Hugo808: I have a bag full of Zeiss T* lenses, the image quality is vastly superior to my Nikons. More power to Zeiss, the more lenses they make for my D700 the happier I will be.
please provide objective examples.
tkbslc: I think for point and shoot and simple travel photography, the "cloud" and instant facebook/blog of photos is becoming more and more important. I don't think anyone trying to produce fine art or higher end photos is ever going to want to post unedited instant shots to the web.
Who says you won't be able to edit on camera/phone/whatever device its going to be called.
I believe as soon as this product is released it will force people to look at android in a different light.
Theres quite a lot of negativity here. That just proves how most thick the ego of a lot photographers are...
liquidsquid: Then there are those of us who simply don't want our everyday lives up on the "cloud". Which as the data gets used against us for add targeting or in the worst case, Blackmail popularity will quickly die away. Example: You take a picture relaxing on an outing when you told your boss you were sick and you forgot not to share with everyone.
The Cloud makes it far too easy to screw up on epic scales.
and then there are those who do. I've often shot on my NX200 and have had to wait ages to upload something, due to no access to a computer. Atm I use micro SD, alone is annoying.
I think its a case of "cause we can" for Samsung. They should do it ASAP before other companies.
itd be great if they could make a android NX camera. It'd be the first interchangeable lens smartphone with a flippy screen :P
Its good adobe dropped the prices for this; its nothing more than ACR repackaged...
aarif: D3s is king so no D4 for me
HowaboutRAW, there are RAW samples...
These JPEG samples are very clean, however for a full frame camera I'm pretty sure you're supposed to get more detail than this; theres way too much processing. However colour rendition at higher sensitivities is a very strong point; theres little colour shift, although there is a bit of dynamic range loss.
I'd wait for RAW before making any judgement.
Marty4650: It's pretty obvious what is happening here.
Compact cameras are a dying breed. They are getting killed by camera phones below them, and small MILC cameras above them. Aside from the highest end models (like the S100, LX5 and XZ-1) they will cease to exist in a few more years.
So the marketing departments take over and start stuffing more megapixels, more zoom range, more scene modes, more gimmick features, and more of everything else except image quality.
Because it is physically impossible to provide better image quality when building a 30X zoom based on a tiny sensor.
All of these cameras are a total waste of money for most people.
Get a good camera phone... or just buy another lens for for your MILC camera. You will be better off.
You know what the diffraction limit is right? Even if you make a 100% Antistigmatic/corrected/sharp lens you cannot beat the diffraction limit.
As silly as this sounds the rather limited leads to better skin tone handling... thats just one thing i've noticed with this camera; skin tones are great. Sounds plausible as Samsung's marketing is often crackpot.
snake_b: Practically locks up when writing=fail. I tried it and Samsung has a guy that pretends to be a consumer on the forum that is clearly their sponsored guy and he claims there aren't any problems, despite people coming forth and confirming the extremely slow hardware.
50meg SRW file per photo=Slow hardware= limited utility.
The Nex 5n is such a fun camera, by comparison.
You've went on some sort of anti samsung vendetta lately. Whats up with that? LOLL
Edmond Leung: Not too attractive, especially at higher ISO. Besides, it is too difficult to find third-party adopters for this camera to mount other brands' lenses. I still prefer NEX 5N.
The RAWs are great though.
However the NX200 needs a leica M mount conversion in order to use leica lenses
All of these lose out to a phone. None of these shoot RAW.Please make a CX sensor sized compact with a reasonable pixel pitch... or learn from what nokia is doing.
I understand jacking up the megapixel count is a way of preventing cross segment cannibalisation through limiting the increase in image quality, but does sony have to release this many models?
now, what would be impressive is if these ARM processors were actually used to provide us with RAW files. Yes the first RAW shooting smartphone would really nail it home.
morganb: but seriously, are not most sandisk cards strong enough to deal with most normal harsh conditions?
My extreme II cards would like to have a word with you :P
no SLT is good. It means less degradation of IQ. Seems sony is now trying to become a serious player.
I wonder if they'll chuck a canon and ruthlessly replace canons with sonys at events like F1...?
jj74e: so...it's better than the NEX7 in every way except for the sensor, maybe the EVF, and maybe handling? all at a cheaper price? I'm down for it. Just waiting for Samsung to announce the NX20 to see if it's worth looking into.
But am I the only one who doesn't like how it looks? It just looks like an awkward, clunky, kind of retro plastered block. Like an elegant K-01 or something.
I wonder if the sensor is really worse than the NEX7 given how the NEX7 sensor only has resolution to brag about, having a higher proportion of noise than all current m43 sensors.
Peter G: Deleting the AA filter from a camera at the factory shouldn't increase it's price.
you get more software bundled with the camera that corrects moire.
wskb: Ahhh, so it is 36M! Don't need that then... though I'm sure lots will!
nicolaie, the proportion of noise does not change regardless of resolution. Also colour accuracy suffers as well as tonal information which is the mail pitfall of smaller pixels like this camera... with that said the D7000 sensor knocks on the door of a 5d mk II, and thus this D800 should be just as good as a 5d mk II if not better.
Jogger: Ive been shooting the Nikkor 24-70 for almost 3 years, i dont think ive ever needed IS/VR once. If you are shooting under 1/60, youre going to get motion blur from your subject... so, nice sharp background and blurry subjects.
Is there a bit of sentimentality speaking there?