SidePod: wow, looks like Canon finally has a competitor for the D3 ... too bad its 4 years late ...
No, it sounds like a d4 competitor, a d3 competitor would have been 12 or 13 MP with the sam 45 point AF and none of the extras the 1DX has. Canon must know some of what Nikon is cooking up. My guess is the D4 will also be in the 16 to 18 MP range and not the 24 to 32 MP range some users on here are "wishing" for.
Elson: Wow!!! Finally Full Frame :) but as good as Nikon D3s??? In low light???
You get that impression from one very small web sized image that seems to have "alternative" (cross processing) processsing? Foolish on your part.
Not bad considering it's a Ritz Camera lens!
Looks about 1 stop better than Olympus' offerings even though it has a smaller image sensor. Well done Nikon!
vshin: It's funny how a 2/3" sensor for $600 is "reasonable" but a smaller camera with a 1" sensor and interchangeable lens for $650 is highway robbery.
The Nikon 1 has a hotshoe for a Nikon 1 flash.
AnHund: Disappointing. Expected an iPhone 5. Apple shares have gone down by 4%.
If they called it the 5, there would not have been all the whining. Funny thing is the 4s has OS numbered 5! LOL
Poweruser: Sad to see dpreview jumping on the phone-camera bandwagon. iphones suck.
Yes they said 55 million iphones sold in the past 9 months. Where 20 million TOTAL P&S cameras sold by one BRAND would put them in about the top digicam sale spot.
nathanleebush: I think it's the beginning of the end for the P&S market.
Wrote about it for Adorama's blog: http://arcrental.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/iphone-4s-camera-the-gap-closes/
Potential silver lining: camera manufacturers will reorient their attention to the enthusiast/pro R&D rather than sweep panorama type gimmicks
People love zoom lenses. Show me a camera in a phone that has an optical zoom lens please!
elleyyh: wow this is so Apple politic. I don't even know why it's even featured on DPreview! If DPreview going to side with Apple then there's something wrong. Why not feature other phones. My best camera phone still to date is the Sony Ericsson C905 and it can beat those low end point and shoot cameras.
I wonder how much the fruit company pay DPreview
No wonder on the "specs" page of Apple's 4s (on apple's website) they don't give detailed specs, just call it a 8 megapixel camera without sensor size. They think their customers are too dumb to understand actual technical specs!
mfbernstein: Going by the samples, seems to be a 1/3.4" sensor, with a 4.28mm (35mm EFL) fixed focal f/2.4 lens. Native sensitivity is ISO 64.
Are you sure about that or is that just a joke? 1/3.4" ?
If this was called the iPhone 5, hardly anyone would be "whining" that it isn't a "new" model. Strange is gets OS #5 but called the 4s. New CPU, new camera, new OS, new features, wireless syncing, longer battery... sounds like a whole new camera to me! Who cares what it is named because it's a whole new phone/camera/computer.
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Time to boycott TDI.
IcyVeins: Honestly, what percent of your photos are taken at higher than ISO 1600? For almost everybody it will be 1% or less.
But all cameras can do well in good light. What separates cameras is their low light abilities or lack thereof. It's also very nice for taking indoor photos without a flash. You get to record the ambiance of the setting instead of flooding it with light. When you need good high ISO, and you have a camera that can do it you are on top of the world! :D
BMWX5: We would like an explanation why DP used a beta version in the first place.
Stu, why are you whining when there is no difference in the output?!
policeman0077: different pixel photos are difficult to compare, in addition lenses' resolution also should be considered?
Andre, if you'd read you'd understand the DPR turns ALL noise reduction off for their RAW samples in the studio comparison shot. JPG by design will have noise reduction applied.
h2011: Why studio images from a77 are larger than other SLRs? They all have to be same size. Can somebody explain? Please try to compare images of d7000 with a77 on www.imaging-resource.com, upto ISO6400 a77 manages very well.
No, they should not all be the same size. Many different cameras, many different pixel counts!
ARTASHES: Well we are going to see a lot of below 3200 ISO highlight samples of A77, a lot of people who will just use it for low ISO landscapes ( it does 12 fps guys!!!), but alsoACR sucks, downsize the samples etc. There is some irony in my message don't take it very seriously :)
Why buy a 24 MP dSLR if you need to downsize them? What a ridiculous suggestion!
Still 1 stop noisier than Canon's aps-c and d7000, 2 stops noisier than the 5D2. DPR is right, difference was minimal.
Not long after the a77 test studio comparison shots. Will DPR review this "final" ACR to see if it makes any significant difference to their RAW conversions for the studio shot? Many people were complaining that the a77 RAW studio shots were noisier than they've seen from other websites.
ThomasH_always: Sony missed the memo again: "We want better pixels, not more pixels."
Both D7000 and 7D look much better in magnification (thus crop in real life) and of course, the 5D as the full size camera is still a stop or more ahead.
Note that Canon announced an Oct 26 EOS event, thus there might be something new from them, changing this situation even more.
No, that is for a new printer not any camera.