I have given up on Nikon producing a fast and lightweight pro 16mm for DX. So their obtuseness with regard to third party lens makers is damnable. Stupid-pricing on batteries, combined with too many variants of them is what drives people to buy the knock-offs.
Like air travel, every jab and poke at customers tends to make one look for alternatives. Despite the overall negative experience I haven't sworn off flying, but I don't take short-haul flights anymore (and my definition of what short-haul is gets more generous every year). I have a lot of money ploughed into Nikon DX and FX so I'm not fleeing that ship yet, but my DX stuff is definitely 'on the ropes' as it has largely been replaced by M4/3. If I find that my ebay batteries won't work or my Sigma lens is getting screwed around by Nikon, it won't take much to dump all my Nikon stuff as those camera bodies age.
awb1000: I only use Photoshop on occasion, so I see no value for me in this. I had been thinking about moving from Aperture to Lightroom, but that's off the table now.
Why? I'm not a professional and am not interested in another monthly fee from anybody. The spectre of a future subscription fee is enough to scare me off. For me, it would be like a membership to a gym that I hardly ever use after February.
I only use Photoshop on occasion, so I see no value for me in this. I had been thinking about moving from Aperture to Lightroom, but that's off the table now.
This situation is like being in a war zone - the photographer has nothing to regret about how things went down. Fact is, Shane-O is bum. "Please, Maggie, I love you, don't let them take me..." A truly pathetic excuse for a man. Now that these photos are out there he has nowhere to hide.
JavierDiaz: Of course many good cameras had to be left out of this short list, but I'm surprised at the choice of the Canon G15 over the Canon G1X (ignored).
The G1X has an almost APS-C sized sensor while the G15 features about the same small one than its predecessors G11 and G12 albeit with more resolution. Worse, the G15 reintroduced the fixed LCD long fased-out on the G series.
Granted, the G15 has a faster lens than the G1X (not by much, mind you), but as a current owner of a G1X and formerly of a G11, I'd always choose a larger sensor over a big aperture.
DPReviews's choice seems weird to me indeed.
The G1X doesn't easily fit in a pocket. The old saying that "the best camera the one you have with you" defines this class of camera. I picked the G15 because it's pocketable and has a OVF (as limited as it may be). I've got other cameras for higher IQ.