I can't help but think Nikon will not find a lot of traction with this camera. Like the black & white only Leica, I am not sure who the target audience is for this. I feel strange saying this given how much I love the Fuji X100S.
inframan: I don't know if I'd actually want to shoot with this but I do think it would look beautiful prominently displayed in a glass case. Maybe Nikon could come out with a "dummy" non-working version like some gun collectors buy, all looks & no guts. They might even get more buyers.
If you are looking for a trophy, save a couple thousand and grab an old Nikon off ebay.
Make a digital F3HP and I am in.
tallguy600: I moved from a D600 to the X100s and for me that works. I also have a Sony RX100 when I need more focal range selection.The X100s viewfinder is great and the 35mm is my favorite focal length.Excellent image quality and it just feels right.
Tallguy - any thoughts on the new AF and MF changes?thanks.
That A7 price actually sounds pretty reasonable.Must keep watching....
Hauer: I don't think Nikon has done their existant D600 a favour by introducing the D610 under a cloud of technological secrecy. Coulden't have been a worse investment due to extreme devaluation of the D600. Also compounded by a reduction in retail price of the D610.Nikon should have offered more transparency in respect of the oil spill fault and to rectify their reputation, should have offered D600 a free D610 replacement.Glad I don't own the D600 as I would have been terribly frustrated...
The real reason to buy the D610 is so you can parade it around D600 users, just to let them know their 'baby' is a bit ... wrong. <grin>
I agree with the review. You really have to compare this camera with those of a similar price point and while the RX100-2 is a very good performer, it begins to pale a bit when you see what is available for the same money.
Even if I bought it, I don't think I could bring myself to submerge it.
thx1138: Hadn't realised the M1 had no EVF or option. I had just assumed that was the A1. Oh well another coulda shoulda woulda camera.
Not really sure what Fuji's thinking is here. One the one hand they think you are sophisticated enough to understands the benefits of a big sensor, and IL, and DoF and manual control, but think you are still so amateurish as to hold a camera at arms length to frame a scene, in bright sunlight where the VF can hardly be seen and the camera is far less stable and more prone to shake.
So is it still a P&S or a serious camera?
I was hoping to reply to T3's comment. I find your comment amazingly condescending. The generation you refer to may not mind trying to frame a picture, outdoors in bright light with a clumsy if not large LCD screen. Many of us though value precision, battery life and a OVF for it's simplicity.
I suppose I must defer to professionals, all of whom have a reason for avoiding your preferred smelly baby at arms length shot preparation.
Did you really, LOL twice while you wrote that comment or was that simply two more clumsy arrows that went astray?
AbrasiveReducer: All this pro stuff. The regular cards are already Extreme Pro, right? So these should be Ultra, Ultra, Extreme Super Pro.
It's too bad they don't hold their value. They take less space than gold bullion and you can't take pictures with gold bullion.
LOL - these guys are running out of hyperbole and superlatives quicker than my laundry soap manufacturers.
kriztian: Real photographers are praising the Lumia 1020. Apple doesn´t even come close. Thats a fact. Cheers :)
I got stung with a Windows Smart-phone once. Never again.
Anytime i read about more megapixels I get a nosebleed. Seems I just manage to absorb the idea that more is not better and then...the cold war on this issue heats up for smart phones.
Take a fully charged smart phone camera indoors...say a kid's birthday for example. Shoot 25-flash, 25- no flash pictures, doesn't matter and see how many a blury and how much battery life is left. Build a rating system on these numbers and maybe i will have a chance of understanding which camera is better....
Trendy? That sounds vaguely condescending. I hope they sell dozens of these.
Great images though everything like this seems to be an homage to Ansel Adams. Any time I tinker with B&W I feel like I am just riding along on his shoulders.
LOL.I can think of a dozen reasons why this is ill advised.
No ... it's even worse than that. Get a proper housing or buy a dedicated water camera.
Wow. That is really depressing.
David zzzzzzzzzz: Buyer beware, this model will be replaced by another in 12 months. Sony has a way of making something "new" obsolete in no time at all.
That only matters if you succumb to peer pressure or have a OCD condition that forces you to make needless upgrade purchases.
$400...with a lens. Amazing. I can't wait for the deep review.
I still don't get how they settle on such high MP counts for little devices. I am still waiting for a watch that is cooler than the old Timex data watch. Yeah, that one where you held it up to your computer screen to sync it.
Absolutic: these honestly look very poor. Looks like noise reduction is eating the details like there is no tomorrow on these, I assume all Jpegs. I will reserve my judgement til I see Raw files, but Panasonic once again proves that its jpeg engine truly sucks. Just check out Olympus OMD or Fuji XE1 jpegs for a change
I agree with Hamilton as well. That 12,800 shot is very impressive.
For me the test of a good system is what happens when you go indoors and this unit gets it done really well.