Thank you for a wonderful and interesting view at the history of Nikon's venture into the painful transition into the digital realm.
thielges: I think that the title should read "CMOS *Image Sensor* Inventor..." CMOS itself (as a platform for digital logic) was invented back in the 1960s by Frank Wanlass.
Who are you people. Get over it.
roblarosa: Aww... still no zoom? Not even a little 2.1x 24-50mm? Boo.
Let this camera have its niche. If you want to change it, buy something else and quit trying to add junk to the GRD.
Narupol: "30fps VGA video capture"...
Ricoh, please do something better or do nothing.
Yes, please stop trying to make a camera for everyone. The GRD4 is good but keep it a stills camera.
Nuno Souto: Oh look! A digital Auto110!Next...
This is going to be great. I'm buying into it because it is different and interesting. I have all the Lumix stuff and I love it, but this is new and exciting. I will wait for price drops and who knows by launch time it may improve. I'm waiting for the improved version of the x100, so I could be waiting awhile for the proper Q. But the idea is awesome, and I don't want to see a cheap build. I want hard core serious build, industrial standards that Pentax is known for. Give it a break, and let them have their cult/niche market. I may fly, with improvements, it could really soar.