I've already read enough about the camera, on line, to know that if I could afford one, it would almost certainly be my daily shooter. Beautiful!
Exquisite lines and, from the footage I've seen about its creation, craftsmanship! I especially like the colourful body skins -- very stylish and high-tech while still conveying a playful air! I think that's what appeals to me the most about this camera, the feeling that it's been designed for people who want to fit precision, performance, and Leica's rich tradition in their pockets, while still being able to have fun. It's a camera that says, "Hello friend, let's play!"
8 and 11 are dazzlingly masterful! ^_^
Regarding number 23 (Sherborne), and the linked Google Street View, I'm practically giddy at the scenes still being so alike after so many years! ^_^
JohnEwing: Glad I bought mine on the Rockwell Principle - get a refurb. New shutter, pristine sensor, no problems. Great camera. Who needs a 610?
Concerning my *next* camera, I'd be very happy if people started buying just-out kit right now, so that I can buy another refurb next year or the one after, with all the problems ironed out.
Seriously, though (well, I wasn't exactly joking) I'm glad to see this move. It speaks of a will to better customer relations, and is vaguely reminiscent of Fuji's updating the X100 firmware after the camera had been discontinued, the difference being that Fuji's gesture had goodwill behind it and Nikon's has more than a touch of contrition, albeit unacknowledged.
Traingineer: KR's been pretty well-known in internet photo circles for over a decade. A search of DP forum posts shows people referencing him as far back as 2001. I personally discovered his website back around 2003 or 2004, if I recall. :)
Pretty phone. Nice review. Good pictures. ^_^
munro harrap: Is it still a half-frame sensor? that IS the question
110 is, at 13x17mm, smaller than 35mm half-frame, which is typically 18x24mm. :)
guamy: I wish they make the back panel a mirror instead of just a plain nothing.
That would be nice. Very useful for using reflected light to signal a search crew, if you're lost in the woods. Also handy for checking if you've got any food particles on your face after eating!
This is unexpectedly cute. ^_^
JJ Rodin: How is a curved phone related to photography? Does it give the camera a wider FOV?
Its still a cellular phone & camera, yawn !!
It makes people want to take pictures of it with their cameras, because it is curved.
All other issues aside, I'm pretty excited that we're finally getting a camera that places emphasis on the image making experience!
Hard to believe that SMC's finally been topped, but if that's the case, then right on!
I've been finding this "pak" to be surprisingly enjoyable!
Be nice if they could have made it f/2.8 throughout the whole range, though. Still pretty cool, though... Baby steps...
Gorgeous! I like the minor changes that enhance the subtle philosophies inherent in the original design, without overwhelming or changing them. They're the kind of "big by being little" alterations I like to see when reimagining an object that ALREADY excites the imagination. Most excellent.
These are quite nice, especially "St. Andrew".
Cool idea and looks like it also could add some balance to the iPad's handling, when used as a camera.
David Bourke: I have a roll of Kodachrome that I shot 5 or 6 six years ago. I sent it to Kodak in an old mailer, but it was sent back. Is there anyplace that I can still get this processed?
The last roll was developed in the last facility to do such things at the end of December, 2010. As of now, there is not one place in the world you can send it for proper development, sad to say...
gandulfc: If they would have brought out these colorways on the pentax K series I would have bought one in a heartbeat.
The 'Rei Ayanami' colours would look especially nice on the K-5, I think!
Very cool! If the Q10 feels as good in the hand as the original Q, then this is worth looking into for a 'carry everywhere' camera. I especially like the look of the 'Rei Ayanami' edition -- it's very evocative of Japanese Sci-Fi media in general.