I know, used or owned all of those at one time. And while I don't miss film photography, I do miss film cameras, and keep wishing for a digital camera with aperture control on the lens barrel, shutter speed control on top of the camera, and never mind fidgeting with a gazillion settings in multi-level menus to take a simple picture.
It's obvious that the guy is an adventurer/daredevil, and not a photographer.He deserves kudos for pulling off the stunt, but he'd get a better reception from photographers if his image quality matched his bravado.
marike6: I'm a bit tempted by this camera, many on the strength of it's very good video quality, but ultimately I think I'd prefer a camera like the Nikon P7700, where I'd sacrifice the large zoom range of the FZ200 for better IQ of the P7700.
But without an optical viewfinder the Nikon is pretty much useless in bright outdoor light.
When will manufacturers, (not just Nikon, but all) do something about white-out issues on LCD in outdoor situations? These LCDs are all but useless in sunlight. A camera without an optical viewfinder, even if it's but a tunnel, is just plain incomplete.
And another thing.... those flatly lit indoor pictures of coins, dolls and playing cards on a shelf are about as relevant as hair color in a thunderstorm.
Azfar: Why don't manufacturers give more attention to how the OSD and Menus look. That's how you interact with your camera ( hardware buttons aside) and (for me at least) plays a major part in the overall experience of using the product.
Only Canon and Sony seem to have gotten it right. Even Nikons interface seems to be stuck somewhere in last decade. Same goes for K-30. Looks so good until you see the OSD and oh well. Bright shocking blue and green...really ?
Sorry, but these bottles, crayons and color charts shots under shadowless studio lighting don't tell me squat about a camera's performance, nor how it compares to another camera's lame shot of bottles, crayons and color charts under shadowless studio lighting. I don't know anyone who uses their camera for this kind of shots, so why should a potential buyer/user give a flip?