AngryCorgi: This crotchety old man just successfully trolled the entire internet. Well played, sir. Well played.
Actually . . . it's all a well crafted marketing ploy to make sure everyone remembers GIF! Well played in deed! Now we just need a crafty way to remember that there is an extra IL in W_hite to remember his name! <grin>
A well deserved award for someone that has designed something that has stood the test of time. :)
OseasMillan: In terms of IQ The D5100 it's a great option. I can't see advantanges in IQ from the D7100 to D5100. I'll wait the next generation to consider buy a new body. Meanwhile new lenses is the best option.
I love them! Really nice capture of Leo. I zoomed in and yes definitely nice IQ. As for the 35mm f1.8, yeah, I want one too. :) Catch you around! :)
@OseasMillan . . . yes please. :)
Well . . . I just got that Nikon external flash unit. I'm one step closer to getting that 35mm f1.8. LOL Although I'll probably use that flash more with my D90.
If the Nikon D5100 camera were a car, I'd call it a Pocket Rocket! <grin>
I've been eyeing that 35mm f1.8. I've been thinking of getting it so I can try to get some available light shots around the campfire this summer. That would be cool! But I might get a flash unit first.
@OseasMillanI've got the D5100 and I have to agree on the IQ. I take shots with this camera and I'm constantly saying . . . "That's insane." Like these shots . . .
But me personally, I'm kinda insane about cameras, so I'm starting to look at the wireless external flash, focus adjust, and stuff like that. Of course, it's all a moot point until I actually purchase a Nikon external flash. <grin>
Some benefits of the D7100 over the D5100 would be the User settings on the dial, ability to trigger an external flash wirelessly, focus adjustment, and the built-in focus motor. If you don't want one of these, than the D5100 is a good option. IMHO, it seems upgrading every other model release is a good bang for the buck.
Power photographs. A visual statement of the concept of down and out in . . .
1drey: What a terrible set of sample images.
It's nice that this site adds samples to their reviews, rather than just leave everything based on the specs. My one thing would be I'd like to see more samples in low(ish) light with high(er) iso. (Like the picture of the lady in the antique shop.) Most cameras can give a good picture in nice light. But the camera that can give a nice picture in less than ideal light, that's useful. IMHO.
Now . . . this is just way too cool! :)
mforbes: You guys crack me up, complaining about the buffer, I make my living taking photos of outdoor adventure events, zip lining, white water rafting etc., I use Nikon gear and have no idea what the buffer size is in any of my cameras, we don't have time to spray and pray and have the guests sort through a bunch of images and pick out the ones they buy, we do that for them by getting one or two good photos of them. If you need a large buffer for Fido running around the backyard, get a V1.
It was worse when my daughter was trying out Cheerleading for a season and I offered to put together a video / slideshow for the team for the end of the season. In a 2.5 minute routine, I was trying to get nice pictures of the 10 teammates. But as fast and insane a situation as that was, that D5100 kept up, even using all the autofocus points. I'd walk away with 20-25 keepers each competition. That is another situation I've been in where I've put a lot of demand on the buffer. If a camera can't do this, I can't really use it. :(
Yeah. It may just be a spec on a page for some. But I push this taking pictures of my daughter during one of her gymnastics competitions [floor routine] all the time. In less than 2 minutes, there might be about ten poses that I want to try to capture. If I take 3 snaps of each, that's > 30 snaps. My Nikon D5100 can take ~32-36 pictures before it goes to sleep. My Nikon D90 about 10. My D90 I'm maxing out the buffer all the time. My Nikon D5100 I think I maxed that thing out maybe 3 times in the past 20 months. To me, I grab the D5100 for that situation everytime. It just depends on what you are shooting and what your expectations are I guess. :)
GabrielZ: This camera isn't stellar at higher ISO's - which is a bit problematic for me.
Oh, yeah. Thanks DPReview for the Studio Scene Comparison tool. It's really pretty cool. And totally helped me show my wife what the difference between the cameras were. :)
@IlluminaThanks. Yeah. I'm really leaning this way.
On paper, it looks like I get about a stop more to play with.
My wife and I volunteer taking pictures at gymnastics, so no flash, so I basically have that camera set to iso3200 and just leave it there. (It would be nice to be able to turn that up a bit.) Hence the obsession with iso3200.
I was admiring how well our shots on the D5100 were turning out. My wife said, I still see spots (ie. noise), so I went to the DPreview studio scene comparison tool and showed here the D3000 @ iso3200 beside the D7100 and D5100. Then she said, oh, I see. (Once you see those pictures, there is very little to debate.)
Then she asked me something she usually doesn't. While looking at the comparison tool, she asked me to show her a good camera. So I pulled up the Nikon D4. And then the D600.
After seeing the pictures, I told her how much the D600 was. Now . . . she didn't down right say no! <grin>
Yeah. The Pentax is up there. According to the DxOMark sensor / Sports chart, this Nikon D7100 just beats it out. I just looked up the actuations on my D5100 and see I'm at 44K+ so starting to think about . . . what's next? D7100, D600 or something else?
What camera are you comparing this to? FF? I'm not being funny. Just really interested. I'm shooting a lot at iso3200, so I've been looking at this more lately. Just wondering what some good options are.
Ok. Firmware V1.12 for Q. AF seems pretty darn fast! Cool! Thanx!
Scott Birch: Do tell us more, JustDavid, about the Q. Nobody else seems to want to.
Hey, anyone remember this?