SteveNunez: Considering the worldwide growth of m4/3, surprised they don't offer this len for that system- it would easily be the largest focal length available and would surely be popular with m4/3 shooters....ashame.
what growth are you talking about?
m43 is still way beyond DSLR sales.and m43 lens sales are even worse then body sales.take a look at CIPA numbers.
most (not all) m43 buyers want a cheap camera that is better then a P&S. but they don´t need a system camera.most don´t even have a second lens beside the kit lens.
and before the m*r*ns here begin to scream... i speak about the majority of customers.... not some geeks on photography forums.
for everyone on this forums come a few 1000x customers out in the real world who are no geeks.
DSLR lenses is where the moeny is... not m43.
happypoppeye: Well, the one major item wrong with the M1 was the autofocus so lets hope Canon got that right this time. Not sure what they (as well as Nikon) are thinking but good job not cannibalizing your low end SLR sales and at least keeping the money from that cannibalization ...let the other companies get the money and cannabilize them instead.
maybe you have to look at the sales numbers... mirroless is not such a big market. why do you think all the mirrorless companys struggle to make a dime?
remove you mirroless blinds... and google some FACTS.i mean it´s not hard to find....
"This relatively weak growth suggests there is a lack of consumer education regarding CSC, and more favourable consumer preference for DSLR cameras. Demand for DSLR cameras has been driven by entry-level models becoming more affordable."
For cameras with interchangeable lenses, the DSLR "remains by far the most popular format globally, with 80 percent volume share expected for 2013", says Futuresource."
waiting for the PRO model in the eos-m line.
this camera is most likely for the JAPANESE market only.
the eos-m was able to grab 10% market share there.something other manufacturer can only dream of with only ONE camera.
reseller in usa and europe will not get this camera as it looks.
reginalddwight: The images from the Df look soft and OOF to me.
maybe the camera is crap....
nikon is the worst underperformer in the nikkei....
and the DF will not make it better.. it´s an ugly abomination.
another mediocre nikon release.. oh oh.. what will nikon shooter do with all the unsharp D800 MP...?
and for that you need a D800?
njkdo: Sorry, what are we talking about?
if this overpriced camera sells is to be seen.
Eduardoo: It surely is one sexy camera. It's the operation that makes me wonder: the leaked top photo shows the mode dial in the M setting, and the speed dial in the 1/3 setting. The top LCD shows a speed of 1/125. Where on earth does that speed come from?
Also what happens if the mode dial is set to S and the speed dial is set to 1/125? Who wins?
Too soon to know, of course, but makes you wonder.
i think he is spot on when it comes to the ergonomics...
i guess one thing all nikon user are very happy about is that this camera has NO video.it is so much cheaper because it has no video features.imagine what this camera would cost with video features. hats of to nikon for this bold move!!!
and it shows that 36 MP are just gimmicks for newbies. when it´s about pure photography then 16 MP are enough.
Henry M. Hertz: given nikons quality problems in the past (D600, D800, D5200 etc.) i wonder when the first reports about the dials and buttons will come in.
and after 8 month nikon will release a fixed DF v2... this time with VIDEO!!! boah... innovation!!
2750 dollar... lol.... still can´t stop laughing about the guys who thought it will cost under 1500$.
well read the comments.. many here thought it will cost LESS then the D600.
raztec: Nikon just doesn't do innovation well. Look at the 1 series cameras. They do things like the D300 well. Excellent specs at a fair price.
My prediction is that this is gonna flop big time, just like the V1 did. Wait 1 year the price will drop by 50%.
what has nikon innvented lately? that´s the question!something unique that makes DSLR cameras better.
this is not about sony sensors. i just mentioned sony because some sure would say "look at the 36MP D800".
StevieF: If NR have it right, beautiful job.
IMO Nikon have judged the market for this camera spot on ( for a change - V1, hello!). Retro means, by definition, a nod to the past and for that reason it will appeal ( but not entirely of course) to the 'older' consumer who are both an increasing demographic and may have the disposable income to indulge themselves. Nikon could not afford to ignore them. It also means no video, no touchscreen, a bunch of knobs etc etc
The infantile comments by some folk around here (with the brain dead 'LOL') are hilarious- they seem to think that it's their way or no way - they need to get out more with whatever gear blows their frock up rather than try and tell others that they're wrong - I'm no more interested in what they use than their opinions of this camera.
Don't shoot yourself in the foot tomorrow Nikon and I think you have a winner on your hands.
kid, look at the nikon business... they are in trouble.stock is down camera profit down.. this camera will help them NADA.
" oh lets make a retro camera, i think people will buy it."
well a few fanboys sure will.. but that´s it.
it´s to expensive.. and 2750 dollar for what?
given nikons quality problems in the past (D600, D800, D5200 etc.) i wonder when the first reports about the dials and buttons will come in.
johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: Don't get me wrong i like the retro look of this cam.. If my D800 has this retro look, i will be in camera heaven! But... The only selling point of this camera is the nice retro look.. If it had video and built in flash with CLS capability.. I would want it, this camera as much i really like how it looks.. This can't do anything my D800 can't do...if and when the Df2.. In the future will have video and built in flash and preserving the retro look.. I will be first in line ... Although maybe if this cam's MSRP is $1500 i will be the first in line to buy just because.. :-) (my credit card will be crying but... ). :-)
so you think they water down the "pure photograhy" crap?
AbrasiveReducer: Two things. (1) A program option that overrides everything so you can take a photo without memorizing the ridiculous number of buttons and dials. You're friends will think you've memorized what all that stuff is for! (2) A reset, so that when you've accidentally set something incorrectly you can erase everything and start over. Handgrip looks great.
a program option that renders all the dials to dummys....so you can use just the touchscreen in the dark.
oh wait no touchscreen. another invention nikons does not like.
Richard Franiec: Perhaps Nikon tried to satisfy every photographer's preference: be that pushing the buttons or cranking the dials. I just wonder if this is not going to end up in harsh critique of unnecessary clatter from either camp.Canon 1DX does well with no dials at all, how this was possible? Execution of user interface should be simplest and most effective that technology supports.New Nikon is rather confusing in this respect. At least at the first look.
it´s not about how good to handle this camera is .the noobs here who like it.... like it for the LOOK.
looks like noobs and knobs... attract eachother. :-)
you may live in the 70s.... i prefer to stay in the new millenium.
i like to have video on my cameras... like many others too.
JackM: I'm afraid they've blown it. Too many buttons.
yeah well and most are intelligent enough to do that with non-retro digital cameras.... but when you need some help, all the dials and buttons may help you slow down. :)