Richard Franiec: Still no love for EOS M?Possibly smallest and (currently) least expensive camera with APS-C size sensor.Incredible line up of supported (via adapter) EF/EF-S lenses.You can get the kit with a nice lens for much less than any of the cams mentioned in this round up. In fact it is less expensive than most advanced fixed lens compacts mentioned in "leave the DSLR" section.We all know about the M's quirks but even slight mention would be nice and well deserved.
A friend of mine bought an M cheap and has taken some phenomenal shots with it. I don't understand how this little gem has been overlooked!
For this kind of money, with today's technology and Nikon's expertise, the lens should be perfect. If they're not going to come out with something that just stomps everything else into the dust, which they should be able to, this lens simply isn't necessary.
That sounds fantastic!
vFunct: Only talented people can use this camera.
Untalented people have to use Sony or Canon or Olympus.
Also, it is a mark of amateurs to use cute baby mirror less cameras.
Aww how cute - a newb photographer with a mirror less camera!
Maybe one day the mirror less camera photographer will grow up and use a Reflex system like the big boys do.
Yay! We're rooting for you, cute little mirror less camera kiddos!
How insulting can you get? You, sir, are simply rude.
I love retro styling as much as the next person, but isn't a camera about taking pictures?
Plays catch up to Sony... That says it all.
I understand about size and all, but $699? You could get a DSLR for that!
Striped down?! $3,000?!?! Who are they, Leica?
M Jesper: Again with the X100 "back from the dead" ... it wasn't dead !
I'm thinking if it is still being used and liked, it sounds alive to me.
Sony has taken the lead. They are winning. I keep reading and hearing about other companies finally coming up with things to challenge Sony, like new AF systems that rival Sony. That sure sounds like Sony got there first. I love my A57; even with the kit lens it's AWESOME, and I can't wait to get my hands in an A7!
DDWD10: I keep telling my friends... now is a GREAT time to get into serious photography.
We really do live in the Golden Age. So many great choices, a lot of great prices, so many cameras that take great pictures!
KariIceland: To be honest I can't really call the RX10 a super-zoom. it reaches out to ONLY 200mm, if it went to 400 then I would agree.
And it's REALLY expensive!
I applaud Panny for making such a small MFT, but until lenses can be made equally small, it's not really compact.
Now, Windows Phone 8 photographers can enjoy all the "lenses and "filters" iPhone photographers have loved for years.AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA,
This reminds me of stereo systems in the 70's. There was all this hype about distortion levels you needed an oscilloscope to measure; the human ear couldn't detect the difference.
Oh, and $1,000?????? IT'S A PHONE!!!
People complained about the old curved iPhone, and now... Sheesh...
Amazing. Wonderful, and pretty damn good quality!
That's a pretty damn good shot of the guitarist at 12,800!
So, Canon comes up with a system that can compete with two year old Sony tech? Seems like a win for Sony.