cgarrard: I hope I'm not alone when I say this, but I just can't help but think:
How many others are bored with all these camera manufacturers making such similar cameras? My god its as if breaking the mold is illegal or something.
Make something that stands out. There are so many other design possibilities and enthusiasts scream for the same features that are hardly found these days.
Thank goodness Fuji seem to at least try new things or at least break the mold. The DF tried too, at least, but still sort of fell short.
Rant off ! :)
Right on target! If you don't come up with something spectacular in any respect, Nikon or anyone else: don't bother at all!
Counting down to c*rap ...
Talk to the hand, Olympus, talk to the hand...
I cannot for the life of me understand why it is possible to build in GPS and WiFi in cameras, and not RF flash trigger. For GPS and WiFi - or even a hotshue - I do not care, but if the camera had an RF wireless flash trigger built in Sony could, rather sooner than later, also sell me an appropriate speedlight or two... to fully make use of this function.
Canon most certainly can, but they just don't wanna... Let us see for how much longer?
Oh, that exquisite German sense of humour! Har-har-har
It is simple: offer more and charge less = success! This is neither. Stop wasting your profits on such lame efforts, Nikon, and do an honest job already!
There's no value proposition in what photo equipment industry offers. In 90% percent of the world cameras and lenses cost several months' to several years' wages. That is too dear an investment to play the what-a-new-camera cannot-do-this-time-around routine over and over again. The U.S., Europe and Japan are just a tiny portion of the world, for the rest there are cameraphones. So, start rethinking, you slow bastards!
I wonder if this was the brilliant man who thought it would be swell to market a crop-sensor camera at $10,000 several years ago. That great man sure did show the way to the likes of Hasselblad into lunacy. The thing is, if he pulled it off once, he may strike again...
Evolve? Fair enough. For starters, how about "evolving" your circuit board soldering robots to the extent that the CHR error in relation to malfunctioning card slots is never heard of again in your products?
In your face, customers - in your face...!
I thought they had fired the guy...?
Looks like it could have great potential, but the execution seems so uninspiring.Here's the thing, dear camera manufaturers: Since you want to command spectacular prices, release something spectacular!
Trollshavethebestcandy: This is not an Enthusiast class cam. This is a Soccer Mom purse cam. Does it come in pink?
Well, it sure does have enthusiast price tag!
Well, when you think of the pricing of Sony RX-1 or even Samsung Galaxy NX the price of Df is just fine for what it is (anyone still remember the original price of Sigma SD1?). It is only that at this time and age it is not much. Certainly, 30 or 40 years later there cannot be that many old geezers left, right? Being just such an old geezer, I, too, wished for a digital "manual" Nikon. Now that it is here, for some strange reason the first impression is more of a massive F4 than of a sleek F3 (and I own both)! For what i it worth - judging by my sons and their friends - a much bolder move for the new crowd would be to allow entry-level Nikon DSLRs to meter with MF lenses...
R Thornton: Where is spectacular in this? Nikon are in such a debt with their market that nothing short of spectacular will cut it. It is hard to believe that they would rather nose dive to oblivion than deliver on the goodies at a fair price that they must be capable of. Come to think of nose diving...
It was not economic advice, but a glimmer of hope mixed with some bitter taste in an old Nikonian who in the past forty years has seen they can do much better than what they have been presenting lately.
Where is spectacular in this? Nikon are in such a debt with their market that nothing short of spectacular will cut it. It is hard to believe that they would rather nose dive to oblivion than deliver on the goodies at a fair price that they must be capable of. Come to think of nose diving...
One more product nobody called for. Like the shape though. Now, Nikon, put something spectacular in it for the price already!
Robert Morris: OMG, Someone at Nikon finally listened to what people were saying they wanted. There is hope for the world.
I'm afraid they are rather not listening: Any new product from Nikon that is not downright spectacular is just another nail in their coffin. This may be good, but is by no means spectacular, and judging by the size of the shadow of the looming future, it may even be too late now...
More of a Lunacy than Lunar...