CameraLabTester: No wonder teenagers and young professionals will never buy Time Magazine.
These are the 10 reasons.
Maybe because news magazines tend to be more like Penthouse and Cosmo nowadays. They use the same type of hyperbole, the only difference is that they apply it to different subjects: violence and death.
And the dinosaur wins.
AbrasiveReducer: Great choices here. The problem for the photo biz is not a lack of innovation but rather that digital cameras have gotten so good, people have no reason to get a new one. For most users, we have arrived at reasonably priced, foolproof auto everything cameras. Point 'em at a good subject and bingo.
@stevens37y: There are never too many manufacturers. Competition is essential, although some still delude themselves with older, simpler models that claim a couple of players is enough. Easy choice doesn't mean better choice.
This means I won't buy the D5300, then.
Samuel Dilworth: Nikon should compete with Sigma by improving the choice, quality, and prices of its lenses, not by breaking compatibility with third-party lenses at every opportunity.
That should be perfectly doable, since a Nikon user will gravitate to Nikon lenses unless the third-party ones are much more attractive.
So I read this below-the-belt move by Nikon as admission that it isn’t too confident in beating back Sigma with good marketing and engineering. Disappointing.
Yes, they should, because this will make Nikon a market leader... Microsoft did the same with competing companies, and look how bad their business was hurt because of it...
Let's be realistic. They will all try to use anti-competitive strategies, they all love to become monopolies, and this is why regulations should be applied to ensure the market is really fair. As you can see, the market is now owned by a couple of players, and they can do as they wish. The myth of self-regulating free market was dismantled long time ago...
HarrieD7000: Like most android gadgets this will be shown the first week after it is bought and then life a life in a cupboard.
I don't know, I don't leave my phone in the cupboard. Do you?
Boerseuntjie: Does Samsung still make cameras?...LOL, they should stick to washing machines and phones
Sony should do it too, in your opinion, eh? Or Panasonic...
GradyPhilpott: I have to admit that I don't quite get it.
A computer is a tool, you know.
acidic: I sure hope this camera has a lot of art filters.
And a nice guide mode.
leschnyhan: As a photography instructor, I'd like all my students to start with a film SLR with basic manual controls. However, since I teach in some programs that don't have darkroom facilities, I often end up teaching intro DSLR classes to people who don't have any experience with a simple film SLR. The Nikon DF, together with an older Nikon lens with an aperture ring, would be an ideal kit for a student learning to use manual exposure--not too many bells and whistles to complicate things, and (maybe?) fewer automatic features like scene modes (which become a crutch and don't help people to understand exposure). It looks fairly sturdy, too, which means it might be a good camera for school photography departments or rental facilities (where equipment is often handled roughly). Unfortunately, I think it will come with a price tag that will put it out of reach for many beginning students who want to own (rather than borrow) a camera.
leschnyhan, all I'm saying is that you can always master the art of photography (and any art, in fact) by mastering the tools of your generation. Cameras are tools. Learning a newer or different tool doesn't limit your creative possibilities. It also doesn't mean you'll learn it without understanding it. In fact, understanding a newer camera implies more effort, it involves learning a lot of new techniques and even technologies that didn't exist before. You don't limit yourself to the set of concepts the older tool was able to cover. You start with the newer set of possibilities provided by the newer technology, and build on them as they are, use them to express your creativity. A better tool is just that, a better tool. It will present you newer, higher-level challenges, newer forms of expressions, better ways to grow. This is how society and art evolve.
I won't respond to the rude comments of the "white shadow" who missed the point entirely.
Has anyone noticed that the camera and the guy in the picture look disturbingly alike?
I believe that once upon a time people argued that a true traveller should learn to drive a real horse-drawn carriage, instead of just jumping on one of those noisy motor things that decoupled your real self from the road.
leschnyhan, with all due respect for your achievements, you are deeply wrong in this matter.
williams359: Please canon or a third party maker is there any way of making a grip with a extra memory card slot
In general, no. And it's because of some of those funny things only us nerds know.
Dylthedog: When I bought into Canon their sensors were the only game in town. Since then I've purchased a bag full of lenses and five bodies over the years but, like many, I feel that Canon have failed to innovate since that initial lead.
This is the first camera in a while that looks like they have done something attractive. The trouble is I find myself reaching for my M43 Oly kit before my 5D3 on many occasions and having truly compact system (more so than APS-C anyway) with a FF option means I'll never look at this camera.
Canon need this kind of tech with a competitive DR sensor across the range. Here's hoping for 2014.
@Segaman: Let's hope you're not right. 2104 will be too late even for Canon. ;-)
Ranford Stealth: It seems to me that at this end of the market most folks will buy it body only. And IF for example the price is 3K then that also puts it in the same pricepoint as the RX1...which doesn't have a viewfinder. Oddly I haven't heard too many people complain about that "value". But geez, just about every other release gets bagged for being too expensive, even the X100/X100S at $1200. I love the idea of a stripped down dslr, but I can't praise it nor complain about it until it actually gets released. And really, if you don't like it you wont buy it so why complain at all? Oh yeah, right, it's a forum...
@Calvin Chann : Forums are about the free exchange of opinions, this is their purpose, this is what makes the internet interesting. You don't have to like all the posts, you don't have to expect them to be accurate assessments either. You don't have to pass a test or buy an item to express an opinion, and we should realize the world is made of a vast variety of people, some less knowledgeable, and some smarter than ourselves. We have different views and experiences, and while we don't agree with all, it doesn't automatically make opinions less relevant.
The beauty of these internet articles you can comment on is that they are open to all opinions. Authors WANT our feedback instead of just throwing their unchallenged wisdom upon us. I hate those news sites that started to restrict commenting on their articles. Those authors are either cowards, afraid to be challenged by foreign opinions, or they simply want to manipulate the readers, hence comments would be bad for their purpose.
So, in your opinion it would be better that everybody stops talking, because most of the talking, (and the reading and information exchanging) is about items we don't buy. We shouldn't talk and shouldn't even read reviews unless we're sure we'll buy that thing! Then, let's follow the same logic: should we in fact talk about those things we'll buy? We'll buy them anyway, so why bother? I have a better idea: let's not talk about anything at all, the world would be such a beautiful and quiet place!
$3000 camera helps Nikon revive after losing $100 compact market. Yeah, sure. Seems like some camera manufacturers are so desperate they think they can survive by milking that ever elusive class of form-over-function overly-rich glossy-eyed snobs...
I really like these summaries of yours, dpreview. They're a good idea and help put things into perspective. As for those spoiled "photographers" that are never satisfied with any content of this site, well, why don't they start a better alternative to it, and show us all how things are done? After all, we don't need a single large photography review site, we don't want dpr become a monopoly.
I always test a new filter when mounting on a lens that has a bulging front element. I get a small and a very thin sheet of paper (e.g. a layer from a tissue) and put it on the lens, at the center of the front element, holding the lens with the front element up. Then I carefully screw in the filter. If the sheet still moves under the filter, then it's ok, the filter doesn't touch the lens.
dccdp: So Nikon is that desperate about selling the "1" cameras that it sues a company nobody would have otherwise heard about.
Good job, this Polaroid-brand owner might actually sell a few cameras as a result.
@duchamp I don't doubt Sakar is a large company, or that it does good business. It's just it's not an established camera manufacturer, and therefore having its name mentioned even in the context of Nikon's wild claims may actually be good for them. I've never heard of them until now (and I'm sure I'm not the only one), and this day's news made me look them up on the internet.
Btw, their web page says "Sakar is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, with additional offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Latin America, Hong Kong and China", so you may have your info wrong.
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