Maybe this product will be the death knell for the grossly-overpriced PhotoStudio solutions.
Let me admit my bias up front: I own a P7700. I abandoned the G-series at G10, but I do have a nostalgic fondness for the G7 and G9. I thought the G10 was a misstep at the time it was introduced and haven't changed my opinion since then.
That said, all the criticisms leveled at the P7700 are accurate ... it does not handle particularly well, has some operational lag and the write times can be frustratingly slow. In capable hands, however, it certainly turns out stellar images. I have some ground to cover before I call myself "capable," but I've seen the results others have achieved.
There's just something about the G15 that gives me the impression that it was designed in a woodshop. It lacks true Canon art, whereas the P7700 is the current refinement of Nikon's enthusiast-class offering. I'm disappointed that the Coolpix A appears to suffer from some of the same operational glitchiness as the P7700; it's an enticing upgrade for me after some years with the P series.
Steve's Wordpress blog has a production line?
New Oxford Street will not be the same without Jessops.
I agree with a number of posts ... this was bound to happen at some point. Over the past decade, Jessops had become just a shadow of what it once was. Back when the Routemasters still passed by on Route 38, you could often find a salesperson who knew his or her stuff and prices that were competitive.
I well remember the last time I visited that particular Jessops - back in September, 2011. I was looking for a particular mid-level compact and was told by a clueless counterperson that "we don't carry that one." There were four of the camera I wanted sitting on the shelf behind her, but that didn't seem to matter much.
I went across the street and bought it from Jacob's.
camerosity: The Canon G15 was announced a month after the Nikon P7700, yet the G15 already has a full review posted. I've noticed dpreview has had a pro-Canon bias for years. When will they give Nikon a fair shake? Image test results show the Nikon superior to the G15.
The specifications may not be "particularly outstanding," but I've owned and used every iteration of the P7--- series as well as Canon G series from G6 to G12. The P7700 is a terrific performer; IQ beats the G15 and the ergonomics are generally superior. The letdowns are slow RAW shot-to-shot speed and the lack of even a vestige of an OVF. This is the camera Canon should have built ... and the one Nikon should have introduced in late 2010 rather than the heavily flawed P7000.
Jonne Ollakka: Really like that SX-70 theme going in the brown camera, with the bag.
On second glance, you're right ... Edwin Land would have enjoyed seeing this camera. I'm a little unsure of the lens mechanization, but this looks like a solid alternative to the S110. I'm an Oly guy, but I'd probably buy this over the XZ-2.