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.
sportyaccordy: 4/3 and Micro 4/3... man people love to be ripped off. APS-C prices for down to less than 1/2 the sensor area and no added portability. I will never understand it
yabokkie....what are talking about ...?
m4/3rds was/is not my cup of tea but output quality from m4/3rds is good...high ISO was bad... simple as that."APS-C SLRs are worse than 4/3rds" ...In what way would you say ?.
"a new APS-C mount for Pana".....whats the basis for this ?.
It amazes me how a rightful act can be twisted in some way to vilify this guy.
....he could have done it quieter, he was a mean manager before he got to Japan, he disliked baby seals....blah, blah, blah.
Think of your own career, have you been perfect ?....if you haven't does that nullify the good things you have done?
Woodford did a very good thing.
neo_nights: Perhaps this sensor is from Sony and the D3200 is from Aptina? That'd be weird (using sensors with same resolution from different manufacturers), but we never know...
Also, am I the only one who finds it weird that a camera of this level doesn't have a dedicated ISO button?
....whats even weirder is no pixel mapping this level & above
Dam you Nikon....I bought 2 - D5100 because that was it....no more MP for me.....but the AF points & improved Auto ISO alone are worth the price of admission.
....another lackluster P&S offering from Nikon, very disappointing....not sure why a company that makes such great DSLR's can't make a decent compact
camera-phone...I always carry one in the glove box of my car-boat...love to use my camera-phone in full auto mode when my car-boat is running on auto-pilot.
LJohnK2: ....18-300 yawn....as a DX shoter, I'd be alot more impressed with the rumored 16-85, f4 or a refreshed 80-400.
The 24-85 is interesting and would seem to be the precursor for a Consumer FX body, but for consumers the future is smaller, not bigger ?.... so not sure what Nikon strategy is here.
I did purchase a complete MFT's setup earlier this year for a trip ...used it for around 4 months....was much lighter, but in terms of size...its still no where near compact..neither is the Sony NEX.
So far the Canon G!X seems to be the only true 'compact' camera with serious IQ....hope Nikon does similar with P7*00, but may eat into the J1/V1, so time will tell.
....18-300 yawn....as a DX shoter, I'd be alot more impressed with the rumored 16-85, f4 or a refreshed 80-400.
LJohnK2: Kudos to Canon for resisting the push for massive amounts of MP's....they seem to have made some subtle but nice operational improvements here.
...well, I'm a past Olympus user (enough said I assume) and now a Nikon user and I'm not at all impressed with the 24MP heaped onto the entry level D3200 with sparse controls to boot....so maybe "alot of MP's" is relative....just how many MP's are needed for photo's of your kid, cottage & dog....I know 16MP shows every sin of a consumer grade lens.
Kudos to Canon for resisting the push for massive amounts of MP's....they seem to have made some subtle but nice operational improvements here.
Olympus is a great example of technical ingenuity being engineering into irrelevancy by incompetent upper management and corruption up to the Board....I'm surprised Panasonic wants to touch them.
As a primary Nikon user I'm envious....Pentax resisted the MP wars and actually provided a useful mid range upgrade option.
Hope they sell well...sweet piece of hardware !
SnapHappy32: Nikon had no choice considering the onslaught of CSC's.I don't understand the negativity in below comments.
This is a heaven sent cam' for me.Having a fair selection of Nikon lenses, I've spent a good part of the last months considering what to get as a travel cam.
I've been looking closely at the EM-5, the XP1 and the Nex7.The latter is supposedly a staff favourite with the people working for a small, local camera company (PhaseOne).
Now Nikon have fitted that sensor into an inexpensive, lightweight body.What's not to like?
24mp too much? Don't get the cam.Not enough HD space? DittoNothing better to do? Get back to work!
...IMHO more MP's seems to have trumped things like the nice subtle color transitions of the past 10 MP CCD Consumer Models The D3200 is like putting a 454 block in a Chevette body package...guess i just dated myself....but seriously forget storage, processing 16 MP RAW images is still a tasking operation for most Consumer PC's....why not same megapixels, better ISO/noise and better control options ? That would be interesting.
Hope Nikon Service staffs up for all those new users with camera and lens "defects" ...when entry level users with a whooping 24 MP shooting photos of their kids and dog start wondering about blurry photos as the sensor resolution highlights every limitation of the 18-55 or 18-105 kit lenses.
I have both Nikon DSLR and recently a mirror less Olympus E-PL2...the V1/J1 sensor misses the mark IMHO.
Nonetheless, I think there is a huge potential for these types of enthusiast cameras and I think Canon is on the right track.
Drop a 12 MP CMOS into this and add a fully rotating LCD and Nikon will have something....it is still way smaller than a mirror less kit, but I'd be surprised if we see a P7200....I think Nikon will likely put thier eggs in the CX line.
LJohnK2: Freakin' AWESOME !.....I sold all my Olympus 4/3rds gear a little over a year ago....so here I go again.
This is what m4/3rds should have been from the get go...hope the IQ measures up to the E-PL2 !
....I went for a Nikon D5000 & D5100...everything Nikon is CCW and switching btwn systems confused me.I got rid of E-620, E-520, & E-510 and a whack of lenses and two flashes.Wished I'd kept my FL-36R also and my 70-300....got trashed in reviews but I loved its lightweight and stopped down a bit was tack sharp for birding. ...bad for my economy, got for the rest of the economy :)
Freakin' AWESOME !.....I sold all my Olympus 4/3rds gear a little over a year ago....so here I go again.
Megapixels with a capital M....so the RAW files must be ....yikes.
Budget 6.5 K....3.5 for the body and 3 for a new computer with the processing power needed....LOL.
Still, looks like a sweet piece of hardware for those who need it.
So using the Photographers figures Avg. cost $ 2,500/(8+22.5 hrs)= $ 82/hr....so it appears the Bride is young and has never hired a Plumber, Electrician or paid a car repair bill.....but then again who can fault here deductive reasoning as it is embraced by "educated" political and business leaders in her culture....she has learned well....she considers the cost of everything and the value of nothing.