Nice job, Nikon, for pushing the super zoom cam to the limit. But, for that price and size, I have Oly's EP2 with kit zoom lens which serves me very very well after 600+ beautiful shots over the long weekend. Not a moment do I feel the need of 300mm+ zoom.Oh well...
I'm not a Sony fan, not a big MegaPixel fan, and not a compact camera fan due to large hands and fingers, but I have to say this may be the best compact from Sony in years.I love the PSonic LX5 and Oly's XZ1 for their rather small size & manageable pixel count and fast lens. But, this RX100's image quality is excellent for a compact. I hope this 1" sensor is the start of many good things to come for compact camera.Really want to see the upcoming LX7 and ZX2 will adopt the 1" sensor, with 12~16MP and not more.
Funny. Many questioned the look of the camera. I actually like this unique look. 'Avant Garde' style! Images looks very good, too. But I really like to see BETTER sample photos. The sample photos are......yarn.....sleeeeepy.
I don't believe I actually read the whole review of this 18MP c$#*%p! Good to know DPR is reviewing it, amature bird photographers buying it, and enthusiastic readers comment on it, and Sony making it.
In this camera category, I would like to see the review of 12MP Fuji XS1. It has good useful range and bigger 2/3" sensor, which I think may produce better result than this.
DPR, if you can review Sony, why not Fuji? (or, if you can review this, why not the best/better ones in the category?)
Oly OM-D might have a company?!I like the OM-D's JPeg performance. But K-01's Raw at high ISO is a killer!
I guess I will stick with OM-D, because I am too busy shooting and too lazy to process images on computer.
pppp: My E-M5 vs my D700:
Thank you for the comparison. That D700 ($3000 near 4 years old) is a full-frame pro animal. (I used D300s and like it a lot!)OM-D is however almost 1/3 of the size and weight. Still waiting for my OM-D so I can do the same comparison.
@Marike6, Put on a good lens that D3200 body deserves may cost as much as OM-D, and weight twice as much!With the kit lens of OM-D, I believe it can capture pictures with 1~2 stops less than D3200 w/ its kit lens. Don't think D3200's ISO12800 image will be any better than OM-D at ISO3200.
Glad I paid a little more for the 16MP Oly OM-D w/ kit lens, which is about half the size and weight of this $699 Nikon.
Bravo, Jeff! I always like to see compact camera reviews, and DCR has more compact camera reviews than DPR. This COMPACT camera is a result of pixel count and long range lens war: 14MP + 24~480mm lens = poor IQ (although improved). Target for travelers like my Grandpa who don't really need long range and mega pixels.For that same price and size you can have 10MP 24~90mm Psonic LX5 which gives you much better image. Or pay a little more you get another fast 10MP 28~112m Oly XZ1.Look at page 8 and compare yourself.
The first photo w/ singer at stage is impressive: 38mm, f6.3 at ISO12,800!But my 12MP Oly EP2 with 17mm f2.8 pan lens ($700 total) can get that shot at ISO3200 with similar result.
The 16MP Panasonic G3 with a fixed pen lense may produce better results then this baby Nikon for nearly the same price.