Mirrorless enthusiasts contend that it's costs less to manufacture a mirrorless camera than it does a DSLR. That doesn't seem to be reflected in the "launch prices" of mirrorless cameras, certainly not this one.
Oh no, the dreaded Participation Ribbon rather than an Award. :-)
In the past, Nikon had a huge overproduction/oversupply of Nikon 1s, so it's understandable that they would err on the side of caution.
On the other hand, being consistently wrong in demand forecasting doesn't exactly maximize profits.
I'm skeptical of pancake zooms, because they tend to sacrifice quality for compactness. (e.g. Sony) Hopefully, this one is good.
wetsleet: I'm constantly amused by so many armchair experts pontificating to whichever manufacturer how to fix their cameras and pricing to make them sell, and then just carry on with their mantra regardless when, guess what, the camera sells as-is, due - but of course - to a gullible public who sadly lack the archair experts' expertise and tragically don't realise that they should be buying a different camera at a different price.
@wetsleet Nikon management is doing such a "great" job, that the one year return on their stock is currently -32.72%, according to Bloomberg.
They should apologize for the US$1,199.95 suggested retail price, for a camera with a 1" sensor.
A USA First Impression would be a "gasp!" at the $1,199.95 kit price here, for a camera with a 1" sensor.
I suspect that the Nikon 1 V3 has a much better kit lens than the Sony a6000. It wouldn't take much...
It should also get an Award for Worst Kit Lens. :-)
A bankrupt brand with no credibility in the current digital camera marketplace.
DPR: "We've tended to find this noise reduction can be rather heavy-handed, even in the 'low' setting, sometimes misidentifying low-contrast detail and blurring it away."
The USA is where mirrorless cameras (all brands) come to die and be dumped at deep discounts, so it's hard to blame Canon for not making current EOS M bodies and lenses available here.
Perhaps in the future, they will try again...
Big camera: 17% wider and 9% taller than a Canon SL1 /100D DSLR.
DPR: "dramatic styling"
"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason” - Jerry Seinfeld
DPR: "The a6000's kit lens isn't great from an image quality point of view, regularly producing images with very poor corners ..."
That's a significant flaw, that should have prevented it from getting a Gold Award.
DPR has been drinking too much Sony Kool-Aid. :-)
I'm unshocked by this announcement.
For comparison, the Canon SL1 /100D DSLR is 8% narrower, 5% shorter, (20% thicker), and weighs 7% less than the Samsung NX30.
So much for the size advantage of mirrorless, at least in this case.
US$999.99 (list price) for a Samsung brand camera? I don't think so.
The pop-up EVF is an interesting idea, but I wonder about its long-term reliability, in terms of continuing to go up and down.