Olympus could always have the last laugh and actually make one. That great mountain of stuff piled above the viewfinder is probably something of great beauty to an Olympus designer.
burnin: Actually, it reveals Olympus as being dickheads for leaving out 5-axis image stabilization in the OM-D E-M10.
Probably shrewd marketing and cost management. You do not put all the good things in everything and the EM-10 is an entry level product.
Zvonimir Tosic: Another meaningless venture readying tons of plastic for landfill. Why no one did pastry cameras and lenses? That would be more original and at least those could be served with a little of maple syrup.
Presumably this is from your own experience with one of the cameras then?
Gesture: Would love to see a camera like this in Micro-Four-Thirds.
Nice to see but it may be not so nice to pick it up. This 1" version seems heavy enough.
jorg14: Am I missing something here?The Sony RX 100 ll doesn't have an interchangeable lens, but doesn't need it. It's 28 - 100 covers almost the same range. It's f/1.8 vs 1.7 is hardly a big difference. It has the same sensor. Is has the 'flippy' screen. Its actually smaller considering the two lenses. It's cheaper if you figure the extra lens cost, and it's user interface is better. So you want to pay more for a heavier camera (camera + two lenses), want to change lenses, and have a harder to use interface, then buy the new Samsung?
BTW, I've had Samsung cameras in the past and they've been great, so I'm not knocking the brand.
The big problem with the RX100 is that it turns many owners into tremendous bores who try to sell the camera by churning out the same old facts to everyone else whenever any other new camera of any type comes out.
MrTaikitso: No stereo microphones?
Keeping my awesome EX2F, still Samsung's best compact ever made, if not the best compact ever made?
If they added 60P and manual controls to the video (and a larger sensor), EX3F?, it would be the ultimate street and family camera. Why have they stopped supporting such a great versatile form factor?
The Samsung EX2f exemplifies Samsung's problem in that whilst they can make fine cameras their firmware coding ability to support the cameras lags well behind the competitors in stability and flexibility.
Doesn't rangefinder style imply a viewfinder built in or does it just mean any rectangular shaped camera? If not this means nearly every current compact is a rangefinder camera. I am probably just not up to date with the terminology though I cannot really see the significance of the term.
A more advanced Sony noise reduction system should scare even the most strong hearted person. Often it is akin to pouring water over the dots in printed output. I often wish my Sony TV would just leave the poorer picture quality alone rather than often turning it in to an even bigger mess.They up the nominal image resolution then have to scrub it to try and clean it up.
JackM: Any compact with less than a 1" sensor is DOA unless it is just a cheap mass-market toy.
Why don't you just say that any compact that is not a Sony RX100 and be done with it. By cheap you mean under £600 or equivalent.
clburton2: hello, will sony build the rx100II with a longer zoom range? why is this so difficult to find? I want a compact point and shoot camera with a larger sensor but more zoom range. is this impossible?
You cannot have it all ways so I suspect what you want is not possible. The consensus is that Sony have got the most into the least space that has been achieved up to now.
There can be no greater confusion than the Ixus/Elph range. Not only are there a hundred variants of the model but each one has 2 names. I do actually own one of these, which I always have in my pocket but which one it is I do not know.
JDThomas: "JK doesn't have a booth at the show, but we visited them in a hotel suite..."
Pssst. Hey kid, wanna see some top quality camera gear? Meet me in the back alley behind the Rio Hotel. I'll cut you in on a good deal.
How does this work? The quality of cameras relates to the money spent on the presentation is that it? So if you cannot afford a fancy booth at CES the product must be rubbish. It does show that throwing money at marketing is effective I suppose if people are so shallow and dismissive of a new market entrant before they have really started.
Red G8R: 34x zoom but what's the range?
What Digital Camera say it is from 22.5mm to 765 equiv so pretty wide.
It is a pity they did not make the camera a bit higher to match the lens. There is still that traditional Nex look of a camera designed by creative people sipping cappuccino in a artistic design studio coupled with a lens designed by a team in a converted Bavarian lager canning factory.
mpgxsvcd: They omitted the most important spec from this announcement.
F3.6-F7.0 and F3.8-F6.9! That is just absurd with a tiny sensor and 16 megapixels.
Plenty of megapixels and plenty of f's. To the average punter this is one powerful camera. I am sure it will do Canon no harm at the cash registers.
Samuel Dilworth: Let’s see, f/7 on a 1/2.3"-type sensor. Where are the equivalence hounds when you need them?
They are probably completely in the dark here.
If you did not know who was speaking you would think it was an academic talking about his research lab rather than a business manager.
Greynerd: Living in gale battered England it is always intriguing how in the US you can build houses on the beach. You must have very good weather most of the time punctuated occasionally by storms of the like we never see.
It is not just these pictures but the latest National Geographic has a picture of beach erosion in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The location of the buildings just looks a bit unreal to me. I suppose in the UK with the prevailing Westerlies we bear the brunt of the Atlantic wrath on a regular basis. Of course you get these extra nasty storms from the tropics South of you which are a bit of a lottery on where they will hit. An interesting subject and pictures and for many being near the sea justifies the risk if any, I can well understand that.
Living in gale battered England it is always intriguing how in the US you can build houses on the beach. You must have very good weather most of the time punctuated occasionally by storms of the like we never see.
You have to remember that putting the complex electromechanical device which is the mirror in a camera considerably reduces its cost to the consumer. We are not talking normal electronics here. You can get a mirrorless camera for the cost of an entry level DSLR but it will be stripped bare of controls, buttons, dials, built in flash, viewfinder etc. and involve a lot of wading through convoluted menus. Presumably to offset the cost of not putting the mirror in the camera. Until camera manufacturers can get over this cost hurdle I would think DSLR's have a good future.