AbrasiveReducer: Why is it so hard to get a camera like this right? I’m sure it takes better shots than the RX100 (the original G1X does this) but for $800 there shouldn't be any obvious “issues”.
If it needs a bigger grip, they should give you one. If the battery doesn't last, let the user zoom manually.
Right... every $800 should be perfect for everyone, right?
ChrisKramer1: Hmm. I'm just wondering how long such a camera will last before dust starts getting in the sensor, the electronic zoom starts playing up, EVF is dropped/lost and the flip screen breaks off. Maybe smaller should also mean simpler. I see the Panasonic GM1 is now down to 600 Euros with kit lens.
When's the last time you had a P&S compact (all have power zooms) with a zoom lens that stopped zooming? I haven't. I thought one of the m4/3 makers started to make powered zooms too.
FRANCISCO ARAGAO: I wonder whats the G1X advantage over the mirrorless counterparts.
A small 24-120 f/2-f/3.9 lens that's the advantage. No need to interchangeable lenses if the included lens is good and fast! Fill many a photo user's needs!
RedFox88: Canon's 2 MP HD video camera that made news a few months ago seems to be the low light video king. No need for more than 2 MP if the goal is HD video.
This is about video, not stills. Not having to downsize or skip lines ia a big advantage for Canon's offering.
KrisAK: Whatever happened to those Canonian fireflies?
Let me know when TV shows are being broadcast in 4k. Until then it's only for gadget junkies who like paying top dollar for the latest thing.
Canon's 2 MP HD video camera that made news a few months ago seems to be the low light video king. No need for more than 2 MP if the goal is HD video.
More of sony making so many cameras but not really being great at any of them. Jack of all trades, master of none.
Ron A 19: What a great idea! The A7s uses the same approach as the d700 - less resolution, more sensitivity. However, now that all cameras can give low noise at ISO 12800, I wonder if it's really necessary for sony to push resolution downward to 12MP. Seems that the real benefits aren't for stills but for low light video. I'm sure this will do very well in a videographer's arsenal.
No, the d700 is an old camera that's why it's low resolution - it used the d3 image sensor. Newer image sensors beat old ones even when adding more pixels. That's plainly clear. I don't use nikon but I'd take a d800 over a d700 for high ISO noise easily.
AbrasiveReducer: People risk their lives to show we should never engage in war unless absolutely unavoidable. Yet we keep electing tough talking nitwits who have never been in combat but have no problem sending others.
Dude, it's an all volunteer army. Nobody is picking people off the streets to go into battle. They know what they are agreeing to when they sign their contract with the military. So easy to criticize. Making big decisions is tough and takes a big man to do so.
All 4 cameras compare equally in RAW. Glad you waited and whined for months, ricohians?
kodak is now like polaroid: a name to pay for to slap on your product. I've seen polaroid laptops! LOL!
Frank_BR: That sensitivity of ISO 409600 is real?
If you download the test pictures, you'll find that the EXIF data for exposure ISO 100 and 409600 are respectively:
F5.6 1/50s F16 1/8000s
Doing some calculations, it is easy to see that the settings for ISO 409600 gave an exposure 1280x smaller than for ISO 100. This means the actual ISO sensitivity was 128000, and not 409600!
Is Nikon cheating here?
Maybe that setting has reciprocity effect that causes 2 extra stops of exposure to be used.
szak1352: Okay, we've got a new peak with the ISO 409600. That's marketing.
It's more important that I can see no difference between the D4 and D4s RAW performance. They're basically identical, which is good news. D4 was and is an excellent performer.
I like the JPG output on the D4s better though...
that's apparently all that is different on the d4s - the JPG output.
NikonUser2013: I saw the new D4S at the local Photo show at Birmingham. It is FAR superior to any any that Canon , Olympus etc have on the market. The build quality is excellent to say the least. Very impressive
Wow, you could tell that from looking at it? "far" superior is an extremely bold statement. The 1D X is built like a tank too, dude.
Ronald1959: Honestly? I am not impressed at all. I hope not for the nikon guys that nikon will replace this one over 4 years.
no, they've been refreshing their pro model line at the mid point of their replacement cycle, i.e. 2 years after the initial launch, e.g. d3, d3s, d4, d4s.
Mikael Risedal: Who beats who regarding high iso?You can not compare for example Canon 6D and D4s and high iso, Canon are here at Dpreview exposed after 1/3200sec F 5,6 and Nikon are exposed 1/8000sec F5,6 and 24600 iso. A major difference.
DPR has stated they go after a consistent image result/exposure not using exact settings on every camera. Not all lenses perform exactly the same nor is ISO 800 identical on every brand or even between models within the same brand!
After all, when you take pictures you go for an exposure not going out to shoot at f/2.8 1/400 and ISO 400 and 3200 and see "what happens" now do you?!
No difference form d4 to d4s in RAW, but the d4s is better at JPG at very high ISO. Worth paying for the d4s if you have a d4 or d3s? No.
RedFox88: Does this mean you will actually review it or just make studio comparison photos?
I simply asked a question, I did not ask for tbk's snide remarks.
Does this mean you will actually review it or just make studio comparison photos?
thx1138: Wow, Barney you really let them off the hook with that first question. The answer was insipid and you should have highlighted the fact that the weaknesses are in the lack of sensor development for going on 7 years. From clear leaders to clear trailers. Of course the sensors are still good, but they are not great except for high ISO noise. You could have at least pressed them harder on how they will face the challenge not only from Sony, but Toshiba and Fuji. And FWIW, I am a Canon person through and through, but would dearly love to see a sensor like the Sony 36MP in a 5D IV. Also don't forget even if Canon can match the current Sony sensors, by that time Sony will probably have moved ahead again with their next gen sensor.
Since all the camera companies are Japanese, maybe DPR should consider learning or seeing if your next hires can also speak Japenese to easier get your interviews done?