Yup - evil Google... Since they've acquired Nik Software they've made the mobile Snapseed available to a much wider audience for free!!! and discontinued a desktop app that was inferior to to it's competitors and didn't have much usage...
RStyga: How much smaller *really* this $1100 camera is it to a ~$350 Olympus E-PM1 with a Panasonic 14mm (28mm equiv.) F2.5 pancake? Or, to have a resolution parity, to an Olympus E-PM2 with a Panasonic 14mm F2.5 pancake? And how fast does it focus? I know the PMx+14mm combo focuses practically instantaneously (~<0.15"). One has to be desperate to have the alleged high-ISO IQ advantage of the Nikon and external controls to justify the pronounced extra cost.
It's only a couple of millimeters bigger than a GRD with a sensor that's twice the size of a MFT camera. There is nothing quite like it on the market, It's a technical marvel.
Fletch50mm: It's freaking tiny... Nearly Pentax Q small without a lens.
Comparisons to GR, Cannon S, Panny LX, Leica Digilux, Sony RX100 etc. are far more appropriate than all this rambling about NEX, Fuji, MFT...
There isn't anything on the market quite like this. It's a truly pocket-able aps-c camera.
It's not pocket-able - the lens is too deep.
But the lens protrudes on the PM1. It's not jeans pocket-able.
Edgar_in_Indy: Is it true that there's no Shake Reduction???
The focal length is 18.5mm... it doesn't really need it and would increase size and... ehm cost!
It's pocket-able - nothing you mention is
It's freaking tiny... Nearly Pentax Q small without a lens.
Tommygun45: "Coolpix" and "$1100" should not ever be in the same story.
This camera is about $500 over priced. And learn from your competitors. Get a new name. Its the Sony Nex. Not the Sony Cybershot 7. Its the EOS M, not the Cybershot M. If you are going to introduce a new line of camera that is 4x the price of your already inflated compact line you need a new name.
How about the flagship Sony *Cyber-shot* DSC-RX1
I've really enjoyed using the camera in the past few months. Some sample images here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/f_l_e_t_c_h/sets/72157631812572248/
peterwr: A quick question I've never managed to get an answer to: does anyone here know, officially how come Zeiss don't make these manual lenses for Sony cameras? It would seem logical, given their tie-up.
Sony clearly don't mind third party lenses on the A-Mount. There are loads.
Carl Zeiss have a fantastic relationship with Sony, they exclusivley provide AF lens to Sony only. The CZ 24 f/2 (only on A-Mount) whilst being less complex than this lens is absoloutley stellar, the best lens I've ever used.
I also think a manual lens on the a77 would be great due to the focus peaking function. The a900 is also a great camera for manual lenses with one of the best OVF's on the market.
Actually I'm far more interestied in the phones on cameras than the majority of digital cameras. i suspect there are few DPR followers that are in the market for non-prosumer point and click wheras I'd guess virtually everyone has a mobile.
Great series. Awesome pics.That Praying Mantis shot is incredible.Thanks
Another Android/Samsung post. More free advertising huh!!!
Why don't you ever cover that Apple thingy.
Clearly DPR are lining there pockets with google kickbacks.
Optimal Prime: Interestingly, unlike last month's news report on Nikon share price rise caused by rumours of a mirrorless system camera, DPR's editorial team didn't see fit to report the dismissal of Olympus CEO and the subsequent scandal involving nearly US$700million paid to an undisclosed party in the Cayman Islands as a News item when the story first broke out last Friday (Oct. 14, 2011), nearly 5 days ago. Nor the fact that Olympus shares have tumbled by close to 50% since the CEO's dismissal.
One could certainly be forgiven for thinking Amazon (DPR parent company) prefers to dispense such damaging bad news as sparingly as possible in the hope of delaying any negative impact on their web-based sales of Olympus branded products...
Very good Color Blotch. Seriously the ongoing DPR conspiracy theories continue to get even whackier.
MatthewRogers: So it's reminiscent simply for the fact that it's an exterior photo of a person indoors in a lit environment.
Seems like some people are clutching at straws trying to make themselves sound slightly more intellectual than need be.
It's just a photo of a guy sat inside, nothing more, nothing less. Some of the comments are quite hilarious and pompous to boot.
I enjoyed your blog and share similar sentiments.
I love Sigma's fast 50, it's so sharp even at f/1.4.
I've being really enjoying the recent articles and (most) of the debate/comments.
Food for thought:
aris14: The only thing favors phones over cams is their availability. It's more than obvious that within a couple of years a phone-cam will shoot pics/video of relevant quality of a good compact cam of nowadays. So what? The only good thing here is that more and more people is shooting their memorabilia or whatever. I am also sure that some guys will be the patriarchs in this kind of photographic approach... So what again?
Accessibility isn’t the only advantage – I can’t think of many other photographic tools that attract so little attention. They can also distribute images in virtual real time.
harry2007: Apple iPhone news on DPReview.com?
I have never seen any Android news here ... hmmm ...
To be fair - Android news was posted yesterday:
It generated 4 responses. 1 of which was gibberish...