Absolutely love the G5X design......everything l have wanted in a compact.... great user interface with both an evf and flip LCD,hot shoe and decent lens....hardly wait to get one !
To date I have bought:- DxO Mark- Silkypix (2 releases)- PSE (3 or 4 releases)- Portrait Pro- Corel Paintshop Pro ( 2 releases)- ACAD- Capture NX2- PS ElementsMy favorite editor is still Microsoft Digital Imaging Suite 2006 combined with Noiseware
vaclav1: In Canada people with University education often earn less money than people with Union jobs. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has enormousness power. My postman at my previous address in Vancouver owned a new Porsche.No wonder that I ship to Europe every package from USA and I get all packages to my US address, it is much cheaper and much faster.This is a victory of sick socialism over freedom.
In Canada part of why everything is expensive is because we have to many stupid government subsidized university degrees....the living wage postal staff get paid is neither here nor there.
fbuis: Too late... I switched to FX camera !
I also bought the Sigma 17-70 C after a recommendation from you....glad I didn't wait for this Nikon....the Sigma is excellent....and the calibration software/dock compensates for the non existent or limited AF adjustment.
Oh yeah....Sigma about half the price to boot.
I think a lot of the mirrorless & EVF hating comes from folks that have invested lots of $$$ into a conventional system. I think we are at a time when its hard for a Pro or even serious hobbyist to "choose" a system.
Really for folks with lots invested in DSLR's FF or APS-C the "old DSLR" will work fine until your core gear breaks down....then you have some thinking.
The best thought for anyone getting into this either Pro or serious hobby, would be simply to buy what will suit your foreseeable future....less is more.
DPReview questions = of great interest to Nikon usersNikon answers = vague or evasive
Thoughts;- In light of the Nikon DX comments Sigma Contemporary lenses with USB dock for multi adjustments is the only way to go - Denial of the albatross that is Nikon 1 is comical - FX is the only line Nikon pays serious attention to
coldcut: Seems nikon want to integrate this with their revamped Image space cloud storage. I hope all this evolves into something useful.
...have they ever fixed the speed of Image Space cloud ?
LJohnK2: - No mask function- No blemish removal - No CCP- No generic clarity slider- No, No, No,
Hey Nikon com'on up here to Canada.... we have Community College Programs that have 2nd year Co-op students that can produce better than this.
What the hell is Nikon thinking !!!....seriously Nikon just open source your ADL algorithm so real programs like Lightroom can include it and be done with this.
I think you've explained it Richard....it would never even occur to me that any company would build the JPEG processing engine of its entire APS-C lineup around an algorithm it doesn't own outright.
Stewart McKInlay: I assume this software can interpret every proprietary detail from a NEF. HOWEVER, it is clunky and unusable! If you use Lightroom or similar why would you bother with this very poor first version of this software.
....I shot RAW but still turn on Active D-Lighting and unfortunetley Lightroom can't interpret that....can be simultaed, but its a minor pain. Depending on what I am doing, I can sometimes get a pleasing edit quicker with CNX-2 than Lightroom, but go forward LR it is.
- No mask function- No blemish removal - No CCP- No generic clarity slider- No, No, No,
.....I just wish they could get tolerances and qc of regular DSLR gear more precise.....seems the whole sub pro camera industry is madly off in all direction...... instead of doing anything truly good....they do whole bunch of things half baked.....well except for Olympus, the newest m4/3rds stuff seems well thought out (grudging admission), but I'm confident they will implode shortly as per past experience.
I just can't understand the price, especially when you add in an EVF.......what is the target market ?
Nice camera ......but where I come from 3 k will get you two Oly Em-5 & 12-50mm kits .
....well by and large the journalistic quality of reporting has been in the ditch for quite a while....so now the photographic quality will follow....all very sad
LJohnK2: ...well.....comments like that are not surprising in a world of highly educated silver spooned 14 year old CEO's who have little life experience......if that shoe doesn't "fit" her then she is simply incredibly ignorant
By chj (21 hours ago)Many of you are total idiots that fell for the headline just like the writer wanted you to. Want to hear the statement in context? It's completely harmless.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgoaMDfhxOw
I did listen to the complete statement and chj is correct....completely harmless....I should not have assumed this site is correct.....shame on me for jumping on the bandwagon......I was completely ignorant
chj: Many of you are total idiots that fell for the headline just like the writer wanted you to. Want to hear the statement in context? It's completely harmless.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgoaMDfhxOw
"Part of the thought experiment that gave rise to this new product, the new interface, the terabyte, was a decision that we would not have Flickr Pro anymore. There's no such thing as Flickr Pro because today with cameras as pervasive as they are, there's no such thing really as professional photographers ... certainly there's varying levels of skills but we didn't want a Flickr Pro anymore, we wanted everyone to have professional quality photo space and sharing."
Wow, what an insult! Aren't you embarrassed that you fell for the "drama" that the writer of this article (and others) have tried to create with an out of context quote? Of course the writer didn't provide a link to the full statement.
I did listen to the link you posted and you are completely correct the headline when put in the context of her statement is completely harmless.
.....frankly I expect better in a headline/news article here.....guess I should not assume this site is fair.....shame on me.
...well.....comments like that are not surprising in a world of highly educated silver spooned 14 year old CEO's who have little life experience......if that shoe doesn't "fit" her then she is simply incredibly ignorant
....so I guess this proves genius and insanity are very close to the same line indeed....care to stipulate which side ?
For Hobbyists may not be a bad thing, if Pro's are P.O. as they should be.Perhaps Nikon will update Capture NX2, Canon the same and perhaps there will be again be some robust choices again for advanced editing. Microsoft's old Digital Imaging Suite 2006 did everything PS Elements ever could (and easier) and some advanced things as in PS full.
....don't kid yourself .... if Adobe customers let them get away with this ridiculous gouge Lightroom is next.
The Image Quality for Nikon JPEG's looks top notch....better than my D5100 for sure....takes a Nikon standard SB-400 mini flash to boot.
My only quandray is the price.....for $1,000 I can buy a really nice lens or just about a D7100.
Ah....Laos.....one of the few remaining sources of naive population that can be had for pennies a day.
Heck maybe Ashton Kutchner will get a raise from all the savings.
Perhaps not.... I'm sure Nikon's still hurting from the clean up costs/ environmental damage they were held accountable for stemming from their brilliant decision to a build a factory with numerous chemical, etc. in the flood prone areas of Thailand.