Alan Brown: was it a Billion dollars to send this to Mars? (vaguely remember this figure in a news broadcast.. might be a whole lot more. )
Great inovations and technical skills to get it there .. no doubt abut that. But you can't walk here on Earth in the daytime and feel 100% safe.
begs the question....
Earth won't be safe until its infestation of homo sapiens clears up.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Those fools at NASA know nothing about photography! What do you mean 2 MP? Haven't they heard about the Nokia 808? And a sensor similar in size to Nikon's 1-series? You gotta be kidding! It's full frame, 36 MP, or nothing!There I said it. I believe these were the thoughts that ran through many people's minds when they read the cameras' technical specifications, completely oblivious to the incredible technical prowess of exploring another planet. Do they see the benefit this brings to humanity in terms of knowledge of the universe?...Probably not. They're too worried about sensor area, MP count and high ISO to care.
Of course it has GPS, but bummer the satellite Nav system is down.
ronandroscoe: I think chasing frightened animals from airplanes and helicopters sucks.
I like the balloon idea. Then we'll know that the photographers will be scared as hell not the zebras. Sounds fair. You can take my picture if you respect me, and have the patience, and balls to travel by balloon over an African jungle.
herbiecook: Hi Andy,I really like the app. Just one question and I see that someone else would like to know if there is a zoom capability with the app or is there one to come?
When I tap the bottom part of the screen in camera view, all that happens is the exposure/focus point appears there. What am I missing? The elusive zoom slider does not appear!
photogalleryonline: i find it extremely funny to read these posts where people say "i am going to sell my Canon gear to buy a Nikon" or "I am gonna hang on to my Canon 5dmkII and wait for the MkIII" As if you would! When the 5D came out it was revolutionary, now the D800 has the title, we had to wait 3.5 years, i'm sure Canon won't make you wait as long, for $3k the D800 is a bargain in anyones language!
Your either a Canon or a Nikon person, same as it used to be, ie you shot fuji Velvia 50 or Kodachrome 64, don't change, just wait!!
This past 12 months has been a revolutionary and technological leap year for cameras, ie Sony A77, D4, D800, EOS1DX, Fuji X1Pro!
At the rate we are going, will there be anything new at Photokina this year?? I am betting there will be new Canon and Nikon Full Frame 12-16mp plastic cameras for D7000, EOS7D prices, and yes cheaper than a D400 DX Flagship.
I hope to have my new D800 and D400 by then though.....
If you like Leica lenses, the 25mm 1.4 for the Lumix G3 can produce quality that blows away all my Nikon top lenses, an 85mm 1.4G for instance, on a D700. As in 'beyond astounding' at 20x24 in. I wish Panasonic would produce a professional camera body to go with their sensor and Leica lenses. Before anyone gets on their high horse, I started shooting in 1969 with a TLR, and have had all the bad boys down the line starting with a Lenhof 4x5 in. with a Schneider 210mm F5.6 standard lens on a rail. My favorite camera was the Pentax 6x7. That's 2 and 1/4 by 2 and 3/4 inch image on film. Tri-X Professional. And I mean astounding, no hyperbole. Can the D800 do better? I've ordered one to find out.
Kiong003: I am not a pro but I like the features in the D4. Wonder how different it would be using D800 instead at half the price ?
This is not a sports camera!
JMHennig: I thought the MegaPixel War was over a long time ago...
Anybody else worried THIS high of resolution will do more harm than good? I always read that you get diminishing returns when adding more pixels onto the same size sensor and some artifacting will occur at some point.
Guess we'll see, but seems that 36.3MP is better for selling more cameras and stacking up better on paper versus competitors in this class from the likes of Canon than for IQ results, especially considering that low light, high ISO performance is the loser when crazy high MegaPixel is the goal.
Can't wait to hear other thoughts on this
Nikon is on very safe ground here. The Lumix G3 has approx. 71,000 pixels per sq. mm. It produces downright astounding results on a 20x24 in. print within its dynamic range. The D800 has approx. 42,000 p. p. s. mm. So I'm not concerned at all on this important point.
Thank you Nikon for advanced face detection, skin tone analysis, and focusing. No more fusing with focus points!
IgorAdam: This is insane, shutter release twice slower than D700, Why??? My D5000 has same... Can anybody explain me?
Because the file size is now gargantuan, it takes much more time to do the processing.