There seem to be so many other cameras that do more for less.
I had an old Sigma that produced the same images. I got it on eBay for $5.
jkokich: Forgive what may sound like a stupid question (there are those), but why is there shutter sound, at all? (Serious question, even if stupid).
So, it's possible, just not with current tech. Are there processors, or can processors be developed, that read the entire sensor at once?
Thanks to abortabort and sunhorse for taking my serious question seriously. With the tech that allows cellphones to be silent, and other cameras to be silent with electronic shutters, my question is why is there a shutter at all in this camera? Doesn't the tech exist to make a shutterless (if that's a word) FF camera and thus a silent one?
Forgive what may sound like a stupid question (there are those), but why is there shutter sound, at all? (Serious question, even if stupid).
Is anyone else as over the whole GoPro thing as I am?
jkokich: I've got a way to reduce mirror slap...
Did I say there was a better FF camera out there with the same specs, lenses, etc? No. I said I've got a way to reduce mirror slap. If that's a problem with your camera, why not eliminate it? Why try to reduce it when it will probably always be there? If you have a mirror that travels one way, has to stop dead, then go back, there will always be some kind of reaction, so ditch the damn thing. Gee...
Edgar_in_Indy: Not that I have anything against bearded nerds, but the photographer couldn't find any pretty girls standing around smiling? What kind of trade show is this?!?
sebiruns: I don't really get what is going on with Nikon. 500 Dollars for a superzoom with a smallish compact camera sensor and a slow aperture? You can buy a Panasonic FZ1000 with a much bigger sensor, a faster lens and 4K video for 800 Dollars. If you want the extra reach you could go with Panasonics FZ70 for 250 Dollars which even has a faster aperture. Or you could go with Sonys HX400V for 400 Dollars or a Canon or a Fuji, etc. Who is this camera for? No wonder, camera makers are in trouble if this is a product they consider worth introducing.
I was talking to a documentary filmmaker the other day, who was shooting with an FZ1000, and he absolutely loves it. You're spot on with every point in your post.
Yes, you're right, how stupid of me. I completely forgot that's the only mirrorless camera out there.
I've got a way to reduce mirror slap...
It seems that Nikon has had an awful lot of stuff, recently, that should have a lot of people worried.
GoneMirrorless: So the new goal is to make cameras an easy/quick extension for smartphones with seemless integration.
Take better quality selfies and post on social media.
Everyone is right I think. Younger camera buyers are not accustom to using a VF. Just like they prefer tablets to laptops and touch-screens to a mouse, they prefer LCDs to VFs.I wonder, does it fit in a pocket like the GM1?
bcalkins you're raising your kids right!
What a cool looking little camera!
jkokich: $900 for an entry level body?
Okay, upper entry level, that's what it says, but not enthusiast.
$900 for an entry level body?
David Kinston: I just dusted off my D80. (I have D300, D7000, D750).
All modern cameras are great. Results are 1% camera - 99% you.The D750 is a brilliant piece of equipment.
IMO anyone who cannot pick up a D80 and be 99% satisfied is not a photographer - just a pedantic nitpicker and whinger.
I loved my D80! Good on ya for keeping yours!
I've looked at the gallery and the samples, and the shots just aren't impressive.
Those shots on the conclusion page aren't very impressive.
iAPX: I still don't understand how someone could spend so much into a camera and then use a non-calibrated iPhone display on it. Non-sense!
All that money, and I need an iPhone as a viewfinder?