadManAce: http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.2.67/setup.zip ???
Got it. Remove the space and ??? at the end of that link, and it works.
GodSpeaks: Found it...
Why does Adobe now make it so hard to find update links?
Nope, that is just DNG, even though Adobe says ACR and DNG.
Adobe has become a major PITA.
Hey Adobe, my graphics computers are NOT connected to the internet... EVER.
Not working... 404 Not Found Error
I see little point in this 'camera' given it's size. I also see little point in putting a 1" sensor in it and then NOT allowing raw capture (or full HD video).
Yeah, like this is a good idea... NOT
Seems like Sony is going after Panasonic.
Joe Ogiba: That idea was interesting back in 2000 but today it is the dumbest idea on the planet just like flying cars.
No, flying cars are a great idea, provided humans are not the ones doing the flying.
Back in the day, I loved my Nikon F2As and would have loved a Silicon Film insert, but not at a 2.6x crop factor, nor 1.3MP.
Today, I would not go back to my beloved old F2As. It is now a piece of history. Even if someone produced a slipin FF Silicon Film cartridge, I could not be induced to buy it for anything. You would have to pry my D800E from my cold dead fingers.
Nope, today's DSLRs are sooooo much better than the SLRs of yesterday.
No different than the lens firmware updates Sony, Panasonic, Olympus etc do. In thier case, the lens is attached to the camera body for the firmware update.
Sigma is not in a position to do that, so they created their own cheap pseudo body lens cap to facilitate lens firmware updates.
Better than having to send the lens back to Sigma for a firmware update. N'est-ce pas?
This is the camera the GX1 SHOULD have been.
From a list of features, it blows the Sony NEX out of the water as NEX is so feature poor. Time for Sony to up their game.
Now I can ditch my NEX-6 and go all in on micro four thirds.
Mike Cialowicz: Odd... they claim it has front and rear control dials, but all I see is a rear dial. Is the front dial the toothed thing surrounding the shutter button? Is that awkward to use?
The front control dial is around the shutter release button.
AngryCorgi: If you've seen the gallery for the 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, EOS M, 7D, or 60D, then this is just more of the same. Canon has become an extremely boring company, IMO.
Is Nikon any different?