Little disappointing... I was really waiting for the new eos m with this sensor and a new upcoming tele lens to complement my rx100. Obviously the image quality is the same as rx100 which is not completely bad news but a little letdown. This sensor still can't do 1080/60p or global shutter. Focusing will be better though...You can't have everything.
When Sony's RX100 came out with the 1" sensor, superior features (1080/60p, good controls, faster lens, customizable, better sensor etc.) it was game over. Nikon also messed up V2 with an overly complicated shape and still no 1080/60p...
What are those square shaped artifacts in the center?
I would miss EVF and 1080/60p. I hope they will put those in their next mirrorless camera with the same sensor. Unlikely though...
Actually Video IS important today in 2013 and a camera for $1299 should not get Gold award with a completely neglected video feature. Other than that it is a good review.
No 1080/60p? I thought Panasonic included that in their cams for while...
JRFlorendo: I'm craving for that cheesy pizza now.....soo hungry!
Don't get too carried away... Pizza is junk processed food.
Mssimo: That is real pizza..not the junk we have here in the US.
Don't let them fool you: pizza is junk food everywhere.
40daystogo: This review finds that the upper ISO performance is stellar. This review thinks that many RX100 users will want to upgrade simply for the better high ISO quality.
I don't think many will upgrade. I consider 40g weight gain way too much. The real upgrade would be gaining features with the weight going down.
Frenske: I was really hoping that Sony will produce this camera with a improved lens. Something equivalent to a 24-120mm with f1.8-3.2. No need for more MP.
That would be a bigger camera - so NO please.
Just as expected when announced:too expensive, too heavy, lacks multi aspect ratio sensor, lacks phase detect autofocus, very expensive f2.8 lenses.There are just too many much more exciting products right now (NEX-6, new cheap full frame cams, rx1...)GH3 has no buzz factor at all - it should have had at least a global shutter, instead you get a metal body as the "biggest" news after 2 years of development?And now Panasonic must get creative to sell this thing...
for image quality: nikon d800for specs: rx100for portabilty: rx100overall best compromise: nex-6
Rachotilko: !@#$%, is this section an online herd mentality experiment or what ???
No, it is not a herd mentality. It is just that bad looking of a camera ...
This is simply put a horrible looking mutant design. It's not even funny. The viewfinder housing looks like a screwed-on multipurpose accessory that could fall off anytime. Huge step back from V1, not even mentioning Nex 6/7.99.9% of DPreview forum members could do better...
I think they should have made the lens collapsable to save space.
I am not getting it... What is the point of releasing this camera without an evf? Size is the same.
They got right so many things the first time: AF speed, sensor/camera size, build quality, 10 FPS with AF, colors, metering, silent shutter, very little color noise, etc. Unfortunately Nikon representatives need to do some "talk-up" since they lack in many areas: lens choice, lens speed/bokeh, ergonomics (especially V1), hot shoe, 24p, known firmware bugs etc. Nikon does not do this explaining and talk up very often but they definitely feel the heat and pressure.We will have to see if this talk will be followed by rapid actions. At this point this system is just a great start.
I wish they had increased the bit rate on 720/60p rather than this new HBR mode. HBR has similar jelly effect as their 24p mode - which is quite notable to say the least. 720/60p has practically no such effect, but has mild compression artifects which is much more preferrable. Obviously the sensor can't do 1080/60p.
Flash on the handgrip?! That is impossible and will no doubt cause a lot of issues. I still remember the Nikon 5000 compact (from 2001) causing end-less issues/complaints with placing the flash between the grip and lens. But this Ricoh is 200% worse. There must be total chaos at Ricoh to let something like this slip through.
I agree with most of the comments. CMOS sensor with 24p in 2012? And do this with a new digic 5? 24p is not for home use at all. This is casting a long dark shadow on all the cameras to be announced by Canon for the next 2 years. This thing was outdated before the design process started at Canon.