Looks like my readers are smarter than I am:
Everyone (there were many) who guessed "Sony RX100" were right. No deep secret in the offing weeks down the road.
So what's with the Sony RX100? Primarily, it's an advanced "compact digicam" (and these days, those are really tiny) with ~21 million pixels and an extra-large sensor for its class. It has a 1"-size sensor (8.8x13.2 mm), which is the same as Nikon's "CX" size as found in the recent Nikon 1 series cameras. Nikon's 1-series is its much ballyhooed attempt to woo non-enthusiast (mostly, read "female") consumer/photographers who want to step up from a small-sensor compact without going "all the way" to an entry-level DSLR such as the Nikon D5100 or the just-released Canon 4Ti. The 1" / CX sensors are "tweeners"—larger than most compact digicams but smaller than Micro 4/3 and the similar APS-C. Yet it (talking about the Sony again) has a fixed lens (28–100mm-e), unlike the Nikon 1 cameras. In that sense it's more like the Canon G1X, another large-sensor fixed-lens digicam (which however has a still larger sensor).
Downsides? I've never seen the camera, and haven't used it, but it will have no EVF available (significant because viewing-screen-only viewfinding can be tough in bright sunlight).
I presume the secret about David's post was that he's used the RX100 and likes it a lot—enough, as he says, to switch allegiances from the excellent Canon S100, which for this last stretch of digital time has taken pride of place as the most popular of the small-sensor compacts.
(Thanks to Miemo)
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