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!
Boerseuntjie: I can't wait for Samsung to shoot themselves in the foot when they finally abandon Android for their Tizen Os and I will watch them fall from their high horse...LOLhttp://www.androidauthority.com/first-tizen-smartphone-release-315838/
Tizen is already used in NX300 and NX2000. It's just a variant of Linux, like Android.
Trollshavethebestcandy: Kudos to Pentax for both lenses. The Q has the same advantage as M43 and that is small lenses. It is a bit odd to make it $500 but maybe not so outrageously so considering Fuji will have an ultra wide zoom in a few months for $800 (yes the Fuji will have a greater output) but I don't know what the margin on this is considering R&D ect and small market but they are brave to put out a risky product and reward the owners of their midget system. Perhaps we will see a few more Q bodies in the future especially with advancing technology. Perhaps in a couple years their tiny sensor can get closer to more peoples photographic needs. Lets remember this is a TINY lens and that is the niche. Compare to M43 ultra wide zoom for a comparison. Bravo for bravery and keeping with the ethos and concept.
Yes, the price is high, but it has 3 aspherical and 3 ED elements. Comparable lenses from Nikon, Samsung, Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and Canon cost more (except for Nikon and Canon). Canon and Sony has no ED elements at all. The prices are Nikon $500, Canon $480, Samsung $560, Sony $850, Olympus $700, Panasonic $900.
It available for preorder for $500. A bit too expensive.
LENS MOUNT: PENTAX QFOCAL LENGTH (Q, Q10): 3.8-5.9mm (35mm equiv. 21-32.5mm)FOCAL LENGTH (Q7): 3.8-5.9mm (35mm equiv. 17.5-27mm)APERTURE: f/3.7-f/4MIN APERTURE: f/8LENS CONSTRUCTION: 10 elements in 8 groupsANGLE OF VIEW (Q, Q10): 67° - 92°ANGLE OF VIEW (Q7): 77° - 102°MIN FOCUSING DISTANCE: 0.82’ (0.25m)MAX MAGNIFICATION: 0.03XFILTER DIAMETER: 49mmDIAPHRAGM CONTROL: Fully AutomaticNUMBER OF APERTURE BLADES: n/aLENS APERTURE RING: n/aTRIPOD ADAPTER: n/aHOOD: PH-RBF49 (optional)OBJECTIVE CAP: O-LC49 (included)CASE: n/aMAX DIAMETER x MIN LENGTH: 2.1” x 1.5” (54 x 38mm)WEIGHT (W/O HOOD): 2.6 oz (75g)
neo_nights: Honest question: I know that smartphones don't give a lot of control, thus making the test scenes a little hard to even them out. But there are some apps out there that at least let you choose ISO. It's really unfair to compare a "high ISO" of 400 against a high ISO of 1600 (Galaxy 4).
So why don't you use an app and at least use same ISO for all the smartphones?
iPhone users don't need exposure compensation, because Apple thinks they are dumb.
Rachotilko: The only reservantion against this camera is that it should have EVF instead of OVF. It alone would make the camera probably smaller and certainly much more usable.
Re "ridiculously small sensor" comments: you guys are ridiculously uninformed. Despite the RX100 1" sensor, it can provide serious IQ advantage over 1/1.7" on wide end only. The lens is not bright enough at mid-to-tele, and does not resolve closeups well enough
Yeah, I noted that with my Pentax Q7, it outperforms RX100 on anything above 70mm equivalent.
Menneisyys: Absolutely great. Love the 4K, the double-shot, the 8M capture during video shooting, the 720p120 / 1080p60 and the stunning panorama. I'll definitely get the Note 3.
I have US version and it has 4K. I the phone for one week, and it's a fabulous phone, it blows off every other phone I've seen and used so far!
Dark_Knight: Wow! Shutter speed is 1/16000 sec! I can shoot into the sun wide open!
Pentax Q has electronic shutter which goes to 1/8000
Denis of Whidbey Island: The A7R could be tempting when lenses that fit my needs become available. I'd love to lighten my D800 load, but can't work without 14mm.
I agree with viking. This camera should be very good for adapted lenses.
Boerseuntjie: There is just two things that is keeping me from getting these camera's and it's big deal for me, no silent shutter mode and IBIS, I will praise Sony for their engineering and these cameras look amazing but I will stick with NEX-6 for now.If these cameras had IBIS they would have been killer.
Olympus or Pentax Q. Silent shutter, IBIS. NEX6 has none of those.
subbu68: Had SONY thought of the A mount lens owners and included IBIS this camera would have been in my wish list.
I think they are going to dump A mount anyway, so they don't care.
I think it's a good camera to use with Leica lenses, and it's significantly cheaper than Leica. In my opinion it's the best use of this camera.
Looks like Sony is dumping their DSLRs/SLTs. That's a good move.
epozar: no fully-articulated lcd means it is not a replacement for my oldie R1, sorry Sony :(
Yes, that's a drawback, but still pretty impressive.
That's not bad. First really nice camera from Sony since R1.