Frank_BR: It's amazing that many of the "new old" features of the 2014 Nikon D810 were already introduced in 2012 by Sony on the A99:• Electronic first-curtain shutter • 3.2in 1,229k-dot RGBW LCD screen • Auto ISO available in manual exposure mode • 1080/60p movie recording • Uncompressed HDMI output with simultaneous recording to memory card • Built-in stereo microphone
Consider also that the Sony A99 can record simultaneously to both memory cards, the GPS is built-in (it is optional in the D810) and the LCD is fully articulated (it is fixed in the D810).
Bottom line: Nikon is a company that is years behind Sony in the technological race. While Sony already has years of experience in building mirrorless cameras and is firmly entering the era of 4K video, Nikon is trapped in the DSLR technology, and only now is able to deliver 1080/60p video in its $3k camera.
Oh, I almost forgot to say, the main advantage of the D810 over rival 5D mkr III is the 36MP sensor, which is made by… Sony!
I'll take a Nikon camera with a Sony sensor any day of the week over a Canon camera with an outdated sensor.
Imagetracker55: I wonder if you'll have to do a focus adjustment for each lens you use with this new camera? That was annoying and didn't instill much confidence in the system.
AF fine-tuning is just a consequence of PDAF and the mirror box. Manufacturer tolerances aren't perfect. That's why AF fine-tuning is a feature on the camera bodies, to allow for that.
Ramjager: A stronger opponent with the 5DMk3 in terms of Autofocus?You mean the Nikon AF system works this time or is it still sharp on the right soft on the left?Funny how in the DPR D800 review no mention was made of the poor AF and QC issues which plagued the D800 bodies.How many people went through multiple bodies to get one good one that had an AF system half as good as Canons...lots.Yet hey it had 36MP its the king.Your kidding yourseld DPR thinking some actually read and take your reviews seriously until you start reviewing properly and thoroughly.But hey its got 36.3 MP and made by Nikon it must be good..right?
jonikon: Why isn't there a tripod mounting foot and collar for this rather large and heavy lens? Even my much smaller and lighter Tokina 50-135 f2.8 has one Hopefully the final version of this lens will have one as well, otherwise this lens becomes a real mount puller!- Jon
There may be one. Look at the lens. There's a focus ring and a zoom ring, but then there's a third ring near the lens mount, with an indicator mark for the landscape orientation. I doubt it's an aperture ring...