It seems like many are not happy with the ability to shoot RAW….for me that's not that big of a deal since I would never be using this as my main camera that I had to pay my bills with. But for a cool massive file upgrade I can have for my iPhone5S I would be TOTALLY content with 20MP inch sensor jpgs. What really is something that would be rough to live with is NO burst rate. Not having the ability to take more than one shot at a time would mean missing many images here in Hawaii for me such as waves and moments that a burst rate comes in handy for. The RX100 has a burst rate of 10fps and not sure why this QX100 can't too. I am SOOOO close to ordering on B&H, but still holding off reading reviews and also spending another $600 after I get a spare battery and that case and shipping to Hawaii. Aloha and Sony get the burst mode going already!!!!! :)
Jake64: What is this compulsion to immediately share photos of lattes and fancy dinners to a hoard of people that probably don't give a crap?
Yes I too actually enjoy taking pictures and sharing them as they are pertinent and current and locking in an actual quality file as opposed to only having my iPhone5S files. And speak for yourself….I live Hawaii and am in paradise 24/7/365 so I have stunning moments revealing them my way constantly and love using my iPhone as a go to device as well as my D4 and D800 and others I shoot with as well. I want to purchase this SOOO badly also wanting to love it, but really can't believe there is no burst rate and taking one pic at a time when wanting to shoot waves and motion bums me out! The RX has a burst rate of 10fps and would be absolutely sold if the QX100 did too. RAW of course would be the cherry on top, but could live with high quality jpgs shooting with this and my iPhone. I used one once for only a few shots and could tell it was pretty damn amazing for the picture quality. Aloha
I am going to buy this just because I have been buying and using religiously G series cameras since the G9 and love them for what they are.....they one thing I cannot stand is Canon going with a pop up flash! For me it is simply one more thing to get broken and break and a pain in the butt compared to having a flash built in ready to go in the previous versions. I would be curious to hear what their reason was for doing this, but unless it was out of necessity due to having limited room or something for the new sensor they f#$ked up in my opinion. My Panasonic LX5 for example always has the flash getting accidentally popped up when pulling out of its little carrying case...as I said one more moving part ready to get ripped off or break. Lame!