This lens needs to be in its own category. This is very very impressive by the sharpness only.
More like US Patent Troll.
GeraldW: Hey Timm, lighten up. There are a few 1/2.3" sensor cameras around that do quite well up to ISO 800, and with the fast lens, that will seldom be needed. What cameras? Panasonic FZ150, FZ200, and ZS15, Canon SX230HS, SD4000IS, Pentax Q.
The Sony RX100 as a competitor isn't valid, as the street price in the USA will be 2:1. It won't sell unless it's under $300. The Canon S110 is valid as a competitor, and Olympus would seem to have chosen a faster lens to offset the larger sensor; but slower lens, of the S110. At full zoom, the XZ10 has a 2 stop advantage.
As far as DOF control, I think it's funny that what was considered a drawback 50 years ago is now touted as a feature. I started as a serious hobbyist in 1955, and somewhere along the way, "selective focus" became a new way to compose. For many situations, a large DOF is an advantage.
This camera is obviously not for you, and maybe not for me (I have an S90 and a G15); but I can see a number of valid uses for it.
I think you meant "couldn't care less". If you could "care less", it wouldn't be so bad. Your message is unclear due to your failure in provide a clear statement. I can only guess what you meant.
Bit rate is measured in Mbps. The usage of mbps is improper.
Enough of this V1 silliness. Where is the D400?
EssexAsh: Dear Mr Nikon
Are you not slightly embarassed by the gouging of customers you carried out with the D800 D4 prices on release, while offering up the worlds feeblest of excuses? Are you actually aware how much the D600 will sell for? let us know now so you cant pop out the same excuse again.
Are you in any way ashamed of your quality control department which missed some blindingly obvious issues with the D800.
Have you never paid attention to a new product launch? The smart person waits until the smoke clears to avoid the initial issues that may exist. No one forced anyone to purchase the camera after launch after much noise was being made about the AF issues. Early adopters pay a higher cost.
The market determines the price as which Nikon can sell this camera. Don't player hate. If Nikon priced the D800 for $5k, it wouldn't get many sales. If the D800 was sold for $2K, it couldn't maximize profit. Nikon is in the business to make money, not be your friend. You sound immature and entitled. Sad. If you want a friend, get a dog.
Yawnnnnn. This boring camera is putting me to sleep. Goodnight!
When can I give Tamron my money?
kewlguy: why is the 4s sharper?
I can't. It's upside down. My head hurts.
I wonder what all the D700s are going to be sold at now? I've seen many recently priced at $2k used with low shutter actuations. This camera is at a very reasonable price.
aired: Very likely another fake landing. Black and white photos again? Low res photos? !!!Average person will associate low resolution and grinny and de colored photos as more authentic and real than vivid high resolution photos!!!
Black and white photos and videos can mask the fake artificial lights. In pro photography world one that can shoot and edit color professionally can do black and white easily. But not the case for black and white only photographer.
The light source that look too close to the subject can be identified
Reading all of your nonsense is giving me a headache. The wording is making me dizzy, literally. Please try to rewrite this so we all can understand, and then laugh at your nonsensical ramblings.
I read through ALL of the comments. I think an intelligence test should be mandatory before a person is allowed to post on an online forum. The comments by some make me cry due to the extreme ignorance exhibited.
mbpm: I am sorry that I am nitpicking here, but "North Carolina" is spelled wrong in the second sentence of the introduction of the article.I should know, I live in NC.-_-
I'm surprised you can read then! Very impressive!
tessl8d: This is a cheap and nasty dig at societies most vulnerable people, you should have included mental illness in the criteria, why blur the lines?. Well done DPreview you have sunk to a new low with this one.
Maybe a display of people with mental illnesses, separate from those who may have a mental illness and displayed in this challenge, will be on the agenda for the next challenge?
It's anyone's guess at this point as to how low they are striving to go.
tessl8d: After a bit more of a look and some reflection, I don't feel quite so moderate about this racist garbage nor any of the other 'works of art' here. The 'photographers in this 'competition' need to turn the camera's on themselves.
It's totally racist. I reported it after my first comment and the mods must not feel the same way. Not cool, DPR.
A little racist perhaps? The title says, "Hookers, Bums, And Junkies." What does a guy on a beach with shells at his feet have to do with this, besides racism? You need to get some help!
Paul Farace: As stunning as these images are I am frustrated and angered that they only show up in these highly specialized media outlets. The public only wants to see who won on Dancing with the Stars, not who is living among the stars! We are a very narrow minded and primitive people on the whole who can't appreciate what those among us with vision have achieved. And NASA can't sell itself (as a former NASA PAO, I have real experience in how bad it can be!).
Still, stunning images.
Please don't say we. I refuse to be considered as part "them", whose values are clearly misplaced.
The 600D comparisons look much better than the D3200 images to me.
That looks like part of Zion National Park here in Utah. Excellent pic.