Please-a more real-world testing scheme-that has some artistic quality.
What do loyal D300/s owners think of this upgrade. I can only go by what I see on screen. But the D300 always impressed me with its continuous tonality. Was I deceived or was the D300/s one of Nikon's finest achievements. Thanks.
Dynamic range lags behind the competition
Zdman: More bait from DPreview. Catching up on one metric which means very little to those using the camera (you don't buy one for Landscape). Of course the Canon kills the competition on other metrics which is why its the best selling but even then its closest competition does worse on this all important DR metric so that means its actually ahead of its competition in every respect. You may say you're unbiased but I've yet to hear someone accuse this site of being Canon fanboys.
Yes, because that's what you are really buying: a lineage of image character: Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fuji.
dpr4bb: Hard to get too enthusiastic about these "enthusiast" cameras and their compromised lenses. I understand there are trade-offs, but come on...
Exactly. At $400-500, maybe, but not at these ambitious prices. The OEMs chasing too many ....
Soft lens, strong noise reduction reduces JPEG image quality
Why even issue the camera, let alone at asking prices. Because this could have been a compelling camera.
Where's the clarity. Amazing the chromatic abberation on the ferry shot.
What this really is they don't know what to do next. Instead, why not innovate your viewing/control systems.
I want a RF that zooms to the focal length in use, still has framelines, with about 85 percent of the VF being the image area; 15 percent field of view outside the framelines.
No one can do it?
I love RF viewing and focusing, but it never really been advanced as far as I can tell.
Interesting, when I look at some of the sample images, even with all the great technologies and newer sensors, I was getting better image quality in many cases from vintage digital cameras like the Minolta G500/G600 and Optio 450/500/550 cameras-which are 2 of the best vintage cameras series I have worked with. The real advance might be bringing the wide angle down to 24mm, as opposed to 35-35mm.
I have worked with many a vintage lens but fail to see the attraction of swirly bokeh. Rather see a Rapid Rectlinear or Rapid Rectigraphic re-creation.
EOS 80D or Nikon D7200? Which is the better value?
Gesture: Better yet. Ditch the rear LCD. OK. But have the VF be either optical for composing-exposing or EVF for reviewing, editing, deleting, protecting, etc.
These companies keep refining what they already know instead of innovating.
And while we're at it, why not an optical viewfinder that shows 90 % image area; 10 % outside the image area at full VF for any given focal length. Too hard. Only Contax understood to a certain extent, but came too late in the film era.
Love true RF photography. But never impressed with the itty bitty framelines as the focal length increases.
Haven't seen it. Does the optical VF zoom to each focal length.
Although the traditional Leica frameline is desirable. Just would like it be 90 percent of coverage per focal length. The idea never even occurred to Leica, it seems.
Better yet. Ditch the rear LCD. OK. But have the VF be either optical for composing-exposing or EVF for reviewing, editing, deleting, protecting, etc.
Like the concept. Those lenses are priced for money-making pros at best. $350 for a standard 25mm lens?
Maybe the lighting? but the Canon 80D images seemed better.
laurent saint jean: Fantastic sensor, very light camera ( I own Sony Nex7, A7s, A7r, RX100ii,) and I much prefer the ruggedness of this tiny DSLR than the mirrorless. The Sony A7 series are great cameras but very fragile IMHO. It's just a real shame that Nikon hasn't come up with a wide, standard and small tele light pancakes primes of quality. That's what they need to do, if they want to resist the mirrorless tide. Because when you put the beautiful sony 55mm FE lens on top of an A7, you loose all the compactness advantage of mirrorless. The only big plus of mirrorless are the EVF.
dennishancock: Regardless, the D500 needs either the dual SD card or dual XQD card option.
Thanks for clarifying. Both cameras interest me.
Serious. D7200 has dual slots and it was omitted on what looks like such an otherwise fantastic camera?
Nick Brundle - Photography: That poor woman in the first photo.Don't you just feel for her
Maybe the women has chosen working with the photographer for helping "her speak." Were W. Eugene Smith, Mary Ellen Mark, David Duncan Douglas, Bruce Davidson, Larry Clark, on and on, exploiting their subjects. I'll let others debate those semantics, but this context seems to be acknowledging a great tradition of what we used to call Concerned Photographers.
burnley_ben: The images chosen as winners are all part of their series/project. There's more explanation to them than the individual images shown here.
I highly recommend checking out all the images in each series at the Sony World Photography Awards website and reading the background/concept behind each one.
Some great shots in there.
Good to see Sony sponsoring a serious competition like this. All the OEMs should be supporting photographers and expression.