SRT3lkt: This camera reminds me of blowfish.
Ha ha. Excellent.
Absolutic: how much bigger is the sensor vs the normal 36mm by 24mm full frame sensor?
The sensor is 1.68 larger with a pixel density 35mm equivalent of 29.7mp. The smallest true MF format is 600x450mm - over 3 times the size of 35mm.
This camera isn't medium format - it is MFDX. To describe it as MF is misleading. Looks good though and is almost free of the usual useless 'features' that afflict modern cameras.
gsum: "rare meteorological event" -
It's not rare and it's not meteorological. Couldn't be bothered reading the rest of the article after that.
Sorry folks - a bit grumpy this morning. Glad they didn't call it a 'rare astrological event'.
"rare meteorological event" -
NEX Creative: This is what the Canon 6D should have been. The clarity of this sensor should be stunning at low ISOs. Who needs more than 12MP these days? Is anyone still printing anything? All of the paper magazines and newpaper are just about out of business.
Here I sit next to my ageing Epson 7600 wondering exactly the same. The future lies with ever larger televisions for 4k video and slide shows.
Nice video, shame about the song.
Ahgre: it seems like consumers hardly use any manufacturer provided software such as DPP, nikoncapture, silkypix etc...
Why do they bother making them and just include lightroom or this to the bundle? I know Samsung provides lightroom and it is probably the best this they did in camera business.
How do you know? I use NX2 which is far better than any Adobe product thanks to D-Lighting, U-Point and the Selection Brush. The last of these is the most useful tool in any image editor and it's hard to understand why it hasn't been copied by Adobe.
select: I would never buy a Samsung camera... it's crap
Thanks for your insightful analysis - a great contribution.
I have an NX100 bought for next to nothing. The lightweight plastic lens looks useless and there are too many ways of doing the same thing. But the menu system and clarity of the display are excellent and the plastic lens is astoundingly good and is undoubtedly one of the best kit lenses out there.
So if you think Samsung is crap, more fool you - you're missing out.
I've done the rounds of the video editing software packages. Can't find anything that compares with the free VirtualDub. Don't waste your money.
photofan1986: Well, I hope Apple won't sue them for that :D
The chip appears to be roughly square in shape so they probably will sue.
The V1 body design was perfection. All Nikon needed to do to that camera was sort out the niggles with the controls and menus - and get the pricing right. The V3's plug-in EVF is a step backwards.
Sonyshine: Price! Price! Price!
As DPR says:
One concern we have - at least here in the U.S. - is the price. Nikon USA is bundling the camera with the 10-30mm PD-Zoom lens, EVF, and grip, with a price tag of $1200. Considering that you can buy a Sony a6000 with a 16-50mm power zoom lens, built-in EVF, and similar Hybrid AF system for $400 less, the V3 doesn't seem like a great value. Despite that, we look forward to putting the V3 through its paces, and seeing if that burst mode lives up to the hype.
Nothing more to say really.....
But the Sony is nowhere near as fast as the Nikon 1 series and therefore not as useful if action photography is your thing.
RichRMA: What has happened to the world? Today, I saw a stretch of highway about a mile long. Every car was black, white or grey. Might as well be the old Soviet Union.
I've heard the motor trade use the expression 'recession grey' and elsewhere 'burqua black' for something that is depressing and without style.
Peter Evans: Fire up Capture NX2 and what do you see on the first line of the splash screen? You see copyright notices for Nikon Corporation and Nik Software.The U point technology is the brainchild of the latter. Who now owns NIK Software? Answer, Google. So, maybe this is the heart of the problem - some sort of impasse between Nikon and Google with regards to usage rights for that U point technology.
I love the U point technology and so it looks like my future workflow for images from any new camera I buy will have to be: Nikon NX- D for processing the NEF, save as a TIFF, import the TIFF into the last version of NX2, use the U points as required, save back to a TIFF, import the TIFF into Photoshop. That adds one extra thing to my current workflow. A PITA but not the end of the world.
The ownership of U-Point thankfully doesn't apply to the Selection Brush, the real heart of NX2. No other photo editor has a similar tool, the usefulness of which cannot be overrstated.
plasnu: U-point is licensed by NIK, but NIK is now owned by GOOGLE, so probably the licensing issue.
That wouldn't affect the Selection Brush though. The Selection Brush is even more useful than U-Point.
Tone Row: ....While its 'NEX-like' design is getting a bit stale....
Since I'm guessing you don't plan on calling out Nikon or Canon for their decades old DSLR designs when their next updates come, I can only guess you were grabbing at straws to find fault with this camera.
If only Nikon or Canon would produce decades old DSLR designs and dispense with all the guff found on modern cameras. DFM/DFE please Nikon.
The piddling little sensor is no good for divers, cavers, mountain bikers using forested mountain trails etc. etc. Action cams need larger sensors. I'll stick with the Niikon AW1.
Bervilat: Only degrees Farenheit? Only submersive to feets? WTF Canon?It's a shame it won't be metric weather resistant and only work in USA, Liberia and Myanmar.
It'll also work for the 75% of people in the UK who don't want anything to do with the EU swindle.
Idiotic title that gives the impression that the book has been written by one of those pathetic kiddies who thinks it's 'cool' to swear. Might be a great book but I won't be buying it.