nathantw: 100% viewfinder coverage is so much better than the stupid 94% or 97% coverage of my D700. That was a pretty bad decision on Nikon's part to not have it 100%. I know I could get it under live view, but that takes up battery juice, so no thanks.
Never really understood people's complaints about less than 100% finder coverage. You're not shooting slide film, so if it bothers you so much, then run a batch job and crop prior to viewing your files.
All I really wanted was a D4 in a D700 body - with the best AF module that Nikon is able to build. Sigh.
Pakio: What? No ISO 50? Why in the hell they make sensors up to ISO 12000, who needs that? I want to shoot at F1.4 in daylight!
Buy an ND filter.
HowaboutRAW: Just a Photographer:
You see I’m not saying what the “norm” should be, that’s what you’re doing–despite claiming that’s not what your doing. My point was that the “norm” has radically changed in the last 10 years with the introduction of better and better sensors for DSLRs.
Then the D4's sensor is not a normal sensor–in ten years time it’s high ISO capacity may very well be normal.
You can limit your high ISO use (and here “high ISO” will mean something different 5 years in the future), but you can only legitimately speak in generalities about your preferences.
In fact many seek out the D4 (and now will seek out this Df) to be able to shoot in lowlight without a flash and without the blotching and banding problems that shooting at high ISOs with both the D610 and D800 can incur. And that seeking good equipment for high ISO shooting is perfectly normal.
In fact black cats in the dark would be hard for the D4, so that could inspire further development of better lowlight sensors.
Some of us do actually shoot routinely at ISO 6400 (indoor basketball). So a D4 sensor in a less expensive body is hugely attractive. I care about the AF performance, too, so I'm on the fence on this.
VR? Who would want to hand hold that thing? It belongs on a gimbal head.
Sad Joe: Another nail in the coffin of 'real cameras' - smart phone devices will kill off DSLR's just as digital killed off film - only a matter of time.
Companies like Sony will invest massive amounts of monies as items like the IPad, IPhone as its where the money is...
A Canon branded camera phone anyone ?
Yeah, right. We'll all dump our DSLRs and shoot sports with phones. This may make phone photos a bit better, but they'll still be bad. But, hey, many people have low standards, so this will improve images in that niche.
Great. Now you can choose a camera that will match your shoes.
Nikon should have made a digital SP rangefinder. Yes, a small market, but at least they could have produced a camera that they could have been proud of.