I'd have used 4 cameras and spun the subject on a lazy susan.
...and would have taken my rig to the beach and shot the SI swimsuit issue.
If it doesn't have a fully articulated screen, it's just an ideal paperweight.
For the life of me, I don't understand the value of analyzing photos of other photos.
Also...eliminating the box of thread is a mistake. That was a VERY useful point of comparison.
You took this image from a plane..... slacker.
OK... now you 5N owners can sell me your camera for $50.
I wish I'd trademarked the letters X, E,F,G, the number 1, and the dash. Think of the money I'd have made with the mirrorless camera market!
What!? No optical viewfinder? Curse the gods!
Navmark77: This is an incremental improvement to an already-good camera. If this camera were not in the Nikon product line, it would leave a gaping hole, as no other non-DLSR that they make offers the photographer so much control.
Yes.... Dust sealing and AA battery use.
JMZ48: Not the same, not even close. It is deal breaker. To bad - not a competitor for G1X, when it could have been.
GiX has NO competition for a reason. It's pretty much a camera in search of a need.
Sam Carriere: I am sure this is a good competent camera, but Nikon and Canon just don't seem to get it. The models that capture people's imagination these days are the ones that try to reimagine the same-old same-old -- like the Fuji X10 or the Sony RX 100 or even the NEX series, for all their shortcomings. I can't conceive of where the market is for this good, competent camera, in a field already so crowded with other good, competent cameras.And by the way, does anyone ever actually USE an articulated screen?
"Actually use an articulated screen?" Are you kidding me? I won't by a camera without one. I haven't ever NOT use my articulated screen... except for the time I was shooting sunset, with strong backlight, in the snow, underwater, with a dead battery.
Richard Thornton: No viewfinder, no sale!
You are girly man! USE THE SCREEN! That's why it's articulated!
philchan: No viewfinder, well that doesn't cut it, deal breaker..
Baloney. An articulated screen precludes the use of a EVF 1,000 to 1.
tonyheps: What kind of enthusiast that will buy a compact camera without a viewfinder - NOT ME!!
Optical viewfinders are seriously overrated. And everyone complains how lousy they are on the cameras that have them!
Bjorn_L: I have been waiting for a better small camera to complement my DSLR. This is not it. No viewfinder is a complete deal killer for me. Also disappointed in the 'same ole' sensor size. I had been hoping Nikon would come out with a smaller camera with their 1" sensor. That would do more to improve low light than the stop of aperture they added (which is very nice of course)
Agreed... This is just late competition to the Canon G12. Nice looking unit, though!
"....quality of manuals is not great"
Man, you gotta dig hard to find something wrong with this camera!
Put an articulated screen on it and watch Canon's market share in these types of cameras disappear.
AA batteries in compacts RULE!
For you pixel peepers..... save yourselves 2.5 billion dollars! If you want 24Mpx, hi-res images of dirt, take your fancy-ass cameras to Nevada, shoot, and PP with a mud filter. Voila!
Kudos to NASA for proper design!
WalterPaisley: The problem with a review like this is that it focuses on the camera feature of a phone that is otherwise receiving pretty mediocre reviews. Just read Wired Magazine's article.
Then there's the cost. $650+ unlocked on Amazon.
I'd rather have a mediocre phone attached to a killer camera than what I have now... a mediocre phone attached to a junk camera.
iae aa eia: amazing how nokia and zeiss got to this. nokia did a job i never expected them (nokia) to do in the photography area. they (nokia) did not content themselves to compete in the phone market, but in the photo market. i mean, professional photo market.
man, to have a phone being compared to a d800 to give us an idea how good it can perform is... weird?, great!?, absurd?, annoying? right? disorientating?... to which one would they compare if the d800 were not launched then? haaa!
and zeiss, my gosh... german lens engineering at its best. what the heck of a resolutive lens! and give a look at their lens design. i just found this image of it (http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/images/features/808-lenses.jpg).
congrats nokia (and zeiss)! i'm amazed.
Sick! I wondered how they managed to illuminate that large sensor! Thanks for the link...
I had an old Motorola candy bar phone with a Kodak 5M camera. I bought it knowing it would take better photos than any other phone at the time. I wish my current HTC incredible 8Mpx phone took photos half as good as my old phone did.
Great quality shots from your phone are a revelation! Wish I had the 808. Go Nokia!