Summary: I wanted to get something that could (a) be high quality point and shoot; (b) with ability to do a lot more; (c)wifi capable to easily transfer pictures to any venue like a phone using apps; (d) take great video to replace my separate old but very capable Canon HD Vixia HF 100 - I wanted to no longer carry a separate video cam. Caveat -- I am a lame forever amateur photographer. I am sure this is a very high quality cam for the sophisticated photog.
Summary: Not being a professional, this camera makes me feel like one! I have to get to understand it a little better as I use it, but I love it already. Takes great pictures and the Wi-Fi is an excellent addition. I took pictures of some scenery and had it enlarged for my wall and the detail was incredible! Would recommend this to all who wanted a "real" camera!
Summary: I had several cameras in the past ( Nex 5 and 6 ) and this one let me tell you is packing amazing quality specially after the Body 1.32 Firmware the raw processing engine got on steroids and ISO 6400 is pretty much what 3200 used to be and 3200 looks like the 1600..You get the point! The 2D/3D lens is very sharp and makes a great combo.
Summary: I have owned the Sony RX100, Canon G1X, Canon EOS M, and the Canon 5DMKIII. I was looking for a small mid-size shooter to do event photography in nightclubs and events. I have been impressed by it's versatility, although I feel like the Canon G1X had a better JPG image results, it's focus was too slow, especially at low light. The Canon EOS M was good too, but it's focusing system was too slow. The RX100 was great, but simply wasn't versatile enough as an SLR.
Quick take on people reporting gray market goods & my review on Pairing issue with Note 3
1 November 2013
Summary: The people perhaps who received gray market goods should state the seller of the goods. Even though amazon may fulfill many orders from their warehouse, the products actually may be sold by 3rd party retailers. You can always choose the option to buy directly from amazon, and it may not have these issues. Some of these negative reviews are not based on the actual product itself.
Pros: Superb features. Great results. Friendly price. Compact size and lightweight. Wifi available. Auto share.
Cons: Not a point & shoot camera for rooms with limited light,the auto focus mode would hardly let you take any picture in dark places. Battery life, I was only allowed to take 40-70 pics before the battery out.
Pros: Photos are beautiful. This is so far the best mirrorless from Samsung by far. Now Samsung will be one of the major players in the camera market because of this camera. The amoled display is superb and sharp. The interface is fast responding. Wireless connection is a plus. Highly recommended.
Cons: The lenses are somewhat expensive. See other thoughts on how to save on lenses.
Summary: I bought this from Celltime under Amazon fulfillment for $559 nett. I am able to register the product at Samsung USA. So this was a good deal. Pros: Large Sensor APS-C cmos sensor allow me to get the Depth of field photos I wanted. Won me over from Canon SX40. Fast focusing. Nice firmware and easy to use menus. User guide is excellent (better than the Canon SX40 user guide). Good image quality. Cons: I had to get use to the buttons (for those canon users).
Summary: I got a bad camera!! The screen goes wrong. Is divided and placed randomly pink, not allowing you to see anything. Now I must see to fix it, and I have no service Samsung where I live in Argentina. A huge headache and a waste of time and money. What a disappointment!!