mauijohn: Finally after a year of hagling sony personels agreed to adapt a 24mm to the wide end of their not so pocketable camera with a price just right with a bright lens through out. But the zoom is a little bit anemic. Why can't they make up to 120mm like canon s110 or longer zoom is beyond me. Just my thought.
With a price just right?
Sony lost touch with reality!
It's a brilliant marketing move to keep the old models in the line up and increase the price with each model.
hmm...? Is that thing noisier (1/2 stops) than the old RX100?
Darn, I used to write down the location of a photo on the lens with a permanent marker. Well, at least, now I can save a plate when I like to have a salad with oil and vinegar dressing out in the field.
But on a serious note, the only test I would be interesting in would be salt water spray.
Joe Coolpix: I'm not liking the trend for the RX100 to get thicker. As a guy who likes to throw his P&S in my front jeans pocket, the original RX100 at 36mm was appealing. But the ii and now iii have grown in thickness a couple mm each time. At this rate, the RX100ix in 10 years will be another inch thicker. I like the Canon S trend better, with each successor getting thinner until this last S120 bumping up to 1.14 but still thinner than the S90's 1.22 inches. We're talking pocket cameras here not cars and each new one should get smaller not larger.
Right on! The S90 was the perfect jeans pocket cam. My RX100 is already a tad too thick to be comfortable.
Alphoid: Seems like another home run. Sadly, not quite worth the upgrade for me. There's a half dozen possible ifs that would push it over, but most likely, I'll go for the IV. If Sony can keep up this momentum, it'll be hard to resist whatever that upgrade will bring.
If it was a few hundred less, I'd do it. If it had a mike input and audio levels, it'd replace carrying video equipment. I'd do it. (I'm especially excited by this with the full frame readout)
Yep, at the same price as the original RX100 I'd go out and pre-order in a split second.
But Sony keeps the old models in the line-up to justify the price hikes.
Lux Painter: The price is not bad, although it should be less than 2k considering:
- extremly low frame rate- less than 16 MP- no internal 4k recording
The only interesting feature that's left is the superb ISO performance.But the first 3 points are a no go for me (even if it would be priced less than 2k)
That's right, but Nikon is squeezing the same ISO performance out of 16 MP.
Lux Painter: Some great (and innovative) features:
- pop-up EVF (although I am not sure I would ever use it on a cam that size)- flip display- great lens (wide!)
BUT $800?! Increasing the price by 100 bucks with each iteration of the cam.What are they smoking? I'll keep the original RX100.
"By RPJG (15 min ago)You're right, of course. All that innovation and incredible packaging should be FREE I tells ya!Sheesh."The cam shouldn't be free but the innovation doesn't justify the price hike, otherwise we would be paying 1000k for our latest computer 'cause there has been soooo much innovation compared to decades ago...
Some great (and innovative) features:
The price is not bad, although it should be less than 2k considering:
Considering the price of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 it really kicks butt in the dynamic range.
You think this is plain stupid? Then check this out:
Man patents wheel:
Either Canon is going to release their own smartphone (so the smartphone is not an enemy) or they are in total denial (more likely)
Lux Painter: I want that sensor in a small and light weight body (D600 or smaller and lighter)!
NO chance I will ever buy a D4-sized body.
"Another small change worth mentioning is the camera's ability to use the Auto ISO feature while in manual exposure mode. This allows you to choose a shutter speed and an aperture setting and let the camera decide on the necessary ISO."
Seriously?! Don't tell me the D4 couldn't do that! That's how I use AutoISO 80% of the time (D700/800)
The DF is for people having more money than brains.
I don't want retro performance and have to pay more than twice what it's actually worth.
I want that sensor in a small and light weight body (D600 or smaller and lighter)!
Nice, but where's the timelapse function?
The 25mmf1.8 sounds like an awesome lens and was long overdue. And based on Olympus reputation of building great lenses it should have a stellar performance.
But the price tag of $400 (twice the price of a full frame 50mmf1.8 lens) must be a sick joke!
Maybe Olympus is trying to ruin their m43 biz completely.
$99 for AN app !?!?
$99 PER(!) year!?!?
Makes me think Adobe's head got filled with their cloud...
Darn... I just bought the S4 a few weeks ago.
Beats me, why dpreview is supporting this kind of behavior by posting the pics.
What's next? Posting Fatali's pics torching Delicate Arch?
Where's the eye tracking feature mentioned on the dpreview frontpage?