rallyfan: At the end of the day it's about clicks. People love to buy Canons, and conveniently, Amazon sells Canons. Match made in heaven, and the faster the review is posted the faster money changes hands.
Shame about Pentax though.
> I think we can agree that there's little ambiguity over the> validity of the statement '81 is more than 76', is there?
You underestimate a certain class of visitor to this site!
Black is white, high is low, gold is a secret DP Review slur against Pentax, Amazon has kidnapped your children and ordered you to review Canons first because somehow that's the only brand of camera they're willing to sell despite pretending to offer other brands, and the Pentax K5II out-resolves a Nikon D800 with both hands tied behind its back.
It's obvious. Now where did I put my collection of tinfoil hats?
Thanks for this review Barney. Can't wait to see the multi-phone comparison.
NeilBart: Thanks for an informative review DPR.
The camera world has changed. The viewing of images in Albums on the iPad and at Flickr and similar sites has overtaken the old family photo album. The 8 by 10 inch print for a photo frame is no longer a test of a family cameras competence. If the Smartphone camera is a bit slow for action, then turn on the video on the Smartphone for the magic moments. These are the facts of life for family photography in the digital age of converged devices.
And the web is replacing colour print magazines with lower quality images at 72 rather than 300 dpi suitable; indeed 72 dpi is the standard. Location opportunity will continue to produce the best images for 24 hour news on the web.
Another area where the Smartphone camera is proving a winner is the capture of images alongside text for business use in home inspections, asset tracking, safety audits and many other applications. Check out Mobile Data Studio for that use at http://www.creativitycorp.com
> And the web is replacing colour print magazines with> lower quality images at 72 rather than 300 dpi suitable;> indeed 72 dpi is the standard.
Unless the photo is being viewed on a recent smartphone or tablet. The iPhone 5's own screen delivers > 300pdi for example.
wootpile: It's a G12.. a camera that came out in 2010 and weighs less. Good to see Nikon still in the enthusiast compact camera area but if they have decided to go with 1 inch sensor (as in J1)... where is it? small sensor is not very "enthusiast" any more. 2010 standards.
APart from that, the design, flipscreen, exterior buttons, everything is great.
This is what Nikon should have used their 1 inch sensor in - it would have been a killer!
I agree with you.
Nikon's seeming inability to imagine that an enthusiast might be interested in buying a highly portable camera that contained their 1" sensor, had a fixed lens and proper controls shows just how poor their product development teams are.