ianimal: We have RX100 and RX1 now. Maybe there will be a RX10 with APS-C sensor? I would prefer a 16-50mm F2.8 retractable power zoom lens with such a camera. Don't know if that is possible. I guess Sony will make it small and select the lens spec. to get it as small as they want. If a RX10 will ever be made. The RX1 is charming, remains me of 80's-90's small 35mm film cameras with fixed 35mm lens.
@DS: RX10 APS with a fixed prime wouldn't canibalise Nex, RX10 with zoom would.
@ ianimal: The Fuji X100 is larger than the RX1. That means that an RX10 with a 35mm equivalent lens can be even more compact than the RX1.
Most people would've preferred a zoom lens on the RX1, but most people are stupid.
Jan Kritzinger: My only complaint is that the lens is slightly bulky for the body form factor - give us a 23/2.8 APS-C RX10 the size of the RX100, for $1k! Come on Sony, Do it!
@Clint Dunn Why the hell can't Sony make both?
Dear god no, no God, NO.The RX 100 already has a zoom, why ruin the RX 10 as well?Give it a 24mm (36mm equivalent) prime that will be sharper and more compact than the gargantuan, soft, slow zoom you're proposing.
If Sony sells the RX10 for $1000 they will selll millions.
Baxter Bad: At $1,500 - new product segment.
At $2,800 - publicity stunt.
It will sell. It's wonderful enough.
My only complaint is that the lens is slightly bulky for the body form factor - give us a 23/2.8 APS-C RX10 the size of the RX100, for $1k! Come on Sony, Do it!
The more I think about it, the more this makes sense.Sensors have gotten good enough that it isn't necessary to upgrade bodies every 3 years (hell, my 5D Mark I is still going strong).
35mm on FF is my favourite focal length by far, and my first choice for a fixed focal length camera.
Henrik Herranen: Funny how Nokia always used to have the best mobile phone cameras, from the first camera phone right upto and including the 41 MP monster camera of the PureView 808. And how ever since Nokia started running the Microsoft operating system their cameras have regressed because the operating system seems incapable of handling esotheric and modern hardware like good cameras and QWERTY keyboards.
Actually, strike the word "Funny". "Tragic" is closer to home. After all, the original PureView camera unit was designed only a few hundred meters from where I work, and it's so sad seeing how Elop destroyed that superb product and product line by refusing to sell and support it.
I meant let's wait and see how the 920 stacks up. If it's as great as I am expecting it to be, then your criticism is baseless, and Elop took the right route (even though it might have been a detour) all along.
Joe Ogiba: Nokia has to be the dumbest run smartphone company on the planet. They are bleeding red ink like a fire hose yet they don't want to take advantage of their 808 camera.
The 808 is for enthusisasts - this will do battle with the iphone, teh samsung galaxy, the HTC One X, etc.
My next phone will be a 920.
Samuel Dilworth: I have to say, Windows Phone 8 looks absolutely gorgeous (and that Nokia isn't bad either). I’m typing this on a Mac, but I like the look of Microsoft’s new operating system. What a difference from the ghastly amateurism of the Windows 7 user interface.
I have no idea if it works well, of course, but the new design is very beautiful.
And after a few weeks you end up only using it to take calls and photos anyway... So I'd rather have something with a great camera.
Edit: AND A DEDICATED SHUTTER BUTTON
Jan Kritzinger: Nokia is back.
For HONOR and GLORY, that's why!
@Henrik, how about we wait and see?
Nokia is back.
D1N0: it's a phone.
give the man a prize
magneto shot: just one question....what is the sensor size...
it's only 1/3", but it's BSI and it's got a max aperture of f/2.Early reports indicate it blows the Galaxy S3 and the iphone 4s out of the water.
This will be my next phone.
F/2, 1/3" sensor, IS. #SOLD.
I really am very interested in a fixed lens, large sensor compact, but I doubt Sigma have the capability to offer AF functionality comparable to that offered by Sony.
If this camera were made by Sony, and if it were 23/24mm, and if it had all the modern Sony features (Hybrid AF, focus peaking, etc etc etc) then I'd definitely be interested.
A fixed lens, 35mm equivalent RX100 would be just perfect.
Jan Kritzinger: Needs a much bigger sensor, less zoom.
The problem is, Samsung asks clueless people what they want during market research, and they all want lots of zoom and a trillion megapixels, but they don't care how big the sensor is. They really should rather do their market research in DPR comments.
Well duh.All I'm saying is that that approach results in a poorer camera.
Needs a much bigger sensor, less zoom.The problem is, Samsung asks clueless people what they want during market research, and they all want lots of zoom and a trillion megapixels, but they don't care how big the sensor is. They really should rather do their market research in DPR comments.
Needs a much bigger sensor, less zoom.