Too big. Larger than RX10, larger than any m4/3 and most mirrorless with their superzooms. They should have not gone wild with apertures. F2.8 on 1" sensor is nothing special anyway... Waiting for smaller superzoom with 1" sensor. That would be a perfect daylight camera.
MirosIav: Perfect indoor and low light P&S. Let's hope they'll make a ~15x zoom with that sensor and a bit slower lens for outdoor daylight photography. RX10 is too big and with not enough reach at the tele end...
As for IS, it has come a long way. I doubt any of current manufacturers would have a problem stabilizing a lens at 400mm in 2014, especially with a pretty small 1" sensor.
Ever heard of travel cameras? A camera with this sensor and a, say, 28-420mm lens that starts at F4 and ends at for example F6 would be a perfect daytime travel camera. RX100II/III sensor has excellent DR which is very important during the day. No current superzoom P&S has a DR that comes close. By going modest with apertures, the lens could be kept pretty small, surely smaller than RX10. RX10 has such a big lens because it's constant F2.8.
Fujifilm's X-S1 with its 2/3" sensor has too big lens because it is 24–624 mm (26x) that starts at F2.8. Almost twice the range than 15x and a stop more at the wide end.
Olympus Stylus 1 (1/1.7" sensor) shows that you can make a very small 28–300 mm lens with today's technology (which involves some software distortion correction, I suppose). Its sensor is much smaller than 1" Sony, but that lens is also constant F2.8.
Perfect indoor and low light P&S. Let's hope they'll make a ~15x zoom with that sensor and a bit slower lens for outdoor daylight photography. RX10 is too big and with not enough reach at the tele end...
Pixnat2: Pop up viewfinder, a very clever idea! Kudos to Sony's engineers for their sense of innovation.Now I hope other camera makers will follow.
Hopefully others will follow, just like they followed the stupid idea of those small addon external flashes.
"Ergonomically Designed".Really :) ?
It may be thinner, but it's much longer and wider than the previous model, which was too large for me anyway. The phones have grown too much in recent years :). Nice of them to keep the line alive. Let's hope the next one will have more than 240mm at the tele end and be a little smaller regardless of thickness.
How about adding a zoom range to Optics & Focus menu? I wanted to search for a waterproof camera with 5x zoom, but had to do two separate searches. And some models still could not be found. For example, Samsung AQ100 (WP10) has a 36-180 mm (5×) zoom lens and cannot be found by the search tool. Not a recent camera, I know...
Apart from that, lots of improvements.
Marty4650: Just when you thought Nikon had run out of ideas, they come up with something really interesting and innovative.
By taking a niche product into a brand new niche, Nikon has transformed this Nikon 1 camera from being an also ran in the MILC market... to being King of the Rugged Cameras!
We now have a high end underwater P&S camera, that costs quite a bit more than an Olympus TG2.... but is an ILC, comes with two lenses, and should have much better IQ due to the much lager sensor.
They found a way to top Sony NEX, Fuji X and M4/3 at something, and considering how small this market probably is, they will own the top end of this rugged sub niche now.
Kudos to Nikon!
Is that a FT5 ;) ? I suppose many m4/3 lenses ( primes and 12-50mm first come to mind ) could be easily reworked to become waterproof, compact bodies as well, but I just don't see it coming so soon...
Anyway, Nikon has already shot themselves in the foot by not putting IS in the zoom and by making a slow prime ( less than a stop faster than 11-27mm ) - even more important for an underwater camera, so it's not going to be hard to top AW1. But for the moment, they've taken everyone by surprise. This is the most capable underwater camera out there.
MirosIav: This is not the first time someone made a cheap mirrorless camera that looks like a DSLR. Anyone remembers Panasonic G10? But this is the first one with IBIS, although it's not quite clear how it works. I wish Sony better luck than Panasonic had with the G10...
Yeah, unfortunately. I found that out only after my comment. I'm not interested anymore.
This is not the first time someone made a cheap mirrorless camera that looks like a DSLR. Anyone remembers Panasonic G10? But this is the first one with IBIS, although it's not quite clear how it works. I wish Sony better luck than Panasonic had with the G10...
Great price! Kudos to Sigma!
The future of P&S cameras. Soon there'll be response from Sony and Nokia... I'd like to see a waterproof model though, even at the expense of the zoom range.
Moral of the story: throw as much cameras as you can into a nearby see/lake/river and if they find yours you can win a trip to the other side of the planet :D.
Kudos to Taiwan airlines for their service and to Canon for the durability of their underwater housing!.
More TX30 specs and images can be found at http://www.zone-numerique.com/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-tx30.html .
Since it's only 96,4 x 59,3 x 15,4 mm, I'd like to see a SIM card and other related phone electronics added, enlarged a bit and it would be a perfect carry-everywhere device. Until that happens I'm not parting with my TX10.
Jefftan: Can someone tell me what is the difference between TX30 and TX20they are basically the same and TX20 is also the same as TX10Oh wait it now has 18MPis it actually getting worse?
New sensor, better IS, 5x 26-130mm zoom, microSD instead of SD card, can go 10m under water, has LED light, 360° panorama, 3.5" OLED screen and it's "slimmer", but no one knows how slim it is... Enough updates over TX20 IMO.
Wow, all downgrades :(.
Sergey Borachev: Nice to see 5-axis IS used also on other cameras, this Olympus and also the Panasonic DMC-ZS30.
It's interesting to see that a hump is not needed, something previously said to be required to house the IS in an elevated position. I hope the hum is also gone.
Yeah, where's the hump now? I hope it'll disappear from m4/3 models as well or be filled with something useful. Flash, for example.
Nice improvements, proper grip, but I must agree with all who say it's very ugly. The screen is too big and that's why the hump had to go up. A pity the viewfinder has not stayed in the same place as in V1...
And the price is ugly as well :).
Awesome! Where was this taken?