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...
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 ?
anyone seen Canikon ? are they still around ?
ThePhilips: A mirrorless without PDAF in this age??
why ?A NEX-like Leica costing 3 times as much as a NEX is just as ridiculous as a VW Polo-like Ferrari selling for $70k.
@Richard, every 40 years old car is considered "a classic" and has more value that it had when it was manufactured
if Ferrari made a 3 cylinder 1.2l "budget" car, nobody would complain that it does not have a flappy paddle gearbox. Everybody would just have a laugh and move on.And that's exactly what's going to happen with this camera.
Joachim Gerstl: Leica goes Hasselblad.
Looks like an overpriced NEX 3 to me. But I guess I'm just ignorant.
..and they didn't even bother adding those terrible wooden grips... seriously, how are they expecting to sell this ?
straylightrun: $1000 for a 70-300 telephoto lens.....?
please use a low-pass filter next time, I'm seeing Moire in your post
Just a Photographer: Why should we still use Eye-Fi cards now in most places we can use a 4G network?
Next to that in todays world not only your phone has wifi already, but most (consumer) camera's have wifi too.
Few years ago these cards came in handy, but nowadays aren't these eye-fi card mostly redundant? Its only a matter of time before Eye-fi will be out of business.
these cards were pretty much useless even back then..Most people don't have a studio, so they don't need to review low-res images on a tablet/PC after each shot.And these cards are useless for transferring full resolution pictures, not to mention RAWs. The abysmal maximum transfer speeds of 1.5MB/s make this just a toy, really.
RichRMA: Ferrari licensed their name to a number of companies, including William Optics a Taiwanese telescope company. I would like to know exactly what changes Hasselblad made to the 99.
did Ferrari sell a rebadged KIA ?
Zoron: I am planning to get one....anybody else in dpreview?
no, you're alone
sebastian huvenaars: Imagine the new CEO of Ferrari opting to buy up some Toyota's, fit them with seat made of cherry wood and a ferrari badge and sell them for lunar amounts of money...
This is what happened to Hassy passed period lol, it would be comical if it wasn't so sad.
Ah well, no more of that :)
In case of Aston-Martin, they were just mocking the bureaucrats in Brussels:"The Aston Martin Cygnet is a 3-door hatchback marketed by Aston Martin beginning with model year 2011 as a rebadged variant of the Toyota iQ. The Cygnet enables Aston Martin to comply with the European Union–imposed fleet average emissions regulations taking effect in 2012"
Joachim Gerstl: the lunatic left!
you surely meant "ruining the company"
Carlos Ocando: If LR runs slow on a Mac or a PC, then I wonder how will it run on a tablet?, and why would anyone do color correction in such a small screen that has a color space smaller than sRGB?
it's not going to have all the features of the big LR obviously.. maybe it won't even handle RAW :)
David Hull: The typical price for a high quality APP in the iPad is $10-$15 period. Adobe wants to charge 10-12 times that in perpetuity? I think that if Adobe really wants to increase their profitability, they should start packaging and selling whatever it is that they are smoking.
maybe you get a free iPad with that Adobe subscription...
BarnET: I have an challenge for everyone mocked this canon n100Find an compact that was released this CES that has better image quality.And the x100s is excluded for just being an fancy makeover.
the point was - there have been better cameras already on the market 2-3 years ago
wlad: Is there some sort of competition between Nikon and Canon in who can come up with the most ridiculous product that sells the least units ?If Cannon & Nikon really want to lose market share and become irrelevant, they both are doing a great job.
Seriously - what were the last exciting products these two have released ?You know it's bad, when Sigma makes more exciting lenses (Art), and Sony makes more exciting cameras (A7/R, RX100 etc).
No, this illustrates that DSLRs did not grow either.But nothing has fallen as hard, as P&S by 48% in 2013:
justmeMN: Compact camera sales are rapidly declining, so Canon decided to try to increase sales with a unique feature. The camera may, or may not, be a sales success, but at least Canon is trying new things.
It wasn't a hyperbole - this camera is without any exaggeration EXACTLY as useful for the preservation of a product in the market, as that telegraph receiver with added LED diodes.But please, if Canon pays you for astroturfing like Sdaniella, get back to us in 1 year with sales figures for this ridiculous camera.
oh, and btw, one of the definitions of sarcasm:1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain