Very clever move! better than Polaroid's offers seems
Who would have thought,only few years ago, a M4/3 camera would compete with a die-hard professional full frame camera to become the best camera of the year? I am amazed! 2012 certainly has been an interesting year. Let's see how mirrorless camp is doing in 2013! Merry xmas everyone!
This is how photography gearheads celebrate their xmas and new year ... non-stop arguing which camera is the best in 2012 till 31st Dec...
Retzius: 99% of the people who buy this lens won't read a review about it, or even check to see if one exists. Instead, how about we review the types of lenses that enthusiasts use, you know, the people who actually read lens reviews.
I guess I am 1% of the people then. I read the review of the previous version. I think DPR did a good job. The lens served me two years till I moved to mirrorless camp.
Joel Benford: This might seem an odd comment, but... 75% seems a bit high for a lens that isn't very good, just less bad than the competition.
How do you plan to scale lens scores? Is it going to be "relative to it's class", meaning above average but unspectacular lenses of any kind will get 75%? Or is it an absolute scale, so premium macro lenses are going to get more than 95% and Lomos less than 50%?
For what it's worth, I think a single scale would be best. That way a potential buyer gets some idea of what they'd lose by buying a superzoom instead of a two zoom set, or a 24-70/2.8 instead of primes.
Of course, it's entirely clear from the text what the story is, and some might say that anyone who only looks at the numbers deserves what they get. But the fact remains some people will just look at the numbers, especially if preparing a shortlist.
I agree. for a camera 75% is really good according to DPR. The old approach may still be usable : recommended, highly recommended or not recommended (it is rare here) .
KennethKwok: I do have a big problem that it cannot take standard Nikon SB flashes (e.g. SB-400 SB-800). Else, I would have bought it.
Nikon made it clear in the beginning, 1 series aim different market, not DSLR users. I guess the cameras are developed by Coolpix people rather than DSLR department.
I looked at her finger nails longer than the camera.... sorry...
Richard G T: V1 lenses and another full frame lens announcement? What about filling the holes in the DX lens lineup as well. I'm on the verge of jumping the Nikon ship to mirrorless with another company and this announcement pretty much seals the deal for me. Anyone want to buy my Nikon gear?SignedTired of Waiting...
I sold my Nikon gear early this year. Tired of waiting for a wide angle prime. I would have keep my camera if had 35mm + 18mm (or 21mm). It would still be a light weight set.
Just let's stop critising, Let them go ahead and break the record: the ugliest camera on earth.
It is basically a NEX 7 with Italian sports car spare part added as a grip, which costs 4000 euros. They should call it Lunatic instead.
Funny that two biggest DSLR makers' mirrorless camera debut received so many negative comments here.
Canon once was the first company that offered a 'budget' DSLR (EOS 300D) 9 years ago that kicked off the DSLR golden era. Now they are the last major camera maker to enter mirrorless market. Disregarding whether they have got it right or not. The timing does show the over-confidence (or rather arrogance) of the current management.
Rachotilko: Once upon the time, there was a camera named Coolpix 8800 ...
Just imagine that optics coupled with current CMOS sensors. Instead of that, they force us going the interchangeable lens way
I once had Coolpix 8700. I must admit that the optics on that camera was outstanding. Nikon put a golden ring on the lens if that appealed anyone.
27 pages review of a camera. Thank you DPR.
It would be nice if Sony makes NEX bodies and Fuji does the lens. It would be a winner... dream on i know
ddolde: Who buys this crap anyway ?
Who believes in Nikon and don't check dpreview :p
Just checked... 810 grams ! not fun to walk around or go on a holiday in summer days with this lens.
Thoughts: Nikon must have done a research and found that DX shooters just want an even longer superzoom, not matter how big, heavy and expensive it will be.
I, however, hoped Nikon would offer a couple of small primes for the DX shooters such as 18mm, 24mm or 28mm or even wider ones. I don't think they will do that based on their marketing research.
the new 28mm is a FX lens, not a compact lens I am afraid. Does Nikon ever make pancake lenses btw?
Nikon must have done a research and found that DX shooters just want an even longer superzoom, not matter how big, heavy and expensive it will be.
Rocker44: With that pancake lens it almost starts to resemble a mirrorless ILC camera, which is an interesting direction for Canon. Perhaps instead of throwing their hat in that ring, they will adapt they consumer range to eat into that market.
Anyone know the benefits of the 40mm f2.8 pancake apart from size? I always thought it seemed like an unusual length on a crop sensor with a relatively slow aperture for a modern prime.
40mm is also a bit long for a APS-C sensor camera. It is perfect on a fullframe camera on the other hand, which is again bulkier in size...
It is hard to believe a lens annoucement gets such attention. Why bother this equivalent thing? It says the lens can take shoots in low light in concerts etc and portraits. That is it.
I have to say as others. Olympus lenses are the prettiest. But surely they should make some black version ones for that black OMD EM5.