Sergey Borachev: I don't own any Panasonic or Canon camera. I do have a Sony one. I found the title very biased, irresponsible, and also suggesting some immature school kid type of language.
But since it is true who cares. Well done Dpreview for being honest.
Stunning Sony performance. Thanks for the write up!
Chaitanya S: Another Beta product from Nikon, shame on them for releasing such half baked products to market. A friend of mine has been facing the memory issue since he bought the camera and now he switched to sandisk/samsung cards due to headache he had with Lexar cards.
XQD is not that expensive - dont be cheap!
Roadrunnerdeluxe: Geez! Sounds like an amazing camera! How to improve on that auto focus?Predictive auto focus?
Sony does that with the a6300 called 4D auto focus - and yes its predictive. (not claiming its as good as this D500....so many other variables)
davev8: i have just come from a thread that say mirrorless now have better AF than a DSLR.................in your dreams
I read on the interwebs that Aliens eat skittles. Must be true.
The Silver Nemesis: DPR in its splendor. When it was released:
- 7D II WAS the best APS-C camera (DSLR) on the market - got a Silver Award- D500 IS the best APS-C camera (DSLR) on the market - got a Gold Award.
Q.E.D.: I was easily right, again, in predicting this. This is why I am not trusting you since then.
TonyTguy: For the same money it makes no sense to buy the D500 over the D750
The D500 needs to be a $1,600 body tops if not $1,400. A tweak to drop all body prices at least $100 to make it just enticing enough to decide crop sensor vs FF
They are right, Nikon price drops on APSC always happen quickly.
It will be far less than $2000 soon.
Guidenet: I've picked at Richard Butler and others over time at emphasizing what I consider to be "Best Buy, whiz bang, feature sets" for the non-working hipsters kits, but I'm going to give some kudos for this review. Not only was it pertinent, well written, and directed to real photographers, but his concerns seemed accurate and well thought out, more reminiscent of Phil Askey's best reviews, which I consider fine praise indeed. Keep it up Richard and thank you. The reviewer gets a *~~ Gold Award ~~* this time. Great wordsmith job, as well.
"I've picked at Richard Butler and others over time at emphasizing what I consider to be "Best Buy, whiz bang, feature sets."
What does that mean?
Mordi: I don't understand the praise for this camera if the photo of the young woman with a pole on her shoulder is an example of what it can do at ISO 100. Looking at it on my ASUS HDMI monitor, it doesn't come close to a MFT or any of the first-generation NEX models.
And surely, not close to the many 16x24 prints on my wall from my D300 and D7000.
picture quality is not the strength of this camera for the asking price - ff is now the same price or cheaper but people purchasing this camera understand that. They buy this camera for AF and speed.
eestlane: people who havnt used d500 are complaining here like little babiesi have it, i have d7200 and 7200 does good pictures but d500 does betterd500 gets 9of10 to focus while d7200 maybe 4 of 10viewfinder is so much betterfps so much quickerbuffer is from another worldthere is no competition at alli like 5dsr pictures more and mainly i shoot with 5dsrbut if u need speed then d500
well it better - it costs twice as much as the 7200. both great cameras.
PKDanny: Go to Samsung sensor or Philips sensor or other sensor!!???!!
Your joking right?
This is a medium format sensor. Like CopCar mentioned - its not like it can be swapped. So much of the other imaging pipelines in the camera would need to be changed.
And who else makes a medium format sensor as good as this Sony one? Nobody.
People downplay how smart Sony has been the past decade with sensor fabrication and development. When their backs were against the wall Kaz Hirai worked with other senior Sony leaders to make sure they didn't cripple sensor development. Its crucial to them and will pay dividends many decades in the future.
Cameras, Phones, Drones, Cars, Medical etc etc.
I met him years ago in New York at photo plus expo.
I could type a lot about my families interaction with him and how much love and joy he shared with the groups of people he spent time with...
But I'm sad. He will be missed. He lived such a wonderful life though. I own 2 of his prints. His art will live on.... Look at his travels. He lived and lived and lived.
ByronP: The review as far as the canon is concerned the hands on review is suspect. They spent one day shooting with the canon. From their dialogue they did not use Canon's cases and the other af option settings. They published just 23 canon pictures to around 90 Nikon pictures because that had the Nikon camera quite a big longer (to learn its in and outs.)
Maybe Nikon's camera is different with less setup time/learning time required---a good thing if true,, but the canon takes some learning to use its af system correctly for different situations. They mad the same mistake with the 80d review.
back up those statements.
What specifically did they do wrong (nothing imo) when using Canons AF?
zeratulmrye: not bad optical quality but the weight and size... geez
mxx: Back in the day I shot many pictures like these using a Pentax MX without motordrive or autofocus. And it was really quite easy. Just sayin'.
iphone all the way!
Ktrphoto: Can someone tell me, what is the point of showing how poor the images are when you try to recover from 5 or more stops of underexposure? It is not something that is likely to influence anyone's decision on whether to buy this camera or not.
It might be relevant for a camera aimed at the general public, who, a decade or two ago, were saved from their exposure errors by the latitude of colour print film.
But this is a camera for professionals and skilled amateurs and they don't make a habit of messing up the exposure that badly. I am much more interested in the IQ when the exposure is correct.
I don't really buy the argument that you need to be able to pull detail out of areas that are 5 stops underexposed either. Two stops maybe.
And finally dpreview reports this because this is what customers want. I want it personally and believe it to be more important that additional megapixels (if done poorly).
In cinematography and the movie industry the arri Alexa is loved by dps because of its filmic dynamic range. Red is closed the gap recently as well.
Plus remember that if Canon doesn't capture as much highlight or shadow information... The pictures wont look as close as to what a human eye can see. Eyes capture tremendous dynamic range and subtlety.
Selective dodging and burning, using filters or plug-ins in photoshop or light room that selectively alter exposure, u point technology etc.
Basically anytime someone makes an adjustment to an image.
Don't asume it's a massive global 5 stop shift. I shoot Canon but Sony and Nikon (assuming Pentax now) are much better to work with. Closer to film. A more natural image to many people.
Canon will eventually catch up. Not the end of the world.
msheikh921: don't want to be gloomy, but I can't help but to be disappointed in the shots, nothing about the camera, but not a single panning shot?!
general sports looks cool shot "frozen" (like football or swimming), but motorsports ought to "feel fast".
About the camera itself, can't see how anybody couldn't use the mk1 to shoot the same set.
many of the shots were 1/2000 of a second. Of course objects will freeze. But I think thats the point of this test. If they captured motion blur people would complain.
Extremely good specs. Impressive frame rates.