lorenzo de medici: This looks like a great camera. I don't like the current trend of putting old fashioned round dials on the tops of cameras. The old round dials 30 years ago were mechanical devices. These are just pointless imitations, all the workings are electronic. Ergonomics should take priority over fashion in a serious camera. I can easily adjust aperture, ISO, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, and focus mode on my Nikon D600 without taking my eye from the viewfinder. And there are no odd bumps between my finger and the shutter button.
lorenzo - the huge number of X units that Fuji has shifted would suggest you might be a little off centre with your thoughts. I personally love the simplicity of a dial and the fact you can look at and even set major functions without the need to switch it on. My Nikon/Pentax gear is going up for sale and I'll finally be switching to this system.
I can't see a control dial, how does one go about changing shutter speeds/apertures etc?
Sam Carriere: This is all pretty irrelevant. Photographers use cameras, not phones. And to everyone who wants to show me a superb picture taken with a phone, all I can say is "Just think what that person might have done with a real camera."
black pearl: Samsung are sending me one for free to use as a personal camera and to help get myself and my staff familiar with it so we can easily answer customers questions about the device and it features. Personally I'm excited with the concept - a decent P&S compact that you can immediately edit and share images with. No need for a tablet or a laptop, a huge choice of apps and a web browser. Could end up being the perfect day-to-day camera.
I work in Photography Retail and you'll have to give me a few days of playing with it before I can answer that.It will never replace my Nikon DSLR outfit or my iPhone 5 for that matter as its both too small and limited and yet too big to carry at all times but I can see it replacing my current zoom compact.
Camediadude: Nice job, Nikon. I like that more built-in EVF mirrorless models are slowly coming out, but it is a shame that the first models of compact system cams of the past years, from across the range of makes, almost invariably seemed to lack an EVF. I bet that those other stunted mirrorless models eventually did not sell as well as their manufacturers had hoped, and so the leadership of each company finally decided to get their heads out of their orfices (albeit slowly) and start to listen to their customer base.
Also, A quick glance at the comments below shows me that many seem to be concerned with the camera's aesthetics. Honestly guys, who gives a rat's behind about how the body looks? Sheesh, as long as it WORKS right, then I am a happy camper. I care infinitely more about function than I do about form, and it looks to me, to a degree, like Nikon does too in this case, which I commend them for. Bravo. I hope that Olympus, Canon and the others can get the hint as well. No EVF, no deal.
The SX50HS has a 1/2.3" sensor not a 1" sensor like the 1 Series.
Samsung are sending me one for free to use as a personal camera and to help get myself and my staff familiar with it so we can easily answer customers questions about the device and it features. Personally I'm excited with the concept - a decent P&S compact that you can immediately edit and share images with. No need for a tablet or a laptop, a huge choice of apps and a web browser. Could end up being the perfect day-to-day camera.