ScottRH: Nice and useless.
Why would anyone even bother typing this comment? Go take some pictures you dolt.
How much is the motor drive? ;D
vFunct: Mirrorless cameras are junk. They're like cell-phone cameras, with their visual preview lag, but they're not as useful as cell phones because they aren't pocketable.
There are only two useful camera classes: dSLRs and cell phones. Everything else is a useless compromise that isn't as good as either.
There are absolutely NO professionals that use mirror less cameras at a press event. Every press photographer uses either a Nikon or Canon, while the writers use iPhones.
Mirrorless cameras aren't as good as an dSLR or a cell phone, and therefore nobody uses them.
They are junk toys.
All baseless uninformed posts are junk.
Sad Joe: The marketing for this new camera has been outstanding - Nikon should be proud of their UK or US based marketing team....I switched (mainly) into Canon some years ago but this is the 1st new Nikon that has ticked my boxes (and I don't even know its spec!) as regards marketing image - I want to be that man with a bag of primes and my Nikon DF in my hands. I look forward to the Canon reply - say what lets call it the DF 1....!!
@Henry, please enlighten us, oh wise one, as to what camera the smart people, like you, have purchased, and how you came to know about said camera, since you are so clearly impervious to marketing. And while you're at it, let's see some of your photos, so we can all see just how well your marketing-free camera performs. Or maybe you're just one of those people who hangs around the bus station but never rides the bus...
Retro styled cameras are marketed toward those old enough to remember, or young enough to revere, cameras that were not based on trendy, sculpted ergonomics and designer racing stripes. The utilitarian simplicity and purity of purpose in the design of older cameras speaks to some people's desire to make photographs with a similar simplicity and purity of purpose. Whether they actually achieve that goal by buying a retro camera is obviously debatable. Clearly some do and some don't.
Regardless, that anyone would bother complaining about a camera company's desire to cater to the retro market is baffling. I'm not even sure anyone can sanely rationalize a complaint. Strong sales of retro cameras serve to bolster the company's coffers and allow for even more R&D into the next line of trendy sculpted racing stripe cameras. Duh?
If you are vocally averse to retro styled cameras, you are either bored, high, ignorant, or possibly all three. Retro cameras are win win for everyone.
I think Instagram is doing the exact opposite of debasing photography. I think it's championing it. It's widening the appeal of photography and getting people who otherwise may have never discovered photography to think about it as an expressive medium, and to get satisfying results without $5000 worth of equipment and hours spent in a darkroom or fiddling in Photoshop.
Instagram is also getting people to take pictures more creatively, For any given photo, there is often one Instagram filter that suits it best. Which filter looks best is a critical visual decision that the average person has never been faced with, and when they choose the right filter, they get satisfying results. This is because they're unconsciously mimicking the look of photos they've seen before. It's like casually humming along to a tune and discovering you can actually sing pretty well. Instagram can be rewarding, and that reward can fuel the pursuit of better photographic technique. Win win.
Eigenmeat: 11 "mega rays", yet I still cannot find the output resolution on their website...
Wow, some unbelievably close minded and short sighted people in this discussion.
This camera is basically an early proof of concept that you can actually buy and use. How often do you get to do that in the tech world? Mark my words, this camera has made a place for itself in the history of photography, and fantastic images WILL be made with it, by someone, somewhere. Maybe by not you, but it WILL happen.
Oh, and it's no surprise that DL is suing. Take a grossly egocentric eccentric whose salad days are waning and a current star whose career is still on the upward arc who says or does anything remotely resembling anything the former ever did, and you will see a lawsuit.
Larry Page, CEO of Google, said it best...those who can not innovate litigate.
Dude's got nerve.