The 4K video footage is superb.
Mateus1: If GX8 was in GX7 size, I would buy it, but the GX-8 is huge - much bigger than all APS-C I know. GX-7 was great design with just a few issues, it's pity Pana leaved its small and beautiful design. So, I went for Fuji APS-C.
Have you seen it in person? It is a fantastic looking camera.
noflashplease: Point and shoot cameras dominated the beginning of the digital era, in the years immediately before and after the turn of the century. Today, point and shoot cameras belong to a dying niche. On one hand, you have ever decreasing numbers of technophobic elderly people, devoted to flip phones, and on the other hand, neophytes who don't remember the heyday of the digital point and shoot. Fixed lens cameras are a novelty to people who were too young to "Party Like It was 1999." Camera companies really need to dump their point and shoot lines and concentrate on interchangeable lens cameras. Period.
I respectfully disagree. Consumers do not want to carry around a big camera and lens kit, but they do want better quality than can be achieved with a smart phone. These 1" cameras meet that demand perfectly.
AprilW: Nope. The shortcomings are too much to consider this camera. Nice try, Sony.
Seriously? Where are the 4k mirrorless rivals with anywhere near the advanced focusing capabilities of this camera priced less than $1000?
Josh152: I have a feeling there was a lot more demand for this camera than Nikon suspected. Which is probably why it took so long to be offered in the first place and when it finally was, probably just so Nikon had an answer to the 7DII, the high demand for the camera took Nikon by surprise. I love how everyone is making absurd conspiracy theories about defects and slamming Nikon for the delay. These same people would be even more critical of Nikon if they released on time and then immediately had a 3 month back-order just to fill the pre-orders.
Well it makes no sense to delay shipment because of high demand. There is a disconnect in that logic!
Robert Zanatta: Pretty good battery life.
Is like to try the viewfinder.
But only USB 2.0?
Do any cameras have USB 3.0 yet?
Project95: With no touch screen or joystick. Then how do people move AF points on the original a6000?
it can be done with the selection wheel. But, the easiest way is to use subject tracking. Just lock on to the subject using the center point and then recompose to your heart's content.
Coyote_Cody: Why the 'Oh Wow' heading ? Prejudice announcements - DPR you should be ashamed !!
DPR ~= Sony Fanboy now ??
Oh Wow, what is so astounding ????????????
I guess when it comes to Sony cams, ONLY 'Oh WOW' is warranted when they finally have touch screens !!!
Cure all cancers, I will give you a huge 'OH WOW', maybe even a THANKS, just another nice cam - you only earn a 'nice', make sure you always OVER emphasis the NON astounding DPR !!!! Silly stuff here !!
425 phase detect at points... WOW!
Which shortcomings are deal breakers for you?
mostlyboringphotog: Where is the equivalent aperture graph?
Drink too much tonight?
Very nice looking camera - and I bet it would just inspire creativity when in one's hands. I do think it's a bit overpriced, though.
Lee Jay: This is why I have SLRs. They do everything well. Great ergonomics, great viewfinder, great autofocus, great speed, great responsiveness, great flexibility, great image quality. Every other type of camera is a sacrifice. For example, picking on the first camera mentioned in the article, the A6000 has the worst ergonomics of any camera I've ever held and also has a terrible viewfinder.
A small guy attempting to project a large shadow...
I like DSLRs but I do find them boring and uninspiring.
Boris F: Very good camera for stills, it would be very nice to have one.But, I'm just wondering, why joystick and not a touch screen?Is it a big deal to add a 4K video?
I love silly arguments like this... "My joystick is .02 ms faster than your touch screen, allowing me to get the shot." lol get over yourself
misspiggy01: the level of detail is astounding! i like it best at iso 3200. not too far from TriX, my favourite film.
i just recently shot my d800 in b/w at iso 3200 medium jpg normal, ADL auto, exp comp -1.3. also gives a very nice filmlike texture. but not anywhere that level of detail.
but i´m not sure if the difference would be worth € 7.500 for me. (camera plus lens).
so nikon, please, next up Df monocrome!
You lost the detail at ISO3200 because you shot jpg.
Weasel: Oh my...I replaced my D200 last year with the D7200. Looking forward to the D500 real world samples. Specs are looking really good but I don't think I am going to upgrade due to the big price difference. I won't say the D500 is to expensive - it's about the same like my D200 in 2006, it was about 1600€ body only as I can remember. The D7200 already dropped 130€ from the price when I bought it (1000€) - I think the best I could get for a used D7200 now is about ~700€...this means about additional 1000€ to upgrade to the D500. I don't think I can justify this in respect to my shooting habits. I saved this amount of money to buy me a Tamron 70-200/2.8 - so I can decide new glas or uprade to the D500. :-/
I am skeptical that the new sensor in the D500 will be better than the D7200 sensor, which by every measure is phenomenal.
JackM: Congrats Nikonians. I'm a Canon guy and I added a 7D2 to my 5D3 and I'm very happy I did for sports/action/wildlife. The D500 seems very similar to a 7D2. I'd encourage any Nikon shooter to give this cam a serious look.
@DonnieG - while the 7D2 is a very good camera and the D500 will likely be as well, it is rather inaccurate to state that these cameras are the reason that Nikon and Canon own this segment of the market. The 7D2 hasn't sold nearly as well as the 70D, and the D500 hasn't even hit the shelves yet.
ttran88: The original 7D was so popular regular soccer mom's were buying them and Canon milked it for 5 yrs, now the 7DM2 on the other hand went from $1700 to $1100 within its release year. It will be interesting to see how this camera sells in today's market.
Having been on travel soccer teams with my children, I have to tell you that I never once saw a parent with a 7D. Just saying!
PhotoESQ: Body only price of 2k is reasonable. My question is, who in the hell is going to pay $3,069.95 for a kit that includes a variable aperture mid range zoom lens. For a thousand bucks, you can get a nice selection of primes or pay for two-thirds of the cost of the 17-55 2.8....
Also, LOL at the battery back costing $449.95.
Other than that, I am mighty impressed with the announcement.
It think it is priced too high for a DX camera. It looks good, though, otherwise.
Vegetable Police: On the negative side, I'll have to sell my house to afford it. But on the positive side, I can live in the camera ;)