Gothmoth: at least it will not cost an arm and a leg like canon latest cameras and lenses.....
You can't be fully sure about it.
Some of the readers would say "yawn", but... 5fps shooting is great, 39 AF points is great, advanced metering is great. But... I really miss a second Fn button, and possibility of depth of field preview.
And: a software problem with D5100: when I try to shoot in camera HDR, I must to swith IQ to only JPG... and when I finishes with HDR, no auto return to RAW+JPG. It is really frustrating when I notice that I haven't saved RAW images after a busy photo session with some pictures of in camera HDR.
I guess it is not corrected yet.
Overly sharpened - but aside of that, really nice.
If I hadn't bought the Nikon D5100, this would have been my choice. Outer design is very appealing, and the image stabilizer is awesome along with the image quality.
toomanycanons: My D5100 stayed with the big boys up to ISO 3200.
In two or maybe three weeks, I'm going for one. For a D5100. I love it even it's not in my hands yet.
Very nice ;)
Solarcoaster: What exactly is wrong with this camera? Not exactly groundbreaking but it seems comparable to some travel zoom compacts offered by other brands. The zoom range is ideal imo. Aperture is a little slow but the premium auto mode might be interesting. Overall it could be a decent competitor if it's priced right.
At the 'new age' of quasi-nano sized pixels, there are more noise in these pixels than photon, even at base ISO settings.High speed and such extras cannot be enjoyed, while even ISO 200 pictures are detail-less smudges, I think.
kevinschoenmakers: Casio, just give up already. This businessplan is dying.
With these specs, it would be far better:- 8 megapixel- sensor size like 10.4×7.8mm- 8× optical zoom from 24mm eq. focus- f/2,7-f/4,5 instead of f/3,0-f/5,9
These don't require much more bulk to accomplish, I think.