Buying this camera is just like adopting a kid for those who don't bear.
What is this camera? Most stupid and retarded design. Garbage.
Impressive camera. But the lens exterior design looks disgusting. The lens appears like a tilted barrel. You know we hate barrel anything on a lens. Not slim or good looking. Maybe the designer is just too much overweighted.
Until Panasonic gets rid of that tumor shaped grip, I am not going to buy it.Another failed design.
magnumgf: Interesting. People are saying this is bad/terrible. What do those same people think of the Nikon V1 then? The Samsung stands head and shoulders above that thing...
Indeed. Anyone that wants a camera will first check the price, even those Nikon fanboys. Or Nikon just wants to use and rip off their fanboys.
Nice shot and beautiful model.
No matter what to don, you can not change the quirky characters of this cam.
No matter you like this review and the actual camera itself, B&H has now run out of stock of SONY HX100V.
Dear DPR audience:What do you say about HX100V against NIKON P500?
sfseng: When Sony announced 12 fps, 24mp, HD Autofocus video mode camera ppl said nah~we don't need that! but when Canon announced 12 fps 18mp camera, handofocus (manual focus) HD video mode camera with 5x price of Sony ppl said wow that's the monster! what a brand bias......
Because they have no brain.
tkbslc: Looks pretty good, but let's remember this is a $750 lens on a $800 camera.
My goodness. $750 + $ 800 = ? $1550.00 !!A SONY A77 or Canon 7D = $1400.00. A77 and 7D or Nikon's own D300s all are well below $1550. So why bother with this toy camera?INSANE!
HowaboutRAW: Oh great--irony--softcore books reviewed by dpreview.
jimread's view is correct. Or you are not able to memorize so many poses.
aljudy: Somehow this is becoming a little insane. A fixed lens camera for $600 is a bargain! I must be in some other universe of camera owners... Al
Given the Olympus E-PL3 comes at CAD599.99 at retailer of Blacks Photography, I don't intend to pay 600 dollars for a fixed lens camera. And I have the choice of lot of lens choices to play with. The Panasonic G2 body is only at USD300.00.
Theelderkeynes: A price of $500 over there they translate to £450 here, interesting given the pound at 1.55 dollars. Or is it just greed?
These cameras cost well below USD100.00.Not only are the manufacturers insatiable, but the retailers are too.I found that for anything that a retailer sells, they can sell it at 1/3 of their price and still makes money.
Stupid looking camera. Canon should buy a SONY camera and study it carefully. No characteristic camera, one after another.
I think the very first people who buy these mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are those who read and participate in this website other than compact updaters. 9 out 10 people who bought M4/3 or Nex's must have bought serious DSLR's. Those who are not interested in photography won't bother with these mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.
solsang: I think this could replace my lx5 for the very fast af alone, and better iq, have been waiting for this pixeldensity ever since the f31fd!
This fills the obvious lack between the m43 and compacts, why make a small body when you need bulky lenses?
Although the gf3 or ep mini with the 14-42 gx lens would make smaller combined size, the j1 and v1 could be competitors if the price is right
One camera type is missing: a big sensor, fixed zoom lens (for those who dont want to change lenses yet still want decent iq, the closest will be s100)
Agree. Unfortunately the price of the Nikon 1 isn't right, and it won't be any near competitor to M4/3 and NEX's.
I don't know why Sony didn't take their excellent R1 further. That camera has a large sensor and amazing Zeiss lens.
FujiFilm's bridge cameras were distinguish. How amazing their S5000Z, S7000 (2003), S9100 used to be!. After S100fs and S200EXR, FujiFilm seemed to take the path backwards. Now I no longer look at their offerings.
Another ugly and disappointing design. Sign.