Shamael: From 12 mpix up, the small cameras from Sony became more and more crappy in picture quality. The last backlit 16 mpix was no too bad, but the simple 16 mpix is a real disaster. And Sony continues to produce this crap with more and more pixels. Why not following the RX100 line and doing similar cameras in 12, 14, mpix. I like the design, but 20 mpix is too much. Then, we are at apsc sensors in those small P&S, Sony can do that as well. Now that a few such cameras exist and just a few $ higher priced than RX100, it is time to act. Lower RX100 price by 20%, extend it's palette by 1", 12, 14, 16, and 18 mpix units and create apsc P&S. That is the way to go, instead of endlessly increasing pixel amount on this useless sensor.
PS., thanks for the comment on the sensor for those of us who don't know; all we see is the "20 mpix"
Don't forget to add a full articulated screen. I would be in for sure.
Wally Brooks: Clearly aimed at the coolpix upgrade crowd. Looks fine for that group and probably not a good choice for working pros or semi pros! I would like to be able to use my SB800/900 and pocketwizzards on it rather than buy new gerar. I suspect forced upgrades are what product-manager-san had that in mind! I am not getting rid of my 4X5 FILM camrea anytime soon either. Thinking about the NEX 7 for landscape work canuse Nikon has nothing that comes close to my 4X5 LF camera.
you wrote elsewhere "Fewer pixels to get higher ISO & lower noise!" could you explain this or point me to an article? thanks, Jim