I am very impressed. And I am a Nikon and Fuji shooter!
OceanFroggie: Technically Sony have some interesting innovations BUT boy the bodies look ugly to the eye.
The D5300 performs as well as it looks. I get WIFI but what is with this GPS rubbish?
You'd DON'T have to you use the GPS! Why does it bother you? I love having GPS. You probably don't travel, so GPS will be useless!
Looking forward to it!
Cycleshooter: Video never has the information density of the printed word, but is cheaperto produce. This is the first step back from what has made this site great.
Man, give them a chance!
Luego: The loud shutter sound is a real turn-off for me. Hopefully Sony will address this in their future version.Listen to this hollow sound of the shutter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmS2fUngz2o:
They will never do that. People complained about it for all NEX system and never happened. You would think it's easier without the mirror!!
Olga Celle: I own a Nex 7 and despite the fact that it is a great little thing, I have to say that Sony never worked fast enough in providing the NEX 7 with decent, semi-pro lens. I am not picky, the NEX 7 was intended as a semi-pro camera. Firmware was never actualized to properly meet customers' wishes expressed in hundreds of blogs. As a result, Nex 7 owners were looking forward the next NEX 7 model; instead, Sony produces the A7/A7R promising a new line of full frame lenses in the near future...Considering that the NEX 7 and its lens were not cheap, this means that those NEX 7 owners who were expecting just a change in camera body are (again) let down. I'm keeping my NEX 7. I am buying a Nikon full frame.
Same feeling. I have an NEX5N sitting doing nothing after I switched to Nikon. I always wantedthem to do what Fuji does with keep updating the firmware with new features if the hardware permits. For example. Shooting 3 frames for autoexposure with only .7 ev!!! That reminds me, I should post it on eBay
Zvonimir Tosic: A good first step taken by a major DSLR manufacturer in building an alternative to a typical and ubiquitous blobby DSLR design — copied across DSLR brands for over a decade, and one that even mirroless cameras now mimic, in a desperate attempt to show 'seriousness' and secure some money.
Like a Leica camera often ridiculed here, or any other quality craftsmanship that comes with an asking price above one brass farthing, this is definitely not a tool for majority of users here. But it is an encouraging thought — something about it must be right, especially in times where everything looks so same, boring and depreciated.
It provokes a thought indeed, be it intelligent or a mindless rant, nevertheless.Well done Nikon.
I agree with you Zvonimir Tosic
Artmonkey: I very much agree with Andy on this one. I was so very excited by all the teasers about the Df but it's the case of so close yet so far for me. What I was hoping for was:● Real Split-D manual focusing● 'Auto' settings on shutter and ISO dials● A return to manual aperture rings● 'Auto' on aperture ring so we can get rid of the PASM dial (Fuji X100)● No horrible locking mechanisms on the dials
I could take or leave the following● A body that wasn't quite so fat● A price that wasn't so mental● Video should still be here, I see little reason for it's demise● Hybrid viewfinder would be amazing (Fuji X100), I'd pay more for that
Damn it, I'm going to design my own camera, I've had enough of this...
You just described Fuiji's. If you actually want to buy a camera why don't you just get one instead of complaining?
vFunct: Mirrorless cameras are junk. They're like cell-phone cameras, with their visual preview lag, but they're not as useful as cell phones because they aren't pocketable.
There are only two useful camera classes: dSLRs and cell phones. Everything else is a useless compromise that isn't as good as either.
There are absolutely NO professionals that use mirror less cameras at a press event. Every press photographer uses either a Nikon or Canon, while the writers use iPhones.
Mirrorless cameras aren't as good as an dSLR or a cell phone, and therefore nobody uses them.
They are junk toys.
@T3 true, but look at the Trey's photo quality lately! most of his work is like snapshots while walking! I think it got in his head that he's a celebrity and started to have a big head. He doesn't want to carry a camera any more.
white shadow: It seems that Nikon has lost its lead in making the best cutting edge digital cameras and is now resorting to make stripped down antique looking cameras to attract die-hard fans of yesteryears.
Do they really think that there are people willing to pay up to $3,000 for a body with basic 70s camera technology which is purposely downgraded not to be able to take videos? Will it have a manual focusing screen for the authentic manual focus similar to the FM2?
I would probably be interested if they would sell such a full frame DSLR for below $1,000 (since it will have very basic function).
@rhlpetrus I agree. I own a D800E and it's AMAZING!
victorenglund: I really liked the X100 in firmware 1.30 but now with 2.0 it really is like getting a new camera. Or at least and updated model. Noticably faster AF, huge improvement to MF and focus peaking! Some companies release new camera bodies for that kind of improvement. Well done Fuji!
You mean like Nikon's D600 to D610?
missingendpoint: On the other hand, you have Sony who won't put out a 1670z lens correction update for their nex 5n. But then they always have been of the mindset that if you don't like what it does out of the box, don't buy it.
Yeah, Sony is the worst when it comes to updating old cameras/lenses
Well said DPreview
thx1138: Shouldn't that be minimum shutter speed 1/16000, not maximum shutter speed which is 60s. Actually you have them interchanged in the specs.
DELETED88781: X-Trans was a very bad idea!!!!!!
@sambomax what are you talking about? They are selling like crazy. I own X-E1 and I love it!
Just so you know, I own Nikon D600, D5200 and Sony NEX5N. X-E1 is by far my favourite image colour and quality!
dougjgreen1: My main issue with this list is that right now, the Panasonic Lumix G5 is a better deal than the G6, because its available for roughly half the price, and it's around 90% the same camera.
But I get the fact that it's politically incorrect on a gear site like this to recommend a camera that's on end of life clearance over the model that is replacing it.
@Barney BrittonDid Amazon trigger this? :-)
Valterj: In this list many good cameras are not included: Sony NEX-5R, Samsung cameras, ...
In the title : "Best DSLRs and ILCs for less than $1000"
Why did you include Olympus OM-D E-M5: $1299 with 12-50mm kit lens
And Fuji cameras like Fujifilm X-E1 16.3MP $799.00 are not included in this list...
@Felix11 good point. It seems to me this is some marketing stuff from our friends at preview(a.k.a Amazon has a stock that needs to be gone).
Marty4650: I think the reason that NEX and M4/3 were on this list.... and NX, Fuji X and Nikon 1 weren't.... is that the former have the most complete lens catalogs.
Fuji, Samsung and Nikon make very nice MILC cameras, but if you buy one you will be somewhat limited in your lens options.
So you think Sony NEX has more lenses than Fuji X?
I wish there was an "unLike" button :-)
Not for me but a good addition. I own X-E1!
straylightrun: Hmm, and I thought the Sony NEX 20/2.8 pancake was expensive.
But Sony's pancake is very bad quality. I've owned it and sold it. I don't mind paying more for quality.