panoviews: I would buy a Nokia with a plain Android OS and the possibility to root the device - but never with a Windows OS.
It's not what Baily says that matters, it's what people are ready to believe. If you are influenced by 'famous' people, then Nokia are happy.
solarider: It would be interesting to know what size/type is the imaging sensor, megapixels don't exactly say much.
Well the camera hasn't been tested yet, but going by the reactions of people here, good job it hasn' got the Pentax brand on it!
johnami: I don't have the the time to read everything, so please excuse me if I'm repeating something, but how does the image quality of these 'tough' photoboxes compare to your average smart phone?
Thanks guys. My question concerned normal photographic situations of course. I don't normally take my mobile swimming which is a good idea since I can't swim very well. You could compare me to a submarine, except I would probably stay under. But it is good to know that the quality of these cameras is on the whole better than smarts, considering that for a lot people their mobile is their only 'camera'...
I don't have the the time to read everything, so please excuse me if I'm repeating something, but how does the image quality of these 'tough' photoboxes compare to your average smart phone?
Considering how many people read this site in continental europe, it's a pity you can't give prices in euros as well..............................Think international if you want to be international........
Just to add my most valued comments to this 'poll'which as some have said is a waste of space.The best camera of 2012 is the only one I bought in 2012, the Sony RX100!But I'm sure the other 'boxes' are also very decent machines, simply I don't have the money or time to buy and try.All I do know is that taking a picture today is about being at the right place at the right moment. Capturing the light when it is right. This can be done with any modern camera plus mobile phones.
So keep your eyes open and look for that moment no matter what your poison is..................PS 2013 should be a big year for Pentax.PPS Season greetings and atb for 2013. ;)