mrmiguel: I liked this camera before when it was called the X-E2.
If you gave that camera the same firmware updates, you'd have the same device, with a flash that bounces as well. I guess the DSLR-like form-factor is the only one that's selling in any numbers. Too bad.
"Unfortunately fashion is triumphing over superior ergonomics"Superior ergonomics would be to have one EVF on the left side and another one on the right side. And use both when shooting stereo, with a curved LCD to put the nose in between ;-)
Francis Carver: Maybe this camera is okay for taking stills at great lengths, however the servo zoom motor on it is noisier than a 12-year old coffee grinder with its bearings on the lam. So you can use this CoolPix for taking stills.... or for taking MOS silent videos... or sound take videos if you are using an external audio field recorder some distance away from the high decibel zoom. Not a deal-breaker for those who jsut must have that large 2000mm reach and than small 1/2-inch class sensor.
What do you expect you could hear when recording a video of the Moon with a silent zoom motor? A "lunatic" mom singing a lullaby to her alien baby ?
RedFox88: Author: you need to reexamine your thought process if you really think a barely noticeable rock is very important to the image. I did not notice it until I read your mention of it being "important".
The foreground is dead fish not a dark, little, and barely noticeable rock!
@RedFox88 Hum... so you do not use a computer screen ?I assume you shot with a smartphone too ?Do you think this picture was shot with an EOS 5D for smartphone users ? Are you serious ?Please get out of DPR and go to Connect... ;-)
Strong picture showing that humanity is still quietly, slowly sawing off the branch on which it sits...
Better glasses or just view the picture full screen ;-)Then the presence of this rock is obvious.
Just a Photographer: From a technology point of view very impressive.
From a privacy point of view very disturbing.
Looking at this footage. Its only a matter of time before we can follow people live from space.Now imagine what military 'spy satellites' can already do...
Google satellite pictures have a higher resolution than that so I am not really impressed at first glance. I would if the ISS has a much higher orbite than the satellites used by Google. Does someone know ?
Hopefully, before they can put 9 billions cameras on board of spy satellites to follow each of us on earth I'll be dead...
AbrasiveReducer: So this is a 2-piece thing with a phone? I picture it in a museum in Palo Alto as a first attempt at whatever it is. Sounds sort of interesting so long as it doesn't have instructions translated from French.
Did you already buy one to state "it doesn't have instructions translated from French" ?
Macro Nutrients: I love it, by the time you get the attached lens, flash trigger, and spare batteries, it's a bigger PITA to carry around than a real camera....
Bigger, but it's an iPhone !
ZorSy: Considering limitations imposed by the 'camera', why not just using a simple optical slave triggers (like SYK or so for $10)? It all boils down to full M setup if not even worse: I do not know if iPhone would allow locking aperture and ISO, making Auto to work on flash units even if triggered remotely - before the TTL came, auto (ranging) flashes were quite accurate with providing the 'right' amount of light....I do not see much point utilising BT for this application.
Sorry, by "wireless" I meant using a radio link...
Optical slave trigger is Grandpa's way of remote control. All must be wireless and expensive today. If not, you are not a serious maker... ;-) You know, it is for the iPhone...
Edgar Matias: Nikon 1 lenses are generally no smaller than m4/3 lenses, so for ILC cameras there's not much point going smaller than the m4/3 sensor size.
Most APS-C lenses are quite a bit larger than m4/3, and FF lenses larger still. As sensors continue to improve, I think FF may be completely replaced by APS-C.
EDIT: sorry this was meant to be a reply to @D200_4me comment
@RichRMAWe are still in a phase where we can see significant performance improvement at each sensor iteration, so the price does not drop. But when the performance will reach a plateau - and this time will come sooner or later because we do not need infinite resolution, SNR and dynamic range, then the price will start to decrease, as for every electronic part.
@ brownie314,Unfortunately not. D7100 is not FF. And the D610 body weight is 850g versus 365g for the EOS 300V body. Plus I bought the EOS300V + 28-90mm kit new for about 280 euros...
Now I use APS-C and smaller sensor ILCs for these three reasons : FF bodies are still expensive, big and heavy. Before digital, I have been using a low-end EOS 300V camera. I must say that if CANON was able to design a digital FF body equivalent in price, size and weight, I would have never bought a digital reflex or mirrorless APS-C ILC probably...because of the smaller DOF that FF gear can produce.
Saying FF may be completely replaced by APS-C is like having said medium format may be completely replaced by FF. It may happen...but it didn't.
deep7: This could be a good lens. I wonder what the equivalence nerds would make of it? Looking forward to seeing reviews.
@lcf80I am afraid explaining that is an endless task...
josseee: hm...first thing I zoomed in was the cableway cabin...not impressed...
@ falconeyes,You cannot correctly stitch two pictures with a moving objet at the seam, like the cables here, without some amount of blur, either in the object or in the background... And by definition blending = blur. It looks like they privileged a good stitching of the background here.
Just think a little bit before complaining about the cableway cabin that does not look good...The reason why the cable cannot be stitched correctly is obvious. As the cabin moves (not to say because of the wind too) the cable moves up and down. Consequence: the position of the cable has changed between two shots. Then you have to choose to either correctly stitch the cable...or the mountain !
BadScience: Mont Blanc/Monte Bianco, 15,780 feet, is NOT Europe's highest mountain.
It is highest mountain in the European Alps.
The highest mountain in Europe is Elbrus, 18,510 feet; followed by Shkhara, 17,040 feet.
Both the in2white website and DP review make the same mistake.
@Surefoot, @davepanoramaDo not confuse Europe as the European Union, and Europe as a geographical territory bordered on its east side by the Ural and Caucasus Mountains... So the part of Russia located on the west side of the Urals is part of this geographical Europe.Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe
Thematic: Horror movies use this trick to imply chaos and insanity.
The swirl is used to demonstrate a headache or mental problem.
Strange niche to go after.....but if that's your thing.
Then maybe I have not seen horror movies enough for the swirly effect to be impressed in my psyche... Although I live in a western country.