J3 looks good to me - slim, light and clean, but some controls wouldn't hurt. They already have 4 similar cameras with these frustrating menu driven controls.What prevents Nikon from using a PSAM wheel is beyond me.
raztec: Great job in image quality, but when are we not going to get a dumbed down camera from Nikon? Why can't they put the best AF and video features in this camera?
Those who buy the D800 want the resolution. I want a light weight DSLR for bokeh and fast and accurate focus. And I want a rangefinder style FF camera with interchangeable lenses for everything else.
Seriously, is that too much to ask?
I wouldn't say idiotic, it's just marketing. Cheaper camera off course will miss something and unfortunately AF makes perfect sense especially since Canon is not very competitive in this respect either.
it's a shame, because other than af area coverage the camera is just perfect. It's also the only real cons mention in the review.
agreed. Small body and bigger af area would be great.
It may be, that the manufacturers don't see a market for such camera, since so many people are buying mirrorles.
The whole "affordable" FF camera segment is developing much slower, than I thought, when 5D mkI came out 7 years ago.
blank_: I always admired nikon for not crippling the AF, but I guess it was necessary this time.
I'm sorry, if I hurt your feelings in any way. I guess that shooting with the center cross sensor only for 5 years just made me too critical here (I seriously don't mean to offend anyone)
I always liked how nikon was using the same AF modul down to d300 compared to canon approach. I understand, that lesser model is going to miss something, but that does not mean I have to like it.
I was not speaking about how the AF works, but about the placement and spread of af points. I even prefer the huge coverage of d300, so for me it's a step in wrong direction.
I guess it's hard to please everyone :) But wouldn't you prefer d700/800 af?I'm shooting with original 5D for a long time and to have more cross sensors with a decent spread across the viewfinder is the most important upgrade, I can imagine.
sure it's "affordable FF" but I don't think it's too much to ask for the price
I always admired nikon for not crippling the AF, but I guess it was necessary this time.
it may not be the most exciting lens, but it will be a great workhorse, if it's perfect wide open.
They will sell it in the kit, so the price will hopefully get reasonable.
iudex: First of all I must say I do not mind the look of V2; I do not buy cameras because they look nice, but because they take good pictures.But...The V2 is as big as mirrorless competition with APS-C.The V2 is as expensive as mirrorless competition with APS-C.I don´t get such good pictures from 1" sensor that I get from the APS-C.So why the he.l should I buy a V2 instead of an APS-C camera?
not to mention that the lenses are very slow for the sensor size.
they go the sony way.. more bodies than lenses :)
wrong again in my opinion.
nikon 1 should focus on getting smaller and thinner, not bigger.I think that 1" sensor system camera is a good concept, but it's biggest strenght is, that it can be small and cheap enough to make a lot of sense as a second compact system.
Dave King: CANON FF compact body DSLR (Olympus OM-2 / Pentax MX size), high rez high DR chip (Nikon D800e)... the perfect match for my new 40mm 2.8 pancake!
Why do you even have to ask?
thats exactly what I would like. Small FF body around 500g would stop me from looking for another compact system. Even 6D is just too big. And since Canon is late to mirrorless, it might actually help them a lot.
the only thing that bothers me about my 5D mkI is the AF. One cross point? No thanks.
I'd much prefer, if NEX looked like this. Hopefully they make a body with RX1 layout and E mount.
blank_: this is so good.. but I would still rather have an aps-c version with smaller lens and $1400. As with the rx100 the main problem is the price
good point. But this is, how the NEX should look like. With a 24/2 prime I would get one.
Nuno Souto: Good looking camera, but:for that price, no viewfinder and no exchangeable lens?What a rip-off! I'm sure Leica buyers will flock to it...
exactly.. the viewfinders were always pricey and this seems to be a good one. Look what used Leica finders costs on ebay.
Timmbits: Let's see... RX100, RX1... what's next, an RX10? I can't wait to see what that will be! :-)
goog question.. rx10 sounds reasonable. this is just overkill
this is so good.. but I would still rather have an aps-c version with smaller lens and $1400. As with the rx100 the main problem is the price
the ergonomics may be overcrippled, but I expect the AF and sensor to be very competetive.
it looks like powershot S, while some of us would prefer G style of body (which I guess will follow)
but why is it so ugly?
the only drawback this lens has is that the "smallest" FF dslr weights 950g.