Hoping they'll release a 150 mm macro lens
RStyga: I'd like to see the D810 OF version (Oil-Free).
You got confused with the D600 sensor debris issue...
For the D800, it is the left side miscalibrated problem... Now, hopefully, that got fixed... just like D600 -> oil-free D610. :D
benbammens: I like this article :) Makes it easier to understand what Nikon changed in the camera :)
Does DPReview do that for other cameras? Hmmm
The best compact camera now. As long as there is no long term reliability issue, it's hard to beat the RX100 MkIII.
BPD7: Longtime Canon SLR user here. Also used their pocket cameras, which I never liked. Recently been using Fujifilm x100s, Sony RX100 and Fujifilm X-A1. The Canons are lacking. I won't ever go back to a point and shoot Canon. The Rx100 is so pocketable it's amazing. Why would I go to this camera when it's not as pocketable and I can get better results on the Sony?
Canon will continue to lose market share IMO.
"Canon will continue to lose market share IMO."
Everything you said is true, except for the above statement. Canon's market share for compact cameras is on the rise again, at the expense of poor Nikon... which is losing their market share in this department so quickly it almost appears as though they are pulling out of the market altogether.
I have never read such a negative review from Jeff Keller back in the DC Resource days. Was there a financial reason in the past? ;)
Anyway, I am glad to see such negative views on Canon sensors, particularly in the area of shadow recovery. They totally deserve this.
perry rhodan: DPR does a very good job on the reports of the show! Really like what is presented here! Thank you DPR!
Some of the minor quibbles:G1 X Mark II, "It sports a near-SLR-sized sensor" is a hyperbolic statement. Read this first: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0528662139/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii-a-quick-summary
It's essentially a four-third sensor which is not too different from the typical APS-C ones.
halc: Considering that smartphones have already killed Canon's pocket camera sales, they should perhaps view their business differently.
I can't understand how slow and tired Canon has become.
It's DSLR line is pretty much only alive because of inertia, old legacy lens selection and 5DmkIII. Everything else they ship is old, tired, worse than competition in features and performance.
Inertia. Old Canon users.
They will grow less and less every year.
Unless Canon really does something new, innovative and something that makes them competitive again.
The market shares they command today will refute everything you said
Howard: It's a rather lame interview, the most important question, how Canon is doing in the sensor department, has not been even brought up. The Canon execs are just giving vague and sometimes conflicting replies, yes, still is important, see, we have the latest innovation for video; mirrorless is important, DSLR is also important too.
It's all corporate double-talk with not much substance in this entire interview.
peevee1: This Masaya Maeda comes off as incredibly smug, even in the picture.
"Up to now, we've been known by consumers as leaders in still photography,"
By ignorant consumers maybe.
By the fact they command massive market shares.
Just a Photographer: Now when can all D800 / D800E users expect a replacement or realignment of the AF module and/or sensor?
Arrange to file a class action lawsuit. :)
locke_fc: And it only took them a year and a half to establish that
@Spectro: repair, not replace. Some service centres merely cleaned faulty D600 sets
Zeisschen: that is the end of NIKON...
Considering the shrinking camera market and the fact that Nikon is >75% reliant on photographic product sales, I have to admit this is a possibility.
Sony should seize this opportunity to replace Nikon's position in the camera market. Who knows? Sony may finally seize the >20% market shares they so desired when they bought over Konica-Minolta.
They only caved after the threat of class action law suits:
What a shame.
Frank_BR: Why are the camera manufacturers complaining now? In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the world sank into recession, but the sales of cameras were peaking. Then the world was becoming poorer but camera manufacturers were making money like never before. Was that fair?
Now that the economies of the USA, Europe and Japan are beginning to recover, the sales of cameras are running out of gas. That old book would describe the situation, saying that fat years are coming to the world, and lean years to the camera manufacturers. Isn't that fair?
Sales has to plateau at some point. Happened to the film era, history should repeat itself. :)
lenseye: The IQ of cameras of the last 2 to 3 years is sufficiently good enough that you don't have to upgrade every year anymore. We're way past the point where each new model improves markedly over the previous models to a point that it becomes a must have.
Why not make the new model introduction cycle longer and pay more attention to debugging and improving the firmware? Improve the lens or reduce the noise further as opposed to cramming in features that no one ever uses.
Better still, make the camera modular. So, folks can choose the type of sensor they want by making a trip to the service center without having to buy a brand new camera.
Is this a sign that DPReview is going to cut down its digital camera content and increase its emphasis on connect.dpreview? :D
Zeisschen: With the a6000 news just prior to this, it's hard to believe both product pictures are made in the same year 2014. Compared to the modern Sony design this camera just looks like a cheap plastic tool from the 90s.
Zeisschen: end of DSLR era? Seriously? What planet do you live in?
You need to wake up and look at the worldwide sales numbers, or perhaps, just the N.American/European sales numbers. After all these years, mirrorless cameras still represent nothing but a niche market and Sony has yet to capture 20% share of the interchangeable lens camera market, a target they set for themselves when they acquired Minolta many years ago.
540g. PZD. VC. Awesome. I'm in... will wait for reviews regarding AF accuracy and optical quality.
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