This is a bit like saying that Lexus have brought such a good £40,000 car that it will destroy the affordable family hatchback sector.This is a tabloid headline and would have been best understated even if it was true. It outclasses the opposition probably but not at a price that will destroy cameras like the Canon and it is enormous and with the lens extended looks absolutely hideous. We need to find out how robustly that massive lens extension and people's arm muscles cope with gravity and knocks over the course of time also.I wonder if the attempt to emulate bridge cameras in 1" is getting a bit daft and costs are running out of control.That is the thing - this is a very proficient camera but at the same time seems a very silly camera. Difficult to know what to make of it.
Looking at the camera it probably destroyed the opposition because it sat on them.I supposes the term really means blows away the opposition which would be the usual competitive gear sneering comment.I doubt if many people can afford a high end Sony fixed lens camera now so it is probably a minority interest so not really relevant to most of us so why get excited about it.
T3: It's incredible how few parts a mirrorless camera has compared to a DSLR.
It helps keep the cost up.
ThatCamFan: A driverless car? I will NEVER buy one.
It will not need you so no problem. I am sure it can cope by itself.
Greynerd: Normally people seem to like the idea of a teleconverter being available. When Fuji brings one it suddenly becomes a bad idea and no good even before anyone has used it.
All very confusing. I will wait for a review rather than take much heed of the theorising.
But what are we talking about here? If with the Teleconverter you are paying 1/4 the money for 1/2 the benefit it is OK by me.I wish DPR would make people tick a money no object box in their profile so we can tell if affordability is part of the reasoning or if it is just pure performance. When people talk about a native 1200mm lens this is way beyond most people.A lot of discussion here is more of a physics seminar rather than practical useful advice for many.
Normally people seem to like the idea of a teleconverter being available. When Fuji brings one it suddenly becomes a bad idea and no good even before anyone has used it.
Chris62: Even now negative PR against Samsung is active.I red so many stupid things in comments and I wonder who does pay for writing such text.It was always present on many forums.Many people can not think and they buy things the marketing says they should buy.Samsung cameras wheer great for spome purposes and people who can think, who have some knowledge know it.The problem is agressive marketing rulez and 50% of tv programs is marketing brain washing.There are people who always tell you what you should buy even in reality you do not need it.
@PelasdfSpelling jibes are a very cheep shot. NX lenses whilst not so comprehensive were very good optically so you should be more specific. People seem to flock in their hordes to buy the worst lenses in mirrorless which honour many would give to Sony aps-c so I am not sure if knowledgeable is the word. The driving factor seems more like herd instinct most of the time.
Operator: Samsung made cameras? Interesting ... :-D
They would have been more successful if they had copied somebody. Creativity is not Samsungs strength. In the end it's always stuffed with useless functions and junk combined with a terrible UI.
@OperatorAll the woes of mirrorless heaped exclusively on Samsung. Best you stick with DSLR's as the teething problems are well behind them.
The menus in the end were a strong point for NX cameras and Sony had to abandon their attempt to create a modern graphic menu system. They also in the WB2000 had the first camera were you could capture still images seamlessly while videoing. Olympus were trumpeting this as a new feature on the SZ-30MR when I had already been doing it for 6 months on the WB2000. Canon still has not managed to do this unless very recently.Samsung does not appear to innovate to the camera community as most traditional camera users were just not looking at what was happening as you confirm here. It is difficult to conceive how a company like Samsung rose to pre-eminence without being innovative. You could say their abandoning cameras is an innovative decision.How many of the other producers want to be in the camera business or are just stuck in the business because they cannot diversify?
PKDanny: Not out of business?
All Samsung has said is it is withdrawing from areas on a region by region basis. They said specifically in an email reply to me that they are withdrawing from Europe.Probably they think that to stay in business cameras are a contracting sector best avoided at the moment, in the West at least.They handled the exit badly though and this is really a continuation of the poor information flow at all stages of the NX saga from the very introduction of the range.
alcaher: Gotcha top photographers !! Now i really know what is behind your imagesWhatever, who doesnt use Photoshop ?
More a case of top Photoshoppers.
villagranvicent: At least on my computer the shots at 100% view looks pretty crappy. Too much noise, lack of detail and blown highlights. But what the heck, is a SONY right?
If people do not look at photos at 100% why buy this machine? Also lesser machines will be criticised for their 100% quality. Looks like 100% for many is an asset when it suits and to be ignored when it does not.
It would be nice if DPR could give some guidance on recognising the subtle differences between these fantastically expensive cameras and the kit half the price.
Well at least GoPro are still in the re-entry-level market.
photo perzon: Hollywood can do that for 1/100th the cost in virtual. With all the hunger in the world, the cool factor should be ignored and suppressed what is next, Lady Gaga in space with her 50 million dollar condo in tow?
You could always stop buying ridiculous amounts of kit and donate the funds it to the hungry. I should think your camera budget would feed a family somewhere for a lifetime.
aris14: Clean, simple and easy, adding this extra feeling of solid construction. Pana guys use the right mixture of contemporary and traditional in practically all their products with excellent results.
Which bits keep the dust out then? Panasonic do not have a good reputation in this respect.
To summarise things every dark cloud has a silver operating income.
mailman88: All cropped P/S cameras will be obsolete in 5 years or less ( blame cellphones)Then enter the full frame P/S camera market from all manufactures at a very affordable price.
Nice to see a point of view from a completely different reality.
VENTURE-STAR: Ah well, that's that then. I have no desire to buy any of these cameras as they provide no obvious advantage over a budget SLR aside from size. Thanks Jeff, Carey and Dan.
So a small compact camera has no size advantage over a large camera apart from size.
felix from the suburbs: Who knows? Maybe it will be cool to own a Sony? I guess every company gets its time in the sun.
A Sony camera is definitely the hot thing to have at the moment. There is no doubt about that.