Thank you DPreview for commenting on the difficulty of using a flipout screen that only flips and doesn't rotate..
If Samsung had mounted a fully articulating screen the camera would have been much more enticing and certainly easier to shoot vertical, and closeups.
wootpile: It's a great camera but it should be illegal to sell a camera today that lacks an audio-in jack. Shame. Shame..
I take it you don't do much video..
wootpile: It's a great piece of software - but I refuse to pay a cloud fee for it. over a 10 year - span - PS CC will cost you $1200. hope they go broke.
It's still ridiculous. A much better scheme - which all software suppliers including MS could use is 1 price for installation + individual price for updates - that way you can choose to skip updates for any period of time. Bug-fixes? should be free since they are part of the manufacturing process-- same as if the brakes on your new car has a fault you get a free fix.Pay for installation. Choose to pay for updates.
It's a great piece of software - but I refuse to pay a cloud fee for it. over a 10 year - span - PS CC will cost you $1200. hope they go broke.
coody: If you pay for the good lens at additional $2,000, your spending on the camera will be more than $2500. With $2500 you can buy a better DSLR and many choices. Why must go for the A6000? Good camera with poor kit lens but expensive good lens. That is the Sony A6000.
The camera is always going to be second in importance to glass. I would rather spend my $$ on lenses.The order of importance shooter, lens, camera, brand
It's a great camera but it should be illegal to sell a camera today that lacks an audio-in jack. Shame. Shame..
Becksvart: The EOS M was the most sold mirrorless in Sweden during 2014. Some more lenses, much better AF = going to sell very well in 2015, is my guess. People here are very much married to Canon and Nikon.
Am not entirely sure why you are glad Canikon didn't step up until very late and are now calling out Canon for not aggressively sweeping the market. Would be pretty sad to see 100% of cameras sold in Sweden to be Canons :/ The more makers the merrier most definitely.
Yes, but Swedes are only buying the M kit because of its extremely low price - which is a result of poor sales globally). If Swedes just stopped buying maybe Canon would realize it's time to step up the game. What is the point of having a enthusiast camera with only 2 lens choices, one of which is a so-so zoom? People are buying the M and using it as a point and shoot. Same as buying a SUV and only using it to go grocery shopping.
Jahled: How exactly are they going to enforce that? I mean your average Joe or Jane is going to go on a hike in the 'wilderness' with a rucksack..
It's these kinds of laws that slip through the net that later, one day allows for example rangers to stop you and confiscate you camera if they find it. makes a delinquent of everyone taking a snap with a phone in the wild.
Why overcomplicate this type of legislation? The US legislators should make a hint from Sweden's way of handling this through 2 types of wilderness protection.1) national park, no commercial construction, no vehicles (apart from supporting tourism) allowed (I assume this is similar to US national parks)2) nature preserve, usually smaller in area and often located near suburbia. just about equally restraints on commercial (or residential) building, no vehicles and often dis-allowing camping or tents
In both cases though, all areas free to use for recreation walks and of course photography.
If you let this go through in US what next? Will they also prohibit un-licensed painting? How about mental memories?
One can only wonder if the forest service lawyers drafting this have gone to a proper law-school.
LX100 is very close to perfection - and it looks good!
I would have paid 100 more for the lx 100 if it had also sported a tilt screen for easier macro
I read this as something like "4-k.. aha, yes we might have to think about that, someday"
Seriously 4-k will be replaced by something better by the time they arrange their first meeting about it.
Nikon reminds me of the telecom co Ericsson. So in love with their own inventions, so much that lethargy is making them loose market. Ericsson finally had to team up with some fresh blood: Sony so they became Sony-ericsson for a while. In the end, Sony got tired of the sluggish "swimming through syrup" experience. Ericsson, shocked by the quick-minded Sony, sank back into the comfort of blocky, decade-spanning masterminding of telecom infrastructure.
I know because I was there. However, I don't know why Nikon seems so extremely reluctant to test new waters that are based on customer demand, and not on their own masterminding.
Too much in-grown pride, tradition and love of heritage. Doom.
is this a rant? yes. bacause I am.. or perhaps was, a Nikon fanboy. I used to like Ericsson too..
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