Thank you for publishing the review so fast!
The Studio scene says the images are "slightly less detailed" in Jpeg.Looking at the RAW images, they still look quite softer compared to the older E-M5, E-M10.Could this be due to an error during testing or does the camera produce softer images than its predecessors (or do I need new glasses)?Thanks!
"Speedy autofocus", "Smart and accurate AF". Good marketing lesson!I used to love this site back when Phil Askey was in charge. It's such a shame what they did to it. It's still probably the best site with the best community but it's getting harder and harder to open this site everyday.
Andrei Todea: This guy doesn't have a clue about photography. I just love how he measures image stabilization in steps instead of stops. What an idiot!
He certainly works for Olympus AMERICA for at least 15 years.So, no, I don't think this is a language issue.
This guy doesn't have a clue about photography. I just love how he measures image stabilization in steps instead of stops. What an idiot!
Is this Digital Sociology Review?
I don't believe this report. Is my 36MP D800 better at low-light ISO than the the 22MP Canon? The only thing I don't like about my D800 is low-light ISO (compared to the competition) and they say it's actually better.I think they are either lying or these numbers don't mean anything in the real world.
I don't know how bad this camera is but it doesn't seem like DPReview cared to take some decent pictures with it anyway...
BMWX5: Where are the real sample photos for Sony A99?
Sony uses the SLT technolgy which means that about 30% of the light isn't used by the sensor so the same sensor should give better results on Nikon (at least in terms of IQ).
Andrei Todea: What about ISO 12800 and 25600?
Thanks. You are now visiting the "Updated with full ISO range series". When I asked this question the highest ISO was 6400. Thank you for your help anyway!
What about ISO 12800 and 25600?
(unknown member): I've been excited for this camera since the first rumors began. I've been on Nikon my whole life and have a pile of Carl Zeiss glass - but am on the verge of jumping ship to run Zeiss on the a99. Video I can care less about (really wish the pro models would come without video - but that's just me). I fell in love with the IQ of the a900 - but never switched over as my D700 was new.
Nikon annoyed me with the choices of D800 jammed with MP or the D4 jammed with high cost. I am also underwhelmed by the D600 so far.
But what I really want to see is landscape and portrait shots with the a99 - that where the rubber hits the pavement. You can blow all the smoke and BS you want about features up someone's butt - but in the end, I want the highest quality image bang for the buck. If I can't see the difference between a 35mm Zeiss shot on my D700 VS the a99 - I'll stay put. RAW vs RAW is what will make me decide - not fanboys trying to convince their brand is better without real facts.
I don't think the D600 will cost $2700 (while the D800 costs "only" $3000). I guess we'll have to wait one more day to find out.
Jan Kritzinger: Nokia is back.
Yes... but why? :)
I wonder who designed their website!
GeorgeZ: Finally they bring out a new entry level camera and it has many things I wanted (stereo sound is missing) and people complain about the MP.This is a new sensor and let's wait what it can do before jumping to conclusions. 18MP on this sensor size looked good in 2009, this is 2012. Maybe it's not bad at all.
I missed that. I also thought it MUST be old the Sony sensor. This could still be a mistake in the press realease.
If Nikon is making new 24MP sensors for entry level cameras then we (or at least the people waiting for D7100 or a D700 replacement) are probably doomed :)
JackM: I'm in. But Canon, didn't you get the memo? The D800 only costs $3000.
The explanation was there ("unless you are shooting...")If that is not enough then just look at the low-light ISO samples.
You can't really compare these cameras until you see the samples. Before seeing the samples I believe that a new 36MP camera doesn't stand a chance against a new 22MP camera (unless you are shooting landscape or you are a cheap studio photographer)
justmeMN: As a Conclusion Con, DPR writes "Conservative Auto ISO behavior can result in dangerously slow shutter speeds indoors (especially frustrating for social photography and continuous-advance shots of indoor sports)"
The Nikon 1 is a (point and shoot) snapshot camera, that does a poor job of taking auto-indoor snapshots. Inexcusable.
Nikon should be ashamed of itself, for screwing up something so basic/obvious.
@AnHund You may be right but you do realize that for $1000 you can't even make a call with this thing!
Graystar: 800 bucks...I just don't understand the pricing of this breed of camera when they can set an ERP on a Rebel T3 of $550...and that's got a bigger sensor and mechanical swinging mirror and pentamirror assemblies in it.
This camera doesn't replace DSLR's. A cheaper DSLR will take better pictures but you may not carry it around so often.
However, IMHO, since shutter lag will be smaller every year, AF speed will improve... this system might replace the new mirrorless systems at some point.
Kaipix: If this has bigger buffer and better high ISO quality as in my M9, I certainly want to test it. Lenses should be good enough.
I guess it's not very hard to beat M9's high ISO quality (even if this is not FF).