Nikon and innovation: a bit stale?

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Nikon and innovation: a bit stale?
Sep 12, 2012

Sony is looking very aggressive at this point. Nikon, besides the technology in the N1 system, is looking quite stale IMO.

I thought that at this point the PDAF from N1 would be already showing in all dslrs, and a hybrid OVF+EVF for use with and w/o mirror would also be coming. High speed AF shooting could move up significantly if that happened.

For most applications that's not really relevant, so a disclaimer is in order re my own interests, but I think that users like me, that came from film and like a camera that's basically an old body + good digital sensor, are a dying breed. Across the range of cameras.

BTW, this was inspired by Thom's latest posts, he like the Sony RX1:

http://www.bythom.com/

(see his second post as well)

"Today Sony adds its second large sensor camera (the 1" sensored RX100 was the first). Today's RX1 announcement is for a full frame compact camera, with traditional controls and a 35mm Zeiss f/2 lens up front. So we now have the largest sensor compact camera yet. While the US$2800 price might scare a few of you off, I suspect this camera will be a hit. Full details are all over the Web, so I won't repeat them here. But I say Bravo, Sony, well done."

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