marike6: Don't know why everyone is carrying on about the V2. It actually looks like a decent shooter with an ergonomic body. And it has super fast processing, a large buffer, great build quality, etc. It's not as pretty as a Fuji XE1 or X100, but few cameras are. Certainly a Pany G5 or GF5 aren't going to win any design awards either. To me the V2 looks all business. Besides I rarely take photos OF my camera but WITH them.
"Besides I rarely take photos OF my camera but WITH them."
But you do look at them before you take photos with them!
AstonC: It doesn't look too bad to me. It is certainly not good-looking but at the end of the day it looks FUNCTIONAL which is not a bad thing.
Looks like Nikon put in the main improvements asked for by many (grip, built-in flash, mode dial) and improved (hopefully) the sensor.
I am a V1 fan and am actually quite excited about the V2. The fact that many think it's ugly means its prices will fall quickly for me to buy at $500 soon? :-) every cloud has a silver lining!
Well, there are always exceptions, maybe this cloud only comes with a bronze lining. ok, by the time you can get it at $500, you get a tarnished silver lining at best.
Paul JM: Sadly, time has passed this series by, and I am surprised that Canon had bothered. I own the original G1, and ultimately bought back into the series with a G10 after Michael Reichmann declared it the best thing since sliced bread, but ultimately found it disappointing, and still do. The manual controls on this camera are rendered useless by the size of the sensor. Frankly, it does not matter how much you open the aperture on a sensor this size, you simply cant achieve an adequate shallow DOF. I cant see why anyone would be prepared to buy this over, say, the RX100, which has a much larger and better sensor, in a smaller format. If you are keen on more manual control, then try the OM-D, which also has a far better sensor, as well as manual control
“If you are keen on more manual control, then try the OM-D, ”
But OM-D is much bigger。
Ken Aisin: The price is absolutely right. I'm pre-ordering this.
If people want "the price is right", they should STOP this silly "pre-ordering" practice. After all, all consumers products today are mass produced on assembly lines, there will be plenty to go around and more. Pre-ordering just encourage price gouging.
plasnu: Any reason to choose D600 over D800, other than slight price difference?
If gas mileage is more important to your, then yes the Corolla is better suited to you.
mpgxsvcd: That looks like a terrific camera for the very controlled environments it is meant to be used in.
You wouldn't take this as a walk around camera just as you wouldn't choose a point and shoot for studio shots. It is a purpose built camera and when used correctly for that purpose it would be exceptional.
I wonder how long it will be before we have 500 megapixel cameras with ultra wide lenses and we just crop the image down instead of zooming.
We will have gigapixel cameras soon~
Cane: Why do they keep designing these for old people looking for that nostalgic feeling in their electronics? We won't see the New Sony Bravia flat screen tv's coming out with wood veneer cabinets around them, will we?
Because old people have more money to buy, haha~Yeah, they just might put real wood panelling on the bodies instead of fake leather, as special editions :-)
Bruce Crossan: They still call their company "Fujifilm". . . what is "film"?
Don't know what film is? get a dictionary, you know dictionary, right?
chekist: As a X-Pro1 owner I am a bit disappointed that only few month after release of X-Pro1 Fuji releases a camera $700 less, smaller, with built-in flash, external mic jack. And the only sacrifice as far as I can tell is the exchange of OVF to EVF. I know for some users it is life and death, for me OVF is nice to have at most. With MF lenses you need to use EVF anyway, and that has been improved. This is like me buying D800 for $3000 and 5 month later Nikon releasing D800E for $1700.
That's the reality of life in the fast changing high-tech lane.
Peanut88: But I just bought the XPro 1 ?
Well，don't know if it's well worth the price, but there's little doubt it's a better built camera. More muscle less brain, maybe?
MGJA: So, basically Dpreiew finds the IQ great for a compact and the interface lacking. And the galleries seem to bear that out, as far as the IQ goes. Not bad.
Kudos to Nokia for the sort of innovative drive that I can't help but to wish some camera manufacturers would bring to imaging.
The Nokia 808 PureView is a camera with a built-in phone.
Maybe Nokia should get into cameras as their main business, and phones as a sideline.
Prognathous: I don't get why people think this camera is "pointless" or "irrelevant". The multiple cross-type AF points and the main-sensor PDAF make it far more appealing than any previous camera in the series, and a more than competitive offering from Canon. Nothing is really wrong with this camera, except for those into pixel peeping rather than photography.
1000 dollars for this is no bargain, to call it so is silly.
onlooker: Canon's solution to a design defect? "exchange affected cameras regardless of the warranty status". Other companies listening?
I think Canon is doing this due to increased stiff competition, it's do or die.
CameraLabTester: Canon... tsk tsk tsk
Just STOP using cheap malleable plastics for your cogs in the lenses.
Your newest EF-S 18-55 IS II lens is also one of those...
They don't make them like they used to， that‘s for sure。
Plastek: This camera looks like design fail of early '90s. No thanks, I'll stick to something less ugly.
he wants something pretty to hang around his neck， regardless it works or not。
Aero Windwalker: I think most users would rather seeing a 24mm-70mm f/2.8 to f/4 lens on its body.
nah, why such a short range? i think most would prefer 11mm to 1001mm f1.1
srados: on my shopping list by the end of this year...
by the end of this year, there will most likely be a new model with improvements, which one will you get then?
Fred Briggs: I think this is an attempt by Canon to see if they can compete with the growing CSC (Compact System Camera) sector, but without the duplication of effort needed to develop a new line of interchangeable lenses alongside the EF and EF-S ranges. I suspect they are also reluctant to compete with their own low end DSLR range, though if they don't someone else will.
Although this may attract some compact camera upgraders despite the significantly greater size, I don't think it will succeed in competing head-on with CSCs. For people who want most of the advantages of a DSLR (including the flexibility of interchangeable lenses), but less of the bulk, the GX1 has too many compromises and is not much smaller than a CSC.
As one of the apparent target market - 5D II owner with a need for a smaller lighter alternative for specific types of use, I have everything I need with a Samsung N11 and a couple of lenses, and for a lower cost than the G1X.
you are comparing Canon to Samsung, pretty much like comparing apples to oranges, heh~
Franka T.L.: I think Canon had taken the large sensor size too much into this formula while trying to hard to stay true within th G series. For a camera aimed at dedicated hobbyist there is too many design in compromise. Like Nikon, it seems Canon , right here, is also reluctant to turn the table on themselves ( upon their entry level or even 2nd tier DSLR )
of course they would not turn the table on themselves, if they do, that would akin to committing hara-kiri.