Pros: Low Cost
Isn't this the most expensive APS-C DSLR on the market? lol
riveredger: Observation: film guys really are full of themselves.
Photography is not that hard (the technical side - composition and subject matter is another story!). I think that's what bothers a lot of the folks who learned on film. They had to work harder to get the same results that the masses can get now with digital. They had to spend hours upon hours trying to learn the technical side of using a camera and then developing film to see their results. Digital has made it much easier for folks to learn photography. For some reason, it appears to bother them that newbies now no longer have to endure some sort of rite of passage to learn the mystique of taking pictures.
Observation: film guys really are full of themselves.
BJN: I will get one of these and be very, very careful with it. Sweet but delicate cameras.
Who said anything about throwing around gear?
straylightrun: " Of course the origin of A and E mounts might seem different from a customer’s point of view, but they are fully compatible with one another using adapters."
Incorrect. The E-Mount system is not 100% compatible with Sony's own line of flashes, as the AF assist lamp on the flash is incompatible with adapted a-mount lenses or even native e-mount lenses.
The mounts are compatible, as he stated. You have changed the meaning of his statement to support your position.
ouch ... good info. Surprising.
spontaneousservices: so why do some people actually prefer a camera without flip screen? Don't they appreciate the extra possibilities?
@ Peter Bendheim - have you ever tried to take a photograph from an awkward position? Try shooting a macro from underneath a flower, for example, and you will see that there is a great benefit to a moveable LCD screen.
It's made of mag alloy so it can take a bit of a beating :-)
Oh, the whining ...!
Sad Joe: Well, during the past 2 weeks I have purchased 2x ESO-M kits complete with FOC EOS lens adapters. These are already being used to shoot PRO videos - and frankly their brilliant - so much better than I had expected. The EOS -M2 - well its a move forward and I'm pleased that the new version hasn't trashed mine - I fully expect Canon to bring out a higher spec version based upon the 70D during 2014. Stand by for the M bashers to record their opinions of where Canon went wrong with their M2 and how its the end for Canon…such nonsense.
Truth is, all of the latest cameras can produce excellent quality photos (and many can produce great video as well). It's a good time for all of us.
Frank_BR: According to legend, the acronym EOS was created by Canon to represent the Goddess of Dawn. However, the market failure of the EOS M suggests that EOS stands now for End Of Success…
It seems Canon is starting to lose its commercial magic
The same company whose stock is down 16.8% YTD? The same one whose earnings growth is -7% year over year?
3 lenses ... and they say Sony's e-mount lens line up is lacking lol (and yes, both can use adapters)
raztec: I think nearly 1500 posts and counting just doesn't quite tell Nikon how we really feel.
If you take out the hundreds of comments from the bickering among Henry, Marike and Plastek then you will get a more realistic idea of the number of posts. Just sayin' :-)
riveredger: Are those locking dials? That would really slow down user operation.
@Donnie. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a pretty nice camera overall. But come on - you can't say the objective of external dials is to make camera operation SLOWER. I bet that you will become frustrated with the locking dials after a while. I had the locking mode dial on my K5, which was a little annoying. But if I had to unlock every time I wanted to change exposure or ISO, that would have been a real PITA.
Archiver: 1226 comments as of this posting. This has to be a record for DPReview announcements, even bigger than the Adobe Creative Clod announcement. It shows how much interest and opinion there is for a camera of this nature.
most of these comments are from a handful of folks who are bickering back and forth ..,
Are those locking dials? That would really slow down user operation.
Edmond Leung: We all like this camera.... just ignore those minority who don't like it.... Those minority were all bullshitting.
Nikon, our most concern is when can we expect to buy this new camera. Can we buy it before this X'mas?
Hope we all can get it ASAP!
how can you say you like this camera when you don't know anything about it?
nnowak: What is with this immense hatred of video capability? That's fine if you don't want to use, just ignore that little red button on the back of the camera. The addition of video capabilities have boosted DSLR sales volume to the point that allow for D600s and D800s to be sold at such low prices. Remove video and the camera price goes up.
Furthermore video advancements and live view enhancements go hand in hand. Shooting live view with a tilt shift lens is bliss compared to trying to compose with and optical viewfinder.
From my perspective adding video has only made my still photography capabilities better with absolutely no downside.
@larrytusza. Your comments about making videos for "YouTube clips", etc are sophomoric. Have you ever tried to make an engaging film with your camera? It is much more involved than taking a still photo. Try it sometime, then measure your work against some of the finely filmed clips on the internet - it might change your perception of "letting them buy a Coolpix" ...
Full disclosure - I have tried video and I suck at it. But it made me realize that it takes a ton of skill, practice and patience to make a film that other folks would find engaging or even mildly entertaining :-)
terrific shot - really captures the cold!
yabokkie: for video, Canon intentionally slowed down the AF speed for smoother, more "natural" focus.
The A77 has a menu option to set the AF speed to slow. This supposedly reduces any hunting and helps with critical focus. I haven't tried the setting for stills or video, but perhaps it would help the A77 beat up even more on the new Canon :-)