skytripper: I've asked this question before, but I'll ask it again:
How is it that DP Review has such top-notch content but such a motley assortment of rude, lewd and childish comments on almost every topic ever posted here? I don't get it!
Not at all unique to DPReview. It's the same in any comment section of many other large sites, blogs, on YouTube.
I love that small accessories is getting featured here! I think we all want to see more of this, small but very useful add-ons and accessories that are not mainstream.
wakaba: Have D600 for 4 weeks now. No dirt on sensor. Very decent ergonomics and faster processing than D800e.Got this instead of a 800e because the 800e is not yet in middleformat territory, so I wait this out while having a lot of fun with the D600.
The body outperforms lenses. So far the 50mm-1.4G is the only one keeping up, barely.
That makes no sense. So you want medium format quality and since you can't have it, you rather pick a camera that is further away from it than one that is closer to your goal?
I also disagree with the statement it would outperform lenses. My D800 doesn't outperform my lenses, so how can the D600?
steve_hoge: WIFI in an SD card? Don't have those kind of real-time needs, so I could take it or leave it.
But when are we going to see SD cards with auto-tagging GPS built in? I'd LOVE to eliminate that step from my workflow while still being able to shoot with any camera I choose.
The EyeFi cards are already doing geo tagging.
I don't understand the obsession with who manufactures the sensor. Looking at the DxO tests Nikon has 6 cameras in the top 10 list. Canon, who makes their own sensor, has one in 10th place. And that one camera is their most expensive one, while the D600 is the most affordable full frame camera today. Nikon is smart, they pick the best from different suppliers and put it together as an amazing camera. That's what made the difference for them in the past 6 years where people thought they were hopelessly behind to now being the top quality SLR producer.
Gosh I so wish the thumbs down button was still available!
Octane: Time Magazine is so much better and more knowledgeable than DPReview, DxO Labs and experiences photographers combined. LOL
@Burgerwhich Let's see how many of their photographers switch to that camera. As others have pointed out, this camera is a fine camera, but it's not an invention nor groundbreaking. It's a nice step forward, nothing more. And you know very well that all Time Magazine's photographers didn't pick the camera. It's clearly product placement.
Time Magazine is so much better and more knowledgeable than DPReview, DxO Labs and experiences photographers combined. LOL
Photomonkey: Considering that these devices and all their ilk are tossed as soon as the next shiny thing comes along, what incentive is there to engineer with repairability in mind ?
Yay to the trash-it society. Repairing any device would work in favor of the end user, but not for the manufacturer.
'Global shutter' don't come for free. AFAIK the analog signal is transferred to a second layer and then digitized line by line. The extra transfer layer comes at a cost in image quality. But then Sony is the best and largest sensor manufacturer at the moment. If anyone can get it right, it's them.
All those comments about how the smaller sensor size makes no sense when the camera isn't smaller. You guys forget another really important aspect. A smaller sensor means lenses need less glass. While the lens itself might not be much smaller, the glass elements can be much smaller. That gives Nikon a higher profit margin on every lens they make for this system.
john m flores: Repeat after me - 15FPS @ 14 megapickles...15FPS @ 14 megapickles.... That's a killer feature for soccer moms and dads.
Actually you get 60 fps as well. No AF at that rate, though.
This is awesome! Wait, ... what? April next year??? LOL
M Lammerse: It's clearly not aimed at photographers but at Appelholics....i see already the queues and people sleeping in fromt of the stores...
As an non-Appleholic I own an Ipad 3 (that one with that Retina display) Technically I love the ipad, it has great components, it's screen is wonderful and the battery life is 10+ hours. By means of features/possibilities/integrated connectivity it's dredge.
+1This new mini iPad is clearly not aimed at professionals and photographers, but Apple's answer to a demand for smaller tablets like the Kindle.
I'm also with you on the frustration of how restrictive Apple is with their devices. Especially for professional photographers it's unnecessarily complex to get photos on or off the iPad (iPhone) at good quality and once there, there is zero way to manage them on the device or get them off to a flash drive or different computer.
Maybe it's just not aimed at photographers and their needs.
This articles is a good example how social media today has turned into a big popularity contest. Instagram is a great example of how desperate the young generation is about 'getting followers'. While I agree with some of the points brought up here, I wish people would ignore the dos and don'ts of how to be popular, but rather spend more time on thinking about how they can show others their life in a creative way. I think that's the power of photography, you can show others the way you see your world.
BTW I disagree about the faces and food. The face is the most beautiful thing and we are naturally attracted to it. Portraits have never lost their appeal despite that it's the single most photographed object of all times. Same with food. It's such an essential and positive desire that we can't help but love it. 'love_food' is one of the most popular accounts on Instagram and all they do is post random photos of food.
A camera that brings me coffee :)
Firmware can not change the physical design of the AF system. Most cameras did AF ok in some situations at one f-stop beyond the official limit, nothing new. It's not a matter of software/firmware, it's a matter of physical design. The AF sensors are designed to only see the light from a certain aperture. IOW, an AF sensor that is designed to see at f/2.8 will not see more with a 1.4 lens, nor does it get more light. Of course it will work with a faster lens, but when it comes to slower lenses it's more a matter of generous tolerances. This firmware update can only allow for some more tolerance, it can't change the design. The AF system was not designed to work at f/8, like for example Nikon did for the D4. Of course that didn't sit well with Canon so they are pushing it now to match it. Real life will show how well it actually works.
I have been active in quite a number of different photographer online communities. They all have their advantages and are great. Some became very large and are excellent. But the major limitation that they all come with is the very thing that makes them popular: they are for photographers, not for the average person. Those communities are full of other photographers. Becoming popular among other photographers is great for your ego but generates very little public exposure (with a few rock star exceptions). From a marketing point of view that's not helpful. So when I read that G+ is very popular among photographers but kind of a desert when it comes to the average person I'm not too excited about it.
I'm not saying have a photographer heavy community is in any way bad. It can be very helpful and full of useful info for photographers, but in terms of getting your name out there that's not working based on my experience. But then, G+ has the chance to become a general social media hit.
This might be a fine product, but I highly recommend everyone to give 'Paddy for Lightroom' a try. It's a fully configurable plug in for Lightroom that allows you to not only define your own hotkeys, but gives you access to controls that are hard or impossible to do with a keybord otherwise. I have set up Paddy with my own hot keys to do 'relative adjustments' to my most common used settings. Paddy has sped up my work in Lightroom a lot.
And best of all, it's absolutely free!
I really wish DPReview would feature open source and free software. That would be beneficial for the readers.