I was surprised at the higher ISO image degradation compared to the E-M5. The difference between the two is noticeable beginning at ISO 3,200 in the test images. At ISO 12,800 all of the cameras images were equally bad.
Lightime81: Maybe the best part of this is that I got a snail-mailed letter about this from Adobe offering me a free year's credit monitoring with... wait for it... Experian! I don't know if anyone's familiar, but I read a story last week about how Experian had been fooled into selling data to a credit theft organization! I admit freely I did not completely understand the article, nor was I that sure about the source (Krebs On Security), so this article could be all wrong, or old news, but there you go.
Sweet! A year of free Experian, which no doubt when the year expires and I forget about it, will start charging me a monthly fee.
And they want your full SSAN. I wonder how secure their server may be. That is why I decided, along with my bank, to simply cancel the card and change numbers.
drdancm: I'm currently still on hold with Experian who is the provider for the complementary 1 yr credit monitoring. This is the fourth time I am on the phone with them and they are still unable to get me to login under my newly created account, at protectmyid.com.
I have wasted at least 4 hrs on the computer and on the phone. It has been 3 days that I have been unable to get the account working. I spoke with 3 different very nice reps who have done all they know to fix the problem but I still get the same message that my login is unsuccessful and I need to either e-mail support or call them at the provided phone number.
I spoke with my bank and we decided to cancel my card and have a new one with a different number be issued. I am still trying to see if Adobe will do something about providing an alternate means of payment that does not involve leaving a credit card number on their server. We shall see.
EDWARD ARTISTE: Canon just got served. Look at that base price for the body. WOWO.
Seriously contemplating going Canon + Nikon...who the f wants to wait months for an overpriced, feature cut 70d.
Oh, one more thing- Nikon has raised prices in the past before a launch. With the reaction this cam is going to get, its always a possibility.
Good show, nikon.
The body looks to be hardly changed from the D 7000 which is not all bad, but I am disappointed that Nikon have not taken the opportunity to improve the ergonomics of the body and controls. Just because it is not a D4 does not mean that ergonomics should be overlooked.
I realize that a smaller body has fewer opportunities/places for dedicated controls, but I would very much like to see more direct controls.
I am still waiting for a D400. The D7100, though apparently a nice camera, is obviously not a D300s replacement. At $1,200 for the D 7100, there is still an open price point where the D300s replacement should sit.
Back to the subject of ergonomics, I am sorry to say that some of the Canon DX bodies I have handled have better shutter release placement than Nikon. The poor ergonomics contribute to camera movement during image capture and degrade image quality. Please make some changes, Nikon.
Ben O Connor: ... and sadly no wifi as well.
Well nikon, in this century, we have amazing electronic devices called: " cell phones " and we want to download an app via internet or store to control our cameras, not just to share images :(
I was so happy until 1 minutes ago. Where is the wifi seriously ?? (alright with additional gps, i also dont want to be tracked by anyone out of my permission. so its alright if there is not gps.... but where is wifi??)
Nikon could easily have incorporated Wi-Fi & GPS internally for very little cost...a whole lot less than they charge for the add-on which is at risk of catching on things and breaking the camera. At best, the add-on is an inelegant solution unworthy of what is supposed to be a high quality (though not "Pro") camera.
Banhmi: I think this camera is designed to (1) kill Leica and more importantly (2) get influential Leica and Canikon fanboys to see Sony as a true rival. Judging by the number of Leica comparisons below, it is already working. Effectively, the point is not to make money selling tons of RX1's, but to change the perception (and ultimately price!) of other Sony cameras by drawing comparison to the most prestigious of camera marques.
It seems to me that this is very much a beta release which came to market because Sony did not know which way to go and what to do in terms of features.
The "real" camera may appear as version 2 or even a different product altogether. That product should include a built-in EVF, interchangeable lenses and a number of other refinements.
As it is, this is a very disappointing release. Sony can not expect to sell many of these and needs to very carefully listen to consumer feedback if they ever hope to develop a product from this which has broad appeal.
Joe Ogiba: People keep talking about how small the old film SLRs were but they forget how much larger they were than todays DSLRs like the Pentax K-5 when you add the motor drive. Also with 128GB SDXC card you could shoot much more than the 750 shot bulk film back that was huge.
Photo OM-4 w/motor drive:http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2577/4349554310_99a8c2b8f5_b.jpg
250 bulk film back :http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/om2/images/250mmfilmbkzm.jpg
750 shot bulk film back :http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf2/motordrives/images/bulkfim750250.jpg
When the OM-1 was introduced there was substantial interest in it by the PJ community.
I carried an OM-1 with a wide angle, normal, and 75-150 zoom and it weighed less than an F2 when many others were hauling around an F2. There were worthwhile improvements through the OM-4 and then Olympus abandoned the system. In retrospect it makes the F2 seem the better choice.