Not sure which is the worst: (1) The still-hopelessly-trying-to-save-face apology, (2) the low-quality photo editing, or (3) the complete lack of care and/or attention by Nikon's judges.
10 years from now this whole 'retro' camera fad will be long gone and we will look back at DPR articles like this one, waxing poetically about silver knobs, and think reviewers must have had some similar bits logged in their prefrontal cortex.
Andrea Georgia: I'm utterly baffled, quite honestly, and have to agree with Andre below.
The NX500 beats the a6000 in most of the important aspects: the NX500 has a better sensor, better low light performance, a much better screen, indeed a touch screen, better video: 4K, a better menu, a better quality and largely very affordable native lens selection, a more solid feel and better ergonomics. It's only missing an EVF in comparison, which is not much of a miss as the screen is so excellent. And again, the a6000 has a poor screen and a poor EVF. The Sony was good, but has been superceded by the NX500 - did DPR test it with the latest FW?
I tried out the a6000 many times even before the NX500 was released and never liked the Sony for its hollow plasticy feel, bad menu, horrid EVF and poor quality native lens selection for those who don't want to shell out for overpriced Zeiss glass. I think there is a very significant bias at work here, and also with the reviewer of the NX500, as usual, sadly.
'ILCs with EVF vs OVF' is a reasonable discussion.'ILCs with VF vs. no VF' is not a reasonable discussion.Case dismissed!
Yes, what are the purple things?!
Cane: Pentax doesn't have to be Canon or Nikon to survive and profit. Let that sink in.
Right. Pentax didn't have to be Canon or Nikon to survive, it just needed to be bought out by the competition.
What would be 'fun' is, if when my camera took a picture, that picture was *immediately* uploaded to my smartphone. Then from the smartphone I could share it as rapidly as if the photo had been taken on the smartphone itself.
The ultimate value of any photo is largely a function of: photo_quality * #_of_relevant_people_it_is_shared_with * timeliness - effort_required_to_get_the_shot.
RichRMA: Be nice if all these wireless implementations in cameras and cards would work as easily as with a phone or tablet. I don't even use the Olympus version because it's such a operationally flawed product.
My Sony A6000's wireless connection is too slow. I would use it if I only wanted to move, say, ~10 photos to my computer, but the reality is I usually want to use it to move 100s of photos and it is far more efficient for me to just stick the SD card directly in the computer.
This article pretty much captures my train of thought when I bought an a6000 last year. Whether the cameras under consideration were 'DSLR' or 'mirrorless' was not a particularly important distinction.
Marty4650: This really isn't good news for Japan, because it just means they will gain a few jobs only as long as the Yen value is depressed. The instant the Yen gets stronger, then the jobs get shipped back to Cambodia, Thailand or anyplace else where labor is cheaper.
Most customers won't care one way or the other. The "Japan built is better" myth has long since faded away. Anything can be well built, or poorly built anywhere in the world today.
@shigzeo China's government will continue breeding hatred of Japan (and continue antagonizing virtually all other neighbors) simply to encourage (negative) emotion-driven nationalism, as to maintain their power. Japan hatred is a wonderfully convenient party tool, no amount of apologies will ever be sufficient as long as the CCP rules.
Kim Letkeman: Yawn. They build 'em where it makes business sense. Market contraction and the falling yen probably makes this a no-brainer.
I'm guessing Canon probably converted its R&D staff into an assembly line to avoid unnecessary expenses / avoid layoffs.
extraone: the problem I see is not the QC but the work ethics.
out of all the asian countries, japan is the only country that has a very hard work ethic.
they live to work. all the rest work to live.
you obviously have spent a lot of time in asia.
alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.
#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...
Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.
Hi Clint,Can you please stop responding to HowaboutRAW? He's not worth your time (I've seen your flickr page -- you clearly have proven you have better things to do). I'm tired of getting message reminders about this thread from DPR. Thanks.
i would crop it more
reminds me of how i've wanted to visit leh for quite some time
Nice pic!Interesting camera/lens combination.
lacikuss: These comparisons should be done based on target market rather than camera technology.
I would like this:
Best Landscape CamerasBest Sports CamerasBest Family CamerasBest Pocketable CamerasBest Video CamerasBest Camera under $500Best Camera under $1000Best Camera under $1,500
See you're (dpr) still very much focused on product and very little on customer segment. Focus on customer needs and you'll be better off.
Or, in the interest of working with the articles that already exist (so that this is feasible before Christmas), DPR could just apply some additional 'award badges' to each current segment for best (a) video, (b) landscape, (c) family/people, (d) sports/action, (e) portable camera, etc. in category.
braisim: It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).
"Barney the Brave" -- that might be your new nickname after jumping into that death metal mosh pit of an A-mount thread!
On a related note, FWIW, IMO, DPR could gain more from applying the content management strategies of 'stack overflow' than that of the buzzfeed bandwagon.
DPR, would have been nice if the 2014 version of this article had a fresh comments section.
I think I speak for all red-blooded men when I say that celebrating the photography of sexually attractive women is "OK"!
Retzius: This week Sony releases the A7II with 5 axis IBIS and Nikon answers with...
wait for it...
The gold edition Df
Pretty much sums up the state of things in Nikon land atm
Seriously though, isn't it about time that Nikon is sold to an electronics company?