On first glance, this seems to tick almost all of boxes for what I've always wanted in a high-end compact!! I will definitely be getting one once it's released in March here in NZ. The X20's good looks make the RX100, XZ-2 and G15 look like primates!!
marike6: From DPR X20 Preview Conclusion, reference to the G15 and XZ-2 the author writes:
"But there's every reason to believe the X20 will be able to hold its own in such exalted company, and we're very much looking forward to getting our hands on a reviewable camera to find out.
I know DPR likes the G15 and XZ-2, but this statement is puzzling. Why would the X20 merely "hold it's own" against these two 1/1.7" cameras?
The X10 already beats them for high ISO, color depth, DR. The new X20 with it's 2/3" X-Trans sensor, no OPLF, PDAF, OVF with shooting data, 1080p60 at 36 mbps, peaking, should not only exceed the performance of the G15 and XZ-2, but may even challenge the RX100 for IQ, AF and handling.
In other words, the cameras with the Sony 1/1.7" sensor (XZ-2, MX-1, G15, P7700) have good IQ but the larger sensor X20 should have no problem exceeding their output.
I really like the Pentax MX-1 a lot. But knowing the X20 will likely have better IQ and handling, I ordered the X20.
Sorry Andy, I think you lost that round. I agree with marike6.
@ Tudor - thanks! I get the impression that Flickr have opted to implement changes gradually. It's OK for now but the whole thing does need to be refreshed.
OK but wasn't FLICKR going to upgrade its website and streamline user interface etc? Is this put on hold? Does anyone know?
Haven't seen anything yet. I am expecting big things!!