Casio might have managed to do something that Nikon never have: make a decent compact, that is.
rdscibilia: This is better than the EOS M I bought for $299 how exactly?
EOS M - even at it's rock-bottom price it's poor value for money.
moimoi: A crazy expensive camera with the horrid X-trans sensor (raw conversion still produces artifacts), no thanks...
moimoi said:"Lol, I have used the X100 long enough that it was sent back right where it came from."
So you bought a camera that you hadn't tried, and found that you didn't like it. Blame the camera? No - blame yourself. Lol.
It's amusing that everyone who has an X100, or X100S, are saying how much they like the camera, and all the people who are saying they dislike the camera don't have one. Jealousy, maybe... Lol.
The X100s is a joy to use and produces excellent images. Having said that, I wouldn't want it as my ONLY camera, because of the fixed focal length. I have other cameras to provide the other FLs I might need, so it's not a problem for me. The X100s is a brilliant idea, beautifully realised.
We can safely assume that moimoi has never used an X100s.
A white DSLR! That's going to change everything!
'Traditional' DSLRs - very good.
DSLR lenses - very good.
DSLR flash guns - very good.
Everything else - mediocre at best.
They are patronising photographers with this 'retro' frippery.
The only companies that have any vision at the moment are Fuji, Sony, and Pentax/Ricoh. Canon and Nikon just shuffle mindlessly forward like zombies.
DSLRs - Very good.
DSLR Lenses - Very good.
DSLR Flashes - Very good.
Coolpix A - Not bad.
Everything Else - Lol.
ulfie: Looks good, very good even. But not knock-your-socks-off better than say Olympus OM-D EM-5 with good primes, especially up to and including ISO 1600. Maybe Oly's jpeg engine is just plain excellent while this one is very good considering the sensor size.
That's true, but people have been making similar images with other cameras for years, so ho hum.
Anyone who buys a camera that is as much of an unknown quantity as this one, need to have their bumps felt.
Try before you buy.
PerL: This is a beautifully made camera that sits much better in the hand than an EM-5, but it is not as capable for action shooting as its semi pro APS-C rivals. It is also not as good in IQ (compare the DxO Marks scores that is just out to a Nikon D7100).And the bottom line for me, the images. I don't like using APS-C kit lenses - not for the sharpness, but for the flat look with to much DOF. Why would I want a sensor size with even more DOF, no matter that the camera body is very nice. One has to decide - are you more interested in a camera body - or the images? That is why FF is the right answer for me personally. But I can see why many are attracted to this camera - just not me.
I don't shoot anything with a sensor smaller than APS-C. The reason is very simple: I've never seen anything with a smaller sensor that can output comparable images. I bailed out of m43 after three cameras because the dynamic range wasn't good enough, the 2X crop factor was, and is, pretty inconvenient and the images often looked 'flat' as you say.
People say that things have moved on, and maybe they have, but I gave it a good try and it didn't work for me.
Good luck to anyone who disagrees with me - I'm no expert, anyway.
Digitall: "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?My friends all drive DSLR's, I must make amendsWorked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friendsSo Lord, won't you buy me a Olympus E-M1?"
I wonder what fraction of 1% of photographers shoot sports of any kind...
BECAUSE IT'S NOT AS GOOD AT SPORTS!
Looks like a nice camera.
DSLR user: "It's not as good as a DSLR for sports!"Mirrorless user: "That's no problem - I don't shoot sports."DSLR user: "BUT IT'S NOT AS GOOD AS A DSLR FOR SPORTS!!!!"Mirrorless user: I don't shoot sports - I shoot portraits and landscapes!"DSLR user: "OK fair enough then. I don't shoot sports either.
And then they lived happily ever after.
Nikon make good DSLRs, and the lenses and flashes to go with them, but everything else they make is...
For me, it's missing wood. Wood is what discerning photographers want.C'mon Leica - where is the wood?
Leica unveils the Panasonic Lumix LX-7 Ultra Vanity Edition.