zettlers: This one is not for me so I hate it and expect everyone else to do the same!
a microSD -> SD card adapter is usually bundled together with a microSD card, that's not the issue here. The problem is that microSD cards are very awkward to remove and reinsert - because of their size, you often have to use the tip of your nail to push the card deep enough into the slot.MicroSD cards were never meant to be removed from their slot that often.
Sonyshine: A brilliant little action and wildlife camera from Nikon. I really , really want one!
Why is the EVF a separate extra?What on earth were they thinking of with Micro SD cards?
The retail price is hysterically funny - no way will I pay anything near what they want for this camera when my V1 can do most of the things the V3 can do.
I still think this camera is a (potential) winner but Nikon's marketing department need to take a long walk off a short pier...
@Wu Jiaqiu - in my case - "pocketability" - if a camera doesn't fit in my jacket pocket without impairing my comfort, it's too big to be considered a carry everywhere camera. If I need to take a camera bag with a shoulder strap, I might as well take my DSLR instead.I only take my J1 to the beach or areas with higher risk of damage/theft.
Every photographer likes to take and show pictures, that's actually the definition of a photographer. People who don't care about RAW, also don't care about spending 3 times the money over a J1/J2/J3/S1/S2/etc, since they don't get anything significant in return.
I don't dictate anything. It's pretty much common sense that less buttons and controls = camera for beginners, more control options = camera aimed for more advanced shooters.
But you are right about one thing - this POS does not appeal even to those very shooters, that Nikon tried to target with it.
aandeg: Well dpreview does better at hosting trolls than reviewing cameras. At least your good at something!
Camera is not for me and I am a N1 user. Missed the mark as does those fiddly and over priced MFT cameras. Though for them it seems being overpriced is a positive.
which 5 generations old APS-C Nikon outperforms the OMD EM1 ?
Kipplemaster: Could DPReview please start listing lack of USB charging a a con rather than the current practice of listing "lack of included charger" as a con for cameras with have the advantage of USB charging. Particularly for cameras which might be used for travel, for those of use who are not fans of packing random proprietary massive plastic accessories USB charging is a major plus.
@Kipplemaster - every Li-ion battery is a fire hazard - basically every single cellphone model has documented (although rare) cases of battery melting while charging - search for yourself. That's why you should NEVER leave a Li-ion battery in a charger unattended.
I would rather have the battery melt a $50 charger than a $2500 camera.
Those users who would never take the card out of the camera are exactly those clueless newbies who bought the wrong camera.
This is supossed to be an "enthusiast" camera. Meaning RAW. And since the high FPS/fast AF is the only selling point of this camera, that means LOTS of RAWs. And 200-300 MB per minute of video footage.
Not many users will want to waste the camera battery transferring photos/videos over the slow USB2 connection.
My J1 is large, that's why I'm selling my Nikon 1 gear (10-30mm, 30-110mm and 18.5) and moving to RX100 mark3 - as soon as the price drops
the problem is that a 5 generations old MFT camera still outperforms the latest generation Nikon 1 sensor...
CameraLabTester: DPReview Quote:
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"HIGH PRICE TAG"
If only Nee Con listened to those 3 words, they would be better off.
But nah... Nee CON.
..it's a tradition that defines the product line - remember V1, V2 ?
using a $2500 camera as a dumb $20 battery charger is something most people are probably not really that comfortable with..
you know, we're dealing with unstable Li-ion batteries that can easily catch fire when something goes wrong while charging...
USB charging makes sense for smartphones and toy cameras with built-in battery only. It's pretty much useless (takes forever) for charging high capacity batteries in real cameras.
mwstebbins: I believe that's it's unfair to criticize this camera for "Uses micoSD cards (easy to lose)" I welcome the smaller size if it means a smaller/lighter camera.
What I want in these new cameras is USB 3. m2cw
Q: does the microSD card really make the camera smaller ?A: no, it doesn't - there are smaller cameras that use full size SD already on the market
I don't care about USB connectors on a camera - I have NEVER used them. What *I* want is a standalone charger, so if a camera doesn't come with one, that means I'll have to pay additional $50-60 for a charger. That's definitely a con.USB charging is a meh.
Danny: Very beautiful, but these kind of images could have been done much easier imho, studio shots with some wind and wires, then post processing, if done well no-one will ever tell the difference.
@Ollie 2 - absolutely !http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/cgi-artworks-that-look-like-photographs/
Digital Suicide: Man, this camera really must give a lot attendance (click ratio) for the DPR site. No mentioning 2.2K + comments. Advertising department must be very pleased with that.I think that's why we see it's review pages as a separate news everyday...
There you go.But the point is that the difference in IQ between a RX100 and a Canon G1X is pretty much irrelevant to most people. I would take the pocketable camera over that bulky Canon anytime. And judging by the comments and the interest of people, nobody gives a damn about the Canon, but the RX100 series are really popular.
umm, no.. if I wanted a large G1X sized camera, I would buy m43 instead
maybe it has something to do with the fact that it's the ultimate pocketable P&S that everybody wants..
gmke: I think my initial enthusiasm for this new one-inch camera was very high. I always feel great about fast lenses because they allow you to step away from ISO settings that require heavy noise reduction. The game is an old one. Several entries in the two-third inch category effectively ply this trade, the likes of Canon G10-G16, Olympus XZ-1,2 and Stylus 1, and so on. Out to 400 ISO, the two thirds sensor performs nicely. The best APS-C and FourThirds cameras, nail 1600 ISO and are not shabby at 3200 ISO, That is a 3-stop advantage over two-thirds. With one-inch in the middle (three thirds) you might reasonably expect an advantage of 1-1/2 stops, which seems to be the case, good performance out to 1200 ISO. With the fast lens, the recipe works. The $800 price begs the question of value, however. You get a lot of camera in a small package, and maybe that is the point.
The absence of a hotshoe might be a deal breaker only to those, who already own a collection of Sony gear.Most of the Canon/Nikon/Olympus/Fuji/etc shooters that buy a RX100 will never buy a proprietary Sony flashgun just for this single P&S camera. I'll take an EVF over a hotshoe anytime.
wlad: anyone seen Canikon ? are they still around ?
right, nikon released a J4 and S2 lately....
..or the 400mm f2.8, right, but that gear is not for the masses. A small fullframe mirrorless camera is.
AdamT: if its BETTER glass it`ll be superb - the "old" slow lens was loaded with CA , wasn`t sharp at the long end further than backyard distances and was troublesome to get the edges sharp (it also failed to realise the potential of the sensor) . hopefully the new lens will fix this
given how the old lens was supposedly crap, it's strange that the RX100's have been such a huge success, don't you think ?