Max Iso: Easily the best crop sensor camera ever made. Best IQ, best battery life, best AF, best feature set, and Nikons great lenses backing it up.
ALL HAIL THE KING !!!!!!!!!
Just wait a month for the inevitable recall.
villagranvicent: Why "photojournalism" has to be depressing and show people at their worst? cannot be something happy just for a change.
Everyday I have plenty of opportunities of taking shots of kids begging for money on the streets. I need to grab my 35mm f1.4 to get that watery eye shot with shallow depth of field through my window. I hope it rains to add more to the depressing atmosphere, if not I can always added later in PS.
I agree. I'm not saying awareness should disappear, but we're constantly bombarded by ugly things. Just look at any news. Accidents, bombings, corruption, war, over and over again. World is a depressing place for sure, but judging by the media, it looks even worse.
What I find strange is that this kind of photojournalism and awards always cover the same topics: poverty, violence on women/children, old people, sometimes war (in pro awards), natural disasters (if one has struck that year).
Even if we want to go with depressive topics, there are tons of things that don't get covered.
The marsonauts selfie cracked me up. It's good that at least category winners can have some humor in it, since the overall winner always has to be the most depressive.
A nice little camera. Such a shame Samsung is out. EX1 is still one of my favorite cams ever.
samfan: Thanks for leaving the black option. I've stopped visiting a lot sites when they switched from black to white. It's especially murderous for photo web sites. This is the internet and I'm using devices that emit light to view it; not paper. Of course white theme is nice for viewing on glossy phones outside, but removing the black option altogether is a terrible step many web sites have taken.
I still remember how the owner of Luminous Landscape used to gloat that the black background is the best for photography... Until he switched to white and I stopped going there.
So, keep up good job! There's a reason why DPR is one of the pages that load up when I start my browser.
Besides, this is a photography web site. Why do you think Lightroom has a dark background?
Quite the opposite, I keep my monitor brightness low (way lower than the standard 80 cd). And I have a good, matte monitor. But I have rather sensitive eyes and I stare in the PC for to many hours a day. So I'm very thankful when I can visit web sites with white text on black background to ease the eyestrain.
ThePhilips: Does that mean that the DPR Connect would finally gain a dark theme?
That would be a reason to go there at least now and then.
Thanks for leaving the black option. I've stopped visiting a lot sites when they switched from black to white. It's especially murderous for photo web sites. This is the internet and I'm using devices that emit light to view it; not paper. Of course white theme is nice for viewing on glossy phones outside, but removing the black option altogether is a terrible step many web sites have taken.
Didn't Canon have a patent for a hybrid VF like, 15 years ago?
By which I mean, patents are pretty meaningless for us consumers. Companies patent thousands of things every day.
Wow that's just so completely useless. Buuuut it reminds me of D100 at ISO 6400. So, we've gone quite far.
marcio_napoli: Let's get something straight:
D5 wins vs the 12.2 stops of DR from the D700
D5 wins vs the 12 mp D700
D5 wins vs the ISO 3200 limited (at best) D700
That said, I and an ocean filled of photographers have provided professional images to clients, for years and years, without complaints.
Not talking about 2007ish era. I could provide D700 files right now, in 2016, and still get a "great work" from my client.
The D5 is better by miles on all aspects.
Why do people have to complain so much? Is it because of some sort of uncanny valley effect?
The more it gets near-perfect, the more people have to find flaws by the sake of finding flaws?
If someone truly thinks a D5 is not enough to make great photography, better go back to the drawing board, better rethink some values.
Give someone talented enough, and he/she could shoot from Vogue, to Sports Illustrated, to National Geographic with this thing.
I'm not worried either. I still use my D200 and a few other 10 MPix and CCD cameras. And I have a film camera on my desk right now.
That said, how much is the D5 now? One isn't that wrong to expect this to be better than the D750.
Seems like we're gonna have another recall pretty soon.
This looks like a super fun lens to try new things. I love Chinese companies.
kkx: Do you have to buy two version of this to support both Sigma mount and canon mount?
The details said both mount, but can't be sure of one physical device will support both mount.
It will be good if this is possible.
Definitely two copies. Then again, good luck finding a lens in Sigma mount. Everyone is gonna adapt Canon mount lenses anyway.
What I'd be more curious about is whether it supports Canon brand lenses and not just Sigma ones in Canon mount.
dynaxx: I am one of the ones that don't get this.
The advantages of having fixed lenses are that you can build a leaf shutter into the lens, less dust gets on the sensor and you can optimise the sensor for a fixed focal length. Putting fixed zoom lenses on this trio of ( almost ) common bodies rather than interchangeable lenses is a baffling commercial/design decision that does away with all those advantages.
I don't know if anyone will get all three but I hope the zoom lenses are built to last ; a broken zoom and you need a new camera.
I'd wish for the 18-50 lens for Nikon 1. But, Nikon botched N1 so horribly they now probably think it's beyond saving and therefore rather made a compact instead.
But hey, if the body is good, I'm not complaining. A standalone 18-50 for N1 would probably cost $1500 anyway.
I sure hope there isn't any catch in the 18-50 which would invalidate all the good things Nikon is doing here.
I wonder... Does it take filters? I'm guessing not.
Am i dreaming? I definitely did not expect this come from Nikon. I've been waiting for a good wide-angle compact for ages. I'd have been impressed with 21mm already. 18mm is a dream. And fast to boot.
Furthermore, with Nikon I'd expect this thing to cost $1500.
What's going on? Did I just drop into alternate reality where Nikon doesn't s**t on anything sub-FX and actually can come up with innovative products before everyone else? AND reasonably named? Seriously what the hell.
By the way as a Nikon 1 system owner I'd appreciate this lens for N1, but hey for the price, a standalone camera will do.
It WOULD be a cool photo if it was genuine though.
I now expect tons of copycats, both from photogs waiting for hours under ladders as well as from automatic triggers. It might a good idea to look around in some abandoned industrial areas for cameras left there to snap this kind of pic.
It looks amazing, but I don't understand why they used a EVF with lower magnification than on the E-M5. Especially at this price.
samfan: Impressive again. How does one of the smallest photo companies trump all those big dogs?
That said, I'd argue that a fixed 35mm lens underwater is not all that useful.
There are 10 Leica S lenses. I'm not a user so can't tell for sure, but they seem of pretty useful focal lengths for a typical user. Compare to the Nikon DX lens range, which as what, 2 prime lenses in almost 20 years?
Well, Leica not doing AF and much of electronics, they sure have a lot of AF cameras, OLED displays, highest-resolution EVFs and all the other funky gadgetry.