Comes standard with NFC and Wifi so you won't be losing on those sharing moments. Just tap your camera with your Samnsung Galaxy phone with NFC and the picture is automatically transferred to the smart device for sharing. Sounds like a plan!
Part of the reason is probably the cost of new sensors, which don't come in cheap these days if you don't sell enough cameras to pay off the R&D cost. You have no idea how savage a beating these compact cameras have taken in the last five years.
Smartphones have dominated the landscape and with it, picture sharing and instagraming. Who the heck needs a camera like this for Flickr?
The Japanese believe that this camera will appeal to the metrosexual male or female, though I believe that iconic description no longer exist. Mavens as they are often called, are guys with money in the bank and a whole lot of spare time to go on holidays and a camera like this would suit them. It sounds like a good plan until you realize that these Mavens are also the iPhone totting generation and they don't need something like this to justify an enlarged gadget budget.
I must admit that I loved the first G1. It looked like an all round performer but this was before the day of the smartphone.
Today, 12.8 megapixel looks so dated, then thought he quality of the imaging does hold some promise. I am not sure if I would want to buy one.