Ming Thein reviews a mystery camera

Ming Thein was given a mystery camera to review:

"Post-CP+, and in a stunning reversal of recent events, I’ve been given a camera to test. Not just any camera; one that is not even currently available. It is light, portable and sits in a class of its own amongst all cameras I have used."

You can read the full review on his website - really intriguing. Here are few quotes that describe the camera:

  • There is no need to use it on a tripod, though as always it helps
  • It is built with simplicity of purpose in mind
  • It has uses a 28-140mm fixed lens equivalent with ED element (max f/2.7)
  • HD video
  • CCD sensor (?)
  • It is not a Leica
  • Very noisy to the point of being unusable above ISO 400 or so
  • Very slow AF
  • The LCD panel isn’t the best
  • Battery life is not great ( two batteries included in the box)
  • Not a beginner’s camera
  • It is lighter than it looks and quite compact, and works off a variety of power sources (?)
  • It looks like it would survive a drop and a little moisture without too much trouble
  • The curves and edges of the body are soft and comfortable in the hand
  • There are few but well-placed controls
  • Not just cheap, but very cheap for what it is (price-wise)

One interesting point - Ming Thein's post is tagged "Nikon":

Update: this whole thing is most likely a joke. This is probably the reviewed camera - an old Nikon Coolpix:

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