The year ain't even over yet!
Scrozzy: Did anyone else flick through hoping to find the one of the dogs playing poker? I now realise the obvious reasons why this was never going to happen, but my anticipation was through the roof for a good 60 seconds to begin with.
I was hoping for the Napalm Girl.
semorg: The tripod collar doesn't seem sturdy enough. It might be fine for some wildlife stuff, but not reliable for some landscape work
"I bet they hadn't even thought of that."
You'd be surprised how may lenses have inadequate tripod collar.
Erick L: Instead of the QX100, why not make an RX100 with a phone in it?
The Nx is much larger and I don't think it has an actual phone in it. I'm aware of of the S4 zoom but that one has a small sensor.
Instead of the QX100, why not make an RX100 with a phone in it?
When you don't have content, change the container.
Zigadiboom: Ok guys lets not get carried away here. Yes its true Sony and co have been putting out some great stuff lately. Kudos to them.
But in relation to pricing just keep in mind that the D5200/D5300 coupled with a Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 comes to around the same price as the new Sony RX10. Yes the Nikon wont have the same zoom range but as far as image quality is concerned there would simply be no comparison when it comes to dynamic range, high iso and overall detail output.
It is not a groundbreaking upgrade but considering the D5200 hasn't been around that long I'd say its a modest but decent upgrade. One that'll probably cannibalise some sales of the better handling and more customisable D7100.
I had a D5100 and it was an ergonomics nightmare. Excellent sensor though. Nikon lost it when they killed the D70/80/90 line. I guess they ran out of numbers.
cgarrard: I don't know about the post below me but I think this is an overdue and excellent idea for mirrorless cameras- heck, for any type of camera. Nobody has made a real waterproof enthusiast camera to date.
I didn't see a button that could be programmed for AEL lock though. I'll read up on it before making a final initial opinion on it. Have to have an AEL lock button.
Either way, excellent idea Nikon, good for you to bring something like this to the market and actually put the first body out for the 1 system that garners any of my interest what so ever.
You can get an E-pm1 with lens and case for 500$.
Kevin Ha: can't wait to be able to play angry birds and check my email on my camera. Wait a sec, my phone already does all that and takes photos.
wait for the bargain bin sales if you just want one of these to say your camera can do all the stuff a $100 android phone can do. My guess is it'll settle closer to half their asking price, once you remove the $800 android premium. (android is a free OS btw)
Actually, I wish I could access the web and make calls with my m43 camera. I bought into m43 for travel and rarely need my phone for calls, but use the web for maps and other infos. One less thing to carry.
Tan68: This use is interesting.
I hope we don't end up with somebody strapping a GOPRO to a prey animal.
They've been doing that for a while:
Biological_Viewfinder: First of all, I called this technology a long time ago (repeatedly here actually). And I was rebuffed with how it won't happen or can't happen.
Well it's not going to stop here.
It doesn't take much imagination to realize where this is headed. Everyone has a video camera, 3D even. So why not just record what our own eyes are seeing. And beyond that, improve our vision and allow zoom-capable nano-lens layers to allow for zooming without adversely effecting appearance. With flagship glasses, the capabilities expand even more allowing users to change lenses just by changing their glasses. And far into the future, I see technology that causes people to amputate their own limbs because the ones we make are better. Technology will never stop.
It's already happening.
dpLarry: In USA years ago you used to lose a wallet and somebody will return it with the cash intact. I think those days are gone unless the people who picked up the wallet are senior citizens.
5 years ago, I lost my wallet during a bicycle tour. Found in my mailbox months later, cash still in it. But that was in Canada. ;-)
Yiotis: Sorry but this is a failed attempt to achieve Matrix-like bullet time effect.
And for Matrix they used film cameras.
I believe they used Canon A2.
Roland Karlsson: Can someone tell me whats so special with GoPro? What kind of properties does it possess that makes it possible to take photos that normal cameras cant take?
What's special are the variety of expensive plastic mounts and accessories that break easily and marketing.
tkbslc: I think if we are going to throw around equivalence, it should be to APS-C. I mean, that's what the vast majority of m4/3 users would be using if not 4/3. It's not like there are all these people who would be using $2000-7000 cameras, if not their $500-1000 m4/3 body. I wonder what percentage of m4/3 users have even shot "full frame" since the film era.
I guess I just don't know why it is brought up so much since it's probably not a familiar point of reference for most people in this segment.
tkbslc makes a good point. I've argued people who would "convert" everything aps-c into 135 terms when talking to beginners, except these beginners had never used 135 format so those equivalencies meant nothing to them.
skytripper: "...once you go below APS-C the next logical size is 1/2.3 inch.'"
Could not disagree more.
He also says:
"That was the reason I put an APS-C sensor in the PowerShot G1 X..."
so take it with a grain of salt.
I can trace my interest in photography to Nat Geo.
Happy anniversary and many thanks!
slncezgsi: I am confident that this backpack will be very well made, but I have in general not the best experience with small backpacks for heavy-ish gear - something like 10 - 15 kg - that have no waist belt, because all the weight hangs on shoulders. On top of that - the backpack is short for an average sized adult torso it pushes on your back just above the waist (the small of the back) - unpleasant after longer time.
just a thought ...
I find waist belt useless on small bags precisely because the belt is too high.
Next thing you know, all the Mars Rovers will have a party and post pictures on facebook.
I still have to scroll every time on the main photo page since choosing another photo refreshes the whole page, header and all.