Seeky: ...Due to high demand, we will hold our stock of already produced cameras to give the impression that the groundbreaking D500 is wildly popular. While that gives Sony the chance to steal the show with the incredible A6300, we are confident that the loyal Nikon user will wait a bit longer to trash the worn out D300s and upgrade to our new flapping mirror machine with unparalleled video performance...
Everlast66, I've seen you've uploaded some beautiful photos taken with your mirrorless cameras. Keep it up.
Good luck shooting wildlife or sports using ultra telephoto lenses on an A6300.
Calvin Chann: What I find interesting is that we've had a lot of big releases (Nikon, Olympus, Fujifilm, Canon and now Sony) in the first month or so of the year. Remember that this is a Photokina year, so what'll be left for that event? Also, only Nikon announced the D5 at CES, all the other announcements were made outside of CES.
Nikon will probably have the D810 and D3300 replacements announced at Photokina. Oly might update the E-M1 with the new sensor. Dunno about the others :)
Frank_BR: Another nail in DSLR's coffin. Don't be so cruel, Sony!
Oh yeah, those pros must be out of their minds using huge ancient DSLRs ;)
neatnclean: On a MILC with IBIS, image stabilizer is not needed in a 24-70 lens. :-)
Just love it, how Sony now brings down the hammer on CaNikon and their outdated mirrorslappers.
Oh yeah, I can see thousands of pro photographers and serious enthusiasts dumping tens of thousands dollars' worth of gear in order to get Sony's latest toys.
surlezi: The only advantage of OVF over EVF is to be soon dead:
"The impressive new mirrorless model also has the ability to support full live-view continuous shooting on the Tru-finder or LCD screen at up to 8 frames per second, ultimately producing a real-time shooting experience that combines all the benefits of an electronic viewfinder with the immediacy of a through-the-lens optical viewfinder."
But I'm confident some blind DSLR fans will still find reasons not to acknowledge superiority of mirrorless cameras, be it still potential (AF?), or already current.
Don't worry, it'll be a while till OVFs disappear, if they ever do. And you missed one of the biggest advantages of OVFs over EVFs - battery usage.
Jonathan F/2: Canon hit this one out of the ballpark! Better video than the Sony A7 series and superior performance over the Nikon D5. It's a great time to be a Canon shooter!
You must've extensively tested all these cameras to come up with that conclusion.
MrImprovement: $1200 for the body? No.
I thought the E-M10 II and the M5 II have the same IBIS?
role_of_72: I still have a hard time to understand why there is no direct AF/MF and VR on/off switch on these lenses... they must be operated by hand anyway (have to open the lens, no power zoom so no one handed camera use...).
At least DSLRs should have an edge in ergonomics over mirrorless cameras as they have a larger real estate to start with but this is the worst of both worlds.
Exactly, they're targeting the lens at first-time DSLR buyers. Those who are at least a tiny bit experienced and want those switches will have to get a higher-grade lens. Or any of the older 18-55s.
But the OM-D E-M10 II offers the same save for the new sensor and is noticeably cheaper.
They just wanted to cut costs on their most produced lens.
Looks great but it's too expensive for what it is.
Let the light be with you!
That was an enjoyable read. Medium format does sound like the next logical step for Fuji.
TFD: I wonder if they fixed the awful Nikon menu and control systems, I sold my D300 years ago, just too annoying and slow to use.
Nikon's control system is probably the best out there.
Tazz93: I'm mostly curious how this feature will work? I often wish the AF points were a fair bit wider in coverage.
" In fact, it's the same AF system that you'll find on the D5. Since the AF system was developed for a full frame camera it provides coverage that extends almost to the edges of the frame."
You can't get them any wider than the D500 level.
vesa1tahti: What is actually better compared with D7200 ? IQ ? No pop up flash. Lower pixel count. Only speed and 4K. No thanks, I'll keep my D7200.
- Body ruggedness;- Display - D500's one is higher resolution and tilting;- Higher and most probably better high ISO;- AF system;- Bigger viewfinder;- Focuses at -4 EV;- Power aperture controlAnd probably a lot more I missed.
aarif: I want the D500 but with the D5 sensor :) , I,ll buy 2
Those two sensors might have been already developed 2 years ago awaiting the cameras' introductions.
Sports Dad: Think of the D500 this way.
Unlike the NX1, it has a good future.But...It has lower resolutionSlower frame rateFewer AF pointsNo 1080/120p modeCan't keep focus as well during videoNo Cinema 4K mode (greater/wider resolution)And a bunch more
Maybe the D600 will have all that...oh wait, I read something about the D600 being an older camera collecting dust.
Think of the D500 this way: it's got the features and lens line-up which will appeal to pros and serious hobbyists.
jtan163: @DPR staff any news on whether either of these have an AA filter?
The D5 has one, the D500 doesn't.