Ben Herrmann: CAUTION: Be very careful - I just did the firmware update for the Nikon P7700, and now, 3rd party batteries no longer work. The camera will not respond to any of the 3rd party models that I have - including the Wasabi's that are superior. Once you turn off the camera (after firmware update), it will not start up again with a 3rd party battery (at least in my case). But it will function just fine with Nikon batteries. Way to go Nikon!!!! You Tu_ds....another way for you to make an extra buck now having to buy your batteries exclusively.
There is no way to know if a non-factory firmware downgrade is safe. I doubt if Nikon even test for this. It can't be as simple as just reflashing because saved parameters have to be preserved. Simplest and safest way is for the camera to check firmware binary for an embedded version number and only apply newer versions.
Also safest and simplest to calibrate camera behaviour for Nikon's own products. Why would they do anything else?
Interestingly the P7100 also uses EN-EL14s but hasn't had a firmware update.
Nice article. Erm ... what was it about again?
EssexAsh: No 3. seriously, how hard would it of been just to give it a wipe.
Hey Mr Magoo, those are reflections. Seriously, how hard would it be to look before making inane comments? Also look at some books on writing English, the word is "have", also questions end with "?".
Of course it is a copy and of course the legions of witless fandroids make witless comparisons with Apple, after if Samsung didn't copy Apple all their phones would look like Nokia handsets.
Biowizard: Beautiful camera - lousy English ...
"and no FEWER than 1000 prototype parts."
Quite correct, your English is lousy. As written, "nearly 1000" means less than 1000. "No fewer than 1000" on the other hand means 1000 or more. Your version is the opposite of what you thought your were correcting. Oh, and a trashy piece of bling, not beautiful at all.
What a classic of moronic marketing speak, "empower the consumer" and "The new tripod stands support consumers ...", funny I thought they supported the camera. Didn't realize *I* was meant to stand on it and all this time I've been doing it wrong.
Michael Jue, you are a disgrace to your species.
Nikon should be ashamed by Fuji's after sales support. Fuji don't just fix bugs they provide functionality enhancements. If my D90 and P7100 were as well looked after as this I might not be looking so hard at Fuji.
A simple mechanism is to only permit purchasers to leave a review. The trouble is that Amazon and DPR see themselves as partly in the social media market and they know that one way of attracting eyeballs is to allow people to leave their opinions behind.
Another more advanced technique is to permit non-purchasers to leave reviews but not to show them to anyone else. That is, only the logged in non-buyer sees their own reviews (which are of course disregarded in the overall rating).
"no plans" is corporate shorthand for "no plans we are prepared to announce just yet".
All this endless whining. Adobe don't want to sell me any upgrades? Fine, I'll continue to use CS3 until the competition improves. If you have CS it will continue to work, what's the problem?
Most non-commerical users don't NEED Photoshop, it is just a name they've heard or they are fetishising the most polished toy, rather like people who buy a sports car and just use it to drive to the shops.
RaZZ3R Death: I don't get this obsesion with iPhone ... it's not BY FAR the best option to take photos since there are so many better IQ out there from Samsung, Sony, HTC even Nokia.
No one said it was the best option, but it is a very popular smartphone and it is what a lot of people will have with them. It also has most (if not all) of the best camera apps.
The obsession is from fandroids who feel the need to react to every mention of the iPhone.
Operator: Why does the iOS version support so much more features than the Android version?
iOS:Timelapse ModeTimeWarp™ ModeSound sensor ModeShock & Vibration sensor ModeMetal & magnetism sensor ModeFacial recognition ModeLE HDR ModeLE HDR Timelapse ModeDistanceLapse™ ModeMotion detection ModeCable Release ModeStar trail ModeBulb Ramping TimelapseWi-Fi Slave ModeWi-Fi Master Mode (trigger other devices running Triggertrap MobileSunset & Sunrise CalculatorLag-o-Meter
Android:Timelapse ModeTimeWarp™ ModeLE HDR ModeLE HDR Timelapse ModeDistanceLapse™ Mode)Cable Release modeStar trail ModeBulb Ramping TimelapseWi-Fi Slave ModeWi-Fi Master Mode (trigger other devices running Triggertrap MobileSunset & Sunrise Calculator
Will the Android Version always be crippled or will we become a update?
Another paranoid fandroid! Yes, it is crippled, they deliberately removed features from the Android version because they hate you. Or maybe Andoid is a less capable system than iOS and Android simply simply can't provide some of the required capabilities.
focalphotography: The main reason any site including most of the UK news media websites do stories about the iPhone is for Google ranking and search engine optimization.
Daily mail is a good example of this doing maybe 2-3 stories about iPhone every week !!
Another Apple hater in denial. 2-3 every week eh? If I've told you once, I've told you a million times, don;t exaggerate. The main reason is that it is a popular phone and people will look to coverage of a phone they already have.
This is part of the ongoing Android/IOS battle. Some parts will appear in a future release of Android, the rest will metaphorically gather dust in some forgotten disc drive in the bowels of Google's galactic HQ. Snapspeed will pulled from the app store in 1, 2, 3 ...
A bold move and I hope it succeeds for them. Fuji's response will be interesting. A good time to be a camera buyer, I look forward to retiring my P7100 in a year or two.
Pat Cullinan Jr: Giles,
To me, the triumph lies in your refusal to bow to resentfulness, and your affirmation of God, joy, and life. God go with you, Giles Duley. And a heart-felt thanks for your incomparable generosity, sacrifice, and service to flag and neighbor.
This man is neither ex-military nor does he ever mention religion. Take your primitive superstitions and fake-patriotism elsewhere. This brave man deserves more than your back-of-a-corflake-packet platitudes.
falconeyes: I think NASA made a mistake here: to publish an early image with poor quality, DPR would pick up upon and trolls would make any discussion 99% noise.
I think, with a lander project this expensive, stunning photography sent back from Mars is crucial for public acceptance.
I see that the quality is much worse than 2MP alone would explain. So, I guess they have problems with image quality (like dust, maybe from the landing or the current "weather") and what we see probably is an early test image.
So, they have to wait for better conditions and shoot a 16 image panorama which they can stitch into a stunning pano for the public. At that time, DPR should have reported, not now! But it is important that NASA is going to do this. I hope they are aware of this. I guess they are.
Last note: Of course, the conservative nature of space projects made them use an outdated camera technology. Which is sad. But I don't think it is limiting the quality of images we're going to see in the future.
You're seriously suggesting that NASA should not publish images because some idiots on DPR might generate trolling comments?
No viewfinder? Too expensive in the UK. No interest.
Unpatriotic eh? Idiots.
Neil2112: Using Aperture here for small shoots, cataloging and I/O.For serious work (1500 shot weddings) Lr4 is a must have. No debate.
It comes as a significant disappointment that in a field where Apple should outright dominate, they're a big fat nowhere. Why go to all the pain of producing a fabulous new laptop and then cede the market to Adobe with such a weak app?
Honestly, I really want to use Aperture, but it is nowhere close to the raw energy and power of Lightroom. Apple, if you ever want to step up your game and kick Adobe's keister, now would be a nice time to do it.I'm waiting.
Thank you Adobe fanboy or is it fandroid? "raw energy and power of Lightroom"! Really? Even by DPRs undemanding standards, this is drivel.