Well that kinda depends on where you live on the globe...
A shame its only open to "professional photographers".
jadmaister2: I'm sure it's all been said, but my 2p worth is simply, too big and way too expensive. A stupid £2800 ish in the UK (thats $4500 to you american types) puts it $600 above the D800 with the same lens.I'm a photographer. I appreciate a nod to aesthetics, they are important, but Nikon, please?!No video? Fine. I'm even glad. A dedicated movie camera is a better bet anyway if your that serious, but what I wanted was something smaller and at a cost which even you Nikon know is right. The D600/610 is affordable. The D800 is aspirational. The D4 is a pro cam, so not a fair comparison. Which, out of 610/800 does this camera most resemble in build and features?So. £1000 dollars too expensive then.
A joke in Sweden too - the Df also costs about $800 to $1000 more than the D800 in Sweden - which means they missed the ballpark.
Collie Camp: "Is this retro done right?"
qwertyasdf: Add a pseudo film advance crank as a thumb rest, and many would die for this camera...
Advancing film is the most characteristic action in shooting film!
you should patent that idea!
Just read Thom Hogan's site for a good write up on this - quite fascinating.
If you look at the high-iso scores on dxo-mark, the smaller sensors still have a long way to go in low light photography. I have yet to try a smaller than aps-c sensor that I'm satisfied with in low light - My D800 excels in low light though.
Julian: I doubt somehow that they will be offering a service to put these into D800's somehow (as implied in this article), although I look forward to seeing this tech in future Nikon kit. They're for sure gonna need to have plenty of good new features to persuade me to upgrade my D800.
It was the sentence that mapgraphs quotes above. I understand its intent is to explain the potential benefits in a way that people can understand, but it was also at the same time unintentionally misleading.
I doubt somehow that they will be offering a service to put these into D800's somehow (as implied in this article), although I look forward to seeing this tech in future Nikon kit. They're for sure gonna need to have plenty of good new features to persuade me to upgrade my D800.
Julian: I might wait for the price to come down on this, and then replace my GF1... It looks like they finally nailed all my key gripes. I love the inbuilt viewfinder, the silent shutter sounds awesome ;) I wonder how the new sensor handles at the higher iso's... Looking forward to some samples...
Well my big cameras are a D800 and D3 (which I know I should never compare this against - but I naturally do as these are what I use day to day) - if I can get anything like D3 high ISO I would be ecstatic - given the announced ISO range of the sensor - this might be within the realms of possibility.
I might wait for the price to come down on this, and then replace my GF1... It looks like they finally nailed all my key gripes. I love the inbuilt viewfinder, the silent shutter sounds awesome ;) I wonder how the new sensor handles at the higher iso's... Looking forward to some samples...
Just to ask a dumb question - Won't having a clear pixel risk more blown highlights?
friedduck: Reading through the comments I'm surprised how many miss the point of the exercise, namely that it's his skill as a photographer that's important and not the tools that he happens to be using.
It's good work all things considered. It saddens me the Trib has gone this route and I hope the paper suffers for it so that others don't follow their example.
Its the Sun-Times not the trib.
CosmoZooo: LOL...I find this all very funny...it's like Adobe took a shotgun and b-a-m shot off a foot. There is still aonther foot in place to hop around for a while but eventually they will fall flat on their face unless they change their minds about playing with firearms :)
Let's face it...no matter how good the software is - it is still software. It can be mimicked by other software and it can be challenged. There is already competition out there and even open source alternatives. Until now the price for some folks was worth it but as the cost model becomes prohibitive those people will reevaluate their choices.
This is an opportunity for another company to step up and take the market and if Adobe doesn't change their minds quickly enough it will happen.
Amen to that. Lightroom is good, but the new updates for 5.0 don't sound so breathtaking - photoshop has just too many features I suppose there is always elements - but I think everyone will now seriously reevaluate Adobe products.
bills_pix: I wonder if it will be subscription only. Adobe is not making near enough money off it at $99 to keep them happy. Prepare for the worst with Adobe.
Thanks ljfinger - good to know - then I will review the new features - and maybe wait for LR6.
Can you skip out an upgrade though - and take the one after for the upgrade price?
plasnu: Do I have to pay update again?
But will you be able to upgrade LR4 to LR6 directly?
Really useful article. Thanks dpreview!
semorg: No bloatwear with iPhone. Apple fought hard to protect the consumers from all that crap. Android and Samsung are just bunch of thieves they copied everything apple did into a cheap plastic shell. Apple does have a screen issue. But that's because they tried so hard not to fragment their screen sizes. As a mobile developer dealing with android is a pain. You have to design for so many sizes. Where as apple has tried to keep the ratio consistent and at least the width.
Apple are playing a fools game - sue your main hardware component supplier to the tune of billions. Then folks start to wonder why there aren't so many hardware innovations in Apple's next product.Apple are as guilty as Samsung in terms of innovating from others ideas. The question is should we stifle innovations so that one company can sell what is not necessarily the best possible product at really over inflated prices?
Sundroid is quite useful for landscape photogs if you want to find out sunrise / sunset / moonrise times / directions.