I.e. they do see it as an enemy.
mpgxsvcd: I wish the super zoom category had never been invented.
It was invented 'cause it can be sold.
Better to make such a thing than watching the TV every evening.
Michael Ma: Two words: All wrong.
It is either for someone looking to take wildlife photos who's looking for an all in one solution. Or it is for someone who's never owned a super telephoto lens or superzoom camera to realize anything over 3x zoom is 99.9% of the times unnecessary. Sure, occasionally you can shoot some sports, but all those extra elements in the lens will come at a price of lost quality for pictures in the normal 1x-3x range.
No standard flash hot shoe, and built in flash. Fixed lens.
The boys at ritz are going to have their work cut out for them trying to push these out of the inventory.
1200mm is very good if the stabi is very good.Mainly for video.
samfan: I really have to try this thing someday. It's like one of those keychain cameras or other funny toy cameras which are so insane you just have to try them.
But I'm also thinking, maybe Samsung had some particular use in mind for this sort of camera. I can't imagine it, but maybe there is something. Because really, Samsung isn't a company which just throws random things at the wall to see what sticks. Look at the NX lenses (very practical lineup). So far, their most crazy camera was the one with the LCD on the front and that one sold like hotcakes.
I also do like vertical grips, and who says you can't have one on a small sensor camera. Maybe there actually is demand for it.
I never really understood why the pro DSLRs have to have integral vertical grips since this wasn't a thing before Nikon F5. Somehow it's now a pro feature even though it doesn't really make that much sense.
" integral vertical grips" You don't need to buy an extra grip for more money.
Lukino: I wanted to hate this camera, but it is so ugly I want to carry it around everyday.. Please Samsung, make a flatter non-superzoom version, something that crazy will become an icon!
This is for people who want a superzoom. You should simply buy a non superzoom.
RFC1925: Bridge cameras already look like DSLRs, this one looks like a DSLR with a battery grip. What's the big deal? Are DSLRs with battery grip utterly ridiculous? Why wouldn't some bridge camera buyers want a longer battery life and more convinient portrait shooting experience even if it adds some weight and makes the camera larger? Some DSLR users happily make that tradeoff.
Market is full of pretty much identical bridge cameras, this one is a welcome addition.
Some people turn sometimes the camera by 90 degrees and want to handle it comfortably.
marike6: In case you missed, Steve Huff reviewed the Nikon Df and he absolutely loves it. So much so that he bought one.
He talks about all the things this review didn't care to mention: the fact that the Df has dethroned legendary D3s on DxOMark as the low-light king, the quiet shutter compared to the A7's somewhat loud shutter sound, the outstanding battery life and body as the lightest FF DSLRs on the market.
Knowing that almost ALL cameras get awards on this website, with all those positives and class leading low-light performance going for it, the fact that the Df received a high score of 81 but no award was an uncalled for insult to Nikon users and readers of this website.
Huff, like most of the reviewers here, is a mirrorless and rangefinder fan, but he gave nothing but raves for the Df. And the quality of the images he made with the Df speak for themselves.
Nobody will buy it if it doesn't get a gold award on DP.
KL Matt: BREAKING NEWS: Samsung announces new NX300! Seriously though, ??? This camera launched nearly one full year ago. ???
>>flips up for self portraits, who cares?e.g. those who take selfiesThe world is full of young people who don't care of the 'old school' features.
open source firmware: +++++1080/60p video: +++++
Singh: Hey it's "only a camera", why all the emotion. If you like it then buy it if not then don't.
Although i shoot with Canon i admire Nikon for trying to be different. And, yes to an earlier comment all Canon DSLR do look alike
Simply statistics. This is a niche product: only 0.001% of the photo-taking folks respects its values. The majority only laughs at it.
mike kobal: rather then reading all those love/hate declarations for a silly camera, I would be very interested to hear how you guys are planning to finance yoursI for one will sell a few fashionable heels from my gf's closetpssssst, she'll never know, she has hundreds she never wears
" she'll never know, "She knows the pattern of arrangement by heart.
Henry M. Hertz: the camera is NOT pretty.. that is purely subjectiv and has nothing to do with a review.
50% think this camera is butt ugly.that´s why they is called "DigitalFrankenstein"......
and the AF really IS a joke, i tested it in one of our local stores.the DF could hardly focus in the light.
It's a Gollum.
l_d_allan: "Cons" in the overall summary doesn't include lack of video?
Or has that been implemented? Firmware update?
My understanding is that on a camera with LiveView, video is "just" firmware.
My Canon 50d didn't have video, but did have LiveView. The MagicLantern firmware team were able to implement video on the 50d. Amazing.
It will be a slap if once the nikonhackers will implement the video in DF.
Edmond Leung: Definitely Camera of the year.Outstanding design.Outstanding performance.Outstanding image quality.No video is absolutely the right direction. If you like good video...buy an Arri, not this one.A real perfect camera.
"If you like good video...buy an Arri, not this one."Calm down. Noone will buy it for video.
mpgxsvcd: For the people who want a camera like this it is perfect. For the people who don't there are so many other options. That sounds like a success to me.
"For the people who want a camera like this it is perfect."Theory Of Relativity of the camera world.
the Mtn Man: I love the retro styling. This might be the perfect anti-theft camera design. What thief is going to want to steal what at first glance looks like an obsolete, 35mm film camera that wouldn't fetch more than $10 at the pawn shop?
a nostalgic thief
stevens37y: "We wouldn't expect the GM1 to produce amazing video, since its video spec falls short of the best in the class..."EOSHD tested the video and got exactly the opposite result. They compared it to the GH3,BMPCC. Only the 50p/60p is missing probably because of the marketing.
They say it uses pixel binning in video mode so the CPU might not be fast enough. Perhaps it will be hacked once.
"small surface of camera body can't dissipate efficiently the heat off"Pana LX7 is smaller and it can.
"We wouldn't expect the GM1 to produce amazing video, since its video spec falls short of the best in the class..."EOSHD tested the video and got exactly the opposite result. They compared it to the GH3,BMPCC. Only the 50p/60p is missing probably because of the marketing.