tmurph: Again some comments on here border on the laughable. Yes of course everyone has the right to an opinion but please....there's even someone on here talking about shares in Sony. For what it's worth G.P.S is a gimmick whether it adds to the price I don't know. The built-in viewfinder is a good idea and overall I might be tempted to buy one. Be nice to have on my travels abroad.
GPS is great. I have just been on a holiday with a TZ40 where we were being driven around by friends and not always sure where we were. Now I can look in lightroom and the map shows exactly where we were and the pictures taken.Useful to me if not to you and not sure why you need to sneer at it.Wish I had it years ago where I have pictures and am not sure where they were taken.
Given how compact the camera is given the large sensor and aperture it would be difficult to incorporate a toggle mechanism to switch between click and clickless operation of the front dial which would be necessary for manual focusing. I do think DPR are being a bit mean writing down the camera on this point, especially as if it only had one rotary dial like many compacts it would probably receive no criticism.
SW Anderson: From the news release: "Available in June 2014, the Nikon 1 S2, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm . . ."
Pardon my nit-pick, but "kit" is not a verb. Nikon's new cameras look interesting. The company shouldn't let a flack's mangling of the language detract from its announcement.
There was a time when every verb we use was not a verb. As they did not have cameras in the early centuries of the last millenium when our French rulers and the Saxon peasants created a new language to communicate with each other we do need these new words to evolve.
Jogger: Interchangeable lenses for cameras with smaller than APSc sensors make no sense. You can get the upcoming Sony RX100m3 with 24-70/1.8-2.8 equiv. in a much smaller package.
As usual a specific camera discussion thread is hijacked by the usual pre-release Sony RX100 sales pitches. What a fixed lens compact has to do with this camera I do not know.
Ben O Connor: It has 1" sensor but not compact (as Sony rx100)it has interchangeable lens but not an exiting system (Nikon 1)
out there you have a hard life waiting for you, dear NX mini...
@ Menneisyys - Shows the advantage of the NX Mini in that you are not stuck with a particular lens configuration. That is the whole idea of these cameras.
Zeisschen: incredible how Sony just kicks other companies asses with their innovative products.
There is a long, possibly infinite, gap between a product and a patent. Do not forget companies can also patent designs to make sure it is never produced. The current patent system probably stifles innovation as much as it creates it. If you can beat your competitor to a patent on new technology you can lock it out and keep producing your old design.
RichRMA: Is Sony so flush with scrap CD plastic that they are abandoning metal bodies except in the $2000 plus category?
Considering they are starting to drop the use of metal in aircraft I think having a plastic camera is not a real problem in this century.
Good to hear a 5x zoom is versatile. Is this range the start of versatility or would a 4x be versatile also?
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.