How is this within the scope of an 18 - 55 mm challenge? Wrong lens.
Frank_BR: The next version will come with a Sony Cybershot hidden inside. So, you can impress girls and other photographers without spending on film.
It's called a patent.
utomo99: With that price, I prefer to buy Canon G1X mark II. Which have bigger sensor, and cheaper price. I did not see any good reason to pay more than $799. CMIIW
Good reasons to buy the RX10 vs G1X Mk II:
* longer zoom* faster lens at the long end (albeit slower at the short end)* weather sealing* EVF
Is $799 an appropriate price for the RX10? That's about the price of the Stylus 1, and the RX10 is substantially better specified. It's expensive but the price seems reasonable for what you're getting.
Of course your preference for the G1X Mk II is entirely legitimate if the extra features of the RX10 are not important to you. It is all about what is the right camera for you and your needs.
itsastickup: It's a beautiful camera.
Show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh!!!
And not at $900, FFS. These clowns won't crack mirroless until they realise that the common man wants everything but his kid's face out of focus. And he gets it from APS-C for less than $200
You bokeh-obsessed trolls are really tiring. It's not all about bokeh. In particular, not every camera has to be about a shallow depth of field. And that's coming from a DSLR shooter, not a mirrorless shooter.
And please nominate the APS-C SLR with lens that will give you a shallow depth of field for less than $200. You can't, because it doesn't exist. Well, unless you buy a 10 year old used DSLR and an old manual focus lens, that might come in under $200.
There is no aircraft this pic.
Oh for crying out loud! Not another one of these challenges. 8 of them. Talk about an over-inflated ego for the guy running them.
vishalchauhan: How many times !!!!!
Admins, I seriously like this forum ...but you cannot keep running similar challenges over and over again.
Repetitive challenges turn dull... and this one is not going to get better if you keep creating the same challenge every week.
It just seems like a scam so that people can milk challenge wins so that they can enter certain other challenges. An abuse of the system really.
These whole Saranam Ayyappa challenges seem scams for people to score challenge wins so that they can enter certain challenges. Challenge IV had 2 entries, Challenge V had 4, Challenge VI has had only 2 entries and now there is a Challenge VII announced. Is there any way to stop these pointless, repetitive challenges being put up? It's just a scam to manipulate the system.
Joseph Mama: So, what exactly is so freaking NEW about these? I mean, a 20x compact zoom? We were there 3 years ago with the SX260.
Whats new? Apart from the even lousier aperture numbers...
RAW capture and a control ring on a travel zoom. Together with the EVF that Sergey mentioned that's a fair bit new in this category of camera.