If this was an Apple product, 50% of the comments would have been "You're not holding it right".
Maybe it's just my lack of imagination as I haven't had my coffee this morning ;-) but how do you hold this camera? I mean, yes, you probably keep your thumb at the side of that inverted grip. But then, how do you operate those buttons, especially the nice Focus one?
Selling expensive devices at even higher prices. A good way of living without working.
Just a few facts, for the biased out there. Of course, it may not say much, but still it's an hint on how not-so-different Europeans are.
Unemployment statistics (November 2013)http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Unemployment_statistics
Germany 5.2 %Czech Republic 6.9%Netherlands 6.9 %Romania 7.3%UK 7.4%Hungary 9.9% (can we see some old factories there, please? ;-) )Poland 10.2%France 10.8%Ireland 12.3 %Italy 12.7%...
And yes, this is a photography forum. Because photography is traditionally one of the best tools for manipulating the masses. We have learned it the hard way here in Eastern Europe, during the unfair punishment some nations were blessed with after WWII (communism). Reality is easily tweaked, and it'd better serve as a warning for our Western friends. Nobody is immune.
RobertSigmund: Romania is quite a normal country, not North Korea. I travelled it by bicycle last year, nice and friendly people there, and good beer.
"POST" means "after". These pictures may arguably apply to the limited "immediate after", but they are waaay off nowadays.
Oh, well. Yet another boring photographer trying to exploit stupid cliches... Yes, Eastern Europe is awful, people there still live in trees, eat bananas, and have never heard of Lego and TVs. As oposed to Westerners, who are all exceptionally cool, intelligent and have never ever encountered old towns, homeless people or abandoned factories.
An advice for those who still have this old propaganda-induced image about those "lesser countries". Just visit them, and you will see that they are perfectly normal, with rich European traditions, populated by normal people living in clean towns and working probably harder than most citizens of the old continent.
Wake up, forget your (bordering racist) preconceptions and be smart. :)
I'm so glad I own a 12MP Canon SX50!
And just when I was considering buying a D3200 before Christmas... Ah well, I guess that TV needs upgrading anyway...
Thomas Traub: That is very dangerous for Nikon becaus of the european Competitive authority. This can cost Nikon 10 % of their worldwide (!) turnaround!
You put too much faith in the EU bureaucracy. They don't care, and they are probably lobbied specifically to not care.
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.