pretty much give up hope that a truly revolutionary waterproof camera will appear in 2013well maybe next year
but I have been saying this for the past 4 years
peevee1: The lens is too dark to use indoors, in your hotel room, in a restaurant, in an evening concert... 3 fps only also preclude the use of it for any kind of action shots. And no GPS. And $300 is not even that cheap.
Seriously, do yourself a favor and buy Olympus TG-1, Olympus TG-2 or Pentax WG-3 GPS instead. Don't encourage the companies who make inferior products.
"a 16 MP image downsized to 12 MP by PC-level software, will have less noise, more DR, and more resolution than a direct 12 MP capture."
I agree with you on that but because with F2 lens diffraction is less of a problem. If only F3.9 lens than diffraction on 16MP is a big problem
Without any good review to say otherwise, to me still safer to go with TG-2 because TG-1 has a good reputation and also 2nd generation
WG-3 is first generation product, F2 lens and optical image stabilization all first time done. More experimental to me
Jefftan: Fuji is trying to sell to public who don't know the difference between F2 and F3.9Believe it or not there are lots of them, my girlfriend being oneWe dpreview forum people are different (feel special or what?)
I have explain to her F2 mean she can use 2 level (not 2 stop too complicated) lower ISO and the lower ISO the betterbut if she don't know me, she will never know what is F2
This is the problem, ignorant publiconly solution is for people like us who know camera try to educate as many as possible
Basically one really have only 2 choices nowTG-2 or WG-3My pick is TG-2
but some said WG-3 for the supposedly lower NRto me just have more confidence with Olympus sensor (likely Sony) and lens (maker of Zuiko lens) than pentax
In the last generation TG-1 seem to be better than WG-2 (some said otherwise again because of supposedly heavy NR in TG-1)
WG-3 may surprise everyone and be better than TG-2 but I have to buy pretty soon and can't wait for detail review
So my pick now is TG-2
Fuji is trying to sell to public who don't know the difference between F2 and F3.9Believe it or not there are lots of them, my girlfriend being oneWe dpreview forum people are different (feel special or what?)
even if it is the same lens, 12MP still better than 16MPAlso to me I trust Olympus more than PentaxLook at the current state of Pentax compare with Olympus Pan camerayou know what I meanAlso unless WG-3 is different than WG-2, last year TG-1 is better than WG-2 I believe
peevee1: f/3.9? Fail.Still Oly and Pentax only.
2 stop not 1.5 stop
also heavy at 232 gram same as TG-2 which has F2 lensCIPA 300 compare with TG-2 360compare this to TX30 whcih is 140gram with battery
no matter what angle you look at it still junk
Just found out this junk cost $300Fuji is crazy, this should cost at most $200
my pick is TG-2 will buy in the next few days putting money to support good company as you suggest
as to WG-3 although not out yet, base on past experience I don't believe the lens quality can match Olympus
If they put the same attitude and effort in creating X100s and XE1 into waterproof camera
they would be the first to get my moneythis piece of junk is a jokesorry for being honest
what is the difference between this SX280HS and SX260HS?same sensor same lens, same to me
missed opportunityif this is waterproof it will sell like hot cake
why not buy NEX-3N for $500how much bigger and with 3 times zoom
how much smaller compare with NEX-3N which is $500why should anyone buy thistoo much money to throw away?
with new NEX-3N only $500 on the high end and smartphone at the low end IQ wise, there is no reason why all these point and shoot 20MP garbage should exist in this world
They deserve to die. the 1/2.3 point and shoot reach its highest point in 2009 and all downhill from that pointI wish those are still available12MP CCD sensor 3X zoom F2.8Why are they extinct? Am I asking too much?
Benarm: The most interesting thing about A58 is the supposedly improved sensor with 1-stop better noise performance over its predecessor. Can't wait to see DXOMark results.
I read the abovenowhere mention the 1-stop better noise performance
This is the big deal !This is suppose to be the true next generation Sony APS-C sensorI assume it will also go into the next NEX 5 and 6 series
1 stop noise improvement is huge if confirmBut can this really be true? If so APS-C would equal full frame at least in noise performancesounds too good to be true but really exciting news
210 gram is indeed quite amazing for a APS-C sensor camera with integrated flash
Nectar D Or: Just counted 9 (!!) NEX bodies announced by Sony in about 2.5 years.
How can anyone keep track? Is there really a difference between those cameras?
I find it hard to take the guys at Sony seriously. Either there is something really wrong with those bodies that need to be replaced every 6 months, or this is just the marketing people ordering the engineers around.
this may be the reason"Weighing approximately 210g, the NEX-3N is the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens camera with a large APS-C sized sensor"
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there is an errorboth HX300 and TX30 specification list CCD sensorthat is most likely incorrect