I got mine from Adorama, you can also get it from BH. Seriously guys, I wouldn’t wait too long, this one will sell out and eventually go down in history as one of the last iconic pocket cameras before we switch to cell phones
more images and my impressions from the first 10min with the camera after the break
The GR has a nice rubbery feel, unlikely to slip your hands, even when wet,
very sturdy and well made
The lens is crazy sharp, corner to corner
Auto focus speed appears to be very good in good light, a tad slower then the X100s in high speed af mode
and a little faster then the Coolpix A – check back for a direct comparison in the next couple of days
Write speed/buffer clearance with the Sandisk Extreme 45 mb/s is very good, better then with the Fuji X100s which I found works best with the Sandisk Extreme 95 mb/s cards.
The Optical viewfinder GV-1, on the GR is quite accurate-this is relative of course- at about 3m
The GR is a bit louder in silent mode compared to the X100s – practically inaudible compared to a focal plane shutters.
Will it replace the X100s? NO
The GW-3 21mm wa attachment and lens hood GH-3 (not available as of this writing yet) should make this into a serious tool for wide angle enthusiasts.
Busy with work but can’t wait to put it through its paces, so far it looks VERY promising….
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