Marcos Villaroman: It will be interesting to hold an iPad Air and see how the smaller size/lighter weight works. Does the smaller size mean it is easier to hold despite having less bezel to grab?
It just means it's easier to steal. lol.
HeyItsJoel: I'll never understand why Nikon insist on starting their kit lenses at 18mm when the ideal length to start is @ 16mm (~24mm fov).
@ CarVac: I get that "ideal" focal length of 16mm from personal experience and the opinion of those who are interested in wide angle photography. Not everyone in the world is interested in the tele end you know. Who are you to judge who shoots what "properly"? Average shooters can certainly benefit by introducing them to a whole different way of seeing the world they want to capture. The 18mm at the wide end may work for you, but don't presume to speak for everyone else.
I'll never understand why Nikon insist on starting their kit lenses at 18mm when the ideal length to start is @ 16mm (~24mm fov).
I think I read somewhere that 58mm is closer to 'normal' point of view than 50mm. Can someone confirm or deny this?
Paul Guba: Is it me or is this site becoming like yahoo? Why did an article that essentially provide no information need to be 7 pages long.
...and you read all 7 pages of it. :)
Meh. I would have gone with a gorilla pod instead of just a mini-tripod. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
groucher: Tobacco grads were a crime against photography. Please don't bring them back.
TitusXIII: 13MP crammed unto a smart phone size sensor is nothing but a disaster.Expect nothing but unacceptable amounts of noise on all the photos.
Do you have one? Have you tried it for yourself? No? Then you're just contributing to the noise pollution.
Next up: cardboard laptops.
Could double as a homeless person's pillow. But hey, at least he's online!
Robert Gordon Wallace: My younger son a research scientist working on a different part of the electro magnetic spectrum was informing my wife, elder son and myself over a celebratory dinner that optical camera technology would be overtaken.In a slightly heated discussion with elder son about optical zooming he spoke of differential diffraction grids and some random processes which would capture all the information you need to produce a high quality image. Wonder if this product is a first step?
Conspiracy Theorists are all over this! They're already debunking it as a fake because there are no stars visible in the picture just like the Apollo moon landing. This photo must be taken in a studio somewhere in NASA.
That picture looks like crap.
Why? This is what we used to do by taping photos developed from film and now you want to do it again except now, digitally? Talk about going backwards.
Wow. I'm liking this new camera. Question: is this the same sensor in all the other APS-C bodies in the last 2-3 years? (T3, T3i, 7D, 60D, T4i, etc...) I understand that Canon has been recycling the same sensor.
Cy Cheze: Time to commence nominations for "Best 2013 smartphone device equipped with apps for tax preparation, travel schedules, dietary planning, weather forecasting, music, movies, sports, medical diagnosis, social-networking, pet care, school homework guidance, web interface, low visibility navigation, and (incidentally) photo apps." Each functionality will get a 6% weight in the rating, with the final rounding factor goint to brand preference.
Camera competition will henceforth be conducted as a subset of antique shows and archaeological research. AARP members get a 10% discount.
"Wow, Gramps. You mean people actually carried aound things like that? How'd they connect them to their rotary phones? Was that also when they rode horses and wrote on paper?"
Smartass. You must have purchased a Sony.
How does someone objectively answer this question unless he/she owns every single one of these cameras?
Most likely, they would vote for the one they bought since they've already gone through the elimination process and thus voting accordingly to justify their purchase.
Oh God. Nikon, you're trying too damn hard. Leave the compact/point&shoot game (it's a losing battle) and stick to making great optics and DSLR's. Please.
I'd take an 11-inch Macbook Air out in the field over an iPad any day. Lot more you can do with a laptop than a tablet for practically the same size and weight.
I really don't see the big deal people make of GPS in cameras. Will it give you turn by turn directions on how to get somewhere? I mean really, who cares where the exact pinpoint location you took a particular shot? Are you going to come back to that exact same spot again in the future to take the exact same shot 5 years later? No.