Very impressive. reasonable price. As Dreview noted, it will be excellent for macro. But where is the flipscreen? Try doing closeups at ground level with your eye in a mini viewfinder. You'll take the single shot and be done with it on account of clumsiness.
Since the lx100 is quite deep anyway thanks to the viewfinder sticking out a bit.. I don't understand why they didn't add a flipscreen and simply slap 60 more bucks on the price.
I may end up buying this simply because of the large sensor tech. but as soon as a similar device with a articulating screen hits the market.. bye bye.
Nice to see Tammy moving in. Now please make us a small 14 - 50 and a fast but cheap 15
I have never shot anything at over 200mm. Still, the fz1000 seems like a pretty good grab-and-go camera. I would prefer a shorter lens and smaller size though. Good to see the 1-inch sector growing! Nikon - are you zzz?
micksh6: It is practical to glue battery cover to a battery. When battery swells and becomes fat in few months you will still be able to use it, if they place elements perpendicularly, of course.
Fat battery will stick out of camera but it will be usable nevertheless. Very utilitarian solution.
@micksh6 I couldn't agree more! It's ok though because most owners won't ever use it much ;)
The new on this phone/tab is just a face tracking selfie camera with movable lens so you don't have to center your face to get centered. betcha!!
Too late. I am a Nikon fan, been using the brand on an off since the days of film. But their handling of the D600 problem was inexcusable and has tainted the good name of the brand forever. Shame on you.
I think it's a fair review. 77% feels adequate (perhaps even a bit high?) and the graphs tell the real story. The silver award.. is just an award. A pat on the back for including a oddly tilting viewfinder.. good effort, better luck next time, etc.
Dpreview: I think you got the specs mixed up between
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97″)Macro focus range 30 cm (11.81″)
EDIT disregard - I guess it's the macro at tele distance
SW Anderson: From the news release: "Available in June 2014, the Nikon 1 S2, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm . . ."
Pardon my nit-pick, but "kit" is not a verb. Nikon's new cameras look interesting. The company shouldn't let a flack's mangling of the language detract from its announcement.
to OP SW AndersoYou do realize the instance of kit in the above "the Nikon 1 S2, kitted with the" has no relation to "verbs" even if another word were used--
it's not actively kitting
KITTED is adjective - could be as ATTACHED
if you want to nit pick grammar, learn it first =0
The Name is Bond: This isn't so much macro photography as art. The macro bit is practically incidental. the insects themselves are indistinct and even barely even visible. What would be distracting backgrounds/bokeh is an attractive part of a whole. I wouldn't want to do this with my kind of portraiture but I have to applaud the use of what's normally termed 'bad bokeh'.
Bravo on some marvellously inventive photography.
While I like the colors and the compositions... I disagree. This isn't art. It's animal cruelty of the worst kind. Ask yourself how the animals come to carry the poses they do, and inhabit the photographic environments they do which often do not coincide with their natural habitats.
Posing dead animals isn't hard. Neither is killing them it would seem...
Apart from faster lens / dof difference... the GM1 with kit lens runs circles around it in studio IQ scene. Smaller sensor, more pixels, much smaller package, same price... go figure.
Thanks for the laugh! This is on the same level as inches, acres and printing money to uphold financial vapor. Patently American :)
wootpile: Go ahead n mount it the same way as demonstrated and your hotshoe will be bent and broken in less than a day of use. anyone should be able to see the physical strain that such imbalance on a small support creates.
LOL - dumbest hack I've ever seen. Irreparable material fatigue in one day flat.
If you must try this: mount it on the base.
@ Andy - of course, but none of them have such a lopsided balance. The part you incline forward on a flash weighs nothing compared to the battery compartments/main housing and the extended part is a lot shorter, thereby balancing themselves quite nicely.
This example on the other hand, carries the majority of its weight on the extended part. People will do what they want but you won't find that setup wobbling up and down on my cameras.
Here's an example of what you needhttp://www.amazon.com/Desmond-5-5-Inch-Release-Compatible-PC-140/dp/B0087G0NYM/http://www.amazon.com/Easyfashion-Velcro-Adhesive-Sticky-2mtrs/dp/B00GUDGH6M
Go ahead n mount it the same way as demonstrated and your hotshoe will be bent and broken in less than a day of use. anyone should be able to see the physical strain that such imbalance on a small support creates.
The Name is Bond: An 85mm is not for headshots or even head and shoulder shots.
It's for head and half torso at the most.
You need a 135mm equiv minimum for headshots.
If you don't believe me then try it with your consumer zoom. It makes a huge difference.
@Mr Bond.. Lol
ludwik123: Are these made by Samsung or by Sony ?
@Zalan I thought Leica only made badges nowadays ..?
wootpile: 1.4... not enough to make sense
Cudos to Fuji for keeping their systems fresh and alive. But.. the jump from 35 to 50mm is marginal and is certainly something within crop range in edit. (a crop your 16 megapixel image to about 11.5 mpix)
I would have liked it to be a 2.4 instead, offering just over 80mm equiv, and wouldn't mind sacrificing apertures to get there.
BJL indeed my fault.
I was working out the fovsA 35 offers a vertical 37.8 and a horizontal 54.4 degree fovWhereas a 50 offers vertical 27 degrees and horizontal 39.6 a 0.72 reduction of view
I blame last night's wine :)
KameraFever: The real reason to buy this lens to have a 50mm equivalent with leaf shutter flash flash sync. That is the reason alone I will get the teleconverter.