rsenk19: It is difficult to trust the word "forever" from companies like Sony...
kisvakoncl: OMG!!! Easily another "Camera of the Month" by Sony.. :D
....well, in terms of holding resale value......yes!
I and millions of other normal users don't upgrade our cameras every 5 minutes to get the latest gadget/gizmo!
Combatmedic870: For a second I thought they used panda skin or something with the permission of Chinese government. I was about to flip out!
But I like the idea of these cameras. Atleast they stand for something. They could atleast donate 1 dollar made from each camera and adopt a panda for christ sake....
...or American dentists......
Geoffrey S Baker: D5 and D500 have only a three MINUTE clip length at 4k.....not sure if you can go longer with an external recorder.
D500 is 30 mins
utphoto: An aluminum top plate with some normal wear and tear abrasions, won't do well in salt water. Salt corrodes aluminum and a protective coating or a hard anodize won't be 100% secure forever.
Aluminium sea boats do well and last for years, most are unpainted, they're very tough and used all over the world!
Aroart: I find it rather amusing how many photographers think there so artistic and creative when most take snap shots with high end gear and mess around in photo shop a little ... Its funny how they say there telling a story when all there doing is documenting an event.. Von Wong is a true artistic photographer his images are worthy of fantasy art and graphic novel covers..
Ad hominem 'fmian', ad hominem
papa natas: I liked it.Not enough to go and buy the camera, but guys...Thanks for not using "cool" and "sexy" about the camera's features.Mystery question:How do they get a British accent guy in...Seattle?
I'm a good example, I missed the grey stage and went directly to bald :)
Erm......surely 'grey' as he's a Brit.......
Wow, these new cameras are tiny, much too light & small for my hands....I think I'll stick with my mirrorless offering........a Calumet Cadet LF camera 😄
Joe Ogiba: The D500 looks better than the D5 for 4K UHD video but the Samsung NX1 kills both of them with both DCI 4K 4096x2160 and 4K UHD without cropping the sensor in 4K UHD mode.
Good luck mounting your Nikon glass on that.....
DenWil: Another opportunity for responses from small, old or infirm people, for whom 1.9 pounds is big and heavy and who take every feature omission (by their standards) as a personal affront.
I agree, if they emptied their pockets of loose change or left their hand gun at home, they'd have the stamina to carry a proper camera :)
Thorgrem: Apparently Olympus hit a home run with this amazing lens. Otherwise the non m4/3 users wouldn't be shouting about this lens in the 3 different articles. Apparently they feel m4/3 more and more as a threat. But even more and more as a serious option.
Why would someone with a FF camera perceive M43 as a threat? Most bizarre statement!
When my son was 9, I gave him a Panasonic G2, 'cos he wanted a camera that looked like is dad's DSLR.
He loved it and used it most in video mode :)
When he was 14, I gave him a GoPro......and he doesn't use the G2 much now.....
GoPro for vids and his iPhone for stills, it's all he uses.....
Nice to see he's using the older AF-D lenses, small and light and with an aperture ring + very good value for money........highly underrated in my opinion!
And the moral of this story is don't buy into a system for the body, buy into a system for the lenses......then, when they upgrade the body in a year or so, if you wish you can upgrade seamlessly.......
That's what millions and millions of photographers do for the long term......and that's why Canon, Nikon and Leica are still in business.....
Well, the results in this test seem to show the Leica Q lens gives better results, coupled with Lecia customer service levels and better down the road resale values......I know where I'd spend my money......
Calvin Chann: Where I am in Europe, the NX1 never arrived. It was vapourware.
It is in Europe at present, but who knows after the 2017 referendum.......maybe we'll be towed out into the Atlantic :)
mathlawguy: DPreview has alienated many readers, including me, by an enthusiastic and little-qualified endorsement of a very one-sided blog entry without any apparent recognition of the issues that have persisted for a long time with DSLR cameras. It insults them because many of dpreview's very knowledgeable readers have decided that the insoluble problems of 50 years of DSLRs are outweighed by the huge advantages of mirrorless, notwithstanding their residual flaws. Unfortunately, some good points in the blog entry have their credibility overwhelmed by a polemical tone suggesting that design choices in mirrorless are "wrong" because the author simply has different priorities than many consumers. Yes, the Sony A7 series, for example, does not have the battery life of DSLRs; as a user, I too wish it had better. But this is a tradeoff. As a non-professional, I prefer inserting little batteries more frequently to leaving my camera or a lens at home because it does not fit in a carryon.
Ha, 'Nomirror99' complaining of trolls, LOL, his name gives us a clue!
He's a Sony fanboy who can't stand any critisism of his beloved brand.
A few weeks ago I made a valid point about the Leica Q compared to the new Sony compact (I didn't diss the Sony in fact I said it was a fine camera) and because my comment found favour with other readers who dared to like it, he accused me of multiple identities liking my own post.....as if I had the time, I'm not that sad!
He also said and I quote 'Sony has the best image quality of any camera, period'......this comment alone shows his lack of subjectivity on the issue.
Being a normal amateur photographer with no pretentions of being a pro, I'm interested in taking photos so ergonomics and lens quality, choice and value beats dinky gizmo cameras with or without a mirror any day of the week.
Hey, 'Nomirror99', I use an iPhone and drive a BMW as well, so you can hate me even more if you like :)
Mike99999: It is difficult to take Ming Thein seriously. His photos are terrible and his opinions a joke. A bit like Ken Rockwell but without the humor.
Just a hunch, but my guess is you own a mirrorless camera and don't like his conclusions.
No need to rubbish the man though.....