The photo they almost picked would've been equally good, imo. Those piercing green eyes would make almost any photo taken of that girl (by a knowledgeable photographer) a work of art.
If this is a hoax, it's less hideous than the Hassleblad Lunar, Stellar, etc., which should have been hoaxes too.
One of the more useless camera launches in recent history.
Nikon forgot to say that this camera is for "trendy individuals" who don't own camera phones; NO need to get this camera if you have one, unless you're dying to have a zoom lens. A very niche market, I'd say, and not exactly a very promising prospect in terms of sales.
The grip looks like it was homemade by someone in their tool shed! I don't care if it's made from the finest wood in existence; it's horrid looking and the result looks like a botched aftermarket job.
If only they'd offer an Android version! I know it won't happen, but one can only dream..
Jimmy jang Boo: Too bad and so sad that the world is full of redneck simpleton douchebags. I don't care for the camera or the colors, but obviously Pentax knows what it is doing by catering to a specific market. I may not understand it, but I don't need to slag it.
That doesn't make sense. What makes much more sense is saying there are too many redneck simpleton douchbags who take personal offense when anyone dares say anything negative about the camera they happen to like/own. How lonely and miserable their lives must be to put such an emotional investment in an inanimate object!
Besides, this is THE place to express opinions, both positive AND negative, about different cameras; it's not a cheerleader board!
SammyToronto: There's a mistake in the article; this is not a Pentax camera, this is a Lego toy camera!
Actually your comment is the one that appears to stem from your behind. Go buy yourself a sense of humor and look at the definition of sarcasm in the dictionary while you're at it.
As for Lego, I hope they weren't offended by my comment, lol!
There's a mistake in the article; this is not a Pentax camera, this is a Lego toy camera!
While the update seems to be mainly cosmetic (pending reviews), I like the tidier size and the availability of a silver version (both would look better on my brown epm1 than my current 20mm).
I wonder, though, if the smaller size would mean a smaller/less robust focus motor is used. The current version of the lens is as reliable as a wood-burning stove(at least based on my experience) and I hope that aspect of it hasn't been compromised in the redesign.
Is it edible too?
Thanks for the comparison; I'm thinking of replacing my current phone and this came in handy since camera quality is among the top priorities for me (and I'm sure many others) when deciding on a phone.
On another note, too bad the Nokia N8 is too old to be reviewed; it had by far the best camera on any cellphone that I've owned and would probably have won this comparison. It was practically on par with a good point and shoot camera and it had a powerful xenon flash, which is a rarity in cellphones. Unfortunately, I had to move on to an Android phone (the Sony Ericsson Arc S) since the Symbian operating system on the N8 is a relic, but I do miss the N8's camera. The Arc has a more than decent camera, probably on par with the phones in this comparison, but it's no N8.
Maverick_: Something is very fishy.1) the box has 1 lens, why is that lens always pointed to the outside? 2) Why is that box always kept on the outside in crates, never inside mixed in with the others?3) Does anyone really care how UK post office delivers a local delivery? They have been providing such videos for decades. There are dozens of TV shows with such footage since the early days. 4) If this is supposed to be a test of the mechanism, then I would say it's a success but looks like the UK PO was involved.
I was going to say the same; it does sound fishy that the box seems to have always had an unobstructed view and was never buried in the bowels of the truck/distribution facility.
It's on the pricey side, though if the quality is there, which it probably is, it'd be worth it. We'll see how it'll perform when reviewed. Wish it was more compact, though, since I was hoping for a lens about the size of the Panny 20mm.
My two favorites spots to compare in the test scene are the old woman and the roman statue faces to see how each camera handles the fine details in those areas as the ISO goes up. When I did that comparison, the G15 did pretty well against the RX100, X10 and P770; it basically tied with the RX100 and was better than the other two. Given that it has a faster lens than the RX100 (once you leave wide-open) and based on those results, the G15 should be the better camera to use in low light conditions.
Having said that, the RX100 test image seems to be blurry in certain areas (e.g. the queen of hearts), so not sure if the quality there represents the best the RX100 has to offer.
I thought the Olympus OM-D hump was excessive (though the rest of that camera is a thing of beauty), but this thing takes it to a whole nother level! I guess they were looking to give it some character, but it went horribly wrong.
io_bg: What innovative does this iPhone have in the camera department? Nothing. If we have news for every new Apple product, why don't we have news from other cell phone manufacturers? Be it Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc...
I don't subscribe to the notion that a camera, whether installed on a phone or is on its own, is "an insult to photography". If it takes photos, it's a camera, period. Good photographers can create great photos using ANY camera. Speaking of which, a professional photographer had a whole exhibition of photos he took with a 4mp Canon point & shoot several years ago. Go figure!
The new Pens seem to have lost the 60fps video, which is not a huge loss but why the step backwards? I have the e-pm1 and will see if the reviews of the e-pm2 will be glowing enough to warrant an upgrade. The new sensor is obviously the main attraction, but with the fast primes I'm using, I hardly go over ISO800, even indoors, so I don't get into the ISO range where the new sensor's advantage is most obvious. One thing is for sure; I prefer the e-pm1 looks. Those shrunken e-pl1 looks do the new e-pm2 no favors!
The camera may be very well specced and take beautiful pics and videos (pending reviews), but I got into m4/3 for one reason only; size! Why settle for a camera with a smaller sensor (no matter how good it is) while I can buy a similarly-sized DSLR with a markedly larger sensror. I came to m4/3 from Canon DSLR and accepted the slight hit in image quality for the portability the m4/3 system provides. I'd, therefore, much sooner go back to Canon DSLR rather than buy the GH3.
peevee1: DPR stuff need some reality check, go out and actually talk to real people and see what they want from their cameras, and not to the tiny slice of "enthusiasts" and permanent camera reviewers. If they do, they will find that something like 80% of buyers of APS-C DSLRs and mirrorless buy it with a kit zoom and never take it off, because just 2 months ago it was the only way you can get good low-light IQ and performance (BTW, they don't care about RAW and shoot at Auto too). And now all that huge segment, MOST OF THE MARKET, was single-handedly invalidated because RX100 at f/1.8 suddenly matches (or beats in case of Canons) all those slow kits at f/3.5. If DPR cannot see the revolution here, they must be blind. If they were not blind, they should have introduced Platinum Award just for RX100.
I find the review well-balanced and fair. The review findings are consistent with my first impressions when I saw the RX100 specs and realized that the larger sensor advantages were probably more than offset by the faster lenses/less dense sensors of much of the competition (dpreview's effective aperture chart demonstrated that nicely). The RX100 only true achievement is to cram the larger sensor in such a small body, which is only useful if your main aim is to get the best possible image quality from the smallest possible camera. I have other priorities when looking for point and shoot camera. Yes, portability (rather than miniaturization) is a factor, but it's only one among many and cameras in the LX7 size league are no less portable than an RX100 (being that they'll be carried in cases by most owners).