I had the original DSC 100 and was happy with it until the day a dust particle got on the sensor and that dreaded black dot appeared on each photo I took. A few months later I some how managed to drop the thing into a puddle of water. Result, circuit board damage, repair cost higher than the value of the camera.
I wouldn't buy the RX100 IV if you tend to put the pocket camera in your pocket and in all terrain situations. If they could give the body some form of all weather treatment I might think again. I still have a Panasonic LX3 which has seen all sorts of situations. No sensor dust and still going strong. Ok no puddles, but rain and wind.
SnakePlissken: Great looking camera and spec. But will it sell? And who will stock it? I have never seen a Pentax DSLR ever and living and working in central London means I see 100s of cameras on the street, tube, museums, galleries etc ever week. I have never seen one for sale in big retailers like Calumet or John Lewis either. I hope it does well as the consumer benefits from choice and Pentax / Ricoh is a great, almost left-field, option to the big guns.
This place is so funny............:-D
I really don't understand this type of photobox. The image quality when zooming just won't be good, but then maybe this model isn't for people who take photos.
RPJG: "These are sh1te and I could do better" coming in 1... 2... 3...
The colour of money. £10 to enter up to 4 photos in a category. Another category, another £10.......... I am not very competition as far as art is concerned. There are so many wonderful images taken every day by ordinary people. Some nice colours but as usual it's all subjective............
ZeneticX: OMFG those are fracking huge lenses.... ops sorry wrong topic
People here wanted FF and now they have FF coming with FF lenses. Big is beautiful but heavy and solid. And these babies look solid hence the solid prices. I hope they deliver solid performance. But will I buy one? Well all depends on the performance of the eventual Pentax PKR 15. It will have to be really good to replace my K3 which is a really fine photobox in all aspects.
Sun setting between cloudy sky and horizon 31/12/14 on the plain of Alsace, France. my-best-shot-2014.............................................eg:
Here we go again. I still haven't got used to using all the bits and pieces of 12. I'm still learning and no doubt the pop up windows will appear pushing me to 'update to 13'.But this time it will be no, simply because the update price really is asking too much for people in my situation. I updated to 12 end of April 2014. Adobe you have a lot of loyal customers who pay for your stuff, don't push them away........... :(
johnami: Haven't talk to anyone on the Ricoh stand about future projets?
All they can do is hum and haw about it and in different ways to different people. Then they expose lengths of tubes which are supposed to be prototypes for a possible FF body but they are looking further into future market conditions..........it's follow the yellow brick road stuff..........it might lead you to your desired wish but nobody really knows yet.....!!I can understand why certain are pulling their hair out. It's really exciting fiction......Bon assez, that means right enough. Time to look for the light. Great it's raining again. Cheese....
DPR is a rumour site? :) In the forum there is a rumour section where rumours are repeated, discussed and perhaps spread. Here we are talking about the biggest photographic show in the world. You get what you see. The Ricoh stand wasn't without interest considering it features the recently released 645DZ and the updated Q. The new KS is also interesting if not from a design point of view. But it's clean that ever lasting FF hen saga was expected to finally lay an egg in the form of a Pentaxi FF. I get the impression that there is a mass of Pentax users who really want this and are just holding on to lenses in order to finally satisfy their frustrations. It isn't really about photography, it's something else. I really don't understand why RICOH don't just come clean and say yes or no to the question..
Thank you Jeff. What's the point of talking about things which are not real..............too much fairy dust in the air.
Haven't talk to anyone on the Ricoh stand about future projets?
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. ;)