finally a voice of sanity...
Fazal Majid: For the naysayers: you are not the target market. The people who buy this are those who want true Leica lens quality or brand image (not a rebadged Panasonic), but find the M rangefinder system too difficult to use. It will sell like pancakes, although arguably the X Vario is a better choice for that audience.
Sell like hotcakes , not pancakes is the correct term..
amoebaman: I found the making of video to be even more inspirational than the final cut!
They used a D4s. Read.
gsergei: This is clearly an April fool's day trick. Come on, boys, wake up. DPreview- bravo !
Shunda77: Wow, so many armchair experts commenting here, but so little intelligence....
If you do not like Nikon, you are free to move to another brand. I am perplexed with some of the comments here , it appears that people have voted Nikon to power, and Nikon is not fulfilling their promises. Nikon is just another seller of cameras, if you don't like their offerings, buy another brand.
sixtiesphotographer: My thoughts are that the earthquake/nuclear disaster, followed by the SE Asia tsunamis, really disrupted Nikon's DX plans.
Although I have no DX equipment, I believe Nikon will come out with a D400 and more DX lenses this year. If you don't see them by Photokina, then there won't be much, if anything, for high-end DX offerings.
Also, I'm sure Nikon thinks the D800 is the D700's successor. To me, it's not: I'd take the existing D700, make it take two SD cards and bump the sensor to 18-20MP, otherwise keep it as is.
Dear Shemale, I am trying to comprehend this sentence : "For most people today a camera should be light and an object not anyone sees right away, for others the camera is the object that makes people see them, and still many put an importance to this show off mania. " I believe that YOU do not need a mirror-less cam, you need a pair of Google glasses !
whyamihere: I'm sure I don't speak for the average American consumer, but having owned m4/3 cameras & lenses before trading it all in for a DSLR, I can say there's more to it than 'the camera looks the part'. With the exception of m4/3, few mirrorless systems have a lens catalog on par with most DSLR cameras. This is to be expected with the age of most mirrorless systems, but it does give one pause before investing. The main advantage I saw in mirrorless was compactness, but that gets thrown out the instant most zoom or telephoto lenses come into play, or in the case of some of the particularly large, bulky camera models that have been released lately. There's also the value proposition. For example, I see more value & versatility in a 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 lens for a full-frame or an APS-C DSLR than most available mirrorless equivalents. I also don't see value in most mirrorless cameras with similar asking prices of DSLR's that don't deliver at least the same image quality. There, a logical answer.
Use them manually with adapters and manually focus as fast.... I do not understand why the defenders of mirror-less suggest that we buy a $1500 mirror-less cam and use manual focusing on it...Do they practice what they preach ???
This contraption somehow reminds me of the metal detectors they use at airports....
Tap0: Pulse Pounding .. Sorry, didn't notice any deviation in my heartbeat or pulse while watching this video...
Only negative on the title that DP Review uses to attract eyeballs...
Pulse Pounding .. Sorry, didn't notice any deviation in my heartbeat or pulse while watching this video...
peevee1: No VR again. For tripod-only photographers.
not for shaky hands from drinking too much like you...
samfan: Well, this shows how much are the 2 traditional DSLR makers outgunned in this era.
I don't like Fuji cameras very much, but heck, they can do amazing stuff and I wish them good luck. Now, if they'd hire some designer who can help them make a user-friendlier, non-retro camera.
Outgunned ? Not quite. Fuji is only playing catch up to CanNikon. Sales do no reflect 'outgunned'.
Every six months I change the mount...
the samples seem to be a bit underwhelming....
video #2 :
rhlpetrus: If it is well built, solid, with top Q sensor (rumor is D4's), I'm interested. Price rumor was discredited by NR, so no one knows about it yet, unless DPR have just given it out (you actually know about it, dont you?).
How are your first impressions of the camera ? I know that you have been playing with it all day.
HawaiiVolcanoes: You know...when i think of the camera market today..with a few exceptions...i think of the old Pink Floyd Lyrics "36 channels of shi† on tv to choose from"
It is thirteen, not thirty six.
Is there a 50mm cheap autofocus 1.8 lens that I can use with this without any vignetting or having to use an ugly and expensive adapter ? Without affordable lenses at the time of launch, what is the point of this release ?
There is a significant fan following of Pentax in India, which is a very fast growing DSLR market. Request you to please officially launch the brand in India and release your products here as well.