EssexAsh: were they Leica specific rubber bands? £20 each?
You can buy one from Hasselblad for even more!
supeyugin1: Great camera, but too expensive. Have an original RX100, but rarely use it - too boring. I prefer my Pentax Q7 - that's where the fun is!My Samsung NX20 setup is also rarely used. Pentax FTW!
Not just lenses, which are great. I like 01, 03, 06 and 07.03 and 07 will give you special effects just by using them, then there are countless special effects from the camera itself. It's much more customizable and easy to use than Sony. 06 will beat old Sony RX100 on everything above 70mm. Forget about better DOF on Sony, Pentax has blur control for that. The only disadvantage of Pentax is on higher ISO, it's good up-to 800, and 1600 is still usable.
Great camera, but too expensive. Have an original RX100, but rarely use it - too boring. I prefer my Pentax Q7 - that's where the fun is!My Samsung NX20 setup is also rarely used. Pentax FTW!
"On the top of the camera here's a built-in flash nestled under the panel just above the lens mount, and a proprietary accessory port hidden under the cover in the middle of the top deck. "
I see that built-in flash is on the front of the camera. The cover on top of the lens mount is the LCD hinge.
Jogger: I could see these doing well in Walmart, Target, Staples, or Radioshack. There is a place for cheap off-brand, products like this. And, in many places around the world, American nameplates are still well regarded; e.g. Buick is considered a luxury brand in China.
Most likely Walgreens and CVS. Fry's is too good for that.
AlpCns2: Interesting camera. The optics are already known to be excellent to extraordinary. The sensors and resulting files are rich and beautiful according to several pros. Quite tempting, actually. And their prices are right, too.
Samsung 45/1.8 is superb, it's probably better than 85/1.4
brownie314: This is a very interesting camera. Lots of features that are not included on other cameras. And if this thing comes in at the right price, this could be the steal of the century. If Samsung can package this body with the new 16-50 'pro' lens for less than $1200 - SOLD! I also like that they have some pancake lenses in useful ranges (they have a 30mm f/2 pancake - very nice).
Most likely you will be looking at $1800-2000 range with that lens.
supeyugin1: The best mirrorless system in the world! Bravo Samsung!
Sony is out of question. Subpar or too expensive lenses (and too big). Fuji - nice bodies and lenses, but too big/expensive, slow AF. m43 - best selection of lenses, nice bodies, but smaller sensor, and too expensive for high end bodies/lenses. I'd say Samsung is the best compromise. Good selection of quality lenses, good bodies, now with NX30, excellent prices (when on sale, which is often).
Who is the best?
JEROME NOLAS: Whining again! If this lens is from CaNikon, there would be already 2000+ comments about the greatest lens on earth, but it's "only" Samsung, right? Get real and buy Samsung!!!
No other mirrorless system has 16-50/2.0-2.8 equivalent, while in DSLR world everybody has 16-XX/2.8 lens.
peevee1: f/2-f/2.8 sounds very nice and the formula everybody should use. Very nice upgrade from Samsung. Heavy like a brick for a mirrorless lens though. The small 16-50 finally puts it in a reasonamle competition with Sony E 16-50 and Panasonics 14-42 and 12-32 for small and light cameras - hopefully the 20-50 embarrassment will be forgotten like a bad dream.Great that they are still trying to compete.
@groucher. On par with Sony kit lenses? You gotta be kidding! It's much better than Sony kits, on par with Fuji 18-55/2.8-4
It's not getting there, it's already there.
The best mirrorless system in the world! Bravo Samsung!
I'm speechless! Wow! It's a dream camera and lens!
panoptic: If it's important to you, only one camera (LX7) has a 24mm wide end, actually goes to 22mm in 16x9 mode.
There is also Samsung EX2F which also starts at 24mm, but it's not mentioned here for some reason.
jcmarfilph: Is does appear that iPhone 5s mid-ISO is as horrible as high ISO of the other 3 phones in the Studio Comparison low-light comparison.
No, they are still shooting with iPhone and thinking it's the best.
iphone users don't care.
You should have compared it to the Galaxy S4 zoom, instead of Canon S120.
yonsarh: I would get a7 instead.
Hasselblad Solar is even better!
Boerseuntjie: Does Samsung still make cameras?...LOL, they should stick to washing machines and phones
Panasonic makes vacuum cleaners, and they suck!