Too expensive for what it is
zettlers: This one is not for me so I hate it and expect everyone else to do the same!
Agree ..they are fiddly as hell so shouldn't be used in cameras where you need to swop them out in the wild when one gets full
I agree .. Micro SD cards are too small and fiddly. Ok in a phone / tablet but pita in a camera.. Ever seen a computer that accepts micro SD cards?
RedFox88: How much is nikon paying DPR for these "what you need to know" articles? This is the second one in 24 hours!
I can't understand why DPR was so critical about the A7 but rather nice about the A7R
hetedik: Excuse me, what Big Differences??? I don’t see anything that would make anybody to jump on the D810. Of course, if you have already some Nikon glasses, then you are happy for an upgrade now and then. But for all other people, the D810 doesn’t really give any “Big Difference” for this money.
Even worse, the D810 is a dead-end. The near future, for some companies already the present, is a mirrorless, hybrid camera, being good for still and film/video as well. The real future is a camera with the “right” ergonomics, taking only film, and we can self pick the best frame out of the 24/25/30… what we have per second.
I also believe this is paid “Camera News”. The real title should have been: Why Small Amounts of Money Obviously Make a Big Difference to the Nikon's D810 review :-)
I think, Nikon should use the money for product development instead of marketing. If Nikon’s strategy doesn’t change, I think, they are out of the marked in 5-10 years. Seriously.
Totally agree! Its like they want to squeeze a little more out of the market without giving much away
Maklike Tier: The Elephant in the room for me, is that the A7 is a $1449 body.....and the 5D MkIII is a $3399 body. Yeah sure the 7S can resolve ridiculously high ISO shots, but in 'normal use' it's no advantage really from where I'm sitting...and it's a $2495 body.
For this shootut, the impressive camera to my eyes is the plain ol' boring ol' A7, punching well above it's weight.
*edit* Actually I just noticed that the comparo was for the A7R ($2298) DPR, can you add the A7 to this shootout? The 7S is worth the money if you're shooting regularly above ISO51200, but if not, then I'm not sure what the point is. A very specific tool for a very specific job? I'd be less inclined to say that if it could shoot at high ISO with more than a paltry 5fps.
Can you add the A7 to this shootout?
Great holidwy reading that doesnt tax the brain cells!
I got thr RX100 Mk1 as it was discountedby 200$ here (new, unopened box) plus a free Sony original case (the nice one) versus ghe MK2. I knew i wouldnt use the hotshoe as the external viewfinder for the Mk2 costs 400$ and i rarely use a flip up screen.
The slight increase in low light abikity didnt push me into paying nore either as i knew i would be using this compact in good light,
What amazed me most was how clever the Superior Intelligent Auto setting was ,,, It gave excellent results all the time when I was with non photographer friends and didnt want to keep tgem waitung by messing around with settings.
I reckon the Mk1 is tge classic!
Spectro: Less is more. I used to try to carry all the things, but it just get too big and heavy. For a pro you got to have everything ready, but for a weekend photostroll, just a camera is fine. Since I am more of the weekend photographer, if I need a ND filter I will bring it only if I need too. Dust blower? This is done at home if need be, heck Lightroom spot removal is easy. Trigger cord, how about the camera timer? Tripod is a planed thing too, if you don't plan on it, don't bring it. Heavy to carry around if you don't plan on using it. As for a the mini tripod, they aren't very good. I find a ledge or some object on the fly. I use my smartphone for calling not photo related, you must be showing off your webpage with a tiny screen? I have a tablet too, used to carry it, but that was extra weight also.
Agree - less gear means more fun and less neck ache. As.e would go with lenses - why wheel a baglisd when you can get away with what you need ?
Bill Bentley: I can't see a tripod mount anywhere. There certainly is the space for one. I think it would be helpful for a device like this.
Samsung got it right with their integrated Samsung galaxy camera design.
This contraption looks as if the lens/camera could easily fall off if you tried to answer the phone - an expensive mistake.
This doesn't do it for me I'm afraid. I live in HK and.there are far more interesting buildings than these.