Digital Suicide: Df best DSLR? You got to be kiddin me...
Try one and see if you like it.
Nice try, wisep01, but the Df is a hit already when you consider that it's a niche product. It's hardly a distant second when you remember that it's a 2700 dollar body up against more mainstream stuff. I'm a pro shooter and virtually everyone I know is ordering one at this point. Those who understand the D4 sensor (and the Df is better still) know why they want this little DSLR. I've already tested the AF of the Df against my D800 and there was no real-world difference. The Df AF is just as good as the D610 of course. Keep an eye out for my review next week and comparison shots in low light.
Happily, the cameras in the lead should be. The Pentax is quite good and I just ordered a Df (or rather my wife did) after trying a friends for an evening. The Df is beautiful, ideal if you already own a D800. D610 and D7100 are also solid, if less than thrilling upgrades. I voted for the Df because it's the only thing on the list that's really trying something new. The interface is truly enjoyable and flexible and the sensor is gorgeous. Packed in the smallest FX body around it's very easy to fall for the Df. As expected spec hunters don't "get it" but they aren't usually photographers anyway.
HawaiiVolcanoes: This type of advertising..in my experience...has ALWAYS yielded...a "whole lot of nothing"....I have avoided Nikon like the Plague for years...I don't want to hear about their 5000 year old legacy of building cameras..they suck...their small cameras suck..their dslr's (for the VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE) suck. They probably realized that the FM2n is the most popular camera they have produced in many years and are <trying> something/anything to capitalize upon that. I shoot with Canon and Sigma DP Merrill.....Nikon..you have absolutely nothing that I could ever want. Goodnight
Seriously? You must not earn money with your gear. I owned Canon FX and now own Nikon FX. Both are great systems and do what any working pro shooter requires. A skilled shooter can work with either. For the moment the superior DR and detail of the D800 suits my needs, but Canon is also great.
rfsIII: Awesomeness. Bounce flash is so underutilized and when you hold the camera vertically and bounce the light off a wall you can get beautiful portraits. It's great when Nikon comes out with a great product in spite of themselves.
The D700 really deserves a better flash with a rotating head. Pick up a SB700 or a used SB600.
Uh, folks...with batteries it's about 20% LIGHTER than the SB400. The WHOLE flash head tilts up properly and will bounce better than the SB400 ever did. It's a little less powerful, but this is not going to effect most users. On a P7700 or Coolpix A this is a better flash than a SB400. Sure, my SB800 will still stay with my D800, but this baby flash is slick for my little cams and I'm getting one. The fully tilting head alone makes it a superior design. The SB400 pivoting reflector was always a weak spot.
Not much of a guide. Looks like a plug for Amazon. There's really no info here at all.
Interesting to read all of these comments, many from folks who have not spent time with either. I own the P7700 and I tried the G15 for a week. Bottom line: BOTH are very good compact cameras that do not have the speed to replace my DSLRs. So when people cry about the Nikon being slow I just laugh. I'd shoot myself if I was stuck with either for anything but fairly basic needs. Neither are appropriate for a wedding or really anything too important. BOTH are slow and limited.But with that said I find the P7700 less limiting because of the 200mm lens and slightly sharper output. It's a nice little camera and the speed has NEVER EVER been an issue because I know how and when to use it. The same goes for the G12 I owned. I can do very nice work with the P7700 and the SB800 flash set up off camera and I'm astonished by the excellent video output as well. No, my D800 is not threatened nor is my wife's D7100. Know your tools and stop sweating the little stuff. Cheers!