So they release these cameras to protect their DSLR market? Totally not make sense. Sony with NEX is now growing in market share. And now Nikon is wasting the resources to produce these kinds of camera, which is not attractive in price, size of quality when compared to M4/3 or NEX. If they want to protect their DSLR market share, please make good body and lenses, not the cameras like these.
This lens and the camera are good. The sharpness is good in F1.8, and in F2.8 it is excellent. And the boken and colour is nice.
Don't know why there are always complaints about the lens. See the sample picture of the lizard. It is shoot with F1.8, and the lizard iis full of detail when you view the full size of the image. Can "any other modern compact camera" do this? Don't make nonsense statement here please.
"At the press launch we've had a chance to shoot with Sony's latest E-mount prime lens". They didn't say they can take away the camera, so fewer low light sample is understandable.
Harry Lane: I see purple fringing in #690 top center column of metal bread stand - not very good for such an expensive fixed focus lens
Considering the picture taken at F2.0 and at the edge, it is not really a problem. Even a much expensive canon 24L have a little purple fringing at this aperture and at the corner of the frame.