davob: Is there any chance DPR could do the G5 review as a kind of addendum to the GH3 review - compare and contrast. The software and features should be similar.
No mic input or headphone monitoring on the G5 either. Regardless, it's a good deal. Just not really for any serious video work.
Am I crazy, or is this variable aperture lens solving a problem that doesn't really exist (in the 70-300 VR)? Is 100mm on the long end plus (maybe) faster focusing warrant an extra $2200 and 730g?
DrWhom: While I'm sure that the image quality will be class-leading, and I appreciate the weather sealing and better AF, I'm a little miffed that Nikon still wants us to buy a separate WIFI/GPS module, and that articulating LCDs are for consumer grade products only. Not to mentions that DX lenses have some quality/coverage holes, and FX lenses are too big (for me).
I've been holding on to my D90 for a long time now, and I was really hoping that the D7100 or D600 would be my next move. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of the m4/3 system, with its collection of excellent primes and compact f2.8 zooms, along with excellent video support and built in WIFI (Panasonic GH3).
I can't help but feel that Nikon isn't sure what to do with DX, and that they see mirrorless as a gimmick. I hope that I'm wrong!
@Photomonkey - GH3 is weather-sealed, magnesium body, and has fully articulating screen. I think Nikon is just stuck in an SLR paradigm as far as their upscale body designs go.
While I'm sure that the image quality will be class-leading, and I appreciate the weather sealing and better AF, I'm a little miffed that Nikon still wants us to buy a separate WIFI/GPS module, and that articulating LCDs are for consumer grade products only. Not to mentions that DX lenses have some quality/coverage holes, and FX lenses are too big (for me).
tkbslc: "Kuster believes that iPhone photography allows portrait subjects to let their guard down becuase they are not looking at an intimidating DSLR."
So why not use an LX7 or rx100 or something? Even a GX1 with a 20mm f1.7. The iphone offers nothing special in this regard.
Plus with an iPhone, you get that awesome quality of everything needing to be brightly lit if you want to avoid motion blur and crazy noise. It's a tool - a shittier tool than most of us have, not a panacea
I feel like the faux-nostalgia of instagram and other silly filtering treatments is bound to eventually fade... We get it - you like your photos to look "vintage". Funny that this technique became popular when quality dipped due to sensor limitations
I think this camera might re-kindle my love affair with my 50 1.8! I knew I should have shelled out extra for the 70-300 over the 55-300, but I guess the DX mode will have to do for a while :) The D600 is the perfect option for FX upgrade from DX, IMO - You can upgrade your glass piece by piece, and still enjoy the better dynamic range, low light performance, auto focus (over my D90) and video performance. I will probably wait a few months for the price to stabilise, but D600 here I come!
For a few clicks more: They are all good but nothing exceptional other than the extra resolution maybe. Except the high ISO ones, my Nikon D40, Fujifilm S5 and other cameras can also take the same images.
"Except the high ISO ones" is a huge caveat. I have a D90 now, and I frequently find myself wanting a usable ISO3200 shooting flash-free indoors, never mind 6400!